Acid Lab Camp
Laboratory – Residency

Abraham Hurtado / AADK Spain
22-29 July 2017 / Centro Negra

Abraham Hurtado’s Labs 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 its self 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 reflections 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.

Acid Lab Camp is a place for multidisciplinary experimentation and creation, an experience of nine days in which the participants will be conducted and guided through Abraham’s methodology and will work with trigger topics proposing ideas to develop in different media.

The artist will, for the first time, open this process to the contribution of external people, leading a practice methodology that will help to work intensively with the participants. The process of experimentation and emotional states will be strong and dynamic.

As main goals the Lab proposes:
·Dissect the spectator vision and create possible narratives according to the individual points of view that each of the participants delivers in their action.
·Deconstruct and built new esthetics and statements that responds to the topic “body in crisis”

Addressed to:
·Artist and people interested in collective creation based on the topic of “body in crisis” as well as those eager to seek for a new methodology in their practice.
·The Lab is based on the experience and it builds a temporal artistic community.
·There is no need for previous knowledge, but to remain open to experimentation and learning in collective processes.
·The Lab has a cross-disciplinary interest, therefore, it will gladly welcome architects, sociologist designers, and other adjacent fields.

Dates: from 22 up to 29 of July, 2017
/arrival 21 of July, closure 30 of July 2017/
Estimated working time: from 10h to 13h, and from 18h to 21h.
Estimated members: 15
Working area: Centro Negra. Calle del Castillo, nº30, 30540, Blanca, Murcia, España.

Payment:
·Reduced fee: 275€ including accommodation and meals (lunch-dinner) prepared by the team. Breakfast not included
Required 50% payment before JUNE 10, 2017

·Not-reduced fee: 350€ including accommodation and meals (lunch-dinner) prepared by the team. Breakfast not included
Required 50% payment before JULY 10, 2017.

Accommodation:

Las Navelas, rural houses located in a corner of the valley, surrounded by Mediterranean pine woods. The houses are equipped with kitchen, toilet, shower, and access to a swimming area.

Application:

| To apply, please send a short bio plus a motivational letter to lab@aadk.es |
| To confirm your participation it will be requested to send the receipt of 50 % of total |

Application deadline: 10 of JULY 2017 (reduced fee up to 10 of June 2017)

About the place:
Centro Negra is the Headquarter of AADK Spain, placed in the city of Blanca, Murcia, Spain. The town of 6000 inhabitants is part of the Ricote Valley, and crossed by the Segura river. A scenic site surrounded by mountains and ochre yards.

The Center is settled in the oldest area of town, reachable only by foot and blended to the hillside of the mountain, under an Arabic castle from the XII Century.
A set of poultry yard build in the beginning of the XX Century was transformed into the current Centro Negro building: a minimalistic space that preserves in its structure the walls of the mountain. Connected to Ricote’s valley trough its big windows, it allows the users to have a continuous contact with the landscape.

About the author:
Abraham Hurtado (Murcia, Spain, 1972).
Performer and Visual Artist. He has collaborated with numerous visual artists as well as worked in diverse theater and dance companies, both national and international.
His personal work explores the notions of space and presence, superimposed contexts, and the relation with the public, trying to expone how this affects the perception-reception of each proposal.
His last projects was presented in Festival Intimate Strangers in Vooruit, Gent La Conservera, Centre of Contemporary Art in Murcia, Biennal of Image and in Buenos Aires, Fundaço Vieira de Silva in Lisbon, Moderna Museet in Stockholm among others. He is one of the founders of the AADK platform in Berlin alongside Vânia Rovisco and Jochen Arbeit. He is founder member of AADK platform. This collective is a curatorial proyect in wich the members work with the selected artists exploring the fields of performance, installation, music, literature, video-art, etc. He has curated various exhibitions and festivals such as “Dissected” in Mica Moca Berlin, Fenomens 2015 and 2016 in Barcelona, Supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm, Experimental Section of IBAFF Independent Film Festival, Cumplicidades 2018, Lisbon…etc. Since 2012, Abraham Hurtado is the director and founder of AADK spain in which he develops research projects in contemporary creation. Taking place in Centro Negra, Blanca, Murcia, the program runs in collaboration with curator Elena Azzedin.

Links to some of his projects:
www.fakelessproject.com
www.ignitionproject.tumblr.com/
www.welcometoeurope.wordpress.com

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