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29 December 2009
11 Por favor, levántense

“Por Favor, levántense para escuchar el himno nacional”. Así empezaba la Performance “William Holden in Frankfurt” de Dora García en el Macba. Frente a la incertidumbre de qué himno nacional se trataba, la espera fue tensa y se tardaron varios minutos en lograr que el público se levantara.
Después sonó el himno nacional de Polonia.

Ni el catalán ni el español, pero la tensión ya se había generado y el público de arte de la ciudad pudo ver claramente su miedo a significarse políticamente más allá de la esfera de lo privado.

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