For a week the guest artists for this seventh intervention focus on the idea of ”speculate” about possible realities in the town of Blanca for the next 10 years.
Today’s societies are related to fear, violence and the insecurity of capitalism, we can think of the place you will be driving the presence of a global crisis affecting our status as citizens and our political attitude in reference to that promise of happiness associated with the welfare state. We start to think about the immediate present with future projection.
Eduardo Balanza works on concepts like livability, and fragile balance between durable, adaptability , resilience, abandonment and reuse. The contrast between fullness and emptiness, represented in this case by a brittle material, paper.
Balanza work includes the action of transporting a car specifically built to be walked through the old town to Centro Negra located up the hills. In it, the audience is part of this “pilgrimage” on a BMW prototype full-scale, is carried shoulders. The piece invites us to reflect on the worship of technology, luxury and unsustainability of happiness.
Isaac Cordal with his installation “Follow The Leaders”, a piece of 150 figures which reflects the simple act of miniaturization of the city making it a kind of decoration. The pieces are small (15/20cm approx.) Normally performed in painted cement. Used concrete as a material has a strong symbolic content, is the track that betrays us against nature, and in Spain have broken all records during the housing bubble.
Abraham Hurtado installation information in a series of actions that are almost extinct in Blanca, as collecting cane or stubble burning orchards trying to freeze these images at the current time for reflection and record for the future. In order to reflect the modernity from customs and resources are lost because modernity is today. We are now aware of what is happening in the foreseeable capitalism of our time, when it feels that art should not go unnoticed using it in a metaphorical and poetic context.
Pablo Peña creates a visual sound registered in Blanca with the intention of making us perceive the multiple options of the sound, using objects and furnishings that are with us every day in our environment. His work focuses on the construction of this documentary bringing other way of perceiving the sound that can analyze and contextualize our reality.