Salón Argentino

Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg / De Bottelarij

17/05 > 22/00
18/05 > 18:00
Sp, Fr, Nl

There are four Argentine productions on the bill at this year’s Festival

which has generated a desire to take a different approach to probing the explosive country that is Argentina and have a stark look at what has been written about it. The public is being offered a Salón Argentino, like a reading in a Buenos Aires café, but avoiding above all the mistake of fantasising over a stereotypical representation.

We asked several Argentine artists to send us texts that, for them, most accurately evoke the feelings that they have about their country today. The response has been startling. They have been arranged into an evening set to music chosen by Edgardo Rudnitzky, the composer and sound designer behind several productions, films and contemporary installations in Argentina.

Soundscape:

Edgardo Rudnitzky

Dramaturgy:

Claire Diez

Actors:

Iris Bouche, Beatriz Catani, Jean Fürst, Alejandro Tantanian

Projections:

Hendrik De Smedt (réalisation/realisatie/realisation), Ernesto Berardino

Translations:

Taal-ad-visie (ESP/SP _ FR) & Bart Vonck (ESP/SP _ NL)

After-salon:

DJ Buscemi

Production:

KunstenFESTIVALdesArts

In collaboration with:

Glamor is Undead

Supported by:

KVS/de bottelarij

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There are four Argentine productions on the bill at this year’s Festival. Following on from this fact came the desire to take a different approach to the explosive country that is Argentina and take a stark look at what has been written about it. The public is being offered a Salón Argentino, like an intimate reading in a Buenos Aires café but above all avoiding the mistake of fantasising over a stereotypical representation.

We asked several Argentine artists to send us pieces of writing that, for them, most accurately evoke the feelings they have about their country today: Daniel Veronese, Emilio Garcia Wehbi, Alejandro Tantanian, Ricardo Bartis, Beatriz Catani. And the responses were startling. We have put them into dialogue form using salient traits and fragments from them.

Here they are. Contemporary reflections from a prism called Argentina, a montage of simple texts: scathing and ironical, poetic or peremptory. Here they are, dancing on the spectre of a wound that has not yet healed. Here they are, spoken or without voice, unaccompanied or with music chosen by Edgardo Rudnitzky, a composer and sound designer on several spectacles, films and contemporary installations in Argentina.

Music :

Carmen Baliero, Alberto Muñóz, Nicolás Varchausky, Bárbara Togander, Marcelo Moguilevsky, Edgardo Cardozo, Juan Falú, Alejandro Franov, Liliana Herrero, Edgardo Rudnitzky, Santiaqo Vázquez, Charly García, Divididos, Enrique Santos Discépolo

Images

Quino, Mafalda

The texts in order of appearance:

1. César Aira, La Costurera y el viento (La Couturière et le vent). Roman. 1994

  1. Río de la Plata
  1. Luis Cano, Murmullos (Murmure). Théâtre.
  1. Alejandro Rozitchner, Argentina Impotencia (L’Impuissance argentine).Essai philosophique.
  1. Enrique Santo Discépolo, Yira Yira. (Tourne Tourne). Tango.1930
  1. Gabriela Massuh, Ex Argentina. Genealogía de una crisa (Ex-Argentine. Généalogie d’une crise). Analyse géopolitique.
  1. Osvaldo Lamborghini, El niño proletario (L’Enfant prolétaire). Nouvelle. 1973
  1. Esteban Echeverría, El Matadero (L’Abattoir). Roman. 1840
  1. Beatriz Catani (1),Sensaciones y pensamientos sobre Argentina (mientras camino por mi ciudad) (Sentiments et pensées sur l’Argentine pendant que je me promène en ville). Texte autobiographique.
  1. Enciclopedia, Argentina. Définition. 1919
  1. Julio Cortázar, Plan para une poema in “Historia de cronopios et de famas”. 1966

12a. (10/05) Osvaldo Lamborghini, El niño proletario. 1973

12b. (11/05) Esteban Echeverría, El Matadero (L’Abattoir). Roman. 1840

  1. Nunca Más. Rapport de la Conadep (Comision Nacional de Desaparicíon de Personas). Témoignages. 1984

14a. (10/05) Osvaldo Lamborghini, El niño proletario. 1973

14b. (11/05) Esteban Echeverría, El Matadero (L’Abattoir). Roman. 1840

  1. Alejandro Rozitchner, Argentina Impotencia.

16a. (10/05) Osvaldo Lamborghini, El niño proletario. 1973

16b. (11/05) Esteban Echeverría, El Matadero (L’Abattoir). Roman. 1840

  1. Nunca Más. Rapport de la Conadep (Comision Nacional de Desaparicíon de Personas). Témoignages. 1984

18a. (10/05) Osvaldo Lamborghini, El niño proletario. 1973

18b. (11/05) Esteban Echeverría, El Matadero (L’Abattoir). Roman. 1840

  1. Alejandro Rozitchner, Argentina Impotencia.
  1. E. S. Discépolo, Cambalache(Brocante/ Bric-à-Brac). Tango. 1935
  1. Jorge Luis Borges, La Rosa profunda. Fragment : « Je suis ». Poème. 1975
  1. Beatriz Catani, Sensaciones y pensamientos sobre Argentina (mientras camino por mi ciudad).
  1. Beatriz Catani / Sensaciones y pensamientos sobre Argentina (mientras camino por mi ciudad) 2002
  1. Antonio Di Benedetto, Zama. Roman. 1972
  1. Alejandro Rozitchner, Argentina Impotencia.

26. Lola Arias, Las impùdicas en el paraíso - Carta al padre

27. Beatriz Catani / Sensaciones y pensamientos sobre Argentina (mientras camino por mi ciudad)

  1. Alejandro Urdapilletta, Vagones transportan humo (Les wagons transportent de la fumée). 2000
  1. Beatriz Catani / Sensaciones y pensamientos sobre Argentina (mientras camino por mi ciudad).
  1. Luis Cano, el paciente. Fragment.
  1. Beatriz Catani / Sensaciones y pensamientos sobre Argentina (mientras camino por mi ciudad) 2002


(1) Beatriz Catani présente en ce moment à l’L dans le cadre du KunstenFESTIVALdesArts Ojos de ciervos rumanos.

“We will have to look at the art that this wound will produce”

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