In 2013 we were invited by AlhóndigaBilbao to work on a collaborative project. We responded with a two-year residency, EL CONTRATO. During the first year of the project we started up a reading group which looked at a series of texts. The aim of the reading sessions was to enquire into the ways in which generally accepted, tacit agreements condition practices and ways of making, doing, being and acting.
Our reflections, and the discussions that took place at the 12 reading sessions, have been reformulated in the 12 sections that articulate the contents of this exhibition. A public programme of lectures, film screenings, and performative events will supplement EL CONTRATO. The reading group will be reactivated over the three months of the show to open up further discussion. The question we ask is: Beyond obvious, explicit agreements, what are the affective, invisible, unspoken contracts that determine our daily existence?
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