Residency Unlimited


Talks | Apr 23 2019 6.30pm

RU Exhibition: Also today is an omen?, performance by Héctor Jiménez Castillo

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
6.30pm (free and open to the public)
Residency Unlimited (RU)
360 Court Street (enter the Church through the main entrance)
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Curated by Ian Cofre, independent curator and writer from New York.

Héctor Jiménez Castillo is an artist, poet, and writer. Plural. Pleural, pleur, plurial, prurient, plurealidad...
Also today is an omen? is a site-specific choreographic action that will last 40 minutes.


It all starts with the image of the Nativity, walking for days in the desert to be born humble. Son of God and humble. Do you remember Babel? We still want to reach the highest, speak all languages, find what we do not yet know is lost. There is a slight difference between the innate and the native, if God, the world and the empire are stories, where lie the things we said? Who is born being and who being born for what?

The work itself begins with Carlo Gesualdo, murderer, artist, poet and sadist. 'Sesto libro di madrigali: XVII

Moro, lasso, to my duel. '

Moro, lasso, al mio duolo,
e chi può darmi vita,
ahi, che m'ancide e non vuol darmi aita!
O dolorosa sorte,
chi dar vita mi può,
ahi, mi dà morte!


Todo comienza con la imagen de la Natividad, caminar días enteros por el desierto para nacer humilde. Hijo de dios y humilde. ¿Recuerdan Babel? Todavía queremos alcanzar lo más alto, hablar todas las lenguas, encontrar aquello que aún no sabemos perdido. Hay una ligera diferencia entre lo innato y lo nativo, si dios, el mundo y el imperio son relatos ¿dónde queda las cosas que nos dijimos?  ¿quién nace siendo y quién siendo nace para?

La obra como tal empieza con Carlo Gesualdo, homicida, artista, poeta y sádico. ‘Sesto libro di madrigali: XVII

Moro, lasso, al mío duelo.’

I die, alas, in my suffering,
And she who could give me life,
Alas, kills me and will not help me.
O sorrowful fate,
She who could give me life,
Alas, gives me death.

RU Talk: Also today is an omen?, performance by Héctor Jiménez Castillo

This program is made possible with support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, NY in collaboration with PEANA, NY.


Héctor Jiménez Castillo