A Space Odyssey (2002)           

This piece arises from my interest in visual references and models stored in our mind for the recognition of new images. The restructuring of these references through their own de-structuring. I’m working on this restructuring at spatial and context levels. Spaces constructed in real spaces where the spatial laws and frames of reference and context are somehow inverted, manipulated, disturbed or distorted by the own nature of the space. The creation of structures keeping the idea of necessity between the new space and the real one to be able to recognise a new structure, which needs both of them for its construction and existence. The distortion of the order of reality through unreality. This process leads me to a state of disturbance through perception. I’m exploring this particular moment of the process of recognition and understanding of an image when we perceive it without having visual or context references of it, or without finding them immediately. I’m looking for this time of disturbance, confusion, slowness and speed, difficulty and pleasure, loss and search, a very active state for the mind in which we just try to find where, what, who, how, when, the moment right before recognition, when reality is not yet in the right place.

A piece by Cuqui Jerez. Performer: Cuqui Jerez. Artistic assistant: Juan Dominguez: Co-produced by Mugatxoan, Arteleku Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia; In situ productions. With the support of Tanz Werkstatt Berlin; Podewil, Berlin; Senat fur Wissenschaft, Forschung Und Kultur, Berlin.

Tanz Raum, Erlangen.  17th February 2001
Panacea Festival, Stockholm. March 2001.
Situaciones, Cuenca. April 2001.
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 13th Sept 2001.
Revers, Barcelona, 6th October 2001.
Desviaciones, Madrid. 19th, 20th, 21st October 2001.
Festival Lignes de Corps, Valenciennes, 4th December 2001.
Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier, 13th March 2002.
Danças na cidade  2002, Lisboa, 20th and 22nd June 2002.
Mugatxoan, San Sebastián, 28th June 2002.
Mugatxoan, Porto, 19th July 2002
Theatre de L’Usine, Geneva, 24th to 26th January 2003
Theatre de Arsenic, Lausanne, 31st January and 1st February 2003
La casa encendida, Madrid, 23rd and 26th June 2003
Klapstuck 11, Leuven, 15th and 16th October 2003
Menagerie de Verre, Paris, 2nd and 3rd December 2003
Mira Festival, Toulouse, 3rd March 2004
Xing, Bolonia, 19th and 20th April 2004
Canarias Mediafest, Las Palmas, 24th October 2004
Festival Y#05, Guarda, Portugal, 18th October 2007
Mugatxoan, La Laboral, Gijón, 19th June 2009

Photos: Isabelle Meister