lospicoletos





2019

Pandillas palaciegas



Pandillas Palaciegas (Palatial gangs) is the latest project of the Picoletos duo and builds on the research begun in 2017 which emerged as a need to delve further into the culture of different groups of young people within the Basque community. By analysing the ways of demonstrating and fighting against the establishment In a land where the counterculture verges on folklore, where the echo of an insubordinate attitude finds many voices to be renewedby fighting in different directions. The encounter between the punk and queer scenes, and the skinhead and skater movements form the foundation on which to erect the new scrap palaces for the different gangs. Installation media that mix waste materials and photographs with decorative items and back-lit wax panels. They also work with archive material, video and interviews.

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︎What is it: exhibition / art residency / open studio
︎Where?: BilbaoArte Fundazioa. Urazurrutia 32, Bilbao.
︎When?: 2019





















My own private totem
Floor sculpture. Laser cut closet doors. Bee wax. Argentina 78 World Cup Estickers. Basket. Beer bottles. String of garlic. Inverted cd boxes. Led light. 2 meters x 1.80 meters. 2020.



Spanking paddle.
Object. Wood, canvas and ink on canvas. 86 X 37 cm. 2020. (This piece was used in the performance "Abanderados").

School uniform (to be submitted). Cloth, plastic and garlic skin. Costumes used in the performance "Abanderados". Size “S”.


Flag to roll up.
Arm device. Metal and canvas fabric. Artifact used in the performance "Abanderados". 2019.

Sword-whip-fishing.
Metal. Carved wood. Rope. Cloth. Land. Device used in the performance "Abanderados". 2020.


Palace gangs.
Video-documentary. Interviews with different young Basques belonging to different countercultural movements (skate, lgtb, anti-fascist skinheads, punks, among others) about different topics: the underworld, friendship and the countercultural history of the city of Bilbao from their perspective. 1:28 hours duration. 4k format. Two 40-inch led tvs. 2019/2020.