SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD

Proyección obra visual y sonora (00:14:15)
Colaboración Ann Burke Daly (Artist, New York, US)
& Álvaro Marcos (Músico y Escritor, Madrid, ES)
aka Specere Lab, 2017

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Esta instalación multicanal de sonido y vídeo se apoya en una proyección que se integra en la arquitectura del espacio en el que se presenta. Incluye discursos políticos, música y filmaciones de archivo, con su sonido original, a los que se añaden vídeos y textos específicos para la pieza. Las escenas de Script: Franco is Still Dead indagan en la presencia silenciosa de un pasado reprimido en la España contemporánea. El proyecto pretende contribuir al actual cuestionamiento del mitificado relato hegemónico de la transición española de la dictadura a la democracia tras la muerte de Francisco Franco en 1975. Reflexionando sobre sus silencios, sombras y ruidos de fondo y haciendo visibles temas que han permanecido enterrados pero siguen rondando a la sociedad española – como las fosas comunes y los antiguos centros de tortura no identificados – el trabajo pretende crear lo que el historiador francés Pierre Nora llamó “lugares de la memoria”. El proyecto también plantea preguntas sobre las relaciones entre la memoria, la historia, el poder, la justicia y la identidad, así como sobre las formas en que se construyen y se pueden resignificar las narrativas individuales, colectivas y nacionales.

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 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, 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.   ···  
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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 a provocative and engaging 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 which embraces the audience, drawing them into an intimate cacoon-like environment channeling empathy—and public socio-political relevance. The AULA space is part of Ely Hall at Vassar College and is a wood and brick 45 foot x 65 foot two storied space. Haz clic: textos español.

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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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, archival film and music, with their original sound, video, and writing for the piece.

The scenes of SCRIPT: FRANCO IS STILL DEAD are built around two important moments/speech acts for post-dictatorship Spain; The first, the announcement November 20, 1975 of Franco's death to the nation of Spain, and the second, the chant 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 legacy of the Transición to democracy following Franco's death in 1975, and are seen by some Spaniards as the source of graft, corruption, and "austericide" in contemporary Spain.

The focus for the installation is on marked and unmarked sites of mass graves, and completely 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 pact of silence and Amnesty Law of the immediate post-dictatorship years created a tacit public silence in its wake. Silence and the raucousness of a silence which does not rest is central to this iteration of the project. The collaboration addresses what 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 central component 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 worked in Spring 2017 under a Mellon-funded Residency and Grant for a semester at Vassar College, initiated by Political Science Professor Katherine Hite for her seminar "The Politics of Memory."

Photos and Video/Audio Info: Images taken at Vassar College AULA during the installation-event or during testing.The video is largely long still takes. Scene 1 (Architectures of Silence) opens with a shot from the POV of the tomb site called The Valley of the Fallen, where Dictator Francisco Franco and 30-60K civil war dead and post-civil war "disappeared" persons are interred. Many captured anti-fascists and other civilians considered against the Franco regime were imprisoned and taken on "paseos" (walks), executed, and buried in mass graves in the years immediately following the civil war (1936-1939). Those who were imprisoned were responsible for part of the building of the huge monument, basilica,and monestery that comprise Valle de los Caidos (Valley of the Fallen) just outside of Madrid. It is from the point of view of the dead and those who worked on the building of the site that we choose to shoot, instead of re-producing the vision of the monument to Franco that the Valle de los Caidos that are usually seen (such as shots of the gigantic crucifix atop the mountain and of the monumental architecture). Many discussions and debates currently circulate in Spain around what should become of this huge site.

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