Democracia: 'Ser y Durar'
Black Box: Democracia features To Be and to Last (Ser y Durar, 2011), in which a group of traceurs in revolutionary-styled garb perform parkour in the Madrid Civil Cemetery.
Since 2005, the Hirshhorn Museum has presented the new media art program Black Box. Curated by Kelly Gordon the space has featured an international array of works by emerging and established artists and collectives, including Francis Alÿs, Hans Op de Beeck or Guido van der Werve.
Now is the turn for Democracia, a Madrid-based collective comprised of Pablo España and Iván López, known for their socio-political work that includes performance, public engagement actions, printed books and video installations. For their three-channel video, Ser y Durar (To Be and to Last), the artists collaborated with a team of local traceurs and asked them to perform parkour.