JULIA ZAC 

THE TASK OF MOVING
Site- specific performance
2024











Teatre el musical TEM
Valencia, SP

Choreography, direction: Julia Zac
Sound: Roberto Martin
Residencies: Graner Barcelona, Espai La granja
Photos: Raul Sanchez
Video: Antonio Savinelli


This project is part of an investigation that the artist is developing to approach discovering the relationships that the body has with its environment.

The proposal is articulated in a visit to the building of Teatre el Musical through dance and sound, where the audience will be able to approach the experience through a series of observation and listening exercises.

The artist presents a score based on the combination of physical tasks as well as the creation of ephemeral temporal structures, which rise and fade in an instant, appearing and disappearing like ghostly figures.

By seeking to produce spaces for the imagination, this project is conceived as a intimately shared experience. The celebration of simplicity, precision, and deceleration shape this collective contemplation experience in a world saturated with visual stimuli, inviting the viewer to transform, reconstruct, and reconfigure their gaze to discover new possibilities of interaction between the theater and its environment.





PUMP THE BEAT /  REMOURE
Mediations
2023 / 2024


IVAM
Institut Valencià d’Art Modern
Valencia SP


PUMP THE BEAT

Dance program for young people from 14 to 17 years old. In colllaboration with Club Mutante,  we proposes that young people discover their place in the IVAM through dance.



REMOURE

Guided tour through dance at the POPULAR exhibition.
in collaboration with the mediator Elena Sanmartin



Devices for editable sequences
Performance
2022






Teatro Circulo
Valencia, SP

Creation & direction: Julia Zac
Co-creación y dance: Elton Luis Medang y Julia Zac
Sound: Frnckjssld
Score: Paul Loubet
Photos: Esteban Hidalgo
Video: Teatro Circulo
Thanks to: En corps ensemble, Estudi Palmera, Teatro Circulo, Isabella Alfaro,Tatiana Clavel.

Devices for editable sequences  is a performance that brings together a set of short movement sequences. They follow one another and are repeated in a loop throughout the performance, at the same time are subject to variations and changes.

This performance plays with the idea that the body is an editable material, making a nod to the video editing tools that have become more popular over the years and that new generations often use on social networks directly from their mobile phones.

This performance was created and played during my pregnancy.





BATTLEGROUND
Performance
2021

CCC Barceloneta
Barcelona


Idea, creation, and choreography: Inka Romaní Escrivá and Julia Zac
Music: Martí Guillem.
Photography and video: Vindio Blanco.

This performance has been produced thanks to the residency program for young people from Ayuntamiento de Valencia (Valencia City Council) as well as the funds for artistic productions by Ayuntamiento de Valencia (Valencia City Council) and Instituto Valenciano De Cultura (Valencian Institute for Culture) and the creation residency program from Centre Civic de la Barceloneta (Barcelona).



This piece raises the question of how two bodies can share a battlefield without being physically in the same place. The artists bring the separation of bodies imposed by the health crisis to the same space. Each person lives and moves in their own virtual space, but they share the same room.

For their conceptualization, they start from the premises that Doel and Clarke established on virtual reality in 2005, which they understood as the final resolution of a world full of imperfections.

Virtual technology allows us to fulfill the dream of updating time and space at our whim, being/fighting together despite being each in our separate setting.

 









I-4
Performance
2019 - 2020

Fondation Blue Project
Barcelona

Concept + direction + performance: Julia Zac + Ulrico Eguizábal Catena
Set: Abel Iglesias
Music: Dr. Paul Jean Robert
Costume: Fede Pouso Carolina Figueroa Buj Studio
Footwear: Hernán Guardamagna
Photo: Papagni Meca


“A cyborg is a cybernetic organism, a machine and organism hybrid, a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction”.

Donna Haraway, A Cyborg Manifesto


The piece emerges from the interest of the artists and choreographers, Julia Zac and Ulrico Eguizábal Catena, in exploring dancing and the performing arts as a tool to query and raise awareness on how scientific and technological developments transform the social, material and political relationships. Asking how technology affects the body in the contemporary world is part of the process of the piece. The performance is organized into a series of repeated and necessary appearances and departures from the scene that has the purpose of showing the trial and error to which organisms are subjected to; the returning to the starting point, the resetting. The bodies crash against each other, they reprogram each other through well-defined movement patterns, they repeatedly join and separate themselves, they complement each other; with the aspiration of improving their performance and finding what would make them perfect, immortal. I-4 (B-sides) presents a novel idea of the organism body-machine, which is characterized by clumsiness, but at the same time intelligence, showing the mechanic and the human side of the performers. That notion of the machine as something that pursues a functional and logical way of movement, but that also reveals the human side, that is, the cyborg.


PRESS

“I-4 is the most recent project by Julia Zac and Ulrico Eguizábal Catena, in collaboration with other artists. A multidisciplinary piece where dance, art and technology work together to release a futurist message”. Neo2 Magazine