· MURCIA · CENTRO PÁRRAGA · MARCH 30th · 9pm

Centro Párraga invites AADK Spain to share the research of its artists with scenic pieces in process.
This is to enhance mutual learning between public and artists, making visible issues that go beyond the finished work – the scenic piece as a product – to instead share the vertices and tangents, and the trial / error of the creation processes.
On this occasion we present the proposals of Soeine Bac and Falsos Profetas (False Prophets)

Soeine Bac (Canada), Carlos Suarez (Galicia)

Soeine Bac presents an interpretation of Blanca’s soundscape.
It takes space as an expansion of its organs and uses it as an instrument that displays sound and movement with the body.

Soeine Bac (Seoul / Vancouver)
Soeine Bac studied Photography and Interactive art in Canada, and Visual Cultures in London, UK. She mainly focuses on the issue of intention in art; improvisation then became her method for merging visual art and movement, and she started incorporating site-specific installation and performance.

She organized dance jams in Seoul, Korea from 2014 to 2016. In 2015 and 2016, she performed at the Seoul International Improvisation Dance Festival. She has also done artist residencies in 2015 and 2016, pursuing ‘Nature Art’. In 2017 she was invited to conduct movement workshops for the annual Stazione di Topolò festival in Italy, and to perform on the theme of nature and humans for the Vines Art Festival in Vancouver, Canada. In 2016, she studied Zen Buddhist yoga for meditation in Korea to better understand the mind in the act of improvisation. Since then, she has become interested in the spiritual aspect of art and how it is revealed in life.

She is currently focusing on the relationships between the body and mapping. She is interested in identifying the sense of self in relation to how we perceive cultural and geographical aspects of our surroundings, organizing them in order to navigate through them.

Carlos Suárez
Galician-Venezuelan sound artist and educator, 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.

Falsos Profetas (Blanca)

Falsos Profetas is the new project of Abraham Hurtado, with the collaboration of the sound artist Selu Herraiz.
A risky and moving bet: Poetry taken to the universe of sound experimentation, in which each poem is approached with a different register, wrapped in sounds of synthesizers, electric guitar, voice games, breathing, and video projections.

A work in progress whose heartrending poems and a language of our time, both in its content and its structure, reveal the ability to travel between disciplines with great skill. A search for the spirituality of the territory using the voice as an exploratory tool.

 

Abraham Hurtado (Murcia, Spain)
Founder and Artistic Director AADK Spain.

Artist and independent curator.
As an artist, he explores the notions of body in crisis, space and presence.
His work has been exhibited in numerous spaces, among which stand out: the Biennial of the Image of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Fundaçao Vieira da Silva and Cultural Center of Belém, Lisbon, Portugal; Modern Museet of Stockholm, Vooruit Gent, Ericsson Hallen, among others. As curator, “Dissected” stands out in Mica Moca Project Berlin, three editions of the “Unexpected” Berlin Festival (2010/12), Fenomens Festival (2015/17) in Barcelona, IBAFF Film Festival 2016, experimental section, International Festival of Contemporary Dance 2018 Celebrations of Lisbon. Since 2005 he collaborates with the artist Meg Stuart as a performer, assistant director and curatorial consultant in several artistic projects of the company Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods.

Selu Herraiz (Murcia, España)
Director of AADK Sonora, School of experimentation

Artist, urban activist and educator
As an artist, he analyses the relationships between space and time, memory and identity. He merges the creative act into daily life to activate a social transformation and to stimulate a critical thinking.
He combines his artistic practice with the design of learning experiences.

· STOCKHOLM · AFFECTION OF PRACTICES · FROM 8th TO 18th APRIL

Artists Björn Säfsten and Abraham Hurtado, establish a two-week meeting to share their methodologies and practices from a choreographic perspective in an investigation about movement. Finding “another body” is the focus of research of the choreographer Björn Säfsten being Abraham Hurtado’s obsession “the new body”. In this exchange they will try to find the differences and similarities of their practices, whose starting points are similar while their aesthetics are very different universes.

Björn Säfsten (Stockholm)

In the work and practice of choreographer Björn Säfsten the body and the mind and its connected actions are scrutinized, dissected and exposed. The focus is on creating ‘another body’, another notion of human physicality, bringing images to life that visually problematize our notion of the human nature. The physical practice expose images that occur from a certain physical action, in a chance method. The work thus takes visual turns and bends, often moulding itself whilst being performed, establishing itself a-new each time for each audience encounter.
We aim to expose physical dilemmas, deliberately creating situations where the thoughts of the performer are exposed, opened up to the viewer. The work fools around with the notion of language – striving to confuse and divert the viewer from the regularity of bodily reading. The body is seen as a multiplex of wills, desires och directions, moving away from a notion of a bodily and mental entity. Changing the notion of the body and and the embodiment of the object and the relation between the two entities are central in research and presentation.

Abraham Hurtado
Abraham Hurtado’s works are focus on the idea of the body as the container of emotions, both personal and social; they seek to expose the desolation and collateral damages that the body keeps in itself after going through traumatic events or intense life experiences.
Body has its own language and can, though the image that its presence creates, talk to us about emotions such as frustration, brutality, collapse, euphoria, anger, emptiness, desire, etc.
Abraham explores the role of fiction In the current times when cynicism and disillusion are constantly shadowing. His work penetrates in the relation between the artist and its context, making its way to new models and statements in the contemporary art practice.
During the last ten years, Hurtado has been developing the concept of a “body in crisis” and its re-flections on the relationship with the territory and space.
Abraham has developed his practice in different media such as performance, installation, audiovisual installation, photography, editorial, apps and sonoric art.


Open Studios March 2019

On March the 23rd, 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 Sarah Rose Guitian (Madrid / Rotterdam) and Florian Braakman (Velp / Rotterdam), Ping Zheng (Zhejiang Province / New York), Soeine Bac (Seoul / Vancouver) and Joong Yong Kim (Seoul / Berlin) and Mijin Hyun (Seoul / Berlin), the artists in residence of the month of March.

 

Sarah Rose Guitian (Madrid / Rotterdam)
Sarah’s  work originates from scenes of everyday life, where everyone unconsciously interacts with each other. Within it she captures the ‘marginal’ aspects of our society. For example: how people present themselves in the public space and the traces they leave behind. In this she finds fragility and symbolism of how human behavior is influenced by time and routine.

She was born in 1993 in Madrid (Spain), as a child of a Spanish father and a Dutch mother. In 2012 she moved to Rotterdam for her study at the WDKA, where she graduated in 2016 with her project ‘ Looking Without Seeing’ , a video and sound installation in which she explored her relationship with contemporary imagery.

Her two different cultural backgrounds have always fascinated her and fueled her work. Since her departure to the Netherlands she has given extra attention to recording her daily life both in the Netherlands and in Spain. She intuitively looks for cultural differences and similarities of these two countries. She currently lives and works in Rotterdam.

Travel costs supported by CBK in Rotterdam

 

 

Florian Braakman (Velp / Rotterdam)
Florian Braakman is an autonomous documentary photographer whose work consists of a series of photographic images. Through a personal relationship with his subject, focusing especially on the concept of ‘neighbourhood’, he is interested in addressing broader universal, social, and cultural themes. In Dutch the term ‘buurman’ (neighbour) is a slang used as a way of greeting people around you.

He uses photography as a way to make contact with people, to question the world, and to gain a grip on our fast-paced everyday ‘reality’. His photographs are mainly used in grouped series, letting separate images be in contact and conversation with one another in the form of publications and installations.

In 2013, he graduated  from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague with the project She Comes in Colors, which later took form as a book. Currently, he am working on the long-term project Delfshaven’s Finest, in the socially and culturally diverse neighbourhood in Rotterdam where he has lived since 2013. From this project emerged the work In Between Homes, in which he travels with his neighbours to their country of origin.

He grew up in a town called Velp, near Arnhem in the east of The Netherlands, and then at the age of twenty moved to The Hague for his studies in photography at the Royal Academy of Arts. During that time also he did an internship in Berlin, Germany for 6 months. After his graduation he moved to Rotterdam where he has been living since.

Residency at AADK funded by the Mondriaan Fund.

 

 

Ping Zheng (Zhejiang Province / New York)
Born in Zhejiang Provence, China, Ping grew up in a traditional patriarchal family under the restriction of the government’s one-child policy. She describes nature as her refuge in her childhood as she lived in many different geographic regions, surrounded by starkly contrasting natural environments. As an artist, her inspiration is grounded in natural landscapes, where she feels free and peaceful as a human in the outdoors, away from family pressures.

She now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Studying abroad in London and the United States triggered an awareness of gender equality as the very heart of the human rights issues that shape her world. She became aware of the many contributions of women in the West and began to express feminism in her artistic practice.

She is interested in the Subconscious Mind,with a particular focus on spatiality, approaching art as a means of personal development. Her artwork, straddling the line between figurative and abstract, functions as metaphor for the energy and limitless possibilities erupting from artistic freedom and her passionate belief in equality. It is as wide as the desire to expand her horizons.Through it’s awe-inspiring effect nature has always evoked her childhood memories of natural landscapes and given her a renewed sense of self-discovery.

 

 

Soeine Bac (Seoul / Vancouver)
Soeine Bac studied Photography and Interactive art in Canada, and Visual Cultures in London, UK. She mainly focuses on the issue of intention in art; improvisation then became her method for merging visual art and movement, and she started incorporating site-specific installation and performance.

She organized dance jams in Seoul, Korea from 2014 to 2016. In 2015 and 2016, she performed at the Seoul International Improvisation Dance Festival. She has also done artist residencies in 2015 and 2016, pursuing ‘Nature Art’. In 2017 she was invited to conduct movement workshops for the annual Stazione di Topolò festival in Italy, and to perform on the theme of nature and humans for the Vines Art Festival in Vancouver, Canada. In 2016, she studied Zen Buddhist yoga for meditation in Korea to better understand the mind in the act of improvisation. Since then, she has become interested in the spiritual aspect of art and how it is revealed in life.

She is currently focusing on the relationships between the body and mapping. She is interested in identifying the sense of self in relation to how we perceive cultural and geographical aspects of our surroundings, organizing them in order to navigate through them.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

 

 

Joong Yong Kim (Seoul / Berlin)
Joong Yong Kim comes originally from South Korea, where he began a traditional art education in sculpture. Frustrated with the constraints of a technically based education, he wanted to think further about the art itself, so he left his Masters course and moved to Berlin looking to experience more artworks by a variety of people and a different art scene.

Since then, his approach to art continues to evolve. In the past he was interested in artistic expression and technical accomplishment, but now he is interested in the the process of how art is made and what makes art, trying  to maintain an observing and objective attitude and perspective. He investigates and pushes playfully at the boundaries of the context, institutions, scenes and social conventions in which art is made, distributed and consumed.

Mijin Hyun (Seoul / Berlin)
Mijin Hyun is interested in the situations around art, where the public comes into a space and interacts with a work. For this she uses various media such as sound, video or performance. She hopes to investigate the relationship between commodity and artwork, especially focussing on household items or interiors, such as doors, floors, furniture etc. She also connects the context of everyday objects and their use to the context of a museum or gallery. She also explores the architectural element, since spatiality  plays an important role in the perception of the audience.


Martial arts for artists. Contemporary art vs. martial arts

Martial arts for artists
Contemporary art vs. martial arts
a workshop by Kris Limbach

Social movements, art movements and martial arts are connected in manifold ways: From the pure need of self defence for members of any kind of underground or avant garde movement to the artists that are also true masters of martial arts like Yves Klein there is a variety of connections and dynamics between these two forces.

Little is known and investigated about this connection: Art academies are often not interested in the martial arts side (as well as in the political stance ) of an artist. At the same time practitioners of martial arts and their organisations usually just care about their specific practice.

Members of the surrealists, situationists, feminists were often practicing martial arts. Musicians are drawn to martial arts as well as film actors feel the need to practice to improve their “ screen presence”. This workshop will give an brief overview and will include practicing classes with an introduction into some basic self defense techniques and some martial art styles, specifically traditional Karate and Modern Arnis.

Where: At Centro Negra, Blanca, Murcia. Calle del Castillo, 30

Structure:
Saturday 16th March: 10.00h-14.00h // 17.00h-20.00h
Sunday 17th March: 10.00h-14.00h // 16.00h-19.00h

The workshop is process oriented and will meet the skill levels of every participants.

The workshop is divided into hours of practice and hours of theory.

No need to have previous knowledge in martial arts.

Max of participants: approx 10 // Level: beginner, all levels

What to bring:
Comfy clothes (e.g. t-shirt, jogging pants, sport shoes) Optional: bring tools for your specific art practice (instruments, brushes, etc.. )

About the teacher:
Kris Limbach is a film maker and audiovisual artist. He ́s a long time practitioner of traditional Karate-Do and the philipine stick-fighting martial arts Modern Arnis and he is cross-trains boxing and self defence for 15 years. Cross referencing and conceptualizing different aspects of martial arts is one of the hidden variables of his artwork.

https://krislimbach.com

 

 

Price: 30.00€

Accommodation: 20.00€ per night in the artist house, 5 minutes walk from the Centro Negra

Subscriptions: lab@aadk.es


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#


Open Studios February ’19

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.

 

Nkembo Moswala (Kinshasa)

Nkembo Moswala was born in 1989 in Kinshasa, DR Congo, where he today lives and works (Born in Kinshasa, he was raised in the municipality of Barumbu in 3 different neighborhoods renowned for being eventful, for gangsters who impose their laws and for the omnipresence of pubs along the roads where people feast until morning. For 2 years he is living and working in another municipality and district of Kinshasa, inhabiting it yet almost disconnected from the reality of the city that he frequents almost every day). Nkembo he earned a Bachelor Degree in Visual Arts in Académie des Beaux-Arts in Kinshasa, in 2011. Nkembo’s work was presented at the Yango Biennale in 2014 in Kinshasa. A beneficiary of the coaching of N’Goné Fall in September 2016, his project proposal was one of the best entries in an issue of a workshop organized by the Goethe institute.

His work is currently articulated around the notion of renaissance and renewal. Throughout his artistic journey, and in his creations, he has stressed the harmful nature of the global society we are living in. Our unbridled economy and consumption drive have caused lots of damage and suffering. Nkembo’s work on tarp, through the act of incision and branding, or Nzoloko , denotes the wounds that we, as citizens of this world, are enduring. Chaos cannot be an end. Looking at his direct environment, he sees signs and traces of cultural consumption. He sees waste, artefacts, despair, and hope. Art allows him to explore the transformative potential of today’s cultural consumption. From an initial will to denounce, he moves to visual and contemporary reinterpretations, exploring new mediums and compositions.

 

Ash Witham (Los Angeles/Berlin)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, Juan Miranda, 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


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