BCN Producció has opened its call for proposals for the year 2016. Aimed at the artistic community of Barcelona and its area of influence, this call encourages the execution of projects that need production resources and institutional support to develop.
With this program, now in its tenth edition, La Capella offers support to artists’ financial and production needs while following closely the contemporary art practices, faithfull to its role as a public facility for contemporary art.
David Armengol, Latitudes (Max Andrews i Mariana Cánepa), Mireia Sallarès, Glòria Picazo and Francesc Ruiz.
• Demo / Pau Magrané
• Cartas desde el bosque / Bárbara Sánchez B.
• Until I am no longer able to stand / Anna Dot
• Background Immunity / Ricardo Trigo
• No es homosexual simplemente el homófilo sino el cegado por el falo perdido / Equipo Palomar (Rafael Marcos Mota / Mario Páez Sanchez)
• El misterio de Caviria / Antoni Hervas
• Teatre d'amadors / Oriol Nogues
• La materia como forma / Ariadna Parreu
• La dissidència nostàlgica / Joana Hurtado Matheu
Using a neo-materialistic approach, the project investigates materials which, decontextualised from their business, scientific and technical environments, have become media used in the visual arts. The materials thus function directly as a discourse rather than a means, asserting the mechanisms that render them invisible and neutral within the flexible forms of art. In short, Background Immunity explores how the notion of progress affects the way in which the forms of artistic representation as well as the relationships of technical dependence between scientific development and artistic discourses responsive to the social evolution of technology are established.
Within his prolific literary output, in 1976 Alberto Cardín wrote a film script that remains unpublished, titled No es homosexual simplemente el homófilo, sino el cegado por el falo perdido, today part of the Biblioteca Alberto Cardín. The script was developed in the context of Spain during the first project for a political reform bill and the first democratic election of a president following the Franco dictatorship. Its activation and realization -for the first time- in the present again impacts national macropolitics right at a time of paradigm shift, or what is being called the ‘Second Transition’.
On 24 September 2013, Texas senator Ted Cruz announced to the press that he would speak as long as he could maintain himself upright – “until I am no longer able to stand,” he said – in opposition to Obama’s proposed health care reform known as Obamacare. The next day he delivered a 21-hour faux filibuster, which is the practice of giving a prolonged speech with the aim of paralysing parliamentary debate and blocking the approval of a law.
Until I am no longer able to stand proposes to convert the Espai Cub into the stage for creating a filibuster speech to take place on the last day of the project exhibition. It will be delivered in order to delay as long as possible the scheduled closing of La Capella. During the exhibition, the Espai Cub will be prepared to become a space that facilitates preparation of the final speech, and open rehearsals will be held prior to the last day. The working process, then, appropriates the rules of filibustering to try to close the doors of La Capella later than planned. There will be a reflection on this process, and a number of relationships with other concepts and different references will be presented, such as filibuster speeches delivered throughout history, the literature and modus operandi of Michel de Montaigne, drift, horror vacui and blind text, among others.
7 pm at Múltiplos
Presentation of the editions Background Immunity / Ricardo Trigo and Demo / Pau Magrané, from BCN Producció'16. With David Armengol for Background Immunity / Ricardo Trigo and Latitudes (Max Andrews / Mariana Canépa Luna), for Demo / Pau Magrané.
For the last several months, I have been living in the Forest of Dean, in southwest England bordering Wales. During this time I have been flooded with a series of thoughts and reflections on what such a radical change in lifestyle entails: going from living in a city like Barcelona to being isolated in a house a half hour’s drive away from the nearest town. Some factors that have changed in my life are the passage of time and time management and how it seems like the forest envelops everything in a comfortable languor. There are many more, like leaving behind consumerism, noise and the bustle of civilization, and others of a political nature, such as whether isolating oneself corresponds to a desire for civil disobedience.
The project is a series of correspondence between my home in the forest in England and La Capella in Barcelona. Making use of documentary and paying tribute to Chris Marker and Harun Farocki and the correspondence between Víctor Erice and Abbas Kiarostami, they are filmed letters that use these topics and others to reflect on life in the forest, seeking to glean whether Thoreau was right when he wrote that living in the forest is living life in the real way or if it was only a romanticisation of nature.
El misterio de Caviria parteix d’una investigació al voltant de la facultat transformista del dibuix, capaç d’activar-se, destruir-se, alterar-se i injectar vida a allò que l’envolta. Un espectacle visual a l’estil copla-terror on topen dues mitologies, la del cabaret barcelonès i la grega clàssica. Una invocació als déus del subsòl seguint la tradició del ritus dels Cabirs, en què el foc, la sang i la ridiculització dels atributs masculins són els ingredients essencials que permeten conèixer una història local i, alhora, universal.
Screening, talk and presentation of the publication
With the author, Ariadna Guiteras and Mireia Sallarès
Friday, 9 December at 7.30 pm
Passatge de Pere Calders, 9
Where: Múltiplos bookstore (24, Joaquim Costa street)
Where: Thursday 19 January, 19h
Talk and presentation of the publication Until I am no longer able to stand by Anna Dot and of the series of drawings Anotacions al marge by Rafel G. Bianchi, Talk by David Armengol, Raimon Guirado, Rafel G. Bianchi and Anna Dot.
Until I am no longer able to stand is the project that Anna Dot presented at the Espai Cub of La Capella, and was a long-term oral exercise that challenged the schedules and the attention and resistance capacity of the listeners and of the speaker herself. On the occasion of the presentation of the resulting publication, project tutor David Armengol, Raimon Guirado (from Folch Studio) and Anna Dot will speak about Michel de Montaigne's writing method, the publication design process and the open endings.
Place: Centre Moral de Gràcia (Ros d'Olano Street, 9)
Time: 8.30 pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Teatre d’amadors seeks to influence amateur actors’ ability to fictionalise and to make visible the awareness and management of the symbolic value of the group. It is in amateur theatre that the actor never disappears behind the character but remains present onstage in his or her social role, in a theatre in which actors and public are often interchangeable and form part of the same social group.
The El Centre amateur dramatics group, from the Gràcia neighbourhood in Barcelona, has been invited to work on a piece in their repertory (La Rambla de les floristes, by Josep Maria de Sagarra) but with a significant difference, the absence of one of the actors. Their task is to avoid the ‘practical’ solution – finding someone to stand in for the missing actor – and instead to foster the ‘affective’ approach in order to shed light on the discourse and to raise the visibility of the ties between the company’s members.
The project is intended to bear testimony to the entire working, emotional and aesthetic process that emerges from this fictional pact. A series of rehearsals and working sessions will be staged in front of a camera in October and November.
The resulting film will be publicly screened at El Centre, the group’s home theatre. Afterwards, there will be a conversation with the artist and people associated with the project, followed by the presentation of the project book.
Presentation of the publication El misterio de Caviria on the stage at the Antic Teatre.
Antoni Hervàs and Latitudes – the project’s mentors – talk about the execution of the project, the colour transformation, the mutant condition of drawing, and the network of affections, actions and scenarios activated by El misterio de Caviria.
The presentation will precede the special show ¡El desplume!, in which Antoni Hervàs collaborates with part of the mural that he exhibited in the autumn of 2016 in La Capella.
¡El desplume!, designed as a tribute to Pierrot and the Barcelona cabaret scene, is produced by Eduardo Gión and led by Víctor Guerrero. Guest artists: Toni Arroyo, Gilda Love and Brigitta Lamoure.
Antic Teatre (Carrer de Verdaguer i Callís, 12)
Presentation: free admission
Nostalgic-dissidence visits of the exhibition and La Capella with Núria Miret and Judith López
Every Saturday, 6.00 p.m.
Guided visits with the exhibition curator Joana Hurtado Matheu
Tuesdays: March 14 & April 25, 6.00 p.m.
Since 2015, Aimar Pérez Galí has been investigating the impact of the AIDS epidemic in the context of Spanish and Latin American dance and relating it to the parallel expansion of contact improvisation, a dance practice in which the movements are improvised from the physical contact between two or more bodies. AIDS and contact bring down the immunological barrier fell and invite us to live with the unknown.
The Touching Community is an intimate and affective work which engages with the particular and local but at the same time gives visibility to an era and a community; a work on touch and contact as a tool for survival and on the transmission routes in the movement of memory. In appropriating this improvised heritage Aimar makes us think about the past from the physical and emotional present, lived and shared, of the body and of the voice.
March 25, 12 noon / Boyberry
+18 years old
Limited number of places. Reservations at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In collaboration with Boyberry
Lúa Coderch works with stories as if they were objects, investigating the practices of storytelling, which have been the privileged way of transmitting vital stories since the dawn of time. Stories and verbal images that are offered to those who listen and which produce moments of ghostly visuality. Some are their own, others have been received as a gift, now interpreted by a different memory and a different voice.
With A return trip Lúa Coderch invites us to make a brief trip together in a golondrina, the old recreational boats of the port. A while in the sun, if it shines, accompanied by a few stories and some silences. The route intertwines with the voice while we keep our eyes on the landscape or focus on something, some scene. It is a lost period of time, since we left the dock until we return, with the excuse of seeing the city from a distance, from another perspective, as if we were leaving, except that our trip, just like the migratory birds, is one way and return.
Peter Watkins, La Commune (Paris 1871) 345 min, 2000.
April 2, 5.00 p.m.
Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, En rachâchant, 7’, 1982
Eric Baudelaire, The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years without Images, 66’, 2011
Tuesday, April 4, 9.00 p.m.
Deimantas Narkevičius, The Role of a Lifetime, 16’, 2003
Patricio Guzmán, Nostalgia de la luz, 90’, 2010
Wednesday, April 5. 9.00 p.m.
Sandra Ruesga, Haciendo Memoria. Entre el dictador y yo, 10’, 2005
Michel Haneke, Caché, 118’, 2006
Thursday, April 6. 9.00 p.m.
Thursdays: April 13, 20 & 27