“The Girl With No Door On Her Mouth”, Lúa Coderch’s second solo show at àngels barcelona, deals with the possibility of speech at the most basic level: which equates the mouth opening action and the emission of a sound flow —here some lungs, a trachea, vocal cords that only produce a moan or a scream— to being able to make sense —here a voice that says (sincerely) something or that, on the contrary, repeats what others say without any criteria.
“My dear, I want to be like you, or like anything else. A trachea made of wax, talcum and quartz powder, but I also want to be made of red metal as a Ferrari. Braces, as well as viscera and teeth. I am an eye and a mouth at the same time, a tunnel, a brief passage, dark, an interval between two holes that open to the outside. A body pierced by a hole. Adam’s rib, a monstera deliciosa. My first ambition was for my voice to be recognized as a speech. Not only as word: as an articulated word. Like sound that sprouts or emerges together with a thought. Perhaps, as a consequence of a thought, or as something that imperceptibly precedes it. A form of alchemy, the art of producing value from the most vulgar. In this case, air inhaled and expelled. While I’m learning to master this new skill, just like Echo, the girl who has no door on her mouth, I will repeat in a compulsive and disciplined way the speech of others”.+info