Marc Vives Muñoz (Barcelona, 1978) is interested in the issues surrounding artistic practice and production. He has participated in projects such as YProductions, Hamaca, Por La Vena, and Radiobucket, and in the Fundació Antoni Tàpies research group, curated an exhibition series in Galeria SIS and recently set up the residencies program in performance and visual arts at L’Estruch (Sabadell). Between 2000 and 2012 he was part of the Bestué / Vives duo whose work can be found in the collections of MUSAC, MACBA and MNCARS, among others.
SSSSS (Sand Sea Sun Sex Sangría) takes as its subject the audiovisual productions filmed on the Costa Brava – involving names like Fructuós Gelabert, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles, Luis Buñuel, José María Forqué or Josep Maria Forn – with a focus on aspects to do with holidaying, the fiesta, and the use and abuse of the terrain. The work aspires to be the methodology of a film and at the same time a depiction of the experience of being a place: being the Costa Brava. It will also explore a new approach strategy, of being a guest and cohabiting with other guests: the sea, the rocks, the local women, the work of the past, the leisure of the present, land policies or the rumors that circulate.