Sónar's celebrates its 25th year with plenty of surprises. One is this exhibition of the visual imagery of the posters, flyers and videos that have been part of the different editions of the music and technology festival. Sergio Caballero, one of the three directors of Sónar together with Ricard Robles and Enric Palau, has been around since the beginning of the festival in 1994. He's created the dark and explosive world of Sónar and its transgressive spirit, and that's what you can take in between May 24 and June 23 at the Tecla Sala art centre in L'Hospitalet through some 50 iconic pieces spread out over ten rooms. Far from using conventional media, the author and curator has conceived the show as a large installation that feeds on videos, sculptures, documents and photographs that aim to disrupt and question the reality of the viewer.
Fans of the wierd and wonderful world of Sónar will be delighted to see the Telekinetic Twins (2000), the Lynchean dwarves who starred in the short film 'La Distancia' (2012), the parents of the festival directors – who appeared in the 1997 campaign – and that pair of ghosts who escaped from the shadows in order to do the Camino de Santiago in 'Finisterrae' (2010), which won the award for best film at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2011.
To complete your experience, the organisers have prepared three guided tours of the exhibition, with stars from the campaigns over the last 25 years: 'El Dioni' (May 26), one of the most famous thieves in the country, who garnered fame as the star of the Sónar 2005 campgain; the dwarves from the short 'La Distancia' (June 2), from Sónar 2012; and the two ghosts out of 'Finisterrae' (June 9), the first feature film by Caballero and the campaign for Sónar 2005.