Identity and The Culture, two performances for the 2011 Jerusalem Show: On/Off Language, are based on voice, language and movement. We work with very simple concepts, with any kind of special element, with humour, with personal energy. We try to build a special clime where these simple concepts can be developped to a deeper meaning. Questions about communication, emigrants, people out of place, were part of our basis in the building of this work.
Since our personal and real difficulty to speak other languages than ours, we were interested by the experiment of the approach of an audience in other language. A reality, where people are out of place, where people have no place.
Los Torreznos was created in 2000. Its members, Jaime Vallaure and Rafael Lamata, have been working together for over 20 years in different creative projects, both on their own, and other projects dedicated to the generation of art spaces and collectives. They use humour and talk about things everybody knows, about what is the human being cotidianity, our day to day. Their work is developped through many shapes, Performance or Action Art, Multimedia (video, sound projects) and also Workshops and Conferences. The intention of their work turns towards research and expressive experimentation through simple forms, such as gesture, language or presence. Forms that are (or at least should be) reachable by everybody and not only those who are specialized in Contemporary Arts languages.
Projects include: Hausemechine – Essen (Germany) Rencontre internationale d’art performance de Québeq (Canada) , Venice Biennale 52nd Edition “Paradiso spezzato”- Spanish pavillion (Italy), Intrude Art. ZENDAI -Shangai – (China), 5ª Edição da Mostra de Performance Verbo2009-Sao Paulo- (Brazil), 2009 PHX: fringe festival-Phoenix-Arizona (USA), NRLA 2009 – Glasgow (UK) , Escena Contemporánea 2010-Madrid, Cairo Mediterranean Literary Festival – El Cairo (Egypt) , LàBas Bienal Helsinki (Finland), NRLA 2010 – Glasgow (UK) , Les Halles de Shaerbeck – Brussels (Belgium) , Abierto X Obras – Matadero – Madrid, Experimentica- Cardiff (UK) , Semana Cultural – Paris (France), e-Bent _Barcelona, AntiCOntemporaryFest – Kuopio (Finland) , Leipzig (Germany), As Artes Cidadaos-Oporto (Portugal), ALT11, Brighton Festival (UK) , Dedans dehors-Brétigny (France)