BCN Producció

BCN Producció 2017 is beginning the process to select proposals for its tenth edition. Aimed at the artistic community of Barcelona and its area of influence, this open process fosters the creation of projects that require resources for production and institutional support in order to become reality.

With this programme, La Capella helps to meet artists’ financial and production needs while closely following the discursive lines of art today.

Any questions regarding this call, please contact La Capella on: lacapella@bcn.cat

CATEGORIES

EXHIBITION PROJECTS

Three small-format solo exhibition projects in a space measuring approximately 4 × 8 metres that will be located at the entrance of La Capella

Three projects for solo exhibitions in the Sala Gran at La Capella

A small-format curatorship project in a space measuring approximately 4 × 8 metres that will be located at the entrance of La Capella

A curatorship project in the Sala Gran at La Capella

NON-EXHIBITION PROJECTS

Two off-site projects

Two research projects

One publication project

Three live action projects

Two digital environment projects

PANEL OF JUDGES

The panel of judges in charge of selecting the projects will be formed by David Armengol, Monica Bello, Joan Casellas, Latitudes (Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa), Mireia Sallarès, Alexandra Laudo and Oriol Gual (with the right to speak, but not to vote).

APPLICATIONS

Interested artists have until 2 May at 11 am to fill in the participation form.

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David Mutiloa
Tuesday, 18 July, 2017 to Monday, 25 September, 2017
Exhibition

David Mutiloa looks back at the transformations that have taken place in recent decades in the dynamics of manufacturing work: the digitising of its procresses, the fractalising of its times and spaces, the absorption of cognitive and affective faculties, etc. Throughout much of the 20th century, workers struggled to attain a social condition that would enable them to escape the alienation caused by work, but this aspiration for self-realisation ended up integrating perfectly into the production chain, giving rise to a widespread constant state of depression. SYNTHESIS aims to trace the genesis of this change, taking it as the turning point in which the origins of contemporary tragedy reside.

Irene Solà
Tuesday, 12 September, 2017 to Sunday, 24 June, 2018
Digital environments

NOTES ON A NOVEL (THAT I AM NOT GOING TO WRITE) OR THE SWIMMING POOL, OR THE HAIR, THE HERB AND THE BREAD, OR THE TOMATO PLANT is Irene Solà's project for Barcelona Producció for digital environments.

NOTES ON A NOVEL is a project about seeds that never grow, or about planting an apple tree but growing a tomato plant. It is the preparation for a novel that no one any longer intends to write. It is a novel that was never written and everything it could have been. It is a project about writing in the digital era, as the notes for this novel are going to be written online in a public folder on Google Drive. It is a meta-novel made up of all the plots, snippets and fragments, dialogues, notes and ides, and discarded material that were never braided. And it is also a swimming pool full of thoughts, books, articles, conversations, questions, discoveries, investigations, anecdotes and stories.

NOTES ON A NOVEL, from September 18, 2017, at notesonanovel.com

 

Nyamnyam
Saturday, 30 September, 2017
Off-site project

The Nyamnyam association will discuss their project 'Són els organismes els que tindran l'última paraula' (Micro-organismswill have the last word) on Saturday 30 September, the day celebrating the tenth anniversary of A TAULA! Cicle de cultura i gastronomia put on by Centre Cívic El Sortidor.

Date: Saturday 30 September, from 11 am onwards

Place: Centre Civic El Sortidor (Pl. Sortidor, 12. Poblesec)

Clàudia Pagès
Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 to Sunday, 7 January, 2018
Sala Gran

Talk Trouble is an exhibition showing different lines of research focused on structures and systems of speech circulation. A linguistic, sonorous and performative axis which expands to different registers such as the text, the object or the installation.

Matteo Guidi
Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 to Sunday, 7 January, 2018
Sala Petita

We see a drawing of a man holding a pole in the centrepiece of this exhibition. Is it a ghost that he is relating to? And who is this man? What i he trying to do? He seems to be poking in the fog, but maybe he is just someone doing something practical that he was ordered to do, like remove a piece of fabric. Or is it a flag and he is waving it? And if it is a flag, what colour is it? It looks white. So maybe he is surrending. And what if what matters is not so much what he is moving or removing, but what he might find under the fabric?

Matteo guidi gives us few hints with the title of his work Remover con una vara de madera (Moving with a wooden pole). And neither of the two black and white pieces displayed in the dark and grey exhibition hall seem to give any clues: an illuminated retro photograph of what seems like a dirty corner of a warehouse and the video projection of a hand-drawn animation loop.