IDENSITAT presents the Mobile Devices and a structure by The Institute of Placemaking collective at HANGAR Open Day. On September 14, 15 and 16 2012, IDENSITAT participated in the HANGAR Open Day by exhibiting some of the mobile devices created in the collaborative workshops which the organisation runs. For the show, IDENSITAT also curated an installation by Los Angeles based collective The Institute of Placemaking: a multi-functional structure the artists built at the eme3 festival in June, used on this occasion as the bar for the event. The structure will remain in HANGAR for future events.
From June the 28th to July the 1st 2012, IDENSITAT collaborated in the 2012 edition of the eme3 festival. Entitled Dispositivos móviles. Construcciones colectivas e intervenciones en el espacio público, the collaboration consisted of an exhibition of different mobile devices produced by artists and participants in the IDENSITAT workshops . The exhibition, installed within the precincts of the festival (La Catedral square in Barcelona), also hosted conferences, seminars and discussions, in which the IDENSITAT team also participated.
DO La Más Bella (Denominación de Origen La Más Bella) was a special edition of the experimental magazine of contemporary art La Más Bella, developed between January 2011 and September 2012, and promoted by Priorat Centre d'Art in collaboration with IDENSITAT.
The edition was initiatied by the collection of samples from Priorat (ideas, narrations, objects, etc.), proposing an oblique and eccentric reading of the region, but not far from its everyday life. These samples were gathered using a limited printing of 3,000 elegant paper bags. 3 different versions (1,000 of each) were distributed in shops, companies, tourism offices and other locations in Priorat, throughout 2011. The bags included instructions for collecting the samples, and each one could be sent postage-free to Madrid, where the magazine La Más Bella is based.
Each version of the bag was printed with a questionnaire which asked people for their level of belonging to Priorat. There were bags with 3 different questions: "Am I from here? YES" (for locals), "Am I from here? ?" (for undefined cases) and "Am I from here? NO" (for visitors and tourists). The nature of the samples to be sent to La Más Bella was kept secret, known only to the participants themselves.
The participatory editorial project ended with the special edition DO La Más Bella (Denominación de Origen La Más Bella): three posters reproducing the 74 samples received. The posters exhibited three different designs: Poster YES (reproducing the 34 samples sent in "Am I from here? YES" bags), Poster ? (reproducing the 22 samples sent in "Am I from here ?" bags) and Poster NO (18 samples sent in "Am I from here? NO" bags). Each series of 3 posters was presented inside an empty wine bottle which completed the special edition.
A limited edition of 200 bottles of DO La Más Bella was also produced. Furthermore, there were 800 series of posters (with no bottle) for distributing among those taking an interest in the project.
Offices, shops and other establishments where the DO La Más Bella bags were distributed: Oficina de Turismo del Priorat (Falset), Patronato Municipal de Turismo de Cornudella de Montsant (Cornudella de Montsant), Biblioteca Municipal y Comarcal Salvador Estrem y Fa (Falset ), Escuela Llicorella (Gratallops), Escuela Sierra Mayor (La Vilella Baixa), Bodega El Masroig (El Masroig), Bodega Aixalà y alza (Torroja del Priorat), Bodega Cooperativa Cornudella SCCL (Cornudella de Montsant), Residencia-Casa de Payés Perxe (El Molar), Cal Porxo-Casa Rural y Agrotienda (Pradell de la Teixeta), Llorens-Charcutería-Carnicería (Falset), Bonviure-Vinatería (Gratallops), El Lápiz-Librería-Papelería (Falset), Agrobotiga Siurana (Siurana ), zarcillos (La Figuera), El Contraventana-Ropa y Complementos (Falset), Peluquería y Estética Eli (Cornudella de Montsant), Horno del Pi (Gratallops), Miel de Gratallops (Gratallops) and Cornudellaweb.com.
The presentation of the project was hosted on Saturday 15th of September 2012, in the Celler Cooperatiu de Conudella, a building designed by Architect Cèsar Martinell. This building was built between 1919 and 1922, and was part of the cooperative answer to the wine and agricultural crisis Europe suffered at the end of the XIX Century.
Collective Workshop + Intervention in Public space intervention. Projects presentation and closing party November 2011
Presentation of projects realized in workshops carried out by Pedagogías Invisibles and Todo por la Praxis. In CentroCentro, Madrid.
Closing party and and presentation of mobile artifactsin El Ranchito de Matadero Madrid , Madrid
TC+I consists of a collective workshop, which links up with active cultural local agents. It is formalised as a specific intervention in public space, adding up to a continuous work of long-term action. The workshop was proposed as a collective way to facilitate necessary interventions which question and encourage teamwork. The project proposal consisted of two complementary and interrelated workshops, one of them based upon construction techniques and collaborative practices, and another artistic-educational workshop.
Both workshops focus on five case studies:
1/ Informal sports 2/ Commerce and street trading 3/ Events and popular fiestas 4/ Plots 5/ Meetings and neighbourhood assemblies of 15M
Artistic-educational workshop carried out by Pedagogías Invisibles This project proposal consisted of working on the possible uses and temporal appropriations of public space. The workshop was carried out in various educational contexts and hospitals. The proposal was based on the general objectives of the project, and focused on the particularities of each of the five case studies. Therefore, it was not a pre-defined workshop but one which mutated and adapted to various participants and locations. Participating in the workshop were I.E.S Castillo del Águila, I.E.S Victoria Kent, the curARTE R+D project in two hospitals, and residents of the Lavapiés district.
The workshop was carried out by the collective Todo por la Praxis, based on open source and collaborative practices of materials, constructing techniques and new uses of public space. The workshop explored, on one hand, the autonomous and creative uses of public space in relation to the five themes proposed by the project. On the other hand, it observed the case studies by contacting various agents and spaces for the designing and construction of prototypes that facilitate carrying out their activities. Participating in the workshop were: Campo de la Cebada, Tabacalera, the Comisión de Desahucios de 15M La Latina, and the hip-hop band formed by Fruta, Subliminal, Shaman, El Perro Ellis and Sow.
With the participation of: Fadhila Mammar, Gaspar Maza, Ramón Parramon, Martí Peran, Pedagogías Invisibles, Todo por la Praxis, Antimuseo, Aoskuras Collective, Cristina Alonso Quirós, Ade Castro, Marta Gil Estremiana, Olalla Gómez, Miguel Guzman, Edurne Herrán, Miriam Isasi Arce, Jacobo Jorgensten, Elena Klinnert, Laura Marcela Carrascal Escribano, Flavia Mielnik, Martina Minnucci, Julia Moreno, Elísabet Ransanz Reyes, Amanda Robledo, Nerea Santisteban Lorences, Valentin Sanz, Verónica Toscano Palma, Salvador Vivancos López, Paz Villar.
TC+I is an IDENSITAT project for Post-it City. Ciudades ocasionales in collaboration with CentroCentro. The workshop carried out by Todo por la Praxis is linked to the programme iD Sport (launched by Idensitat and CSD Consejo Superior de Deportes) and Banco Guerrilla (developed by El Ranchito).
IDENSITATis an arts project investigating ways to influence public space through creative proposals in relation to places and territories, exploring their physical and social aspects. It positions itself as a platform for production and networked research for the arts, with which to attempt new forms of involvement and interaction in social space. The projects developed in the workshop will form part of the Idensitat Archive.
TC+I workshop. Construction techniques and collaborative practices An iDensitat project for Post-it City. Occasional urbanities
iDENSITAT, in collaboration with CentroCentro. Palacio Cibeles and within the framework of the exhibition Post-it City. Occasional urbanities realised the project TC+I Taller Collectivo + Intervención en espacio público, carried out by the collective Todo por la Praxis. With the participation of Fadhila Mammar, Gaspar Maza, Ramon Parramon, Martí Peran, Tomás Ruiz-Rivas, Pedagogías Invisibles, and the collaboration of Asociación de vecinos Avecla and Asociación de vecinos La Corrala.
Workshop Construction techniques and collaborative practices 14-19.11.11
Place Solar Campo de la Cebada, Madrid Matadero Madrid, Madrid CentroCentro, Madrid
TC+I Workshop. Construction techniques and collaborative practices .
TC+I consisted of a workshop-intervention in public space. The project proposal suggested a practical experience in Madrid, to augment the pedagogical and experimental practices carried out as part of the travelling exhibition Post-it City; Occasional urbanities, a research project which examined mechanisms for temporary occupation of public space in various world cities. The set of materials comprising the project constituted an archive of case studies from cities around the globe. New material was created through local research, and added to the archive wherever the project was exhibited. In the case of Madrid, the post-it phenomenon was researched by the collective Todo por la Praxis in collaboration with Pedagogías Invisibles. The objective of TC+I was to generate a collective workshop in which to develop material for enhancing and updating the exhibition. The workshop contacted various relevant local bodies, and was formalised as an intervention in public space. Collective workshop + Double Intervention The project proposal comprises two complementary and interrelated workshops. One of them was based on construction techniques and collaborative practices, and the other was an artistic-educational workshop carried out in various educational settings. Both workshops shared the methodology of mapping (observatory) and of formalising (laboratory). The material created through both workshops was included in the exhibition Post-it City.
A. Observatory of practices and uses
-Exploration of the independent and creative uses of public space through urban furniture. - Exploration and mapping of the social uses of the public space in relation to urban furniture, mobile elements and spaces (plazas, abandoned plots, parks, etc.)
B. Laboratory of collaborative practices
-Construction techniques and collaborative practices workshop based on open source practices of materials, self-constructing techniques and new uses of public space. Open workshop. - Artistic-educational workshop, which explored the possible uses of urban furniture, mobile devices and peculiar spaces, aimed at teachers and students participating in the project, which was carried out in collaboration with educational spaces.
Both workshops focused on five case studies:
1/ Informal sports
2/ Commerce and street trading
3/ Events and popular festivals
5/ Meetings and neighbourhood assemblies from the 15M movement
The workshop was open to artists, designers, architects, educators, cultural managers, socio-cultural coordinators, social workers, students in sociology, anthropology, art, design, architecture, education, as well as an audience with experience of participation in neighbourhood projects.
TODO POR LA PRAXIS
The collective defines itself as a laboratory for aesthetic projects for cultural resistance, developing tools for intervention in public space. Its objective is to generate a catalogue of socially effective tools for direct action and aimed at achieving the right to housing and the right to the city. The group’s projects focus on public space, developing projects of a procedural nature and carrying out temporary actions and interventions. Their methodologies vary, but may be classified in two broad categories: those methodologies which rely upon strategies of visibility;, and on the other hand, those based on collaborative participation.
PEDAGOGÍAS INVISIBLES Pedagogías Invisibles is a rhizomatic collective for creativity and research in the field of Artistic Education, formed by around twenty professionals working in the following contexts: Formal Education (Primary and Secondary), universities, museums and art centres. They are currently developing the research project Esto no es una clase: procesos disruptivos en la Educación Universitaria [This is not a classroom: disruptive processes in Higher Education]. The group is also carrying out workshops for families, as part of the exhibition cycle Abierto por Obras at Matadero and directing the Radio Círculo de Bellas Artes programme about Art and Education [Miradas Invisibles].
FADHILA MAMMAR Bachelor in Spanish Philology at the University of Grenoble (France) and Tunis, master in Migrations, Refugee and Intercommunal Relations. Fadhila Mammar is an expert in Intercultural Mediation. She is a founder member of the council of the University Institute of Research on Migrations, Ethnicity and Social development (IMEDES) at the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid. She was a Deputy manager for the Fourth World programmes of the NGO Medicos del Mundo. From 2005 to January, 2009, she directed the Service of Social Intercultural Mediation (SEMSI) in Madrid (administered by the Fundación General de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). Nowadays teaches Master and Post-graduates degrees at several universities, as well as training and consulting on issues such as mediation, interculturality and migrations in different Spanish and Latin American institutions. TOMÁS RUIZ-RIVAS Co-director and founder of Antimuseo de Arte Contemporáneo (formerly Ojo Atómico). Independent curator, writer and visual artist. He works in Spain and Mexico, specialising in institutional critique and experimentation with new models for the distribution of the visual arts. Among his recent projects is the Centro Portátil de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico 2009, presented in 2011 in the NGBK in Berlin and in the international meeting MDE11 in Medellin. He has published in Latin American journals and books of art theory and has participated in forums, such as SITAC in Mexico.[www.antimuseo.org]
MARTÍ PERAN Professor of Art Theory at the University of Barcelona. Critic and curator of exhibitions, he has collaborated in different contemporary art catalogues and books. Co-editor of Roulotte, he collaborates with specialised journals and magazines (Exit Express, Artforum International). Director of the international programme Roundabout. Encounter programme between Barcelona and other cities (Mexico, Reykjavik, Bangkok, Jerusalem, Santiago de Chile, Istanbul). He has recently presented, among others, the following projects: Post-it City. Occasional Cities (CCCB, Barcelona, 2008; MAC Santiago de Chile, Centro Cultural São Paulo, 2009); After Architecture (Arts Santa Mònica. Barcelona, 2009). RAMON PARRAMON Director of ACVic, Centre D'Arts Contemporànies. Since 1999 he has been director of the art project Idensitat. Co-director of the Master's Degree in Design and Public Space in Elisava/Universitat Pompeu Fabra. In 2005 he curated Madrid Abierto and acted as advisor in later editions (2007-2009). Parramon has organised several seminars, workshops and debates on art and social space. He has edited books such as Acciones Reversibles. Arte, Educación y Territorio. (EUMO Editorial / ACVic, 2010); Home/Away. Art in social space (Idensitat, 2010); Arte, experiencias y territorios en proceso (Idensitat, 2008). His work has developed through an interest in interdisciplinary projects and in the functions art may exert in a specific social and political context. [www.idensitat.net]
GASPAR MAZA GUTIERREZ Bachelor in Geography and History from the University of Barcelona. Postgraduate in Social Education. Department of Theory and History of Education. University of Barcelona. PhD in Social Anthropology, University Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona. Between 1987-2004, he worked as a social educator in the Municipality of Barcelona Ciutat Vella District. Since 2005, he has lectured at the Department of Anthropology in the University Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona where he teaches various courses in the bachelor's degree of anthropology, as well as in the master's degree of Urban Anthropology. He currently is the coordinator of sports and social inclusion projects within the Comprehensive Plan to promote sports and physical activity – Consejo Superior de Deportes- Madrid. Ministerio de Educación, política social y deporte.
TC+I is an IDENSITAT project in collaboration with CentroCentro and El Ranchito. The project is part of Idensitat's iD Sport programme and El Ranchito's Banco Guerrilla.
IDENSITAT is an arts project that investigates ways to impact the public sphere through creative proposals that work with place and territory exploring their physical and social aspects. IDENSITAT positions itself as a networked production and research space, developed in the field of art, to experiment with new forms of involvement and interaction in social space. For the last 10 years, it has been developing artistic projects in Calaf and recently works in various urban contexts. The projects developed in the workshops will be part of Idensitat's archive with the will of finding mechanisms of production for those that fit to specific dynamics linked to the local context.
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]
The miracles are a symbolic, playful and rather poetical translation of the desires of Sondika's inhabitants gathered in May / June. THURSDAY MIRACLE is a project of the artists Xelo Bosch and Cyrille Larpenteur developed together with the producer of art consonni and resultant of the international open call iD+consonni Sondika 09 realized together with IDENSITAT. THURSDAY MIRACLE is inspired in the movie " Every Thursday, miracle " (1957) of the producer Luis García Berlanga "
The ideas for the miracles arise from the " Cans of Miracles " and from the accomplishment of the " Workshops of miracles " during the last May and June. There were gathered hundreds of desires describing Sondika,desires that suppose protests, requests and offers of improvement. The proposal of Xelo Boch and Cyrille Larpenteur reveals as a metaphor that tries to rescue the most extraordinary and wonderful meaning of the word miracle to unveal with its creative part. The proposal works also as an ironic metaphor of the artist, of the work and of what sometimes is expected from this type of art interventions in public sphere. The project implies a research of different forms of participation and reflection of the citizenship in their environment. With the techniques proposed by the artists, different types of "miracles" are to be developed: the realizable ones, the imaginary ones and those who need from an long-term impulse of the inhabitants. The day of miracles divides in several groups: cycling Sondika, concentrate Sondika, daydream Sondika and dance Sondika.
Exploration walk. Guided roaming by Osservatorio Nomade/Barcelona. From 11am to 2pm. Starting from the Centre d'Art Torre Muntadas
Round table, moderated by Marti Peran, curator of the exhibition and with the participation of: Fernando Domínguez Vázquez, manager of Àrea d'urbanisme, territori i mediambient de l'Ajuntament del Prat. Ramon Parramon, Idensitat's organization. Artists representing projects selected by idensitat#5|Prat de LLobregat: Jardí de Fang[Loreto Varela, Isaac Gimeno], Radiomensió [Ingrid Guardiola, Daniel Miracle, Victor Masferrer] and Prospeccions [Celia Marín, Francesc Inés Hernández, Pedro Martínez Ruda], Pau Faus, Pere Grimau and Domènec from Osservatorio Nomade/Barcelona and Patrícia Hambrona, Màster Oficial en Estudis Avançats d'Història de l'Art, UB. [Loreto Varela, Isaac Gimeno],
On Saturday 6 June the project Stories and LLocs of Sans Façon was presented in the inner spaces of the cellar of the WIne Cooperative El Masroig (Masroig-region of the Priorat). This project initiated in 2007 by Sans Façon (Charles Blanc i Tristan Surtees) in Idensitat with the participation of Priorat Centre d'Art. The project consisted of developing a dynamic for asking a number of different people for their memories and stories, first-hand or retold by relatives, about the land and landscape of Priorat. To collect these brief stories numerous schools, centres of formation or collectives of the Priorat collaborated .
A selection of these stories has been printed in the form of labels to attach to some bottles of wine from the Montsant. The compilation of stories and the coordination of this work have been carried out by Idensitat and Priorat Centre d'Art. Production and distribution of the labels was made possible thanks to D.O. Montsant, who circulated them among wine producers who wished to collaborate in the project. The project is about landscape and its social space, narrating stories and anecdotes of those who live in this place dominated by the vintner, whose work is related to the processes of wine production and which also incorporates the logic of international distribution. Just as the wine tells of the land on which it was cultivated, this small action of incorporating memories, anecdotes or experiences, tells of the human factor that models the landscape. This symbiosis between art and landscape through multiple realities is the work that Priorat centre d'art and Idensitat pursue in a long-term process and that Stories and Places synthesizes in a precise action.
Besides the presentation of this project the composition Mina Eugènia of Juan Crek interpreted by the Orchestra of the Mines was used for the first time. The orchestra carried out a concert in an unusual stage, surrounded by huge containers of wine. The approximately 130 persons who attended it, moreover, could taste the wine and the oil of the Masroig cellar of the D.O. Montsant. The activities that Priorat Centre d'Art in the region of the Priorat promotes consolidates a project that finds its own space of visibility in these unusual spaces.
Rogelio López Cuenca. iD#5 | Can Xalant El revés de la trama.
A partir de la realización del taller Derrotas alternativas: Now/here Mataró (Can Xalant, septiembre-octubre 2008) se ha establecido un grupo de trabajo, formado por Roser Caminal, Ismael Cabezudo, Laura Marte, Cecilia Postiglione, Daniela Ortiz y Anna Recasens, que colabora con Rogelio Lopez Cuenca en una investigación en torno a la delimitación de unas geografías “otras” y un trazado de itinerarios que nos permitan recorrer la historia local de un modo – de unos modos – que hagan visibles simultáneamente aspectos que normalmente permanecen aislados, encasillados, congelados en el tiempo, cercados en espacios específicos; una visión transversal que parta precisamente de unas no trazadas geografías de la cotidianeidad, poniéndolas en relación con los procesos globales de los que sin dudad son consecuencia y también protagonistas.
Nos proponemos deshilar la Historia en múltiples historias en rizoma; partir de la red tejida por el hilo recurrente de la industria textil en Mataró y de aquellos temas con que que ésta se entrelaza en el tiempo: la crisis del capitalismo industrial o la globalización de los mercados, pero también, y sobre todo, el modo en que el poder y la violencia se hacen carne directamente sobre los cuerpos y las vidas de los individuos – en forma, por ejemplo, de los movimientos masivos de personas en una u otra dirección, movidos por la demanda de mano de obra, o la incorporación de las mujeres al mercado de trabajo asalariado y al espacio público, o su explotación en en el altar de la publicidad comercial.
Los trabajos se plantean a la vez en el ámbito de la investigación teórica como en colaboración directa con residentes y asociaciones locales, a fin de proponer una cartografía poliédrica y versátil, capaz de acoger y responder a la multiplicidad de perspectivas que conviven en el territorio y sus memorias.
iD#5 Prat de Llobregat participates in the exhibition Observatori Part curated by Martí Peran.
The exhibition opened on Thursday, 21st of May in Centre D'Art Torre Muntadas of the Ajuntament (district council) of El Prat de LLobregat. Those projects Idensitat presented were: Jardí de Fang [Loreto Varela, Isaac Gimeno], Radiodimensió [Ingrid Guardiola, Daniel Miracle, Victor Masferrer] and Prospeccions [Celia Marín, Francesc Inés Hernández, Pedro Martínez Ruda]. These three projects were selected in the iD*5 specific call for works for Prat.
The call raised the question of interventions centred around the water tower, located in Plaza Catalunya of El Prat. This tower, still in use for water supply, will be enclosed within the precinct of the future Cultural Complex. Currently the three groups have been able to develop a phase of fieldwork, immersing themselves within the local context where each of the proposed projects will be submitted. El Prat City Council intends to carry out a transformation of the tower as a landmark forthe city. These three projects are candidates for this selection.
Idensitat also presented in the context of this exhibition, the future Touring Device, currently in early stage of development. The Touring Device will help to make visible some of the activities of Idensitat.
The exhibition can be visited until June 21. On Saturday June 20 there will be a roundtable discussion with all the participant projects in Observatori Prat. To view the proposed program, click here. here.