After almost two years of research, production of several films, two cahiers documenting the progress of the research, a book, and an internet site (segundavezsegundavez.com), the project Segunda Vez will close with an open seminar to be held in the cities of Trondheim and Oslo, hosted by Trondheim Kunstmuseum and Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
During those two years, assistant researchers Victoria Durnak and Nora Joung, fellow researchers Inés Katzenstein and Ana Longoni, myself, and a large group of partners, companions and friends, have reflected on the work of the multifaceted intellectual Oscar Masotta (Buenos Aires, 1930, Barcelona 1979). The work of Oscar Masotta has functioned for us as a crossroad of myths, disciplines, knowledges, historical circumstances, stories, fictional and real characters. It has been an incredibly rich encounter where we have transitioned between performance art, psychoanalysis, and politics. In this encounter we have followed the threads of metafiction and repetition, as core strategies of what we know now under the very hybrid umbrella term of performance which today might include what Masotta named happening and its opposite: antihappening and art of information media.
In this final open seminar we will present performances, lectures, dialogues, debates, and screenings. Some focus on Masotta, his time, and his work. Others are works and reflections that have been generated along the research, stimulated by conversations and encounters. We will present the final publication, the book "Segunda Vez" designed by Aslak Gurholt and distributed by Torpedo Books. We will screen as well a rough cut in-progress version of the feature film "Segunda Vez", produced by Auguste Orts.