To take flight and hover about the school is the practice with which we begin this school year.
In order to take a breather and to get a bird’s-eye view of the year that is just beginning we have invited the artist Olga Diego to lead a performance workshop with one single objective: to defy gravity.
In this workshop we will imagine and build our own airborne device. Collectively we will undertake a prior study, make calculations, sketches, scale models, preliminary tests and then the launch. The forms and systems of this aerostat will be experimental, defined and created by participants under Olga Diego’s watchful eye.
Here, there is no such thing as failure because the workshop provides room for all possible ideas: flying, pre-flying, pro-flying, pro-failure, pre-fall, anti-flight, pre-disaster, and so on.
Each school year we organize a workshop for teachers with a performance artist, consisting of an intensive week-long project during which we create bonds of cooperation between the school and the museum as we explore issues concerning educational processes and the performativity of teaching.
In previous years we have had workshops with Los Torreznos, Tania Bruguera, Pere Faura, Itziar Okariz, Norberto Llopis, Nilo Gallego, Dora García, Aimar Pérez Galí, Luz Broto, Aitana Cordero, Jiři Kovanda, Paz Rojo and Mónica Valenciano.
At the beginning of the school year we held a performance workshop for teachers, educators and artists interested in education. It is a week of working with the body in which we join forces and reflect on educational processes and the performativity of education.