Morir de Frío
Following the public presentation by Morir de frio ( Dying of Cold) at ACVic last June, this collective has been included in the programme In Situ to begin a process of joint work, whose main objective is to promote and enhance their current work, which has been displayed on their blog since the beginning of the project.
Morir de Frio is a recent project started in January 2012 and promoted by a group of friends, with many things to share. They use the net to the full, passing from the private sphere, where they themselves were practically the only audience for their own debates, to become an open forum for anyone sharing an interest in the various topics they propose. In an interesting and straightforward way, they write about the debates, which are about art in all its contexts. Articles about exhibitions, fairs and festivals reports, video interviews, commentaries on films, or even more philosophical essays may be found on their blog. Sometimes they introduce other young artists from around the world, and sometimes they talk about bikes or fanzines.
One of the advantages which they value most of working in the virtual dimension is immediacy: the visitor can be at an exhibition in the morning, and commenting on it in the afternoon. This is why the articles consist of spontaneous writing, far from academicism and formality, to find a direct style, accessible to all kinds of potential readers. The group firmly believe in the power of language to bring art closer to anyone who cares to give it a chance, and to achieve this, the writing should not be an obstacle but rather a means to facilitate the transmission of information among different people.
PACO ARROYO – FONOTECA 2.0
FONOTECA 2.0 (Sound Library 2.0) is a project by Paco Arroyo within the residencies programme Campo Adentro and with the collaboration of Cal Gras Alberg de Cultura and ACVIC. Centre d’Arts Contemporànies.
The rural sound tradition in the 21th century
The 2.0 sound library project links musical tradition with the many possibilities for musical reproduction which technology has to offer. Tradition and modernity, the creation of new musical instruments and the modification of traditional instruments, these concepts reflect perfectly the hybrid territories of today's rural areas, involved in processes of transformation and convergence between nature and technology.
After an initial phase of investigation and recording of traditional music in the valley of the Gavarresa, Paco Arroyo is working on a reinterpretation of this music using modified traditional musical instruments and others built in-situ with recycled materials taken from the environment.
To realise this project, Paco Arroyo is currently living in Avinyó, collaborating with groups linked to the region's musical tradition and with contemporary electronic music groups, as well as experts in the region's musical tradition such as Segimon Coromines (lutist), Ramón Vilar (musicologist) or Jordi “Llaunes”, percussionist of the Colla de Grallers. Also participating in the work are the Grup de Cantaires and sound collective Autonoise.
Activities within the project
A concert and a workshop to be realised in Avinyo are activites attached to this project. On the 20th of July, a concert took place in Avinyo, where the Colla de Grallers, Autonoise and the Grup de Cantaires performed their traditional repertoire with an electronic base.
On the 25th of July at Cal Gras, Paco Arroyo offered an introductory workshop in building oscillators through the Polkador, a mini- synthesiser for accompanying polkas, paso dobles and other tradicional dances based on binary systems.
VIC.DOC | A MERCAT!
Educational documentary project, de Joanot Cortés, Jordi Daví, Nicole Balm and Felip Vidal
During the months of October, November and December 2011 within ACVIC'S programme, a workshop on documentary creation was developed at Mercat de la Plaça Major de Vic as a meeting place and the nerve centre for commercial exchange in the city. There, work was done on the practise of documentary-making, starting with strategies of research, narrative and editing, applying an anthropological vision.
With all the documentary material recorded for the duration of the workshop, a documentary production A Mercat! Is now under proposal, which will present the different stories, people and products from the Vic Market, by means of, or through which, several educational activities will be developed.
Director. He is a documentary maker, audiovisual teacher, freelance editor and cameraman. He has a degree in Audiovisual Communication at the Pompeu Fabra University, and since 2004 has directed and coordinated educational documentary projects for universities, colleges and art centres in Barcelona, Granada, Portugal, Estonia, Nicaragua, and Mozambique. He made the documentary "Va de Bòlit "for Bòlit, Centre d’Art Contemporani de Girona, and is currently developing the documentary project" Girona.mov " at the Centre Cultural la Mercè de Girona in collaboration with the Museum of Cinema. He conducts youth documentary workshops at the Font de la Polvora and Salt neighbourhoods. His works have been shown at national and international festivals, and he has received the award for best documentary at the Notodofilmfest '09 for "Balthasar".
Professor of the course Màster de pràctiques comisarials i culturals [Master of cultural and curatorial practises] at the Universitat Ramon LLull. Co-founder of Nyamnyam productions, a company dedicated to graphic design and multimedia. Digital video editing and mastering VIVO Media Arts Centre (Vancouver, Canada) July - December 2007, Electronic Arts Degrees in Hypermedia and Video-Creation at the Escola Superior de Disseny - Esdi 2003-2005 .
Education Coordinator and archivist. Actress / performer and theatre director. Graduated in interpretation at the Theaterschool Amsterdam in 1988. Achieved her Master of Arts in Theatre Direction at Dasarts (Amsterdamse School Of Advanced Research in Theatre and dance studies) . She has lived in Catalonia since 2000. In addition to creating her own work since 1988, she has worked with directors and theatre and dance companies in the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain. In Spain she participated as a performer in the shows Como Casas by Ernesto Collado, Freaks by Ferran Audi, Prestidigitaccions by Jordi Cortes, Testimoni de Llops by Mal Pelo, Lazaro by Ernesto Collado, among others. As assistant director, she participates in the Jukebox shows by Jordi Casanovas and Menta in iurmain by Monica Muntaner. She teaches acting classes at the Municipal School of Dance in Celrà. Since 2009, she has been working with the council of Sant Hipolit de Voltregà supporting the Area of Culture and Youth. In the Netherlands, she participates in several intercultural / interdisciplinary projects in centres for political refugees.
Felip Vidal Auladell
Education coordinator. Teacher at l’Escola d’art i superior de disseny in Vic. He has degrees in Law and Philosophy. He received the DEA in History of Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Culture and is currently working on his doctoral thesis at Departamento de Comunicación audiovisual y publicidad at the Facultad de Ciencias de la Información de la Universidad Complutense in Madrid He has given seminars at the Grup d’Estudis en Cultura i Societat at the UOC (http://culturaisocietat.wordpress.com/seminaris/) and has participated in several collective works and journals with papers on design and communication, among the most notable of which are: “Producción semiótica y significatización de la economía (O ¿cómo lograr una publicidad efectiva en la era del capitalismo virtual?)”, in the magazine Pensar la Publicidad (UCM), “Diseño y comunicación. Construyendo identidades mediante experiencias”, at VVAA.
S.P.O.T. workshops from the Makea Tu Vida collective in Vic and Torelló during September
S.P.O.T. is a residential project from ACVic forming part of iD# Ceci n'est pas une voiture, developed in collaboration between ACVic, Idensitat, Can Xalant and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
Plaça Antoni Gaudí in Vic
From 4.00 pm until 9.00 pm
Furniture transformation and creation workshop, using leftovers and pieces of wooden furniture. Do it yourself!
Pablo Sanz. ACVIC/SBG + Campo Adentro
ACVIC-SBG refers to a programme establishing the relationship art-nature-rural environment, developed in collaboration between ACVic and Ajuntament de Sant Bartomeu del Grau.
As part of this programme the artist Pablo Sanz is taking part in a residence at Sant Bartomeu del Grau. This residence is also part of Campo Adentro, a project which is being carried out in different rural areas throughout the Spanish context. ACVIC-SBG and CAMPO ADENTRO have signed an agreement to promote this joint residence on a cooperative basis.
Pablo Sanz is working in a project of research and artistic creation, based on the soundscape of the town of Sant Bartolomeu del Grau. Setting in motion a collaborative process, a proposal to approach the exploration of the area/town through listening,
carrying out a mapping in an attempt to identify and collect representative elements, and to discover those which remain hidden. The aim is to evaluate and engage interest in this intangible heritage as an integral part of the experience of place and to investigate its potential for creation.
The project will give rise to an archive documenting the gathered materials as well as reinterpretations of them presented as an installation or as listening pieces. To access material Pablo Sanz's process is generating during his residences in the town of Sant Bartolomeu del Grau, visit the blog: http://campoadentro.es/blog/?author=12
Along with the blog, Pablo Sanz is setting up a sound map which will serve as a roadmap, and will show the outcome of the sonic exploration developedin the area. To access http://aporee.org/maps/projects/sbg
ACVIC -SBG. The aim of ACVIC-SBG is to develop a line of analysis on the theme of landscape in rural contexts, and how these rural contexts may permit mechanisms of artistic production to be formulated/constructed. Analysing, from the starting-points of representation and research, how to provide stimulus to those elements which increase the value of tangible and intangible heritage in rural contexts. The local connection between culture and ruralism in the context of an agro-industrial urban and globalised system raises tensions which, through the medium of artistic practises, suggest a field of investigation which may be turned towards experimental applications.
Campo Adentro. The aim of Campo Adentro Residency Programme is to contrast in practice the approaches expressed during the International Conference, and at the same time to carry out a creative investment in rural issues, encouraging artists to come closer to the rural environment, and providing rural communities with resources for self-expression and cultural generation. To experiment with site-specific and long-term methods of collaborative art, wherever possible portraying, criticising, transforming or producing the essential concepts which underlie the rural reality. http:campoadentro.es
SPOT (Public service for optimising refuse)
This is a residential project by MAKEA part of iD Ceci n'est pas une voiture, produced in collaboration with ACVic, Idensitat, Can Xalant and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. It was selected in an open call by Idensitat wd a second residence in Mataró, in collaboration with Can Xalant. One of the conditions of the competition was to use Idensitat's Mobile Device at Vic and the CXR at Can Xalant in Mataro. SPOT, a project of the collective MAKEA, will be carried out between June 2011 and September 2011. MAKEA works in the field of recycling, reusing of objects and unused materials, which are transformed and redesigned in construction workshops for a new purpose. During September some workshops will be held, with the involvement of groups working in the area.
SPOT (Public service for optimising refuse) is a project which questions the present throwaway culture, consumption as a means to well-being or happiness, disposable, low quality objects with built-in obsolescence, without taking into account resource depletion or waste accumulation.
SPOT is a community repair and re-use service working to change this trend. The service underlines the idea that a new object is not always better than an old one, which might have a longer shelf life than we think if the necessary tools to take advantage of it and transform it are put into the people's hands . The Idensitat device [DI] will become an itinerant workshop for SPOT, which will travel through the streets of Vic during the first half of September and offer free advice and assistance in the repair, reuse and creative transformation of objects. There will also be advice on the use of tools. The project provides a focal point for the need to create spaces where people can go to repair broken or damaged items, with communal facilities and professional guidance on repair techniques, DIY, carpentry, upholstery, sewing, etc.. and where the work can be evaluated at the end on its viability, and passed if it is fit for service.
SPOT combines aspects of a DIY shop with a meeting point for exchange of knowledge, ideas and techniques, a space for creation and debate on environmental policies, rational consumption, reuse, a place for considering alternatives and new ways. It's the aim of organising a residence in the city of Vic, in collaboration with ACVIC. More info: www.makeatuvida.net/spot
SELECTED PROJECTS. iD#CECI N’EST PAS UNE VOITURE OPEN CALL. MATARÓ-VIC
Between December 2010 and May 2011, within the framework of the project Ceci n’est pas une voiture. Idensitat, CanXalant. Centre de Creació i Pensament Contemporani de Mataró and ACVic Centre d’Arts Contemporànies, launched an open call for projects of intervention in the public spaces of Mataró and Vic. The open call received 108 proposals from 61 cities.
Cities: Amsterdam, Aubervilliers, Bangkok, Barcelona, Berlin, Bilbao, Bogota, Brescia, Brighton, Brooklyn, Brück, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Chisinau, County Sligo, Dublin, Eindhoven, Florence, Gent, Girona, Habana, Hoyo de Manzanares, Ivanovo, Jerusalem, London, Madrid, Malaga, Molins de Rei, Montreal, Mitxamel, New York, Palma, Paris, Pittsburgh, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Sainte-Mélanie, San Salvador, Sao Paulo, Sevilla, Sidney, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Valencia, Vancouver, Venice, Vicenza, Vienna, Winnipeg.
Selected projects that will be developed in the cities of Vic in collaboration with ACVic and in Mataró in collaboration with Can Xalant.
Servic io Público de Reutilización de Trastos (S.P.O.T.). [MAKEAtuvida. Associació Cultural de Reutilitzación Creativa]
Facing the current trend of using and throwing away objects, consuming as a road to wellbeing and happiness, S.P.O.T proposes the simulation of an institutional campaign, with the idea that a new object is not always better then an old one that can be used for much more time then we think. The project proposes converting the Touring Device to a mobile workshop for the reuse and creative transformation of objects. It proposes a space where people can go to repair their damaged objects, as it combines elements of DIY and multimedia with a meeting point for the exchange of knowledge and ideas; a space for creation and debate about environmental policies, rational consumption, reuse; a place to think about alternatives and new ways of doing things.
Camping, Caravaning, Arquitecturing. [Miquel Ollé Aguilló, Sofia Mataix Veiga]
This project proposes an empirical and human documentation and analysis of the different architectures created in campsites, where each user designs, constructs and customizes the space according to his needs, and considering as primary functions leisure, resting and recreational and social activities. It is born out of idea that spaces condition and modify human behavior, but in this case it is behavior that changes the space, depending on the needs of each user. The user thus becomes the architect and designer of an alternative architecture that is flexible, cheap and self-managed. In a first phase, the project proposes converting the CX-R to a mobile workshop that will travel to 30 campsites in Catalonia for data collection and analysis, and later edit a documentary with the collected material. The second part of the project consists in converting the CX-R to an exhibition space to be used to present the documentary.
iD#6 MATARÓ-VIC (Barcelona). Ceci n'est pas une voiture
Call for a projects of intervention in the public space.
Within the framework of the project Ceci n’est pas une voiture. Nomadic devices loom around the museum, Idensitat, CanXalant. Centre de Creació i Pensament Contemporani de Mataró and ACVic Centre d’Arts Contemporànies launch an open call for ideas to develop two projects of intervention in the public spaces of Mataró and Vic.
The project Ceci n’est pas une voiture. Nomadic devices loom around the museum is born as a documentation and reflection exercise on the construction of mobile devices as elements of an expanded concept of the Museum or going as far as being an alternative to it. It is a research project that aims at cataloguing and reflecting on those projects which, circulating in the public space, challenge the conventional notion of the Museum and reformulate instead the functions of the exhibition display as a nomadic platform nurturing direct and self-managed participation, development of social research and dissemination of educational experiences. The project is carried out as a series of activities each of which is designed as a Parking episode. Parking 01, the first of this series, was developed and presented in Can Xalant in July 2010. The project as a whole is a build up of successive Parkings to be carried out throughout 2011. To send a proposal: idensitat.net
Parking 02. Open call for a project of intervention in the public space of Mataró using Idensitat’s Dispositivo Itinerante.
Dispositivo Itinerante [DI]
At different moments in 2009 and 2010, the Dispositivo Itinerante (Touring Device) has been part of workshops and seminars as an itinerant exhibition that conveys specific activities generated by Idensitat. It has taken part in the iD Barrio project and was present at various activities of educational activities and intervention in the public space in Calaf (Espacio Hivernacle Cultural), Prat de Llobregat (Torre Muntadas), Barcelona (La Capella) and Manresa (Passeig Pere III). It pursues the idea of an exhibition that expands in the territory and serves as a transmitter – receiver of data. Its itinerant nature allows affecting specific aspects of the territory through mobility. The Dispositivo Itinerante is a way to demonstrate and display one of Idensitat’s main objectives, which is to be an itinerant production space, which travels within the territory with the projects it produces, while generating insights, analysis and proposals for change. In this case it is proposed as a support element that is integrated into the project selected from the open call, and can be modified and adapted to its needs. The Dispositivo Itinerante has some additional elements such as projector, various tables, chairs, projection screens and vertical supports.
Parking 03. Open call for a project of intervention in the public space of Vic using Can Xalant’s CX-R caravan.
CX-R is an adapted mobile caravan. Its portability allows the center to expand into the public arena, establish collaborations with its environment, and expand its scope of action and repercussion. CX-R was designed and produced in 2009 by Argentine architects a77 (Gustavo Diéguez y Lucas Gilardi) and Pau Faus as a result of a workshop aiming at the collective construction of infrastructure for the courtyard of the center, through the development of a network of institutions and people in the immediate environment. The laboratory was conceived as a process of physical construction, but also as a platform for social interaction to define a program. wecanxalant.blogspot.com
Since its opening, CX-R has been requested for different uses: artistic-educational interventions in schools, neighborhood festivals, stage for performances, artistic interventions, among others. CX-R can be modified for each application and project.
iD#6. Ceci n’est pas une voiture. Nomadic devices loom around the museum.
Project description Ceci n’est pas une voiture.
Collaborative project by: Idensitat. www.idensitat.net / Can Xalant Centre de Creació i Pensament Contemporani de Mataró. www.canxalant.org / ACVic Centre d’Arts Contemporànies. www.acvic.org
Curator: Martí Peran
Selection Comite ID#6 Mataró-Vic: Jesús Carrillo, Pep Dardanyà, Pilar Bonet, Jordi Canudas, Martí Peran, Cristina Riera and Ramon Parramon
Ceci n’est pas une voiture. Nomadic devices loom around the museum is born as a documentation and reflection exercise on the construction of mobile devices as elements of an expanded concept of the Museum or going as far as being an alternative to it.
The prospect of subverting the logic of the Museum by building mobile devices has a long tradition. Since Marcel Duchamp’s famous suitcase (Boîte-en-valise, 1941) or Roger Filliou’s hat (Galerie Légitime, 1962), the initiatives to move the aesthetic experience beyond the limits of the museum have multiplied. However, this same tradition of “travelling art” (Isidoro Valcárcel Medina, 1976) has also been the object of a recent co-optation by the conventional Museum. Indeed, in the last decade we have witnessed a proliferation of attempts to expand the perimeter of the traditional Museum with portable structures (the temporary pavilions of the Serpentine Gallery since 2000, the project for the Temporary Guggenheim Tokyo in 2001 or, more eloquent if anything, the recent Chanel Contemporary Art Container by Zaha Hadid in 2008). Faced with this invasive phenomenon, Ceci n’est pas une voiture aims at documenting and reflecting on those other initiatives which, circulating in the public space, collide with these conventional museum prostheses; to the extent that instead of extending the square meters of the museum, they reformulate the functions of the exhibition display as a nomadic platform nurturing direct and self-managed participation, development of social research and dissemination of educational experiences. In other words, if the temporary pavilions of the conventional museum seek to expand the extent and space of presence in order to reinforce the expansion of the museum’s narrative models, the nomadic devices that loom around the museum would be those who, traveling through the same social landscape, experiment with ways of understanding the exhibition cell as a space for reception and creation of plural and critical narratives against the hegemonic model.
Ceci n’est pas une voiture is conceived as a work in progress that combines processes of research, workshops, production and dissemination. With this objective, it is carried out as a series of activities each of which is designed as a Parking episode.