On affection

Cally Spooner and Bruce Nauman

Barcelona
Jan 28 - Mar 10, 2017
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NoguerasBlanchard is pleased to announce On Affection, a new group exhibition extended in time in the gallery’s space in L´Hospitalet focusing on performative practices that emphasize bodily experience and its ability to affect and be affected. Over the period of one season, participating artists are: Jacopo Miliani, Cally Spooner, Benoît Maire, Bruce Nauman, Fermín Jimenez Landa and Christodoulos Panayiotou. What we call performance these days is not the same as it was in its beginning. The practice has gone through many changes across the years while the supremacy of the object has been questioned. What hasn´t changed through the past years is the affective potential of performatic practices upon audiences. Affection is the process whereby affect – in the Deleuzian sense – is transmitted between bodies and there is no secure distinction between the ‘individual’ and the ‘environment’. In short, Affect cannot be fully realised in language but only through the body grammar.

For the second iteration of On Affection, two works by two artists are presented. The first Cally Spooner’s DRAG DRAG SOLO, 2016; a mute single channel film, projected on a double-sided, room dividing screen, with day light and day light bulbs. DRAG DRAG SOLO carries no sound of its own, but rather absorbs, and is affected, by other sounds in its proximity and, for the present show, DRAG DRAG SOLO is paired with an existing work by another artist, taking on the sound of Bruce Nauman’s, video work, Violent Incident, where two actors fight at the dinner table in a cycle of slapstick aggression. The video’s hysterical content is at odds with the mechanical repetition of the image. Movements are pre-programmed, from upper cuts to pinching, as the emotional turns into readymade techniques for fighting. The two works will be accompanied by a sound-producing ready made, sourced by Spooner from the outside or inside the gallery, in an un-synched constellation that explores the technical act of being affected, whilst considering the terrain of performance to camera, and its historical precedents.

Cally Spooner was born in Ascot, UK, in 1983 and lives and works in London. Bruce Nauman was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (US), in 1941 and lives and works in Galisteo, New Mexico.

With special thanks to Zero, Milan, gb agency, Paris, and Biennale de l’image en movement, Geneva.

DRAG DRAG SOLO (2016) was produced by the Biennale de l’image en movement, Geneva, 2016

We are also grateful to Cal Cego, colección de arte contemporáneo, Barcelona for the loan of Violent Incident (1986), by Bruce Nauman.

Image credit: DRAG DRAG SOLO, 2016, (video still), single channel projection without sound, daylight, daylight bulbs, double-sided room-dividing screen, blinds. Copyright the artist. Courtesy ZERO, Milan, and gb agency, Paris.

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Installation

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Selected Works

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Fermín Jiménez Landa
Bamboleo de Chandler

2017

C-Print (5 frames)

51 x 51 cm (20 332 x 20 332 inches)

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Fermín Jiménez Landa
Untitled

2017

Pencil on canvas

15 x 20 cm (5 2932 x 7 78 inches)

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Fermín Jiménez Landa
Untitled

2017

Pencil on canvas

15 x 20 cm (5 2932 x 7 78 inches)

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Fermín Jiménez Landa
Study for Bamboleo de Chandler

2017

Collage on paper

41.5 x 31 cm (16 1132 x 12 316 inches)

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Mercedes Azpilicueta
Visuales mnemonicas lll

2017

Linen, cotton yarn and organza silk

300 x 130 cm (118 18 x 51 316 inches)

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Mercedes Azpilicueta
Visuales mnemonicas lV

2017

Linen, cotton yarn and organza silk

300 x 130 cm (118 18 x 51 316 inches)

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Mercedes Azpilicueta
Untitled / visuales mnemonicas (m1l)

2016

Photopolymer engraving on Hahnemühle paper

24 x 30 cm (9 716 x 11 1316 inches)

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Mercedes Azpilicueta
Untitled / visuales mnemonicas (m2l)

2016

Photopolymer engraving on Hahnemühle paper

24 x 30 cm (9 716 x 11 1316 inches)

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Mercedes Azpilicueta
Untitled / visuales mnemonicas (m3l)

2016

Photopolymer engraving on Hahnemühle paper

24 x 30 cm (9 716 x 11 1316 inches)

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Mercedes Azpilicueta
Untitled / visuales mnemonicas (m4l)

2016

Photopolymer engraving on Hahnemühle paper

24 x 30 cm (9 716 x 11 1316 inches)

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Mercedes Azpilicueta
Untitled / visuales mnemonicas (m5l)

2016

Photopolymer engraving on Hahnemühle paper

24 x 30 cm (9 716 x 11 1316 inches)

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Mercedes Azpilicueta
Untitled / visuales mnemonicas (m6l)

2016

Photopolymer engraving on Hahnemühle paper

24 x 30 cm (9 716 x 11 1316 inches)

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Benoît Maire
Peinture de nuages

2017

Oil and spray paint on canvas

152 x 102 cm (59 2732 x 40 532 inches)

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Benoît Maire
Peinture de nuages

2017

Oil and spray paint on canvas

152 x 102 cm (59 2732 x 40 532 inches)

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Benoît Maire
Castling Pieces, Piece 1 to 14

2017

Wooden platform, objects, DVD with instructions

496 x 250 cm (195 932 x 98 716 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Language is a dancer

2016

Screen, laquered wood

180 x 240 cm (70 78 x 94 12 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Voguing

2012

Print on silk

120 x 90 cm (47 14 x 35 716 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Fumar abajo

UV print on aluminium

20 x 30 cm (7 78 x 11 1316 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Fumar arriba

2016

UV print on aluminium

20 x 30 cm (7 78 x 11 1316 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Fumar arriba

2016

UV print on aluminium

20 x 30 cm (7 78 x 11 1316 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Parti

2016

Mirror, wood, cigarettes

22 x 32 cm (8 2132 x 12 1932 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Chat

2016

Mirror, wood, cigarettes

22 x 32 cm (8 2132 x 12 1932 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Últim cigarret

2016

Mirror, wood, cigarettes

20 x 30 cm (7 78 x 11 1316 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Thinking POW!

2016

Polished brass

65 x 80 cm (25 1932 x 31 12 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Thinking KA-BOOM!

2016

Polished brass

65 x 80 cm (25 1932 x 31 12 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Thinking WHAM!

2016

Polished brass

65 x 80 cm (25 1932 x 31 12 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Le voyeur

2016

Resin hands, book

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Jacopo Miliani
Tentazioni

2016

Fabric

150 x 700 cm (59 116 x 275 1932 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Fags

2016

Photograph

60 x 90 cm (23 58 x 35 716 inches)