Maria Cosmes. The Hostess Fleeting encounters


The host (2010), on the other hand, resorts to stereotypes of what women should be, which are extensively collected in urbanity manuals, presenting her tied to thin rubber strings attached to the physical space of the gallery, which limit their freedom of movement while fulfilling their role of receiving participants.

In Fleeting encounters (2005) the elastic bands were also small but strong ties against which, on this occasion, the performer had to fight to get closer to the others to receive them with a greeting and a smile in a cold and austere space.

Carlos Pina
Independent curator
director of eBent, international performance festival of Barcelona (2003-2010)
february 2013