𝑮𝒐𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒇𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒂𝒍 𝒉𝒖𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒕𝒚, 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒈𝒈𝒔, 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌, 𝒐𝒓 𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈. 𝑱𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒂𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒔𝒆𝒈𝒈𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆, 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒈𝒐𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒔 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆

During a two-week residency in Mieres, Spain, @espainyamnyam and @ajuntamentmieres invited me to create a collaborative site-specific work together with the residents of the aforementioned town.

I worked closely with a 13-year-old boy and with some other inhabitants of the town to discuss and visually explore what gossip meant in the past and how it is perceived and utilized today in a town of 250 inhabitants. This was a curious case since it is considered that the ideal amount of people required to facilitate gossip is 150. Given this premise, the collaboration exists on the threshold of a bare minimum, but the networks of gossip can still be monitored and mapped.

The outcome of this collaboration was presented in the form of an interactive exhibition that mixed video installation, performance, and sound art to create a space for discussion and confrontation with the controversial topic between visitors, the artist and participants.

video edit by @cicudelic music by @diesel___zaa