Ainara LeGardon, Jaime de los Ríos and Eneko Gil will present the projects developed in Wroclaw on October 29 in Donostia

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2015-10-27

The Basque artists Ainara LeGardon ( music and  sound  experimenting) , the media-artist Jaime de los Ríos and the dancer Eneko Gil Alberdi  have performed an artistic stay in the Polish city of Wroclaw, thanks to the second call for artists made  by DSS2016EU  and  the Etxepare Basque Institute, with the colaboration of Wroclaw2016. This Tuesday they presented the results of their projects  to the press in Tabakalera, Donostia. The works will be shown in Donostia on 29 October.

In this press conference the Polish artists Anna Nosowicz, Gerard Lebik and Alexandra Walaszek, who are conducting residencies in Donostia as a result of the collaboration between DSS2016EU and Wroclaw2016, have also presented the artistic projects they are developing.

The output of all these residencies will be displayed to the public in Donostia on October 29. At 6:30 pm Ainara LeGardon will perform  Multiple desires, multiple cements (Kaxilda,  Arrola Street 2). At 19:30 an exhibition will open at the headquarters of DSS2016EU in Easo Street, where the following projects will be shown: Portraits, the result of the work done by Anna Norowicz with students of the Elgoibarko Herri Eskola; Poktplôketc, a performance by Jaime de los Ríos and Ainara LeGardon and Panorama, the artistic project by Aleksandra Walaszek. The exhibition will be accompanied by audiovisuals that show the creative process. Finally, at 20:00, Eneko Gil Alberdi will offer the solo dance choreography Bruno. Kanela Koloreko Dendak.

 

 

The Basque artists Ainara LeGardon ( music and  sound  experimenting) , the media-artist Jaime de los Ríos and the dancer Eneko Gil Alberdi  have performed an artistic stay in the Polish city of Wroclaw, thanks to the second call for artists made  by DSS2016EU  and  the Etxepare Basque Institute, with the colaboration of Wroclaw2016. This Tuesday they presented the results of their projects  to the press in Tabakalera, Donostia. The works will be shown in Donostia on 29 October.

In this press conference the Polish artists Anna Nosowicz, Gerard Lebik and Alexandra Walaszek, who are conducting residencies in Donostia as a result of the collaboration between DSS2016EU and Wroclaw2016, have also presented the artistic projects they are developing.

The output of all these residencies will be displayed to the public in Donostia on October 29. At 6:30 pm Ainara LeGardon will perform  Multiple desires, multiple cements (Kaxilda,  Arrola Street 2). At 19:30 an exhibition will open at the headquarters of DSS2016EU in Easo Street, where the following projects will be shown: Portraits, the result of the work done by Anna Norowicz with students of the Elgoibarko Herri Eskola; Poktplôketc, a performance by Jaime de los Ríos and Ainara LeGardon and Panorama, the artistic project by Aleksandra Walaszek. The exhibition will be accompanied by audiovisuals that show the creative process. Finally, at 20:00, Eneko Gil Alberdi will offer the solo dance choreography Bruno. Kanela Koloreko Dendak.

As the Basque artists have stated today, Wroclaw hosted their initiatives in an exceptional way, and allowed them to open doors for the development of new projects. The intellectual atmosphere they delved into and the coexistence of the three Basque speakers in the same space promoted new joint productions such as a new work by Jaime de los Ríos and  Ainara LeGardon, an installation out of sound and digital generations; this installation was a success in the Basque Festival in Wroclaw, and gave the Basque artists the opportunity to work with different galleries and projects of the Baltic country.




DESIRA, ZEMENTU
Ainara LeGardon


The work of Ainara LeGardon uses voice, objects and the body to create her pieces. This time the starting point were the cities of Wroclaw and Donostia: she searched the interaction between their sites and stories and created a common ground between the cities, its inhabitants and its artists.

The project made a journey with different stops: first of all the artist collected sounds from both cities, seeking objects that generate particular sounds; after creating a sound script, she then interpreted the results, and she recorded them. The whole process has been reflected in the artist’s blog, and it is summarized in this video.  

Following her artist residency, Ainara has also participated in the prestigious Avant Art Festival, along with Dariusz Jackowski and other Polish artists (music, audiovisual). The joint project they have created is called Vox Machinatione and will have continuity next year with recordings and concerts.
 


PIDGIN KULTURA PLUGIN
Jaime de los Ríos


Jaime de los Ríos, as ambassador of the Basque culture during his stay, merged his own culture with colors, images and feelings of the Polish city of Wroclaw, generating the first visual dictionary Basque - Polish, that consists of more than 500 primary words -a pidgin, a basic language used to exchange two converging cultures in a certain historical moment- like the one we celebrate in 2016, even more if we understand that this twinning happened at the level of the people, without intermediaries and through twitter, creating this dictionary collaboratively.

On his way through the city he has known and exchanged experiences and creations with different artists, and he has offered a specialized workshop on Expanded Cinema at the  CETA (http:// /), film location for great directors like Kieslowsky or Polanski.

Pidgin KULTURA PLUGIN, a visual collaborative dictionary by over 4000 twitter users from Donostia and Wroclaw, combining images of both cities can be seen in these links:  facebook and twitter.

 



BRUNO. KANELA KOLOREKO DENDAK
Eneko Gil Alberdi 


Eneko Gil Alberdi has created a dance solo based on the universe of the Polish writer Bruno Schulz and his work The Cinnamon Shops: Bruno´s father and his madness, Bruno himself, the metamorphosis, the flowers, the descriptions, his childhood ... it all comes together in one dance.

The solo works as a bridge between the two European cultural capitals in 2016: Donostia and Wroclaw. Polish literature reaches Donostia by a solo dance, and Wroclaw shows how a Basque dancer gives movement to the world of an artist of his land. A Basque dancer and a Polish writer: two worlds, two realities, two traditions that do no know each other merge into one. The result of this project can be seen in this video.

 

WIND COMB. FROZEN IN TIME SOUND
Gerard Lebik

Is time, seen in motion, synonymous with consciousness? Eventually, despite being absolute in the universe, time does not flow the same way in all places. How to listen to the weather, how to defrost the past in the present? Through the analysis of many physical parameters and social circumstances, the work of Lebik seeks answers, methods and tools for the "extraction of time" as enchanted sound, caught in the group of sculptures of the Wind Comb by Eduardo Chillida.

 


PORTRAITS
Anna Nosowicz

The Portraits series by Anna Nosowicz responds to the will to encourage a dialogue with the inhabitants of Donostia and the nearby town of Elgoibar. Through discussions with the citizens of these municipalities, Nosowicz has built her personal view of them. Inspired by their peculiarities, she has created a series of portraits in the form of light-based installation in a spectacular own technique.


Anna Nosowicz’s project has had an important educational dimension through mediation dynamics developed with the students and the Herri Eskola of Elgoibar.

 

 

PANORAMA
Aleksandra Walaszek


Panorama
is the uninterrupted view of an observer surrounding territory. It is the story of a place that becomes the story of another place, and a way to know your city through recorded conversations between citizens elsewhere. A project that places the people in the heart of the cities where they live, since a cityscape is meaningless without its community.


Panorama thrives on urban ´memorabilia´ legends, stories and histories that will be located in a topography, or rather, in a geobiography of stories. Stories that help form the image of places generating unique mapping of relationships and affecting the visions and fantasies that shape them.


Aleksandra Walaszek, with the collaboration of Jaime de los Ríos,  has worked with the alumni of the Ikastola Zurriola in a workshop on collaborative work and new technologies that will produce audio material for this creative process.

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