As a passionate fan of dystopic-futurist comics and Isaac Asimov’s apocalyptic tales, I have been fascinated by the end of the world since I was a little girl. “If I ever die, I’d like it to be the end of the world, everyone at the same time, watching the show, unconcerned with what comes after, as nothing will come after… If I die in the apocalypse, I’ll be very important!” I’d say in the kitchen as I chopped runner beans with my mother.
Does being the generation of the end of the world guarantee a historic transcendence we’re not prepared to give up?
Júlia Barbany Arimany is an actress and a graduate in Dramatic Art from the Institut del Teatre. Her studies include LAPS (Live Art and Performance Studies) at the Helsinki Theatre Academy, where she presented some of her first solo work
She is a member of Colectivo Las Huecas with whom she presented Proyecto 92 and is currently working on a new piece, Aquellas que no deben morir.
Her work is ironic and seeks out the limits of performativity that she calls “soft”, using performed conferences as a way to distort both theatre and regulated academic rhetoric.