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.


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


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.


OPEN STUDIOS AUGUST 2018

Next August 25th, at 9pm, we will carry out our monthly Open Studios’ night. We invite you to join us at Centro Negra to experience the artworks of Mirel Torun (Sydney/Izmir), Andrea Peña (Bogotá / Montreal), Carol Rashawnna (Washington), María Velasco (Madrid / Kansas), Clara J: son Borg (Jönköping / Rotterdam), Amélie Créac’h (Seoul / Nantes) and Sofian Jouini (Nantes).

The main interest among them is the understanding of choreography, what provoques it on an unconscious level, and how much our body movement is defined by its surroundings.
Some other artists are working around the subjectivity of the local inhabitants or of their own, working with techniques as sculpture, photography or textile art.

 

Andrea Peña (Bogotá / Montreal)

Andrea Peña is a Colombian, Montreal based, multidisciplinary artist within the fields of choreography and design. Her works are focused on the creation of critical, alternative, performative and spatial.
Universes that question the individual within society, to bring about a consciousness of self within the public and audience. Artistic Director of Andrea Peña & Artists, founded in 2014, the dance company is recognized nationally and internationally, touring locally and abroad.
Peña’s work has been commissioned by Montreal’s prestigious Musee des Beaux Arts, Canadian Center for Architecture, Laval Symphony Orchestra, the 375th Anniversary of Montreal, amongst others.

Commercially, Andrea has worked for top Montreal fashion brand RUDSAK as Creative Director, spearheading the company’s full visual direction and creative content channels. Peña is currently undergoing a masters at Concordia University starting September 2017, awarded the Dora and Avi Morrow Fellowship for Excellent Achievement in Visual Arts. Academically Peña has worked with Concordia Chair of Design Department, PK Langshaw for an extensive exhibition presented at the FOFA Gallery in 2016 and has been the recipient of two Concordia Undergraduate Student Research Awards. Peña is a TA within the Masters Engineering Department, for courses focused on Critical Design and Innovation. Her artistic creations have been supported by artistic residencies from Topological Media Lab Concordia, Hexagram Concordia, Circuit- Est Centre Choreographic Residency, Ionion Arts Center Greece, FIDCDMX in Mexico.

Peña’s creations are financially funded through grants from Conseil Des Arts et Lettres Du Quebec and Canada Arts Council.

Carol Rashawnna (Washington)
Currently, in America, politics ARE the stage of ‘real tv drama’s’, in which she finds herself confused by the current state of our cultural environment.
Concerned about her country being more focused on capitalism than concerned about climate change. Every day, she feels like waking out of a dream and go to bed to a global nightmare. As an African American, the state of what’s occurring there, ie. the displacement of the ‘African American’, through a silent erasure and elimination (contemporary genocide) via legislation, doctrine of abortion, the prison industrial complex, killings by police, gentrification and food deserts, she feels an urgency to leave the country to gain a clearer perspective of her role as
an artist. While migro-agressions in her country are getting worse, she is interested in the common good.

As an artist who deeply cares about the environment, she would like to utilize her time in Spain to slow down, explore her relationship to the land and learn about the river Segura that runs through Blanca. She is willing to do a project focused on climate change, the people and culture in that area.
Her medium are painting/mono-prints and installations, also interested eco-and land art, or art that is regenerative she would love to develop eco-art with mono-print installation.

María Velasco (Madrid / Kansas)
María Velasco is a Spanish-born artist who has been living and working in the US since 1991.
Her works consists of ephemeral interventions in nature in a way that is emphatically corporeal described as earth-body art. A sculptural practice involving private performances striving for a communion between body, nature and art. Her human-scale works explores the links between humanness and the natural world but rarely use her body as a literal
representation of herself. She deals with body art, photography, video and performance. Composing interventions visually and sculpturally while seeking to know through direct experience the essential, sacred nature of the cosmos.

She has shown her work nationally and internationally in prestigious contemporary art venues such all around USA like in Minneapolis, Santa Barbara, Chicago, Kansas City, Saint Joseph, or NY.
Internationally, she has exhibited in Madrid, Paraguay Darmstadt, Mexico, Argentina and Morocco.
Her work appears in prestigious publications. She was Artist-in-Residence at Sculpture Space (2007) and International Artist-in-Residence at ProyectoAce, in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2012). In 2016, she was Artist-in-Residence at Green Olive Arts, in Tetouan, Morocco.
Velasco received her Bachelor’s Degree in Painting from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid (1989), and her Master of Fine Arts in New Genre from the University of California at Santa Barbara (1993). She is an Associate Professor of Visual Art at the University of Kansas, and teaches courses in Installation Art, Drawing, Participatory Art, and Professional Practices for artists

Clara J:son Borg (Jönköping / Rotterdam)

Clara J:son Borg is a Swedish artist based in Rotterdam (NL). Her artistic research is directed towards ontologies surrounding the human body, its possible performance strategies, political subjects and post-dance theories. Though movements experimentation, spoken word, video and text she sets up situations in which cognitive, emotional and kinetic processes are able to enact and fit loosely to one another. An act and a looseness, which she understands as an invitation to observe elements of interpersonal relationships, social choreographies and knowledge hierarchies.

Clara holds a BA from HDK Steneby, Gothenburg University (SE, 2012) and an MA from The Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (NL,2016). She has been a resident the XXI CSAV-Artist Laboratory
Materials for performance, led by Yvonne Rainer, Fondoazione Ratti, Como
(IT), Body as Site, Banff Centre, Banff (CAN) and Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen (NO). Her work has recently been showed at Yellow Brick, Athens (GR), 13festivalen, Gothenburg (SE) ONONO, Rotterdam (NL), Österängens Konsthall, Jönköping (SE), Now&After international video festival, Moscow (RUS), de Appel, Amsterdam (NL), and Oktoberdans2016, Bergen (NO).

Clara is granted by CBK Rotterdam and by Mondriaan Fund in the Netherlands.

Amélie Créac’h (Seoul / Nantes)
When asked about her first memories as an architect, Amélie invariably answers, “a painter’s studio and a dance studio.” Indeed she was introduced to these two disciplines from an early age. Painting taught her to pay close attention to light and color, while dance enabled her from very early on to experiment with the relationship between the body and space-time.
After spending a year in a college-prep scientific course, she was accepted into the architecture program of the Institute of Applied Sciences in Strasbourg. From then on, her career bears witness to a constant interest in research, habitat and urban issues. In 2008 she presented her architectural graduation dissertation project on the renewal of a working-class neighborhood in Brest, which she developed in collaboration with a local association of artists.
She worked for several town-planning agencies and placed in charge of widely varying projects such as neighborhood creation in the major cities, regulatory studies for rural and urban towns and urban renovation projects. She then joined the Sophie Delhay architecture agency where she coordinated teams and the follow-up of experimental collective housing projects.
She settled in Nantes in 2016 where she divides her time between exploring the coastal and island regions of the world (Asia Tour, Learning from Hawai’i) and following up her first projects for individual housing and interior design.

Supported by Institut Français and Ville de Nantes.

Sofian Jouini (Nantes)
Born in Nantes, Sofian spent the first seven years of his life in Tunis, then moved to France. In 1999 he follow in the footsteps of his elder brother and joined a hip-hop dance school. With other enthusiasts, he formed the KLP company. The first performances were written collectively.
In 2008 he wrote Insolents Solistes with Brice Bernier. In 2011 he wrote Tour of Duty, a plunge into the heart of the history of New York and hip-hop. The piece was first performed in Nantes, followed by a run at Paris’ Théâtre des Abbesses and eventually in the United States. On the strength of this momentum, the following season he produced a dance concert featuring the KLP dancers and the BackPack Jax musicians and rappers, performed in the United States.
After a few more years with the group, Sofian continues to experiment on his own. He is especially fascinated by the relationship with constructed space and the bonds he can create between body and mind. In 2015 he worked with the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Nantes to develop a fairground set-up for the performing arts.
In 2016 he began the Natures project, inspired as a reaction to the growing alienation of individuals’ mobility in their everyday lives, sedentary lifestyles and the extreme rationalization of ways of life. He uses this project to explore the capabilities of contemporary human bodies – his own, of course, but also those of the public and the dancers he meets in workshops.

Supported by Institut Français and Ville de Nantes.

Mirel Torun (Sydney / Izmir)

Mirel Torun is an artist living and working in Izmir, Turkey. Born in Sydney, Australia and graduated from Department of Performing Arts. Worked as editor and editor in chief in the editorial department of several plastic and visual arts magazines. Worked as visual consultant at Theater Madrasah. Did visual studies for 3 months on body, voice and effects of space-use on movement. Works on body and movement for a decade. Gave lectures on improvisation techniques. Was the art director for a solo stage performance composed of a collection of Charles Baudelaire’s poems in Izmir French Cultural Centre . Exhibitions and Residencies “7”, İzmir State Kültürpark Art and Sculpture Museum, 2014 “Small Worlds”, Installation of “2kg flour bag” curated by Stefan Bohnenberger, K2 Contemporary Art Center, İzmir, 2015. Non-invasive species, group exhibition, in Guadeloupe, Mogadishou and Minneapolis, 2016 Body, Object and Space, The Boiler Film Club, New York, 2016 Beetime Artist Residency Scholarship and Exhibition, Santa Lucia, Vejer de la Frontera, October, 2016 Art Quarter Budapest Artist Residency, April 2017. Participating Art Budapest Week Open Studio. Arteles Art Residency in Finland Scholarship, July 2017. Participating Open Studio. ALSO Poetic story called Milk Shake aired on Ege FM.


Open Studios September 2018

Next Friday, September 21, at 9pm., we open to the public to share the process of the artists in residence of AADK: Mirel Torun (Sydney/Izmir), Mariana Carvalho (São Paulo) and Aurora Rodríguez (Alicante), along with the interventions of some of the artists on the platform.

You can also participate in an open session of sound improvisation with Selu Herraiz, Josman P#, Úrsula Bravo, Pia Achternkamp, Mariana Carvalho and whoever wants to join to play.

Abraham Hurtado has prepared a photographic set to make portraits that can become part of one of the works in which he is currently immersed. In addition, Daniel Hernandez will show the video “Master Fail Piece 1” with sound landscape live Josman P#.

Mirel Torun (Sydney/Izmir)
Mirel Torun is an artist living and working in Izmir, Turkey. Born in Sydney, Australia and graduated from Department of Performing Arts. Worked as editor and editor in chief in the editorial department of several plastic and visual arts magazines. Worked as visual consultant at Theater Madrasah. Did visual studies for 3 months on body, voice and effects of space-use on movement. Works on body and movement for a decade. Gave lectures on improvisation techniques. Was the art director for a solo stage performance composed of a collection of Charles Baudelaire’s poems in Izmir French Cultural Centre . Exhibitions and Residencies “7”, İzmir State Kültürpark Art and Sculpture Museum, 2014 “Small Worlds”, Installation of “2kg flour bag” curated by Stefan Bohnenberger, K2 Contemparary Art Center, İzmir, 2015. Non-invasive species, group exhibition, in Guadeloupe, Mogadishou and Minneapolis, 2016 Body, Object and Space, The Boiler Film Club, New York, 2016 Beetime Artist Residency Scholarship and Exhibition, Santa Lucia, Vejer de la Frontera , October, 2016 Art Quarter Budapest Artist Residency, April 2017. Participating Art Budapest Week Open Studio. Arteles Art Residency in Finland Scholarship, July 2017. Participating Open Studio. ALSO Poetic story called Milk Shake aired on Ege FM.

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 colective 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 Brasil.


Madrid Gallery Weekend
In this cultural event organized by Arte Madrid, Blanca Soto Gallery presents the new work of Sergio Sotomayor “Spyhole”.
The exhibition is curated by Elena Azzedin (AADK), and for the opening, the artist Selu Herraiz (AADK) will create a soundscape inspired by the latest work of Sotomayor. Exhibition period from September 13th to October 31st.

 

“História Nº5” Pedro Lobo (Bloque Emergente)
Bloque Emergente is an annual fashion event consolidated as a platform in 2017 integrated by some of the emergent brands of Murcia Region: Pedro Lobo, Constanza Mas, Las Culpass, Anonimatto y Corbalán Studio.
Abraham Hurtado has been invited by Pedro Lobo for the presentation of his new collection “Historia Nº 5”. Hurtado creates a performance inspired in the universe generated by this fashion designer..
The presentation will be held on Saturday the 22nd of September, at Centro Párraga.
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Pedro Lobo

 

Primitive Dinners
AADK launches a series of gastronomic events with the intention of exploring the identity of the territory through the cuisine of the Ricote Valley. For this, in September, we will count on the wise hands of the Blanqueña sisters Piedad and Matilde (Las Primitivas) who will design the “Primitive menu” with typical recipes transformed and merged for the occasion.
“Primitive dinners” are born in the heart of the Peña Negra district offered at Casa Jazmín and El Patio next to the Centro Negra.

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Casa Jazmín / The Patio
Calle del Castillo, 39-42
14th September / 21st September at 10.00 p.m.


Copper Lands

Elena Azzedin and Selu Herraiz (AADK Spain) in collaboration with Lina Sofia Lundin, explore and intervene in rural and peripheral artistic spaces of Sweden.

-August 16th. Art Lab Gnesta. Conversation with Carolina Malmstrom about Art in the peripheries.
-20 August. Exploration and sound experimentation at the Stora Hyttnäs Museum (Sundborn).
-23 August, on the occasion of “The Gathering – Rehearsal” Falun. Concert “All will be frozen” Selu Herraiz. Intervention “Wool-F” Elena Azzedin. “Teñido natural, cuerpo y sonido”, Lina Sofia Lundin
With the support of Konstfrämjandet

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Open Studios July 2018

Next July 28th, at 9pm, we will carry out our monthly Open Studios’ night. We invite you to join us at Centro Negra to experience the artworks of Chad Erpelding (Iowa / Idaho), Andrea Peña (Bogotá / Montreal), Carol Rashawnna (Washington), María Velasco (Madrid / Kansas), Bianca Lee (Florida), Clara J: son Borg (Jönköping / Rotterdam), are the artists in residence of the month of July.

These artists work in various disciplines such as painting, printmaking, performance or land art, with a strong interest on the political and environmental contemporary issues.

 

Chad Erpelding (Iowa / Idaho)
Chad Erpelding is a painter/printmaker/digital media artist whose work utilizes data visualization and systems-based strategies to explore global institutions. Through extensive research of corporations, political systems, governmental organizations, stock markets, etc., he looks to discover various representations of global networks and activities. His work challenges viewers to consider their relationships with these institutions while reevaluating their understanding of place in a global community.

Recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions at the Modern Art Museum, Yerevan, Armenia; Pinebox Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland; Nagoya Zokei University, Nagoya, Japan; and Alberta Printmakers Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
He’s been included in group shows in the Philippines, Argentina, France, Italy, South Korea, Russia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Canada, and Mexico as well as throughout the US. He’s been awarded artist residencies in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Marnay-sur-Seine, France; and Yerevan, Armenia.
Erpelding received an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is currently a Professor of Drawing and Painting and the Graduate Program Director at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, US.

Andrea Peña (Bogotá / Montreal)
Andrea Peña is a Colombian, Montreal based, multidisciplinary artist within the fields of choreography and design. Her works are focused on the creation of critical, alternative, performative and spatial
universes that question the individual within society, to bring about a consciousness of self within the public and audience. Artistic Director of Andrea Peña & Artists, founded in 2014, the dance company is
recognized nationally and internationally, touring locally and abroad.
Peña’s work has been commissioned by Montreal’s prestigious Musee des Beaux Arts, Canadian Center for Architecture, Laval Symphony Orchestra, the 375e Anniversary of Montreal, amongst others.
Commercially, Andrea has worked for top Montreal fashion brand RUDSAK as Creative Director, spearheading the company’s full visual direction and creative content channels. Peña is currently undergoing a masters at Concordia University starting September 2017, awarded the Dora and Avi Morrow Fellowship for Excellent Achievement in Visual Arts. Academically Peña has worked with Concordia Chair of Design Department, PK Langshaw for an extensive exhibition presented at the FOFA Gallery in 2016 and has been the recipient of two Concordia Undergraduate Student Research Awards. Peña is a TA within the Masters Engineering Department, for courses focused on Critical Design and Innovation. Her artistic creations have been supported by artistic residencies from Topological Media Lab Concordia, Hexagram Concordia, Circuit- Est Centre Choreographic Residency, Ionion Arts Center Greece, FIDCDMX in Mexico.

With the support of LOJIQ, Concordia University and Canada Council for the Arts. “We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.”

Carol Rashawnna (Washington)
Currently, in America, politics ARE the stage of ‘real tv drama’s’, in which she finds herself confused by the current state of our cultural environment.
Concerned about her country being more focused on capitalism than concerned about climate change. Every day, she feels like waking out of a dream and go to bed to a global nightmare. As an African American, the state of what’s occurring there, ie. the displacement of the ‘African American’, through a silent erasure and elimination (contemporary genocide) via legislation, doctrine of abortion, the prison industrial complex, killings by police, gentrification and food deserts, she feels an urgency to leave the country to gain a clearer perspective of her role as
an artist. While migro-agressions in her country are getting worse, she is interested in the common good.

As an artist who deeply cares about the environment, she would like to utilize her time in Spain to slow down, explore her relationship to the land and learn about the river Segura that runs through Blanca. She is willing to do a project focused on climate change, the people and culture in that area.
Her medium are painting/mono-prints and installations, also interested eco-and land art, or art that is regenerative she would love to develop eco-art with mono-print installation.

María Velasco (Madrid / Kansas)
María Velasco is a Spanish-born artist who has been living and working in the US since 1991.
She has shown her work nationally and internationally in prestigious contemporary art venues such all around USA like in Minneapolis, Santa Barbara, Chicago, Kansas City, Saint Joseph, or NY.
Internationally, she has exhibited in Madrid, Paraguay Darmstadt, Mexico, Argentina and Morocco.
Her work appears in prestigious publications. She was Artist-in-Residence at Sculpture Space (2007) and International Artist-in-Residence at ProyectoAce, in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2012). In 2016, she was Artist-in-Residence at Green Olive Arts, in Tetouan, Morocco.
Velasco received her Bachelor’s Degree in Painting from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid (1989), and her Master of Fine Arts in New Genre from the University of California at Santa Barbara (1993). She is an Associate Professor of Visual Art at the University of Kansas, and teaches courses in Installation Art, Drawing, Participatory Art, and Professional Practices for artists.

Bianca Lee (Florida)
Her works consists of ephemeral interventions in nature in a way that is emphatically corporeal described as earth-body art. A sculptural practice involving private performances striving for a communion between body, nature and art. Her human-scale works explores the links between humanness and the natural world but rarely use her body as a literal representation of herself. She deals with body art, photography, video and performance. Composing interventions visually and sculpturally while seeking to know through direct experience the essential, sacred nature of the cosmos.

Clara J:son Borg (Jönköping / Rotterdam)
Clara J:son Borg is a Swedish artist based in Rotterdam (NL). Her artistic research is directed towards ontologies surrounding the human body, its possible performance strategies, political subjects and post-dance theories. Though movements experimentation, spoken word, video and text she sets up situations in which cognitive, emotional and kinetic processes are able to enact and fit loosely to one another. An act and a looseness, which she understands as an invitation to observe elements of interpersonal relationships, social choreographies and knowledge hierarchies.
Clara holds a BA from HDK Steneby, Gothenburg University (SE, 2012) and an MA from The Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (NL,2016). She has been a resident the XXI CSAV-Artist Laboratory
Materials for performance, led by Yvonne Rainer, Fondoazione Ratti, Como
(IT), Body as Site, Banff Centre, Banff (CAN) and Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen (NO). Her work has recently been showed at Yellow Brick, Athens (GR), 13festivalen, Gothenburg (SE) ONONO, Rotterdam (NL), Österängens Konsthall, Jönköping (SE), Now&After international video festival, Moscow (RUS), de Appel, Amsterdam (NL), and Oktoberdans2016, Bergen (NO).

Clara is granted by CBK Rotterdam and by Mondriaan Fund in the Netherlands.


Collective body, collective voice.

From 2nd to 8th of July 2018 the Transloca group will develop a collaborative work based on the proposals of some of its members, being this time: Andrea Moeller (Leeuwarden), James Washington Simbouras (Athens), Kris Limbach (Berlin), Sebastian Lingserius (Stockholm), Dagmara Szastak-zieba and Tamara Kamińska (Katowice), Selu Herraiz and Elena Azzedin (Blanca). They will create a series of performative, visual and sound art interventions together with local artists and local communities from the peripheral neighborhoods of Katowice.


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