#5cosas por las que ha merecido la pena estar vivo esta semana (52)

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La obra de Jordi Teixidor, «Fin de partie» (2012-2020), que forma parte de la serie «La Rivière».

En el siguiente vídeo el propio autor explica el proceso de trabajo y la génesis de la obra, así como las influencias de ésta y referencias con las que el cuadro dialoga.

 

2.

El documental «An-tonio», dirigido por Breogán Torres Gutiérrez y dedicado al malogrado cantante de Algeciras Antonio Rubio, conocido artísticamente como An-tonio, que falleció un 12 de agosto de 1997, sin poder ver publicado su primer disco (que saldría póstumamente en el otoño de ese mismo año). Tenía 27 años.

 

3.

El artículo de Kate Storey «The Rise and Fall of Planet Hollywood» para Esquire. Aquí.

Un extracto:

«Roseanne Barr stood behind three feet of neon-blue glass, bottles of gin, vodka, bourbon, and tequila lined up behind her. White cement squares with handprints covered the walls. It was September 17, 1995; Barr was the reigning queen of prime-time television, but on this particular night she was wearing an oversize red T-shirt adorned with PLANET HOLLYWOOD across its front, cleaning a glass behind the bar at America’s most popular chain restaurant.

Patrick Swayze, seven years on from his Dirty Dancing performance, sidled up to the bar. His hair was trimmed short, a sweep of bangs covering his forehead. A couple buddies with him: Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo. He paused, eyeballing Barr. “Hey, can I get a Pink Lady?”

The din of the crowd picked up, drowning out the music. Surrounding the revelers that night was movie memorabilia: Rita Hayworth’s dress from Gilda, Nurse Ratched’s hospital whites from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates. The Planet Hollywood logo loomed large, reflected on the ceiling.

Two weeks earlier, Charlie Sheen had covered every supermarket tabloid for his marriage to model Donna Peele. The pair had met just six weeks before the wedding. Here he was, the happy newlywed (for now) in a suit and tie, bespectacled and goateed, elbowing his way to Barr. Sheen’s drink order? A Major League Hotshot.

“You’re married now,” Barr quipped.

“You’re right,” he fired back. “What about a Sex on the Beach?”

Before his drink arrived, Sheen got a tap on the shoulder: Luke Perry in a Planet Hollywood bomber jacket. “I gotta have something that’s going to take me to another ZIP code.”

Jean-Claude Van Damme, all muscle and martial arts and hair gel, shouted in his Belgian accent that he was in the mood for something with “some kick, some spice.”

Without missing a beat, Barr, who was pouring a drink for Danny Glover, said: “Try the Rockettes. I hear they’re French.”

A pause, as if to wait for the laughter and applause of a live studio audience, then George Clooney leaned over the bar—Caesar-cut, ER George Clooney—yelling, “There’s an emergency! I need a drink!”»

 

4.

El tema «El agujero glorioso» de Los Altragos, con Juanito Wau!, incluido en el mini LP del mismo nombre y publicado en 2019 por Sweet Groove, Devil Records y El Garito de Wray.

 

5.

El poema «Testimonio del sueño», del poeta polaco Miron Bialoszewski (1922-1983), en versión de Krystina Rodowska.

Dice así:

 

«Detrás de las cabeceras de las camas

nosotros – barracas cinematográficas

del sueño

 

No podemos ni silbar

ni aplaudir

 

Lo único que ocurre es que vociferamos en el lenguaje de los monos

-nuestro antiguo dialecto-

las cosas más actuales

 

Y de veras, entonces

estamos viviendo

nuestra propia era»

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