Open Terrario / Presentation of the book 2000 Kcal / 8439.5 kJ 2000 Kcal / 8439.5 kJ Rafael Suárez
Thursday 10 January 7:30 – 10 pm
This work began in 2009 as a reflection on assessing the human body as an economic system. Parallels were drawn between the problem of obesity and the economic system in which we live, both phenomena characterised by improper management of surpluses. The photographic work has turned into a book with collaboration from two specialists, an economist and a biologist. They offer academic perspectives on surplus management in an organism and in a socio-political structure. This unusual presentation will take place around a buffet table with various components that dialogue with the work to be presented.
Mujeres bajo sospecha (Women Under Suspicion). Saturday10 November at 7 p.m. * The session will be broadcast live as of 7 p.m. via the channel www.toxiclesbian.org and on @toxiclesbian as of 6.30 p.m.
Toxic Lesbian’s Open Dialogues present Mujeres bajo sospecha (Women Under Suspicion), a book that collects the research carried out from 2007 to date, along with a video directed by Cecilia Montagut titled Memoria y sexualidad de las mujeres bajo el franquismo (Memory and Sexuality of Women during the Franco Years). Female sexuality, denied, silenced or repressed, is made visible in this project that goes beyond the model of an immaculate woman, a mother and wife, placing special importance on non-normative sexualities and homoerotic/affective relations among women. The lack of any traces of female sexuality from that period impedes a linear history, aggravated by the silence imposed by the context and women themselves. Many suffered repression but there were also resistant subjects who lived out forms of sexuality that questioned the sole heterosexual model, moving away from passivity as destiny.
Participants at the meeting will include the project coordinator Raquel Osborne in dialogue with writer Raquel (Lucas) Platero, researchers María Rosón Villena and Fefa Vila, and professors Jordi M. Monferrer Tomás and Kira Mahamud, as well as the public in attendance.
Escucha Pública #1. How to tell stories with sounds, with Antonio Altarriba. Friday 16 November at 8 p.m.
Radio Sures is a new web radio for radio documentaries. Without extra photos, or supporting videos, or multimedia bonus features, or anything like that. They tell stories using only sound resources. Of course that is possible. They will prove it every month in the public listening sessions in which they will offer narrative sound documents, in Spanish and other languages, with subtitles. Listening in the darkness, seated or lying down, as if we were in a cinema with a film without images. As Orson Welles said: “Compared to the cinema, radio has the advantage of having a larger screen.” He didn’t say that, but he could have.
The first session will have as a participant writer, professor of French literature and comic scriptwriter Antonio Altarriba, author of the marvellous Arte de volar (Art of Flying) (2010 National Comic Award).
SEED EXCHANGE BANKACTIVITIES A project by Ecosecha Seed Exchanges are held the first Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. 5 th July
aims to foster decentralization of seed control, question prevailing
management models and encourage organic agriculture in Madrid. The Seed
Bank can be visited at the Terrario during regular opening hours or at
other times by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 May to 17 June. Presentation of the project led by Miguel Moreno and Martín Toimil. Tuesday 8 May at 6:30 pm.
Selection of participating projects in the international call for ideas for the reinterpretation of Tahrir Square in Cairo. To celebrate the launch of the revolutionary movement that was born and continues in Egypt, the ICARCH international design and architecture competition platform launched the call for A New Tahrir Square so that participants from all over the world could make suggestions, at all levels, for a new concept of Tahrir Square. At this exhibit, we can enjoy and analyze the works that numerous teams from around the world submitted. In keeping with the popular revolutionary movement, the proposals were free and from a wide range of disciplines, to guarantee the most extensive representation and the freedom that characterized the Egyptian movement.
Through Miguel Moreno Mateos, the Estudio de Paisajismo GM3 has coordinated the exhibit, with support from a multidisciplinary team of professionals.
EL OJO COJO 1936: Memorias del silencio
From 15 to 18 March
ojo cojo association presents a selection of films on various aspects
of a complex, diverse reality still affecting us today, spanning the
history of Spain and several generations' collective memory. El ojo
cojo, created to promote intercultural dialogue and integration of
disadvantaged groups, dissemination of quality films that hardly reach
the cinemas in Spain.
OVNI ARCHIVE. This installation opens archiving-archive exhibition Rosell Meseguer 1 October 8 pm
Ovni Archive is an installation by Rosell Meseguer developing a metaphorical dialogue on espionage between two periods: a past that coincides with the history of espionage carried out during the Cold War and our present. The project is part of a body of work generated by the artist based on research that has previously led her to explore the locations of military forts and bunkers as defensive sites or shelters, extraordinary forms of military power that lead us into the sophisticated world of espionage, its inventions, revolutions and conflicts, which serve the artist to open tunnels in time to connect current and past events. The term Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) is used here as a metaphor for the impossibility of decoding or publically understanding documents forming a nation’s security-privacy. The project shows documents, photographs of peculiar objects and other archives linked to the world of espionage, taking into account that it is impossible for them to be completely legible, given that they hide an essential part of the information. For Rosell Meseguer, to operate inside the archive and with its representations is an attempt to negotiate with reality and de-territorialize power.
de archivo is a reflection on, and a set of
artistic projects that explore the construction of an archive of Intermediae.
How can we assemble, present and make available to the public, an archive of an
institution conceived as process, and committed to participation?