I am very pleased to announce that I have been selected to undertake the collective artistic experience Wonder, Wander as part of Spring Sessions programme in Jordan. This collective walking residency will be taking place from the beginning of April for 6 weeks where all participants will be engaging and creating from the local context and the method of "pilgrimage" to generate artistic responses. The journey will take place from Northern Jordan towards South and with the final destination in Sinaí peninsula in Egypt.
Updates coming up soon,
follow the process in this blog.
"The Six of Swords (journeying) – The Hermit (solitude)
Afluents project with Seila Fernández Arconada, collectiu A + and residents of the neighborhoods adjoining the Meder river in Vic.
Photos by Guillermo Gumie
Sharing processes: exhibition about collaborative projects
25/01/2018 - 27/02/2018 Medialab Prado, LAB0.
Opening, Thursday 01.02, 17:30–19:00
"Sharing processes showcases 15 projects linked to the international network CAPP and Medialab Prado. The exhibition has to main objectives in mind: first, to share the processes and results of these projects that were carried out in Spain and in Europe and, secondly, to generate a place for learning and exchange between the local, national and international community.
Sharing processes avoids aestheticizing collaborative practice. It consists of ten documentation spaces in which visitors can immerse themselves in 15 projects: through videos and through texts that reflect on the residencies, but as well as other materials such as objects and photographs that have been generated through the course of the projects.
Sharing processes is composed of:
Sharing processes also provides a reading room and a small library that invites visitors to delve into the themes of collaborative practices. It is equipped with books and relevant texts in the field of collaborative arts, among which is our recent publication Impossible Glossary.
The exhibition will have several instances of activation: areading group will meet once a week and there will be twoworkshops that dvelve on the question to which extent it might. be possible to generate a working methodology related to collaborative projects.
Work In Process is a co-production of hablarenarte and Medialab Prado and is carried out within the framework of the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP)
CAPP is an ambitious transnational cultural programme focusing on the dynamic area of collaborative arts. The overall goal of CAPP is to improve and open up opportunities for artists who are working collaboratively across Europe, by enhancing mobility and exchange whilst at the same time engaging new publics and audiences for collaborative practices". Source: http://www.hablarenarte.com/en/proyecto/id/sharing-processes
Further information: www.cappnetwork.com,www.vimeo.com/cappnetwork
I am very pleased I have been part of the Conversational Event Impossible Glosary in which I led the concept PLACE. It was such an intense 40 minutes conversation in which we managed to unveil a number of layers related to the concept, thanks to all the participants.
Image from Susanne Bosh's table about the concept methodology.
Conversational event in Madrid, Spain
Auditorio Medialab Prado, 7pm - 9 pm. 2/02/2018
There will be 11 hosting tables in the conference hall of Medialab with a topic being discussed on each table. There are two rounds. Each round consists of 11 simultaneous conversations at 11 tables.
Autonomía (Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio), Autoría (Christian Fernández Mirón), Comfort (Sheaf+Bearly), Confianza (Aida Sánchez de Serdio), Contexto (Orekari Estudio), Fracaso (Francisco Rubio), Identidades (Felipe Polanía), Institución (Centro Huarte), Methodology (Susanne Bosch), Power (Ailbhe Murphy), Return / Outcome (Andrea Simon and Lindsey Freyer)
Agentes (Javier Montero), Colaboración (Marcos García), Conflict (Seamus Nolan), Educación (Ana Revuelta), Malestar (Amador Fernández Savater), Place (Seila Fernández Arconada), Politics (Lois Keidan), Práctica (artística) (Jesús Carillo), Proceso (ACVic), Quality (Dr Michael Birchall), Visibilidad (Manuela Villa)
It was a real pleasure to be part of the radio program Artesfera at Radio Nacional de España talking about the festival Work in Process in which I am participating these days including some info about the project that takes me here, Afluents, in the frame of Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme.
In addition, I was part of the latest Perspectivas radio program at M21 radio Madrid. We talked about collaborative art practices and our own projects. Thanks a lot to Susana and Rocio for leading this great radio program and the artists Florencia and Pablo (Boa Mistura); such a great debate.
Next week, I will be taking part in the Festival Work in Process as one of the CAPP artists in residence. During this time I will be engaging with a number of activities such as an exhibition, public talks, workshops and excursions. In addition I will be facilitating one of the discussion tables of the Impossible Glossary.
"Work In Process is a meeting between national and international agents working with and through collaborative practices. At the same time, it seeks to make visible the processes that we have developed over the past years through our network Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP). CAPP is an ambitious transnational cultural programme focusing on the dynamic area of collaborative arts. The overall goal of CAPP is to improve and open up opportunities for artists who are working collaboratively across Europe, by enhancing mobility and exchange whilst at the same time engaging new publics and audiences for collaborative practices" Text by Hablar en Arte.
Afluents Visuals is a participatory video created with a travelling camera from one side to the other of the river Mèder in Vic (Spain). The participants used this camera as element to experiment visually representing their views and relationship with the river Mèder. Each participant decided who would be the next participant depending on the geographical location in Vic (it had to be from the other side of the river). The result has been these collection of videos made between August and October 2017.
Afluents is a collaborative project about the river as symbolic space where the past and present of industrial, environmental and social concerns meet locally; is a collaboration between Seila Fernández Arconada, the A+ collective and the neighbourhood associations from Calla, El Remei and Horta Vermella, among others.
This project is part of Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme co-produced by Hablar En Arte and ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies, and suported by Creative Europe and Acción Cultural Española, AC/E.
For updates and further information check Hablar en arte blog and my own blog.
Images of the final event and info in English: HERE
Recently, I have uploaded the report of Natural-ZONE: the Act of Collective Creativity in which you can see more images and read more in detail about the artistic research process and outcomes of this residency at Partage. This project was selected and supported by Gasworks London and Triangle Network.
Today I had the real pleasure to attend to the seminar History of Feminisms by Gladys Giraldo included in the programme of the research group "Art, Research and Feminisms" at the University of the Basque Country in which I collaborate.
In the slide, Emmeline Pankhurst, British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote.
During the final event of Afluents media was very present as it was important to have a media impact to inform about this project and the local environmental concerns.