BONFIRE OF POVERTY

Le Bûcher des Endettés [Bonfire of Poverty]

Performance in Geneva – 15th of December 2016

Walk on the Public Site performances curated by Madeleine Amsler & Marie-Eve Knoerle (What About Performance Art ?)

Inspired by one of the most striking images of medieval Geneva, this project offered the Genevan population a great moment of symbolic jubilation by revisiting the concept of a pyre set up in a public place. The idea of this liberating fire was to invite everyone to come and get rid of those “burdensome” documents that weigh down our existence : parking tickets, court summonses, overdue invoices, reminders or receipts, either the originals or photocopies depending on each one’s preference.

A “Debtors’ Parade” preceded the fiery performance. The procession headed to the Pointe de la Plaine de Plainpalais where the lighting of the fire and the burning of documents took place.

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THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG

Interactive psycho-active installation inside a metallic intercontinental container during the 2015 B.I.G. Biennale in Geneva.
This experience stands against Guantanamo audio torture methods. The public kneeled in the sand, in total darkness while listening to a 8 minutes heavy-metal riffs loop through loud headphones. Music by Francisco Meirino.
Made in collaboration with Amnesty, part of the “Stop Torture” action.

This is not a love song
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 2015 B.I.G. Biennale

 

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ANTI

Antechrist crucifix made out of 5 swiss cents coins.

PANTONE K 2013, curated by Collectif Kugler, Geneva

Elena Montesinos - Anti
ANTI – Elena Montesinos
Elena Montesinos - ANTI
ANTI – Elena Montesinos
ANTI - Elena Montesinos
ANTI – Elena Montesinos – made with other currency:
British two pennies coins mosaic, London 2015

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YOU WIN

Real lottery draw organized at The Museum of Modern Art in Geneva (Mamco) sharing the major part of the “Manor Kunstpreis” Grant with the public of the show.
(Manor Kunstpreis, 2000).
Award from general store Manor (Manor Kunstpreis) at MAMCO, Geneva.

YOU WIN – Elena Montesinos

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COUNTERFEIT FOR PAGANS

Large vacuum sculpture drip to fix on the ceiling, as a nasty infiltration of some kind.
The golden one depicts a gold brick melting, and the black one referes to dripping oil (also known as ”black gold”).
PLASTIC, group show at CABINET DES ESTAMPES, Geneva, curated by John Tremblay, 2007.

Plastic vacuum-sculpture; gold pigments, signed & numbered.
Dimensions: 140 x 110 cm.


COUNTERFEIT FOR PAGANS – Elena Montesinos

COUNTERFEIT FOR PAGANS – Elena Montesinos

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PIMP MY REICH

Car cover 100% made of supporter flags,
Various sizes available, depending on the car model

SILENT MOVIES group show at Cavendish Square U-Park, London 2015

PIMP MY REICH - Elena Montesinos
PIMP MY REICH – Elena Montesinos
PIMP MY REICH - Elena Montesinos
PIMP MY REICH – Elena Montesinos
PIMP MY REICH - Elena Montesinos
PIMP MY REICH – Elena Montesinos
PIMP MY REICH - Elena Montesinos
PIMP MY REICH – Elena Montesinos

 

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SAFT

Swiss money coins mosaic shaped as a giant stain on the wall.
Some call it “Banker’s Sperm”. (Saft means Juice in german).
250 x 200 cm (various sizes available)
Swiss Folks, group show GALERIE EDWARD MITTERRAND, Geneva 2006.

SAFT - Elena Montesinos
SAFT (detail) – Elena Montesinos
SAFT - Elena Montesionos
SAFT – Elena Montesionos
MORE OR LESS - Elena Montesinos
MORE OR LESS – Elena Montesinos
Mathematic swiss coin mosaic, 400 x 100 cm, 2013

 

 

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