Dedicatorias is a performance/installation inspired in Alejandro Cesarco's creation by the same name, a compilation of all the personal hand-written dedications appearing in the books of his personal library.
The work is structured in three acts as a micro-opera, and revolves around three main themes: the past (childhood), the present and the future. Two adult performers will alternate their role as protagonists, and will be accompanied by a piano and percussion duo plus an electronic device that will play a quadrophonic sound track.
For the childhood theme, an edited sound piece will feature the performer narrating some aspects of daily life during her upbringing, presented as an evocation. For the present, the personal dedications will be recited live by the performer, both those included in Cesarco's book and others selected by herself and Bauer-, with live music in the background. Towards the end, for the future, she will read a short text, a sort of manifesto, which will be a mere projection of an idea, like a small creed or longing.
A trip to the past, the account of personal dedications written by renowned or unknown authors, and the image of an ideal future, will trigger different sensations in the audience, as they start recognizing the mentioned characters and can somehow relate to the emotional aspect of the plot.
Performer May 28 and 29, Margarita Fernández
Performer May 30 and 3, Marilú Marini
Piano: Lucas Urdampilleta
Percussion: Bruno Lo Bianco
Idea, composition and direction: Martín Bauer
Author and co-director: Alejandro Cesarco
Sound design: Mauro Zanolli
Production: Mónica Paixao
Dates: May 28, 29, 30 and 31
Time: 8:30 pm (28, 29 and 30) 4 pm (May 31)
Venue: Prisma KH
Commissioned by BP.15 / Co-production Prisma KH, Fundación Proa and BP.15
Martín Bauer 1962, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He is musician and composer, founder and director of the program Colón Contemporáneo at the Teatro Colón since 2011, and of the Series of Contemporary Music Concerts at the Teatro General San Martín since 1997. Previously he directed the Teatro Colón Experimentation Center (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2002-2007) and the Experimentation and Creation Center at the Teatro Argentino de La Plata (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010-2013). He composes music for ballet, films, and theater, as well as chamber music and musical theater. Some of his works in this genre include Incursión. Tema: Fausto (Buenos Aires International Festival, Argentina, 1998; Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010; The Kitchen, New York, United States, 2000) and VO (Teatro Colón Experimentation Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2013-2014). In addition, he has staged Salvatore Sciarrino's Infinito Nero and Vanitas; John Cage's James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet; and Helmut Lachenmann's The Little Match Girl . As a teacher, he founded and directed the Center for Advanced Studies in Contemporary Music (1993-2013), and lectures abroad being frequently invited by the UDK (Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany). He was fellow of the DAAD Berlin Artists-in-Residence program (Berlin, Germany), and received the Excellence in Culture award from the Fondo Nacional de las Artes. In 2004, his work The Loser was acknowledged as the most important piece of the year by the Music Critic Association.
Alejandro Cesarco 1975, Montevideo, Uruguay.
He lives and works in New York, United States.
He is an artist, editor, and curator. His work is focused on the relationships between imagery, language, and meaning. He is influenced by literature and literary theory, and studies those fragile connections that make meaning. In 2000 he studied at M.A. Studio Art (New York University, New York, United States) and at the International Center of Photography (New York, United States). In 2007 he presented a project for the Mercosur Biennial (Porto Alegre, Brazil). Among his most recent solo exhibitions are Secondary Revision (Frac île-de-France/Le Plateau, Paris, France, 2013); A Portrait, a Story, and an Ending (Kunsthalle Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland, 2013); Alejandro Cesarco (mumok, Vienna, Austria, 2012); Words Applied to Wounds (Murray Guy, New York, United States, 2012); The Early Years (Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany, 2012); Uno sin el otro (Rufino Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, Mexico, 2011), and Present Memory (Tate Modern, London, England, 2010). His most recent collective exhibition include Under the Same Sun (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, United States, 2014); Nine Screens (Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States, 2010); Marguerite Duras’ India Song, from the exhibition Otras voces (Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2006), and Ellos, from the exhibition Sintonías (Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2006) in collaboration with Ana Katz. He participated in The Imminence of Poetics (São Paulo Art Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012) and he represented Uruguay with the exhibition Un lugar común, Uruguayan Pavilion (Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, 2011).