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Discoteca Flaming Star & François Boué (Berlin/New York)
Discoteca Guitarrera Funkstorm
(Quien no fuma ni bebe algún otro vicio tiene)
(Don’t drink, don’t smoke - you must do something

"Discoteca Guitarrera Funkstorm" was an encounter between a performance group living off and in urban culture and experimenting with the memory of pop, and a rural group from the Spanish region of La Vera which investigates, without melancholy, the memory of the area’s folklore, rescuing pieces from and the spontaneous, irreverent style of traditional music. Both sides work with concepts of memory, displacing it, activating it in the community experience of song. El Arroyo de los Cagaos, by confronting the filter of the previous dictatorship; Discoteca Flaming Star by investigating the replacing of folk music with pop rhetoric. Both projects share a consciousness of enjoyment as a tool for encounter and work.

On June 12th, 2004, Discoteca Flaming Star and El Arroyo de los Cagaos played - together, after one another, each to one another, for five hours in the square of Viandar de la Vera, Caceres, Spain - a village of 300 inhabitants. Both groups wanted to test and challenge what it was that had brought them together:

• The spirits of punk
• The importance of texts
• Simple, open musical structure that leaves room for spontanaiety and participation
• An open spirit of collaboration
• Irreverence
• No fear of boredom
• Emotional dependence on the environment
• Not ruling out anything when creating

The encounter was filmed by the New York filmmaker François Boué

Super 8 film transferred to Mini-DV, subsequently dubbed with a fragment of the live-recording. One can hear two versions of the song "La Loba", a song that goes back to mediaveal times. The first version is in spanish, played by EALC, the second one is performed in its german translation by DFS.

François Boué was born in Marburg, Germany and studied the history of art, architecture and film in Paris and London. He has been showing installations involving architecture, landscape and urban situations since 1981. He began showing films in 1999. His films have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kunstmuseum, Bern; Künstlerhaus Stuttgart and the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt among others. He lives and works in New York.

June 12th, 2004, Viandar de la Vera, Cáceres. Spain
Discoteca Flaming Star & El Arroyo Los Cagaos
Discoteca Guitarrera Funkstorm

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