Trading cards

Odile Carabantes, Carme Gomila, Xesca Salvà, Marc Villanueva Mir

One of the formats that we wanted to explore is that of trading cards. We approach the collector’s album as a playful performative device. The heroes of this album are fungi, both earthbound and stratospheric critters, equipped with special decomposing abilities that make them fitter than humans for survival in the future.

The trading cards album is a foldable poster, which may be completed by sticking to it fifty trading cards. This takes place through a playful activation whereby envelopes as well as texts and stories are traded. The album acts as a relational device that invites the audience to develop social strategies in order to complete it. Therefore, logics of horizontal exchange, capitalist accumulation, salvaging or collectivization are spontaneously embodied and performed.

Concept and design Odile Carabantes, Carme Gomila, Xesca Salvà, Marc Villanueva Mir
Album printing Gràfiques Ortells
Trading cards printing Loyal Print
Album’s activation Jordi Aspa, Marina Mulet, Eva Ortega, Albert Pérez Hidalgo, Laura Renau, Alba Rihe, Bàrbara Roig, Martí Sales
Drawing Susanne Asheuer
Photography Sílvia Poch
With special thanks to Ricard Guerrero, Donna Haraway, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing and Rubén Duro

Coproduced by Teatre Lliure, Xesca Salvà & Marc Villanueva Mir, in the frame of Ajuts a la creació Carlota Soldevila.


Odile Carabantes
Carme Gomila

Previous dates

Barcelona | Teatre Lliure
30.03.-01.04.22 20h