Matadero Madrid center for contemporary creation

Lawrence Malstaf Shrink 01995

21,22 and 23 September2023

Thursday 21 at 8.30 pm / Friday 22 at 8.00 pm and 10.00 pm / Saturday 23 at 7.30 pm, 9.00 pm and 11.00 pm.


Free Access

Plaza Matadero

Performance installation

One of the highlights of this year's L.E.V. Matadero will be the performance installation Shrink 01995 by the Belgian artist Lawrence Malstaf, whose work is situated on the borderline between the visual and the theatrical.

The performance, which represents the strange nature of the world we inhabit today, is carried out by different performers who are suspended vertically in the air inside two large transparent plastic sheets. A device suctions the air between them, while their bodies move slowly from an almost embryonic position to one that resembles a crucifixion, to end up gradually freezing between micro-folds. 

The project will be on display at Plaza Matadero during three days of the festival in different passes.