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Interdependence is at the very groundbase of our most everyday reality. Marina Garcés contends that “you cannot say I without an echo of us”, but it is a singular us—not ‘all of us’ but rather ‘each one of us’. We are increasingly bombarded by the fantasy that it is possible to live in isolation, but, not only that, that this life in isolation is livable. Political discourses, economic dynamics, ways of life, routines, slogans and individualist aspirations hold sway. And even though the lesson that we need each other can be gleaned from the extreme circumstances we have lived through and from everyday reality, the dominant narratives are different.

Coexistence has been smothered by survival.

Interdependence, and its manifold expressions, is the common thread running through these picnic sessions: ranging from our relationship with nature to work relations. The role of the public is crucial to reach the level of euphoria needed to generate the sensation of community, the sense of belonging that I, you and we all look for in a family, a rave or a union.

Interdependence comes about from the undeniable vulnerability that we all share in common. To bring this reality to light, the hierarchical relationship between audience and artists will disappear in the sessions when creators openly reveal their precariousness, endemic to the cultural industry, exposing the hidden underbelly of their life stories, a kind of in bio veritas that speaks of hand-to-mouth jobs and the difficulty if not directly the impossibility of making a living from art. In addition, the bureaucratic, administrative and fiscal demands required to take part in certain cultural spaces are major obstacles for creative practice. To circumvent and shatter them, mutual support is, as always, the most effective instrument at hand.

More than just participating, the audience becomes one with the music and performances, it is invited to reach out and touch each other blindly, to make exchanges on the sidelines of the economy or to take stock of their privilege with regards those who society categorizes as dependents, as if the rest of us were not.

These Picnic Sessions are an invitation to make the most of these bonds, and to create new ones. With euphoria.

Curated by: Nerea Pérez de las Heras and Mar Rojo.

// At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Picnic Society was founded in London and met regularly in the open air. On its outings, which had no specific host as such, the individual members were expected to provide the refreshments and the entertainment. Starting out from the same concept, and forming its own particular Picnic Society, every year CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo invites various curators to design a programme for the art centre’s roof terrace.

Every Thursday from the end of May until mid-July the CA2M roof terrace will be transformed into a space where we will carry out a programme of activities mixing the body and sound with education and participation. //

PROGRAMME

• Thurs 26/05 I IF YOU MOVE, I MOVE Miss Beige, Dembooty

• Thurs 02/06 I OUTSIDE THE NORM Costa Badía, LVL1

• Thurs 09/06 I INTERDEPENDENTS Ana Matey, Maricas: Jovendelaperla & Berenice

• Thurs 16/06 I A SINGLE BODY Ernesto Artillo, Ece Canli

• Thurs 23/06 I NEW PIECES, NEW GAMES Andrea Jiménez, Caliza

• Thurs 30/06 I MELT, MIX, STIR Victória Bemfica, Emily da Silva, Gabriela Clavería and Ikram Bouloum

SCHEDULE: 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (EXCEPT THE SESSION ON THE 30TH, WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 6:00 p.m.).

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM HERE

Type of activity
Dates
From May 26TH to June 30TH
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Temas
Entradilla

At the beginning of the 19th century, The Picnic Society was born in London, an association that met regularly in the open air and in whose meetings each member was expected to contribute part of the entertainment and refreshments without there being a specific host. Based on this concept, and as a Picnic Society, the Museo Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo invites several curators each year to design a program for the Museum's terrace. Every Thursday from the end of May to the end of June, our terrace becomes a space in which we develop a program of activities in which the body and sound are mixed with the educational and participatory.

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Picnic Sessions 2022
PICNIC SESSIONS 2022. VITAL SUPPORT
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Design: Cristina Daura.

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21:00 - 23:00h

The Conciencia-Afro (Afro-Consciousness) Festival provides a space for meeting, affectivity and thinking for the Afro community in Spain. The event combines politics, aesthetics, music, entrepreneurship and pedagogics in which all the agents involved and the organizers are members of the Afro community resident in Spain.

Following previous editions of the event, held at the Matadero cultural centre, this year the festival will be held across multiple venues and will be prolonged over a longer period of time.

This year, events are scheduled for CA2M in Móstoles, on 9 and 10 September; at Matadero cultural centre in Madrid on 17 and 18 September; at the new Espacio Afro cultural centre on 23, 24 and 25 September; and, finally, at Teatro Buero Vallejo in Alcorcón on 1 and 2 October.

In previous years, the Conciencia-Afro team endeavoured to build a festival from a grand overarching idea. The cathartic first year revolved around the idea of ‘Negritude’. The following years were constructed around ideas of ‘Community’, ‘History’, ‘Thinking’ and 'Re-encounter and Future'.

The festival in 2022, in multiple venues and prolonged in time, strikes us as an opportunity to generate ‘Decentralized Dialogues’: a festival that will enable us to forge new bonds around the Afro.

PROGRAMME

Friday 9 September

5:00-6:30 pm Rap workshop for young people with Terry Mbá

7:00-8:30 pm Roundtable on the History of Hip Hop music on the outskirts of Madrid with Ana Mayúscula, El Chojin and Frank T. Moderated by Lucía Mbomío

Saturday 10 September

10:00 am -2:00 pm Creative writing workshop with Marisa Mañana

4:30-5:30 pm Afrosesión dance workshop with Quinndy

5:45-7:00 pm Copy and Error. On Creativity, workshop with Rubén H. Bermúdez

7:30-8:30 pm Roof terrace concerts: Megane, Navxja

Type of activity
Dates
SEPTEMBER 9 AND 10
Intended for
Temas
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The Conciencia-Afro (Afro-Consciousness) Festival provides a space for meeting, affectivity and thinking for the Afro community in Spain. The event combines politics, aesthetics, music, entrepreneurship and pedagogics in which all the agents involved and the organizers are members of the Afro community resident in Spain.

Subtítulo
SEPTEMBER 9 AND 10, 2022
Categoría cabecera
Festival Afroconciencia
Afro-Consciousness Festival 2022
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Autoplacer, the music and self-publishing festival held at CA2M for the last thirteen years, is back again in 2022, on Saturday 24 September. Like previous years, the Autoplacer/Sindicalistas collective will bring to Móstoles a selection of groups from the underground Spanish scene in an event which has been defending the inclusion of contemporary forms of music in institutions for over a decade, lending visibility to new sounds and their truly independent processes of publishing, production and diffusion.

This year’s event has scheduled punk veterans Sudor, nouvelle garage melodies from Eterna Joventut, Galician energy with Grande Amore, razor-sharp dream pop from Sofía, old-school pop by La Media Distancia and the techno meets post-punk head-on clash of Alfa Estilo from Valencia. And alongside them, making their debut at Autoplacer are EQX, the winners of the Autoplacer 2021 Rough-Cuts competition, with their brand of disruptive avant-pop.

Autoplacer 2022 has also set aside a section dedicated to electronic music curated by Mosul Mosul in which various DJs and a live set will outline a musical path through afrobeat to witch house, passing through dark techno and trance.

Besides there will also be various invited projects in the field of music and editorial self-publishing.

With concerts by:

SUDOR / ETERNA JOVENTUT / SOFÍA / GRANDE AMORE / ALFA ESTILO / LA MEDIA DISTANCIA / EQX (Winners of Autoplacer 2021 Rough-Cuts)

+ DANCEFLOOR WITH MOSUL MOSUL:

UMBRÍA / GARRITA / GOTHIC SANS / ÜVERDRIVER (Live)

Save the date: 24 September, at Museo CA2M!

Admission free until reaching full capacity.

Type of activity
Dates
24 September
Intended for
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Autoplacer, the music and self-publishing festival held at CA2M for the last thirteen years, is back again in 2022, on Saturday 24 September. Like previous years, the Autoplacer/Sindicalistas collective will bring to Móstoles a selection of groups from the underground Spanish scene in an event which has been defending the inclusion of contemporary forms of music in institutions for over a decade, lending visibility to new sounds and their truly independent processes of publishing, production and diffusion.

 

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Autoplacer 2022
AUTOPLACER FESTIVAL 2022
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Design: Raisa Álava.

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From 12:00 to 21:00H

LABORAL CENTRO DE ARTE Y CREACIÓN INDUSTRIAL AND CA2M CENTRO DE ARTE DOS DE MAYO COPRODUCTION

The exhibition AUTO. road and movies complete the programming of Sueño y materia -dream and material- proposing an approximation to some of the aspects of the film and automobile. The films that compose the cycle, rather than trying to make an overview from the film gender, compose an individual propose of analysis that finds in its complement and global context within the exhibition. If the show reflects on the automobile culture from an art perspective from the latest years, and does it from the consideration of the car as the greatest exponent of a productive and technologic period that already perceive other social and industrial realities. This cycle allows casting a retrospective glace that illustrates complementary aspects of the show..

The cycle is composed by several European and Northamerican productions which a faithful reflexion of the way both continents represent the automobil. In the States, the great and fast adaptability of the film productions easily integrate  automobile as well as unfold  the fast development of a subgender as it is the road movie. The road, search for freedom, escape, speed and persecutions become common elements and codes in many films. On the contrary, the European cinematographic glace is considerable more critic and scentic about automobile and culture. It is not common within the United States culture a movie that critically reflects on the problems derivated from the automobile. On the contrary, in Europe, automobile is the sintome and the sign of unadecuated evolution of our society: alienation, violence, urban problems and deshumanification. The critic to the automobile culture takes here the demonstration of a disagreement that embraces the whole society. Alongside the proper cinematographic productions, CA2M presents other road movies with a more experimental or enssayist character, showing as well other aspects as the extension and adaptability of the proper road movie concept as a construction mechanism. Works as Sophie Calle or Chip Lord acquire greater relevance in aspects such as autobiography, identitarian or culture.

Alberto Martín
Curator of the exhibition Auto. Dream and materia

FR 23 OCT 20:30 H.
Weekend. Jean-Luc Godard. 1967, V.O.S., French 105 min.
A supposedly idyllic weekend trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the weight of its own consumer reoccupations. A car trip by road will be full of unexpected contingences, gestions, accidents and eccentric characters.
 

Fri  30 OCT 20:30 H.
Night on Earth. Jim Jarmusch. 1991, V.O.S., English. 129 min.
A collection of five vignettes taking place during the same night, concerning the temporary bond formed between taxi driver and passenger in five cities: Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rome, and Helsinki. Cada historia trata sobre la relación que entabla un taxista local y sus pasajeros. Journeys where occur diverse events ranging from comic to dramatic..

FR 6 NOV 20:30 H.
Trafic. Jacques Tati. 1971, V.O.S. French. 96 min.
Mr. Hulot is a bumbling automobile designer who works for Altra, a Paris auto plant. He, along with a truck driver and a publicity agent (Maria Kimberly), take a new camper-car (designed by Hulot) to an auto Fair in Amsterdam. On the way there, they encounter various obstacles on the road. Some of the obstacles that Hulot and his companions encounter are getting impounded by Dutch customs guards, a car accident (meticulously choreographed by the filmmakers), and an inefficient mechanic. In the film, “Tati leaves no element of the auto scene unexplored, whether it is the after-battle recovery moments of a traffic-circle chain-reaction accident, whether it a study of drivers in repose or garage-attendants in slow-motion, the gas-station give-away (where the busts of historical figures seem to find their appropriate owners) or the police station bureaucracy.”

FRI 13 NOV 20:30 H.
Paris, Texas. Wim Wenders. 1984, V.O.S. English 147 min.
An amnesiac man who, after mysteriously wandering out of the Mojave Desert, attempts to re-assimilate his life with his brother, his seven year old son, as well as track down his former wife.

FRI 27 NOV 20:30 H.
No Sex last night (Double-Blind). Sophie Calle. 1992, V.O.S. English 75 min.
In this road movie, Sophie Calle and Gregory Shepard account their road trip across the States.   Both hide behind their cameras as they make the mythical journey westward from New York to California in Greg's troubling convertible. The couple stops in a Las Vegas Drive-Thru wedding chapel and decide to get married, in order to save their shaky relationship, with their cameras recording everything. A road movie fraught with places that the protagonists take distance from. The third character, the car, actively participates during the complete shooting of the film, touting the trip despite being the habitual habitat of Sophie and Greg. Homemade shots with apparently thoughtless shots, reflections on the human condition and on the couple with a exquisite editing which makes such an estrange and active film.

FRI 4 DIC 20:30 H.
Motorist. Chip Lord. 1989, V.O.S. English. 70 min.
El automóvil como icono norteamericano es un tema que siempre ha fascinado a Chip Lord. A "road video" homage to the car culture of the 1950s and '60s. MOTORIST follows the driver of a 1962 Thunderbird as he crosses the Southwest and arrives into Los Angeles, all the while commenting on the road and his personal history with cars. Richard Marcus plays the motorist with a nervous intensity that captures the "white line fever" of a cross-country road trip.

 FRI 11 DIC 20:30 H.
The Devil on Wheels Duel. Steven Spielberg. 1971, V.O.S. English 90 min.
The devil on wheels is one of the greatest representative films where the vehicule become a threat. Indeed, the threat reaches a methaphoric character, an atmosphore of nighmares that refers and affects nature and the surviving instinte of the protagonist, a commercial agent that drives his car and is besieged my a truck. The car is shotted emphasizing its agressive and almost monstrious character, where the truck driver is no the one frightening, but the truck itself.  This humanization of the truck provoques that we get to see it endowed by instinct and will.

FRI 18 DIC 20:30 H.
Little Miss Sunshine. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, 2006, V.O.S., English 101 min.
The Hoover is quite a conflict family: Sheryl Hoover is an overworked mother of two children who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her brother Frank is a gay scholar of French author Marcel Proust, temporarily living at home with the family after a suicide attempt. Her husband Richard is striving to build a career as a motivational speaker and life coach. Dwayne, Sheryl's son from a previous marriage, is an unhappy teenager who has taken a vow of silence until he can accomplish his dream of getting into the US Air Force Academy in order to become a test pilot. Richard's foul-mouthed father, Edwin, a World War II veteran recently evicted from a retirement home for using and selling heroin, lives with the family. He is close with his seven-year-old granddaughter, Olive.

Free entry

Type of activity
Dates
23 OCT - 18 DEC 2009
Intended for
Temas
Entradilla

The exhibition AUTO. road and movies complete the programming of Sueño y materia -dream and material- proposing an approximation to some of the aspects of the film and automobile. The films that compose the cycle, rather than trying to make an overview from the film gender, compose an individual propose of analysis that finds in its complement and global context within the exhibition

Subtítulo
AUTO. SUEÑO Y MATERIA
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ROAD MOVIE CYCLE
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FR 20 FEB "Om Shanti Om" Farah Khan
SAT 21 FEB "Parineeta" Pradeep Sarkar

CA2M brings a view to the popular India by screening two films. Two productions in the purest Bollywood style reflecting the Indian film industry with its plots.

This activity is parallel to the opening of ARCO, being India the guest country and the exhibition Cultura popular India and Mas Allá. The (emerging) schism never stated at sala Alcalá 31 of the Regional Government of Madrid, CA2M offers a vision of the popular India from films.

PROGRAMME

FEB FR 20. Om Shanti Om, de Farah Khan

India - 2007 - 35 mm, 168 min. Director: Farah Khan
Script: Farah Khan.
Music: Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani, Pyarelal Ramprasad, Sharma.
Production: Red Chillies Entertainment.
Actors: Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal, Shreyas
Talpade, Satish Shah, Kirron Kher.

The purest magic and color from Bollywood brought to us by Farah Khan. The film maker, deeply known by her talent as choreograph, presents her second movie, protagonized by the Bollywood star, Shah Rukh Khan, and new signing, Deepika Padukone, Om Shanti Om is a hommage to the golden age from the Bollywood, with a plot starting in the 70.

 

Om Prakash, , a two-bit actor, meets a Bollywood film star with whom he is in love. Unfortunaly,  they are not  destiny to live their love in that life, Om dies in a fray. The story comes back to present, where Om Prakash reincarnates in Om Kappor, the superstar from Bollywood 2007. This film looks back at the popular Indian films with a relentless flow of visual resourses, where the greatest stars from Bollywood have cameos with the birthday of the protagonist.

Auditorium
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FEB 21 SAT. Parineeta, de Pradeep Sarkar.
Director Pradeep Sarkar. India, color, 35mm. 130 min.
Script: Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
Production: Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
Music: Shantanu Moitra. Letra: Swanand Kirkire.
Actors: Raima Sen, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Vidya Bala.

This film is based on a literary classic, at least with contact points. The film maker knows that he has in hand a subject with legions of viewers. At the same time, he has the challenge of distilling emotions written on the screen with virtuosity. Pradeep Sarkar is successful. And how! He has taken the liberty of passing the scene of his debut film Parineeta, by the writer Saratchandra Chatterjee (author of Devdas) of Calcutta from 1913 to the vibrant and sultry Calcutta from 1962. But beyond the challenge of deploying the classic pages with vivid images on the screen, without subtracting one iota of emotional subtlety to the story and its characters. Shekhar (Saif Ali Khan's idol), son of a wealthy businessman, and Lolita (Vidya Balan radiant), an orphan who lives with the family of his uncle, are neighbors and childhood friends who do not recognize the intense love that binds them together, until a  London manager arrives and creates a love triangle. A refreshing return to the romanticism of the past, Parineeta is a wild and irresistible ride in the purest Bollywood style.

Auditorium
Free entry

Type of activity
Dates
FR 20 & SAT FEB. 21
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CA2M brings a view to the popular India by screening two films. Two productions in the purest Bollywood style reflecting the Indian film industry with its plots.

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"Om Shanti Om" Farah Khan
BOLLYWOOD WEEKEND
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Film, video, music and other delights… During the weekend, it will take place at CA2M in a relaxing atmosphere, different contemporary representations of moving images and sounds: four video screenings, three concerts and a  film screening accompanied by  venues for encounters.

PROGRAMMING

FR 20
20:00: Wine party to start awaking our senses at CA2M hall.
20:30 h: OFFMÓSTOLES09 presentation.

PROGRAM 1. CA2M Auditorium

21:30 h: y para cerrar el primer día OFF, el estreno de La Zona, concierto de Tadeo

SAB 21
13:00 h: un buen momento para tomarse un aperitivo en nuestra terraza y comenzar el día.
13:30 h: concierto: Pierre Bastien. Terraza del CA2M
14:30 h: picoteo y charla al sol de noviembre en la terraza
16:00 h: PROGRAMA 2. Salón de Actos

Durante toda la tarde, tés, cafés y pastas en torno a los que poder hablar… para que no se enfríe el ambiente

17:30 h: PROGRAMA 3. Salón de Actos
19:00 h: Les plages d’Agnès, Agnès Varda. Salón de Actos

DOM 22
13:00 h: despiértate el domingo al sol de nuestra terraza.
13:30 h: concierto de Kammerflimmer Kollektief. Terraza del CA2M.
14:30 h: picoteo y charla al sol de noviembre
16:00 h: PROGRAMA 4. Salón de Actos

INFORMACIÓN COMPLEMENTARIA

Los cuatro programas de cortos presentan un variado conjunto de la creación reciente en vídeo. Los programas 1 y 3 han sido comisariados por el CA2M y recogen algunas creaciones exhibidas durante los últimos años en festivales y exposiciones internacionales. A pesar de que estos programas no responden a un planteamiento temático, las piezas que se presentan comparten muchos puntos de conexión, tanto en los asuntos tratados como en los aspectos formales, quizás por que sean reflejo de las pre ocupaciones que ocupan a la mayoría de artistas representados, todos ellos nacidos después de la década de los 70.

El fin de semana contará también con un programa comisariado por el colectivo madrileño Playtime audiovisuales (programa 2) que recoge algu nas de las últimas producciones nacionales que se encuentran en la periferia del cine comercial; producciones de autor con marcado carácter independiente que están a camino entre el documental, la ficción y la videocreación. Este programa recoge una sele cción de artistas españoles emergentes que con sus obras intentan romper fronteras entre formatos, soportes y también espacios de exhibición. Y cerraremos el fin de semana con un programa temático de corte más experimental comisariado por Xavier García B aldón: El paisaje del hombre en el que se suceden paisajes reales y soñados, utópicos y apocalípticos, desiertos o habitados, primitivos, mediáticos, naturales o humanos. El arte del paisaje en nueve filmes y vídeos recientes, entre postales mandados des de la prehistoria, cuadros de otros mundos, escenas humanas y visiones de videojuegos.

Asimismo se presentará por primera vez en Madrid la última película de la gran dama del cine de autor francés Agnès Varda "Les Plages d'Agnès".

La parte musical del fin de semana la completan tres conciertos que nos acercan a la magia del directo desde posiciones muy diversas: la electrónica como acompañamiento sonoro del cine, la mecánica aplicada a la creación musical y una aproximación al jazz desde una óptica nada ortodoxa… de la mano de Tadeo, Pierre Bastien y Kammerflimmer Kollektief respectivamente. Todo ello acompañado de picoteo, bebida y espacios para la charla y el encuentro.

ARTISTAS: Peggy Ahwesh, Pierre Bastien, Alex Brendemühl, Carlos Casas, Luis Cerveró, Chris Chong Chan Fui, Anouk de Clercq, Aitor Equeverría, Félix Fernández, Fernando Franco, Beatrice Gibson, Stephen Gray, John Hey, Kammerflimmerkollektief, Pablo Lamar, Adam Leech, Vicent Meessen, Michael Morley, Jacco Olivier, Pedro Ortuño, Manuel Padding, Enrique Piñuel, Elodie Pong, Michael Robinson, Rogelio Sastre, Tadeo, Mike Tamney, Agnés Varda, César Velasco Broca.

Free entry

Type of activity
Dates
NOV 20, 21 & 22. 2009
Intended for
Temas
Entradilla

Film, video, music and other delights… During the weekend, it will take place at CA2M in a relaxing atmosphere, different contemporary representations of moving images and sounds: four video screenings, three concerts and a  film screening accompanied by  venues for encounters.

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OFFMÓSTOLES09
OFFMÓSTOLES09
OFFMÓSTOLES09
OFFMÓSTOLES09
OFFMÓSTOLES09
OFFMÓSTOLES09
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OFFMÓSTOLES09
OFFMÓSTOLES09
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A pond emerges
A frenetic sprouting of the phreatic
An invisible flow
There are holes in the history of this pond and each one is filled in their own way
Dug out by a giant
A gigantic company, a gigantic machine, a gigantic desire
And then nothing can dry it, but it will evaporateIf you stop nearby, you can sometimes hear a choir of children from a nearby bilingual public school learning the song the water cycle… 
When the children go back to school in September they are taken to the pond
They spend the morning sitting down, looking, they see that it is no longer there
They had visited the pond in February, collected samples of its crystal-clear water
And one evening in spring they went to listen to the frogs
An historian, a lawyer and an artist agree to start there.

Ciudad Sur is a shared experimental space begun in 2021 which, taking its starting point in Móstoles, wishes to explore the many faces and manifold riches that generate a sense of belonging in the cities within the metropolitan area of Madrid. Its second edition is called Brota invisible (Invisible Flow).

Brota invisible is aimed at all those interested in a shared rethinking of the inhabited space. Over the course of six sessions, spaced out between May and December 2022, we will explore the idiosyncrasy of Móstoles based on an omnipresent yet very often invisible element, which is water. Up until relatively recently, the people of Móstoles sourced their water locally, underground. This all changed when Móstoles connected to Isabel II canal water supply network. Taking our point of departure in this rupture, and all its ensuing implications, we will open the conversation. But there are also other elements in the various strata of the city that are forgotten about: the memory of those who are no longer with us and those that were silenced. And also the initiative of locals to decide how to build their own city. We will try to bring to the surface and throw light on some of these invisible flows, rivers that run underneath the ground we stand on, ponds that disappear and which, almost as if by magic, suddenly reappear.

The first session will take place on Tuesday 24 May and will consist of a walk which will start at CA2M at 6:00 pm. The following sessions will take place on 21 June, 27 September, 25 October, 22 November and 13 December. Each session will centre on this core theme as well as the interests suggested by participants. The enrolment form for the first session is already available.

AHIMOS (Amigos de la Historia de Mostoles, Friends of the History of Mostoles) is a relatively new association which came about with the purpose of investigating and promoting the past of this city in the Region of Madrid. Despite its newness, some of its members have been involved in these activities for almost twenty years, on a journey involving thousands of hours spent digging into archives and libraries, into excavations in search of treasure that nobody expected, of strolling streets and countryside to portray them as they are... and all with the goal of bringing the past customs, events and society closer to the local community today, in the hope that they will appreciate and feel a greater attachment to the place where they live.

Patricia Esquivias grew up in the suburbs on the outskirts of Madrid. Since she came of age she has lived in different cities, always searching in them for traces of local crafts and artisanship. Since 2005 she has mainly worked with video, a discipline she uses to share her narratives on history and the city. In 2016 she had a solo show at CA2M called “At Times Embellished”.

Carlos Copertone studied Law and obtained a PhD on the ways cities grow. In his teaching practice he literally proposed taking to the streets to explore and rethink them. All these approaches have gradually taken him closer to the field of architecture and contemporary art. He has curated various exhibitions and has also published books and is closely involved with Caniche, a publishing production and action platform outside conventional exhibition circuits that came into being in 2015.

Fechas texto cabecera
24th May to 13th December
Intended for
Inscripción:
-
Acceso notas adicionales

Capacity: 20 people

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Ciudad Sur is a shared experimental space begun in 2021 which, taking its starting point in Móstoles, wishes to explore the many faces and manifold riches that generate a sense of belonging in the cities within the metropolitan area of Madrid. Its second edition is called Brota invisible (Invisible Flow).

Categoría cabecera
Laguna Coperlim
CIUDAD SUR 2022. I N V I S I B L E F L O W
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Laguna Coperlim de Móstoles. Picture: Patricia Esquivias.

Type of Thinking / Community
Temas Pensamiento
Ocultar imagen principal
Desactivado
Duration
One Tuesday a month
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REGISTRATIONS SOLD OUT

 

The Autoplacer festival, the self-publishing music event held every year at CA2M since 2010, is back again this year on Saturday 27 November. This year the festival will focus on defending the creative and relational potential of the underground Spanish scene and its discourses in a series of concerts by independent groups and soloists.

The festival returns again lending support to various guest invited projects that promote concepts of self-publishing, self-distribution and collaborative networks in disciplines like comics, fanzines and illustration, among others.

In addition, Autoplacer and CA2M are once again organizing the Autoplacer Roughcuts competition. Growing in stature with every passing year, it is a platform presenting a major pool of talented young groups starting out on the scene, lending greater visibility to the diversity of music beyond the codes set in place by the industry and formula radio.

In such a fraught moment for live music as the present, projects like Autoplacer, in which institutions and the music scene join forces around concepts such as care, respect and mutual support, provide a big stimulus for contemporary creation. Let’s say it loud and proud: Long live Autoplacer!

Curated by Autoplacer/Sindicalistas

 AUTOPLACER 2021 – SATURDAY 27 NOVEMBER 12:30 - 20:00

12:30 – 15:00 NAVXJA, CABIRIA, XENIA

16:30 – 20:00 AMOR BUTANO, OKOMO, VIUDA, LUZ FUTURO

ADMISSION

Due to the characteristics of the venue in which the Autoplacer 2021 festival is being held, admission will be by prior enrolment only.

Enrolment opens on Tuesday 23 November at 12 noon. Forms are available on this webpage.

Enrolment is personal and non-transferable.

You can enrol for the morning and/or afternoon sessions:

Morning: 12:30 - 15:00 with Navxja, Cabiria and Xenia.

Afternoon: 16:30 - 20:00 with Amor Butano, OkOmo, Viuda and Luz Futuro.

Please be punctual.

Doors open between 12:00 and 12:30 for the morning session and between 16:00 and 16:30 for the afternoon session.

Doors close at the beginning of each session.

 

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AMOR BUTANO

Butano

Raquel, Sara y Diego forman Amor Butano en Valencia a finales de 2019, un grupo de pop efervescente con reminiscencias a Mecano o a Vocoder. Conjugando el amor y la física, construyen canciones divertidas con un poso de pesar y nostalgia, un contraste musical que bien podría ser una metáfora de la vida misma.

Vídeo “Entropía”

Disco “Benimaclet” en Bandcamp

 

CABIRIA

Cabiria

Eva Valero es la mente que se esconde detrás de ese felliniano sobrenombre que es Cabiria y la responsable del disco “Ciudad de las dos lunas”(2021, El Volcán Música) un viaje personal, una toma de conciencia de las capacidades propias y una autoafirmación como artista pop. Donde antes había timidez y socarronería ahora hay canciones redondas y brillantes, donde antes había susurros y ambientes vaporosos ahora hay una voz rotunda que nos guía por un universo pop tan variado en sus referencias como redondo en su factura. Eva ha dejado de ser nuestra Cabiria, un hito underground, para convertirse en una de las grandes artistas de pop electrónico del país, y todo sin perder ni un ápice de su frescura o su personalidad.

Disco “Ciudad de las dos lunas” en Bandcamp

Video “Después de medianoche”

 

LUZ FUTURO

Futuro

Luz Futuro es el proyecto musical del productor canario Daniel Benavides. Artista etéreo y avant-garde, transmite sensaciones encontradas entre el nuevo romanticismo y la electrónica más experimental. En su estética sonora está presente el post punk andrógino y su música está influenciada por el new wave de los 80's, el ambient y el electro.

Ha publicado este año su primer EP “Falsos Techos” con el joven sello americano Beso de Muerte Records y mítico el sello alemán Young & Cold Records. Haciendo justicia con su sonido atemporal, recorriendo el pop de la nueva ola y el post punk, con letras directas y melodías nostálgicas.

Luz Futuro en Bandcamp

Vídeo “La cura”

 

NAVXJA

Navxja

Artista multidisciplinar, documentalista y parte de la nueva escena bedroom desde una visión racializada y disidente. La cantante afrodescendiente Naomy Salge ha sorprendido con su manera personal de acercarse al pop desde todas sus vertientes, pero sobre todo con una sinceridad que duele en el corazón.

Disco “Amor de verano” en Bandcamp

Vídeo “Mi chica”

 

OKOMO - Ganador Concurso de Maquetas Autoplacer 2020

Okomo

OkOmO es un músico con toda una vida de experiencia en multitud de bandas del underground capitalino, inclinándose por la experimentación sonora extrema y sin complejos en la mayoría de proyectos en los que ha participado. Sin embargo para esta nueva aventura ha dejado atrás todo lo complicado e intrincado de sus etapas anteriores y se ha volcado en un sonido directo, sencillo y melódico con cierta querencia por el lo-fi.

Acaba de grabar su primer álbum, con el que promete sofisticar y refinar los sonidos expuestos en la demo ganadora de la última edición del Concurso de Maquetas Autoplacer.

Canción “Fuera” en Bandcamp

 

VIUDA

Viuda

 

Con una inspiración casi demoníaca, cuatro asturianas han juntado su talento y brujería para dar a conocer Viuda. Decimos talento porque mezclar punk oscuro con copla no es fácil, pero ellas lo hacen como nunca antes se había oído. Puedes comprobarlo escuchando desde ya mismo su primer EP homónimo: cinco canciones de furia y puro veneno, traídas para corromper todas las almas puras que se presten a la ceremonia. Las letras pasarían perfectamente por conjuros y hechizos basados en la rabia y la perversión; sin dejar de lado su música imponente y acelerada, para que la fuerza y la magia de este cuarteto asturiano no pase desapercibida.

EP “Viuda” en Youtube

Viuda en Bandcamp

 

XENIA

Xenia

Xenia, una joven de 20 años que ha demostrado adaptarse perfectamente a dicha definición explorando sonidos y letras en su música capaces de crear una atmósfera que mezcla los sonidos que irrumpieron en la década de los 80, así como el synth pop o new wave, con elementos de actualidad.

Vídeo “Desde la Luna”

EP “Esfera” en Bandcamp

Type of activity
Dates
Saturday November 27
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Acceso notas adicionales

REGISTRATIONS SOLD OUT

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The Autoplacer festival, the self-publishing music event held every year at CA2M since 2010, is back again this year on Saturday 27 November. This year the festival will focus on defending the creative and relational potential of the underground Spanish scene and its discourses in a series of concerts by independent groups and soloists.

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FESTIVAL AUTOPLACER 2021
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Duration
12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Audiovisuales con descripción
Video resumen. Festival Autoplacer 2021.
Festival Autoplacer 2021. Entrevista a Xenia.
Festival Autoplacer 2021. Entrevista a Okomo.
Festival Autoplacer 2021. Entrevista a Luz Futuro.

Silence is a polysemy concept that can be used to describe different situations in different contexts. The idea of silence encompasses both literal and symbolical lack of sound in which poetic images, theories and historical analysis on social phenomena, spiritual processes or personal pacts can take part.

Besides, noise is the necessary counterpart of silence noise, sort of an inseparable marriage passing the baton from one to another throughout our perception. Music contemplates silence as a seal between passages, as a dilatation of the space in blank, or as a previous clear call to harmonic change.  In fact, silence can be a communicative resource or a musical measure, but what does it happens when silence comes from a society in conflict?

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Video
María Ruído
 
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Fran Meana
 
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Traficantes de sueños -Dream dealers-

PROGRAMMING
13 NOV

18:30 H. Round table: The Politics of science. Perspective from the intellectual and artistic practice.
Presented and moderated by Daniel Granados (Producciones Doradas/ Doropaedia)
Lecturer: María Ruido, Traficantes de sueños (Julia Millán Bermejo), Tres.
This round table aims to deal with the idea of the already suffered silence from politics, understanding politics as all that which make references to the capacity to decide about the subjects of the life in society and found and alter, not only the law which governs human society but the its perception. Lecturer will approach the concept explaining the way they understand and board the idea of silence from their intelectual and creative practice (documentary, artistic or editorial).

19:30 H. Concierto para apagar by Tres -Concert to turn off-
Tres will perform one of its last "concerts to turn off". The audio from DOROPAEDIA will be the result of this performance, which will be live and recorded placing mics around the venue to register the progressive silence which will take over. The “Conciertos para Apagar -Concerts to turn off” are based on the careful listening of the continuous sound set within the venue during the process of gradually turning off and depending on its function and intensity up to maximum possible level of silence. We will then assist the surgical dissection of the background of our auditory life, the shapeless mass of blows and hums that floods the public, working and domestic spaces where there are running machines. Through a gradual turning off process of all sounds, we will witness the discovery of sound landscape increasingly crisp and sharp in line with increasingly presence of the silence. The final destiny of this sonoric journey is the new milieu  resulting from repositionating silence within its natural threshold.  Now, the quality of listening is perfect.

20:30 H. Projection of El Plan Rosebud 2, 2008 by María Ruido
Within her practical investigation on the collective memory, started with “La memoria interior” -"The inner memory"(2002), María Ruido presents a critical maping on the politics of memory finding testimonies, observing them, dialoguing with them and structuring them, in four parts and three intermidiates, so they question  embedded ideas in the public sphere. This second act of Plan Rosebud addresses the last years of Francoism (and the companies which were born with), transition (as elite agreement) and post (with the explosion of the punk and movida movement) viewed from the knowledge of private individuals and of members of the social movements which emerged   parallel to political parties. The study case in centered in  Galicia, although easily extrapolated to the rest of States, which can be also compared to what was happening in the Great Britain of Thatcher.

LECTURERS

Tres
Multidisciplinary artist focused on the investigation and experimentation with silence. Silence cocktails,  Blackouts or complete turning off of buildings, clandestine actions, videos, exhibitions, installations and all kind of ceremonies are some of the multiple ways that Tres has translated silence in the last 15 years. Today, Tres is focused on the search of a more conceptual mean and less experiential to approach silence. This change of direction mainly follows the interest in considering some negative aspect of this phenomenon which remained unexplored,  mostly those from the political and comunication fields. She is curating  her second and consecutive cycle of exhibitions for Espai del Fundación Joan Miró in Barcelona.
http://elsilencio.com

María Ruído
Videomaker, cultural investigator and producer, developing from 1996 interdisciplinary projects about the social elaboration of the body and its placement within the imaginary of works, as well as the mechanisms of memory construction and its relation with the narrative manner of history. Nowadays,  living in Barcelona where she is professor at the Design and Image Department from Universidad de Barcelona, where she also is part of study groups on representation and its contextual relations.

Fran Meana
is artist and has displayed in exhibition such as: Basado en hechos reales, Artium, Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz. Antes que todo, CA2M, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, Madrid. Everything is out there, La Casa Encendida, Madrid. 89Km., MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo/ CGAC, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela. When asking him about his contribution to Doropaedia, Fran addresses the experience of John Cage in Harvard in the early '50: “In 1951, John Cage visited the anechoic chamber of Harvard University. Cage entered into the chamber expecting to listen to silence, but, instead, he listened two sounds, a high and a low one. When explaining to the sound engineer, he said:
-'The high sound comes from your running nerve system. The low sound comes from your blood circulation.'“

Traficantes de sueños -Dream dealers-
Traficantes de sueños is a polifacetic project constituted in the nineties with the intention to be a space for training, reflection and meetings for alternative and social movements. Seeking to go beyond  that scope, it is intended to play its part to enrich debates, sensibilities and practices which aim at transforming that stage of things. Nowadays, it is composed by a library, a self-manage distributor ‬and an editorial. The essays have Creative Commons license and are available for pdf downloading  at: http://www.traficantes.net/ 

Type of activity
Dates
13th NOVEMBER, 2013
Temas
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Silence is a polysemy concept that can be used to describe different situations in different contexts. The idea of silence encompasses both literal and symbolical lack of sound in which poetic images, theories and historical analysis on social phenomena, spiritual processes or personal pacts can take part. Silence can be a communicative resource or a musical measure, but what does it happens when silence comes from a society in conflict?

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This installment will focus on the legal-philosophical concept of the commons, which refers to all assets that are not privately owned. The commons legislates and defines all assets that may be freely used by all the members of a given community. The commons can be used to describe tangible (forests, squares, etc.) and intangible assets (musical compositions, designs, etc.), as well as social (democracy), natural (ocean floors) and cultural elements (languages), as long as they are publicly and collectively managed.

CD CONTENTS

Music
Antonna
Los Caveles
Prisma en llamas
Wild Honey

Video
Zemos98

Text
Jordi Claramonte

Images
Miguel Brieva

PARTICIPATING BANDS

ANTONNA. Today, technology is advancing at a terrifying pace, and one of the consequences is that nobodies like this guy can record whole albums in their own homes and brazenly offer them to respectable, law-abiding citizens on the web. Accompanied by a raucous drum machine, an acoustic guitar and a moustachioed bassist, Anntona has released En la cama con Anntona, with a style which some have likened to Magnetic Fields and Mojinos Escozíos. Somewhere halfway between these two bands is this incredibly fresh pop pieced together with second-rate rhymes and more than first-rate melodies. Anntona is a good guy and he’s willing to prove it, regardless of who he has to trample on in the process.

ANTONNA

LOS CLAVELES. Marcos played the saxophone with Au, but what he really wanted to do was play his own songs, which had a sound somewhere between Golpes Bajos and Josef K, so he started playing with Santos and Jordi, and it turned out that their sound was something more between Monochrome Set and Ciudad Jardín. Later they brought in Papeles and Miguel, and then Papeles and Miguel left and they brought in Sergio, and meanwhile they released two CD-Rs and gave a handful of concerts that won them a lot of fans, because they sound fresh and fun and have a lot of hit songs. 

LOS CLAVELES

PRISMA EN LLAMAS. Hugo, formerly of the band Margarita, and Pablo, formerly of Ensaladilla Rusa, are the two halves of Prisma en Llamas. They will soon be releasing an EP with songs that are a perfect genetic cross between Jesus and Mary Chain and El Último de la Fila. They offer us six songs of tension, like a rubber band that is about to break but refuses to snap with the restraint of the satiated glutton. Melodies that slide smoothly into your ears and down to your trachea and stay there, where the acoustics are better. Prisma en Llamas is one of the most agreeable surprises of 2010.

prisma en llamas

WILD HONEY. The official history of pop tends to tiptoe over a lot of albums which the most obsessive music buffs consider true touchstones. Wild Honey, the title of Guillermo Farré’s project, takes its name from the grossly underrated Beach Boys record – an album of marvellous songs where everything falls discreetly into its proper place. But marvels are never really discreet, and even the slightest effort to listen a bit more closely will soon reveal how great this album truly is. Wild Honey is that kind of band. Epic Handshakes and Bear Hug, Wild Honey’s debut album, features music that practically oozes love. You can hear echoes of Brill Building, The Zombies, early Scott Walker, the Sherman Brothers’ Disney soundtracks, Michel Legrand, Curt Boettcher, bubblegum pop, everything along the line from the upbeat sentimental tunes of American music from the first half of the 20th century to a pocket-size Sufian Stevens and Jens Lekman with an innocent voice and gaze. Dressed-up pop that strives to be beautiful and is: solid tunes, impeccable arrangements and tributes.

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2010
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Este número versó en torno al procomún (traducción al castellano del concepto jurídico-filosófico anglosajón commons), concepto que designa todos aquellos bienes cuya propiedad no se encuentra en manos privadas. El procomún legisla y determina todos aquellos bienes que pueden ser libremente utilizados por todos los miembros de comunidades dadas. Pueden ser parte del procomún tanto entes tangibles (bosques, plazas…) como bienes intangibles (composiciones musicales, diseños…), entes sociales (democracia), naturales (fondos marinos) o culturales (idiomas), siempre y cuando la gestión de los mismos sea pública y colectiva.

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