The Drowned Giant
A happening was organised in 1970 in Moratalaz (Madrid) to promote the utopian housig project The City in the Space, designed by architect Ricardo Bofill: an event that was never documented; a project that was never built. On 7 June this year, the artist Anna moreno repeated the happening in the very same place.
On 22 November, the Conference Hall of the COAC (Architects' Association of Catalonia) will host the presentation of an LP containing the sound recording of this restoration process, the only documentation of the event that exists. The album features the testimony of Gila Dohle, The Downtown Alligators, Enrique Doza, Peter Hodgkinson, Anna Moreno, JC Ramone, Toti Soler, Ramón Del Solo and others. It also includes a booklet with fictional stories written by the architects Paula Currás and Havi Navarro, the curator María Montero, the authority on the blues Ramón del Solo and the artist Anna Moreno.
Anna Moreno (Barcelona 1984) lives and works in Barcelona and The Hague (The Netherlands). Her artistic practice is developed through expanded events and solo exhibitions such as D’ahir d’abans d’ahir de l’altre abans d’ahir i més d’abans encara (Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona, 2016), The Whole World Was Singing (HIAP Project Space, Helsinki, 2016) and An Awkward Game (1646, The Hague, 2015). Collective exhibitions have included: En los cantos nos diluimos (Sala de Arte Joven, Madrid, 2017), Distopía General (Reales Atarazanas, Valencia, 2017), CAPITALOCEAN (W139, Amsterdam, 2016), Lo que ha de venir ya ha llegado (CAAC in Seville, MUSAC in León and Koldo Mitxelena in San Sebastián, all 2015) and Generaciones (La Casa Encendida, Madrid, 2014). Her work has been included in the framework of symposia such as “Visual Activism” (SFMOMA, San Francisco, 2014) and “United We Organize” (Stroom Den Haag, The Hague, 2013). She has participated in residencies such as “Artistas en residencia” (CA2M and La Casa Encendida, Móstoles and Madrid, 2017), Seoul Art Space Geumcheon (Seoul, 2012) and Atelierhaus Salzamt (Linz, 2011), amongst others.
She teaches Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, where she is a founding member of Helicopter, an artist-run initiative for experimentation and knowledge exchange.