Tubular Balls & Raquel Meyers / EMPEROR’S SNUFF BOXES (2008)

July 10th 2008 / Territorio Electrico 08 / La Casa Encendida (Madrid)
EMPEROR’S SNUFF BOXES av // Tubular Balls and Raquel Meyers

Project divided in 4 boxes / parts

Each box has a joint connection, a discontinuity from which its shape is created. A portrait of present as a moment with no length, where the gift ot time is refused, and we’re thrown to a disposable life. Each box invents its own rules, its level of disorder, its end, and take us to the other side of the world: a city, a landscape, or simply the hole our desires escape through.

A project created halfway between Madrid and Berlin, “Emperor’s Boxes” is an AV set that shows Tubular Balls (SPA) and Raquel Meyers (SPA) joining forces for a common effort. A collage of sound and image, determinated by the content of each box. 4 boxes, 4 individuals, unlimited possibilities by mixing them.

The collaboration between Tubular Balls and Raquel Meyers started in 2008 which the making of a video for the piece “The Emperor’s Snuff Box”, which has been shown at several festivals and galleries throughout Europe: ‘49cm’ Mikrogalleriet / Copenhagen (DN), Square Eyes Festival (Arnhem, Netherlands), Lucas Carrieri Art Gallery, VIDEOKILLS #4 (Berlin), and is part of the “Intermerz” selection shown in Lev Festival (Gijon, SPA) and Territorios Digitales 2009 (Sevilla, SPA).

They made AV sets together on the basis of this video in the Territorio Electrico ’08 in La Casa Encendida (Madrid), and Freeway Club (Madrid), already expanding the undeniable possibilities of taking this common effort to live shows.