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Posted by Intermediae 20/09/2010 11:11:18


Thursday 14 and Friday 15 October, 6 p.m.

The El ojo cojo group is presenting this festival that grew out of a desire to foster intercultural dialogue and the integration of underprivileged groups, disseminating quality films that are unlikely to reach cinemas in Spain.

Thursday 14
— The Bristol Bike Project. 2009, documentary, Dir. Alistair Oldham, UK, 18 min., English with subtitles in English
— Casting. 2003, documentary, Dir. Goran Radovanovic, Serbia, 52 min., English with subtitles in Spanish
— My Country. 2000, documentary, Dir. Goran Radovanovic, Serbia, 24 min., Serbian with subtitles in Spanish

Friday 15
— Amazonia, Masato o Petróleo. 2009, documentary, Dir. Josep Ramón Jiménez, Peru-Spain, 52 min., Spanish and Chayauita with subtitles in Spanish
— Tatuutsí Maxakwaxí cumple 10 años. 2006-2007, documentary, Dir. Barbara Sackl, Mexico, 62 min., Spanish and Wixarica with subtitles in Spanish
— Life for Sale. 2009, documentary, Dir. Yorgos Avgeropoulos, Greece, 60 min., Spanish and English with subtitles in English
— A Moving Business. 2009, animation, Dir. Falk Schuster, Germany, 8 min., no dialogue

Posted by Intermediae 05/09/2010 08:11:53

Intermediae / Avant Garden
26 September 2010, 12 pm - 2 pm

On Sunday 26 September, 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.

Posted by Intermediae 05/09/2010 08:06:14

A film about Home from Jennifer Cox on Vimeo.

Jennifer Cox
Friday 24 September, 7:30 p.m.

On Friday 24 September at the Terrario at Intermediae, artist Jennifer Cox presents her documentary “A Film about Home”, inaugurating the Cápsulas de tiempo (Time Capsules) series, which looks at relations between memory and place. Jennifer Cox defines this highly personal audiovisual project as a film about home, or a film about searching for a home.

> Download Time Capsules: The Memory of a Place programme
Posted by Intermediae 30/08/2010 10:37:25

Debajo del sombrero
As of 29 September

The Debajo del Sombrero group works at the Terrario at Intermediae, organizing weekly workshops that aim to generate new models related to artistic practices with cognitively and developmentally challenged persons. If you are an artist and you want to share your creative process with Debajo del sombrero or if you are interested in the “Debajo del Sombrero working model” and you want to participate in workshops, contact: ialtable[at]

> blog Al matadero sin miedo
Posted by Intermediae 01/08/2010 11:39:46
Due to building rehabilitation works, Intermediæ will remain closed during the month of August. From the 1st of september opening hours will be back to normal.

Below you can watch the documentary "Processos" by Daniel García-Pablos which he has published in vimeo. This documentary shows the initial 2006 rehabilitation of Intermediæ´s present location within the Matadero Madrid.

Procesos from Daniel García-Pablos on Vimeo.

Processes observed, sounds heard during the rehabilitation works of the former slaughterhouses of Madrid. Men, machines and materials coexist during the transformation.

Posted by Intermediae 09/07/2010 16:24:05

Friday 16 July, 5 p.m. 

Open Play Club is an ArsGames group project offering playful-educational activities for children and teens (from age 8 on). The relationship with video games and the act of playing serve as a pretext for children to reflect on the situations they face in their everyday lives. The project aims to generate a community of users-players that share an interest in the world of video games. To make a place for this community at Intermediae, the ArsGames group has proposed a gradual transformation of the launching Space- where all the video games presented at Estación Futuro can currently be played- into a video game library. This proposal is the first of its kind in Spain, providing access to playing a varied collection of games classified by age groups, genres, play devices, etc. The video game library will also have an online website where members of the Play Club community will have critical articles, forums, game instructions, discussions, and other playful participatory activities related to video games.  

As part of the process of building the video game library, the first action step proposes an assembly with a group of users-players for a discussion about their interests in this type of resource and way they imagine that the space might function. This assembly is proposed as the embryo of this future community and of the video game library as a place where experiences related to video games can be shared.
Posted by Intermediae 26/06/2010 11:56:15

Vida Interior | Estación Futuro on Vimeo.

The third exhibit of independent videogames in Estación Futuro proves that videogames are not just about aliens and fairies, guns and neatly stacked blocks. They are also about the human condition, and about the feelings and emotions shared by creators and players. This new proposal curated by Javier Candeira, shows how independent videogame creators represent the inner states of the human mind through games as Korsakovia, Mirror Stage, Windosill¸ Osmos, Handle with care and Devil’s Tuning Fork.

Posted by Intermediae 23/06/2010 09:51:51

27 June 2010, 12 pm - 2 pm

Avant Garden maintenance activities. Avant Garden has the qualities of a wild rose garden. It is a garden shared by visitors, creators, passers-by... and a place for co-existence and exchange, as well as for learning, enjoyment and rest. The workshops will be focused on investigating into the concept and philosophy of atelier le balto.

They are open to the general public. To take part, please be at Intermediae in Matadero Madrid ten minutes before 12. p.m. in order to sign up and receive the tools needed for the workshop. Limited number of participants.

The workshops will be carried out by Juan Manuel Rubiales, botanist and landscaping and gardening enthusiast.
Posted by Intermediae 23/06/2010 09:48:54

Arturo Dueñas
Friday 25 June, 7:30 p.m.

On Friday 25 June, director Arturo Dueñas will premiere his documentary film Aficionados at the Terrario at Intermediæ, as the final event in the series Cruzando los márgenes: gente de a pie que sube a los escenarios (Crossing Borders: Ordinary People on Stage).

Aficionados, 2010 (Spain). Fiction. Director: Arturo Dueñas. Running time: 115’. Spanish. Premiere.
Aficionados of life… because life is not for professional: an unusual librarian, a successful executive, an elementary school teacher, a single mother, an Italian cook, a computer programming specialist… meet weekly to cultivate their favourite hobby. Aficionados is an experimental film created collectively in which the (non-professional) actors were chosen first and they created their own characters.
Posted by belen 15/06/2010 18:56:24


Third exhibit of independent video games at Estación Futuro (Future Station)
18 June 7:30 p.m.

On 18 June, at 7.30 p.m., Intermediae hosts the inauguration of Vida Interior (Inner Life), a new exhibit of independent videogames. Through this selection, Javier Candeira tells us that videogames are not just about aliens and fairies, guns and neatly stacked blocks. They are also about the human condition, and about the feelings and emotions shared by creators and players. This new proposal at Estación Futuro shows how independent videogame creators choose to represent the inner states of the human mind through games as Korsakovia (Thechineseroom), Mirror Stage (Stephen Lavelle/Increpare), Windosill (Patrick Smith)¸ Osmos (Eddy Boxerman and friends/Hemisphere games), Handle with care (Robert Yang) and Devil’s Tuning Fork (Team DGE/Bitshark Studio). Curated by Javier Candeira.


Open ArsGames / Mondopixel

Coinciding with the inauguration of Vida Interior (Inner Life), the ArsGames group and the MondoPixel publication offer a new meeting among professionals, artists and researchers in the practice of Game Art, research into Game Studies and Game Art Theory. On this occasion, Pilar Lacasa and Rut Martínez Borda will present Videojuegos como herramienta educativa (Video games as an educational tool) and Eduardo Millan from Undead Code Studios will give a talk titled De amateur a profesionales, evolución de un estudio independiente (From amateurs to professionals: the evolution of an independent study). Via streaming from this link.


Mika Martini Concert

Mika Martini will be closing this event from 9.30pm. Mika Martini is the personal project of Hugo Espinosa Chellew (Chile, 1967), electronic musician and founder of Pueblo Nuevo netlabel. Mika Martini presents his musical work, devoted to rescue sounds that come from the chilean ethnic cultural heritage and mix them with abstract elements, following microsampling techniques and minimal trends. He has also developed a parallel work related to experimental music and electronic improvisation.

In parallel to Vida interior (Inner Life), Espacio lanzadera (Launching Space) will be inaugurated, where you can play all the video games presented at Estación Futuro.

Links related to Estación Futuro:
> Blog Estación Futuro
> Javier Candeira:
> Vida Interior brochure (.pdf)


Links related to ArsGames:
> Foro Open ArsGames


Links related to Mika Martini / Pueblo Nuevo
> Mika Martini: MySpace
> Pueblo Nuevo