Los Torreznos


Radio Symposium – Reality.
Performance. October 28th 2016.
Dabadaba, Mundaitz Kalea, 8, Donostia-San Sebastián.
We propose to explore the relation between art and everyday life in a direct or indirect way. There is no other solution. Covering such a wide concept will enable us to tackle a whole series of social and personal clichés that weave a critical vision of what there is.
We set out from the concrete situation that we find ourselves in here and now: two individuals observed by spectators in a hall. From that position we go through different forms of experiencing what is happening to us. Nine years ago we produced a piece on “Culture” and we now consider that the time has come to develop a piece on “Reality”.

Los Torreznos (Rashers of Bacon) are a tool of communication on the social, the political and the most deep-rooted customs. They work from the most direct reality, including the familial, translating issues that form part of the most absolute daily routine into contemporary language.
The meaning of their work is oriented towards searching and expressive experimentation by means of simple forms such as gesture, language and presence. Forms that are in principle accessible to anyone and not only to specialists in the languages of contemporary art. They employ humour and deal with content that reflects routine occurrences, what anyone could experience. Their work is developed in diverse formats, which can be both face-to-face (performance or action art) and multimedia (video, sound pieces); they also hold training workshops and give talks.
Although Los Torreznos were formed as such in the year 2000, Rafael Lamata and Jaime Vallaure had already realized numerous collaborative works prior to that date. They were founders and active members of the experimental creation group Circo Interior Bruto (CIB) (Gross Domestic Circus) 1999/05 and Zona de Acción Temporal (ZAT) (Temporary Action Zone) 1997/98.
More pictures of Los Torreznos at Radio Symposium LaPublika here.