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escrito por Intermediae 20/03/2011 11:19:36



Participate in the next Avant Garden Workshop
Sunday 27 March, 12 - 2 p.m.

On Sunday 27 March, a new workshop will be held at Avant Garden, an urban garden conceived of by Atelier Le balto. Aimed at taking a deeper look at the concept used by the landscape artists who designed the garden, the workshops offer an opportunity to get to know this place for gathering and exchanges, learning and enjoyment. The workshops will be carried out by Miguel Moreno, botanist and landscaping and gardening enthusiast.
 
escrito por Intermediae 20/03/2011 10:49:13


Screening of KING CORN Aaron Woolf
Friday 25 March, 7:30 p.m.

This final documentary in the Mala siembra (Bad Seeds) series on cinema and food sovereignty tells the story of two friends, one acre of corn and subsidized crop that drives a fast-food nation. With the help of friendly neighbours, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of what is considered one of the most productive transgenic corns in the USA.

> Running time: 88’. Language: English with Spanish subtitles. Presented by Juan Felipe Carrasco, from the Greenpeace Anti-Transgenic Campaign.
> Download programmera: a series on cinema and food sovereignty
 
escrito por Intermediae 12/03/2011 22:48:41


EL OJO COJO 1936: Memorias del silencio
From 15 to 18 March

El 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.
 
escrito por Intermediae 12/03/2011 22:47:17


GameStar(t) Club / ARSGAMES
Every Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.

A space for play, learning, reflection and discussion for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. Every Wednesday there is a meeting to build the club, deciding what the rules and activities will be, as well as the materials and games to be found at the Gameteca.

> With support from the 2010 Creative Grants Programme.
> Sign up at info@intermediae.es
 
escrito por Intermediae 07/03/2011 22:50:02


OPEN MONDO PíXEL-ARSGAMES: Humour and videogames
Friday 11 March, 7 p.m.

A reflection on how videogames have the power to make us laugh. Do videogames just have a sense of humour or are some of them real comedies? John Tones, in charge of the Mondo Píxel project, will try to answer that question and many more in an overview from Monkey Island to Earthworm Jim, including God Hand, Larry and Parodius.
 
escrito por Intermediae 01/03/2011 22:52:57


WORKSHOP AND SEED EXCHANGE DAY AT THE SEED BANK

Workshop on producing horticultural plants
3, 4 and 10 March, 5-7 p.m.

Ecosecha, as they do the first Thursday of each month, is organizing an exchange session among producers, horticulture enthusiasts, and everyone interested in taking part in a social network based on ecological and sustainable criteria. In addition, this month they are offering a workshop on theoretical and practical knowledge development on various production techniques for horticultural plants.

> Sign up at bancodesemillas@ecosecha.es
> 2010 Creative Grants Programme.
 
escrito por Intermediae 21/02/2011 11:25:31


Participate in the next Avant Garden Workshop

Sunday 27 Februray, 12 - 2 p.m.

On Sunday 28 November, a new workshop will be held at Avant Garden, an urban garden conceived of by Atelier Le balto. Aimed at taking a deeper look at the concept used by the landscape artists who designed the garden, the workshops offer an opportunity to get to know this place for gathering and exchanges, learning and enjoyment. The workshops will be carried out by Juan Manuel Rubiales, botanist and landscaping and gardening enthusiast.
 
escrito por Intermediae 21/02/2011 11:22:31

Screening of the documentary “Black Gold”
Friday 25 February, 7:30 p.m.

This is the second documentary in the “Mala siembra” (Bad Seed) series on cinema and food sovereignty. It shows how the low prices paid to producers are forcing an increasing number of farmers to abandon their land. This paradox is nowhere greater than in Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee. Tadesse Meskela, Managing Director of the Coffee Farmers’ Corporation in the Oromia region, has a mission: to save 74,000 coffee producers from bankruptcy. With comments by Natalia Maya, photographer and art critic.
 
escrito por Intermediae 21/02/2011 11:20:37


Ovni Archive: Workshop: Collecting, Cataloguing and Categorizing
Thursday 24 February, 6:30 p.m.

Rosell Meseguer is offering this workshop to children ages 6-12. We will explore the archive, its origins and the significance of the “objects” comprising the Ovni Archive installation. A collection of objects, documents, photographs and drawings that create a space in the imagination about surveillance, war and the secret world of espionage, an archive of strangely familiar components. The monotype technique allows us to create imaginary documents, creatures we will attempt to name and classify, leading us to wonder what it means to construct history: to categorize, naming the world in order to be able to understand it.

> To participate send us an email: mediacion@intermedia.es
 
escrito por Intermediae 11/02/2011 16:09:17



Jorge Blasco and Rosell Meseguer will guide us on a critical tour of the Archivo-archivante exhibit (ways of furnishing it).
Saturday 19 February, 11 a.m.

Ovni Archive, Satellite Contact and User Group Disco, the three art works comprising this exhibit, are placed at a tense spot in between the duality of archive-representation.

Curator and researcher Jorge Blasco, referring to the work of Rosell Meseguer, notes that in the territory of art we acquire, gather and produce documents that are "items" whose purpose is to be shown. Thus, the frontier between building an archive and the exhibit is broken down.

What are the consequences of this breakdown? In this analytical tour through the archivo-archivante exhibit, with an essential stop at the Ovni Archive installation by Rosell Meseguer, our aim is to reconstruct a certain geneology of these practices. In this sense, in the words of Jorge Blasco, we are invited to think about and understand the processes of the artist's work from a standpoint of the action of archiving-exhibiting as an inevitable pairing which implies that the structure of the exhibited archive be visible. This is in contrast to traditional archives, where one needs search instruments to understand the information hidden in the shelves or bits and where documentary units are recovered one by one, with no overview of the whole documentary context in which they are deposited.