Palpitar palpar
Where: Palau de la Virreina
La Rambla, 99

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Palpitar Palpar

Palpitar palpar
Laura Llaneli


Saturday 3 October, 5 pm
Auditori Lab. Free.
Limited capacity with prior registration.
The doors will open 20 minutes before the start of the session.

Palpitar Palpar (Palpitate Palpate) is an action of the body on stage, an action of language that passes through common bodies in the form of vibrations. It is an action of contacts and distances: palpable physical contact, an ethereal contact that is also palpable, and fluid distances. From a text in three languages written by the artist herself, the voice is transferred to different types of material bodies, small sculptures that palpitate with the voice: steel, methacrylate, glass, wood, clay, brick and aluminium.

The read and sung text is amplified by different materials according to the content and the moment, while the artist’s body moves through the space making use of both analogue and electronic objects as a personal laboratory. It is a dialogue between the artist and her own internal voices (multiple voices loaded with other voices), the voices of the bodies on stage and the voices of the audience. Little by little the spectators begin to participate until they form part of the community of the piece, which increasingly confuses the multiplicity of body-object/body-person.

Palpitar Palpar is a poetic-performative action. At the end, through waves and vibration, the voice resonates in the body of the spectator without needing to pass through the air.


Laura Llaneli (Granada, 1986) studied musical studies and obtained a diploma in Graphic Design. She has a degree in Fine Arts and a master’s degree in Sound Art from the University of Barcelona. She is a member of Sons de Barcelona, the Nenazas collective and the Pradera music group. She is also a tutor at Metàfora-Studio Arts Programs and a teacher of Art History at the Casa de la Cultura in Sant Cugat.