A cama do meu avó Manuel Sanmartín Méndez

Celso Fernández Sanmartín

GALICIA | 60 MIN

9 february | 20.30 hours

AUDITORIO NEIRA VILAS. BIBLIOTECA E ARQUIVO DE GALICIA

In 1917, Duchamp took a wall urinal, put it upside down and signed it ‘R. Mutt’ in a show organized by the New York Society of Independent Artists, and called it Fountain. He did something that written poetry had always been doing. This piece by Celso Sanmartín that puts his grandfather’s actual bed on stage is something different and completely simple; he doesn’t change the position of the bed, nor nicknames it otherwise, nor does it mean anything else but a bed, as we have beds in our homes, and everyone shares their own bed or sleeps in it, be it an extreme bed on the floor or on cardboard become a bed.

The bed starring in this piece belonged to Manuel Sanmartín Méndez, his grandfather on his mother’s side, and Celso Sanmartín builds a story around it, which he also put in paper through the publisher Apiario. “This story is nothing more than preambles and of wanting to take his hand, as fragile as the skin of a mature plum from the plum trees of Rego de Prado, in Bermés, strong enough to plant and to collect, and safe enough to calm down”.

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