In its third edition, Lorem Ipsum persists in delving into the cracks and folds of both the musical and the ludic, intentionally articulated from the geo- and biopolitics of bodies and gestures. Where do we speak from? Who speaks? Perhaps we are moving away from the kind strangeness with which we operated on previous occasions, to articulate it politically: listening to new female voices, embracing otherness, (con)fusing sensibilities, temporalities and geographies... From the perspective of what is (almost or very) danceable.
Displacement of languages, shrillness, hyper-fragmented loops, feminism, connections with Tehran and Dar es Salaam, and side entrances into pop music and the club.

Commissioned by Alicia Escobio and Anna Ramos.



Alicia Escobio
lorem ipsum 2019


FROM JULY 4 TO JULY 25, at 8.30 pm

THURSDAY 7 JULY: Céline Gillian
Hyper-fragmented and ramshackle pop in a feminist key, strung together again and again through tattered stories full of black humour that incite the dance (and transmit it).
Venue: Auditorium Meier
Admission: 5€. Advance booking required

Electronic music that stems from Tehran and draws from the most experimental and abstract sonic languages, as well as from hypermodern digital composition, always fleeing from exoticisation.
Venue: Capella MACBA
Admission: 5€. Advance booking required

A multitude of genres, atonal melodies and screeching textures coexist on this Swedish artist’s debut album, and lead us to the raucousness of the dance floor through the side door.
Venue: Capella MACBA
Admission: Free tanks to Uniqlo. Booking not required. Limited places.

THURSDAY 18 JULY: Tatiana Heuman
Manipulation of the limits of pop culture, exuberant soundscapes, broken and unpredictable dances that perform convulsive hyper-rhythms.
Venue: Convent dels Àngels exhibition space
Admission: 5€. Advance booking required

THURSDAY 25 JULY: Bamba Pana & Makaveli
Bamba Pana & Makaveli are two pioneers of the singeli sound, a musical style developed in Tanzania with reminiscences of gabber, happy hardcore and South African house.
Venue: Convent dels Àngels exhibition space
Admission: 5€. Advance booking required

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