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Book launch & performance: "Dublett" with Pedro Gómez-Egaña

The third book in Hordaland Art Centre's book series Dublett is launched 17 November at HKS with a performance by Pedro Gómez-Egaña, Associate Professor in Fine Art and MA coordinator at KHiB. The third Dublett focuses on his practice and contains his artist book Mitre Marrows.

Time: 17 November, 7 pm
Venue: Hordaland kunstsenter, Klosteret 17, Bergen

Dublett is a series of 'double publications' focusing on an artist's practice, an artistic collaboration or an artistic project. Each Dublett consists of a new artist's book and an anthology of commissioned texts published by Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen, Norway.

The third Dublett focuses on the practice of Pedro Gómez-Egaña (1976, Colombia). It contains his artist book Mitre Marrows as well as an anthology with texts by Bojana Bauer, Elie During, Jacob Wren, Knut Ove Arntzen and Octavio Zaya.  

For the book launch Gómez-Egaña will do a performance where he imagines being possessed by two automata that have fused together. Together they go over ideas of death, family and bicycles.

The first Dublett was published October 2013, focusing on the collaboration between Annette Kierulf & Caroline Kierulf. The second Dublett was published February 2014, focusing on the practice of Toril Johannessen.

See also this article at HKS

pedro-g-egana.jpgAbout Pedro Gómez-Egaña (1976)
Pedro Gómez-Egaña´s practice includes a particular focus on motion and temporality. In some of his projects this interest is manifest in intricate stagings where audiences can experience the transformation of sculptural bodies. At the same time, his research is motivated by the importance of time in cultural definitions of disaster, anxiety, and catastrophe whilst finding ways to actively resist the dynamics of shock found in media culture.

Lately he´s been interested in the mechanical as an agent in cultural definitions of time, as well as an instrument in the organisation and redefinition of labour. This, in combination with theatrical conditions where the machine is fetishised and defined in relation to the way it's functions are composed in interaction with each other, as well as other bodies and spaces. In short, he´s interested in seeing cultural phenomena as mechanic beings.

Pedro Gómez-Egaña have a long-term project based on interviews and conversations with art professionals on questions of time as found in artistic practices, including the way time is conceptualised as part of spectatorship (the gallery space, museum, etc).

He makes talks and lecture performances on the topics of his research

Pedro Gómez-Egaña is in constant dialogue and collaboration with a variety of artists such as Bojana Bauer, Milena Bonilla, Philipp Gehmacher, and Icaro Zorbar.

Published: 11/13/2014 by Kjetil Helland Updated: 3/19/2015 by admin