Julia Jara is a contributor to Bergen Assembly.
Introduction Days, 6.4.2019
Los mil y un cartón (One Thousand and One Cardboards, performance, 20’)
The regular work of Julio Jara, artist, poet and performer established in Madrid since the eighties, focuses on the homeless, on immigrants with drug abuse problems and on transgender refugees. He carries out this work for a religion based institution in Madrid called Martín de Porres. Los mil y un cartón is one of his works based on an open collection of narratives on how individuals spent their first night outdoors, in that fuzzy and hostile outside world that we find threatening. Making that first night on the streets public is an eminently political gesture. With these elements, Julio Jara creates songs, dances and gestures, endeavouring to project a specific form. Furthermore, the work moves between collaboration and anonymity, as the idea is naturally to try and leave a trace, any trace.