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3.8.2014 | Crash Pad c/o KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Machines for living. Flamenco and architecture in the occupation and clearance of space

Lectura by Pedro G. Romero with María García Ruíz, Tomás de Perrate, and Amador Gabarro

Artist, curator, playwright, and researcher Pedro G. Romero will share some of the research he has developed as part of the Plataforma Independiente de Estudios Flamencos Modernos y Contemporáneos (Independent Platform of Contemporary and Modern Flamenco Studies), including his ongoing project Machines for living. Romero’s collaborator, María García Ruíz, will present some case studies through different media, which will be related to and animated by live musical interventions of Flamenco artists Tomás de Perrate and Amador Gabarri.

From Romero’s perspective, Flamenco is considered a historical and cultural subject that can and should be studied from different angles and disciplines, taking distance and questioning simplistic representations of Flamenco culture, which commodify it and, at the time, isolate it. By blurring disciplinary boundaries and opening up the scope of studies, Pedro G. Romero’s critical research unveils a political history of Flamenco embedded in larger historical processes of resistance.


  • 1. Diego del Gastor/Darcy Lange
  • 2. Karawane/Hugo Ball
  • 3. Morphine/Emmy Hennings
  • 4. Soleá de Casa Wittgenstein
  • 5. Tangos de Lo Real
  • 6. Seguiriyas en Casapuerta
  • 7. Corrales por bulerías

Pedro G. Romero: device
María García Ruíz: images and texts
Tomás de Perrate and Amador Gabarri: Flamenco singing and guitar

With kind support by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).