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Paratext Nº19

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

Paratext hides a monthly program 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 based to the public in order to enable interaction with the artists themselves.

Next session will take place on Wednesday, July 12th at 7 pm in Hangar at Ricson space.

The artists will present their work:

Christina Schultz & Anders Visti  

She lives in Barcelona for more than a decade and her artistic career is offspring of and self-taught intellectual working-class. School, internships, jobs and technological and artistic training. She is a hacker of all kinds of reestablished authorities and daily routines. Her intention is to transcend to active and subversive relationships and to learn continuously. Her diverse artistic practices oscillate between data and paper, open-source and open-space, performance and theory, concept and narration. She pretends to be a collective because that is how she feels. She hates being on stage but she’s good. The internet fascinates her and she explores her multiple formats. Technofantasies with conceptual narratives is what comes out of this.

During the least years she has developed various artistic and participative online calls, performances, stop motion movies, lectures and site specific collages. She has also stayed in residences of 1-3 months: Nau Coclea-Camallera (Girona), La Bonne-Barcelona, Nau Estruch-Sabadell, Glogauair-Berlin.

 

Tara Whelan

Tara Whelan is a Dublin-based designer with a magpie practice, often working in the cracks between other disciplines. She believes that making is our most basic form of agency; it’s how we exert our influence most directly on our environment, solve our problems, express ourselves in the world, and create new things. While nobody lacks the capacity to do this, many lack the knowledge – and more importantly – the confidence to engage in creative work. Tara’s work centres around helping people to learn new maker skills. She has a particular interest in digital fabrication, due to it’s comparatively low barriers to creating high-quality objects.

Tara has a degree in industrial design, a post-grad in digital media, and is currently undertaking a PhD investigating women’s participation in makerspaces. She has run many public maker workshops, is a mentor with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, a former director of service design agency The Civic Works, and is a founder member of feminist maker collective Lovelace Space.

Agustina Isidori

Agustina Isidori studied Cinema at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina and photography at the Instituto Superior de Arte Fotográfico. She completed a postgraduate degree in Digital Technologies in Art and Design at the Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He is currently going through the second year of the Master’s Degree in Design at the same university.

Her practice focuses on the study of issues related to gender violence, with a special focus on feminicides in Latin America. Agustina develops interdisciplinary projects that respond to a methodology of investigation / creation in which converge tools of multiple disciplines. His work is born of a permanent search to visualize the structures of power and domination that perpetuate and sustain the culture of rape, where the body is conceived as exploitable and disposable. Through her works, she investigates the responsibility of the state and the different institutions that maintain and nurture structures of violence against women through omission, silencing, re-victimization systems and impunity for crimes.

Her work mainly oscillates between photography and video. In “Piel”, video installation exhibited in Buenos Aires, reflects on the memory marks on the body of the woman. His piece “Cuerpos” was exhibited several times in Montreal and recently in Buenos Aires during the “Congress of Postcolonial Feminist Studies” at the University of San Martín. In “Cuerpos”, the artist works a fusion between nature and the female body to reflect on the effects of trauma. This project understands trauma as a wound that attacks the body, impacts the surface, tearing the skin and echoes in an underground universe. Within the framework of her current research / creation project in the Master’s Degree in Design, she has developed the video game “Sola” in which she addresses the topic of femicide in Argentina and Mexico. In her practice, Agustina tries to generate dialogue and instances of collaborative work between artists, designers and academics on issues of gender violence.

Alicia Bickford Champlin

Alicia Bickford Champlin is an American artist / researcher from the quiet state of Maine, where she is currently seeking an MFA in Intermedia. Champlin’s research & creative practices focus on feedback – driven, generative systems in pursuit of the phenomenological intersection of networked communication and identity. Issues of authenticity, neutrality, and truth are explored with process – based, interactive methodologies.

Currently, Champlin is working with biometric data as an interventionary control mechanism in live video and audio feedback loops. During her residency at Hangar, she will be developing EEG and ECG instruments with MaxMSP for use in generative performance installations.

Champlin’s work draws influence from the provocations of Alvin Lucier, Nam June Paik, and Marina Abramovic, among others. Prior to pursuing her MFA, Champlin studied Japanese / Buddhist art history at Sophia University in Tokyo, and built a career as a communications software architect. In 2015, she left the corporate world for a more authentically creative life, but hopes to bring her work full-circle to instigate a more humanist dialogue in the field of networked communications.