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escrito por Intermediae 05/05/2012 08:52:55
Daniel Rojas and Carles Gutierrez.

Installation. 11 May to 29 July / Presentation of the project. Friday 11 May at 7 pm.
Workshops on Sound and Movement by Debajo del sombrero. Every Wednesday from 11 am to 2 pm.

Sociograma interactivo (Interactive Sociogram) is an installation that reacts to the presence of the people who pass through the Intermediae building.

The project is an exploratory approach to the relationships formed among people, especially when they share the same space. The links created among them are represented graphically.

A play space that allows exploration and experimentation, and stimulates the creation of ritual dynamics among participants.
The installation is part of the experimentation space of the weekly workshops on Sound and Movement held by the Debajo del sombrero group at Intermediae. Sound and Movement arose out of the programme Al Matadero sin Miedo, as an area for constant exploration around shapes and sound elements that contribute to awakening new gestures in participants and collaborators.

Sociograma interactivo generates an exchange that opens up new possibilities for experience, observation and relations among participants, in this play space that contains each attendee’s movements.
escrito por Intermediae 14/03/2012 12:10:32

Sunday 18 March, 7 pm

New live interaction with the 6552100 sound installation. With a multichannel concert format, the installation will become a space to escape for awhile through soundscapes. Atmospheres, drones and field recordings will coincide in a series of concerts where the audience will be immersed in sound from a new dimension.

Malaventura, the pseudonym of Fernando García Tamajón, works with a combination of experimental electronics, video art, programming of tactile control environments and random experiments in publishing online videos. His most recent sound project, Fluidus Sessions, comprises experimental sessions with guest musicians and noisists recorded live in unusual places such as museums, bookshops and airports. He has distributed his sounds and video work since 2000 under free licences at

Chinowski Garachana is a sound activist, audio kinetic artist, and co-founding member of Tesla Dream el sueño de Tesla, a group from Malaga that is part of La Casa Invisible, whose work centres on archives, production and pedagogy related to sound and visual culture. He coordinates MedialabInvisible, a space for research and experimentation under open source codes, is a member of the electro-acoustic ensemble Sonora Masala, and co-directs Dobladosound, where he works as location sound mixer and sound designer. He has participated in meetings and festivals including Zemos98, Festival de Cultura Libre (Free Culture Festival), La Tabacalera Sound Experiment Meetings, and Muestraexperimentación Sonora at (CAC) Centro de Arte Contemporáneo in Málaga.

escrito por Intermediae 14/03/2012 11:59:29

Toxic Lesbian
Thursday 15 March, 7-8 pm

A dialogue about feminine masculinities with the participation of Lucas Platero, a teacher, researcher and activist, a ‘transgender boy’; Alira Araneta, coordinator and spokesperson for the international campaign ‘Stop Trans Pathologization 2012’; Dita Bi Teese, who ‘arose out of the need for anonymity that grew out of a different desire’; Azu Atatrix… ‘Anyone who wants to be tied up wants to trust me’; Nadine B. Demille, whose self-description is like ‘a parliament where lxs sit who are the protagonists of a collective imaginary space of desire’; as well as the philosopher, post-porno researcher, and independent art curator Marisol Salanova; and writer Beatriz Gimeno.

Feminine masculinity is defined socially as an imposture space to break down identifications, social class, age, gender, sexuality, competence... those who impose the rules. The appropriation of relational masculinity by men and the expropriation in women is a manoeuvre of oppression. Indifference toward feminine masculinity has ideological motivations that support the social structures linking the masculine to virility, power and domination. Many women lived pretending to be men or produced butch-femme categories or new transgender cultures, drag kings, masculine transsexuals... demonstrating that masculinity is artificial. Lesbian subcultures show masculinities without men although masculinities have been encompassed in an overly totalizing way as lesbians. SM proposes playing with gender, breaking down culturally imposed inhibitions and taboos, such as the external ideal of romantic love, the false idea that relationships between couples are egalitarian, or the idea that sex must always adhere to the same model. In this environment, the exclusive world of masculine men is invaded and we appropriate it.

You can also follow it live at

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escrito por Intermediae 10/02/2012 20:03:43

Las Historias Paralelas, video still. Copyright Cova Macías.

Cova Macías
From 18 february to 6 May 2012

Parallel Stories is a visual essay in documentary format, the result of a film workshop carried out with eleven young people over the course of a year.

The filming techniques make space for words and their emotional resonance. The discursive constellation created by the artist in collaboration with the protagonists highlights the importance of family ties, the feeling of a “double absence” from having migrated, and an analysis of the process of activating resilience.

The audiovisual exercises created by the participants from a biographical, reflexive, and experimental standpoint become a record of this shared experience of learning through dialogue.

Inauguration: Saturday, 18 February, 8 pm.

HD video, single channel, color, sound, 28’.
Screenings: Saturday 18 February; Fridays, 2 and 9 March; Fridays 13 and 20 April. 8 pm.
Screening and conversation with the artist and the participants and protagonists of Parallel Stories: Thursday 23 February, 7 pm.
For screenings of Parallel Stories outside the schedule, contact:

From 18 February to 6 May.
Videos by: Daniel Alfaro, Dhany Chávez, Miguel Sebastián Forero, Rosa García, Ángela María Vidal, Camilo Vidal, and Carolina Zambrano.
Additional workshop members: Astoulaye Diop, Seydina Ndiaye, Carlos Pintado and Daiena Silva.
escrito por Intermediae 08/02/2012 21:12:37

26 February, 12 - 2 p.m.

Monthly, every last sunday, 12 - 2 p.m., 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.

The workshops are generally aimed to explore the concept and philosophy which Atelier Le balto designed the garden.
escrito por Intermediae 08/02/2012 20:19:45

Sunday 19 February at 7 pm and 8 pm

Eduardo Costa uses the interactivity of sound installation 65521100 and supplements it with the traditional sound of an acoustic instrument with classical connotations, such as the Western concert flute, in an attempt to create a musical ambiance that generates dialogue between the pre-recorded sound and the instrument’s expressive possibilities.
escrito por Intermediae 01/02/2012 17:22:22

A project by Ecosecha
Seed Exchanges are held the first Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m.

This initiative aims to foster decentralization of seed control, question prevailing management models and encourage organic agriculture in Madrid. The Seed Bank can be visited at the Terrario during regular opening hours or at other times by contacting
escrito por Intermediae 23/01/2012 14:34:15
Arsgames asociation organizes the 6th International Conference on the Philosophy of Computer Games: The Nature of Player Experience January 29, 30 and 31 in Intermediae Matadero Madrid and Medialab-Prado. The goal is to research topics and issues related to philosophical aspects of computer game studies.
Free admission. Limited seating.
escrito por Intermediae 17/01/2012 17:24:11

Premiere of the playable theatre piece: Mata la reina (Kill the Queen)
A project by Yoctobit

Mata la reina (Kill the Queen) is a playable theatre piece, a combination of graphic adventure and interactive theatre. 50% collaborative exploration game and 50% first-person action theatre, this theatre piece is aimed at an audience of players who participate actively in the performance as the protagonists in all kinds of collaborative and strategic actions. Members of the audience can also choose to play the role of observer. No experience in playing videogames (or acting!) is needed and the play is open to everyone from the age of 9.

MATA LA REINA (Kill the Queen), the play, the game: Subject to the extravagances of an authoritarian, egocentric Queen obsessed with keeping control, the resistance fighters (the players) must prepare and execute a plan to overthrow the reigning Queen. In this test, the players become human pieces on a gigantic board of hexagons. To depose the Queen, they must collect a set of elements that form a puzzle and solve it as  a group.

Premiere: Friday 20 January at 7 pm 
Performances: Saturday 21 January at 7 pm and Sunday 22 January at 6 pm.

Free admission until space is filled. 
Ticket reservations at
escrito por Intermediae 15/09/2011 10:29:06

6552100, a sound interactive installation
Metros cuadrados de sonido:
Miguel Ángel Lastra, Ángel Galán and Ana García Angulo. Technical support Monster electronics.

Until 25 March 2012

The emotional power of sound joined with personal, everyday identities generate a collective vision that lets us understand space better, said José Luis Carles in an interview.

Humans, in their most recent phase of evolution, are in search of ideal soundscapes, especially to the extent that “noise” is widespread and has taken over our surroundings. What is that ideal soundscape like? Is noise the same for everyone?

Profitability has transformed neighbourhoods, moving many activities and their corresponding sounds to other areas. Legazpi, for example, has changed from an industrial area to a residential zone. It is easy to see how economic hegemony and globalization have standardized the way we perceive our sound environment, isolating ourselves from it and making it hard to listen. What do we hear? How do we analyze it?

This installation aims to answer these questions, to learn about and understand those everyday sounds we hear but pay no attention to. Comprised of local residents’ small stories and perceptions, they form a whole generating a representation of the sound memory of Arganzuela.