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CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in conjunction with Mother Spain Silvi ManneQueen and Madrid Voguing Ball - BALLROOM SCENE wish to invite you to the celebrations for the 5th Anniversary of the Madrid Voguing Ball, the 10th Anniversary of CA2M and the closing of the exhibition Elements of Vogue: A Case Study in Radical Performance. This joint celebration will be held on 6 May in the guise of THE OVAH BALL.

The Ovah Ball is not far off, and it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for to show off your creativity and originality and take it to another level. Create a work of art with your performance and your look. This ball is your chance to be the artist, exhibiting your masterpiece...

Inspired by the use of materials and their transformation, participants will be required to create jaw-dropping looks and to fight it out in battles and leave the judges speechless. And if they do say anything, let it be: OVAH!!!

“Take trash and turn it into treasure, take tragic and turn it into magic”

The event will take place in the installation created specifically by the New York artist Rashaad Newsome for holding balls at CA2M, a fabulous world of precious stones, glamour, bling bling and superficial glitter but which is at once a platform for the radical resistance of dancing bodies.

If you’ve already seen the exhibition Elements of Vogue and love ballroom culture and voguing, you won’t want to miss this ball. But if you haven’t seen it yet and love everything about performance, fashion and dance, strutting down the runway like a true model, or if your thing is pure creativity and you want to express yourself freely and be who you really are.... then this is the time and place for you! You can take part as a competitor or enjoy the show as part of the audience: just remember to be who you want to be and that that once you start watching, you too are part of the show!

BE WHOEVER YOU WANNA BE!

We invite you to attend the ball with a look inspired by one of the many options we have chosen. We recommend checking the event regularly on Facebook, for inspirational photos for looks and costumes.

A ball is a safe space where you can express yourself as you want to be, with battles in different categories (voguing, runway, hands performance), with different artists and dancers who face off in front of an international jury.

Host:
Mother Spain Silvi ManneQueen (Spain)

Commentator:
Matyouz LaDurée (Paris)
Judges:
Twiggy Pucci Garçon (NYC)
Mother Leiomy Amazon (NYC)
Archie Burnett Ninja (NYC)
DJ: MikeQ

CATEGORIES

Choose the one that suits you best, be the person who want to be, and compete for those 10s! The sky’s the limit! Below you have a guide to the various categories to INSPIRE your look.

OTA (Open to all): any individual, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, etc.

F A S H I O N

TAG TEAM RUNWAY OTA
TRASH BAGS is the INSPIRATION for designing a look in this category. In addition, you will also have to use METAL to create your accessories. This is your chance if you want to be a real model, without stereotypes or canons. Bear in mind that this is not a fancy dress ball. Creativity, eleganza and xtravaganza are the keywords.

This category is for tag teams and each pair will compete on the runway, looking for 10s. The teams shortlisted by the jury will go on to fight it out in battles, where two competitors will walk at the same time in ballroom style. Judges will be looking for runway technique. Plastic is fantastic but metal is too!!

DESIGNERS DELIGHT OTA
This is your chance to show off your style and taste. You don’t need to dance, just show us your best design, the one that represents who you really are as a designer, using materials like PAPER, CARDBOARD AND/OR POSTERBOARD as your source of inspiration.

Remember that the designer does not necessarily have to walk with the costume, but the outfit must always be created specifically for the model who will be wearing it on the runway.

Don’t forget that this category takes every detail into account: hair, accessories, jewellery and the model’s ability to sell the look to the judges.

Make sure your look looks flawless.

BIZARRE OTA
Let your imagination and creativity run wild, and show us your most bizarre creation. Anything goes, but your creation should use materials like CABLES, LIGHTBULBS, OBSOLETE TECHNOLOGICAL MATERIAL, etc. Don’t forget to use the concept of transformation; reinvent yourself and amaze or shock us with your outlandish creation.

Forget happening trends and look in the deepest recesses of your own mind to come up with something totally original. Judges will be looking for the creativity, originality and elaboration of the design.

P E R F O R M A N C E 

OLD WAY OTA
For Old way use elements that keep bonds and ties with the origins of voguing. Create a look using ROPE, KNOTS AND/OR STRING, but keeping the signature elegance of this style. You can cut off your opponent and even use elements… but remember, you cannot touch.

NEW WAY OTA
If New Way is your style, here you have a chance to go beyond the origins and incorporate flexibility, speed and control.
Here the inspiration for your look is a more complex weave made from MESH, NETS AND BRAIDED FABRIC.
Be creative!

HANDS PERFORMANCE OTA
In this category you can show us what you can really do with your hands, telling us a story. Dazzle the judges not only with your story, and add LIGHTING, but nothing with a flame.
All hands on deck!

TAG TEAM VOGUE FEMME OTA:
This is the category to truly shine, and this time it is going to be extra special. Leave the judges with their mouths open, borrowing the inspiration for your look from the painting technique known as “DRIPPING”. Cover your costume with colourful SPLASHES and BRUSHSTROKES.

This category is also for teams in which at least one member will have to be a beginner or virgin (1 year or less), whether the style be dramatics or soft and cunt. Show the judges what you can do as a team. Be creative! If you want to get 10s then impress the judges with your look, dance technique, elements and charisma.

REALNESS: (3 trophies)

Show us your realness and the realness of your look; you can give a second life to your old DENIM or use remnants of old JEANS for your creation. Remember that it is not just a case of dressing up in fancy dress, and show us something new and modern.

• PRETTY BOY REALNESS
• DRAG REALNESS
• FEMME QUEEN (FQ) / TRANSMEN REALNESS

*Note: This category was originally created in the ballroom scene to award a person’s skills in “passing” unnoticed in larger society, given that, at the time, belonging to the LGTB community, and furthermore being Black or Latino, was no easy task in New York City. For example, the challenge for a gay man was to “pass” among people as heterosexual as possible, and so obtain the same privileges in society, like getting a job. Or, for instance, for a transsexual person, the challenge was to appear as “real” as possible, and return home alive without being beaten up. Within this category there are different types of Realness: Thug Realness, School Boy, Transman Realness, Femme Queen Realness, Butch Realness, Butch Queen Up in Drag Realness (BQUID), etc.

F A C E 

FACE OTA: (1 trophy)
Attract all eyes and make sure your beauty is also reflected in your look, using MIRRORS and GLASS for your creation.
Captivate the judges with your facial features, beauty and charisma. Judges will be looking for facial structures, i.e. cheeks, chin, perfect skin, teeth, smile, but also corporal expression, attitude, make-up and clothes.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall ….who is the fairest at the CA2M ball?

• BQ Face
• FF Face

There will be separate judging by subcategories but there will also be a final battle and one single trophy.

Enrolment is free and open until X 26 APRIL.

Maximum 3 categories per person.

The order of the categories will be announced later.

If you want to take part as a competitor you must fill out the following ENROLMENT FORM

The organization reserves the right to consider a category “full” when it believes that there is a sufficient number of participants, with the purpose of motivating participation in other categories. So, hurry up and book your place now!

If you have any questions about categories and looks, send an email to: MADRIDBALLROOMSCENE@GMAIL.COM

 

 

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Type of activity
Dates
6TH MAY, 2018 / FROM 18.00h
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Entradilla

The Ovah Ball is not far off, and it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for to show off your creativity and originality and take it to another level. Create a work of art with your performance and your look. This ball is your chance to be the artist, exhibiting your masterpiece...

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OVAH
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“Jinete is not a rider, Jinete is the effect of resisting the flat plains, the experience of making room in this vast world that tries to oust us, nothing that will last for long, without pain and without danger, and still we hope it won’t disappear.” María Salgado and Fran MM Cabeza de Vaca use these words to describe their latest audio-textual research, which revolves around subjective disobedience in the current socio-historical context. Returning to the project in January 2017, the research is currently grounded in an instrumental piece with the same title for oboe and electronic devices performed in 2013 by the SMASH ensemble and published as a music score in the Present Tense Pamphlets collection. On this occasion, Salgado and Cabeza de Vaca’s work is based on three exercises, or fragments, which include installations and performative, sound and text pieces. The first of these is Jinete Último Reino Frag. 3, “a lyrical concert” and at once “an analyrical recital”, which finds in the night “a proposition of distortion, diversion and emotions”, a space for resistance “where things change form so that tomorrow they will not be the same.”

Admission free while places last

Type of activity
Dates
13th DECEMBER, 2018 / 20:00 — 21:00
Intended for
Entradilla

“Jinete is not a rider, Jinete is the effect of resisting the flat plains, the experience of making room in this vast world that tries to oust us, nothing that will last for long, without pain and without danger, and still we hope it won’t disappear.” María Salgado and Fran MM Cabeza de Vaca use these words to describe their latest audio-textual research, which revolves around subjective disobedience in the current socio-historical context.

Subtítulo
MARÍA SALGADO AND FRAN MM CABEZA DE VACA
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Jinete Último Reino
JINETE ÚLTIMO REINO FRAG. 3
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Yabba is a cosmos with its own order, its own rhythm and its own systems in movement that invites spectators to enter a new logic. A hybrid of different technologies, an amalgam of entities in constant transformation in time that produces other things in the encounter with those who observe them.

Things that transpose images, concepts, ideas, emotions that happen precisely at that moment of encounter with the entities of this deformed and changing cosmos.

A kind of being that is everything and nothing, is full and empty, that takes all forms but which still does not have any yet.
Yabba is there, changing, mutating colour, sculpting forms, unfolding its materiality… This state of constant transformation proposes an attentive gaze that pays attention to the inability to name what is happening. Looking after all these indescribable forms opens up a new possibility of interrelating that is removed from measurable values.

María Jerez with Ainhoa Hernández Escudero, Laura Ramírez, Óscar Bueno Rodríguez, Javier Cruz and Alejandra Pombo

Music by Lanoche, aka Ángela de la Serna

Co-produced by Veranos de la Villa, SZENE (Salzburg) and Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Zurich)

Admission free while places last

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Type of activity
Dates
29th NOVEMBER 2018 / 20:00 — 21:00
Intended for
Entradilla

Yabba is a cosmos with its own order, its own rhythm and its own systems in movement that invites spectators to enter a new logic. A hybrid of different technologies, an amalgam of entities in constant transformation in time that produces other things in the encounter with those who observe them.

Subtítulo
MARÍA JEREZ AND LANOCHE
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YABBA
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Modernity defined the perfect spaces for the contemplation of artistic practices. The white cube became the ideal environment for the contemplation of art. In the exhibition of white walls isolated from the outside, the viewer can wander among and stop before works without any distraction whatsoever. As a result, their entire being, and particularly their eye were completely given over to the aesthetic experience. This same «neutrality» would be conferred on the theatre space, in which the black box would be consolidated as the ideal device to eliminate any reference to the outer world that might distract spectators deep in concentration, who in their stillness, would watch the lives of the characters unfold in front of them as if they were seated at a café terrace.

In this cycle of performances, dance and theatre, we present a set of proposals that depart from the idea of performance as a discipline that expands and oversteps the traditional boundaries of not only the practices themselves, but also the conventional exhibition spaces and institutions dedicated to artistic practices. How can dance and theatre be presented in the same museum? To what extent can the specific conditions of presentation inherent to each alter the logic of the museum space? How can the frameworks of meaning contributed by the museum transform these practices? It is in this mind frame that we suggest a program in which the concepts of performance and performativity are analysed on the basis of various proposals. Thus, not only the bodies will perform, but also the images, words and, obviously, the things.

In the definitions given by both Austin, and then Buttler, Derrida or more recently even Maurizio Lazzarato, the term performativity alluded to the linguistic, the identifying and the objectual. Moreover, in recent years, the concept of performativity has also invaded the political terrain. To such an extent that the events protagonised by the bodies of citizens in the squares of a large part of the Mediterranean Arc have been described as performances. And so it would appear to be important to rethink the contributions contemporary artists are making to this practice.

Over a series of six dual performance sessions and the workshop Open space Black Box / White Cube? Thinking about the periphery to be held in the Sala Pradillo in Madrid, we suggest cross-disciplinary encounters through a program of performances grouped into 6 sessions to be expressed around three axes: language, the political body and the performativity of things.

The acts of language: the cycle opens with the piece titled Black by Mette Edvarsen, who quite aptly constructs a series of objects through the spoken word and movement that allude to the blackness of the theatre. Those objects which, painted black, we find in any stage setting, deprived of all color. The artists participating in this block will work with the spoken word to create situations in which those present are accomplices in the construction of meaning.

The political body: according to Butler, the policy of «being together» or the «appearance of bodies in the square», represents an act of bravery by those who risk their physical safety in the simple act of re-occupying the public space, so frequently privatized. What role might bodies play in an impoverished public area in the midst of a crisis of representative democracy? How to deal with issues such as presence, representation and occupation through the work of dance and performance? Here it again becomes essential to rethink concepts such as the «people», «the masses», «the crowd», the performance of me and social choreography.

The performativity of things: the work of these artists revolves around the activation of objects that are apparently insignificant with the intention of triggering new layers of meaning that go beyond positivist materialism. Whether through the use of appropriationist strategies of Duchampian origin, or others closer to the surrealism of objects found, or those from situationist détournement, these creative acts focus on generating new ways of relating to our environment. But in this block we will not just talk about objects, rather we will delve into the meaning of things, those elements that go beyond the radical separation established by modernity between subjects and objects. Thus, things have the capacity to allude to abstract matters, but may also transport us to the world of animism, and naturally, the fetish. Therefore, performance would be that «thing» that refuses to be trapped.

Curated by Pablo Martínez

PROGRAM

THU 27 MAR IITZIAR OKARIZ / METTE EDVARDSEN

SUN 30 MAR TAMARA KUSELMAN/ GUILLEM MONT Y JORGE DUTOR

THU 3 APR AIMAR P. GALÍ/ BLACK TULIP

SAT 5 APR OPEN SPACE (TEATRO PRADILLO)

SUN 6 APR EVA MEYER KELLER/ TERE RECARENS

THU 10 APR PAZ ROJO/ MÅRTEN SPÅNGBERG

SUN 13 APR NORBERTO LLOPIS /RUBÉN GRILO Y SPIROS HADJIDJANO

Free entrance

Type of activity
Dates
27TH MARCH - 13TH APRIL, 2014
Intended for
Temas
Entradilla

In this cycle of performances, dance and theatre, we present a set of proposals that depart from the idea of performance as a discipline that expands and oversteps the traditional boundaries of not only the practices themselves, but also the conventional exhibition spaces and institutions dedicated to artistic practices.

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CAJA NEGRA CUBO BLANCO
BLACK BOX WHITE CUBE
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Held within the framework of the Artists in Residence programme, Acento is a two-day event presenting some of the projects conceived and developed during the 2017 programme. The idea is to facilitate a meeting place with the artists in the 2018 programme. At the event the two organising institutions wish to place the accent on ideas that arose during artistic experimentation using the body, understanding it as the social body and a political construct that produces knowledge through the senses.

Artists in Residence is a programme organised jointly by La Casa Encendida and CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, whose goal is to support creation and experimentation focused on performative work with the body.

The artists selected in 2017 were: Aníbal Conde & Magdalena Leite, Anna Moreno, Bárbara Bañuelos Ojeda, Laia Estruch, Quim Bigas, SEPA & Lara Brown, Vicente Arlandis Recuerda.

PROGRAMME

WEDNESDAY 24 JAN
CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo

18:00. Laia Estruch: MOAT

Moat is an experimental performance practice, a solo devised from a series of body and vocal exercises worked around a moveable iron structure (created from the recovery of different elements and typological forms of children’s playgrounds from the beginning of the last century) which acts at the same time as stage, score, and archive. Through a direct relationship between body and structure, Moat experiments, creates sounds and routes generated by body and voice, taking the bodily and acoustic behaviours of the aforementioned recreational spaces as a reference.

Moat becomes a kind of transversal space by means of a series of performances, whose sound register gives rise to audible research within a transitable iron structure.

Laia Estruch’s projects are based in the field of performance, working with her voice as a tool and place for experimenting with her artistic ideas. Her projects question the existing system of signs in oral language and their human interaction with a performative and critical approach to the use of voice.

19:30. Presentation of the publication of Artists in residence (Library)

20:00. Aníbal Conde and Magdalena Leite: FLICKER

A 50-minute stage show inspired by the idea of the electronic flicker of experimental film.

FLICKER was created during a residency at Casa Encendida and CA2M as part of the LOS40 project; Together, the two artists have created: DANCE DANCE DANCE with over 50 public performances; VIDEOCLIP; Experimento X5; and various creative exercises both for the theatre as well as for performance and image.

Aníbal Conde is a video artist and performer.
Conde works in the performing arts from a cross-section of disciplines, making experimental videos focused on the formal aspects of the moving image. His videos and documentaries have been screened at various festivals.

Magdalena Leite is a choreographer, dancer and teacher.
Leite was awarded a danceWEB scholarship from the ImpulsTanz Festival; IBERESCENA funding for creation in 2010 and in 2014 and from the Prince Claus Foundation for the presentation of Jack Taste la suerte está echada.

21:30 h. Sepa & Lara Brown: SUGA
SuGA is a confused, altered state.
A moment of hyperlucidness.
A cosmic dramatization.
A video-clip.
SuGa is a ghost.
A tone.
A pact.
You’d never think it, Windows 10 looks so well but yet if you have to go and program...
SuGA tries to entangle itself in invisible little threads.
In cramps.
Little sparks.
Those dimensions that complicate everything.

Sepa writes sentences on posters and sticks them up around the place on walls. What Lara Brown does is to utter the sentences out loud.

They both spend a lot of time wondering what kind of things happen between other people. SUGA could be a conjunction of their initials, but obviously it is not. They are texts written on paper that are introduced on stage. One after the other. All the time.

THURSDAY 25 JANUARY

La Casa Encendida

20:30. Quim Bigas: APPRAISERS
APPRAISERS is an ongoing project that explores formats engaging with choreographic activations that revolve around the idea of value, attention, order and/or the present. During the residency, he conversed with a wall and its possible constellations based on the excuse of NAMING. Naming inasmuch as something that points, that shoots, that moves, that is instantaneous, that signals, that accumulates …

Quim Bigas works with choreography, dance, and the performing arts. Through processes mixing informational procedures and exploring movement he engages with notions and reflections on commitment, value, format and performance.

FRIDAY 26 JANUARY
El Torito de Moratalaz cultural centre

19:00. Anna Moreno. THE DROWNED GIANT
A happening took place in Moratalaz (Madrid) in 1970 to promote La Ciudad en el Espacio, a utopian residential project by the architect Ricardo Bofill. The event was never documented, and the project itself was never built. Last 7 June, the artist Anna Moreno repeated the happening in the same place as in 1970.

Anna Moreno, together with the blues expert Ramón del Solo (among others), will present the publication The Drowned Giant, a LP with a sound recording of this process of restitution, the only existing documentation of the event. The record contains eye-witness accounts by Gila Dohle, The Downtown Alligators, Enrique Doza, Peter Hodgkinson, Anna Moreno, JC Ramone, Toti Soler and Ramón del Solo, among others. The publication will also include a score with fiction stories written by the architects Paula Currás & Havi Navarro, the curator María Montero, the blues expert Ramón del Solo and the artist herself. The presentation at once will be a prologue for the Moratalaz Blues Factory festival.

The presentation will be followed by a concert by The Downtown Alligators, a local rhythm and blues band who have been playing in Madrid and around Spain for over ten years.

The publication has been produced with the support of Barcelona Producció'17, La Capella / Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, and tutored by Latitudes (Mariana Cánepa and Max Andrews).

The presentation is supported by Acento, the Moratalaz blues festival, Experimenta Distrito (Medialab Prado) and the Junta Municipal de Moratalaz.

Anna Moreno is a visual artist who works between The Hague (Netherlands) and Barcelona. She is currently a teacher in Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and is a co-founder of the Helicopter art initiative, a space for experimentation and the exchange of knowledge.

La Casa Encendida

22:00. Vicente Arlandis: SUMARIO 3/94

On 25 June 1995, Vicente Arlandis Ruiz, a resident of Ibi (Alicante), was arrested by the Guardia Civil. He was under investigation for the murder of María Lidia Bornay Bernabeu, an 84-year-old woman also from Ibi. It was Vicente himself who had reported her disappearance four days earlier when María Lidia did not answer his calls. When the Guardia Civil entered her home, they discovered her corpse with multiple signs of violence. Vicente Arlandis Ruiz was accused and finally declared guilty of the murder. He was sentenced to 29 years, 6 months and 1 day of prison. He fulfilled his sentence in various prisons in Spain for 13 years, 7 months and 10 days.

This project wishes to construct a new story and a new version of the facts. It wishes to recover and question the form and multiplicity of the stories that arose around the incident; to start off from the coldness and purported objectivity of the court proceedings and to explode it into a thousand pieces. And to recover our history in our own way. This project wishes to construct a kind of new innocence. Not as much one decreed by the judicial system (which we are still calling for today), but the innocence that could be materialised (renovated, amplified) by the performative act.

Vicente Arlandis is a stage creator, investigator and teacher. From 2001 to 2015 he worked with Sandra Gómez on the project Losquequedan where they created many artistic projects like the series Borrones, Thank You Very Much, Tragedia de los Comunes, among others. At the current moment he is participating in the collective project TALLER PLACER alongside Mariví Martín, Miguel Ángel Martínez and Paula Miralles.

Admission free until capacity is reached, with the exception of the session with Vicente Arlandis.

Admission for Vicente Arlandis: €5

Tickets sales on ticketea.com, on telephone (+34) 902 044 226 and at La Casa Encendida from 10:00 – 21:45.

Fechas texto cabecera
24TH, 25TH AND 26TH JANUARY, 2018
Intended for
Entradilla

Acento es un programa vinculado a Artistas en residencia en el que durante dos jornadas se realizarán presentaciones de algunos de los proyectos llevados a cabo durante las estancias de 2017 y donde se generará un espacio de encuentro con los artistas del 2018. En estos días ambas instituciones quieren poner el acento en la reflexión que parte de la propia investigación artística a través del cuerpo, entendiendo este como cuerpo social, como una construcción política productora de saberes desde lo sensible.

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ACENTO 2018
ACENTO 2018
Collaborate
Type of Thinking / Community
Temas Pensamiento
Ocultar imagen principal
Desactivado
Duration
3 SESIONES
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The Artists in Residence programme is organised jointly by La Casa Encendida and CA2M with a mandate to support artistic creation and research centred on performative work with the body. The programme aims at striking up a dialogue between artists and the main agents associated with the art centres and their respective programmes.

The call opens on 3 November, inviting the presentation of projects that best respond to the lines of research and experimentation of the two art centres.

The residency has a maximum duration of eight weeks at the premises of LCE and CA2M.

Dates: the call opens on 8 November and closes on 24 November 2017

 

Fechas texto cabecera
2018
Intended for
Entradilla

The Artists in Residence programme is organised jointly by La Casa Encendida and CA2M with a mandate to support artistic creation and research centred on performative work with the body. The programme aims at striking up a dialogue between artists and the main agents associated with the art centres and their respective programmes.

Categoría cabecera
Artistas en residencia 2018
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 2018
Type of Thinking / Community
Temas Pensamiento
Ocultar imagen principal
Desactivado
¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado

The goal of the Artists in Residence programme, run jointly by La Casa Encendida and CA2M, is to support creation and research focused on art work engaging with the body and performance.

Acento is a project held within the Artists in Residence framework in which some of the projects conceived and developed during the 2016 programme will be presented during a two-day event. The idea is to facilitate a meeting place with the artists in the 2017 programme. At the event the two organising institutions wish to place the accent on ideas that arose during the artistic experimentation using the body, understanding it as the social body and a political construct that produces knowledge through the sentient.

The artists selected in 2016 were: Lilli Hartman & Pablo Durango, Gérald Kurdian, Norberto Llopis & Paz Rojo, Julián Pacomio & Miguel del Amo, Claudia Pagés, Quim Pujol and Silvia Ulloa

PROGRAMME

FRIDAY 27 JAN
At CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo
20:00: Julián Pacomio & Miguel del Amo: ESPACIO HACEDOR

If there is an empty space between two equal parts, then that is the Espacio Hacedor (Making Space).

Espacio Hacedor is a research project which explores the identification, analysis and architectural construction of possible spaces to be found between an original and its copy. Our interest lies in the aesthetic potential of the space located between two almost identical products. We accept that the process of copying or remaking a product, of whatever type, has two inevitable consequences: firstly, the copy not only produces a new product differentiated from the original, but it also produces a third result in the joint interpretation of the original and its copy (1 + 1 = 3). The second consequence is that it opens up the possibility of identifying an invisible image between two images. This is what Espacio Hacedor is all about.

The project is conceived in conjunction with the work of Jorge Luis Borges, Agustín Fernández Mallo and Isidoro Valcárcel Medina, approaching the theatrical, literary, conceptual and architectural work of the aforementioned artists from the perspective of the body.

Julián Pacomio graduated with a BA in Fine Arts in Salamanca. Among his most outstanding works are My Turin Horse, Psicosis Expandida and Espacio Hacedor, performing art projects that experiment with the idea of the copy, remake, translation and appropriation of the material of others.

Miguel del Amo graduated with a BA in Architecture from ETSA, Valladolid and Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem. His interest in architecture and design is rooted in various aspects of these disciplines, ranging from the most functional to the least explored.

21:30: Quim Pujol. FREGOLI
Leopoldo Fregoli was one the most celebrated quick-change artists in history. During his performances he kept changing his appearance at lightning speed, impersonating dozens of different characters in one show. The critic Sebastià Gasch said of him: “Fregoli impersonated over one thousand characters of all genders, types and classes (…) Fregoli introduced into theatre the first inklings of the themes of our time.” The Italian actor was also a major reference for Joan Brossa and for avant-garde theatre. This project engages with Fregoli and the avant-garde in order to celebrate the ability to transform ourselves, being in motion and its endless possibilities.

What have we still to learn from Fregoli? In this series of transformation acts, the actor never changes his appearance.

Quim Pujol is a writer, curator and artist. He works on the boundaries between writing, the performing arts and contemporary art. His latest works are Trance colectivo (2014), ASMR del futuro (2015) and Fregoli (2016).

Admission free while places last

SATURDAY 28 JAN
At La Casa Encendida. Patio
22:00: Hot Bodies (Stand up) by Gerald Kurdian & Trk_X

Hot Bodies (Stand up) is a live show by Gerald Kurdian with two electronic instruments, a sampler and a vocoder, and the participation of a female choir created for the occasion. Borrowing from the idioms of opera, stand-up comedy, choreography and documentary, the libretto contains seven songs and two danced interludes, the adventurers of an antihero called Tarek X as he makes his way through the sexual revolutions of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Gerald Kurdian is a musician, composer and radio artist who explores performativity and critiques contemporary art by means of various different mechanisms.

Admission: €5. Tickets on sale at ticketea.com, at 902 044 226 and at Casa Encendida from 10:00 to 21:45

Fechas texto cabecera
27th and 28th January, 2017
Intended for
Entradilla

Acento is a project held within the Artists in Residence framework in which some of the projects conceived and developed during the 2016 programme will be presented during a two-day event. The idea is to facilitate a meeting place with the artists in the 2017 programme.

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ACENTO 2017
ACENTO 2017
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Duration
2 sessions
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The Artists in Residence programme is organised jointly by La Casa Encendida and CA2M with a mandate to support artistic creation and research centred on performative work with the body.

Artists in Residence ties in with the core programming of LCE and CA2M, and for this reason particular emphasis will be given to project that engage best with the two art centres’ main lines of research and experimentation. Artists in Residence also aims at striking up a dialogue between artists and the main agents associated with the art centres and their respective programmes.

The residency has a maximum duration of eight weeks at LCE and CA2M. The times and work spaces will be agreed in accordance with the needs of the individual project and in function of the availability of spaces at the art centres.

The residency comes with a fee of €2000 (taxes included).

The seven (7) shortlisted projects will be made public on 21 December 2016.

The residency is open to:
Artists working on the boundaries of art, searching for forms to make its conventional limits more permeable.

Dates:
The call opens on 4 November at 12:00 noon (gtm+1) and closes on 25 November 2016 at 8:00 pm.

Requisites for project:
The call is open to projects involving research into production, with a particular focus on those exploring the boundaries and limits of accepted art disciplines, breaking down the conventional distinctions between dance, performance, and theatre.

Applications: to apply for a residency, you must fill out and return the form together with a résumé (max 1 page) and a project brief (max 6000 characters). Support material such as links to videos, webpages, etc., may also be included. Projects will be accepted in Spanish or in English.

Jury:
Esperanza Collado, artist
María Eguizabal, public activities, CA2M
Victoria Gil-Delgado and Carlos Granados, education team, CA2M
Begoña Hernández, performing arts coordinator, LCE
María Jerez, artist
Pablo Martínez, head of programming, MACBA
Beatriz Navas, head of audiovisual and performing arts, LCE

Diffusion:
LCE and CA2M reserve the right to diffuse the shortlisted projects via the media they consider appropriate.

Confidentiality:
LCE and CA2M guarantee the confidentiality of the documentation sent for the purposes of this call. LCE and CA2M guarantee compliance with the content of Law 15/1999, dated 13 December 1999, with regards the protection of personal data provided and covered by the application of the aforementioned law.

Enrolment form: Link to form

For additional information send an email to: [email protected] or to [email protected] with the subject Artistas en residencia 2017.

Fechas texto cabecera
2017
Intended for
Entradilla

Artists in Residence ties in with the core programming of LCE and CA2M, and for this reason particular emphasis will be given to project that engage best with the two art centres’ main lines of research and experimentation. Artists in Residence also aims at striking up a dialogue between artists and the main agents associated with the art centres and their respective programmes.

Categoría cabecera
Artistas en residencia 2017
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 2017
Collaborate
Type of Thinking / Community
Temas Pensamiento
Ocultar imagen principal
Desactivado
¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado

With a mandate to support artistic creation and research centred on performative work with the body, the Artists in Residence programme is organised jointly by La Casa Encendida and CA2M.

Acento is a three-day seminar in which the projects carried out during the Artists in Residence programme in 2015 will be presented in public. The idea is also to offer a forum where the artists chosen for the programme in 2016 can meet the artists who have just passed through the experience in 2015. Over the three days the two organising institutions wish to focus on a rethinking of artistic production using the body, understanding it as a social body and as a political construct that produces knowledge from the sentient.

The artists chosen in 2015 were: Alejandra Pombo, Ignacio de Antonio, Los bárbaros: Miguel Rojo & Javier Hernando, Marisol López Rubio, Poderío vital, Silvia Zayas and Terrorismo de autor.

The artists chosen in 2016 are: Lilli Hartman, Gérald Kurdian, Norberto Llopis, Julián Pacomio , Claudia Pagés, Quim Pujol and Silvia Ulloa.

Admission in CA2M is free until reaching capacity.

Fechas texto cabecera
10, 11 and 12 february, 2016
Intended for
Entradilla

Acento is a three-day seminar in which the projects carried out during the Artists in Residence programme in 2015 will be presented in public. The idea is also to offer a forum where the artists chosen for the programme in 2016 can meet the artists who have just passed through the experience in 2015.

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SEMINAR SHOWCASING THE 2015 ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE PROGRAMME
acento 2016
ACENTO 2016
Type of Thinking / Community
Temas Pensamiento
Ocultar imagen principal
Desactivado
Duration
3 sesiones
¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado

This year the Call for Artists in Residence received a total of 280 projects, a slightly higher figure than last year. We would like to thank all those who responded to our call for their interest and for sending their projects.

The artists chosen for the Artists in Residence programme for 2016 are:

- Lilli Hartmann and Pablo Durango with the project: Welcome Home
- Gérald Kurdian with the project: TRKTV
- Norberto Llopis with the project: The Capitalist (El Capitalista)
- Julián Pacomio with the project: Espacio Hacedor
- Claudia Pagés with the project: Columna/Garganta
- Quim Pujol with the project: El Dr. Mabuse contra Gloria Gaynor
- Silvia Ulloa with the project: Atlas

The Artists in Residence programme is included as an integral part of the annual programming of La Casa Encendida and CA2M. To this end, the chosen projects are those which best respond to the two art centres’ main areas of research and experimentation. As such, Artists in Residence is not aimed exclusively at funding production but rather it is viewed as an opportunity to strike up a dialogue between creators and the agents working with the two art centres and their respective programmes.

For further information please contact us at: lacasaencendida@montemadrid.es or at actividades.ca2m@madrid.org

 

Fechas texto cabecera
2016
Intended for
Entradilla

This year the Call for Artists in Residence received a total of 280 projects, a slightly higher figure than last year. We would like to thank all those who responded to our call for their interest and for sending their projects.

Artistas en residencia 2016
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 2016
Type of Thinking / Community
Temas Pensamiento
Ocultar imagen principal
Desactivado
¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado