A one-day Basque event in Liverpool, within the M. Irujo Chair
Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.
The program of the Manuel Irujo Fellowship has already started, with Nerea Arruti as the Visiting Research Fellow, whose research interests focus on the interaction between memory, literature and visual culture. Dr Arruti delivered the 2016 Manuel Irujo Visiting Research Fellow guest lecture, Nostalgia for the Future: Old Bilbo & Art as Failing Better, on 11 February 2016.
On the other hand, the University has organized a one-day Basque event, as part of the Manuel Irujo Fellowship: Hybridity and new networks: contemporary critical interventions.
This one-day event will explore contemporary hybrid and collaborative artistic production in the Basque Country. Does the minor scale still encourage collaboration? Does the new art network, i.e. the Guggenheim Museum and now Tabakalera, the new centre for contemporary culture in Donostia-San Sebastian, generate new working networks? How does new technology re-write tradition? How do creators engage with the archive?
We will bring together filmmakers, writers, art critics and academics. Film screenings and poetry performances will alternate with analysis and discussion of current artistic practices in the Basque realm.
- Welcome by Claire Taylor the University of Liverpool and Mari Jose Olaziregi (Basque Institute Etxepare)
- Nerea Arruti: “On New Communities and Open Culture”
1st INTERVENTION. CREATIVITY IN FILM
- Screening of Emak Bakia (2012)
Q & A session with director Oskar Alegria
2nd INTERVENTION. CRITICAL THOUGHT
- Katherine Groo, “Variations on Film History”
Discussant: Tiago de Luca
- Peio Aguirre, “The Poetics of the Non-group”
Discussant: Nerea Arruti
- Harkaitz Cano, "Is the Contemporary Artist a Kleptomaniac?"
Discussant: Gorka Mercero
3rd INTERVENTION. SHOWCASE
- Beltzuria.11th Reading performed by Ixiar Rozas