Augurium. Salón de cuidados mutuos = Augurium. Mutual care room

Augurium. Salón de cuidados mutuos = Augurium. Mutual care room

We fit out a space, a domestic setting to offer “collective care sessions”. Las Raras base our methodology on caring for bodies by means of minimum practices in intimate socialisation contexts: rubbing, conversing, lying down, cooking, listening, kneading, massaging,... are everyday gestures that we conscientiously use as ways to help to contribute to a micropolitics of care. We approach our intervention at Tabakalera as a means of questioning our own practice. As an experiment: Can the highly ritualised performance that cultural institutions incite in bodies be interrupted and the political and artistic power that lies in the action of reclaiming ourselves be recovered, while the gestures are given new meaning?