[Fundació Joan Miró]


Singular Electrics

On Thursday, 5th November, the Joan Miro Foundation will be presenting the new cycle in the Espai 13 for the 1998-99 season, the curators of which are Tere Badia, Jorge Luis Marzo and Rosa Sanchez. Singular Electrics, a play on the name "General Electrics", is a cycle concerned with some of the new international art forms that have grown out of the latest communications and imaging technologies.

In the artistic field, technological progress involves a constant need to evaluate and reflect on some of the creative practices that have traditionally been followed. The aim of the Joan Miro Foundation with Singular Electronics is to show the public various projects that offer a rereading of the political, social and even psychological patterns of our society.

Technology, however, is not the only leitmotif of this cycle - for that would be to fall once again into a disciplinary interpretation of artistic creation and misrepresent the nature of the pieces on show. The artists exhibiting do not use the new media as a subject but as a mechanism for expressing more clearly what they want to say. In some cases, their explorations concern the technology itself, and they use the very same materials to criticise it from inside. The curators of the cycle, on the other hand, start from the premise that technology in the world of artistic creation is not something that should surprise us, but is part of our environment and part of ourselves.

The opening of the cycle will also be the venue for the presentation of the book Singular
Electrics. Sabre tecnologies particulars by Tere Badia, Jorge Luis Marzo, Rosa Sanchez and
Galeria Virtual (Narcis and Roc Parés), which, as explained in its introduction, is a kind of
instruction manual for the various technologies.

Lightpools. El ball del fanalet
Galeria Virtual & Perry Hoberman

November 5 - 15, 1998

Computacion espontanea
Xavier Hurtado
December 18 February 21, 1999

Molecular Informatics
Morphogenic substance via eye tracking
Seiko Mikami
March 12 - May 9, 1999

David Hoffos
May 20 - July 18, 1999

[Fundació Joan Miró]