Elgatoconmoscas aims to deconstruct the stereotyped symbols of the system of thoughts. Each fly proposes situations where, through a language of action which generates and cause dialogue, we will intervene on the streets, with honesty, inviting the audience to participate in our proposals, invading temporary the atmosphere Provocative situations which, without trying to convince, will inspire debate and reflection with the aim of creating new consciences. We will transform the time and space at whim and without permission, giving birth to situations that move us away from the predictable product they try us to be, from dogmas, molds, from habits and stupid rules imposed in our society, proposing the acceptance of a contingent life, which flows and is renewing every day, which dies so that another can born at the same time.
Licenciados en Bellas Artes.
Exposiciones Individuales/Solo Exhibitions
Catalizar, Galería José Robles, Madrid.
Exposiciones Colectivas/Group Exhibitions
Acción!10MAD, Festival de Arte de Acción, Matadero Madrid, Madrid.
III Festival Internacional de Videoarte Proyector 2010, Galería 6 + 1, Madrid.
LOOP 10, Video Art, Barcelona.
Blog, La condición atmosférica, Sala de Exposiciones del Centro de Arte Joven, Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid.
Blog, en caja, Sala de Exposiciones del Centro de Arte Joven, Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid.
Botellón de leche, performance, Plaza del 2 de Mayo, Madrid.
Botellón de leche, performance, Plaza del Ocho, Granada.
Tú me pegas, yo te pago, Plaza Taksim, İstanbul.
Conflict, Calle Fuencarral, Madrid.
Un euro, un céntimo, El Rastro, Madrid.
Identity, Oxford Street, London.
Espacio Ap Arte, Calle Jorge Juan, Madrid.
Intereconomía, intervención, fachada del edificio de Intereconomía, Madrid.
Javier, intervención, distintas localizaciones, Madrid.
Exposición para nadie, casa abandonada, Pozuelo de Alarcón.
Cabezas, intervención, Plaza de Colón, Madrid.
Becas y Premios/Awards and Grants
Premio Conflict, Concurso de Artes Visuales de la Universidad Europea de Madrid. 1er premio/1st Award.
Premio Martini, Concurso de Artes Visuales de la Universidad Europea de Madrid. 3er premio/3st Award.
1. What made you choose art as a profession?
Artistic practices allow infinity of possibilities. With them we have the capability of express ourselves freely, bringing forward points of view which transmit creatively, what we need to calve on each moment, each place and each circumstance.
2. How would you define your work?
Our work is honest and vindicating. It is characterized by trying to move away as much as possible from the stereotyped attitudes.
3. What subjects are you interested in?
We need diversity in terms of thematic, to question without limits the postmodern and plural context which characterizes our days and reality. All our work adapts themselves freely to the needs of each specific case. Among our most recent interests we find matters as prostitution, the social roles, the layers of the consumerist society, identity, genre, the advertising resources and speeches…
4. What resources -formal or otherwhise- do you use in your work?
We use performance, video, photography…At this point is hard to separate disciplines, ones are feed by others and increasingly the limits between one and another are more and more diffuse. We choose among multiple resources and we use the most suitable tools to develop what we want for each project.
5. What relationship does your work have with reality? What are your raw materials?
Our working material is the action, the situation. We propose disorders and we try to changing the context and the act which brings expressive situations to generate a dialogue and a reaction in the recipient. Most of our performances take place on the streets questioning the limits between reality and fiction. Our work has a close relation with the real world because it attempts to run into it, questioning it.
6. What, according to you, is the point of art?
It depends on the kind of art we are talking about. Most of the contemporary art is used for laundering money, generate wealth to make the artist’s ego grow. The art in which we believe should serve for creating awareness, sensitize, offer experiences, cause controversy, vindicate…
7. What do you hope the public will receive your work? What audience are you aiming at?
We address to any kind of audience exposing ourselves to any sort of reaction. It would see seem boring to be always accepted and suit, with our actions we need to trigger whoever pass through, and we want them to offer their most honest point of view. We learn from the audience, from their critics and reactions.
8. What qualifications have you got? What do you value most from your time in education?
We are a pretty big collective. The majority of us have a Fine Arts studies, but others came from architecture, engineering or even from food and beverages. We must appreciate our education because we learn how to look at things, but the streets have thought us the infinity of nuances of which reality we are trying to look at is composed.
9. How would you define your current professional situation? And in the future?
We are young people who is not only dealing with the economic situation of the moment, but also we are trying to be “performers”, so we all do things that allow us to have spare time to meet, organize ourselves and keep on doing what we do, without waiting for anyone to give us an invitation or asking permission.
10. Many artists say it’s difficult to make a living from their work; how do economic considerations affect you when it comes to work? Do you think this has a bearing on your work?
We do not want to live out of what we do. Some of us will be teachers, some are working as managers or RENFE, some are working as designers, illustrators…so far we have been able to get the budgets with our personal resources, but still we did not needed big amounts of money to do what we do.
11. What do you look for or expect from your relationship with curators and promoters? What advantages and difficulties have you found with these relationships?
We are looking for symbiotic relationships, win-win relationships, in which the curator´s works and ours find the dialogue they need to become something bigger. We try them to be all advantages, when you have a good relationship everything is much easier for everyone.
12. What do you think sets the arts scene in Madrid apart from elsewhere? What would you say are its pluses and minuses?
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