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Matadero Madrid center for contemporary creation


Tentacular 2019


Tentacular is a festival for our complex and convoluted times: a gathering of artists, designers, journalists, researchers, activists, and technologists who are crafting new aesthetics and narratives to help us grasp  the dominant technocultural forces shaping our world today.

A collection of narratives about, and responses to, the systemic crises of the 21st Century, the event brings together unconventional projects, critical analysis and artistic research in three days of talks, workshops, performances and new commissions.

The theme of the second edition of Tentacular is Extremophilia. This concept originally refers to microorganisms capable of thriving in extreme conditions considered hostile to most life forms, and it allows us to think about the tendency towards extremes that increasingly characterizes both contemporary culture and our material reality.