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The first page of Species of Spaces by Georges Perec is an image, or a multitude of images, palpitating invisibly in between four black marks. It is an illustration of a poem by Lewis Carroll with a legend indicating that it is a map, a cartography. Like this map, the blank page and the cinema screen are also spaces containing an array of possibilities demarcated by the film frame or the margins of the paper. To Perec’s ‘species of spaces’ we have added a cinema as an extension of the museum space. A space that gains significance through a programme of films and works from the MACBA Collection presented by artists whose work is included in the exhibition.
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Programme

WEDNESDAYS 7 AND 21 OCTOBER, 18 NOVEMBER AND 2 DECEMBER 2015, 7 pm

WEDNESDAY 7 OCTOBER, 7 pm
- Presentation by Frederic Montornés and Cloe Masotta
- Presentation by Ignasi Aballí
- Screening:
Un homme qui dort, by Georges Perec, Bernard Queysanne, France, 1974, 77 min, 35 mm, VOSE

WEDNESDAY 21 OCTOBER, 7 pm
- Presentation by Jordi Colomer
- Screening:
Sous-sol de Paris (Paris Underground)¸ by Gordon Matta-Clark, 1977–2005, 25 mins 20 s (digital projection)
Haus u r Nacht, Rheydt, Oct. 1996, by Gregor Schneider, 1996, 25 min (digital projection)

WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER, 7 pm
- Presentation by Martí Ansón
- Screening:
Playtime, Jacques Tati, Francia, 1967, 125 min, 35 mm, VOSE

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER, 7 pm
- Presentation by Anna Puigjaner (MAIO)
- Screenings:
Flower fields, Martha Rosler, 1974, 3 min 40 s (digital projection)
Ciutat Meridiana, Maria Antonia Duque, Maite Redondo, Graziana Saccente, Bally Valdivieso and Alazne Vázquez, 2015, 22 min (proyección digital). Presentation of the projections by the directors.

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Exhibition

To reconstruct the disorder of a possible city. To use the model, not as an element in a project, but as the representation of something that already exists.
Jordi Colomer