Deriva Mussol - Simultaneous Walk
Vic > Deriva Mussol
New York > The Walk Exchange
Saturday, 25th May 2013
10 pm ACVic (Sant Francesc, 1 Vic)
4.30 pm Outpost Artists Resources (1665 Norman St. Ridgewood, New York)
Deriva Mussol and Walk Exchange invite you to an hour and a half long simultaneous walk in the town of Vic and in the city of New York.
To document the action, we propose, to anyone who wishes to do so, a field collection of objects, photos, sketches, writings, sounds and videos during the walk. The material gathered will be exchanged with New York, sent in a package by mail. This gesture will bear witness to our simultaneous action, expressing the intention to promote new relationships between cultural and educational communities.
At the end, the two groups will share the experience in a Skype meeting between the Centre d’Arts Contemporànies in Vic [http://www.acvic.org] and Outpost Artists Resources in Ridgewood, New York, [http://www.outpostartistsresources.org].
Deriva Mussol will meet at 10 pm at ACVic (C. Sant Francesc 1, Vic), and will begin the walk at 10.30 pm*. The Skype conversation with Walk Exchange will begin, also at ACVic, at 12 midnight.
The Walk Exchange will begin its walk at 4.30 pm at Outpost Artists Resources (1665 Norman St. Ridgewood, New York). The Skype conversation with Deriva Mussol will begin at 6 pm.
Deriva Mussol propose invitations to walkabout as opportunities to generate and share creative learning processes. [http://www.derivamussol.com]
Walk Exchange is a collective promoting creative and educational walks, which value the body as a means of producing and transmitting learning. [http://www.walkexchange.org]
*We suggest participants wear comfortable shoes, and take food and a drink with them, and also, for those walking with Deriva Mussol, a flashlight.
CONSTEL.LACIONS. Barri del Remei
The Project Nursery is a program which offers support to artists' projects, individually or collectively, facilitating the connection of those in a social and cultural environment. The program is open to projects from
the fields of art, communication, design, cultural management, architecture, art education and particularly from transdisciplinary cultural projects which could have an impact on social context.
PN seeks to promote the development of creative projects applied to social space from the perspective of innovation and the use of new technologies, encouraging artists to engage in initiatives through self-management, seeking opportunities in the context of the information society, and the possibility of carrying out projects which will have an impact on the social space.
DERIVA MUSSOL. Work in process.
08.06.2012 - 22.09.2012
Helena Català Rodas, Blanca Garcias Castells, Guillem Vilamitjana Masramon, Ona Castellsagué Bonada, Georgina Martí Farell, Eva Marichalar Freixa, Jordi Lafon Guerrero, Anna Prat Fontseca, Mireia Planàs Serradell i Òscar Pujol Pladevall
A project of creation and research , focusing on deploying collective processes by establishing a relationship between the arts and public space. It interacts with space starting with observation to help promote various practices which originate in this line of investigation. The premises for putting together this project are considered from the
viewpoint of mutual support, with an educational, horizontal relationship, promoting independence in learning through a process of support for the capabilities and activities of each participant. The main framework lies in the relationship and dialogue established between all project participants and Vic. Founded upon the tradition of the night-time walk around the city and its surroundings, the project draws on this experience to produce a open public performance where participants may take part in the methodology employed in the research. Adapting to the idiosyncrasies of place, incorporating the expertise of its inhabitants, to express the potential of street arts to revitalise,
transform and represent a particular territory, are the objectives of this project.
Deriva Mussol, is part of the ACVic's Nursery projects in collaboration with the Aula de Teatre de la Universitat de Vic.
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Proposals part of the Project Nursery
Selected projects from the open call promoted by ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies with the collaboration of VIT Vic Innovació Tecnològica.
- CONSTELLATIONS BLV, a project by Andrea Olmedo and María Salazar
- OWL, a project by Eva Marichalar in collaboration with Gerard Guix and Jordi Lafon
- OFFICE CURATORIAL: TRANS-ART, a project by Ingrid Blanco and Mabel Llevat
These projects have been selected for their suitability within the framework proposed in the call, for their conceptual interest and their feasibility, as well as for their suitability in fulfilling the Nursery's educational aims; by the projects' participants contributing mechanisms for the communication and sharing of knowledge, and also by demanding the specific training needed to carry out the work.
The selection committee formed by Mabel Palacín (Artist), Anton Granero (Designer), Antoni Mora (economist) and Ramon Parramon (ACVic director), has selected these three from the 35 proposals submitted for the Project Nursery which will be developed in 2012.
What is the project nursery?
It is a space for research, training and pre-production which works by establishing a programme of temporary residences, accompanied by trainers and tutors in order to find ways to define,develop and implement projects. It combines technical training, and instruction, understanding the process of planning as a practical phase with the support of experts and collaborators, both involving the participants in a two-way process so that everyone also participates as a trainer. It aims to develop a means of training to transmit and share knowledge in order to carry out a project.
The purpose is to provide work space, training, technical and conceptual support, and to give visibility to projects, finding ways to bring them to a conclusion. The nursery is based upon three concepts: shared work space, with the possibility of co-producing projects among residents; assessment and monitoring of production and distribution; and, ultimately, guidance in, or the facilitation of, the search for project funding. This last part may combine different strategies in seeking funding for the hosted projects.
ACVic, in conjunction with VIT, attempt, through this programme, to test the combination of these three implicit phases of experimentation and idea-generation, i.e training, production and financing, in order to promote projects based on self-management. The aim of the programme is to make this an empowering combination, accompanying the participating projects in the achievement of their objectives at all levels.
Open Call Project Nursery
acvic. viver de projectes
An open call to participate in the program Project Nursery.
- Aimed at artists from various disciplines who wish to adapt to the demands of initiating a cross-disciplinary cultural project which may impact on social context.
- It is seeking individuals or groups with a project, available to share knowledge in a double way: to provide and to receive it.
- Temporary residencies depending on the project.
LABORATORY AND RESEARCH SPACE
It is organised through a temporary residencies programme with trainers and tutors, to seek ways of defining, implementing and developing projects. Combining techniques of training and instruction , understanding the project's process as a practical itinerary with the support of specialists and collaborators, involving participants in a two-way process where everyone participates as a trainer. Training to transmit and share one's own knowledge, and how to carry out a project.
The intention of this programme is to provide work space, technical and conceptual support, and to give visibility to projects while looking for ways to realise them.
To meet this goal a shared workspace will be offered through the programme with the possibility of generating projects in co-production between residents (coworking community); assessment and monitoring of the research and production stages and further advertising (coaching) and ultimately, guiding and facilitating fund-raising. This last part may combine different fund-raising strategies to realise projects (crowd funding, grants etc).
ACVic, through this programme, makes it possible to try out the combination of the three stages implicit in the experimentation and generation of ideas: training, production and funding to promote self-managed projects. ACVic will ensure all available help to make this combination work, but makes no promise or assurance that participating projects will entirely achieve their goals.
In the case of projects that require help to develop a business plan, financial or tax advice will be supported by ImpeVic (Institut Municipal de Promoció i Economía de Vic). To participate fill in the form (click here to access the form)