Since the late 1990’s, Joan Morey has produced an expansive body of performances, videos, installations, sound, and graphic works that explore the intersections between theatre, cinema, philosophy, sexuality, and subjectivity. COLLAPSE contains three parts.
The first is presented over two floors at the Contemporary Art Centre of Barcelona – Fabra i Coats. Desiring Machine, Working Machine is a survey of ten major projects from the last fifteen years of the artist’s work.
The second part of COLLAPSE takes place at the Centre d’Art Tecla Sala, in l’Hospitalet de Llobregat (from 23 November 2018 to 13 January 2019) and is the definitive version of the touring exhibition Social Body. The latter has centred on an evolving presentation of the video performance Social Body. Anatomy Lesson, awarded the 2017 Premi de Videocreació by the Xarxa de Centres d’Arts Visuals de Catalunya, Arts Santa Mònica, the Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya, and LOOP Barcelona. Titled Schizophrenic Machine, the third part comprises a major new performance event which will take place in January 2019 at an especially resonant location in Barcelona—which, for the moment, remains deliberately undisclosed.