My life takes place in a hybrid, changing land between research and creative performing arts, activism, non-formal education and being a homemaker. I use the stage or performance to propose a philosophy which reflects from a place of doing, using the body, rather than words or reasoning. I try to get across knowledge or beliefs that are not usually investigated in the traditional or academic way. I use distance and humour, as well as autobiographical material and questions as a tool in my work. My approach is intersectional and feminist and diverges from the heterosexual norm.
I have worked with institutions in Europe, Asia and Latin America like Matadero, Intermediae, La Casa Encendida, CA2M, Facultad de Bellas Artes de Madrid y de Cuenca, MUSAC, Programa Aprendanza, Rimbun Dahan (Malaysia), Festival Panorama (Brazil) and Espacio NAVE (Chile), amongst others.

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This proposal is an “exhumation” of the performance ‘100 things to do today better than seeing the White Night’, held at the Espaciouno Gallery the first White Night that took place in Madrid in 2008.

I do it by inviting another artist to collaborate with me. It is a piece that uses humor, estrangement, irony and sometimes the collaboration of the public, to be a metaphor, in addition to providing the possibility of sharing this long-lasting experience with the two performers in action, and to encourage a reflection on the compulsive consumption that crosses us. Consumption of both cultural products and Facebook or Instagram friends, clothes, phones, objects purchased at Amazon, professional contracts or likes. Bulimic culture that is consumed is digested quickly, if it is possible to digest something, and is vomited in order to quickly go for the following thing. It is a performance that aims to stir and remove the viewers, challenging them to stay together for many hours.

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Creation and performance: Paloma Calle and collaboration.

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