On Friday, September 23rd, the public was welcome at 1646 to join the Spanish patio and get a taste of what’s behind Carmen’s exhibition and work. During the Background Evening, we looked at the artist’s practice from a slightly different angle, and experienced it differently.
A digitalised world makes us all actors of our appearances, while we blend with our technologies. Through two new video installations in her exhibition ‘Tan lines from a Spiritual Retweet’ at 1646, Carmen Roca Igual explores the meaning of getting to know oneself by trying on different masks and personas, having the possibility to continuously reinvent and explore the self.
With a bowl of traditional Spanish ‘Ajo Blanco’ grape soup in our hands, we watched the recreation of Carmen’s film ‘Apatía y Devoción’, by means of a TikTok video compilation. Carmen also went into conversation with Sergi Rusca, to talk about her works’ ins and outs.
To join in on the self-exploration fun, the public could make their own TikTok video, recreating one of the scenes from Carmen’s film with a special sound-filter. Become the actor of your own appearance and try on a different persona, and start exploring as well! Click this link for instructions.
The Background Evening took place during Hoogtij #70.