The aim of the course was to rethink the construction of the stories that allow us to write history from another place, by positioning ourselves in the new imaginaries that, in the 1990s, expanded the way we think about the different bodies: fragmented, social, political, technological, silenced or constructed. Based on these categories, and acting not only as witnesses but also as participants of that era, Marcel·lí Antúnez, Xabier Arakistain, Eva González-Sancho, Rogelio López Cuenca and María Ruido deliberated freely about the questions they deemed most relevant in the course.
The result is a free-format publication, printed in risography. The textual and graphic materials have not been edited or undergone any corrections. The sequence in the final maquette of the book was decided during two sessions between the authors; Imma Prieto, director of the course; the Museum team; and Do the Print, responsible for the final design. The publication is also available in PDF format and can be downloaded freely from MACBA’s website.
Gold does not take on any dirt. And gold, just are diamonds, is an exalted material. It possesses such a degree of abstraction that it encounters you –if you use it artistically– on an already exalted level.