May, 2019

Dilalica’s inaugural exhibition focuses on and grows out of the space itself, physically, conceptually, and metaphorically. The space serves as both host and subject of this exhibition, in works created by Luz Broto, Lara Fluxà, Elsa de Alfonso, Claudia Pagès, Aleix Plademunt, and Pedro Torres.

The artists were given free rein of the venue and its contents before, during and after the renovation, as well as full access to the architectural plans, in order to create site-specific works for this exhibition. Although the conversations sparked by these artworks stem from this specific space, they engage in a wider reflection on the importance of context, touching on themes such as architectural space, the body within space, the past, the future, the immaterial, structure and the systems that comprise it, the absence or presence of an audience and memory. They confront notions of spatial destruction, rebirth, and transformation.

Cortes aleatorios de una acción sonora en Trafalgar 532019

Sound library that describes the Dilalica exhibition space before its reform. Sound exploration of space in which chance intervenes. Zoom H5 recorder, headphones, SD card, audio file


The piece is based on an investigation into the Battle of Trafalgar and the connotations of a cape that acts as a border between Africa and Europe. 


The piece refers to the history of art, museum devices and the Dilalica space, emulating, among others, the shape of the premises. Metal, aluminum, fluorescent tubes, methacrylate, slides, iron powder, cables


Using holes that existed in the walls, from what Fluxà defines as a wound, fragile glass elements emerge that refer to the interior. Glass, water, pvc pipe and aluminum

Exponer las columnas. Activación 12019

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Ventilators allude to Trafalgar Street's own wholesale trade in the past. The phrases in led refer to carriers in Barcelona. LED fans, USB and esparto