Ceci n’est pas une voiture. Nomadic devices loom around the museum.
Project description Ceci n’est pas une voiture.
Collaborative project by: Idensitat. www.idensitat.net / Can Xalant Centre de Creació i Pensament Contemporani de Mataró. www.canxalant.org / ACVic Centre d’Arts Contemporànies. www.acvic.org
Curator: Martí Peran
Selection Committee ID#6 Mataró-Vic: Jesús Carrillo, Pep Dardanyà, Pilar Bonet, Jordi Canudas, Martí Peran, Cristina Riera and Ramon Parramon
Ceci n’est pas une voiture. Nomadic devices loom around the museum is born as a documentation and reflection exercise on the construction of mobile devices as elements of an expanded concept of the Museum or going as far as being an alternative to it.
The prospect of subverting the logic of the Museum by building mobile devices has a long tradition. Since Marcel Duchamp’s famous suitcase (Boîte-en-valise, 1941) or Roger Filliou’s hat (Galerie Légitime, 1962), the initiatives to move the aesthetic experience beyond the limits of the museum have multiplied. However, this same tradition of “travelling art” (Isidoro Valcárcel Medina, 1976) has also been the object of a recent co-optation by the conventional Museum. Indeed, in the last decade we have witnessed a proliferation of attempts to expand the perimeter of the traditional Museum with portable structures (the temporary pavilions of the Serpentine Gallery since 2000, the project for the Temporary Guggenheim Tokyo in 2001 or, more eloquent if anything, the recent Chanel Contemporary Art Container by Zaha Hadid in 2008). Faced with this invasive phenomenon, Ceci n’est pas une voiture aims at documenting and reflecting on those other initiatives which, circulating in the public space, collide with these conventional museum prostheses; to the extent that instead of extending the square meters of the museum, they reformulate the functions of the exhibition display as a nomadic platform nurturing direct and self-managed participation, development of social research and dissemination of educational experiences. In other words, if the temporary pavilions of the conventional museum seek to expand the extent and space of presence in order to reinforce the expansion of the museum’s narrative models, the nomadic devices that loom around the museum would be those who, traveling through the same social landscape, experiment with ways of understanding the exhibition cell as a space for reception and creation of plural and critical narratives against the hegemonic model.
Ceci n’est pas une voiture is conceived as a work in progress that combines processes of research, workshops, production and dissemination. With this objective, it is carried out as a series of activities each of which is designed as a Parking episode.
DO La Más Bella in Priorat
DO La Más Bella is a participatory publishing project that is carried out in various times and spaces, using the following process: free distribution of 3,000 paper bags in shops and information centres in Priorat, of three types of bags that question us on our degree of belonging to the region.
You can join the game proposed by La + Bella following the instructions in the bag. If so, the bag can be converted into an envelope where you can put a sample of Priorat, i.e: whatever you do, find, produce, pick up, and that, in your opinion, is related to the Priorat.
The bag, along with the sample, is to be sent anonymously to the address provided, free of charge. The received samples will be used to edit a publication. The format of the publication is still to be determined.
At www.lamasbella.org you can find an updated list of establishments –shops and information centres- where you can get the bags.
Sports, Creativity and Social Inclusion. Open call results
Sports, Creativity and Social Inclusion. Open call results
In July 2010, the Consejo Superior de Deportes [CSD] (Sports Council) in collaboration with Idensitat [iD #6] announced a call for interdisciplinary projects promoting the relationship between sport and the social, cultural and creative areas.
The call was open to two categories, Project Laboratory and Project Bank, and addressed three types of projects:
1. Projects about physical activity and sports promoted by organisations, associations, sports clubs, local councils, regional councils, and autonomic goverments mainly concerned with social inclusion as well as social intervention through sport in disadvantaged zones.
2. Creative projects proceeding from different disciplines (artists, architects, designers, etc.) that organise or promote projects based on sporting subjects and with special orientation towar ds social questions.
3. Hybrid projects arising from the relationship between creators and organisations, sports clubs, social educators, etc.; proposing collaborative work and concerning subjects of inclusion or social intervention through this relationship between creativity and sport.
Between July and October 2010, Idensitat received 179 proposals for the category of Project Laboratory, and 80 for the Project Bank category.
A selection committee, formed by six specialists in creative fields and sports, was in charge for the selection of the proposals that would be developed in differents contexts of Spain. The committee met in Madrid, on November 30, 2010 and observed the quality of the proposals, which in majority brought creative and experimental solutions to the proposed framework.
iD Barri BCN [La Marina] Workshop
iD Barrio BCN [La Marina]
Information + Data
IDENSITAT, in collaboration with the Unió d'Entitats de la Marina announces an open call for participation in the iD Barrio BCN [La Marina]|Information + Data workshop carried out by the collective Hackitectura [José Pérez de Lama, Sergio Moreno Páez, Pablo de Soto, Laura Hernández Andrade, Jaime Díez Honrado, Ale González]. With the participation of Núria Burguillos, Xavi Camino, Colectivo Connectats, Francesc Magrinyà, Oriol Granados, Ramon Parramon, Martí Peran, Elisenda Tomàs, Mireia Tortades, for Can Clos and Sant Cristòfol (La SEAT) neighborhoods of La Marina, Barcelona.
Open call for participation in the workshop
November 22-27, 2010
Time: from10.00 to 14.00 h. and 16.00 to 20.00 h.
Place: Unió d’Entitats de la Marina, Mare de Déu de Port, 363
Entrance from Parc de Can Sabater, 08038 Barcelona
. The deadline for registration is November 16, 2010.
iD Barrio is a project that acts as an observatory of territory and a laboratory for the development of creative processes related to certain ultra-local social activities in some microcontexts of contemporary urban concentrations. The project aims at stimulating collective creativity and cultural exchange as a tool for the development and transformation of territory through creative processes where artistic practices and local social space converge. Analyzing to understand the dynamics of space, visualizing to interpret various mechanisms operating in these places, planning to draw new productive dynamics, collaborating to enhance and multiply creative capacities. The project proposes the creation of a network based on a two-phase structure: Collective workshop and a Travelling exhibition.
iD Barrio aims at bringing together artistic and other processes. It seeks for transdisciplinarity and social participation and looks for breaches in order to generate opportunities for creation, through collective methodologies, new references in the territory where it takes place.
iD Barrio BCN [La Marina]
Information + Data. Can Clos and Sant Cristòfol (La SEAT) neighborhoods of La Marina, Barcelona.
Collective workshop carried out by Hackitectura, with the participation of Núria Burguillos, Xavi Camino, Col•lectiu Connectats, Francesc Magrinyà, Oriol Granados, Ramon Parramon, Martí Peran, Elisenda Tomàs, Mireia Tortades.
The workshop proposes exploring the territory, critical cartography, data visualization, processing of information and collective creation. It proposes to find narratives that relate to the history of the neighborhood and locate data related to the place. The workshop focuses on two areas of La Marina-Zona Franca, close to each other but significantly different in their urban, historical or social context and the use of public space. The methodology consists in carrying out an intensive fieldwork in this area, during which a number of individuals and entities will participate and provide references and data to understand the place. The purpose of the workshop is to work with oral and visual stories and data in order to build tools for their representation, visualization and to carry out specific actions. Participants will develop their proposals through a tutorial led by Hackitectura, with the support of the Idensitat team and contributions of all participants.
- To link up different spaces of the city by creating temporary circuits and practices of urban appropriation and visualization.
- To promote the development of creative projects that work with local actions in the specific context of Can Clos and SEAT.
- To generate proposals and visualize data based on the direct contact with the neighborhoods.
- To creat an archive of projects with the proposals and facilitate the development of some of these projects in the territory.
Who can participate: The workshop is open to artists, designers, architects, educators, cultural managers, sociocultural coordinators, socialworkers, students in sociology, anthropology, art, design, architecture, education, as well as to a public that lives and participates in neighbourhood projects.
iD Bairro São Paulo [SP.01]
iD Barrio São Paulo [SP.01]
Seminar + Workshops + Touring Device. 13-17 october at Centro Cultural da Espanha em São Paulo and Santo Amaro and Bom Retiro neighborhoods.
iD Barrio SP.01. Seminar
Social creativity, collective action and artistic practices.
October 13 & 14, 2010. From 18:00 to 22:00h. With the participation of: Rita Alves, Lilian Amaral, Viviana Bravo, André Costa, Rogerio da Costa, Renato Cymbalista, Democracia, Domènec, Colectivo EIA - Experiência Imersiva Ambiental, Jamac, Fadhila Mammar, Colectivo Imargem, Ramon Parramon.
iD Barrio SP.01. Workshops
Mapping, exploring, visualizing and activating. Santo Amaro and Bom Retiro areas, São Paulo.
13-17 october, 2010. From 10:00 to 17:00h. Collective workhop led by Pablo España [Democracia], Domènec, Colectivo EIA - Experiência Imersiva Ambiental, Colectivo Imargem, Lilian Amaral [Museu Aberto], Ramon Parramon [Idensitat].
. The deadline for registration in the seminar and workshop is October 8.
iD Barrio SP.01 is a project that acts as an observatory of territory and a laboratory for the development of creative processes related to certain ultra-local social activities in some microcontexts of contemporary urban concentrations. The project aims at stimulating collective creativity and cultural exchange as a tool for the development and transformation of territory through creative processes where artistic practices and local social space converge. Analyzing to understand the dynamics of space, visualizing to interpret various mechanisms operating in these places, planning to draw new productive dynamics, collaborating to enhance and multiply creative capacities.
The project proposes the creation of a network based on a three-phase structure: International seminar, Collective workshop and a Travelling exhibition.
iD Barrio is based on the idea that art can be an innovative factor in the processes of transformation of the city, since it is capable of surfacing latent social creativity and developing it though collective actions. This affirmation raises a series of questions that will be discussed in the context of the seminar and the workshops:
How is art related to processes of urban and social transformation? What role and function have processes of participation? How can social creativity be triggered in a particular environment? In what way can creative processes have an effect on a local environment? How can one become involved in the sphere of collective action? Is the transformation of the city open to projects? What relationship exists between cultural policies and territorial planning? Can local contexts be part of the global cultural speech?
- To link up different spaces of the city by creating temporary circuits and practices of urban appropriation and visualization.
- To promote the development of creative projects that work with local actions in the specific context of Santo Amaro and Bom Retiro neighborhoods of São Paulo.
- To encourage the development of projects that facillitate external contacts and implications.
- To promote dialogue between local and international experiences that suggest working through artistic practice, socio-cultural mediation, critical analysis for the development of networked platforms and activation of social creativity.
Who can participate: The seminar and workshop are open to artists, designers, architects, educators, cultural managers, sociocultural coordinators, socialworkers, students in sociology, anthropology, art, design, architecture, education, as well as to a public that lives and participates in neighbourhood projects.
Sport, arts and social inclusion. Call for projects
Consejo Superior de Deportes + Idensitat Sport, arts and social inclusion. Call for projects
The Consejo Superior de Deportes [CSD] (Sports Council) in collaboration with Idensitat [ID #6] announces a call for interdisciplinary projects promoting the relationship between sport and the social, cultural and creative areas. [Download rules in pdf]
We are witnessing the development of what might be considered as a “field” of social commitment in sports that did not exist until just a few years ago. This commitment takes on, as a main feature, topics of social exclusion as well as the integration of immigrant populations.
The increasing prominence of activities and sports projects directed at these sectors leads us to research experiences in what we might call " good practices " to build an archive as a resource for learning, debating, and to build relationships among sport, social interventions, and creative practices (art, design, architecture, etc.). We believe that sport interacting with these fields can support processes of social cohesion, especially when it helps to create places, or to strengthen already existing venues, where peer groups can meet and communicate.. In this way, sport can become an interesting source of social capital and an element for the creation of different social networks (contacts, friends, friendship, prestige, etc.).
Within creative practices, sport is often treated as circumstantial or thematic, but some examine certain social dynamics as a basis for work regarding relationships and shared creativity. Sport enhances these kinds of relationships and connections. Sports activities usually facilitate contact and relationships between individuals and groups of different backgrounds without the protocols demanded in other types of activities. Bringing both aspects together, we believe, can help develop projects to stimulate social creativity and an exchange of values particular to every field of action in certain local contexts .
The aim of this call for projects is to identify existing work, to generate an archive of " good practices ", disseminate them, and to support the creation of new experiences which connect sport to other disciplines. The call is aimed at the wide range of organisers, creators and cultural agents who operate throughout Spain.
Types of Projects at which this call is aimed
1-Projects about physical activity and sports promoted by organisations, associations, sports clubs, local councils, regional councils, autonomic goverments mainly concerned with social inclusion as well as social intervention through sport in disadvantaged zones.
2-Creative projects proceeding from different disciplines (artists, architects, designers, etc.) that organise or promote projects based on sporting subjects and with special orientation towards social questions.
3-Hybrid projects arising from the relationship between creators and organisations, sports clubs, social educators, etc.; proposing collaborative work and concerning subjects of inclusion or social intervention through this relationship between creativity and sport.
iD#5 Seized Cities. Exhibition. La Capella, Barcelona
iD#5 Seized Cities. Exhibition. La Capella, Barcelona
15 July - 12 September
Idensitat is an art project developed in various cities with the intention of providing the tools to coordinate creative projects that influence the public sphere in relation to the region. Establishing a production and research network, this platform acts within the field of artistic creation in order to experiment with new forms of involvement and interaction in different social settings.
This exhibition brings together several projects that were part of the fifth edition of Idensitat. They were developed in Calaf, Manresa, Mataró, Sondika, El Priorat and Barcelona. The interventions that took place in each of these cities included creative activities of varying size and scale; each with their own unique targets but also aimed at influencing aspects that deal with collective actions that take place locally. On the whole, they represent artistic experiences that seek specific negotiation elements within local contexts, striving for a mutual exchange of knowledge while remaining open to the creative potential of every participant.
A series of activities were carried out parallel to these actions, including workshops, public interventions (in both rural and urban spaces), energising dynamics, the creation of forums to debate local and guest proposals for action; past experience was discussed and we managed to expose some of the conflict latent in the public sphere. In this exhibition, this collection of projects created in different places and at different times aspires to a way of relating to one another and to turn this space-time into processes, a common ground. More and more, Idensitat is becoming a keystone in the network of project relations, local areas and people that consider creative dynamics a way to intervene and affect social spaces.
For this reason, “iD#5: Ciutats Intervingudes” presents artists and collective projects as well as mediating projects and production spaces as a whole. They make up a network that allows for the coexistence of a variety of creative processes with a similar transformative drive, influencing towns, neighbourhoods and cities little by little, while creating pressure on the future of cultural politics.
Basurama, Can Xalant – Rogelio López Cuenca, consonni (Xelo Bosch and Cyrille Larpenteur), Democracia, Domènec, Walter Gam, Horitzó TV (Clara Garí, Hugo Barbosa, Pamela Gallo, Alex Muñoz, Félix Pérez-Hita), Verónica Luyo-María Celeste Venica, Priorat Centre d’Art, Patrick Radiate, Anna Recasens, Tomás Ruiz Rivas, VideoDiàlegs (Oriol Fontdevila, Laia Ramos, Xavier Gil Dalmau)
iD Barrio Calaf / Barcelona
Jardins Temporals a Calaf project workshop coordinated by: Josep-Maria Martín in collaboration with Jean Nicolas Fauchille
iD Barri Raval project workshop with KUNSTrePUBLIK (Markus Lohmann, Harry Sachs, Philip Horst, Daniel Seiple, Matthias Einhoff)
iD Barri Traces of Autism project workshop (Jozua Zaagman, Maartje Dros, Jacqueline Schoemaker)
Participants and creators of the work carried out in the workshops
Juan Aizpitarte, Dimas Agudo, Maria Aparicio, Mauricio Aquilar, Elena Azzeddin, Aida Bañeras, Iria Beltrán, Eduardo Blanco, Emanuela Bove, Naomi Bueno, Maria Calvo, Verónica Cantero, Guillermo Cantillo, Marta Carrasco, Maria Cedo, Banu Çiçek, Ana Cortes, Adrián Crescini, Angelica Cuadros, Marcos Cuesta, Arturo Dávila, Urko Diaz, Aida Elias, Abigail Empez, Laura Font, Julia Adam, Eva Garrido, Aloma Giralt, Eva Goenaga, Berta González, Paula González, Evanguelina Guerra, Fernando Hidalgo, Irune Jiménez, Arantza Lacasa, Laura Lara, Carolina Lopez, Lorena Lozano, Maria Lucas, Andreas Manenti, Maria del Mar Roldán, Ester Márquez, Andres Martínez, Maria Martínez, Carolina Mila, Daniela Monterrossa, Yera Moreno, Belen Orta, Carla Pagluica, Jesús Palomino, David Peña, Toledo Pérez, Maria Pia, Marta Raventos, Natalia Royo Parache, Lore Pardón, Marc Piqué, Antoni Puig, Mercè Ramos, Romina Rebolledo, Inés Salpicó, Laia Segura, Anita Serrano, Liron Shua, Alexandra Souza, Amalia Speratti, Eulàlia Suñé, Arena Tarres, Gracia Teixidor, Maria Terkenli, Gaizka Ugalde, Meg Vandezande, Noelia Varela, Maria Valldeperez, Guillem Vilamala, Ivonne Villamil, Raquel Villar, Madalena Yglesias, Estíbaliz Yuguero, Erika Yurre.
Idensitat is supported by Manresa City Hall, Calaf City Hall, the Government of Catalonia’s Ministry of Culture and Communication Media and Barcelona Provincial Council. Projects developed in collaboration with Can Xalant (Centre for Contemporary Creation and Investigation in Mataró), Priorat Centre d’Art, Prat de Llobregat City Hall, Consonni (Sondika), La Capella (Barcelona) and Hangar (Barcelona, member of Xarxaprod, network of creative production centres). In collaboration with Artwork’09 (Catalan Ministry of Labour, European Social Fund and Barcelona Provincial Council), Goethe Institute Barcelona, Consulate of the Netherlands, Elisava School of Design.
Management: Ramon Parramon
Team: Maral Mikirditsian | Quim Moya | Nuria Parés | Anna Recasens | Eva Quintana
Design and graphics: Jang Sub Lee
Selection committee: Francesca Comisso (independent curator, member of the a.titolo collective and professor at the Turin Polytechnic University)| Iris Dressler and Hans D. Christ (directors of WKV Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart) | Daniel García Andújar (artist) | Ramon Parramon (artist and director of Idensitat) | Martí Peran (independent curator and full professor at the University of Barcelona).
Priorat Centre d'Art 07-08
Priorat Centre d'Art presents the audio-visual rhizome PCd'A de grisú Dialéctico and Oscar Hidalgo, and the publication " Somebody once told me.... I remember ... Priorat today..." published after the project "Stories and Places" by the collective Sans Façon for Idensitat#4. HOme/Away. Art and creation in social space.
Saturday, 7th of August 8,30pm
Ca la Càndia. Plaza de Misa, 4 El Masroig
Piano concert by * Dzovinar Mgrditchian * Armenian-Lebanese pianist. In her compositions she works in collaboration with artists from different media???? and starting from texts or specific contexts. She has taken part in theatrical plays and animations, such as Asphaltu by Pascal Corm and Stambol by Ghassan Halwanai. she has been researching Armenian folk music, collaborating with the Conservatoire Gomidas of Ereván to create an archive of West Armenian popular songs. Recently, she collaborated with an arts project in Beirut, to develop a photographic and audio archive about immigrant workers in the Lebanon.
This project has been made possible thanks to the collaboration of local organisations and educational centres of the area: Centre Quim Soler [El Molar], Consell Regulador de la DO Montsant, Biblioteca Municipal i Comarcal Salvador Estrem i Fa [Falset], Esplai de la gent gran de Falset, Centre de Formació Ocupacional [Falset], Centre de Recursos de Cornudella de Montsant, IES Priorat [Falset], SES Montsant [Cornudella de Montsant], CEIP Dr. Piñol i Aguadé [Cornudella de Montsant], CEIP Sant Isidre [Capçanes], CEIP Sant Feliu [Els Guiamets], CEIP Josep Riba [La Serra d'Almos], CEIP Onze de Setembre [El Masroig], CEIP Rossend Giol [Porrera], CEIP Montsant [Ulldemolins], CEIP Garbí [Poboleda], CEIP El Castell [Cabacés], CEIP Montsant [La Bisbal de Falset], CEIP Anicet Villar [Marçà], Celler El Masroig [El Masroig] i Celler Aibar [Darmós]. [download publication pdf]
ART AND PROPAGANDA. Workshop by Democracia in collaboration with Eva Soto
iD#5 Manresa | Cal Gras
Art and Propaganda. Do It Yourself strategies and practices.
Workshop by Democracia in collaboration with Eva Soto.
• Agitation and propaganda in an age of media monopolies.
• Public art, successes and failures from the counter-monument to work with communities.
• Taking the stage. “Do it yourself” (punk). Faced with contemporary art as propaganda of cultural policies, thinking art as communicative action. Strategies and tactics for intervening critically in public spaces.
IDENSITAT, in collaboration with Ajuntament de Manresa and Cal Gras opens an open call for participation in the workshop ART AND PROPAGANDA. DO IT YOURSELF STRATEGIES AND PRACTICES carried out by DEMOCRACIA in collaboration with EVA SOTO.
Open call for participation in the workshop
From 17 till 19 July 2010
Place: Avinyó. Alberg de cultura Cal Gras. C. Francesc Macià, 1, 08279 Avinyó (Barcelona)
When Chuck D, the vocalist of the hip-hop band declared “We’re media hijackers” or “rap is black CNN”, it was very easy to relate his words to the theories of Antonio Gramsci on the subject of “counter hegemony”. In fact, when Chuck D added that “he who controls culture controls the people”, he was merely summarizing Gramsci’s starting point: the ruling classes’ power over the proletariat and all subjugated classes in a capitalist production system is not just the result of control by the State’s repressive apparatus. This power is essentially the result of the cultural “hegemony” that the ruling classes manage to exercise over subjugated classes, through control of the education system and media.
If a counter hegemony implied the creation of a force capable of transforming subjective consciousnesses and of fostering intellectual and moral reform, raising the issue of certain conflicts in civil society, seeking to generate discursive moments which - however alternative or sporadic they might be - could, in conjunction, lead to a discourse that challenges apparently indestructible cornerstones of the dominant system, then we might say that Public enemy’s praxis is none other than this.
Today, the desire to agitate and attract publicity characteristic of avant-garde movements has been continued through new forms associated with popular culture and the “do-it-yourself” ideology proposed by the punk movement.
HOME AWAY. Art in social space. [Book]
HOME AWAY. Art in social space
This book summarizes the production and documentation projects carried out in the 4th edition of Idensitat between 2007 and 2009 including a series of dialogs among different artists, educators, cultural managers and experts on related subjects.
Home / Away is the title of Idensitat’s fourth edition, which gathered together a series of projects carried out in middle-sized towns (Manresa and Mataró) and small towns in rural areas (Calaf and Priorat). These four towns belong respectively to the outskirts of Barcelona and its extended metropolitan area, and hence they are within the urban territory whose capital is Barcelona.
This edition also included a number of projects which had taken part in Idensitat as documentary projects, since they had previously been carried out in other places such as Tirana, Johannesbourg, Liverpool, New York, Rome, Seville and Bilbao.
All the projects that took part in this edition (iD#4) are shown as study cases exemplifying types of creative practices developed in specific places to explore the relationship between the local fact and the circumstances of the visitor who analyses, represents or gets involved in the context.
Texts and dialogues: Lucía Acedo, Atsuko Arai, Fernanda Arandia, Katleen Arthern, Doug Ashford, Monika Bálint, Llorenç Bonet, Deborah Cullen, Santiago Cirugeda, Pedro Dias, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Oriol Fontdevila, Paul Galindo, Daniel García Andújar, Ophélie Herranz, Terry Kurgan, Verónica Mansilla, Gaspar Maza, Dara McGrath, Carlos Mínguez, Naeem Mohaiemen, Alicia Murría, Carme Nogueira, Ramon Parramon, Roc Parés, Pripublikarrak, Recetas Urbanas, Octavi Rofes, Stefano Romano, Jaron Rowan, Kenneth Russo, Aida Sánchez de Serdio, David Sandoval, Sans Façon, Joana Sarmiento, Sinapsis, Katlin Soós, Stalker, Rosanna Vitiello, Visible Collective, What If: Projects ltd
Sold in specialized book shops.
For information and copies:
INLAND: about art, agriculture and the countryside
21st June and 6th July 2010
Openning Programme of Inland - Campo Adentro: about art, agriculture and the countryside
*Discussion: Culture from and within the remaining 80% : 21st July
*Presentation of the event and Inland-Campo Adentro press conference : 6th july
*Plataforma Rural Art and Countryside Committee meeting : 21st June
The following public events have been organised to celebrate the launch of the Inland - Campo Adentro project. These events are driven by a coordinated cultural and political effort that for the first time in Spain serves as the basis for social debate about the countryside and the problems it is currently facing. The aim is to establish a new relationship between the countryside and the city, bringing together artists, rural organisations (Plataforma Rural), government representatives (Ministry of Culture, Ministry of the Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs and local and regional governments), art centres ( Museo Reina Sofía,CDAN amongst others), academics (from five Spanish universities) and other European cultural organisations. A different event reflecting each season will take place over the next three years and the presentation of the project this summer will introduce the International Inland-Campo Adentro Conference, which is due to take place this autumn in October 2010. This reencounter of city and countryside and keeping a rural world alive can be a key factor for a transition towards sustainability as well as success factor for economic and cultural regeneration.
+ info: www.campoadentro.es
21 June: Discussion: Culture from and within the remaining 80% - art, agriculture and countryside
Conversation about the Inland - Campo Adentro initiative
Round table discussion with:
- Jesús Carrillo, Director of Cultural Events, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
- Isaias Griñolo, Sobre Capital y Territorio, Programa Arte y Pensamiento [Capital and Territory, Art and Thought Program]. Univ. Internacional de Andalucía.
- Ramon Parramon, Director of Idensitat_Calaf-Barcelona
- Adam Shuterland, Director of Grizedale Arts, United Kingdom
- Fernando García-Dory, artist, Inland - Campo Adentro Project
This will include a written contribution from the Project Team Manager of Toda Práctica es Local / MUSAC, Castile and León
MUCHO MÁS MAYO. Cartagena
MUCHO MÁS MAYO Festival de Jóvenes Talentos. Cartagena
Idensitat has been invited to the lectures organized by the Festival Mucho mas Mayo. The festival gathers installations and interventions in the urban space, workshops, concerts... with the collaboration of the Sculpture department of the Fine Arts Faculty. The festival runs between the 14th and the 23rd of May, organized by the Departament de Joventut de l'Ajuntament de Cartagena. Descargar el programa completo
iD#5 MANRESA. Activities
iD#5 Manresa. Seized City. ACTIVITIES
Exhibition: April 9 to 25, 2010
Place: Centre Cultural el Casino, Passeig Pere III, 29, 08242 Manresa. Tel 93 875 36 36
iD#5 Manresa projects: MOTOCARRO PROJECT by Domènec, SPERMÖLA. Proyecto de tienda gratis by Basurama, SUBTEXTOS MANRESA from Democracia, TRACING MANRESA/CALAF by Traces of Autism , DISJECTA by Patrick Raddatz, IDtv : VídeoDiàlegs by Oriol Fontdevila, Laia Ramos, DISPOSITIVO ITINERANTE from Idensitat with the project SEARCHING FOR RELATIVES by Verónica Luyo/María Celeste Venico.
PROJECTE MOTOCARRO. Domènec
Motocarro Project Activities
Saturday 17, 22.00h
Place: Plaça Icària (in front of La Kampana)
Screening of: Plácido from Luis García Berlanga
Length: 87 mm Language: Spanish
Saturday 24, 22.00h
Place: Courtyard of the Centre Cultural el Casino, Passeig de Pere III, 29
Screening of: Cycle de Tran Anh Hung
Length: 124 mm
Language: Vietnamese with spanish subtitles
No recommended for children under 18
SPERMÖLA. Free shop project. Basurama
Tuesday 13 - Thursday 22. Gathering of goods and furnitures. Bring all that you no longer wants. From 17.00h, Auditori Sant Francesc.
Friday 16. Free shop opening.Take all kinds of goods from the free shop.
16 to 22 of April from 17.00h, Auditori Sant Francesc.
Friday 16. Workshop "less consume for better life"by Toni Lodeiro.
19.30h - 21.00h, Auditori Sant Francesc.
Saturday 17. Free shop La Biga. From 10.00h to 14.00h, Plaça Europa.
Friday 16 - Sunday 18. Creative recycling.
Open workshops by Makea and Obsoletos.
All day, Auditori Sant Francesc.
Reusable furnitures by Makea Collective + iNFO: http://www.makeatuvida.net
Reusable electronics and computing by Obsoletos Collective + iNFO: http://www.obsoletos.org
Tuesday 20, Talk with Basurama 8pm, Auditori Sant Francesc.
Wednesday 21, Forum against consumerism with the participation of local agents of waste management.
8pm, Auditori Sant Francesc.
SUBTEXTOS MANRESA. Democracia
From 9 to 25 April. SUBTEXTOS at the Opi's of Manresa's streets.
Televisió de Manresa and the Associació Bages per a Tothom collaborate with the project.
TOURING DEVICE. Searching for relatives its a project by Verónica Luyo / María Celeste Venica, that has been selected to be developed within the program of interventions in public space of Manresa using Idensitat Touring Device
From 23 to 25 April in front of the Centre Cultural del Casino de Manresa
DISJECTA. Patrick Raddatz From 9 to 25 April DISJECTA shows at the Conservatori Municipal de Música de Manresa The Conservatori Municipal de Música de Manresa collaborates with the project..
IDtv : VídeoDiàlegs. Oriol Fontdevila, Laia Ramos IDtv :From 9 to 25 April screenings IDtv at Televisió de Manresa. Televisió de Manresa collaborates with the project.
iD#5 MANRESA. Seized City
iD#5 Manresa. Seized City proposes a tour of the city through interventions carried out by diferent artists and collectives. The projects cover a number of complementary issues: they detect conflicts or suggest strategies for dialogue; camouflage in the public space or occupy it; involve people in the process or look for spectators. Whatever the tactics, themes, objectives or formalization, they propose mechanisms for negotiation with elements of latent tension in the public space.
iD#5 Manresa projects: MOTOCARRO PROJECT by Domènec, SPERMÖLA. Proyecto de tienda gratis by Basurama, SUBTEXTOS MANRESA from Democracia, TRACING MANRESA/CALAF by Traces of Autism , DISJECTA by Patrick Raddatz, IDtv : VídeoDiàlegs by Oriol Fontdevila, Laia Ramos, DISPOSITIVO ITINERANTE from Idensitat with the project BUSCANDO PARIENTES by Verónica Luyo/María Celeste Venico.
Exhibition: April 9 to 25, 2010
Presentation of projects: April 9, 2010, at 19.00h
Place: Centre Cultural el Casino, Passeig Pere III, 29, 08242 Manresa. Tel 93 875 36 36
iD#5 MANRESA. Call for projects. Touring Device and Manresa Public Space
iD#5 MANRESA. Call for ideas for a project of intervention in the public space.
IDENSITAT#5 Manresa opens an open call for projects to participate in the program of interventions in public space that will take place in April 2010 in differents places in the city of Manresa.
The open call is for artists residing in Central Catalonia who want to develop an intervention project in the public space of Manresa. The participants will have to make a proposal that incorporates Idensitat’s Touring Device and propose one or several places in the city for its display. There are no prerequisites apart from these mentioned above, hence the projects can provide answers or raise questions, identify conflicts or propose strategies for dialogue, camouflage in the space or occupy it, involve people in the work process or search for spectators; at any rate, the strategy and formalization will have to deal with elements of latent tension in public space. The final location of the selected proposal in the public space will be subject to obtaining a municipal permit.
The selected project will be part of iD#5 Manresa, along with the following artists and collectives:
Domènec, Democracia, Basurama, Patrick Raddatz, Traces of Autism (Jozua Zaagman, Maartje Dros, Jacqueline Schoemaker) and Oriol Fontdevila/Laia Ramos.
Touring Device. At different moments in 2009 the Touring Device has been part of workshops and seminars as an itinerant exhibition that conveys specific activities generated by Idensitat. It has been present in Calaf (Hivernacle Cultural), Prat de Llobregat (Torre Muntadas) and Barcelona (La Capella). It pursues the idea of an exhibition that expands in the territory and serves as a transmitter - receiver of data. Its itinerant nature allows to affect specific aspects of the territory through mobility. In this case it is proposed as a display element that is part of the selected project. It may be modified and adapted to the needs of the project. The selected project will have 2.100 eur, of which € 600 as honoraries and the remainder for production (including taxes). The Touring Device has some additional elements such as projector, various tables, chairs, projection screens and vertical supports. The displacement of the device will be included in the project.
The proposals may be sent by e-mail to
or by mail to Centro Cultural el Casino, paseo Pere III, 27 bajos. 08242 Manresa till March 18, 2010. Download rules pdf
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FABRIC | iD#5 Mataró
The Other Side of the Fabric is a project by Rogelio López Cuenca that was presented on December 17 in Can Palauet (Mataró). It is part of the collaboration between Can Xalant and IDENSITAT. Both share an interest in providing support to artistic projects thought up specifically fot the city of Mataró. It is also the result of the work group formed by Roser Caminal, Ismael Cabezudo, Laura Marte, Cecilia Postiglioni, Daniela Ortiz y Anna Recasens. Project site: www.mapademataro.net
Time past and time future
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present.
T.S. Eliot: Four Quartets
MAPA DE MATARÓ is part of the project EL REVÉS DE LA TRAMA (THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FABRIC), conceived during the workshop Alternative Defeats: Now/here Mataró (Can Xalant, September - October, 2008). A work group arising from this meeting and comprising Roser Caminal, Ismael Cabezudo, Laura Marte, Cecilia Postiglioni, Daniela Ortiz and Anna Recasens, has been working with Rogelio Lopez Cuenca in a research concerning the definition of a "different" geography of the city, by means of tracing itineraries which can allow us to cross local history in several ways to visualize simultaneously aspects normally considered in isolation, classified and frozen in time, enclosed in specific spaces; a crisscross vision departing precisely from unplanned geographies of everyday life, and relating them with global processes in which these are both consequence and protagonists.
A conclusion, summarizing everything, reveals a repressive presence of what is “not said” and this lack of saying implies an emptiness covering what is really said.
Xarxaprod. Public Debate
Xarxaprod opens a debate about the value chain in the realm of the visual arts and the network of relations between the agents involved. (http://xarxaprod.cat)
December 10, 2009 at the TPK Artes Plásticas (Avda. Josep Tarradellas, 44. L'Hospitalet de Llobregat). Organized by: Xarxaprod.
16:30-17:45h- Presentation from the sector of scientific production: performance and relations between the active agents, by Reimond Fickert.
17:45-18:00h- Break. 18:00- 20:00h- Sustainablitiy in the sector of the Visual Arts looked at from its value chain and the necessary links for the system. Moderator: Francesca Minguella (PARTners). With the participation of: Daniel García Andújar, Alicia Vela, Ramon Parramon, Jorge Luis Marzo and Àngels de Mota.
Live online broadcasting by ComafoscaTV (http://comafoscatv.limpio)
Xarxaprod is a non-profit association. The members of the network are production spaces that offer resources, means and support to production processes in the field of artistic creation. Its objective is to support and promote initiatives, projects of contemporary creation, and its will is to be a public sercive.The relationship between the members is maintained through ethical principles of sustainability and reciprocity of relations. At present it counts with the following members:
iD Barri | Barcelona. Presentation of projects
iD Barrio|Barcelona. Social creativity, collective action and artistic practices
Presentation of projects. Friday December 4.
18.00 h Presentation projects of the Traces of Autism workshop.
19.00 h Presentation projects of the KUNSTrePUBLIK workshop.
20.30h Presentation of the Històries i Llocs project by Sans Façon, promoted by Idensitat and Priorat Centre d'Art with the participation of the DO Montsant and in collaboration of El Masroig and Aibar wineries. Wine tasting of the DO Montsant.
KUNSTrePUBLIK workshop: November 30 - December 4, 2009
The workshop carried out by the KUNSTrePUBLIK collective [Markus Lohmann, Harry Sachs, Philip Horst, Daniel Seiple, Matthias Einhoff] took place in the neighborhood of the Raval and La Capella was used as working space. The specific proposals that were developed during the workshop focused on putting in relation the exploration of territory, the analysis of space with socio-cultural activism and participation. The workshop counted on the participation of 32 people that formed a multidisciplinary group combining artists, architects and designers. KUNSTrePUBLIK are the authors of Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum, http://www.skulpturenpark.org
Traces of Autism workshop: November 30 - December 4, 2009
Traces of Autism [Jozua Zaagman, Maartje Dros, Jacqueline Schoemaker] is an interdisciplinary collective that works on the analysis and cartography of territory by doing long walks in the public space in order to produce an archive of the elements they find, converting it into maps, texts, images and videos. The workshop consisted in using this same methodology in all Barcelona. Students from the Master of Design and Public Space of Elisava participated in the workshop together with other designers, artists and architects, forming a group of 22 people.
iD BARRI BARCELONA | La Capella
iD Barrio Barcelona. The international seminar that took place in La Capella on the 27th and 28th of November brought together a group of people that exchanged experiences, projects, studies and a desire to introduce changes in the institutions, politics and dynamics that affect those parts of the city that we call neighborhoods. 200 people coming from different parts of Spain participated in the seminar, which counted on the intervention of 32 lectureres from different countries, who, with individual or collective presentations, proposed working mechanisms in the neighborhoods. Different ideas interwined, coming from the arts, architecture, social dinamization, anthropology or activism.
The debates that followed the presentations were intense and conclusive, acknowledging that we stand before a changing panorama of collective action, one that requires an expantion of creativity processes beyond the disciplines that traditionally have been dominating the sphere. To approach certain practices from the perspective of disciplines becomes obsolete, and lacks efficiency when it comes to expanding the capacity of action that can provide us with creativity as a tool and a political weapon that every citizen has. Spreading creative capacity, being able to devote the necessary time and effort for something that can be developed collectively, being capable of instilling the needed trust for sharing projects, to acquire the capacity to communicate the necessity if being involved in a project, all this means to go deep in the strategies of something that can dangerously become overrated: participation.
The idea of participation is something that was present in all the presentations and the debates that followed them. Doubts about how to approach it, where to apply it and when to motivate it are insignificant if we do not identify the reasons. If it is not clear why it is necessary to activate a process of participation, what is it that can be offered and what is to be expected, and if the social space where it will take place is not known, if the process is not transparent, it is better not to involve the personnel. If the objective of involving it is to augment the capability of criticism, to make complicity possible, to generate processes of experience exchanges and motivate a certain change that affects the context, then we are promoting social creativity in order to apply it to collective actions. All the same if it is created through artistic practices, social dinamization practices or collective architectures, since the objective is to influence in the political on all levels. In fact, it is a political action because it stimulates the potential and will for transformation, practicing the right that evey citizen has to participate in the creation of the world in which he lives. For some, this world is the neighborhood, for others, the city and others, the constant movement between different places. Participating in these processes of transformation is a right, as David Harvey writes, "The right to the city is far more than the individual liberty to access urban resources: it is a right to change ourselves by changing the city". But it also reminds us that it is a terrotory of confusion, conflicts and violence, and as history has proven, protest and civility have been an exception. The city and neighborhoods have been the stage for creative destruction, but they have survived and, through new creative actions they have been rebuilt, reinvented and even considered innovations. All participative processes require this creative but at the same time destructive practice. That is why they are alarming and politicians usually tend to practice it under control.
The number of hours that many people dedicated to these debates and the interest that many others expressed even though they could not be present, does no more than reinforce the intuition that drove to organize the iD Barrio seminars: there is the need to introduce changes, many people are carrying out various projects and we all want to learn from each other`s methodology in order to be more efficient.
At the moment we post some photos of the seminar, in short we will upload information about the speakers and videos.
iD BARRI CALAF | ARTWORK'09
Creativitat social, acció col·lectiva i pràctiques artístiques
The seminar developed in Calaf the past 14 and 15 of November analyzed the capacity of urbanistic and social transformation of small and average cities through participation, social creativity and artistic practices. Several artists, experts in city transformation processes, and representatives of active projects in their local environments took part in the seminar.
iD Barri is based on the idea that art can be an innovative factor in the processes of transformation of the city, since it is capable of surfacing latent social creativity and developing it though collective actions.
Coinciding with the fact that Calaf is working to improve its historical district, Idensitat has been developing for ten years cultural and artistic projects that correlate with territory in its physical and social dimension, and its current project has been awarded with funding generated by the Llei de Barris.
(The Law of Districts, Llei de Barris,is a scheme promoted by Generalitat de Catalunya, that has for five years granted improvements for neighborhoods, urban areas and populations requiring from a special attention, in order to avoid its degradation and to improve the quality of life of its inhabitants)
This seminar related subjects based in the urbanistic and social transformation and the catalyst role of art and culture to generate creative actions of local character open to projections and external connections.
Reality and fiction about participation
Many want to speak or are speaking about participation, which is not always achieved and sometimes not welcomed when it happens. The participation entails assuming critical quality and self-criticism.
Are small and average cities ready to incorporate participation in different areas of decision? How is art related to processes of urban and social transformation? What role and function have processes of participation? How can social creativity be triggered in a particular environment? In what way can creative processes have an effect on a local environment? How can one become involved in the sphere of collective action? Is the transformation of the city open to projects? What relationship exists between cultural policies and territorial planning? Can local contexts be part of the global cultural speech?
These questions were treated both days of the seminar from the junction of several disciplines: art,architecture, social work and politics.
iD Barri | Calaf is an IDENSITAT proposal in collaboration with the Town Council of Calaf and is part of the project ARTWORK'09 of Diputació de Barcelona. Funded by the program Projectes Innovadors (innovative projects according to Ordre TRE/337/2008, sponsored by Servei d'Ocupació de Catalunya and supported by the European Social Fund.