Esther Planas

Copyright 2019

Eventos y Apariciones en Rojo:

Red events and apparitions, Red spectre and Red ghost: newer projects and retroactive
effects going on across time

In 2008 there was a strength of a feeling for the Red for its meaning and for its internationalism or its
way to appear in as monochrome art and of how the Red spectre was creeping inside my spirit.

There have been many years of quasi amnesia, of hopelessness, and defeat.
Now the red time the red flow will never cease.

A fury before powerlessness in front of the rise of a neoliberal cold Fascism as a mode produced and facilitated neoliberalism, which seemed to implode. Those forces or what is now defined as affects haunted me and the memories of the promise which seemed to have been so defeated, given totality
to a hypocrite form which was blind to fascism.

I worked in Barcelona and Guatemala in 2010 and January 2011, with these Red monochromes of the memory of artist which had co-opted Malevich but had a material, object-like presence which could trigger things.

Those were used as backgrounds about the memories of the thickness of such tragic bloodshed in the Spanish Civil war under the fascist and in Guatemala with the ongoing colonial genocides to its indigenous peoples.

Red is seen as a hopeful colour, as a flowing, and as a convulsive dialectic.

The reference to the Red Event was directly taken from Alain Badiou's Being
and Event, and of how the event will carry a trail and aura too.

To re-call a performance from 1998 and to call those Red spirits, as a way of dissolving as an author and create unexpected encounters and feelings in a series of workshops that will open up perceptions.

A genealogy of Red apparitions:

1) as a thin Redline that was crossing all objects of a dismantled barricade and in the graphics of a publication that was propaganda like.

2) the thin line as blood from the Rojos in the Spanish civil war.

3) the Neo-Concrete internationalist movements, the use of monochrome and the Red as an energetic aural object, like sculptural totems and presences that were surrounding me with the ghost of the artist that had used the Red colour, and of the Red colour transcending arts and gathering its own momentum for a political change.
4) blood indigenous peoples in Guatemala and political resistance victims

5) since the years (2015/16) some artist, activist and theorist have "discovered"
my works on Red and those have been featured in Seattle's Independent space INCA
and within the project, This Might Not Work.

6) I started to make a compilation of references found in the internet or as photos in places and sites.

Text for Red May at INCA Institute
extract:

Red May

Esther Planas Balduz, Felix Gmelin, Talena Lachelle Queen, Clark Wiegman,
RabRab, and Kathleen Skeels
INCA: 2 West Roy St. Seattle, WA, 98110
Exhibition: 28 April – 10 May
Opening: 28 April 7-9pm
Curated by the Red May Collective
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Red May launch with an exhibition with work by artists:
Esther Planas Balduz, Felix Gmelin, Talena Lachelle Queen, Clark Wiegman,
RabRab, and Kathleen Skeels.

WE WANT SEATTLE TO TURN RED FOR A MONTH. TO EAT RED FOOD
(APPLES, RED DOTS, RADISHES), TO WEAR RED ACCESSORIES, TO
GET CAUGHT RED-HANDED READING KARL MARX, AND
(WHILE THE WORLD MAXIMIZES HUMAN CAPITAL) TO LIVE PRODIGALLY
IN THE RED AS IF THERE’S NO TOMORROW.
ANYONE CAN PLAY. THE RULES? THERE ARE ONLY TWO. FIRST, RIFF ON RED.
AND SECOND, ASSUME FOR A MONTH THAT THE MARKET IS NOT THE SOLUTION
TO THE PROBLEMS THAT THE MARKET CREATES.
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more info here:

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Revue Marxiste
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Greve Generale (Rouge)
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Ecole de Mai !!
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Labour Slogan

Catching-up Red Events its appearing more and more around

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found in 2019!RetroFuture A.Jaar/11
Alfredo Jaar, I saw Red and I had just found this image, of his...
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Red Cover Marx Memorial 2017
My performance and situationist action during an homage to Marx...
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Reading Marx Red Event retroactive

Presences of Red during visit to Marx memorial 2017

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Red Dedication to Marx (Memorial)

Gifts and homages to Marx during ritual at Marx Memorial

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Close-up message to Marx

RED ROJO .... no more

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Red Action Presence Devotion

One still of my performance filmed by comrade at site

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Red Action Presence Devotion

One still of my performance filmed by comrade at site

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Red Presence Marx Film Screening

at British Library The Red Malevich Spectre improvised

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RED MAY in Helsinki

My work featured at show curated by Hami Bahadori

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shooting the shooter
Nana, my Brazilian friend and film maker who helped me to film...
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Nana is Red
Nana, my Brazilian friend and film maker who helped me to film...
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Nana is RED 2
Nana, my Brazilian friend and film maker who helped me to film...
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still from film

Red Presences Film for RED MAY

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Red May at Seattle

INCA

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Red May at Seattle
Radical Red and my work in Proyectos Ultravioleta featured in...
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Red May Seattle
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Red May Seattle
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Red May Seattle
My work RED /ROJO ESTHER INTERNACIONAL 2010 featured at show...
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Rojo Esther Internacional
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Red Performance Antiuniversity NOW
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Lewis Gordon Red Fanon

Decolonial lecture presence RED at CSM 2016

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RED presences at CSM
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RED presences at CSM

Freud Museum director interacts with Red Presences at CSM

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RED presences at CSM
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Nana is Red 1
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screenshots with many REDS
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Goldsmiths Anarchist Book Fair

RED comrades and flags

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Red presence retro painting 2010
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Red presence retro painting 2010
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RED Escuela de Calor 2013 ROMA
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MACRO talking RED

Guest speaker at Joan of Art curator Mike Watson

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MACRO talking RED
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Red cover Red Chorus 2014
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Found RED 2015
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Red Presences Puerto Rico 2013
Performing one of my sensorial psychic event situations with...
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Red Presences Puerto Rico 2013
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Red Rojo Eventos y Apariciones

My show at Proyectos Ultravioleta January 2011 Guatemala

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Red Occupy
My photo documentary on the Occupy events at Saint Pauls Cathedral...
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Entering RED with Allan Kaprov 2012
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Red Beatles found object 2016
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RED Chinese Maoist best rest Soho 2013
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Rojo CNT found Barcelona 2010
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Red Rojo Proyectos Ultravioleta 2011
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Red Rojo Proyectos Ultravioleta 2011
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Red Rojo Proyectos Ultravioleta 2011
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Red Rojo Proyectos Ultravioleta 2011
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Red Rojo Invite 2011
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Close-up Rojo (Eventos y Apariciones)
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Invite for workshops RED close encounters
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Red stairs situation 2012 London
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Red Presence talk Haiku Space 2010
The RED masses of Post Neo Concretos and International RED Spectres...
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Red No Spain object trouvé
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Tricornio Cíclope

BCNProducció/10 one of the images of my show more info: La CapellaBCNProducció

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Installation Barricade

Red Spanish Civil War hauntologies at BCNProducció/2010

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Red presences paintings 2009
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Found RED 2015
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Anna Mendieta Blood Red soul
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Anna Mendieta Blood Red soul
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Anna Mendieta Blood Red soul
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REds and arts
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REds and arts
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Partisan Cafe memorabilia
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Red East End found
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Red Arts
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Red Arts
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Red Arts
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Red Arts
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Red Arts

Red as Screaming in Spanish!!!

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Red Arts
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Red Arts
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Red Arts
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Red Arts
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Red Arts
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Red Arts
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Red Arts
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Red Arts
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Red Arts
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Red Arts
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Red Arts
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Red Arts
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Red Arts
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Red Arts
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Red Arts
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at Red space MACRO museum Rome 2013
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Red Arts
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found found
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comrade Jodi Dean