The evolution of sexual dissidence is part of a story that is difficult to classify, unify and interpret in an organised way. This difficulty is aggravated by the fact that it is a recent history, one much permeated by the Anglo-Saxon story, where the personal and the collective are mixed through documents, objects and experiences that are dispersed and silenced. On many occasions, these materials are literally in boxes, waiting to be retrieved and organised by a gesture that, while not exactly corresponding to a coming out of the closet, could be read as something similar in the museum context.
This precarious archive proposes an exercise that aims to create a space for the political memory and history through certain events and materials connecting different themes and formats: health and depathologisation, manifestos, graphic and visual production, sexile and the cartography of a distorted geopolitics.
To expose these ill-fitting memories is to seek to build bridges with other similar experiences, such as the Queer Archive? developed in Madrid, or as a series of compilations that various people and independent entities spontaneously perform using their own life experience.
It is an open and unfinished exercise that, based on materials from various public and private documentation centres in Barcelona, and a series of parallel activities, investigates dislocated practices, discourses and sexualities, and some of the possible forms of sexual dissidence.
Coordinated by Lucía Egaña in collaboration with the students of the MACBA Independent Studies Programme (Julieta Obiols, Vatiu Nicolás Koralsky, Benzo, Diego Posada, Héctor Acuña, Juan David Galindo, Lina Sánchez, Lior Zisman Zalis, Javiera Pizarro, Itxaso Corral, Isamit Morales, Alexander Arilla) and Camila González S.