Prins of Ne†works, Dutch premiere by Rodrigo Sobarzo
1 – 3 July 2016, 20.30
WorkSpaceBrussels, AFK, Life Long Burning, and EU Culture
GRIP, Skogen, and BUDA
We proudly present Prins of Ne†works, a new work by Rodrigo Sobarzo. After working with two tons of salt in Remote Sense and addressing the intersection of the physical and the virtual . He continues his work as an alchemist working with materials like ice, bricks, drones, heaters and flies, questioning the concept of post-humanism, the relation between the human being and its surroundings, in this digital age. His new work is grounded in the idea that the artificial, digital or virtual are part of nature. Prins of Ne†works departs from the demise of nobility; nowadays: the demise of elegance.
Prins of Ne†works materialises as an experiential capsule where we gather to visually reflect upon different states of matter and its natural cycles. On this particular research occasion there will be a focus on the cultivation of flies. Out of decomposition a new born insect(technology) is born and dies again. The rise and fall of predetermined systems that eternally fail to break the unbreakable hand of nature, eternally serving it because it is intrinsically embedded in us all. No matter can ever be regarded as artificial, being the artificial just one more of Nature’s ways of manifesting.
Twinning art production with the chemical process of decompose; Prins of Ne†works is a visual manifesto probing new ecologies, that blends the digital and the analogue as one. It reconciles the human with the being by virtually subtracting the human of the equation, highlighting the being in the rest of it all.
Supported by: Life Long Burning with support of the Culture Programme of the European Union and BUDA
Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea (CL/NL) studied choreography at the SNDO in Amsterdam, he received the DanceWEB scholarship in 2009 and in 2013-2014 he worked as an artist in residence at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. His work has been supported by Veem House for Performance since 2011 where he amongst others produced APNEA (2013), /S ITE S\ (2014) and remoTe sense (2015). His performances have been presented internationally at places such as Artefact festival (STUK, Leuven), Warehouse 2 (Jaffa Port, Israel), Something Raw festival (De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam), Bouge B (deSingel, Antwerp), Skogen (Göteborg) and [8:tensions] Impulstanz (Vienna).
Sobarzo seeks with his work to envelope its viewer into visual introspection. He has a strong interest for subculture and subcultural production by means of connectivity throughout various internet platforms.