Rosa Casado & Mike Brookes

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Radio Symposium – Grey Line [Twilight].
Performance. October 28th 2016.
Tabakalera, Plaza de las cigarreras, 1, Donostia-San Sebastián.
Dabadaba, Mundaitz Kalea, 8, Donostia-San Sebastián.
 
‘Grey Line’ tracks the twilight edge of the shifting shadow of night, as it slowly moves across the surface of this planet. The work attempts to follow the progress of one day’s sunset, and its passage, over a scattering of disparate and diverse locations across the earth, towards Donostia. As this thin line of twilight slowly and relentlessly travels around the world – from the Pacific, across Asia and the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa, to the Atlantic – Brookes and Casado will open a series of short audio connections to people stood out on the earth’s surface. By giving us temporary access to the microphones of their mobile phones, these individuals will allow us to eavesdrop onto whatever may or may not be audible around them, as daytime passes into night within their personal location and environment. Across the day and the LaPublika radio symposium, ‘Grey Line’ will periodically interrupt the broadcast schedule to connect live to these people – as they step out into their own landscape to watch the shadow’s edge reach them. These provisional audio connections will attempt to open moments of access out onto the relentless journey of this one day’s perpetual sunset, and onto one of our planet’s inevitable rotations.
 
Collaborators:
Maki Nishida – Nagoya, Japón
Han Lu – Shanghai, China
Cauvery of PARA-SITE Art Space – Hong Kong
Alison Simon – Singapur
Kaori Imai – Kathmandu, Nepal
Fatima Shamoon de EBCG – Ciudad de Kuwait, Kuwait
Fawaz – Hebron, Palestina
Ira Spagadorou – Atenas, Grecia
Olaia Miranda – Playa de la Zurriola, Donostia-San Sebastián
Ana Lara – Bamako, Malí

 
Rosa Casado & Mike Brookes are two multidisciplinary artists who, on the basis of action, generate a process of reflection, creation and critique with respect to the spaces that we move through, occupy and inhabit. They understand space to be the field of (human and non-human) relations, negotiations and practices of participation; and their intention is to propose works which make clear that what is happening is “us”, “here” and “now”. Rosa Casado’s background is mainly in scenic practice, but her interest in contexts has led her to explore environmental studies, systems and complexity, and physics. Mike Brookes, whose background is in the plastic arts, has been developing a research project that traverses several media, such as painting, drawing, performance and text, amongst others. Rosa and Mike have been collaborating since the year 2000 and together they have produced over a dozen projects. Their works approach conceptualism using a pragmatic gaze and they are interested in literalness and the obvious as a resource for practice.