GRAF brings you the programme of contemporary art in Catalonia. The agenda that combines all agendas.


19:0021:00 h
Venue: Hangar
Emilia Coranty, 16 – Can Ricart
08018 Barcelona
Price: Free event

Paratext hides a monthly schedule of presentations by artists in residency in Hangar, always on Wednesday from 7 pm to 9.30 pm. Several artists present in various formats specific projects or parts of their works. The meetings are always opened to the public in order to enable interaction with the artists themselves.

Next session will take place on Wednesday, march 22 at 7.00 pm in Hangar at Ricson space.

The artists will present their work:


Patricia Fernández Antón

Patricia Fernández Antón works with poor animation halfway between the literalism of protest message and the metaphoricity of a practice that formally translates the tone and tenor that could mitigate the evils denounced. She develops projects and initiatives focused on germinating the force of situations in the present outside the neoliberal individualism. And she focuses on rebuilding common beliefs from below, with the remains of Community story, and investigate the possibilities of mini-stories or micro-narratives.

There is a gap between image and text, as there is a gap between macroeconomics, the official text and real lives, between what we say and what we feel, between the overall sensation of technological omnipotence and the sensation of widespread fear and risk. Each time determines the forms of expression of imaginary, techniques, practices, visions of the world … Post-production, pro-consumption of images in circulation, the text as prostheses of a constructed and reconstructed history, appropriation, are signs of our times. The image-time favors the development of symbolic meaning production systems that infiltrate the social body through the intercom technologies.

Born in Barcelona in 1985. She graduated in Graphic Design from ELISAVA School of Design (Barcelona), she moved to Tenerife for the Degree in Fine Arts at the University of La Laguna. She has participated in group exhibitions in La Recova, in TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Area 60, in Festival Sitio and the Sala de Arte Instituto Cabrera Pinto.


David Franklin

David Franklin’s work combines painting, drawing, and video. It is decidedly non-verbal, exploratory, and focuses on methods of artistic communication which are mostly experiential and strive to avoid didactic concept and purpose statements. His work is based on a point between abstraction and representation and play with both ends. A large part explores the processes of decay and entropy, and the cyclical nature of the regenerative-destructive relations between earth and body. Even with the altered and deconstructed perspectives of landscapes, the human body is involved through the perspective, scale or size of the piece.

The work refers in part to the way of how we create our perception of the environments in which we live, the process of building an image from fragments of the world around us. This moment of subconscious creation, the covert gathering and interpretation of external information to build the foundations on which we build our understanding of our environment, is a starting point in the artist’s work.

So, it refers to the registration of tensions and the fidelity of the process of this record, the translation of ideas through an artistic medium and the challenge of trying to fix an idea or concept into a tangible image.

Based on the act of seeing as a creative act, and not simply a matter of perception, the viewer is intimately involved in his work. As a result it is vital that the work of art – as a primary method of communication between the artist and the viewer – has its own integrity and the viewer has an appropriate space to experiment and interact with the work, free from explanations or didactic statements and reductive. As a result, the production of a finished work, which is itself the embodiment of thematic or conceptual explorations, is a key element of artistic activity of David Franklin.

Quimera Rosa

In the framework of the first residence of the col·laboratori Prototyp_ome, presentation of the project TransPlant, with the special intervention of the Rosa Almirante, feminist, gynecologist of public health sexologist and promoter of Transit a service that focuses on the promotion of Transgender people’s health.

Quimera Rosa is a laboratory for experimentation and research on identities, body and technology, created in Barcelona in 2008 and nomad of 2014. QR is inspired by the notion of cyborg developed by Donna Haraway, who defines them as “chimeras, hybrids, Of machine and organism “.

From a transfeminist and postidentitaria perspective, it makes of the body a platform of public intervention, in order to generate ruptures to the border between that public and that private. They conceive of sexuality as an artistic and technological creation and seek to experience hybrid identities that blur the boundaries between natural / artificial, normal / abnormal, male / female, hetero / homo, human / animal, animal / plant, art / politics, art / science , Reality / fiction.Particularly interested in the articulation between art, science and technology, as well as in its functions in the production of subjectivity, his work is currently focused on the development of transdisciplinary performances and projects, in the development of devices that work with Body activity, and bio-hacking experiments.

Most of his work is done in a collaborative way and, always, free of patents and private codes.