· 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.

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