Entierro de Cadáver Exquisito
Burial of exquisite cadaver.
Collective performance realised together with the artists Elia Torrecilla, Silvia Antolín, Bibiana de la Soledad and Lucía Peiró.
Cementerio de Arte de Morille (Museo-Mausoleo), Morille, Salamanca, Spain, July 16, 2022.
Material: land, shovels, tombstone, box containing objects and writings.
The burial of an Cadáver Exquisito (exquisite cadaver) was the final act of the project of the same name, that started on 27 September 2020 and ended in Morille, two years later.
This performance concludes a journey and constitutes a celebration of life as an act of poetic vindication, capable of resurrection after death.
The performance, experienced as an act of rebirth and life, opened with a procession, set off in front of the town hall of Morille, that included, in addition to people, a tractor and a donkey. Arriving in front of the tombstone, we dug just enough to bury the box containing the performances of all the artists who took part in the project, in previous months.
Then we buried the box and arranged ourselves around the grave to gargle.
Finally, we irrigated the earth that covered the box with the water used for gargling.
From the mouth to the urethra, we watered the tomb with the water in our body.
We concluded the performance urinating.
This collective performance concluded with a water-related act of life, the Cadáver Exquisito project in which the artists participated: Silvia Antolín, Joaquín Artime, Gala Atehortúa, Meritxell Ballester, María José Carrilero-Sosa, Axel Agustín Castro Bretón, Bibiana de la Soledad, Eva Evitzkaya, Cristina Ferré, Primo Gabbiano+Visual Pal, Omar Jerez, Van Jesus, Iranyela López, Aritz Martín, Almudena Millán, David Nava Salvaj3, NEA, Lucía Peiró, Pepe Romero, Màrius SV, Elia Torrecilla, Hugo Alberto Trujillo Cornejo, David Vila Moscardó.
Thanks to the artist Domingo Sánchez Blanco -creator of the Cementerio together with the dead artist Javier Utray- who runs the Cementerio with great love and passion.
Thanks to the mayor of Morille Manuel Ambrosio Sánchez Sánchez for reception, availability and logistics.
Thanks to Renato Roque for such special photos.