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This publication looks at the role of commercial centers and shopping malls in the social fabric of the suburbs and municipalities at the fringe of cities. Taking the zombie as the ideal character for a roleplay about life in the modern city, the artists organised two Zombiewalks, inviting neighbourhood residents to join them in a morbid parade that lead to the local shopping malls, where the participants, dressed up like bloodied corpses, would mingle with the startled customers, in a collective action between performance, dérive and street theatre. From January to April 2008 the artists worked in Overvecht, a suburb of Utrecht in the Netherlands, where they organised the Overvecht Zombiewalk, commissioned by the Art Council of Utrecht (In Overvecht), in collaboration with Casco projects. In Barakaldo, a sattelite town of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Bilbao in Basque Country, the artists worked together with consonni on the Marcha Zombi Barakaldo which took place on the 14th of June 2008. A few months earlier, they had organised a Zombie Seminar, with the philosopher Jaime Cuenca Amigo, the cinema critic Jordi Costa, the artist and cyberfeminist Laurence Rassel and the organisers of the Madrid Zombiewalk (Gorka Arranz and Sephiroth). Bilingual book (english & spanish).

Artikelnummer: 24527 Categorie: Tags: , ,
Subtitel: Consumer society and the zombie apocalypse
Auteur: Jaio, Iratxe & Klaas van Gorkum
Jaar: 2009
ISBN: 9788493736101
Pagina's: 96
Taal: English
Uitgever: Consonni
Uitgever stad: Bilbao
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