Public case: Intruders

Sponsored by Caja Madrid Bank.



This work consisted of a series of actions in different parts of Madrid, where Diana Larrea placed a group of fifteen people dressed in red, herself among them, who made human barriers and partially interrupted the flow of pedestrians to try to upset their everyday routine. These human barriers were obstacles that prevented passers-by from continuing normally the way they planned; but deeper level they served as an instrument to force pedestrians to operate another way, to adapt flexibly to unforeseen circumstances.

Larrea’s work strikes a careful balance between its formal grounds, which maintains its own poetics, privileging the use of primary colours and geometric compositions; and its content, which is committed to thinking about the social function of the artist, favouring a notion of art practice as collaboration and team work, and questioning the management and production mechanisms of art in advanced societies.














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