For the following month I will be involved in a research project focusing on socio-ecological resilience of forest ecosystems in post-conflict areas working with the Social Sciences Department at the University of Bristol, in particular with Dr. Naomi Millner, and Instituto Humboldt. During this month we will research from Colombia (Cundinamarca, Boyacá and Santander regions) and Mexico (Chiapas). This is the begining of a research that focuses in the local in order to explore frameworks for a transdisciplinary and transnational collaboration.
PRACTICE AND POWER. 20-23 JUNE 2018, DUBLIN
"A major transnational event exploring questions of negotiation, exchange and representation in contemporary collaborative arts practice"
During these days I have been participating in Practice and Power, an open event included in the CAPP network journey in which I am the artist in residence at ACVic (Vic, Spain) since last year. CAPP is a transnational cultural programme focusing on the dynamic area of collaborative arts which involves a number of international partners.
This conference, the final open event of this platform (for now) focused in both practical workshops and sessions reflecting on this journey from the Irish local scene to some of the projects developed during CAPP network.
It was very interesting to be part of this and I thank to Hablar en Arte who took me onboard and believed on my work.
Currently I am artist in residence at "Antropologia, paisagem,sentidos: pesquisa e arte da/na paisagem" in Picote at Arribes del Duero Natural Park, Portugal where I am sharing residence with the Brazilian artist Marcelo Moscheta.
Photo: Seila Fernández Arconada, Marcelo Moscheta, Jorge Lorenço and Lorenzo Bordonaro (Image taken in Picote, Portugal. River Duero/Doiro and the other side Spain)
Photo by Regina Hügli
I am currently working in the project Rising up - Flowing Down as artist and collaborator of the In Between Collective which will be presented as an open event next week in Vienna.
"This interdisciplinary project will be held in May 2018 in the Viennese watertower. This presentation of installation art, sound art, and site-specific art will connect to the tower‘s architecture and history. There will be an exhibition, lectures, workshops, performances, and concerts.
The title, rising up, flowing down, describes a cyclical, rhythmic movement between two poles like waves of water. Suggesting transformations between different states of matter, this theme allows the event to encompass different topics related to water. For example, these may include the macro hydrological cycle of evaporation and rain around the globe, as well as the micro water circulation within organisms‘ bodies or even breath. Another important aspect is the transition between consciousness and subconscious, sleep and waking states".
Curated by Anne Glassner and Regina Hügli, concept by Regina Hügli
Opening: 24th of May 2018, 18.00 – 22.00
Events at the exhibition space: 25th of May 2018, 12.00 – 22.00
For more information: risingup-flowingdown.reservoir-project.org/
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.