I'll Find a Place for You /

05_BUSCARÉ UN LUGAR PARA TI_photo serie, Mireia c. Saladrigues, 2014_14820009

Francisco Manuel Ferrús is Manferri when singing Juan Bau and Nino Bravo.
He rehearses in Fundació Antoni Tàpies auditorium and during his rounds, when the museum is closed.
In the framework of the project I’ll Find a Place for You, he unfolds his double condition in different moments and spaces. Manuel’s personal documents are displayed in unconventional areas of the exhibition rooms (like traces on the invisible doors that hide the fire extinguisher), while Manferri’s voice occupies all the existing spaces, surprising visitors who encounter a real security guard rehearsing at work. This space of agency overtakes all institutional conventions when he performs his first solo concert Manferri Live in front of the painting Urbilder (1988) by Antoni Tàpies, and most of the audience are faced with the choice of joining in on the chorus of the cheesy popular Spanish songs or behaving in accordance with what is expected at a museum under the observation of fellow audience members.