Esther Planas
Latest works, text, performances


ESPACIOS LIMINARES #2 L'espai d'aprenentage com a camp d'estudi


Performing Otherness: a Postcolonial Approach to Francoist Spain
26 October 2018 9am - 5pm Hunter Building, Hunter Lecture Theatre (017)
74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh/ EH3 9DFSchool of History of Art, University of Edinburgh,26 October 2018 /

Queer +_ Noise # a psycho-social experiment # Curated by Laura Netz at The Others Wed-5-September -2018

Spectres of Modernism at Raven Row, London, 2 February 2018


05 October – 10 December, Spectres of Modernism: Artists Against Overdevelopment

Bowater House, Golden Lane Estate, London EC1Y 0RJ. View from Fann Street, EC1.
Curated by Clare Carolin, Artists: Mark Aerial Waller, Fiona Banner, Deborah Curtis, Adam Dant, Jeremy Deller, Arnaud Desjardin, Margarita Gluzberg, Patrick Goddard, Pippa Henslowe, Stewart Home, Siu Lan Ko, Tom McCarthy, Fraser Muggeridge, Katrina Palmer, Cornelia Parker, Esther Planas, Elizabeth Price, Anjalika Sagar – The Otolith Group, Iain Sinclair, Gavin Turk, Eleanor Vonne Brown.

16 June, The Rome Process Art. Class. War - Performance Party, curated by Mike Watson

28 April-May, RED MAY SEATLE at INCA plus This Might Not Work Red May
Esther Planas Balduz, Felix Gmelin, Talena Lachelle Queen, Clark Wiegman, RabRab, and Kathleen Skeels INCA: 2 West Roy St. Seattle, WA, 98110
Curated by the Red May Collective

24 March, Publication: “Manifestaciones Públicas de Afecto”, presentación de Florencia Portocarrero (Proyecto AMIL, Lima)
Manifestaciones Públicas de Afecto/ Public Display of Affection es una publicación digital que reúne textos e intervenciones de artistas, curadores e investigadores que entienden el afecto como una categoría de análisis crítico y/o político, planteando reflexiones en torno a sus relaciones con el conocimiento y el poder, pero también sobre sus posibilidades emancipatorias. Participan: BAR project, Valentina Desideri, Andrea Francke, Valeria Graziano, Gelen Jeleton, Mathew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Esther Planas y Florencia Portocarrero.

14 February, Paessagio edition and published text by Eric Baudelaire, David Bernstein, William Kentridge, Adrian Paci, Esther Planas, Olivia Plender, Lina Selander, Haim Steinbach, Mariam Suhail, APICHATPONG Weerasethakul.

2016 Contingence and praxis/ Becoming Haima: Guest Editor Eme3/ Escuela de Calor at Eme3 Architectural Festival/ COAC Colegio de Arquitectos de Barcelona/ Barcelona
2015 Participant with Escuela de Calor at Eme3 Architectural Festival, Barcelona, School of Calidity: October's Back to De-schooling, Solo project plus various guest. Symposia on the Threptikon about the soul of Plants and us/ Selected for the ART LICKS FESTIVAL
2014 School of Calidity with Nicola Woodham and guest, Summer Camp, Five Years, London
Fragments ( Arts Council of England Grant) at Five Years/ The Showroom London 
2013 Escuela de Calor beyond de Northern line in Bruxelles 
info:, Sometimes We appear (With Tuesday 029, at Donlon Books, secret garden),  Escuela de Calor, Eme3 Architectural Festival, Barcelona info:, Museo MACRO Rome, Joan of Art: Towards a Free Education | workshop, conferenze e installazioni by Mike Watson, with Mark Fisher, David Blacker, Adelita Husney-Bei…. etc etc.
Intensive care or such urgent times we live! show and live talk at "news of the world gallery", 50 Resolution Way, Deptford, London SE8 4NT info:
Guest for Guiding practice and fusión at La Práctica de PISOproyecto by Noemí Segarra y Félix Rodríguez-Rosa in San Juan Puerto Rico 
2012guest at The Harbour, Beta Local, San Juan Puerto Rico

Lectures, Conversations

2018_Performing Otherness: a Postcolonial Approach to Francoist Spain
26 October 2018 9am - 5pm Hunter Building, Hunter Lecture Theatre (017)
74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh/ EH3 9DF
2015_ Aformal Academy: DIGITAL DIALOGUE – Alternative educational practices, with: Esther Planas – Escuela de Calor, Shiri Shalmy – Antiuniversity of East London,The Public School for Architecture Brussels ////
2015_A Nuestros Amigos, El Comité Invisible, Esther Planas Conversa Canibal, La Canibal, Barcelona.
2015_ Escuela de Calor, VOLUME with Nick Axel < presentation of projects at Eme3
2015_ School of Calidity, Threptikon Lecture Performance about the soul of Plants and us/ Five Years, London,
2014_Secret Garden, Conversations and Encounters at Donlon Books, London
2013_Escuela de Calor: Joan of Art, Macro Museo,Roma curated by Mike Watson April
2010_Interconnected Echoes: Speaker at The Great British Art Debate 25 July 2010 at 14:00
Clore Auditorium, Tate Britain, curated by Cedar Lewishon at Tate Britain, London 2011
2008_ Performance Symposium at Yes I know Free School curated by Edward Dorrian, Five Years London

Selected text and publications by Esther Planas:

Manifestaciones Públicas de Afecto/BARProject, Florencia Portocarrero 2017
Paessagio/ 2016/17
Esther Planas, Escuela de Calor, Aformal Academy 20/2016
Mexican Embassy, Three Letter Words London 2014/ INDEX Fair Mexico2015 2014 (MACBA Arxiu) 
/Seconds, Publicado por Peter Lewis Londres UK 2007
The Critical Friend London Publicado por Transition Gallery : Critica a Richard Crow, Joan Morey, Brock Enright , Gillian Carnegie Londres UK 2006/8
Misa Negra, Joan Morey publicado por Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporaneo, CGAC España 2007
Thee (Novela Corta ) Frozen Tears I (Curado por John Rusell) Londres 2004
/Frenzy-L'art decorative D'aujourd'hiu, Five Years Londres UK 2004
Entrevista a Throbing Gristle Revista Metal Barcelona, España 2004
Revista V.O. : Entrevista a Bigas Luna, Barcelona, España / 1984
Revista Diagonal : Entrevista a Cesc Gelabert. Barcelona , España / 1983

Selected Shows

School of Calidity, Back to De-Schooling, Five Years, London
School of Calidity, Summer Camp, Five Years, London
Escuela de Calor au Belgique, De La Charge ( Bruselas) 
See Me/ Feel Me / Hear Me, PAMM a project by Guillermos Espinosa, Madrid ( off Arco) 
Rojo: Eventos y Apariciones + Encuentros del Tercer Tipo en Ultravioleta/ Proyectos Ultravioleta Guatemala info:
Gipsy Dance Rock Mix, La Loseta, (project by Radames Juni Figueroa) San Juan Puerto Rico
The BCN PSYCHO TROPIC WORKSHOPS, Antigua Casa Haiku Project by Alex Brahim Barcelona
Drinking at the Fountain of Art, White Cubicle, London 
All Cats Are Grey, Spai Ubu, Barcelona 
PychogeometryV, Five Years, London 
El Diablo en la Pintura, Club der Polnischen Versager, Berlín (with Marc Hulson and Tuesday029)
DS number 4, Five Years/ London


*sekw- Gallery Cian, Barcelona Curated by Alex Brahim
Amerika ( GIG Munich ) Germany /(Camberwell University) London
Fragments ( Five Years ) Arts Council London Grant/ The Showroom events/publication launch
Intensive Care ( news of the world curatorial studio by The Centre of Attention), London
8FESTIVAL DE PERFORMANCE, Cali, Colombia ( Helena Producciones, Visible, Fondazione Pistoletto)
PABD, Publish and Be Damned, by Kit Hammonds ( ICA , London) 
PABD(activities as part of Pioneers of the Downtown Scene, New York 1970) by Kit Hammonds
The Barbican,London
BCN PRODUCCIO\'10 La Capella, Barcelona 
East End Promises ,London Newcastle Project Space, London 
Transzendenz, Autocenter, Berlin 
JTP, James Tailor Gallery,London
It Aint Fair, OHWOW Gallery Art Basel, Miami 
/Maskwork , Five Years Gallery, London 
Rock My Illusion,Fundacion Boti,Granada 
The Weasel Pop Music and Contemporary Art, by Kit Hammonds, South London Gallery, London 
Frenzie,Lart Decorative D’ajourduy,Metropol Galleries, Folkestone 
Kunstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral vs Mainstream + Spor Klubu, Zweiter Berliner Kunstsalon, Berlin 
Not Yet Night, Studio Voltaire, London 
Publish and be Damned, Cubitt, London 
AXXXPRESSSUNIZM, Vilma Gold, London 
Sunrise/Sunset, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York 
Black, Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt, Paris 
Snow, Transition, London 
Love is in the Air, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ibiza (and touring) 
Science Fiction Double Feature, U.C.E, Birmingham 
Tender Prey, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam 
Frozen Tears, Cabinet Gallery, London 
Je T’aime.... Moi non plus, Kunstmuseum,Thun ( and touring ; Kunsthalle, Bergen; Kunsthalle,Wilhemshaven; Het Domein Sittard , Metronom, Fundacio Rafael Tous D’art Contemporani) 
De la representation a l’action ( with Pablo Leon de la Barra) Le Plateaux, Paris
Silence and Darkness, Outline, Amsterdam 
Cinematheque, Five Years, London 
The Difference Between You and Us, Five Years, London 
Sous -titre X, Galerie Art & Essai, Rennes 
Skank, Plus Ultra , New York 
Drop Out, Five Years, London 
Hit and Run UK, Old Seager Distillery, London 
Attraction, Metronom, Fundacio d’art Contemporani Rafael Tous, Barcelona 
Filles Modernes, ESAP, Perpignan 
The Redroom, Five Years, London 
There is Plenty of Sunshine in Summer, Outline, Amsterdam 
Dark Pop, Five Years, London


_“Description of a Dance” (collaborative text with Theo Cowley) & “A Midnight Summer Dream and a Funeral Party” (short story) Frozen Tears 3, 2006
_”La Filosofia se Hizo Carne” (text for Joan Morey) to be published in the catalogue El Enemigo Interior, 2006
_”Homerton Hospital”, drawing published in Arty 17,
London 2005
_”Gillian Carnegie, Brock Enright”, reviews published in The Critical Friend nos 2, 3 & 4, Transition
publications, London 2005
_”London Boys”, collage published in Arty 16, London 2004
_Dark Star –artist book/periodical, issues 1 2 3 and 4 published 1999, 2000, 2001,2002 by the artist. Distributed by O F
R System, Paris
_”Thee”, short story published in the collection Frozen Tears, curated by John Rusell, ARTicle Press, UCE Birmingham, 2003
_Interview with Throbbing Gristle, AB magazine, Barcelona, May 2003
_Welcome to the Secret Lands and the Secret Worlds, exhibition catalogue, published by Danielle Arnaud, London,
_Redrum, Photo series published in AB magazine, Barcelona, March 1999
_Raining Insomnia, Exhibition catalogue, published by AND, Barcelona, 1998 _V.O. Magazine, publisher, editor, art director and contributor, issues 1-4, Barcelona 1984-85

Selected Live Performances

Threptikon with Human and Devorama E1 device, Action # 2 Five Years /Artlicks Festival/ 2015
Improvising for Mark Peter Wright series of curated events at IMT gallery on 21 of November/2015
See me Hear me, PAMM, Madrid, 2012 ( off-Arco) 
Proyecto Cubo (Naves del Español, Matadero, Madrid 2010) Club Esther (Antigua Casa Haiku, Barcelona,2010 ) 
Winter Rites,(Five Years, London 2009 )Rock My Illusion,(Fundación Boti, Granada 2007) 
The Weasel Pop Music and Contemporary Art, (South London Gallery 2007)
London The Mother of all Parties (Beaconsfield, London 2005)
Live Performances, Recordings

_Dirty Snow, live performances as singer and lyricist with support from various artist /musician collaborators at The Mother of all Parties (Beaconsfield, London 2005), Club for Losers (Gossips, London 2004), City of Libertines (supporting The Libertines at The Rythm Factory, London, 2003), on tour with Selfish Cunt (Manchester Dry Bar, Wigan, Southampton, Birmingham, 2004), Club Esther(On the Rocks, London 2003 - 2005); and at Outline, Amsterdam; Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt, Paris; and at the Clinic, 291 Gallery, Hackney Empire, Skint and Minted (supporting the Libertines at Filthy McNasty’s), Old Seager Distillery, Five Years Gallery and 30 Underwood St Gallery , London 1999 -2005
_Club Esther, On the Rocks, London, May 2002, February 2004, June 2004, February 2005; Pan Ams, Barcelona 2003; Firanka, Berlin 2005 _The Morality of Movement (guest performer). show by Theo Cowley.White chapel project space Jan 2006 _El Enemigo Interior (guest performer in the exhibition by Joan Morey), Galeria Sa Nostra, Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca, 2005/06
_Lightning’s Girl, performance by Dirty Snow of the song by Nancy Sinatra in the film “love in a cold Climate “ by Michael Curran ( funded by the Arts Council, screened at Smart Pro-jects Amsterdam,NFT, London) 2003 _Princess Dream -track (recorded under the name Dirty Snow) on Underwood Audio compilation CDs , released September 2002
_DS 4 - Limited 12inch vinyl edition –100 - produced by Dirty Snow, June 2002 _Martin’s head (rhythm section) - Sound Check - Pop song , video pieces by Pete Lloyd Lewis, 2002 _Song Poems, video performance under the name Dirty Snow / collaboration with Peter Lloyd Lewis and Mark Harris, exhibited as part of the group show ‘Song Poems’, Cohan Leslie and Brown, New York + 2 songs included on CD compilation released 2001
_Lost Rabbit, video broadcast on Metropolis, TVE channel, Spain, May 2001
_Sweet Snow White, track (recorded under the name Dirty Snow) on Evensong Recordings compilation CD, released
February 2001 _Redrum - limited edition CD, Plastikiller video - music produced with Luis Carbonell, Barcelona 1999

EDC:Urban Research Praxis bcn 2016