December 21st // Confirmed guests
Juny Siva, writer, or almost, and lover of rejection as an empowerment tool. Maybe he will talk about the beauty of no, maybe he will beat around the bush.
David G. Torres, curator and art historian, will talk about the most important rejection in the history of 20th century art, Duchamp’s urinal, which may or may not have to do with the caganer.
Rosalía Zanon, dancer, on the difficulty to fill pdfs dancing.
November 30th // Confirmed guests
Nuria Calzada has spent more than two decades working on the management of pleasures and risks associated with the consumption of illicit substances (Energy Control). She is a member of the National Network of Anti-prohibitionist Women (REMA in its Spanish acronym) and LEAP, an international police organisation looking to reform drug policy. She collaborates with Cáñamo magazine on a section featuring interviews on drug policy around the world. For this event, Nuria plans to say no to saying no.
Curro Claret is an industrial designer and teacher who will probably be talking about how businesses and institutions reject the kind of proposals that prioritise reuse over recycling, or that apply the philosophy of design to people and collectives on the edges of the dominant narrative.
October 19 session // Confirmed guests
Nuria Giménez Lorang, studied journalism, international relations and documentary filmmaking, about what bretzels are made of (documentary My Mexican Bretzel) and will develop her theory on the morphic fields of losers.
Juanpe González, current owner of the Bar La Cañada (Poble Sec) and musician, about the rejection of the music industry that has led him to open a bar.
September 14 session // Confirmed guests
Félix Denuit, philosopher and performer, on rejection vs. failure
Caterina Almirall, Antònia del Rio and Miquel García, presenting Los rechazados
Montse Guillen, on rejection in the kitchen of insects
Should an artist know how to make PDFs? What’s a sealed bid? What call should call jurors apply to? How many synopses should one write per project? How does one get over the nth rejection? Cheaper than psychoanalysis or a bottle of Jameson’s, Yo sé perder is a fest of rejected artistic proposals. Inspired by the library thought up by US writer Richard Brautigan – star of our flyer – for the keeping of discarded manuscripts, we’ve created this cycle where we will host a selection of guests, each presenting a piece of work that received in reply two joined letters bluntly spelling out the word ‘no’. They’re coming for us!
Esteban Fuene de Colombi was born in Buenos Aires in 1980. He has lived in Paris, Barcelona and Geneva and works in various places around th world. He’s a poet, stage director and performer.
Marc Caellas was born in Barcelona in 1974. He has lived in London, São Paulo, Miami, Caracas, Bogota and Buenos Aires. He’s a writer, stage director and curator for cultural projects that meld literature, theatre and contemporary art.
In 2011, in Bogotá, they jointly created Compañía La Soledad, which devises walkabout, site-specific and staged performances, such as El paseo de Robert Walser, Juego de cartas and Bolaño, vuelve a casa.
Between them, they’ve collected quite a few rejections.
Corinne Spitalier is a Mexican multidisciplinary artist living in Barcelona whose eclectic practice ranges from collage and drawing to song, dance and performance.
Miriam Reyes is a poet and videocreator who has published six volumes of poetry. Since 2001 she has been experimenting with audiovisual writing and multimedia recital and in 2011 she started Prensado en frío, an e-poetry project.
Conrado Parodi is an Argentinian settled in Catalonia: a poet of light and a discerning reader.
Félix Denuit, philosopher and performer.