Pepe Miralles. Effect of a Brusquely Applied Force

05 March 2018 - 28 April 2019


Mediation: Alba Braza

From March 2018 to April  2019

Effect of a Brusquely Applied Force, directed by the artist Pepe Miralles (Xàbia, 1959), is a research project that aims to establish a genealogy that comprises the oral accounts, private experiences and historical memory of the impact that HIV and AIDS have had on the psychosocial areas of communities of men who have sex with men.

This research consists in reconstructing accounts and archiving and communicating the life histories of seropositive men and the consequences of infection and disease as a response to the need to restore the erased memory of the experiences, practices and perceptions of seropositive homosexuals in this country. This genealogy could in turn become an instrument for study and research insofar as it collects a history of the pain and suffering that seropositive men have had to suffer, and also of their struggle, their thoughts and actions, not so much because of the infection with HIV as because of how the infection is constructed ideologically.

The contents of the genealogy are being created collaboratively with the participation of various associations, communities and individuals. The research will be carried out during this year, and in connection with it various activities will be performed that will determine the form that the contents acquire.

Effect of a Brusquely Applied Force will lead to the creation of an archive that will be the central focus of an exhibition to be presented in the library after the summer. The archive will later become part of the library’s collection, facilitating conservation and consultation of the material.