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EL CHATO DE ZARAGOZZA
BY
Astrid Göransson

Can I stand here for a moment and look at you?

My heart overflows. Your stories interest me, as much as my own. Maybe it’s the same. The mirror, I didn’t know what I looked like. There was nothing, even though I was standing there.

Ramon Laborda Tejero, El Chato de Zaragoza

1859-1931

The banderilla Ramón Laborda (El Chato de Zaragozza) suffered several accidents in his career, among others in Zaragoza, where he had two serious horn damages. He also had another mishap, but not caused by bull horns but by an anarchist’s bullet.

During the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900 bullfights were arranged and on June the 5th, when the bullfighters ride in an open landau to the Plaza Antonio Montes, two shots fired by the Swedish artist Ivan Aguéli towards the right side of the carriage. El Chato was slightly wounded in the left arm and during the trial of Ivan Aguéli, El Chato said:

– It was just a scratch. 

Keywords Animation
Aspect ratio other
Prod. format
Duration 00:00:52
Color BW
Sound Silent
Year 2021
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About the artist

Astrid Göransson

Born 1956 in Maglaby Kvidinge, Sweden. Lives and works in Maglaby in the northern province of Skåne, Sweden.

Astrid Göransson is a multi media artist working in painting, drawing, animation, sculpture, photography and video. She studied sculpture at Royal College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm 1977–78 and 1980-81. She attended the art school Forum in Malmö 1981-85 and again 1987-88. Finally she attended Valand Royal College of Art, 1999 to 2000, the Department of Free Art and New Media. Previous years exhibitons include Galleri Wallner, Simrishamn, Galleri Syster, Luleå, Västerås Konstmuseum, Västerås, Hässleholms Kulturhus, Hässleholm, Galleri 1, Gothenburg among many others.

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