Secondary and High School

Secondary and High School

First of all, we should explain that besides meaning ‘crazy’ or ‘mad’, the Spanish word loca from the title of this workshop “Volvernos Loca” is also used to describe “effeminate” homosexual men and is roughly equivalent to the English terms ‘sissy’ or ‘flaming queen’.

Sometimes when we are really interested or enthusiastic about something we say that we are “mad” to do it. This “going mad” is also a queer space where we stop being who we were and do what we have never done before.

It takes very little to make us go mad: a body, desire, to imagine how, what, when, and also a little bit of listening. To go out onto the streets together and run, run like mad. Go mad at school, in class, in the museum. Mad with joy, with pleasure, with longing to have a good time. Going mad so as not to end up mad.

A two-session workshop using action and performance to think from a queer perspective about ways of being that are beyond binary categories and fixed definitions of identity.

Final cycle of secondary school.

Schedule: the first 2-hour session to be arranged with the school. The second session from 11:00 to 13:30 at CA2M.

Maximum number of students: 30.

Type of activity
Dates
THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR
Temas
Entradilla

A two-session workshop using action and performance to think from a queer perspective about ways of being that are beyond binary categories and fixed definitions of identity.

Subtítulo
QUEER WORKSHOP
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GOING MAD
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In this workshop the groups will work with art’s capacity to transform time and space. Over the course of the various sessions the class will be turned into a room and the museum into a house. The students will turn off the lights, remove the desks and dance. They will visit the most intimate corners of the museum and together they will build a shelter.

Last year, the performing artist Aitana Cordero designed this workshop in which we will discover how hard it is to work with intimacy in secondary schools and, at once, just how important it is to do so.

Times: the first two two-hour sessions at school and the third open-ended session at CA2M to be agreed with the teacher.

Maximum number of students: 30.

Type of activity
Dates
THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR
Temas
Entradilla

In this workshop the groups will work with art’s capacity to transform time and space. Over the course of the various sessions the class will be turned into a room and the museum into a house. The students will turn off the lights, remove the desks and dance. They will visit the most intimate corners of the museum and together they will build a shelter.

Subtítulo
PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
Categoría cabecera
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BECOMING INVISIBLE / LIVING TOGETHER IN CLASS / STOPPING TIME
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There are unused ceramic kilns in the storeroom for the sculpture workshop at the Europa secondary school. When we asked about them we were told that, back in the early 1990s, a group of teachers managed to introduce a Visual Arts course at the school. They spoke nostalgically about when the arts building was built and about the long teachers’ meetings to discuss experimental ideas they would introduce in the classrooms.

It strikes us as incredibly important to try to bring back this passion, especially at a time when art is being pushed out of the curriculum at schools. This year we want to start a project together with José Luis, Mercedes and Carmen (art teachers at the Europa secondary school) so that the students can create their own space for creativity. A place where they can turn on the kilns once again, increase the number of hours in creating, and defend the importance of art.
 

PHASE ONE: collaboration project between the CA2M library, Education department and IES Europa secondary school

A box of fanzines published by women, a shelf of books classified by weight or by colour, an envelope with minimum publications... A library can be almost anything.

This school year, along with Sonia and Andrea, the librarians at CA2M, we will begin a collaborative project to create an archive of art publications with art students at IES Europa secondary school: a strange, unsuspected library created from holdings discarded from the CA2M library. Students will take discarded books, catalogues and fanzines on a journey to the art classes at IES Europa. Once they find themselves in their new emplacement, we will start to think about and construct a collective archive where we will bring into question the conventional logic of a library in order to create a new archive narrative from materials which were initially rejected and which therefore are situated, from the outset, against the grain. The project seeks to develop new possibilities from creativity and resistance, to bring students into closer contact with contemporary creation and to create new bonds of collaboration between departments and institutions.The first activity will be a three-day workshop to create furniture in which we will jointly design and build an artefact or piece of furniture that will serve as both transport container and display case for the publications.

PHASE TWO: publishing with nothing

During the recent confinement we wanted to continue developing this project, even at a distance. For that purpose, we invited Andrea Galaxina to come up with a proposal to send to students. Taking the form of a tutorial, Andrea prepared a fanzine to explore the creative possibilities of self-publishing.

“In these strange times we are going through, when you cannot leave home to buy things, or perhaps you cannot leave home at all, it is important to realize that the materials we have at hand can open doors to fascinating worlds that perhaps, during our everyday lives, we don’t pay any real attention to. To create with nothing is a political and transformative action. And so too is publishing with nothing. The most subversive way of publishing in history is the fanzine. Furthermore, publishing fanzines allows us to expand our creativity. But we can also turn it into a vehicle to connect with others. Now that our interpersonal relationships have been seriously affected, we can take advantage of this state of emergency to introduce new ways of expressing ourselves and communicating with one another. That’s why in this guide I am going to show you how to make a fanzine with things that you probably have ready access to during confinement: ordinary everyday stationary materials with which we can nonetheless do extraordinary things. I will also give you a brief recap of the history and philosophy behind it and how to distribute our creations without leaving home".

Read Editar con nada. Una pequeña guía práctica (y un poco teórica) para hacer fanzines.

Type of activity
Dates
School Year 2019 - 2020
Temas
Entradilla

It strikes us as incredibly important to try to bring back this passion, especially at a time when art is being pushed out of the curriculum at schools. This year we want to start a project together with José Luis, Mercedes and Carmen (art teachers at the Europa secondary school) so that the students can create their own space for creativity. A place where they can turn on the kilns once again, increase the number of hours in creating, and defend the importance of art.

Subtítulo
COLLABORATION WITH THE EUROPA SECONDARY SCHOOL
Categoría cabecera
2 HORAS Y 20 MINUTOS A 20 METROS DE PROFUNDIDAD
2 HOURS AND 20 MINUTES AT A DEPTH OF 20 METRES
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At the beginning of each new school year the education team at CA2M and the Pablo Neruda vocational education and training school meet up again. And we always have the same feeling that we don’t know exactly what is going to happen. This has given rise in the past to creating images for the end of the world and sounds never heard before in the carpentry, electricity and hairdressing workshops.

This year, working alongside the team of teachers at the school, we will continue creating a space where the process of collective creation will move and excite the students. Following a proposal by the artist and choreographer Cuqui Jerez we will play with wood, short-circuit the wiring and turn on the hairdryer to see what happens.

Type of activity
Dates
Throughout the 2019-2020 school year
Temas
Entradilla

At the beginning of each new school year the education team at CA2M and the Pablo Neruda vocational education and training school meet up again. And we always have the same feeling that we don’t know exactly what is going to happen.

Subtítulo
COLLABORATION WITH PABLO NERUDA VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL
Madera, chispas y una ráfaga de aire
Wood, sparks and a gust of wind
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