sábado, 17 de octubre de 2009

Concierto de Santiago

7e Biennale de Mercosul


Vernissage de la biennale: vendredi 16 octobre 2009, 18h30, Cais de Porto Alegre, Brésil.
Fête d’ouverture dans le Fiteiro Cultural sur Second Life: samedi 17 octobre 2009, 20h (15h au Brésil).
Transmission en direct depuis l’espace d’art SANTANDER CULTURAL de Porto Alegre.
Chaque dimanche dans le Fiteiro Cultural SL, du 18 octobre au 29 novembre 2009:
performances, fêtes, DJs live, rencontres, projections de films et visites guidées.
Programme en annexe.

Opening of the biennial: Friday 16th of October 2009, 6:30 p.m, Cais de Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Opening party In the Fiteiro Cultural on Second Life: Saturday 17th of October 2009, 8:00 p.m (3:00 p.m in Brazil).
Live transmission from the SANTANDER CULTURAL Art Center of Porto Alegre.
Every Sunday in the Fiteiro Cultural SL, from the 18th of October to the 29th of November 2009:
performances, parties, live DJs, encounters, movie projections and guided tours.
Program in attachment.


viernes, 16 de octubre de 2009

Allora & Calzadilla


Jennifer Allora (b. 1974, USA) and Guilliermo (b. 1971, Cuba)
Have been working together since 1995. They have developed a distinctive vocabulary based on disrupting established presumption of societal norms. Politically
Charged topics suffuse their oeuvre, and this exhibition addresses themes of the abuse of power, while also addressing actual historical incidents.

The exhibition’s featured work, Sediments, Sediments (Figures of Speech) from 2007,is part of a series of site-specific sound installation. One hears a libretto of extracts from political speeches made by Martin Luther King, the Dalai Lama and Saddan Hussein, among is visceral and physical, example of the pair’s complex vernacular, an amalgam of dissimilar elements that together form an absurd whole.
Allora & Calzadilla have a research-driven approach to their subject matter. Over time they collect recordings of speeches, music and visual material that are refined into expressions of opinion. During the course of their creative process it is this collected material becomes a partner they enter into a dialogue with. The pair challenges existing systems and authoritative positions continually seeking to find new ways of responding and acting in relation to particular events and to the times we live in.

Allora & Calzadilla’s works are articulated through a broad range of media. They include per formative elements, photography, video and installations, and are characterized by surprising constellations, absurd humors and dialogue. The artists often invite others to participate in they works.

Rreturnig a Sound 2004

The video Under Discussion,2005 is a follow up to Returning Sound. The opening image of the video is dark. we can just make out someone wading through water. On closer inspection this turns out to be someone pulling a table behind them at the water's edge. The table is upside down, and is rectangular in shape-not unlike the kind of table that might at a seminar
decimation of the

Under Discussion 2005

Land Mark (Foot Prints) from 2000-2002 among others is collaboratory project. Here the focus is on the American military authorities’ appropriation of the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, and how their bomb testing has resulted in decimation of the island’s ecosystem.

Land Mark (Foot Prints) from 2000-2002

Y aquí les va una foto del presentador de esta información junto al artista Guillermo Calzadilla.

Oslo 15 de Octubre de 2009.
Foto y documentación (Alexis Parra Pucho)

salut les cubains (agnes varda,1963)

salut les cubains documental sobre la revolución cubana de Agnes Varda.

jueves, 1 de octubre de 2009

Cuatro Esquinas

PELOTA and afterwards a party
Pelota means ball in Spanish, in Cuba this often means baseball, the national sport. A baseball-inspired game played in the streets of Havana is the starting point for this project. It is called "Cuatro Esquinas" (Four Corners) It is played in teams of four players, no bats or special clothes are required and there is no judge. What is needed is a tennis ball, preferably cooked and skinned and a street or square where you can mark up the stations with a piece of chalk. Style, humor and elegance are as important as the points. We will play with some Cuban players, but everyone is invited to join and learn.
Pelota is the beginning of a project where we will invite people with different background and culture to participate in a process to develop a common ball game. The new game will be based on discussions, experiences and ideas in relation to life and integration in a Norwegian climate and society.