“RUIN LUST” in cooperation with FFT Düsseldorf

In cooperation with FFT Düsseldorf, we will present “RUIN LUST“, an online trilogy on brutalism, hauntology and nostalgia.  

Sun, 14.3.  at 20h:  The Brutal Concert
Sun, 21.3. at 20h: Man-made landscapes and crashes
Sun, 28.3. at 20h: The ghosting images

Each session is linked, but also independent from each other.

The sessions are held through Zoom platform.

Length: aprox. 90 min. without breaks.

Language: English.


“Matterialism”, a hauntological video (eastern study)

Short movie shot at the Stadion Širůch, in Staré Město u Uherského Hradiště (Czech Republic), during our eastern research on Brutalism.

It is a study on the relation between body and space, movement and matter. It imagines hauntology moves or a possible disintegration of agency in front of structure.

Idea: Montserrat Gardó Castillo and Petr Hastik
Camera: Petr Hastik
Performance and editing: Montserrat Gardó Castillo

The prototype sessions coming to your overloaded screens

The prototype sessions are part of a current research on how to create online and participative performance experiences triggering processes of memory and perception.

Within small groups of participants (from 6 to 10), the goal of these sessions is to propose and interact with some material in order to create collective experienced events.

The basic technology used is  Zoom software, but the formats are very open and it is part of the research itself. Most of the propositions require an active participation and examine a series of topics as well as the support (or technique) used for it.

We’ve developed 6 different sessions using specific formats and propositions for each session.

The session’s calls are communicated through a mailing list.

These sessions are supported by the Sonderfonds der Kunststiftung NRW „BEGRENZT – ENTGRENZT ZEIT FÜR EINE ZEITENWENDE?“ and the Künstlerstipendium im Rahmen der NRW-Corona-Hilfen.

We’ll be taking part at the Lightningtalks in the online symposium: ON/LIVE, in FFT Düsseldorf

We’ll take part at the FFT’s online symposium with a new work: the short video Borrowed Nostalgia. Montserrat Gardó Castillo, Petr Hastik and Nicolás Kretz have been working on the topic of hauntology and the “slow disappearance of future”. 

These last weeks we’ve seen, with a certain shock, that the idea of future could “disappear” even more. At least for some of us. This video is a sort of insight into our late experience. Mostly emotional and mostly unproductive. 

Idea: Montserrat Gardó Castillo, Petr Hastik and Nicolás Kretz.

Video and text: Montserrat Gardó Castillo.