/ Performance

Tomassa Espin
o Tomás Espina_

Could we create an instruction manual to give a conference? Is there a narrative that precedes the creation of any speech? In this section, a philosopher in another country designs a series of instructions for a conference that will be held in Argentina. These instructions draw up a sort of dramaturgy that proposes several steps to follow in order to approach any subject. So, three local speakers, specialists that come from different backgrounds, carry out their talk by following the rules of this singular manual.


About Paul B. Preciado’s manual

The conferences are written and performed following an instruction manual which was crafted by Paul B. Preciado, who, by intentionally increasing or decreasing the presence of linguistic marks and cultural codes behind gender production, aimed to enhance the cognitive emancipation of the audience/spectator. The question veers towards the onlooker and the listener: why repeat the gender which has allegedly been assigned to me?, would it be possible to introduce variables of change?, does the world change if I change gender?

About Tomassa Espin’s conference:

Tomassa Espin is not yet sure what his/her lecture will be about. Perhaps she talks about what she always talks: his/her parents, exile, the school of Fine Arts. Or instead, she may teach a drawing of clay modeling class, while cooking a basquet for his/her audience

Funciones en el 12FIBA
January 25 at 9 PM
Capilla room
Centro Cultural Recoleta
Junín 1930


  • Written by: Tomás Espina, Natalia Di Cienzo y Roberto Espina
  • Speakers: Natalia Di Cienzo y Tomás Espina

This project is produced by Plataforma Fluorescente & Festival Internacional de Dramaturgia, coproduced by 12 Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires, with the support of Centro Cultural Recoleta, Instituto Nacional de Teatro and Mecenazgo Cultural