Inauguration of TOWARDS THE SPRINGS -a river grammar-

Venue:
Bòlit_PouRodó Plaça Pou Rodó 7-9, 17004 Girona Bòlit_LaRambla, Sala Fidel Aguilar Rambla de la Llibertat 1, 17004 Girona Bòlit_StNicolau Plaça de Santa Llúcia 1, 17007 Girona
Price: Free event
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Girona is an urban settlement heavily influenced by its fluvial appearance, determined by the passage of four rivers. The river invites us to interact ecologically with the territory, but it also serves as a space for the creation of metaphors that can be a very necessary tool from a conceptual, creative or vital point of view. A spring is an underground source, it is where the river comes from and, as such, it is a beginning. To return to the springs is to return there, to the yolk of the egg, to the eye of the Ter. To return to the springs is to go up the river, to turn space and time into something reversible, to make of what descends an ascent or, at least, a dialogue, an alteration of the natural course of things while working from of the course of things. The river, like memory, is stratified; it has its drifts that make and break the path in droves, without guidelines; they are a flow that is sometimes squeezed or overflowed. Deterritorialization and reterritorialization are actions that are not alien to him.

 

The river offers another territorial dialogue beyond administrative boundaries. It is a syntax of everything that crosses and does so by dragging, eroding, sedimenting, flooding, chiselling, undoing and redoing the territory. The river magnetically attracts human settlements, hence it is so alive. Biology calls it “river connectivity,” and includes both water sheets and the riparian zone, but also floodplains, meanders, and intermittent or abandoned courses. What happens at a river tip has consequences all over the territory, in such a way that the world goes back to an old causality. Girona is crossed by the Ter, the Onyar, the Güell and the Galligants. The Ter originates in Ulldeter and passes through the counties of Ripollès, Osona, La Selva, Gironès and Baix Empordà until it flows into L’Estartit. In addition, the river Ter unites two municipalities that are divided by an administrative border, Salt and Girona, a border that the same orchards erase. The river is an opportunity to think of other ways to enhance the territory based on processes and concepts such as: birth, drift course, fluidity, sedimentation, invasion, flood and mouth.

 

This exhibition is part of a line of activities that, under the generic title of De rerum natura, asks about the nature of things and the things of nature. In this case, “Towards the Gods” is a pretext to create a transitional community, a flow of ideas, views, and works, mostly starring local personalities, artists who have worked deeply on the work-nature relationship and, in particular, the river imaginary; some of them, at the same time, represent the artistic gods of Girona.

Artists: Enric Ansesa, Eva Cau, Anna Dot, Christophe Farnarier, Laura Ginès, Jordi Isern, Víctor Masferrer, Associació Milfulles, Jordi Mitjà, Pere Noguera, Arnau Obiols, Josep Maria Oliveras, Perejaume and Job Ramos

Lectures and debates: Edurne Bagué, Maria Callís, Arnau Comas, Raül Garrigasait, Carles Guerra, Dolors Miquel, Teia Puigvert, Xavier Quintana, Anna Ribas and Jesús Soler

Workshops and activities: Albert Reixach, Associació la Sorellona, ​​Associació Cultural La Volta, Associació Milfulles and Museu de l’Aigua

Curator: Ingrid Guardiola

 

From October 8, 2021 to January 9, 2022

Bòlit_PouRodó and Bòlit_LaRambla

Inauguració de CAP A LES DEUS -una gramàtica fluvial-