15 April 2023
Violencia Fantasia with Deseo Real and Carla Arcos

Violencia Fantasía is an investigation that explores the relationship between desire and the subtle ways in which violence is accommodated in the world we live in. By subtle, we mean those forms of violence that arise from representations, embellished to the point of fantasy, in a society obsessed with producing unimprovable images of itself.

An LGBTQIA+ flag flies flamboyantly on top of the Volksbank building; a crowd of flamingos rest by an urban pond, having apparently found a natural habitat, but the reason they do not fly is because their wings are clipped. We make these images converge with others. Violence is no less violent when it hides under a sweet and colonial disturbance, served in a porcelain cup, filled with heart-shaped foam. In this training by Deseo Real (Pablo Marte, Lorenzo Llamas) and Carla Arcos, we move through the city and sites of fantasy that obfuscate violence, deploying “butterflyness” as a form of protection. Butterflyness is based on orientation and disorientation, on losing to find. It is a continuous game of detours and conversations that value experience and relationships and the precious time that they take.

Lunch, cooked by Massa Madre´s Orchard, is included

Saturday 15 April 2023 11:00–19:00 hrs

Notes Open to the public. Registration required via