Marina Barsy Janer x Isil Sol Vil
VIVA! art actionOctober 6, 2017
VIVA! ART ACTION
Marina Barsy Janer (1988, Puerto Rico) and Isil Sol Vil (1982, Catalonia) are performance artists, curators and researchers. They direct the EMPREMTA international festival of performance and work as organizers at the cultural centre MATERIC.ORG. Adopting a philosophy of Subversive L0ve and eXtreme Care, they began their joint work in 2015. Their shared artistic practice takes corporeal mimesis to the eXtreme. They explore alternative sensitivities that challenge imposed historical chronologies while suppressing the male/female dichotomy. Their pieces express the need to establish a single connection and a body rhythm composed of pure listening. Their point of union—a vanishing point—is a constant pulsation where the plural presence of the body, the destruction of personal borders, and the decolonization of the mind-body are used as acts of rebellion and subversion. Their work has been presented in galleries, museums, universities, symposia, festivals, and urban spaces in Catalonia, Spain, Cyprus, United Kingdom, Germany, Greece, Colombia, Argentina, and Peru.