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Maria Jerez

El Caso del Espectador

Theater / Performance - Madrid

Festival Complicitats 2007

︎L’Antic Teatre, Barcelona

23/01 | 21:00

In El Caso del Espectador (The Spectactor's Case), Maria Jerez explore the relationship with the spectator as the space in which the modes of representation are put into crisis. On stage, she creates a live film where she plays both the actress and spectator's role. She multiplies herself in various characters in a performance that blurs the borders between fiction and reality, theatre and cinema. What is real? What is fiction? And most importantly, who is watching who?

Concept and Performance: Maria Jerez
Technical assistance: Gonzalo Montón
Costume: Hanna Sjödin
Co-produced by Mugatxoan 2004 and Fundação Serralves
With the collaboration of In-Presentable 2004 and Aula de Danza Estrella Casero of the University of Alcala de Henares.

Thanks to Juan Dominguez, Edurne Rubio, Larraitz Torres, Cristina Blanco, Cuqui Jerez, Jaime Conde-Salazar, Maria José Manzaneque,  Beatriz Quintana, Miguel Jerez and specially to Blanca Calvo and Ion Munduate who supported and followed the entire creative process.

Maria Jerez (Madrid, 1978) is an artist and a performer. Her works move between cinema, theatre, dance, architecture and visual arts. Since 2001 she has collaborated with different artists in multiple ways. She has worked with artists such as Juan Domínguez, Jerôme Bel, Forced Entertainment and Phil Hayes and started presenting her own performance pieces in 2004, including “El Caso del Espectador” and “This side Up”(2006). Recently she has created the film “The Movie” (2008) with Cris Blanco, Amaia Urra and Cuqui Jerez, as part of their long-term project “The Neverstarting Story”.

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