Imposing chimera, you winged bastard. Animal of the ruin. The myth meets its enemy. Being cut up. Protector, unusual adventure. Dancer of silvery feathers, shining, snowy. Four-legged bird, masked cat, wild horse, stealthy snake. Collective voice, agile rest. The echo in the shadow, the sublime restless beast of the secret. Unbridled. Even. Everything burning. Witness of the threshold. Unfinished, wandering.
ESSAY ON THE BEHAVIOR OF A MONSTER is the first part of a larger project (Oh! Monster) in which Hurtado reflects on the constitution of a collective queer body, in collaboration with a group of dancers and performers. For this first approach he counts on the help and support of the Bajonavarro dancer Oihan Indart (Baigorri, 1995).
EDUARDO HURTADO (Valladolid, 1986) is an agent based in Bilbao, who carries out his work from artistic practice in the fields of writing, programme design and the performing arts. He has a degree in Fine Arts and a postgraduate degree in Contemporary History, and has carried out part of his doctoral studies at Oxford as a Phd resident at Brookes. He is currently completing his doctoral thesis on body practices, ritual and spells as part of the Modern Experience research group at the UPV/EHU. He has received some of the most important awards in the Spanish context, both as an artist and as a curator, among which we can highlight Inéditos, Generaciones, Labore 2016 or the Montehermoso Cultural Centre Research Grant. Since 2014 he has been director of programmes at Getxoarte.