SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD by SPECERE LAB, artists Ann Burke Daly and Álvaro Marcos, presents a multichannel sound and video installation Wednesday May 3, 2017, at Vassar College. SCENE 2; former Franco[Photo by Karl Rabe].   ···  
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SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD


Artists Ann Burke Daly (New York, US) and Álvaro Marcos (Madrid, Spain) as SPECERE LAB produced an immersive four channel video - three channel sound installation Spring 2017 on the Vassar College campus for their collaboration SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD. SFISD is envisioned by Daly and Marcos as an immersive sound and video installation. The AULA space is part of Ely Hall at Vassar College and is a wood and brick 45foot x 65 foot two storied space. Haz clic: textos español.

SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD by SPECERE LAB, artists Ann Burke Daly and Álvaro Marcos, presents a multichannel sound and video installation Wednesday May 3, 2017, at Vassar College. SCENE 2; form[Photo by Karl Rabe].   ···  
SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD, artists Ann Burke Daly and Álvaro Marcos, presents a multichannel sound and video installation Wednesday May 3, 2017, at Vassar College. INTERLUDE, LA MOVIDA  [Photo by Karl Rabe].   ···  
SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD, artists Ann Burke Daly and Álvaro Marcos, presents a multichannel sound and video installation Wednesday May 3, 2017, at Vassar College. INTERLUDE, LA MOVIDA   ···  
SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD, artists Ann Burke Daly and Álvaro Marcos, IMMERSIVE INSTALLATION, VIDEO ART AND SOUND 2017. Projection and scale test: INTERLUDE, LA MOVIDA (Famed interviewer Paloma as ventriloquist)   ···  
SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD, artists Ann Burke Daly and Álvaro Marcos, IMMERSIVE INSTALLATION, VIDEO ART AND SOUND 2017.   ···  
SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD, artists Ann Burke Daly and Álvaro Marcos, IMMERSIVE INSTALLATION, VIDEO ART AND SOUND 2017.   ···  

SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD is envisioned by Daly and Marcos as an immersive sound and video installation. The structure is a film script in revision, materialized using sound and video projection integrated with the architecture of the space. It includes political speeches, archivalfilm and music, with their original sound, video, and writing for the piece.

The scenes of SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD are built around two importantmoments/speech acts for post-dictatorship Spain, the first, the announcementNovember 20, 1975of Franco's death to the nation of Spain, and the second, thechant of the 15M/Indignados social movement of 2011 "they do not represent us"referring to the two ossified political parties of Spain (PP/PSOE)which are a legacyof the Transición to democracy following Franco's death in 1975, and are seen bysome Spaniards as the source of graft, corruption, and "austericide" incontemporary Spain.

The focus for the installation is on marked and unmarked sites of mass graves, andcompletely unmarked sites of prisons and torture centers 'hiding in plain sight/site'in the center of Madrid. The collaboration began with a question of whether the pactof silence andAmnesty Law of the immediate post-dictatorship years created a tacitpublic silence in its wake. Silence and the raucousness of a silence which does notrest is central to this iteration of the project. The collaboration continues to look atwhat happens in the wake of catastrophe —of what is buried and what counter-narratives are silenced—in the wake—in the "Afterwar/ds."

The duo of SPECERE LAB is Ann Burke Daly (Artist, NY) and Álvaro Marcos(Musician, Spain's DIY scene). An unlikely year long correspondence is a centralcomponent of their cross cultural and inter-generational collaboration, and the correspondence itself is represented as a 50 foot x 2 foot photograph in theinstallation. They are working under a Mellon-funded Residency and Grant thissemester at Vassar College, initiated by Political Science Professor Katherine Hitefor her seminar"The Politics of Memory."

Photos and Video/Audio Info: Images taken at Vassar College AULA during Mayevent or during testing.The video is largely long still takes. Scene 1 (Architecturesof Silence) opens with a shot from the POV of the tomb site called The Valley of theFallen, where Dictator Francisco Franco and 30-60K civilwar dead and post-civilwar "disappeared" persons are interred. Many captured anti-fascists wereimprisoned and taken on "paseos" (walks), executed, and buried in mass graves inthe years immediately followingthe civil war (1936-1939). Those who wereimprisoned were responsiblefor part of the building of the huge memorial, basilica,and monestery that comprise Valle de los Caidos (Valley of the Fallen) just outsideof Madrid. It is from the point of view of the dead and those who worked on thebuilding of the site that we choose to shoot, instead of re-producing the vision ofthe monument to Franco that the Valle de los Caidos was at the time of its building(such as tourist-like shots of the gigantic crucifix atop the mountain andmonumental architecture). Many discussions and debates currently circulate inSpain around what should become of this huge site.

SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD, artists Ann Burke Daly and Álvaro Marcos, IMMERSIVE INSTALLATION, VIDEO ART AND SOUND 2017.   ···  
SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD by SPECERE LAB, artists Ann Burke Daly and Álvaro Marcos, presents a multichannel sound and video installation Wednesday May 3, 2017, at Vassar College. [Photo by Karl Rabe].   ···  
SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD, artists Ann Burke Daly and Álvaro Marcos, presents a multichannel sound and video installation. An immersive multi-channel sound and video installation. SCENE 1, Mass Grave, unmarked.   ···  
SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD, artists Ann Burke Daly and Álvaro Marcos, presents a multichannel sound and video installation. An immersive multi-channel sound and video installation. SCENE 1, Mass Grave, unmarked.   ···  
SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD, artists Ann Burke Daly and Álvaro Marcos, presents a multichannel sound and video installation. SCENE 1: VALLEY OF THE FALLEN, near Madrid, Spain, built by Dictator Franco. Massgrave.   ···  
SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD by SPECERE LAB, artists Ann Burke Daly and Álvaro Marcos. An immersive multi-channel sound and video installation. SCENE 1: VALLEY OF THE FALLEN, near Madrid, Spain. Mass grave.   ···  
SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD, artists Ann Burke Daly and Álvaro Marcos, IMMERSIVE INSTALLATION, VIDEO ART AND SOUND 2017. SCENE 2: "Silenced Architecture - Hidden in Plain Sight." Former Franco era prison and torture center,   ···  
SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD, artists Ann Burke Daly and Álvaro Marcos, IMMERSIVE INSTALLATION, VIDEO ART AND SOUND 2017. Detail of 50 ft x 2 ft photograph "Correspondence." The collaboration began with an unlikely correspond   ···  
SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD, artists Ann Burke Daly and Álvaro Marcos, IMMERSIVE INSTALLATION, VIDEO ART AND SOUND 2017.
Image from SCENE 1: VALLEY OF THE FALLEN, near Madrid, Spain. Monument and Tomb of Dictator Franco; Mas   ···  
SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD, artists Ann Burke Daly and Álvaro Marcos, IMMERSIVE INSTALLATION, VIDEO ART AND SOUND 2017.
ANN BURKE DALY (ARTIST; NY, US) AND ÁLVARO MARCOS (MUSICIAN; SPAIN, MADRID'S DIY MUSIC SCENE).   ···  
SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD, artists Ann Burke Daly and Álvaro Marcos, IMMERSIVE INSTALLATION, VIDEO ART AND SOUND 2017.  Interlude shown here. Scale and Projection testing Spring 2017 .   ···  
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