X IS GOOD, 2014

In 2014, me and the writer and artist Clara Garcia Fraile collaborated on the project “X is good,” an audio walk and a site-specific archive of fictional documentation for the abandoned farm of Can Tiro in Majorca.

This charming site, uninhabited for over twenty years at the heart of the heavily exploited island, underwent restoration by a group of neighbors who also initiated a program of cultural and political activities.

Choosing Can Tiro as their residence in the autumn of 2014, Clara Garcia Fraile and me worked collaboratively, collecting fragments of previous lives that intertwined with the present and our own imaginations.

The result was a mixed media exhibition, featuring an audio walk guiding participants through pigsties, stables, horse cemeteries, a desert, and an enchanted forest.

The journey culminated in a cellar adorned with photographs, ‘perhaps’ taken in Can Tiro.

The project became a rhizomatic piece, blending visual, philosophical, and auditive elements to create a memory of resistance, dreams, readings, lives, and deaths.

Unfortunately, a few weeks later, the inhabitants were evicted, doors were locked, and forests were cut down, marking the end of Can Tiro.

“X es bueno” was a testament to the ephemeral nature of the project, devised and created by Clara García Fraile and me. Despite the eviction and changes to Can Tiro, the project left behind an impactful experience, capturing the essence of the site’s history and its brief revival through art and cultural activities.

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