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
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) arte-esferapublica.org
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.
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
Creativity arts grants
programme 2007barbarafluxa.blogspot.com From January 24th to February 17thOpening Thursday 24 November at 7 p.m.
Testimonios futuros (Future Testimonies), 2005/07
Projection on 6 floating screens with soundtrack in stereo.
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;
– waste). The central idea is the analysis of contemporary cast-off
material as a reflection of our society. Testimonios Futuros
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.
Programme for Saturday 2
continuously, starting at 5:30 pm
Courtesy of the Asociación
Mau Wal: Translated
(Encuentros traducidos), 2002 (Brazil)
Fabiana Werneck and Marco del Fiol. Documentary. Running time: 53'
Produced and made by: Asociación Cultural Videobrasil, Authors’
Language: Portuguese with English subtitles
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.
Ian Ros, Noticiero Internacional de Barrio
(International Neighbourhood News) and Noticiero Intercultural
(The Intercultural News)
Organized by COLECTIVO MNEMOCINE (colectivomnemocine.blogspot.com
)Tuesday 22 January at 6.30 p.m.
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.
Creativity arts grants
programme 2007colectivomnemocine.blogspot.com16 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
), 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.
Creativity arts grants programme 2007
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.
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.
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.