California is due to play host to the latest artistic phase for the noted Spanish artist/actor/performance artist Jordi Vall-lamora. Known internationally for his visionary performances in pieces such Shouts and Whispers and Conversations with the Radicals, written and directed by the international artist Joan Morey and composed by a noted series of five performances carried out in Barcelona’s famed La Capella performance space- Vall-lamora made an impact on the Euro art scene at the old 15th-century chapel used only for exquisite artists performances.
And then there was the ground-breaking interpretation in London of the noteworthy Flor de Loto, a drag queen hero who fights for social justice and inclusion since the early 90s which was created and performed by Vall-lamora. During over a decade of work Vall-lamora has developed the Flor de Loto art concept, presented for the first time in the United Kingdom almost 30 years ago. Val-llamora’s Flor is a hero in her own life who seeks social welfare, justice, respect, and love, by provoking and awakening her specters and critics’ consciences. Vall-lamora’s performance sought the best in difficulty, in a movement of rebirth, just as the Lotus is born in the mud, overcoming the adversities of the environment.
An exploding worldwide audience has increasingly become aware of Vall-lamora’s performances when his work Life Project’s recorded audio and the video went viral in the LABoral Centro de Art website. The viral audience response to this live work also gave rise to an eponymous video piece that earned the institution the Best Website in Asturias Award, an international prize for recognition of impacts beyond barriers and cultures, as it is on a website with live transmission.
Since the beginning of his career, Vall-lamora has dedicated himself to the social impact and interpersonal development of everyone around him, seeking to build a new concept for humanity. Now with his arrival in America, Vall-lamora will use all his experience and knowledge to bring out the best in people who view his work and collaborate with him on both the East and West Coast. Vall-lamora’s stated aim is to provide studies and artistic concepts of research to young people and artists who, like Flor de Loto, want to do more than entertain, provoking changes in society and its values over time.
Vall-lamora relishes this chance of artistic breakthrough in a place like California: “Human beings only react profoundly to things when faced with an extreme situation. For this reason, we have chosen a blind person from birth who will help us understand the reality of the true perceptions of our interior, and a man who suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and who is ready to speak openly about his situation. The emotions arising as a result of this situation are reflected in the dance and music which make up the performance,” Vall-lamora notes.
Trained as an actor in the United Kingdom, Spain and Asia, Jordi Vall-lamora has combined his life between the West and Asia with his art studies, meditation and philosophy with residencies in India, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam and Tibet. He has worked as a performer and actor in different film, television and theatre projects and created numerous artistic installations in which the double influence of the West and the East are always present.
During Vall-lamora’s working years, he consolidated his name in Europe and America, being referenced as a unique, driving, extravagant artistic phenomenon. Now in his mature years of creation, Vall-lamora announces his dedication to the creative development of the U.S, founding his own art company in the state of California, in which he will provide courses, training, shows, contracts, and much more to all Americans and foreigners interested in art. Socially appealing, Vall-lamora understands the fundamental role that art plays in social construction and will provide all knowledge base and courses for not only people who wish to enter the global showbiz but for everyone interested in expanding their human conscience, willing to revolutionize their interpersonal relationships, appreciating all the things in life.