Cartographies: Creation and practices around the body Tenerife 2018

This month we will present a new Cartographie. Invited by the Teatro Leal.lav in La Laguna, Tenerife, we will carry out two creation laboratories and two performances:


Transformation by Repetition (Björn Säfsten)

Within this workshop we will experiment with a praxis Säfsten built and used for various works since 2016.The practice is built on a tactile scanning of movement, sound and breath, where the tactile analysis and consciousness drives the transformation of the material at hand. To direct one’s consciousness is to transform what one looks at. Inserting awareness makes things change and choreographing the mind shows what is at stake. The method can both be used to de-create our movement heritage as well as produce choreographic material. It is a physical experiment of becoming through repetition where the dancer needs to juxta-point their wish to produce and control in contrast to realizing the subconscious transformation that is always moving within the body.

The body in crisis (Abraham Hurtado)

Abraham Hurtado’s laboratories are focused on the idea of the body as a container of emotions arising from personal and social occurrences; to reflect the desolation or collateral damage that lives in the body after re-connect with these situations.
Hurtado explores the role of fiction in the era of cynicism and disillusionment, as well as the relationship between the artist and his environment to give rise to new models and the construction of discourses. For ten years he has been working on the concept of “body in crisis” and its overflows in relation to Space and Territory.
The body has its own language and it cans, from the image that generates its presence, talk about the emotions that inhabit us-frustration, brutality, explosion, euphoria, anger, emptiness, desire.-




A.C.A.B. (All Cats Are Beautiful) Spin Off Danza
“The imposed silence, the silence as a void to accommodate all what is muted, the silence as the only possible answer in a society with an increasingly sophisticated repression” – Elena Azzedín.

The economic crisis has caused the dehumanization of society as a side effect. Capitalism takes advantage of this and because it sees in criticism and opinion a problem, it generates an individualistic philosophy and places us in a constant competition. There is a crisis of humanity and an imprint of fear. A vicious circle of imposition and manipulation, a permissiveness that reaches unsuspected limits.

·Idea and concept: Alberto Alonso, Daniel Hernández y Abraham Hurtado.
·Direction: Abraham Hurtado
·Movers and Makers: Alberto Alonso and Daniel Hernández
·Curatorial text: Elena Azzedín
·Sound: Selu Herraiz
·Production and Coordination: Spin Off Danza
·Co-production: AADK Spain
·Photographies: Eva Viera

Residencies: Research in AADK Spain at Centro Negra -Blanca, Murcia- and in Centro de Danza Canal -Madrid- (2017)


Prologue (Björn Säfsten)
The work is a re-creation of a piece for two performers from 2012, moulded into a work for a single performer.

An open space offers a view of an individual, eyes covered, a woman looking out into nothing. She is tracing a world of signifiers, searching for a language to hold onto. She arms herself, and leads herself to becoming something new through transforming inputs and cliches that otherwise would have led her to another identity. It is all a game, a game of perception, a game of agency and of who is in charge. She is being recreated becoming a new, together with the audience, the spectator. She unfolds the possibilities of what the situation itself wants her to become.

In Prologue Björn Säfsten and Sophie Augot explores the violence of language. The body and the mind and its connected actions are here laid bare. The focus is on creating identified representations and then engaging them in a role-play, juggling both their construction and their possible meaning. It’s a game with both the syntax and the semantics of the body and it´s gestures, to bring images to life that visually problematize our notion of interpretation.

·Idea and concept: Björn Säfsten, Anja Arnquist and Sophie Augot
·Performer: Sophie Augot
·Light and Scenography: SUTODA
·Costume: Sophie Augot
·Sound editing: Jon Skoog
·Music: Four Tops, George Michael, Four tet and Chairlift
·Production: Säfsten Produktion and Nordberg movements

Prologue is a co-production between Säfsten Produktion and Nordberg Movements.
Created in support by The Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm and The Swedish Research Council.

Free Improvisation with Josep Lluís Galiana

The big game of sonic roaming

Workshop guided Josep Lluís Galiana (

Target group: specially for professional and amateur musicians, but also for any other people interested in sonic knowledge.

Essential to provide instrument, be it musical, body, texts, sound objects…

Dates: April 14th-15th 2018
Duration: 10 h (8 practical + 2 hours performing)
Schedule: Saturday: 10am to 2pm / 4pm to 6pm; Sunday: 10am to 2pm

Workshop fee: 20 €
Place: Centro Negra and streets of Blanca.
Subscriptions at:
Deadline: April 12th
Participants: maximum 30 people.

Optional Accommodation: Las Navelas, rural houses.
(-20€ per person/night-

Organized by: AADK Spain
founded by : Fundación Daniel y Nina Carasso.
Coordinated by: Selu Herraiz
Collaborates: Intonarumori, Asociación Murciana de Música Experimental.

More info and inscirptions:

Open Studios March 2018

Slow Party

This month, two of the artists in residence of AADK Spain work in collaboration,  to create an atmosphere which recontextualizes elements of the surroundings generating a multisensorial experience that have named “slow party”.


The following March 24th, at 8:30 pm, AADK Spain opens the Centro Negra’s doors to share to all of you the processes of the Artists in Residence of this month:

· Mischa Doorenweerd -Tilburg, Netherlands-

· Lisa Parr -London, England- and Isaac Wilcox -Glasgow, Scotland- supported by “The Cross Trust”.

· Hanna Brandén (aka Name The Pet) –Stockholm, Sweden- supported by “Konstnärsnämnden”.

LIVE -AADK Radio- Espacio de Exhibición sonora

AADK Radio is a space mainly dedicated to sound art, open to all formats and relations. A space of intersections and juxtapositions, hybrid and synesthetic.

Today, Tuesday 27th of February 2018, we are launching the third set of radio.

(If you can’t listen it from here, we invite you to go to our youtube channel AADK Spain)


AADK Radio – Espacio de exhibición sonora –

AADK Radio is a space mainly dedicated to sound art, open to all formats and relations. A space of intersections and juxtapositions, hybrid and synesthetic.

AADK Spain is an international artistic platform, set in the rural town of Blanca, Spain, which creates space for research and contemporary art creation.

The 27th of February 2018, we are launching the third set of radio programmes. Broadcasted by Elena Azzedin, artist and curator, who is the current director of AADK Spain Residency Programme, and Pia Achternkamp (aka l o h) in her personal music project, she is also cofounder of the the group future witchcraft and a member of female:pressure.

At the technical direction, the visual artists and musician Josman P#.

The programs we have prepared are Open Studio, followed by Sonidos Visibles, and ending with Prácticas Contemporáneas.


·Estudios Abiertos

We will present the work of the artists in residency of the month of February:
Lisa Parr e Isaac Wilcox (England and Scotland)
Valeria P. Gopar (Argentina)
Mischa Doorenweerd (Netherlands)
Carlos Suárez (Venezuela/Spain)


·Sonidos visibles

We will have four invited sound projects.

Lake-radio. A place for experimental music and eclectic sounds. (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Sesiones Halo. Improvisación Libre Vigo.

Radio Coco. Natalia Ramirez Puschel, a project developed between Chile and Madrid.

Sonora: school of sound experimentation. Blanca, Murcia.


·Prácticas contemporáneas:

We will present the Cumplicidades Dance Festival from Lisbon and the selected international artists:
Gizem Aksu – Israel
Mirto Charalampous – Greece
Matías Daporta – Spain
Shira Eviatar – Israel
Oriana Haddad – Italy/Egypt
And the sound artist: Selu Herraiz – Spain

Broadcasted by Klara Menzel and Elena Azzedin.

·Experimental Sound Concert:
Sonic Bodies: Pía Achternkamp (aka l o h) and Selu Herraiz (aka Lilith)

Internacional Project of Cumplicidades Festival

AADK Spain host in the residency program at Centro Negra the creation of the International Project of Cumplicidades Festival 2018. This proposal is based on the idea of generating a greater dialogue among the artists of the Mediterranean area, of creating a space where to confront their authors and individual universes giving place a collaborative process between artists who meet for the first time. The selected artists are:

Gizem Aksu (Turkey)

Myrto Charalampous (Greece)

Matías Daporta (Spain)

Oriana Haddad (Egypt/Italy)

Shira Eviatar (Israel)

During this stay in Blanca they will create, together with the team of AADK Spain, a piece called “Território dos corpos”. They will premiere in 7 different spaces 7 consecutive days in Lisbon.

Have a look to the festival program here.


Open Studios January 2018

The following January 27th, at 8 pm, AADK Spain opens the Centro Negra’s doors to share to all of you the processes of the Artists in Residence of this month.

· Lisa Parr -London, England- and Isaac Wilcox -Glasgow, Scotland- supported by “The Cross Trust”.

· Christopher Matthews -London, UK / Madrid, Spain-.

· Lina Sofia Lundin-Falun, Sweden- supported by “The Swedish Arts Grants Commitee’s International Program”.

· Gabrielle Zimmermann -Stuttgart, Germany-.