Dora Garcia: These Books Were Alive; They Spoke to Me!
Exhibition, The Tetley, Leeds, UK.
This is Dora Garcia’s first institutional solo show in the UK, providing a retrospective look at her career and an opportunity to stage new iterations of performance works based on texts written by the artist, collaborators, and iconic literary works such as James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake.
“These books were alive; they spoke to me” is a quote from François Truffaut’s 1966 dystopic cult film Fahrenheit 451 (based on Ray Bradbury’s novel of the same name). This literary reference opens up a framework for the exhibition and expanded programme, which features books about performance, and performances about books.