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DON'T KNOW HOW TO SPEAK BUT WE DO IT IN SEVERAL LANGUAGES
GRIS, IS A PRODUCT
INDIO GRIS Nº 167
THE CLOSING OF "MENASSA 2003" EXHIBIT
July 16th, 2003
Oscar Menassa: Cristina,
don't laugh at my tie, I saw you watching me and starting to laugh at my tie.
this one is privileged, Eva listened to the radio. It was terrible, you
laughed your head off, didn't you?
are you dressed up as a fridge? Ah! you look like that man who kills people
wrapped in a long black apron.
leaving because there are many people coming, where can I hide? Look if in the
end we discover that I'm afraid of people, that that's the reason why I surround
myself by so many. Always with so many, who can come close to you? Not even
myself can come closer.
really like to get into your pit. What are you going to find? Shit, baby, in the
Pilar, how beautiful you are, why don't you two try to form a cowboy team, a
pistol team, the word didn't come out because of its similitude with the
masculine organ, the pistol, the boar.
do you find any pleasure? Is something shining in your gaze or do
all of the lights come from my ties?
will make a film where there will be deaths. I'm figuring out the song that the
murderer will sing: "I'm the Moncloa's butcher and I kill without mercy all
the decent people I see going past. I cut them into small pieces like this".
put on those faces, weren't we going to make a film? I imagined the murderer
during the whole picture, the 60 minutes, the 90 minutes, once in a while
singing that song and you start to find him nice, you adore him.
decanting, from Aragon. We applauded her because half of the week she spends her
time in the Kingdom of Aragon. She suffered with the Kingdom of Aragon and the
Kingdom of Castile. Didn't you realise that you weren't subjected by your mother,
but by the history of Spain? You didn't realise that, you don't study.
how much are you going to pay me? Rosa, fix things up, don't you see that she's
stealing my image?
came to attend a conference and I haven't prepared anything. Clèmence, do you
take some pleasure from shooting movies? To what extent does your pleasure reach?
Does it remain up here or does it go down? It's very important. Isn't it true,
Rosita? Rosa's inclination for movies moves up and down, it doesn't stop
anywhere, I think that's the problem.
it fantastic that you dedicate yourselves to cinema! They are going to send me
to Ethiopia. Do you know why? Because I said I knew two Ethiopians who wrote
poems and didn't starve. They are going to tell me: Let's see Menassa, go to
Ethiopia to look for those two who don't starve and write poetry. Remember what
is a representation for television. So, ask me some questions. Did anybody show
the interview to Rosa? Yesterday we had an interview for Telemadrid-Radio and,
as it was named Telemadrid, we asked Cristina to come and film the interview.
She brought her camera and, while the journalist did the interview for Radio
Madrid, we filmed her and we have the tape with the interview. It's very
interesting, Eva saw it, and she says that she laughed her head off. We were in
the air, which is not the same as living from air.
I act the whole time as a clown and afterwards you don't buy any of my paintings,
I won't salute you any longer.
relatively fortunate, you have come to see the closing of a painter's exhibit
who has been invited to expose in the Centro Cultural General San Martín from
Buenos Aires in August, the whole month of August, from the 5th to
the 31st of August.
they give you a percentage? Give me a clue, Rosa, I'm asking you, please. They
are going to blame Rosa for everything that may happen to me. They are going to
ask Rosa, where is Menassa? In Hollywood? And you'll see how they will tell you
going to sit, what happens is that I didn't want to sit because if I sit, chao,
I'm finished. They go past me like this and I sign the paintings. Do you know
what it is to be 63, walking in the middle of the desert, thinking that I was
well accompanied but alone, the sun on my head, la, la, la and always a jerk
shouting at me: and aren't you going to write today? And aren't you going to
paint today? And are you going to quit working, and are you going to abandon the
lady doctor and are you going to abandon the young lady? Please, leave alone,
leave me in peace. Nothing. Ring. Dr. Menassa? There is no Dr. Menassa here, I'm
the beau, the "chuchirunqui".
very happy to close this exhibit so that the happy buyers take away the
paintings, because there is a queue, we have done such a disaster that they
won't forgive us. There are fifteen painters in the group, who I don't know
where they came from, requesting the room, so we are going to work as if we were
a real gallery (without being one). That is to say that the exhibits last
fifteen days and the famous youngsters have to fill up at least one small room,
not this way because this is nonsense. One little painting there, another one
over there, twelve paintings. If they have twelve good paintings to exhibit, we
give them a room, if they have twenty four we give them two. If they have thirty
six we give them three rooms. The room downstairs, where the Therapeutic
Didactic Group takes place, we are going to leave with a permanent exhibition of
my paintings; it's small, it's downstairs and, as the psychoanalysts go by, it's
good not to influence them with other theories,
come very happy. Everyone has failed, out of every three students who solicited
a revision in a selection exam, one out of three had their exams corrected
eventhough they were correct, that means that one third of the exams weren't
read nor seen, that's what it means. That's what happens.
film me even chewing. I think that these are going to ask me for many in a few
year's time, because if when I'm present they film me eating, chewing, when I'm
not present, God knows what they film about me!
God that the professor who never understands me is here, and that makes me happy,
because among you there are people who understand me, then they force me to do
things. The professor is marvellous, he gives me information, he tells me in
that posterior delirium that he suffers, that he lacks that bibliography but he
gives me the information I need.
you like the murderer's song? They want to make a movie containing
assassinations. I'm writing a poem called "The song of the murderer".
I tolerate to have a murderer in the film but he should at least sing.
you like this tie? It is a pity because I always wear Italian pure silk ties,
but now, despite being surrounded by so many people, did you see that at the
beginning I said "walking through the desert" it's true, it's been
three and a half years since someone gave a tie, I said to myself: well, they
might want me to wear necklaces, I'm not going to wear the ties I used to wear
three and a half years ago. I have a very pretty artist's tie, I'm proposing to
the girls, I think looking for a beau and I'm a Flintstone.
Carlos, did you know that the paintings that are hung and have a small red
circle have been bought and someone is going to take them away? And why don't
they donate them to the museum of the institution after paying for them?
I intended to make a speech, this is the speech: Gentlemen: or you buy my
paintings which are already quite perverted, or I'll dedicate myself to the
cinema and I'll pervert it, watch out, so buy my paintings so that I can stay
quiet, painting. If you don't want to buy my paintings you fuck yourselves
because I'm going to produce movies and I'll spoil the cinema for you, as well.
You are going to attend the movies and you'll say: what's this?
next 5th of August, a painter, who makes a living painting, will
introduce me at the Centro Cultural
General San Martín. I'm really impressed, what does this mean? What is
he going to say?
Díez: They have already written about you in a magazine.
which should be stuck somewhere so that these ignorant people realise, so that
when I ask for a raise you'll see what a row I'll kick up when this year is over,
is this year ending soon? I don't know if they will be able to get someone as
cheap as I am and multi-use.
What fell down? Lady, look, look, look…, well, the interesting thing is not to
end six feet under, but allowing time to descend a little isn't bad either, and
to think that you'll live all your life until you die thinking that this is
time, how fantastic! And to tell you the truth, I go to bed at night and I get
up in the morning, I can't avoid that. it isn't that I can't avoid going to bed
at night and getting up in the morning, I can't avoid feeling that I'm going to
bed at night when I'm going to bed at night, and when I get up in the morning I
can't avoid feeling that when I get up it's already the morning.
two works to be presented in the Buenos Aires Congress. Some of the
professionals will not attend but they'll send their work, some Brazilian
professionals won't attend but they'll send their work, as well. Forty two works
will be presented, it could be said that we could call off the Congress, that
it's a success. We have the forty two presentations, we publish a book with them
and we say: XIV International Cero Group Congress -The woman and I-
Durante el mes de agosto no saldrá la revista semanal EL INDIO GRIS debido a que estaremos todos en Buenos Aires, en el
XIV CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL GRUPO CERO
LA MUJER Y YO
Congreso sobre la sexualidad según la poética planteada
que se celebra en el CENTRO CULTURAL GENERAL SAN MARTÍN - SALA D.
En septiembre volveremos.