Machines for Living – Flamenco and Architecture in the Occupation and Vacating of Spaces
23 February – 20 April 2018
Co-production between La Virreina Centre de la Imatge and Centro Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadanía de Madrid
Curated by Pedro G. Romero, María García Ruiz and Valentín Roma
Jumping off from Lorca’s application of Le Corbusier’s concept of ‘a machine for living’ to the homes of the Flamenco players he was staying with, this exhibition took interest in the difference between ‘living’ and ‘living in’, presenting dances, pieces of music, actions, set designs, paintings, films, photos and documents, to attempt to piece together ‘a political mode of dwelling in the world’.
Siza’s sketchbooks illustrate the concern for humanity in his design, lonely figures occupy those rare pages without any buildings. Rodrigo Lino Gaspar wrote for Drawing Matter about the curious almost-poem also found within this series of pages. Playing with the overlap between poems within architecture and architectural notes within poetic oevres this exhibition re-examined the forces that shape how we live.
Read the exhibition programme here.