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escrito por Intermediae 23/01/2008 19:06:45

6-17 February 2008

Work and interaction space.
Documentary exhibit by Brazilian groups that work in public space.
Meetings and presentations.

Activities held in conjunction with the invitation of Brazil to ARCO’08.
With the collaboration of the curator Solange Farkas (Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia), Ministério da Cultura do Brasil, the Fundação Athos Bulcão and the Centro Cultural da Espanha em São Paulo (AECI).

escrito por Intermediae 22/01/2008 20:08:29

The growing amalgamation of exponents of various disciplines under collaboration platforms identifying themselves as groups, associations, cooperatives, etc. contributes to the creation of new types of relationships on the contemporary cultural production scene. This context fosters an opening to the transdisciplinary, as well as to new forms of groups able to adapt to specific circumstances and needs for public creation or intervention. The situation makes working in groups an attractive option and it highlights the importance of debate about the following: the ways of establishing practical and feasible relations for cooperation; types of groups, organizations, and self-management; ways of exercising institutional criticism; etc. These encounters are offered as a space open to dialogue and reflection on these and other matters.

Colectivos participantes

Arte e esfera pública (São Paulo e Ceará)

Graziela Kunsch and Vitor Cesar have worked together since 2004, focusing on urban practices and the organization of independent spaces, publications, conversations, and offices. The duo does not sign their work as a closed group; they believe that collective processes do not imply only consensus/ a sole voice, but also differences/dissonant voices. That is why Graziela and Vitor invite other people to collaborate in every project. At present they are developing the project Arte y Esfera Pública (Art and the Public Sphere), taking place in Sao Paulo in April and May 2008, and publish the magazine Urbânia 3, focused on actions that they feel re-make cities.
escrito por Intermediae 22/01/2008 19:12:15
The theoretical approaches of anthropologist Manuel Delgado and philosopher Peter Pál Pelbart, along with the debate held that day, bring to a close the meetings at QG do GIA.

Manuel Delgado has a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from the Universitat de Barcelona and a Ph.D in Anthropology from the same university. Since 1986, he has been a Professor of Religious Ethnology at the Departament d’Antropologia Social at the Universitat de Barcelona. He is the Coordinator for the Doctoral Programme in Anthropology of Space and Territory, a member of GRECS (Grup de Recerca en Exclusió i Control Socials) at the Universitat de Barcelona and the Research Group on the Ethnography of Public Spaces at the Institut Català d’Antropologia. His work has focused mainly on the construction of ethnicity and exclusion strategies in urban contexts. He has also been interesed in cultural representations in cities and new forms of worship in the contemporary world. He was the curator of the exhibit La ciudad de la diferencia (The City of Difference), in Barcelona, Madrid, Marseilles, A Corunya and San Sebastiá. He is the director of the collection "Biblioteca del Ciudadano", published by Editorial Bellaterra.
escrito por Intermediae 22/01/2008 13:39:04
Creativity arts grants programme 2007
 From January 24th to February 17th
Opening Thursday 24 November at 7 p.m.

Testimonios futuros (Future Testimonies), 2005/07
Audiovisual installation.
Projection on 6 floating screens with soundtrack in stereo.
Duration: 54´.

In recent years, Bárbara Fluxá has been developing an art project as an experimental work in progress which transforms and adapts to varying media, spaces and platforms under the general title Des(h)echos. (Deshecho – undone/broken; desecho – waste). The central idea is the analysis of contemporary cast-off material as a reflection of our society. Testimonios Futuros (Future Testimonies) is an audiovisual installation from the Des(h)echos project, a reflection and visual investigation about material culture and the construction of its memory, its relation to nature, and landscape as cultural construction.
escrito por Intermediae 21/01/2008 16:24:12
Programme for Saturday 2 February. Shown continuously, starting at 5:30 pm
Courtesy of the Asociación Cultural Videobrasil

Mau Wal: Translated encounters (Encuentros traducidos), 2002 (Brazil)
Fabiana Werneck and Marco del Fiol. Documentary. Running time: 53'
Produced and made by: Asociación Cultural Videobrasil, Authors’ collection
Language: Portuguese with English subtitles
escrito por Intermediae 20/01/2008 16:45:16
Programme for Saturday 23 January. Shown continuously, starting at 5:30 pm

The screenings are an audiovisual proposal that regularly presents videos, documentaries, and films related to the programming and research topics underway at any given moment.

Proyectar con luces (1996), La subversión del espacio público (2004), Trincheras (2006), Alquiler de azoteas (2007), a selection of pieces about the architect Santiago Cirugeda's work.
escrito por Intermediae 09/01/2008 19:40:48
Ian Ros, Noticiero Internacional de Barrio (International Neighbourhood News) and Noticiero Intercultural (The Intercultural News)
Tuesday 22 January at 6.30 p.m.

Encuentros is part of the dia-Logos workshop given by Colectivo Mnemocine. Creators are invited to share their experience with workshop members and with anyone else who wants to take part.
escrito por Intermediae 12/12/2007 21:59:24
Creativity arts grants programme 2007
16 October 2007 - 30 May 2008

is an intervention process that aims to generate spaces for audiovisual creation with socio-educational and artistic agents, comprised of training and communication activities and the collective production of audiovisual pieces.

The project objectives are: to determine what possibilities participants have for using audiovisual tools in their work; to initiate a process of research and participative action in relation to the different realities that co-exist in a big city; and to form a network of socio-cultural catalysts that work with audiovisual tools and can generate a collective project.

The project will consist of a workshop, with sessions held on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 pm, and a series of encounters (Encuentros), held one Thursday per month from 6 to 8 pm, where various creators will be invited to talk about their own experience and backgrounds, in addition to a discussion about the main topic of each encounter. Updated notifications of these Encounters will be made periodically on our Web site.

escrito por Intermediae 10/12/2007 16:49:32

Creativity arts grants programme 2007
Blog SinAntena
18, 19 and 20 December 2007

On 18, 19 and 20 December, from 5 to 9 pm, the Cinelerra Initiation Workshop will be held, organized and offered by SinAntena.

Cinelerra is a free programme for editing video using the GNU/Linux operating system. It has the capacity to retouch photographs and makes it possible to import MPEG, Ogg Theora and RAW files, as well as the most common digital video formats: avi and mov. The workshop is for persons interested in multimedia creation in FLOSS with previous experience in editing and basic knowledge of using Linux. Its purpose is to start working on video with free tools.

SinAntena is an audiovisual laboratory that broadcasts over the Internet. SinAntena uses free software tools to make television broadcasts, offering collective work as an alternative to conventional television.

escrito por Intermediae 09/12/2007 18:22:22
Utopías began in September as a work platform that started with a series of lectures and presentations. Series participants included thinkers, activists, collaborating artists, and other specialists in the areas of science, economics, culture, the environment, etc. The objective of the series was to present several shared reflections on different contemporary realities and establish a basis on which to work.

During these months, the platform has been active with the intention of making its own development visible and documenting it through the web page and Intermediae's physical space. To that end, devices fostering information and research were used, such as tutorials with the participating artists, the publication of News from Nowhere, and the Utopian library. The library approaches the topic of Utopia from various angles and genres and will be permanently available in the space to continue adding books related to the projects and processes that are developed.