“Our Actions Becoming the Policy” is the title of the intervention completed by Laura Llaneli for the 12+1 project by Contorno Urbano. Thanks to this phrase, we can more easily understand the quote by the singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala from the hardcore band, At the Drive-In, that the Granada artist used to decorate the La Torrassa wall. The seemingly ironic speech released to the band’s own audience due to pogo dancing, was required by the security during the Australian Big Day Festival after a girl died during another concert. It’s another crude example of how our actions lead to normative rules.
The wall trails over as part of the exhibition that Laura Llaneli currently has at ADN Platform in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona. The work is as thoughtful as it is aggressive, and it writes a new page in this multifaceted artist’s history book.
“I think it’s a very very sad day, when the only way that you can express yourself is through slam-dancing. Are you all typically white people? Y’all look like it to me. Look at that. You learned that from the TV, you didn’t learn that from your best friend. You’re a robot, you’re a sheep! Baaaah. Baaaah. Baaaah. I have a microphone and you don’t, you’re a sheep. You watch TV way too much. Baaaah. Baaaah.“