From 24th of February until 3rd of March the Body in Crisis working group of researchers is going to meet again.

After ten years of his own creation, Abraham Hurtado manages to define the line that has gone through all his work: the “body in crisis”.

His interest in generating experiences in which to display the traces left in the body by personal experiences, has led him to develop a methodology, and to make visible how the individual absorbs historical events and social contexts.

To finish understanding these processes and the folds of his own body of work, A. Hurtado invites other artists to experiment with their methodology and generate work in response to it.

Participants: Andrés Agudelo, Pia Achternkamp, Elena Azzedin, Alberto Alonso, Úrsula Bravo, Derek V. Bulcke, Daniel Hernández, Selu Herraiz, Pedro Lobo, Anabel Labrador, Rubén Martínez, Aurora Rodríguez, Diego Lobenal and Josman P#


The Open Studio on the 23rd of February, at 8:30pm we will also see the works of Edward Johansson (Mariehamn/Lemland, Åland Islands), Minna Öberg (Mariehamn, Åland Islands) and Anneloes Gerdien (Utrecht), Raquel Meyers (Cartagena), Glory Nkembo Moswala (Kinshasa), Ash (Ashley) Witham (Los Angeles/Berlin) and Myriam Gras (Tilburg) at Centro Negra.

 

Edward Johansson (Mariehamn/Lemland, Åland Islands) and Minna Öberg (Mariehamn, Åland Islands)

-Edward Johansson
Since 2014 Edward runs his own printmaking studio -Ahvaland- working both with personal and commissioned work. The studio is set up for letterpress printing on Heidelbergs, Vandercook printing press, and an intaglio section for copperplate printing.

He enjoys to challenge his skills and experience with new ideas and collaborations, but most comfortable working with text based projects and manual processes. His work tends to exist in the boundaries between art, crafts and design, finding fundamental that both- concept and technique- are properly considered and well executed.

2009 BA Graphic Design, Central Saint Martins, London. 2012 MRes Design, Goldsmiths, London.

-Minna Öberg
Minna’s studies consist of a BA in Fine Art at Novia University of Applied Sciences and a MA in Art and Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
A relevant experience for her has been taking part of a Baltic network called B7, including the seven largest islands in the Baltic. Making site-specific art at all the islands, visiting a new one each year, abandoned hotels, old power plants and all sorts of interesting places to interact with.
Minna enjoys working with used and recycled materials. Often she lets the time and the space decide the working method. Street art and innovative ways of using public space inspire her.

Residency supported with travelling grant by Alands Kulturdelegation

 

Anneloes Gerdien (Utrecht)
“As a girl I used to live on the Dutch countryside. Growing up in a rural environment close to nature, where living outside, simple life, silence, building and reuse are the main factors of daily life. This simplified lifestyle is one of the things that are still core values that I take with me in my artistic process and research.”

Organic structures – ·Deconstructing elements – Contrasts and taboos -· Surrounding and surfaces

Anneloes Gerdien van der Vinne (1993) is a interdisciplinary artist working in the fields of painting, drawing and fine metalworking and combining visual journalism within the
creating processes.
In her visual journals, drawings, panels and her jewellery she expresses her fascination with natural evolution and emotions that occur in her daily life and diverse environments. She reflects this thinking throughout her whole body of work, inspired by the organic structures that surround us. She considers the potential for growth for each object and uses her intuition to share the value of each one.
Coming from fields of Fashion, Visual culture and Theory she strives to come up with tangible end products where growth and experiment is visual. Within her artistic work new environments are a starting point, which adds to her urge to go out and appear in unpredictable situations and surroundings. Closely observing from a philosophical and anthropological perspective and absorbing the natural behaviours of her surroundings is what she wants to reveal and capture within her art pieces. This allows her to get new incentives, unpredictable processes and in depth outcomes witch give meaning to her end products.
Anneloes Gerdien is mainly based in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

 

Raquel Meyers (Cartagena)
Raquel Meyers is a Spanish artist who defines her practice as KYBDslöjd (drawing / crafting by typing) with technology from the past. Woven with Commodore 64 characters sets, flickering in teletext, or fed to fax machines, her world of mythical creatures and dreamlike pilgrimages is one of patience and resolve. Frame-by-frame and glyph-by-glyph, we descend into a jagged wonderland where time stands still and chaos reigns.

Since 2004 she has performed at festivals like Transmediale, Piksel, Mapping, La Casa encendida and Cimatics, at 8bit events like Tokyo Blip Festival, Square Sounds Melbourne and the Playlist exhibition, as well at Liste Art Fair Basel, Ars Electronica Center, Alingsås Konsthall, Bonniers Konsthall, Xpo Gallery, Click New Media Arts Festival, Alt_Cph, HeK, BEK- Bergen Center for Electronic Arts, LABoral and iMAL.

 

Glory Nkembo Moswala (Kinshasa)
Glory NKEMBO Moswala was born in 1989 in Kinshasa, D.R.Congo, where he lives and works. Former student of Académie des Beaux-Arts in Kinshasa, where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Visual Arts in 2011. After two participations to the Master Art workshop organized in 2013 and 2014 in Kinshasa by the Kin ArtStudio, Nkembo’s work was presented at the Yango Biennale in 2014 in Kinshasa. In September 2016, he took part in the workshop organized by the Goethe Institute and dispensed by N’Goné Fall and Virginie Dupray. As a result, his project proposal was one of the best entry. He has been selected as a resident for the 2018 Art OMI residency in Ghent, New-York.

His work draws inspiration from a Kinshasa (DRC) urban reality; acts of vandalism referred as ‘Kuluna’ while echoing the pain of a globalized world. He has developed a technique of branding and incision on tarpaulin. The spirit of his work is expressed by the light which is the raw material he extracts and transforms. He translates this technique by ‘NZOLOKO’; a word borrowed from an ancestral practice of self-inflicted incision on the skin for cosmetic or therapeutic purposes, i.e. scarification. He creates a world that claims to be perfect and bright in appearance, but of which the reality is quite different. He presents his work as installations in which light reveals faces and many forms, the result of a creative process of pixelation.

 

Ash (Los Angeles/Berlin)
Ashley works with a range of mediums, with a focus in mixed-media assemblage, dynamic installations and photography. Commonly, she utilizes found objects, the element of chance, and movement.

Raised in a small town on the east coast of the United States, Ash now primarily works out of Los Angeles, California and Berlin, Germany. While at the University of California Los Angeles, Ash studied painting and drawing abroad in the French Riviera and Paris. In 2014, she graduated with honors from UCLA with a BA in Art and a minor in Art Education. During her studies she produced work across a range of mediums, favoring abstract painting, mixed-media assemblage, movement photography, and multimedia installations and performances. Her shared process approaches throughout these mediums are the utilization of found materials, the element of chance, and the temporality of movement.

Ash has performed and exhibited installations, photography, and sculptures in Los Angeles. Inspired from attending various movement intensives over the years in the US, Europe, India, and Mexico, Ash’s work has taken on a more bodily approach. Continuing to educate herself in topics like world cultures, interpersonal communication, positive psychology, and dance, she is dedicated to research and work that embodies themes such as vulnerability, empathy, healing, identity, human connection, and authentic expression. Currently, Ash is devoting time to dive deeper into her work and aims to broaden her outreach.

 

Myriam Gras (Tilburg)
“ My work explores the overlap between reality and storytelling, trying to portray the contrasts between the seemingly beloved adaptations of the increasingly digitized society and the related individual disturbance. By continuously experimenting with different kind mediums, I connect mostly synthetic materials and technological elements together- thematically or physically. By playing with the alienated and the known, I tend to shine a mild critical light on the nowadays.”
Absurdity and loneliness caused by the influence of modern ways of communication are a repetitive theme in the work. This goes back and forth from developments to implantation, illustrating the way in which humanity is at the same time unified by a desire for progress and individualized by phenomenological experiences. By implementing interactive elements one is forced to make contact, whether it is with the material or with other human beings. As a result the body becomes part of the composition and comments upon the fact that humanity is defined by its potential to create.

 


On January the 26th, at 8:30pm, we will carry out our monthly Open Studios night. We invite you to join us at Centro Negra to experience the artworks of Doris Althaus (Solothurn), Edward Johansson (Mariehamn/Lemland, Åland Islands) and Minna Öberg (Mariehamn, Åland Islands), Lina Sofia Lundin (Falun) and Anneloes Gerdien (Utrecht), the artists in residence of the month of January.

 

Doris Althaus (Solothurn)
Since 1996 Doris runs her own ceramics studio. She shows her work regularly in different exhibitions and ceramic markets in Switzerland. She works frequently as teacher/instructor for ceramics in various institutions and with her own workshop. For about 1 to 2 days a week she works in a Day Center for People with multiple disabilities.

She mainly deals with figurative ceramics, but she would like to use this artist-in-residence stay to put her sometimes repetitive work in a new context. She would like to use the unfamiliar environment as a source of inspiration and find out how this can influence her work.

At the moment Doris is mainly involved in the development of new surfaces. She is particularly interested in printing and Transfer Techniques for Ceramics to develop Wall Installation.

2003 Ausbilderin FA Trainer in Adult Learning with Federal Diploma of Professional Education and Training since 1989, Targeted further education courses for ceramic 1989. Swiss Certificate of Competence for Ceramic and Apprenticeship by Kohler Keramik Biel Switzerland.

 

Edward Johansson (Mariehamn/Lemland, Åland Islands) and Minna Öberg (Mariehamn, Åland Islands)

-Edward Johansson
Since 2014 Edward runs his own printmaking studio -Ahvaland- working both with personal and commissioned work. The studio is set up for letterpress printing on Heidelbergs, Vandercook printing press, and an intaglio section for copperplate printing.

He enjoys to challenge his skills and experience with new ideas and collaborations, but most comfortable working with text based projects and manual processes. His work tends to exist in the boundaries between art, crafts and design, finding fundamental that both- concept and technique- are properly considered and well executed.

2009 BA Graphic Design, Central Saint Martins, London. 2012 MRes Design, Goldsmiths, London.

-Minna Öberg
Minna’s studies consist of a BA in Fine Art at Novia University of Applied Sciences and a MA in Art and Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
A relevant experience for her has been taking part of a Baltic network called B7, including the seven largest islands in the Baltic. Making site-specific art at all the islands, visiting a new one each year, abandoned hotels, old power plants and all sorts of interesting places to interact with.
Minna enjoys working with used and recycled materials. Often she lets the time and the space decide the working method. Street art and innovative ways of using public space inspire her.

Residency supported with travelling grant by Alands Kulturdelegation

 

Lina Sofia Lundin (Falun)
Lina Sofia Lundin (b. 1984) is a textile artist, educator and author. She investigates art processes in relationship to material, knowledge and place. She is based on the countryside of Sweden where she explores natural dyes, cultivating dye plants and natural fibers. While working she is incorporating local skills from the community by including participants in the activities around cultivating and crafting. She is trying to find out how information transforms itself from theory to knowledge and how it can be embodied. The social platforms she builds is an essential part in her projects.
The natural dyeing techniques have for a long time had a history of keeping expert skills as secrets. Lina Sofia wanted to open up the field which led her to teaching and lecturing in the
subject, also the publications The Dyeing Manifest – The Expanded Field of Composting 2013, Natural Dyes 2014, 2017 and 2019.
Between 2009-2016 Lina Sofia investigated collaborative consumption through a shared wardrobe in a shape as a clothes library. The project dealt with issues around mending, life
span of garments, ecology, human behavior and also created a space for new ideas to be born within the circularity of materials. It was located in the suburb of Stockholm and had 360
members. Between 2016-2018 she worked for the Swedish Public Art Agency in a residential area in a nearby city with a great diversity of residents. The municipality plan a new urban district park, a new square and the existing houses are being renovated. Cooking, textiles and dyeing with spices and plants have been the starting point for dialogues about public spaces and an investigation on how they can connect with the location. A public art installation – an outdoor kitchen – was build together with a school and plan to be installed in the park during 2019.
Lina Sofia has a BA degree in Textile Art from the Academy of Art and Craft in Gothenburg, Specialist Craft Tutor from Nyckelviksskolan and studied Ethnology at Stockholm University.

Residency funded by IASPIS (Swedish Arts Grants Committee) and Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundation

 

Anneloes Gerdien (Utrecht)
“As a girl I used to live on the Dutch countryside. Growing up in a rural environment close to nature, where living outside, simple life, silence, building and reuse are the main factors of daily life. This simplified lifestyle is one of the things that are still core values that I take with me in my artistic process and research.”

Organic structures – ·Deconstructing elements – Contrasts and taboos -· Surrounding and surfaces

Anneloes Gerdien van der Vinne (1993) is a interdisciplinary artist working in the fields of painting, drawing and fine metalworking and combining visual journalism within the
creating processes.
In her visual journals, drawings, panels and her jewellery she expresses her fascination with natural evolution and emotions that occur in her daily life and diverse environments. She reflects this thinking throughout her whole body of work, inspired by the organic structures that surround us. She considers the potential for growth for each object and uses her intuition to share the value of each one.
Coming from fields of Fashion, Visual culture and Theory she strives to come up with tangible end products where growth and experiment is visual. Within her artistic work new environments are a starting point, which adds to her urge to go out and appear in unpredictable situations and surroundings. Closely observing from a philosophical and anthropological perspective and absorbing the natural behaviours of her surroundings is what she wants to reveal and capture within her art pieces. This allows her to get new incentives, unpredictable processes and in depth outcomes witch give meaning to her end products.
Anneloes Gerdien is mainly based in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

 


At the beginning of 2018, some people linked to the contemporary art scene of La Laguna -specifically from the Laboratory of Live Arts from the Leal Theater (LEAL.LAV– and AADK / Centro Negra, Murcia, started to share critical thoughts around the artistic-curatorial practice as one thing. Artists who propel and propose contexts for art creation in the peripheries, who deal with individual and collective needs, who think in terms of radical caring and self caring, opening questions that lead to new questions, and thinking with the bodies about “how”, “when”, “how many” and the “with whom”… Saying with the body:

How to think and building projects and contexts of caring for the creative processes and the accompaniment of the artists? How to create healthy and pleasant dynamics between artists, contexts, mediators, processes and territories? How to deal with the loneliness, the affects, the resources and the timings…?

In this state of things and with the urgent desire of togetherness, AADK Spain and LEAL.LAV propose LA CONGREGACIÓN: and encounter without budget, roadmap between artists linked to LEAL.LAV ( as a case study) and other mediators to think together with the bodies about these and furthermore questions.

La Congregación

 

Participants:
Acerina Amador, Tirso Orive, Soren Evinson, María García Vera, Carlota Mantecón, Adán Hernández, Tamara Ascanio, Daniel Hernández, Abraham Hurtado, Javier Cuevas, Elena Azzedin and Sara Serrano.


AADK has ended the year with a program in which to enjoy and reflect about the sound experimentation and its potential to generate community. With the support of Acción Cultural España (A/CE), Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation and The Municipality of Blanca, AADK invited relevan agents -from different origins and fields with in the sound arts- to participate in an encounter in which to show what is happening in the local scene.

Llorenç Barber, pioneer of sound experimentation in Spain, Miguel Álvarez, director of the legendary radio program Ars Sonora, in RNE, and Patricia Raijenstein, of the Escuela de Oficios Electronsonoros (School of Electro Sound Crafts) in Madrid, were the national expert guests. Pedro Rocha, responsible for the music and performance programming of the Museum of Contemporary Art Serralves, Oporto; Tamara Kaminska, Director of City of Gardens, Katowice; Peter Cusack, London, legendary environmentalist sound artist and Alexander Meurer, Berlin, founder of the innovative Bohemian Drips label; participated in these three intense days of activity.

Patricia Raijenstein Escuela de Oficios Electrosonoros

 

Peter Cusack

 

“We believe that Spain is generating an artistic material and educational models -guided by artists and independent organizations- that should be visible beyond our borders,” announced in the program the artists platform AADK.

The conference began at the Victoria Theater with an original and emotional concert by the Peña Huertana “La Capaza”, led by the Galician sound artist Nacho Muñoz. From the hand of amateur musicians of all ages, we could hear a deconstruction of the Blanca´s jota accompanied by synthesized music, soundscape and percussion with the body. An encounter between folk and experimental music that opens new fields of creation for the performers bringing together audiences with very diverse musical interests.

Concert by La Capaza + Nacho Muñoz

 

On Friday, the exhibition opened at Casa Jazmín, where the works of the artists Lorenzo Sandoval, Pablo L. Jordán, Juliana E. Keller and the collective War were presented.

In Space 5 of Centro Negra, one could play the sound sculptures created in the workshop guided by Carlos Suárez, in which the participants were Lola Nieto, Shakira Benavides, Paquito Nogales, Salva Alambre, Aurora Rodriguez and Patricia Raijenstein.

In space 6, the “Sonic Info point” gave access to the work of other sound experimenters from the region such as Kaverna, Salva Alambre, Beatrix, Bartolomé, La Josephine, Descendimiento, Flamante or the local labels Holy Sun Label and Vulture Culture Label.

For two hours, Daniel Hernández, artist of the platform, presented his first collaboration with the musician Flamante (Derek Van Den Bulcke). Daniel showed a work with the body consisting of a deconstruction of flamenco. This genre has formed a solid part of his artistic career, and that after leaving this practice behind in search for other languages, he returns to transforming it into an expression of his own.

 

 

sonic artifact Organology workshop

 

The evening was opened by the young Berlin musician Pia Achternkamp ​​with an electro-acoustic proposal. She combined a first part consisting of twenty minutes loops of classical guitar picking, to later merge into purely electronic sounds. A concert that made the audience dive into a delicate trance. After dinner, the experienced sound artist Carlos Suárez gave a concert in which sounds of animals and his instrument “wood and springs” took us from atmospheres of distant natures to synthesized ancestral rhythms. The evening ended with a concert by Susana López, whose proposal was to maintain, throughout the whole concert, an oscillating drone from which multiple sound nuances emerged. The sounds created with her analog instruments and synthesizers held the breath of the listeners.

Saturday was an intense day in which the invited experts presented their work and career, addressing issues ranging from education to creation, going through the research, different formats of exhibition, or dissemination of sound experimentation works.

The feeling of urgency to generate more encounters like this in which to share experiences, desires and needs was unanimous.

Throughout the day we had the opportunity to learn from other models, to make visible the need to create professional and affective ties in a field where, as in almost all the arts, everyone works on their own. It was astonishing to hear the difficulties that someone with a career like Llorenç Barber‘s had gone through to legitimize other approaches to sound than that of conventional music. At the same time, it was encouraging to see how at this moment, on a national level, but particularly in the Region of Murcia, sound experimentation is generating a community of knowledge exchange with strong links.

In one of the breaks we had a concert of the children of the “Active Listening classroom” of the “Sonora” program directed by Selu Herraiz. The children is showed to the audience the practices developed with their trainer Patricia Valcárcel alonge the past course. A soundscape created with the objects of the environment in which responding and interacting with the sound made by others, creating an atmosphere that left open-mouthed everyone who witnessed it.

The second brake was the “Sonic Siesta”. Úrsula Bravo and Josman P #, in their WAR formation, hypnotize the public with their magical ideas abandoning the body into a sensorial journey.

 

Sonic Siesta

 

For the closing of the talks, Elena Azzedin, artist of AADK and moderator of the meeting, invited the audience and the speakers to “touch her”. With the collaboration of the local craftsman Rafael de la Peña, she built a costume that carries sensorial sound circuits. With this proposal, a collective creation device is deployed, in which the body and the closeness to others took its place in this space for thinking.

After the dinner, Lilith shared his set “Todo gira”, a conceptual work about the stillness-movement dichotomy, in which the soundscape and the music transit from recorded samples to synthesis and electronics. His concert closed with “El Punto (alrededor del cual)”, a track that invites to dance and that is already becoming a “hit”, something quite unusual in experimental music.

Right after, we were able to attend a new proposal by Abraham Hurtado, “False Prophets”, together with the sound artist Selu Herráiz. A risky and moving bet: poetry brought to the universe of sound experimentation, in which each poem was approached with a different register, wrapped in sounds of synthesizers, electric guitar, voice games, breathing, and video projections.

A work in process that they presented for the first time and that made difficult to stay still in our chairs when they ended up urging us to get up and reveal ourselves against what is expected of us.
His heartrending poems and a language of our times, both in its content and structure, revealed the ability of this artist to travel between disciplines with an overwhelming dexterity.

To close the event, Flamante made us move the bodies with one of his sets of experimentation with flamenco, Latin rhythms and trap, with a singularity that gives to his work a recognizable personal style.

The interludes were the moments in which to share impressions of what was happening, where to talk about the situation of art in our countries, where to think about new encounters. The magic of this three days event would not have been the same, without Juan Conesa behind the entire organization. He, once again, elevated our meals and dinners to art, a conceptualization and care that invaded us from the skin of space to our guts.

The conclusion of these intense days were: to make, to risk, to exchange, to gather, to commit, to take care of each other, this is how we change things towards desirable horizons.


Prácticas Contemporáneas IV  (December 2018)

Prácticas Contemporáneas is an encounter created by AADK Spain to analyze the models of production in contemporary art. It is a space for knowledge exchange and in which to promote new networks. Each year, professionals from different backgrounds and sectors – the public, the private and the independent – are invited in order to continue expanding the circuits for our artists in Europe. This edition focuses on sound performance and the creation of communities.

Communities around sound
The project seeks to generate community by collective creation and facilitate transformative experiences through sound.
In this edition, PC brings together experts in performance and sound art, as well as promoting the encounter between different communities -artistic and local. With this program, we are seeking to make visible other educational, creation and production of sound art that AADK has generated, locally, nationally and internationally.

Sonic info
Throughout the day we will have exhibition points where you can get to know the work of other independent artists from the Murcia region through their promoters, whether they are local labels, creators of events and festivals or space that program sound.

Artists
Peña Huertana “La Capaza”(Blanca), Nacho Muñoz (Vigo),Pablo Jordán (Murcia), Lola Nieto (Cartagena), Lorenzo Sandoval (Berlin/Murcia), Dani Hernández (Alicante), Elena Azzedin (Murcia), Rafael de La Peña (Blanca), Abraham Hurtado (Murcia), Úrsula Bravo y Josman P# (Murcia),LOH (Berlin), Carlos Suárez(Vigo), Susana López (Murcia),Flamante Dj Set (Murcia), Selu Herraiz (Murcia) and Experimental Sound School of Blanca.

Guests
Llorenç Barber -Sound Artist (Valencia)
Alexander Meurer -Bohemian Drips Records (Berlin)
Tamara Kaminska -City of Gardens (Katowice)
Carlos Almela -Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation (Madrid)
Patricia Raijenstein -Escuela de Oficios Electro-Sonoros (Madrid)
Peter Cusack -Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice (Londres)
Miguel Álvarez -Director of Ars Sonora Radio Clásica (Madrid)
Pedro Rocha -Serralves Foundation (Oporto)

Organized by: AADK Spain
With the support of: Acción Cultural Española AC/E, Ayuntamiento de Blanca, Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation
Collaboration: FAIL Studio
Sponsored: Café Salzillo and Estrella de Levante


Not a Master. Specialized Course in Experimental Music and Sound Art -Module 4-

Module 4 (Experimental Organology) of our: “This is Not a Sound Art Master”

In the next module of the “No Master -Specialized course for experimental music and Sound Art”, we will go through an authentic creative storm. Inventing instruments is not just to produce them but, through the building process, to form an implicit imagining of the sound that we aspire to transmit; an imagining of the speech that the ear senses in real-time. They suggest an intensive way of being played, to try to find inside them the vibrations of the inaudible.

From 3rd to 8th December 2018 Blanca, Murcia.

The fee of the module is 180 € and includes:
– Classes (48 hours)
– MATERIALS
– Curatorial Tutoring (12 hours)
– 7 days of accommodation in Blanca, Murcia.

Registrations: lab@aadk.es
(there is no need to have been in previous modules! )

Location: Centro Negra
Guided by: Carlos Suárez
Organized by: AADK Spain
Co-founded by: Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation
Directed by: Selu Herraiz
Curatorial advice: Elena Azzedin.

Aimed at:
Artists and educators interested in experimental music and sound art. Curious people wanting new acoustic experiences who are interested in exploring sound, creativity and a DIY philosophy (do it yourself). Both professional and non-professional.

More info about the complete course: Not a Sound Art Master dossier


Activo Sónico October 2018

ACTIVO SÓNICO is back. A journey from the rare sound to the music that makes you move the body.

Activo Sónico is the space that AADK has created for sound and music confluences, where one can travel from sound art and rare music to the most rabid and eclectic mixes of electronic and dance music.

On this weekend we present two concerts.

-Saturday, October 27th 2018, around 10:30pm, at the close of Open Studios.

BARTOLOMÉ (Murcia)
Multidisciplinary artist whose creations are influenced both conceptually and aesthetically by online cyberculture, videogames, anime, role-playing games, medieval fantasy imagery and the cognitive narrative. It uses its influences and culture in an alchemical way, generating connections between concepts and ideas apparently in war.

His sound work follows these influences, but moving towards club sounds like trance, hardcore and psytrance forest, squeezing his cyber-medieval imaginary and positioning them in different ways.

His methodology ranges from digital hyper-collage, appropriation and unprejudiced creation, eliminating the underground / mainstream duality.

After the concert BARTOLOMÉ and Kaverna will offer us a dance session to end the night.

-Sunday 28 at 20.30 at the Victoria de Blanca Theater.

Mariana Carvalho y Beatriz Gijón will present a concert of intervened piano and wooden instrument and pier.

Guest artists: Carlos Suárez and Alice Weber

Beatriz Gijón.
Gijón is a spanish pianist/vocalist most interested in improvisation, music creation and contemporary music. She has been trained as a classical pianist, but as soon as she discovered improvisation, she began to play jazz, celtic music and other styles with different ensembles and musicians, which had gave her the facility of connect in many ways with music. Also because this wide perspective, curiosity and passion for other arts, she usually collaborates with theater companies, dancers, painters, visual artists, performers, radio programs, poets and have several interdisciplinary projects nowadays.
She is currently studying a Master’s Degree at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, and her research is focused on the study of contemporary artistic practices in rural areas.

Marina Carvalho
Carvalho is pianist, improviser and performer. From her improvisation works, her interest has expanded to working with the body, gender and a transdisciplinary perspective. She has entered into sound experimentation introducing objects inside and outside the piano and exploring corporalities though eutony. Her current interest is to weave relationships between sound and space in the form of installations, expanded sound bodies, free improvisation, dance and feminism.

She completed her degree in piano at the University of São Paulo. She is part of the Sonora network – music and feminisms and of NuSom – Research Centre on Sonology of the USP, and Orquesta Errante, free improvisation group. She has researched relations between eutonia and free improvisation in scientific initiation, with FAPESP scholarship, supervised by Rogério Costa. She was part of Camerata Profana, ensemble of contemporary music, Coro Profana, vocal laboratory, Insólita Assemble collective and performance nucleus AANGA, directed by Miriam Dascal. She worked in theater as a musician with Club Noir and Lacuna Coletiva. She performed in Argentina, Germany, Mexico, Rumania and several places in Brazil.

Guests:

Carlos Suárez
Galician-Venezuelan sound artist and educator Carlos Suárez, born in Celanova in 1966. Master of the Conservatorio Superior de Música Simón Bolívar de Caracas (specialising in the electroacoustic) / Ethnomusicologist of the Instituto
Universitario de Estudios Musicales de Caracas / Master in electroacoustic composition
from the UCV.

Alice Weber
Weber is an Australian artist living and working in London. Starting with the body as a site of tension between image and experience, Alice explores femininity, agency, desire and (dis)embodiment through her performance work. Her choreographies are seemingly purposeless performances of balance, repetition, flexibility and stillness, appropriating her own training as a classical dancer, to destabilise the rules and reproductions of the body. She has recently gained her MFA in Choreography from Laban, London (2018).

She has been research artist at Accademia Nazionale di Danza (Rome) and her work has been shown at Turner Contemporary (Margate), APT Gallery (London), The Place (London), Chisenhale Dance (London), Festival of Recorded Movement (Vancouver). She has delivered a number of research papers and performances including University of Bedfordshire, Trinity Laban, CoLab Festival, The Cube London. She has also worked as a performer for other artists, ranging from dance to contemporary visual art performance including at Delfina Foundation, Hauser & Wirth, The Performance Studio and Tanzcompagnie Giessen.


Open Studios November 2018

Next November 24th, at 8:30pm, AADK Spain opens the doors of Centro Negra to share the processes of the artists in residence of November: Alice Weber (Australia / United Kingdom), Ranjit Ahuja (India / USA), Amanda Kay White (USA), Astrid Bink (Netherlands), Anyuta Wiazemsky (Russia / Belgium), Janet Ruth Davies (South Wales).

Alice Weber (Sydney / London)
Alice is an Australian artist living and working in London. Starting with the body as a site of tension between image and experience, Alice explores femininity, agency, desire and (dis)embodiment through her performance work. Her choreographies are seemingly purposeless performances of balance, repetition, flexibility and stillness, appropriating her own training as a classical dancer, to destabilise the rules and reproductions of the body. She has recently gained her MFA in Choreography from Laban, London (2018).

She has been research artist at Accademia Nazionale di Danza (Rome) and her work has been shown at Turner Contemporary (Margate), APT Gallery (London), The Place (London), Chisenhale Dance (London), Festival of Recorded Movement (Vancouver). She has delivered a number of research papers and performances including University of Bedfordshire, Trinity Laban, CoLab Festival, The Cube London. She has also worked as a performer for other artists, ranging from dance to contemporary visual art performance including at Delfina Foundation, Hauser & Wirth, The Performance Studio and Tanzcompagnie Giessen.

Ranjit Ahuja (Ajmer / Atlanta)
Born in Ajmer, India and currently residing and working in Atlanta, USA, his Professional Education has been in Design and Visual Communication in India and she has developed a great interest in Black and White Photography and its lab processes. Bachelor in Fine Arts Degree from Syracuse University, NY USA, Department of Experimental Studios. Ranjit has worked in B&W labs for over 20 years and around 15 years in Digital Imaging for press in the USA. “It would be safe to assume that my imagery is a combination of these professional pursuits”.

On a philosophical level his imagery is a combination of “abstraction and reality” and seeks to involve the viewer in his Visual studies between the “scientific and the artistic” forms of communication. He would like to research newer printing methods for superior artistic presentations and work on collaborative projects with writers and artists.

Amanda Kay White (Tustin)
Amanda Kay White’s research interests delve into the entanglement of bodily knowledge, embodied cognition, and spatial theory through the medium of choreography. Finding points of access to these physical collections of experience and memory has deepened her personal understanding of humanity. She is interested in generating a community and site-based choreographic engagement to explore shared experiences within Blanca.

Originally from St. Charles, Missouri, she currently lives in Orange County, California and is an adjunct lecturer/instructor of modern and jazz movement for Chapman University, Santa Ana College, and Orange County School for the Arts, USA. A desire to deepen her personal artistic practice led her to pursue an MFA in Choreography, which she received in April 2016 through Jacksonville University, USA. Her works have been presented regionally throughout Southern California as well as internationally at the inaugural Oulu Dance Hack in Finland. Amanda is also a founding company member and current dancer with Backhausdance, an international traveling contemporary modern dance company based in Southern California, USA.

Astrid Bink (Montfoort)
Recently graduated from HKU Utrecht, Netherlands, where Astrid had studied Fine Art and Design in Education. Astrid is part of an art collective called ‘Zonder Punt’. Together with this diverse group of young artists they reflect on each other’s work and organize exhibitions.

Astrid Bink is attracted and astonished by the pure beauty of nature. “Nature is constantly exposed to powerful forces, yet it still grows and flourishes. Meanwhile the world is being humanized. Landscapes are divided and arranged. Humankind uses technology to control nature. Roads are created and forests are planted and kept, so they stay easily accessible”. In her work she investigates the relationship between humans and nature, tries to capture the charm of nature and to give place to the controversial desire of control over the earth.

The residency is granted as the prize for the Young Master Award 2017 at Media Art Friesland Festival (MAF).

Anyuta Wiazemsky (Moscow / Ghent)
Anyuta Wiazemsky (1989, Moscow) is a young Russian-Belgian artist. She graduated from Law Academy in Moscow, Russia before deciding to pursue an artistic carrier. She studied Fine Arts in the Royal Art Academy in Ghent, Belgium. Her works have been shown in Moscow (RU), Ghent (BE), Leuven (BE), Kortrijk (BE), Brussels (BE), Rotterdam (NL), Hyderabad (IN). She currently follows educational program Master of Science in Sociologie in the Ghent University (BE).

Visually her work is diverse but there is a single notion running it, “like a golden thread throughout my practice: The notion of being a human attached to the artist’s existence”. She works with other people and their presence as an integral element of her work; it is through dialogue, through relation to the other, through understanding the commonalities and inescapable differences that she creates new work.

Supported by: Vlaamse overheid – Departement Cultuur, Jeugd en Media.

Janet Ruth Davies (Gwynedd / Wales)
Is a Welsh Artist currently studying a postgraduate Masters in Documentary Photography at the University of South Wales (formally Newport).

Janet Ruth´s photographic research interests are concerned with identity, mobility, and memory. She is interested in sensory perception of the environment and how feelings arise from interaction. Tim Ingold, a social anthropologist, writes of ‘art that gives form to human feelings and that a feeling is a mode of active perceptual engagement, a way of literally being touch with the world’. Her previous creative practice encompassed movement, choreography and performance. These disciples continue to inform her photographic process spatially and somatically. Through practice- led research I am interested in walking the physical and spatial perception of the liminal ‘in between’ mutable spaces where the town (industry) and rural (agriculture) intersect. I propose to investigate the commonly held idea of landscape as a view through a process of mapping the terrain.

This residency is funded through Arts Council of Wales International Opportunities Fund


ACAB (All Cast Are Beautiful)

El Respiradero of GETXOARTE 6th and 7th October 2018
Saturday 6th of October 10h-22h
Sunday 7th of October 10h-14h/16.30h-22h
Plaza de la Estación Arenas
Getxo – Bilbao

Daniel Hernández, Alberto Alonso and Abraham Hurtado have been invited to present their scenic research ACAB at the Getxoarte Festival within the curatorial display El Respiradero

El Respiradero is a curatorial display, a structure of collective making, a mediation of friction and tact, a counterfestival, a framework that makes possible a space in which to share, observe and dialogue about the uses of the body. A tool proposed as a place that takes advantage of public space to activate it, overlap and name a set of pro-posals linked to the performing arts, and poetry.

 

 

Body in Crisis by Abraham Hurtado

Working group
From 17th to 22nd of November 2018
Centro Negra

After ten years of his own creation, Abraham Hurtado finds a way to define the line that traverses all his work: the “body in crisis”.

His interest in generating experiences in which to display the traces left in the body by personal experiences, has led him to develop a methodology, and to make visible how the individual absorbs historical events and social contexts.

To fully understand these processes and the folds of his own body of work, A. Hurtado invites other artists to experiment with their methodology and to generate new artworks in response.

Guests of part II: Andrés Agudelo, Pia Achternkamp, Elena Azzedin, Alberto Alonso, Úrsula Bravo, Derek V. Bulcke, Daniel Hernández, Selu Herraiz, Pedro Lobo, Emilio Manzano and Josman P#.

 

 

Oh! Monstruo

“Hippogriff, liberating hippogriff, take me higher than the sky … To obey the divine elder, we will go, oh monster, beyond the gates of the horizon, I will ride on the cities, on the field where I suffered.”

Oh! Monstruo is a project of Eduardo Hurtado curated by Jesús Alcaide with the participation of Daniel Hernández, Aimar Pérez Galí and Javier Vaquero; and the collaboration of Oiha Indart, r-r-r, Ventura & Hostas and Pedro Lobo at the Center for Contemporary Culture of Carmen (Valencia).

Dates of Exhibition: From 24th of November until end of January.
Activation: 24th of November at 7:30pm by Daniel Hernández, Javier Vaquero and Eduardo Hurtado.
Curated by: Jesús Alcaide
Location: CCCC. C/ Museo, nº 2. (46003) Valencia.

More info: http://www.consorcimuseus.gva.es/centro-del-carmen


Not a Master. Specialized Course in Experimental Music and Sound Art -Module 3-

Creative electronics
Creation of perforated plates and plates with acid. Construction of 5 electronic instruments: crackle box, light theremin, amplifier, 4 channel mixer, schmitt beat trigger, and pulse sequencer. The participants will take home these five machines and much more.

From 8th to 13th of October 2018
Location: Centro Negra
Guided by: Carlos Suárez
Organized by: AADK Spain
Co-founded by: Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation
Directed by: Selu Herraiz
Curatorial advice: Elena Azzedin.

Aimed at:
Artists and educators interested in experimental music and sound art
Curious people wanting new acoustic experiences who are interested in exploring sound, creativity and a DIY philosophy (do it yourself)
Both professional and non-professional.

More info about the complete course: Not a Sound Art Master dossier


Open Studios October 2018

This Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 8:30 pm, we invite you, as every month, to see the work done by the artists in residence of AADK. Free Admission.

For this Open Studios we have the artist Alice Weber (Sydney / London) who performs a work exploring the space with the body; Mariana Carvalho (São Paulo) that presents a relational piece of experimentation with sound; Aurora Rodríguez (Alicante) will present a set of graphic and sculptural works; and the collective KG Augenstern (Berlin) who have made a participatory installation. This installation will be presented at “Sala Idol” so we meet you at 8:30 pm in the parking lot of the old town hall of Blanca.

 

Aurora Rodríguez (Alicante)
Aurora has studied Fine Arts at the University of Murcia, at the Complutense University of Madrid and at the University of Guadalajara (Mexico).
Aurora has developed an artistic career whose main interest is to interpret art in a multidirectional and multidisciplinary way, understanding art as a natural consequence of the environment and its needs.
In her work, mostly conceptual (as a base and starting point) it reflects on the relationship between the individual and and the society, and the interdependency with the territory, using individual actions as a subject with which to work.

Mariana Carvalho (São Paulo)
Mariana Carvalho is pianist, improviser and performer. From her improvisation works, her interest has expanded to working with the body, gender and a transdisciplinary perspective. She has entered into sound experimentation introducing objects inside and outside the piano and exploring corporalities though eutony. Her current interest is to weave relationships between sound and space in the form of installations, expanded sound bodies, free improvisation, dance and feminism.

She completed her degree in piano at the University of São Paulo. She is part of the Sonora network – music and feminisms and of NuSom – Research Centre on Sonology of the USP, and Orquesta Errante, free improvisation group. She has researched relations between eutonia and free improvisation in scientific initiation, with FAPESP scholarship, supervised by Rogério Costa. She was part of Camerata Profana, ensemble of contemporary music, Coro Profana, vocal laboratory, Insólita Assemble collective and performance nucleus AANGA, directed by Miriam Dascal. She worked in theater as a musician with Club Noir and Lacuna Coletiva. She performed in Argentina, Germany, Mexico, Romania and several places in Brazil.

Supported by: Nusom – Research Centre on Sonology of the University of São Paulo and Sonora – músicas e feminismos.

 

Alice Weber (Sydney / London)
Alice is an Australian artist living and working in London. Starting with the body as a site of tension between image and experience, Alice explores femininity, agency, desire and (dis)embodiment through her performance work. Her choreographies are seemingly purposeless performances of balance, repetition, flexibility and stillness, appropriating her own training as a classical dancer, to destabilise the rules and reproductions of the body. She has recently gained her MFA in Choreography from Laban, London (2018).
She has been research artist at Accademia Nazionale di Danza (Rome) and her work has been shown at Turner Contemporary (Margate), APT Gallery (London), The Place (London), Chisenhale Dance (London), Festival of Recorded Movement (Vancouver). She has delivered a number of research papers and performances including University of Bedfordshire, Trinity Laban, CoLab Festival, The Cube London. She has also worked as a performer for other artists, ranging from dance to contemporary visual art performance including at Delfina Foundation, Hauser & Wirth, The Performance Studio and Tanzcompagnie Giessen.

 

Christiane Prehn & Wolfgang Meyer. “Kg Augenstern Artist group” (Berlin)
Kg Augenstern works in the field of audiovisual/audiokinetic installation, performance and video.
Christiane Prehn (Dipl. Art, University of fine arts Stuttgart) Artist, sculptor, film director. Exhibitions and prices such as: Thessalonica Biennale 2008, New York Fruit and Flower Gallery 2008, Museum of Modern Art Den Haag 2009, Glasmuseum Amsterdam 2009, Akademie Preise der Akademie der bildenden Künste Stuttgart 2005, 2006 und 2008
Wolfgang Meyer (Musician, soundart, videos, film-music) He has participated in diverse festival and exhibitions such as Babylon KlangBasar, Live-sampling Soundscapes (IfA Galerie Stuttgart 2006, Ostsee Festival Stralsund 2007), sound-performance “the boat sounds“ performed in Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Thessaloniki and at Art Biennale Istanbul (2009/2010)
In the last few years, Kg Augenstern sailed on many rivers and canals in Europe, scratching bridges with long tentacles installed on board, to make them reveal their specific sounds. The artists developed many site-specific installation shown in various galleries and art-spaces.


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