June 21, 7pm:
Installation, live experiment, project presentation and publication
El mal alumne. Pedagogia crítica per a intel·ligències artificials studies the mechanisms of artificial sight and learning by means of neural nets. The research project aims to experiment in this field by using three basic strategies: producing alternative learning; evaluating the unexpected results produced by these tools (very often regarded as errors); and making these tools talk not about images but about themselves, revealing characteristics of their learning.
In this presentation you can see audiovisual results produced with image classfication networks, image recognition and image generation; some live experiments will be held and the research carried out by Estampa will be explained.
From June 21 till June 29:
Visitable interactive installation
On the Border: 280 km, 25 days, 198 border stones, 212 artworks
In the summer of 2017, Noris walked the 280 km of the Spanish-French border in the province of Girona, through which the principal routes of the Republican exile ran. During the walk, the artist painted a work corresponding to each of the 198 stones that mark the border. Walking and painting, joining together points along the border, as though balancing on that invisible line that divides in two that which is one, making visible what is invisible and, in this way, opening up a new stage for memory.
Presentation of the publication and works exhibition
Girls Like Us + MOAT by Laia Estruch: reading-performance with musical production by Xavi Lloses.
Girls Like Us is a collective based in Brussels, Amsterdam and Stockholm that publishes a feminist queer art magazine of the same name, next to other activities such as parties, performances, talks and a lesbian bar called Mothers and Daughters
MOAT, by Laia Estruch, is a work in progress, an assay on possibilities, on gestures, body and voice. On this occasion, there will be a performance/concert with a soundtrack exploring two years of research and process leading up to it. Musical production by Xavi Lloses.
Camille Orny and Magda Vaz are presenting the publication related to their project Artengo2000, which was exhibited in the Sala Petita of La Capella between last October and January this year. The six episodes of the fiction series will be shown on a big screen.
Presentation of the publications associated with the live action projects
Victoria Macarte / Les Brontë: Fine Cherry
Quim Pujol: Verde croma
Eliana Beltrán: The Reading Room #3 – Aparatos del habla y materialismo histœrico
and Joan Casellas, mentor of Live action projects in BarcelonaProducció
Screening of Marit Östberg’s film When we are together we can be everywhere.
Screening of short films selected by Héctor Acuña from his collection Pornífero Festival.
Talk with Marit Östberg, Héctor Acuña and Lucía Egaña.
Venue: Piramidón (Concili de Trento, 313, planta 16)
To provide insights into the many facets of this research, the Piramidón art centre will host a display of some of the works deriving from it (drawings, portraits and poetic notes) and the presentation of the project publication, which features a number of Amazigh women’s songs and recipes.
Christina Schultz will be talking to Clara Garí and Carolina Jiménez about the life the artist shared with the Moroccan trabandadoras.* (*The name the women prefer to describe their work rather than the term porteadora [bearer], which they regard as offensive.)
Venue: kitchen of the Fundació Comtal (Sant Pere Mitjà, 81)
In the manner of a cookery workshop, we will be presenting the results of research carried out between Barcelona and the border area between Morocco and Melilla on the lives of the Amazigh women who engage in goods transport that is outside the law. The collective kitchen of a social space in El Born will make it possible to share the experiences of our neighbours from here and from there. We will sample a recipe or two and we will consider issues related to the artistic research.
The Eixams project is keen to celebrate St. Pontius’s Day with you.
Come, let’s share ideas and get to know and pollinate each other.
Eixams is a project by Àlex Muñoz, produced by Barcelona Producció 2017-18 in the category of digital environment that revolves around honeybees and explores their fascinating world beyond apiculture, a field that it expands while at the same time making the most of its practices and knowledge.
With the swarm of collaborators, we will be in the La Capella lobby between 12.00 midday and 8.00 pm.
The temporary intensity of the work by Claudia Pagès causes everything she makes to evade stable and pre-established formats. In Talk Trouble, the exhibition resisted being an exhibition; her "Talk Trouble readings" went beyond performance. At the same time, her publication distances itself from the conception of a catalogue and instead becomes a textual script of Talk Trouble.
In this presentation, Claudia Pagès and David Armengol will talk about voice, text, body and exhibition space.