Art Claustrofobic


Art Claustrofobic is a show by K.R.A. ( Kol.lectiu de Recerques Artistiques ) Badalona.


Art Clautrofobic. Photo © Antonio Nodar

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In how many customary actions are we bringing without thinking our own natural tribute to civilization? We seat on culture, we breakfast culture, we wear culture, we sleep culture and we culturally make love and our physical functions. 

A human group, characterized individually by its different abilities in the field of plastic art, literature and technology with artistic purposes, locks itself during a lapse of time stated beforehand, with the exclusive intention of creating.

The really important things happened in the catacombs, in the swears, in the most little interstices of history.

 If we consider the things in this way, we have the inevitable sensation of being inside. Of being always inside, without any chance of escaping.

Each minute seems to be the same as the following just because of nonchalance. History is only nonchalance , a pensioners club. The really important things happened in the catacombs, in the swears, in the most little interstices of history. 

But we are there and we have to do something, even if no one of us is obliged to do so. It is necessary to invent a way out, a sort of escape indoor, a cancellation of the confinement.The stages of this vital and creative process are recorded by one or several video cameras, which send their signal to the outside, thanks to a closed television circuit, which converts the isolation into a public show. Those taking part in each new action can vary n number and identity. We apply the same criteria for the equipment and the duration of each experience.

The really important things happened in the catacombs, in the swears, in the most little interstices of history. A human group, characterized individually by its different abilities in the field of plastic art, literature and technology with artistic purposes, locks itself during a lapse of time stated beforehand, with the exclusive intention of creating. We have not any preconceived scheme, any scenario to develop.

But we are there and we have to do something, even if no one of us is obliged to do so. It is necessary to invent a way out, a sort of escape indoor, a cancellation of the confinement.The stages of this vital and creative process are recorded by one or several video cameras, which send their signal to the outside, thanks to a closed television circuit, which converts the isolation into a public show. Those taking part in each new action can vary n number and identity. We apply the same criteria for the equipment and the duration of each experience.

The events, which take place inside, are not a mere juxtaposition of works of artistic productions. It is netting, the result of the interrelation of several fields and forms of expression, which can be resolved harmoniously of entropic ally and be converted into a productive ecstasies or a mass of insufficiencies. In any case, the corrections will always remain, with the repetitions, the coming-backs, the intuitions, the debates and the dialectics.

In a room, contiguous, near or simply related to the confined place, an exhibition, organized in radically different conditions, develops in another way the central theme or starting point of art claustrophobic.

We do no know very well what pushed us into doing it the first time.

Suddenly, we immersed ourselves in an adventure restricted by the four walls of a micro universe.

Then came the fever, an excitement, a strange inclination for closed spaces, something like a presentiment of the unexplored world which extends from its narrow boundaries to a centre situated in the infinite, as a travel through the inside of ourselves.

Text By Jose Maria Muñoz Rovira