Workshop

Workshop

Even if we wanted to, we cannot kill our dead. There are certain tasks that the dead summon us to do. And so, we carry them with us in our day to day lives, in small gestures or flashes of very intense emotion. How to share the losses, that which remains bound to us, the strange impermanence, that eagerness to bury our hearts, the confusing and incessant buzzing blue pain? Mourning is a political task, it builds community, it is a ritual of caring that reproduces life. Mourning unites us. I often talk to my friends about this, I believe that our grandmothers were the last ones to truly understand that death was part of life. They knew how to reconnect with the soil, and now perhaps it is time for us to create other rituals, other ways of being, of living and of dying.

Between January and June 2021, Marta Echaves carried out extensive research into mourning, its representations, politics and rituals. She was accompanied by the choreographer Esther Rodriguez Barbero, the artist Julia Montilla and the researcher Maria Rosón. From that series of meetings and conversations emerge certain questions and approaches which have shaped the programme of public activities That Blue Buzzing Sound.

Understanding research as a way of accompanying other projects that also address our contemporary relationship to death and grieving, That Blue Buzzing Sound focuses on sharing practices and poetics that make it possible to grasp experiences when language fails us and the end is centre-stage.

Marta Echaves. She is the coordinator of activities in Spain for the publishing house Caja Negra. She has written for artists' catalogues and publications and is, alongside María Ruido and Antonio Gomez Villar, the editor of Working Dead. Post-work scenarios (La virreina at the Centre of the Image). Interested in writing and historical research, her projects aim to revisit images and metaphors by focusing on intimate experiences and anecdotes as detonators of poetic memory devices. “La Contrarrevolución de los Caballos” was an investigation into heroin and HIV in the context of Spanish neoliberalism, which took on various formats and was shown in places such as Can Felipa, MACBA, MNCARS, ARCO... More recently, she presented her research into post-dictatorship paranormal memory with the conference "De las Acechanzas" (On the Hauntings) at the Domingo Festival.

Type of activity
Dates
12 and 13 november
Intended for
Temas
Acceso notas adicionales

12th November 18:00 - 21:00 13 November 11:00 - 14:00. Capacity: 20 PLAZAS

Entradilla

Between January and June 2021, Marta Echaves carried out extensive research into mourning, its representations, politics and rituals. She was accompanied by the choreographer Esther Rodriguez Barbero, the artist Julia Montilla and the researcher Maria Rosón. From that series of meetings and conversations emerge certain questions and approaches which have shaped the programme of public activities That Blue Buzzing Sound.

Subtítulo
Workshops and public activities
Categoría cabecera
Ese zumbido azul
THAT BLUE BUZZING SOUND
Pie media

Este río es este río, action by Pepe Espaliú, Urumea river, summer 1992. Arteleku. La barca, Marina Gonzalez Guerreiro, Tamuxe river, summer 2019. Author's photograph

¿Es un ciclo?
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Duration
Two days workshop

SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY. 10:00 - 14:00 & 15:00 - 19:00

SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY. 10:00 - 14:00

Sweet Fever is a choreographic proposal by the artist Pere Faura, based on the iconic movie Saturday Night Fever. It will be a choral piece in loop in which prolonged repetition shifts between faithful execution, modification, deformation and complete disfiguration while, at the same time, it will strike up a dialogue with other theatrical elements like video, music and lighting, which re-signify this iconic choreography.

Potential participants are invited to enrol in this workshop, which will be run by Faura himself. The end result will form part of the Sweet Fever experience, the piece that will bring the third edition of the “El cine rev[b]elado” season to a close on Sunday 25 February.

Aimed at all those interested in dance, the body and performance. The group of collaborators will include between 15 and 20 people. Don’t forget to bring sports shoes.

Type of activity
Dates
24th and 25th February, 2020
Directed by
Temas
Entradilla

Sweet Fever is a choreographic proposal by the artist Pere Faura, based on the iconic movie Saturday Night Fever. It will be a choral piece in loop in which prolonged repetition shifts between faithful execution, modification, deformation and complete disfiguration while, at the same time, it will strike up a dialogue with other theatrical elements like video, music and lighting, which re-signify this iconic choreography.

Categoría cabecera
Sweet Fever
SWEET FEVER WORKSHOP WITH PERE FAURA
¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado

(silence) – SSH – SSH – SSH – SSH – SSH – SSH – SSH – (silence) – UUU – UUU – UUU – UUU – UUU – UUU – UUU – (silence) – SSH – SSH – SSH – SSH – SSH – SSH – SSH – (silence) – HEL – LO – HEL – LO – HEL – LO – HEL – LO – HEL – LO – HEL – LO – HEL – LO – HEL – LO – WE – ARE – HEL – LO – WE– ARE – HEL – LO – WE – ARE – HEL – LO – WE – ARE – HEL – LO – WE – ARE – HEL – LO – THE– CHOIR – HEL – LO – CHOIR –HEL – LO– CHOIR – HEL – THE – CHOIR – HEL – THE – CHOIR – HEL – LO – HEL – LO – HEL – LO – HEL – LO – HEL – LO – HEL – LO – HEL – LO – HEL – LO – HEL – LO – HEL – LO – HEL – THEY – ARE– THE– CHOIR – THEY – ARE– THE– CHOIR – THEY – ARE– THE– CHOIR – THEY – ARE– THE– CHOIR – THEY – ARE– THE– CHOIR – WE– ARE– THE– CHOIR– WE– ARE – THE– CHOIR – WE– ARE– THE– CHOIR – WE– ARE– THE– CHOIR – WE– ARE– THE– CHOIR – WE– ARE– THE– CHOIR –
 

An amateur choir is a creative project in which all types of voices are welcome. The choir doesn’t just sing songs but aspires to embrace all the sounds in the world. That’s why it sings through silence, mumbling and stuttering and with sounds that sometimes involuntarily escape the body like laughter and screams..
 

During confinement we managed to counter our fears by singing to and with each other over the phone. We find melodies in the washing machine, stories through the window and a new language of gargling and birdsong. Now we are really looking forward to seeing each other in person once again and finally going together to Zarzalejo to sing with the choir of the artist Amalia Fernández.

Type of activity
Dates
Alternate Thursdays until June 10
Intended for
Inscripción
-
Entradilla

An amateur choir is a creative project in which all types of voices are welcome. The choir doesn’t just sing songs but aspires to embrace all the sounds in the world. 

Galería de imágenes
Coro Amateur. Zarzalejo. Sue Ponce.
Coro Amateur. Zarzalejo. Sue Ponce.
Coro Amateur. Zarzalejo. Sue Ponce.
Coro Amateur. Zarzalejo. Sue Ponce.
Coro Amateur. Zarzalejo. Sue Ponce.
Coro Amateur. Zarzalejo. Sue Ponce.
Coro Amateur. Zarzalejo. Sue Ponce.
Coro Amateur. Zarzalejo. Sue Ponce.
Coro Amateur. Zarzalejo. Sue Ponce.
Coro Amateur. Zarzalejo. Sue Ponce.
Subtítulo
CREATIVE VOICE WORKSHOP
Categoría cabecera
Coro Amateur 2021
AN AMATEUR CHOIR 2021
Pie de galería
Fotografías: Sue Ponce.
¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado
Duration
From 17 to 20h
Departamento de Investigación, Datos, Documentación, Cuestionamiento y Causalidad
Categoría cabecera

The Departamento de Investigación, Datos, Documentación, Cuestionamiento y Causalidad  was created as a temporary, time-limited space for the study of the collections held by the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo. It has been held for six months as a workshop reflecting on what it means to be a contemporary art museum through the presentation of case studies, group readings, meeting with artists and researchers, and participation in the Colección XIV: Pública exhibition.

In a few thousand years a future archaeological excavation will discover what were the limits of the city of Móstoles in 2020 and there they will find, on the site of the Children’s Home, bits of ceramic which, when pieced together, will create objects with no recognizable use purpose. The experts will try to guess where they came from, as they are neither utilitarian or decorative objects. The forms would suggest some kind of mysterious practice closer to the rituals and customs of the former inhabitants of this place.

During this school year, together with the inhabitants of the Children’s Home, we will make loads of extensible, ephemeral, detachable or permanent attachments, traces and remains for the future, sounds that will fill the space and slowly become echoes and then memories. We will create a set of sculptural pieces, hybrids between musical instruments and masks, monstrous fixtures that will be the memory of experiences that took place in this house over the course of these months.

We want to invent our own biography, who we want to be together and how we want to be remembered.

Fechas texto cabecera
NEXT SESSION: 16 DECEMBER
Entradilla

In a few thousand years a future archaeological excavation will discover what were the limits of the city of Móstoles in 2020 and there they will find, on the site of the Children’s Home, bits of ceramic which, when pieced together, will create objects with no recognizable use purpose.

Subtítulo
COLLABORATION WITH THE CHILDREN’S HOME IN MÓSTOLES
Events
Categoría cabecera
Casa Blanda
SOFT HOUSE
Type of Thinking / Community
Ocultar imagen principal
Desactivado
Temas
Duration
1 session
¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado

Put your body in a place.

Move it, shake it, jiggle it. 

Put it to the test. 

Subject it to and free it from a tempo and a rhythm.

Stress it, push it, tire it.

Listen to how your body sounds now.

What are our capacities for listening? Can we think of the body and treat it like a sound body? What sounds do we associate with our body or with the actions it performs and what is the meaning it imposes on them? How does the body sound?

During the month of September, we have invited the artist Sandra Gómez to propose a workshop in which we will use the workspace as a space of resonance, and as an instrument that resonates. And we will do the same with the body: it will be both the instrument that resonates as well as the space of resonance. Pat, rub, brush, caress...

The workshop will focus on research and experimentation with the body’s sonic capacity as well as how we perceive this sonic quality and how it affects the body.

Fechas texto cabecera
September
Acceso notas adicionales
Entradilla

During the month of September, we have invited the artist Sandra Gómez to propose a workshop in which we will use the workspace as a space of resonance, and as an instrument that resonates.

Subtítulo
EER. ESTUDIOS ESCÉNICOS RAROS
Categoría cabecera
MOVERLO, SACUDIRLO, AGITARLO...  TALLER CON LA ARTISTA SANDRA GÓMEZ
MOVE IT, SHAKE IT, JIGGLE IT... WORKSHOP WITH THE ARTIST SANDRA GÓMEZ
Type of Thinking / Community
Ocultar imagen principal
Desactivado
Biografías
¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado

One day you get a message with a location. This location is the hiding place of a letter that somebody has written to you. This somebody, whose identity you don’t know, proposes an exclusive sound experience for you, a musical gift.
 

Can you make music by writing words? Hiding Place is a proposal to work with sound without making music, it is an unidentified action that only you and I know, a meeting without meeting.
 

Individually, we will write a letter for someone we don’t know, proposing a sound experience. We will then hide the letter somewhere in the city so that a person who is communicated the location can pick it up. But, bear in mind that another person might find the letter first. And, of course, you will also receive your letter in a hiding place.

Fechas texto cabecera
28 and 29 october 2020
Acceso notas adicionales
Entradilla

Hiding Place is a proposal to work with sound without making music, it is an unidentified action that only you and I know, a meeting without meeting.

Subtítulo
HIDING PLACE. WORKSHOP WITH ÓSCAR BUENO
Categoría cabecera
GRUPO DE TEATRO LAS SIN NOMBRE EL ESCONDITE. TALLER CON ÓSCAR BUENO
LAS SIN NOMBRE THEATRE GROUP
Type of Thinking / Community
Ocultar imagen principal
Desactivado
Duration
16:30 - 19:30
¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado

R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, Ñ, O, P, Q.
 

Perhaps these are propitious times for proposals. If, as we have seen, change is possible, perhaps the time has come to also dismantle the sex-generic normalization processes. Ask ourselves what we learned without realizing it but also what we teach without realizing it. In this workshop for teachers of kindergarten, primary, secondary, training cycles, university and non-regulated education we are going to propose multiplying imaginary by activating the look, movement, gestures and doing.

Fechas texto cabecera
Durante el curso escolar
Acceso notas adicionales

Grupos de mínimo de 4 personas que pueden ser de distintos centros educativos (es necesario apuntarse en grupo).

Entradilla

In this workshop for teachers of kindergarten, primary, secondary, formative cycles, university and non-regulated education we are going to propose multiplying imaginary by activating the look, movement, gestures and doing.

Subtítulo
QUEER WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS
Categoría cabecera
La última letra es Q
The last letter is Q
Type of Thinking / Community
Temas Comunidad Educativa
Ocultar imagen principal
Desactivado
Duration
Dos sesiones de dos horas en el Centro escolar y en el CA2M
¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado

Two years ago, with the performing artist Aitana Cordero, we started a performance workshop focused on exploring the intimacy of adolescents within the classroom. We understand that now these relations mean something else and the performance forces us to ask ourselves new questions through action.

For this reason, this year it strikes us as absolutely necessary to continue placing desire at the very core in order to confront this uncertainty of the body that it is our lot to live through and perhaps to thus learn how to breathe better.

Fechas texto cabecera
From January 2021
Acceso notas adicionales

Maximum number of students: 30.

Entradilla

This year it strikes us as absolutely necessary to continue placing desire at the very core in order to confront this uncertainty of the body that it is our lot to live through and perhaps to thus learn how to breathe better.

Subtítulo
PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
Categoría cabecera
Hacerse invisible / Vivir en clase / Parar el tiempo
Becoming invisible/ Living in class/ stopping time
Type of Thinking / Community
Temas Comunidad Educativa
Ocultar imagen principal
Desactivado
Duration
The first two sessions, lasting two hours each, at school. The third session at CA2M with the duration to be agreed with the teacher.
Biografías
¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado

From the teachers’ room, the boiler room, the fire escape behind the building, the roof, or from whatever is behind the door at the end of the corridor. This workshop proposes entering those places at school where we have never been before and to reveal them through the camera as undiscovered settings you’ve never seen, or maybe you have, perhaps in a movie.

Fechas texto cabecera
All school year 2020 - 2021
Acceso notas adicionales

Maximum number of students: 30.

Entradilla

This workshop proposes entering those places at school where we have never been before and to reveal them through the camera as undiscovered settings you’ve never seen, or maybe you have, perhaps in a movie.

Subtítulo
AUDIOVISUAL WORKSHOP
Categoría cabecera
Desde un acantilado que vi en una película
From a cliff I saw in a movie
Type of Thinking / Community
Temas Comunidad Educativa
Ocultar imagen principal
Desactivado
Duration
Two 2-hour sessions to be arranged with the school
¿Es un ciclo?
Desactivado