Art history has always neglected matter, which constantly reappears as a problem to be solved, to be controlled. Matter was something passive, dead, raw, that the artist of modernity came to tame. But what would happen if we let it do its own thing? I will propose a way —always interrupted by bodies and materials— to think aesthetic experience as an intersubjective encounter that transcends the scopic to engage magic and affect.
This event is presented as part of Song for Many Movements, an ephemeral experiment in which the ground floor of MACBA becomes a stage for encounters, conversations and shared listening. Curated by María Berríos and Sabel Gavaldon.