BCN Producció is a programme aimed at the artistic community in Barcelona and the city’s area of influence. Now being organised for the eighth time, it is an open call for applications for support for projects in need of production resources and institutional aid to see them through to fruition.
Through this initiative, La Capella provides support to meet artists’ financial and production needs while ensuring it remains in touch with the areas of discourse in art today, in keeping with its social function as a public amenity for contemporary art.
In the light of the uncertainty affecting contemporary art and the cultural sector in general, BCN Producció is proud to reaffirm its position as a solid pillar of support for creativity in Barcelona today. Following the addition of new categories to BCN Producció in recent years, the programme now includes three solo shows in the Sala Gran in La Capella, three in the Espai Cub, two off-site projects, one curatorial project and one research project.
Jury and project monitoring:
Àlex Brahim, Soledad Gutiérrez and Rubèn Verdú
Welcome to ProdCouchsurfing Experience!
We travel around our Art-Amfitrio*ns' sofas from Barcelona and surroundings, We spent one night at each. We transform their house in universes, lounges, dance floors and forest.
Move within the philosophy of "DO IT with Others", lived with systemic models of the same or different dimension, we explore variants of the chaos theory and we orbit by the frequency of the subversive love.
After travelling, becoming de "OVNI" format: an amorphous, unkown and paranormal mass that trascends this life time! Physical laws and constants in full expansion!
Presentation of the project:
FORMAT UFO ORBITING. "DECASICÁLOGO" IN ACTION!
Gravitational motion for Prod-couchsurfing Experiences with The Salo's and fleeting hatching of a New Genre Art, the "Prod-Couchsurfing"
data: 03/02/2015 = 4 ("home")
place: La Capella Street hospital
THROUGH THE ACT OF INNER APPROACH TO SHARE COMMON INTERESTS Ramon Parramon, RaquelFriera and Xavi Bassas, Blai Mesa Rosés, Christina Schultz and Patrícia Soley-Beltran SURGE A NEW GENRE ART: THE ART PROD-COUCHSURFING GENDER!
Of these shared experiences fluctuate constellations of concepts that expand as the universe in the form of music, choreography and syncretism WE WILL ORBIT WHERE TO FORMAT FOR THE LAUNCH OF UFO!
READY, STEADY, GOOO!!!
*Art-Anfitrion*s: Ramón Parramon, Raquel Friera & Xavi Bassas, Blai Mesa Rosés, Christina Schultz and Patrícia
The Spectrum project pays tribute to the chromatic theories and painting of Josef Albers by deploying elements that seek firstly to encourage visitors to engage in a critical exercise and secondly to represent a subjective theory of colour developed using objects that are the very last word, culturally speaking. In this instance, colour is turned into a crypto-informative material, a support and a vessel for hidden messages.
El món dels vencedors. Saló de maig (The Victors’ World. May Salon) uses photography as the support for an archaeological excavation of the Franco period based on the aesthetic exploration of the homes of those most responsible for the repression that followed the end of the Spanish Civil War. The theme that runs through the project is the frontier, and the values of the individuals concerned are projected onto the various motifs at the boundaries of their homes, such as doorways, facades and more general aspects. The photographs also present the properties and take us on an architectural tour that combines the personal tastes and the construction of symbols of the Franco era.
What happens if we convert all the notes in a musical score into natural notes? The Becuadro (Natural Sign) project aims to denature a musical composition by making all its notes natural, modifying the score and hence its sound. The flats and sharps of all the altered notes have been cancelled, a ‘naturalising’ achieved by means of the natural sign, the central figure of the project. The cube acts as a space that cancels, a space that reduces in which what happens musically is natural, unaltered.
Es una escena en la que yo mismo actúo (It’s a Scene in which I Myself Act) is a video project that consists of the recording of a panoramic shot lasting 20 seconds based on the recovery of the only missing scene from the film La Règle du jeu (1939; The Rules of the Game) by Jean Renoir, which was destroyed during World War II and restored 30 years later, when the original negative was found by chance.
Diari de conquestes (Journal of Conquests) is part of the “Àrticantartic” series and is based on the questions: what is a conquest and how is it represented? It is a collection of visual and written aphorisms: beyond geographical discovery, the exploration of desire, the will to power and the spaces of daily conquest.
One of the biggest failures in the history of design is the Ford Pinto, the first American compact car, hastily designed to counter the success of the Volkswagen Beetle. The engineers compressed the rear of the car to make it more like the Beetle and, as a result, decided to put the fuel tank under the rear bumper. This design error meant that the car exploded following a rear-end collision, frequently killing passengers instantly. 5 explosiones de un Ford Pinto (5 Ford Pinto Explosions) is an installation based on the history of the Ford Pinto that focuses on the perseverance and the patience involved in the creative act, a highly risky process full of good intentions but in which one mistake can lead to disaster.
When considering the future, it is difficult to envisage an alternative to what exists that does stray into a utopia. Myriad socio-historical factors directly influence an imaginary of the future in which art too has a part to play. However, to ask art to imagine a better future means overturning that utopia which it is so difficult to go beyond. El futur no espera (The Future Won’t Wait) is an exhibition that explores the various mechanisms used by art to consider a range of manifestations of the future in a series of projects capable of producing it by thinking of it in the past tense.