We have created this sensory laboratory to expand imaginations and practices in a playful and political way. Starting from our plurality of bodies and sensorialities, we will conduct a workshop wherein we investigate our sexuality and body image.  We will generate a space of trust, safety and play, taking into account the timing and processes of everyone. We will resignify our bodily differences and peculiarities, seeing them as a plus and not a minus for our sexuality, generating different strategies to create imaginaries in which we see ourselves and are seen as desirable and desiring bodies.

Using dynamics that pervade the body, we will experiment with a multiplicity of practices in accordance with our mobility, sensoriality and desires, expanding practices and imaginaries. We will experience what sensory practices our bodies invite us to, generating new desires and sex-affective imaginaries.

PATRICIA CARMONA holds a degree in social education from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Since 2011 she has been president of the association ASPAYM Catalunya, an association of reference for spinal cord injuries and other physical diversities. She is the founder of the Liant la Troca dance and theatre collective. Since 2010 she has performed more than fifty times on different stages including the Mercat de les Flors, as part of the L’Art Impossible festival, and the CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona), as part of the Dance Days festival, as well as in different public spaces, always from a perspective of fighting for diversity. An activist in feminist alliances of individuals with functional diversity, she has actively participated on different projects like the short film Nexos and the film Living and Other Fictions where the sexuality of bodies that do not fit the parameters of bodily normality is made visible.

ELENA-URKO holds a degree in fine arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and is one of the founders of the Post-Op collective. Her work is involved in the resexualization of the public space by addressing sexuality and gender from the notion of body and performance. She has collaborated on different artistic and educational projects like the MACBA Independent Studies Programme (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona) and ASPAYM Catalunya (association of people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities). She has undertaken interventions in centres like Barcelona’s Palau de la Virreina and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid). She was a special guest at the Buenos Aires Performance Biennale, conducting a workshop/seminar on body practices and dissident bodies. Post-Op’s work is currently focused on issues of sexuality and functional diversity. Of note in this sphere are the collaboration undertaken on the documentary Yes, we fuck! and the Pornortopedia sexual prosthesis and orthosis design project.

Co-organized by:

L'Internationale. Our Many Europes. Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

Our Many Europes is a programme by the European museum confederation "L'Internationale" and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The members of L'Internationale (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Moderna Galerija (MG+msum), Ljubljana, Van Abbemuseum, The Netherlands, MACBA, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie, SALT Research and programs Istanbul and Ankara, and Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid) and its partners National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin and Valand Academy (Gothenburg University) are presenting more than 40 public activities (conferences, exhibitions,workshops) from now and until May 2022.

Laboratorio sensorial para corporalidades disidentes

Registration: Please send a letter of motivation (maximum 6 lines) to docenciapei [at] macba [dot] cat before 6th February.

If you have any question, feel free to contact us on 93 481 33 68 or by email at macba [at] macba [dot] cat.