In the project space of the gallery Ellen de Bruijne Projects exhibits the archive of the project The Inadequate by Dora Garcia. The Inadequate is the project that was shown at the Spanish pavilion in the Giardini during the Venice Biennale 2011.
The Inadequate is an extended performance, made of objects, conversations, monologues, theatre, silences and debate. The protagonists of this multiple, collective performance, spanning several generations, with a strong accent in the Italian scene as an object of research, are experts in the notion of ‘inadequacy’. They represent independent, underground, dissident, unofficial, marginal and exiled positions.
What does ‘inadequate’ mean? In this respect, we refer to the following quote by Erving Goffman in Encounters (1961): ‘To be awkward or unkempt, to talk or move wrongly, is to be a dangerous giant, a destroyer of worlds. As every psychotic and comic ought to know, any accurately improper move can poke through the thin sleeve of immediate reality.