Open Studios February 2020
You are warmly invited to the February edition of Open Studios, to be carried out this Saturday 22nd at 12:30 am in Centro Negra. Come and share with us our amazing views of Blanca and our tasty tapas.
This month, you can follow-up the process of:
_Julieta Lasarte (Barcelona) presenting a video installation created with footage collected from her family archive.
_Tomo Sone (Kyoto) sharing a choreography inspired by the image of the Cloud
Also, we are also happy to introduce:
_Sandy Ceesay (Amsterdam)
_Collective MieuxVautTardQueJamais represented by Marie Leguedois, Inès Gradot and Hannah Summers (Glasgow),
_Carmen Estevez de Oliveira (São Paolo
Sandy Harry Ceesay (Sweden)
Visual artist, choreographer, dancer, poet and painter.
Sandy, born in Sweden (1995), lives in Amsterdam and practices making that expands borders and challenges the role of a contemporary artist. His oeuvre strongly relates to his belief in the sensorial body and his idiosyncratic artistic practice produces works across many creative disciplines. He is currently performing and exhibiting works that touch the subject of perception and narrative. Sandy has an affinity for sensorial imagery and the way that it is translated to the viewer. He taps into these sources in all his works, performance pieces and audio visual works alike. Most recently, he has exhibited work in gallery spaces around Amsterdam (4bid Gallery/Irina Baldini, Gerhard Hofland Gallery).
With his broad knowledge of choreography and composition, he sees video and sound as an extension of the body. He investigates the nature of human interface and relations through physical memories and emotions. By making the body the core of his artistic vision, he seeks to use narrative storytelling to generate and perpetuate research based on perception (of the viewer). His audio visual works carries a physical cadence that can be read through many different lenses, carrying a multitude of linguistic and semantic meanings.
Since 2016, Sandy has been taking a bachelor’s degree in Dance and Performance at Amsterdam’s University of the Arts.
Collective MieuxVautTardQueJamais (Scotland)
Inès Gradot has studied Visual Communication at both La Cambre (Hons) and the Glasgow School of Art (Masters). She specialises in illustration and is part of the collective Riso Sur Mer, which explores the possibilities of colours through riso printing. Inès has a long term interest in protecting coastlines and underwater soil, stemming from her upbringing on Reunion Island. She is currently volunteering with Marine Conservation Scotland and is conducting research into coral reefs.
Marie Leguedois studied Textile Design in Paris and Lisbon before completing her Masters in Communication Design at the Glasgow School of Art. She is a member of A+E, a Glasgow based collective exploring the intersection between art and ecology. The group serves as an open network for communicating ideas for change, interdisciplinary crossover and untangling personal and collective ecological anxieties.
Hannah Summers is a writer and artist interested in exploring the formal and material dimensions of language. These explorations are informed by mediums such as haptic, video, and concrete poetry. She studied Sculpture and Environmental Art at the Glasgow School of Art and completed a Masters in Creative Writing in 2018. She is currently engaged with researching and developing collaborative, collaged maps that examine the connections between identity, politics, and place.
Sebastian Lingserius and Nefely Oikonomou (Sweden)
Sebastian Lingserius is a choreographer and performer based in Stockholm. Educated first at the Royal Swedish ballet school, he then studied a Master in Choreography at DOCH lead by Mårten Spångberg. In 2011, Sebastian founded KASS production, through which he produces all of his work. Since 2011, Sebastian Lingserius has forged himself a reputation within the Swedish dance feld, as one of the upcoming experimental and interesting choreographic signatures. He is known for his ‘do-it-yourself’ methods when building soundscapes, stage set, lights and other elements on stage, where it is not unusual that the performers and himself integrate these parts into the performance itself, alongside an aim to redistribute corporeal hierarchies. Co-producing most of his works through collaborations with the theaters of MDT, WELD and Dansens hus in Stockholm. By having danced and choreographed the past 10 years, he considers dance to be an opportunity to redefine what the human subject could possibly be.
Nefeli Oikonomou (GR/SE) is Choreographer, performer, initiator, a performing artist from Greece based and working in Sweden. Besides working as a dancer, she has been creating her own choreographic work since 2006. Having been educated in Dance (MoC) and Design (UoA) she recently finished her Master in Choreography at DOCH and the interdisciplinary course Organizing Discourse in Konstfack University. She curated the Practising Transitions Festival at Wip Konsthall in Årstaberg and Rhymes mini-festival in Weld, which invited many artists with performances, open discussions, exhibitions, screenings and workshops. She is a partner in the duet DANCER by Sebastian Lingserius, who premiered at MDT, and presented her own work Rhymes of Pleasure with premiere in Weld. She was awarded the LLB Wild Card Residence, ICICCN Montpellier, Life Long Burning, with the project ‘Celebrate it’. Through different meetings with artists, she is searching for challenging ways to exchange, research, display and dive into unexpected affections. Her curiosity in dis-orienting norms and her interest in innovative approaches of co-moving navigate her choreographic inventory.
Carmen Estevez de Oliveira (Brazil)
Carmen Estevez is an actress and performer from Brazil with a degree in Audiovisuals (Film, Radio and TV) from the University of São Paulo and in Theater from the Célia Helena Center for Arts and Education.
Currently, she is a student of the Specialization in Klauss Vianna Technique by the Pontificia Catholic University of São Paulo, developing the project to be researched at AADK Spain.
Her artistic research focuses on the connection between dreams and reality using mainly photographic self-portrait and performance. Her interest starts from the conception that dreams are important for the construction and deconstruction of our identity, of what we think we are and how we show ourselves to others. Her self-portraits could be like distorted mirrors of herself.
Carmen also works with the elaboration of memory of dreams and how this is modified at every moment. In her experiments, she has tried to highlight the conflict between reality and dream, and has reflected on the fragile line that separates conscious from unconscious life.
Julieta Lasarte Pigrau (Spain)
Julieta Lasarte was born in 1984 in Barcelona. She obtained a Degree in Art History from the University of Barcelona and in Audiovisual Communication from the Universitat Ramón Llull. After a decade dedicated professionally to the audiovisual sector as an Assistant Director for cinema and advertising, she decided to take a Master in Creative Documentary at the EICTV in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, to develop her first feature film with archival material. Her interest in the links between family memory and her footprints in the image led her to compile all the artistic archive material of her grandmother, actress and comedian Mary Santpere, as well as to recover and conserve her family home cinema material. She is currently working on various projects that elucidate around these images, moving between the digital and analog, between the cinema and the gallery space, between the historical narrative and memory. Always characterized by a continuous search and experimentation of the material in order to dive into different disciplines.
Tomo Sone (Japan)
Tomo Sone was born in Kyoto, Japan. She studied ballet in Kyoto Ballet Academy and worked with several ballet companies. Since 2001, she has worked as a freelance dancer with renowned Japanese choreographers. In 2008, she moved to Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2010, she established the Japan-Israel International Dance Project with Israeli choreographers and dancers. The project has held several shows and dance workshops.
Nowadays, she is working as an independent choreographer and performer. Her works are often inspired by interdisciplinary activities and in the past few years, she has collaborated with animators, paper artists, film directors, visual artists, composers and musicians. She is exploring the sensitive combination of physical movement and abstract images which can contain emotions that resonate with the audience.
Her solo works “Las Meninas” (2014), “Folded, Cut and Crumpled” (2015) and “Mobius” (2015) premiered in Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv, Israel. She was also awarded “A New Artist for Art and Culture” by Kyoto Municipality in 2010. She continues to expand internationally.