Cordula Daus

‚A Present for Everyone‘, intervention at Fòrum de las Culturas, 2003. Photo: Hugo de la Rosa


corporate identity, artist collective, 2002-2006

with: Anita Serrano, Carlos Piegari (2004-2006), Sonia Abián (2005), Aitor Méndez (2005).

In 2002 I founded BCNova!, a fictional corporate identity and artist collective that operated like a discursive shredder, both off- and online, over-affirming the codes of Barcelona’s city marketing. These were the times before the Forum of the Cultures, a huge cultural event which was advertised as „a present for everyone“. 

Between 2002-2005 I conducted 23 interviews with architects, neighbors, mobile vendors, migrants artists, politicians, policemen, activists and businessmen about the social and urban changes related to three cultural events that had fundamentally shaped three places along Barcelona’s coastline. The interviews became part of explora_BCNova! an interactive film or ‚urban program‘ programmed by Anita Serrano in the now obsolete program Flash.

Over the course of four years BCNova! teamed up with other artists, with activists, neighbors‘ associations and civic centers to develop critical interventions in and around Poblenou/Barcelona.

Works by BCNova!  – installations, videos, workshops and publications – have been shown at Arts Santa Mònica/Barcelona, Liquidación Total/Madrid, ARCO Madrid, Zemos Sevilla among others.