THEGYM was an artistic program for Theory & Practice.
THEGYM contains a vowel in denial. It was also a study programme, a residency and a research centre associated with Proyecto Rampa in Madrid. From the threshold and overlapping of theory and practice, THEGYM emerged as an international platform for intellectual contamination, production and interdisciplinary critique on the modes of doing and thinking related to art.
In 2014, THEGYM has been funded by Ayudas a la Creación Injuve.
THEGYM. "Gymnast" Cristina Mejías during THE GYM
THEGYM. Workshops with critics and artists (photo: the artist Heath Bunting during THEGYM programme)
THEGYM. Talks about different topics: sicence and art, the notion of telepathy, the birth of aesthetics and art history as disciplines that subsume sensations under the primacy of ideas, the notion of non-knowledge as a productive element to create fictions through strategies such as stupidity, Latour’s circulating reference...