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11 May 2014
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Es una de las piezas célebres del Ester Ferrer y el Grupo Zaj: “siéntese en esta silla y permanezca sentado hasta que la muerte les separe”. Una pieza que es una performanec en potencia, un obejeto performático o una performance que se tiene que activar. Y que sobre todo muestra la conexión (hasta que la muerte les separe) entre el grupo Zaj y Fluxus. En concreto una conexión con las piezas con órdenes de Yoko Ono que también funcionan como instrucciones, performances a activar.

Esta semana Susana G. Romanos escribía sobre Yoko Ono y la exposición que le dedica el museo Guggenheim de Bilbao. La exposición que hace un repaso a sus performances y piezas cásicas de los setenta. Toda aquella producción que hace que para muchos Yoko Ono no sea la viuda de John Lennon, sino que Jonh Lennon fuese el marido de Yoko Ono.

Pero Yoko Ono no ha estado ni mucho menos parada (o manteniendo un silencioso duelo). Ni mucho menos. Nunca ha parado de hacer cosas: música, arte, performance, escritura… De lo más reciente, un disco del que os dejamos con el vídeo de la canción “Bad Dancer”. Tras verlo, tal vez convendría repensar toda la producción de la artista en clave irónica, porque aquí hay sentido del humor a paladas: bad dance; bad painting; bad music…

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