A dream called macba, moca, moma, etc.

© Denicolai & Provoost

Since the middle of the 90s, Simona Denicolai and Ivo Provoost have together been creating performances and detailed interventions that question the place of artistic practices in the public sphere. The shapes and works produced, which are not necessarily immediately recognisable as works of art, are born out of context itself, in line with the two artists’ appropriation strategy.

A dream called macba, moca, moma, etc. is an installation of variable shape and arrangement, constructed around a docufiction with a jerky rhythm. The narrative explores the economic circuit of fishing; from the fish to our plates and vice versa, addressing questions linked to fishing and to the pollution of our oceans. This is all accompanied by a jubilant soundtrack. Around a hundred random objects, plastic waste collected during the production of this documentary, as well as posters and a newspaper supplement mentioning the first presentation of the work in June 2010 in Spain complete the scene. The project as a whole is inspired by the creative process and the audiovisual language of cartoons. The poetically alliterative title of the installation is a sing-song and somewhat ironic representation of the acronyms with which museums are often labelled.