Fito Conesa

The Fito Conesa Tenora project began in 2020 within the framework of MUSICA D’ACCIÓ(?) whit different activities: a performance at the Museo Nacional de Arte de Catalunya,, and a video installation at Homesession.

TENORA opens up a space for study and the need (or not) to conceive performance and action music as elements of the ecosystem of cultural goods inherent to the human being, placing special interest in the performatives or sonorities lost in the course of past centuries and in action music as an artistic detonator in recent cultural movements.

The performance in the Oval Room of the MNAC symbolically activates the museum’s organ, a valuable artistic heritage that is currently not functioning. As a continuation of the performance carried out on the 30th of September in the Oval Room of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalonia, Conesa transforms the Homesession space into the inside the MNAC organ.
The sound, recorded in the oval room of the museum, floods the space
incorporating a new architectural dimension resulting from the
own reverb. The Tenora installation is completed with a video
in which, from inside the Conesa organ, it tries to create
some post-produced melodic moment, in an impossible attempt
to put the machinery into operation. Between the fauna and the
analog sound.


Fito Conesa -Artist and programmer-
Bachelor of Fine Arts Arts by the University of Barcelona. He has worked
teaching and developing workshops for the department educational programme of the “la Caixa” Foundation. He worked as director of art of the “Santo Domingo Verde” campaign for the Santo Domingo City Hall (Dominican Republic) and was part of the Sala d’Art Jove tutorial team (2012). His works have been exhibited in different museums and festivals such as Oslo Screen Festival 2010, Barcelona Loop Fair 2009-2012, Barcelona International Poetry Festival, Centre Spanish Cultural of the Dominican Republic, Matadero Madrid, CaixaForum (Lleida, Tarragona, Barcelona). He has participated in various publications such as Zeitgeist: Variations & Repetitions (Save as… publications, 2010), Unique Window Display (Loft Publications, 2009) and Suite for Ordinary Machinery (Save as… publications, 2008). With this last one, it happened to become part of the Tate Modern library collection (London), the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Reina Sofía and the MACBA. From 2014 to the autumn of 2017 he directed and coordinated Habitat 1418, the CCCB and MACBA project to
young people from 14 to 18 years old. Conesa is the winner of the Grant Homesession Exchange for a Quebec residence in
2021.

TENORA is a project by the artist Fito Conesa, which will continue its development in 2021. The project, the result of collaboration between Homesession and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, forms part of the programming of MUSICA D’ACCIÓ promoted by ARTefACTe, Transit Project and Club9