Paratext #65 with Saskia Fischer, Selma Khadija Kahoul, Juan David Galindo and Albert Gironès

This name, Paratext, hides a monthly program of performances by artists in residence at Hangar as well as artists on exchange grants. They present, in different formats, specific projects or parts of their work. The sessions are always open to the public with the purpose of enabling interaction with the artists themselves.

The next Paratext session will take place on Wednesday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Hangar’s Sala Ricson.

Projects will be presented by:

Saskia Fischer (Exchange grant Baden Württemberg – Catalunya)

Saskia is an interdisciplinary artist working with images, objects, texts, and environments. Her research is concerned with the paradigms that form and inform landscape as a reflection of cultural and social values.

She examines the ways Western understanding separates anthropological urbanity from a colonial concept of nature, reinforcing problematic notions of femininity and what is ‘natural’. Her working motifs draw on transitory architectures and the fabricated barrier between nature and the commons. This interdisciplinary research is expressed through photographs and installations synthesizing diverse media blending materials and motives from architecture, mobility, urban planning, landscape design, horticulture, gender studies and art history.

Selma Khadija Kahoul (Exchange grant Baden Württemberg – Catalunya)

Selma Khadija Kahoul lives and works in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. She studied fine arts with focus on sculpturing in Freiburg and Basel under Herta Seibt de Zinser, Hannah Weinberger, Claudia Müller and Alexandra Navratil. Bodies are mortal, always present and constantly in a dialogue with their environment. Kahoul‘s objects, body extensions and installations question these dialogues between bodies and spatial environment in the context of social and personal upheavals. She focuses on narratives of bodily-spatial development: processes of birth, (temporary) death and moulting. Her works explore the field of tension between skinning as a natural act of liberation and skinning as a loss of identity and home, sometimes experienced violently.

Juan David Galindo (Exchange grant Baden Württemberg – Catalunya)

A Juan. There are thousands of Juanes in the world and he signs as such, as one among thousands. He investigates with artistic projects, materialized through the archive, video or performance, the models of subjectivation that deform, discipline, limit and empower the self. He delves into the construction of subjectivity, starting from what shapes the self beyond identity and biography.

A Juan thinks with the same logic and pattern with which he navigates his screens, opening up layers and more layers, which are superimposed, intermingled and contaminated. He acts with an attention-deficit mind that is not capable of going deeper into a line, and as an effect he is condemned to open links, references and videos. Instead of struggling, he proposes to surrender to its (in)capacity of attention and to its impulse to open and unlock windows. He surrenders to the bombardment of information, merges with his saturated logic and finds tools to copy, paste, replace, suppress and discern, and to build from there a method, a form of articulation that seeks to turn a problem and a consequence into a proposal.

Albert Gironès (Exchange grant Baden Württemberg – Catalunya)

Albert Gironès is a researcher, visual artist and cultural manager. He graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and holds a master’s degree in Cultural Production and Communication from the Ramon Llull University.

He works from and for the context through artistic research and intervention in reality. His practice maintains interests in popular stories, rumorology and extraordinary tales associated with certain places, and investigates the new construction of imaginaries through the marvelous, in the human will to understand and in the experience of the transcendental fact.


Attendance is free and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.



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Image: Selma Khadija Kahoul


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