Sayonara Paranoias is a show in which music, video and poetry intermingle to produce a “theatrical palindrome” where media and emitters overlap, disrupting the usual order of factors.
With a wink to ancient Kabuki Theatre (歌舞 伎), this multimedia piece moves between the informal and the solemn, the visible and the ethereal, the “prerecorded” and the “live”. A random drift of signs that recreate and parody our habitual ways of perceiving things.
This narrative loses its plot, tangles its web, makes us blush and frightens us.
Who’s watching who? Chance has a raison d’être.
Who’s chasing who? The media chase each other.
Julián Pedraza is a Colombian visual artist and videocreator established in Barcelona.
After almost a decade dedicated to painting and performance events, he has created a series of experimental videos that have been included in a range of international festivals. His short film No nací en el cuerpo equivocado, tenía una idea equivocada de mi cuerpo was screened at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam in 2020.
Pedraza’s work draws inspiration from current political and social themes, the artistic potential of cultural expressions relating to underdevelopment, and their intrinsic aesthetic value, applying irony in the retrieval of the visual and conceptual standards by which such things are measured.
This is the seventh edition of INFLUX festival [ video on stage ] that, once again, collaborates with Antic Teatre to promote artists who use video and digital media as an integral aspect of artistic expression in their stage proposals. The festival includes works by visual artists, musicians, poets, dancers, performers or theatrical creators who work in the in-between and hybrid spaces. INFLUX aims to provide visibility for local creators from Barcelona and Catalonia and wants to help display the diversity that exists in contemporary creation.