Understanding the body as a political space, ‘Adiós amigo’ proposes an exercise of resistance to power devices that shape our identity. The state, as a producer of power apparatus, inscribes the bodies in terms of efficiency and control through different means and processes, including the imposition of official identity documents regularizing the legitimacy of the individual. Identity documents, like physical borders, build other kind of boundaries, political fictions that put in the margin all those bodies that escape of the control devices. It is therefore, about creating a claiming space of the individual, re-articulating the concept of identity; understanding the body as a production space of new subjectivities.

MANUEL LÓPEZ’S A.K.A: LOLO HJTYU TUYUYU (SPAIN) practice is time-based, mainly focused on live art and durational work, pursuing the development of new processes of significance aimed to questioning the idea of identity, grounded on the relationships between body, material, time and space. It is a reflection around language, power hierarchies, the production of subjectivity and the inscription of  the bodies in different systems of truth.

The idea of ​​interval as a space-time in permanent modulation constitutes the contextual axis that shapes actions in which he explores different modes of communication, the political construction of the body, the multiple dynamics of interaction within human relationships, and the production of fragmented identities, diluted.

Manuel López a.k.a. lolo hjtyu tuyuyu was born in Lanzarote (Canary Islands). Graduated in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and Music from the Conservatorio Profesional de Música Josep Climent of Oliva. Nowadays, He’s finishing a MA of Visual and Multimedia Art at Polytechnic University of Valencia. He has participated in international meetings and live art festivals in Lithuania, Italy, Greece, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, United Kingdom and Spain. His work has been exhibited in art institutions in Spain, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Finland. Currently is one of the founders of DECADENCE PERFORMANCE platform, and co-director and curator of DECADENCE PERFORMANCE Festival in Valencia (Spain.)

photos by Yolanda Benalba, Anna Cerd, María Morales