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Posted by Intermediae 21/09/2010 11:23:24


OPEN MONDO PÍXEL-ARSGAMES GATHERING: LA PRENSA CANALLESCA
Mondo Píxel
Friday 1 October, 7 p.m.

La prensa canallesca is the name of the first OPEN MONDO PÍXEL-ARSGAMES gathering in this new season. Mondo Píxel is coordinating this meeting where representatives from the videogame press will debate the current status of the sector, how it is likely to evolve, and the actual usefulness of critiques, such as they are today. Paper versus the Internet, news translation blogs versus retro men, analysts versus hypers, generalists versus specialists, indies versus fanboys, and an exploration of the question of who makes the assessments and determines how things are valued?

 
Posted by Intermediae 21/09/2010 11:16:17


* Gilbert's Eco-Garden, Moucron, Belgium. Courtesy of Amy Franceschini

OPENING: SEED BANK EXCHANGE
Thursday 21 and Friday 22 October, 6 p.m.

The Seed Exchange Bank is an initiative of Ecosecha in favour of decentralizing control of seeds and questioning the management models we generate or in which we take part in this culture. The Seed Exchange Bank and the activities held throughout the year are offered as a metaphor for the need for change in society today.

Thursday 21, 6 p.m.: Presentation of the Seed Exchange Bank by Ecosecha
Participants at the meeting: The Philogenetic Resources Centre at the Ministry of Science and Innovation (El Centro de Recursos Filogenéticos del Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación); The Seed Network of Andalucía (La Red Andaluza de Semillas); and the Madrid Institute for Rural Development and Research (Instituto Madrileño de Investigación y Desarrollo Rural)

Friday 22, 6 p.m.: A Pechakucha Evening:
Micro-presentations of experiences recovering seeds in Madrid by Aracove, the Centro de Educación Ambiental Puente del Perdón, Ecosecha, Parque Regional del Guadarrama and La Troje

 
Posted by Intermediae 21/09/2010 11:05:07


IN-SONORA VI | UNTITLED, LUCÍA ASPESI
Opening 28 October, 8 p.m. – Through 14 November

Untitled (2009) is a site specific sound installation by Italian artist Lucía Aspesi. As part of the IN-SONORA VI Festival, this work shown at Intermediae will amplify sound. The sound reproduced is the result of 5 different audio tracks. Lucía Aspesi has a special interest in the exchange between each track and the specific site where it is played, at the recognizable moment when the various elements connect.
 
Posted by Intermediae 21/09/2010 10:48:43

AVANT GARDEN MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES
Intermediae / Avant Garden
24 October 2010, 12 pm - 2 pm

On Sunday 24 October, 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 20/09/2010 11:11:18

EL OJO COJO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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






AVANT GARDEN MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES
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.

SCREENINGS AT TERRARIO / A FILM ABOUT HOME
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.

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


AL MATADERO SIN MIEDO
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]debajodelsombrero.com.

> blog Al matadero sin miedo
> www.debajodelsombrero.org
 
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


OPEN PLAY CLUB: OPEN FORUM FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE VIDEO GAME ENTHUSIASTS   
ArsGames
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.