Together, they have create and performed the concert “If this is life, I am Little Red Riding Hood…” based on Luisa Valenzuela’s story at the Borges Auditorium, of the National Library in 2015 and the lecture performance “Firytales” at the Abasto Social Club in 2018, both in Buenos Aires. Nowadays, they are composing their new piece, a contemporary opera to be premiered in Argentina in 2020.
JORGE CHIKIAR + MARIA EMILIA FRANCHIGNONI COLLABORATE PERIODICALLY SINCE 2015 ON ARTISTIC PROJECTS THAT SEEK TO ENGAGE PERFORMANCE AND MUSIC, CREATING PERFORMATIVE DEVICES THAT RELY ON SOUND IN ORDER TO PRODUCE NEW SPATIALITIES. THEIR EXPERIMENTAL WORK DISPLAYS A CONTEMPORARY SENSIBILITY INFLUENCED BY PRESENT VIOLENCE AND THE EMERGENCE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES.
Born in Buenos Aires on the 26thof November. She has lived in Paris and New York, with lengthy stays in Barcelona and Mexico, as well. Her carrier spans fifty years of uninterrupted dedication to literature, through which she has published more than 30 books, including novels, short stories, microstories and essays.
MARÍA EMILIA FRANCHIGNONI
Buenos Aires, 1981. Multidisciplinary artist, she obtained her Masters’ Degree in Performance Studies from New York University’s (NYU) Tisch School of Arts, where she was awarded a scholarship for her academic performance. Holds a BA in Communication and Cultural Studies from University of San Andrés, Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires, 1970. Is a composer and sound artist. Creator of the piece “No te calles”, for percussion and electronics, composed specially for percussionist Bruno Lo Bianco, published in his Solo Set CD (2017).