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A conversation in 60 pages
Helena Fernández-Cavada
in conversation with María Berríos
Soft cover
60 pages
24 x 18 cm.
2019
Print on demand

This publication takes as point of departure two streams of focus - the silenced voices of women caught in fascist periods, and the decision by the Spanish dictator Franco to have Spain synch time zones with Nazi Germany. Which both aesthetically and politically abandoned the internationally adopted Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and mainly seen as a gesture of loyalty to Berlin (and a break with London). Therefore, the exhibition The Stolen Hour explores decisions made in the past and how they continue to resonate in our present.

The publication is made and edited as a conversation (mail and email correspondence) with María Berríos (sociologist and curator) to revolt around how can we imagine a new time zone far from fascist times. One of reclamation after the political and emotional reality of time lost under the Franco dictatorship, one where the current relativity of precarious time in democracy is re-imagined. The discussion address questions such as how our private lives are affected by political systems of the past and the present, and how we can escape the fascist structures which are emerging—given that within democracy and its institutions a patriarchal relationship between the state and its citizens is still present.

(Text by Clara Bernal, SixtyEigth Art Institute)

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This publication was presented as part of the exhibition The stolen Hour, at SixtyEight Art Institute (DK), the presentation included an alive drawing, a reading and an audio piece. Afterwards has been presented in Lunds Konsthalle (SE) as a reading and with an audio piece.

This correspondence is part of the series Epistolary Drawings.

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This publication was presented as part of the exhibition The stolen Hour,at SixtyEight Art Institute (DK), the presentation included an alive drawing, a reading and an audio piece. Afterwards has been presented in Lunds Konsthalle (SE) as a reading and with an audio piece.

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La exposición La hora robada y la publicación Una conversación en 60 páginas explora como las decisiones tomadas en el pasado continúan resonando en nuestro presente. Los puntos de partidas son: las voces silenciadas de las mujeres atrapadas en períodos fascistas y la decisión del dictador español Franco de sincronizar España con la zonas horaria de la Alemania nazi.

La publicación se realiza y edita como una conversación (correspondencia por correo y correo electrónico) entre Helena Fernández-Cavada y María Berríos (socióloga y curadora) para imaginar una nueva zona horaria lejos de los tiempos fascistas. Uno de recuperación política y emocional del tiempo perdido bajo la dictadura franquista, uno donde se reimagina la actual relatividad del tiempo precario en democracia. La discusión aborda cuestiones en torno a cómo nuestra vida privada se ve afectada por los sistemas políticos del pasado y el presente, y cómo podemos escapar de las estructuras fascistas que están re-surgiendo, dado que dentro de la democracia y sus instituciones la relación patriarcal entre el estado y sus ciudadanos sigue presente.

Esta correspondencia es parte de la serie Dibujos Epistolares.