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Paratext Nº20

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, September 20th at 7 pm in Hangar at Ricson space.

The artists will present their work:

BeAnotherLab

BeAnotherLab is an artistic collective and interdisciplinary research group founded in Barcelona in 2012, which developed The Being Other Machine project (TMBA). This multisensory tool Creative Commons, is designed to promote tolerance and mutual respect through interventions in virtual reality (VR). By combining virtual reality, cognitive and performative art sciences, TMBA system offers users the ability to see themselves in a different body while offering the possibility of movement, interaction with space and narrative and the possibility of realistic tactile feedback.

The group works at the intersection between art, science and technology, questioning the hierarchies between these different forms of knowledge. The group is committed to inventing new models of collaboration sustainability and not based on individuals, but rather on the idea of sharing and expanding identities and communities.

Rebekka Löffler

Her paintings evince a poetic, philosophical, and imaginative approach that aims to show what things mean to her. They are reflections, and answers to inner and outer occurrences that touch her emotionally. During the process of painting, she probes the initial idea from different angles, expand it spatially, and endow it with a physical form (a sound-like body). She aims to set the idea in motion through painterly means, breathing life into it, and giving it rhythm.

In several of her paintings, she reflects on moments in which her personal perception and view is changing, as well as moments that embody a release from an unpleasant situation. The painting “The Great Departure”, 2016 visualizes a jump out of the framed world (of the painting) into something new and unknown. In other paintings,she questions rigid and outdated ways of thinking and acting or deal with language and origin.

These reflections on how she and others perceive and define our multifaceted world in different ways influence the formal decisions in her painting as well. She is particularly interested in artistic means that affect the perception of the image and produce a complex space.

Dave MG

He is an artist focused on visual narrative and sound. He eats Cheerios with milk every morning and wears a cap from winter to spring. He explores the limits of narration by mixing fiction and reality through the development of his cosmogonies. He works with self-imposed restrictions and uses cut up as a creative method, mixing illustration, music, video or performance, generating links between the internal and external. Most of his work is often self-published for his eagerness to control every stage of the process, obtaining modest and honest results.

In June 2017 he will get a degree in Art and design at the School Massana. He studied illustration for 6 months at the university Sint-LUCAS school of arts (2016). He has won the first prize of the contest Cruïlla Barcelona “Creative proposals for the festival”, he has participated in the VI edition of the experimental print seminar Xavier Nogués (2015). He has won two merchandising collection awards for Gaudí’s exhibitions in Korea (2014).

In addition to his individual work as an artist, he is part of the group La Modesta (mobile fanzines library). He is the graphic designer of the experimental musician Creț, co-founder of the collective graphic music Alquimia (2016-2017) and has performed grafic-musical performances at Blueproject, Heliogàbal, Màgia Roja, etc. together with the musician Ubaldo (2015-2014).

Paco Chanivet

“We are between two worlds, one we don’t recognize and the other doesn’t exist yet” I.S Between these two universes we found the work of Chanivet, who with a disbelieving and sardonic attitude drifts between the rare, the beautiful and the unjust. Influenced by a Catholic-Christian education, he maintains a dependent relationship with the absolute that has converted his artistic production in an outpouring of forms and themes.  His practice is fragmentary, and avoids any systematization. His methodology is a crude attempt to mimic the properties of quantum entanglement, connecting points that at first glance are far from each other to create emerging reality models that do not resemble the existing, but pervert our relationship with it. His obsessions address issues such as how the primal myths are repeated through us, love as a way to evade the tragic nature of existence, technology as the gateway to a reality that does not seek to replace the one that protects us, but to question it as the only plausible, and speculate (through science fiction and Costumbrism) with the possibilities that burn into the hearts of the impossibles.

He holds a degree in Fine Arts with studies in anthropology and cinema direction and screenplay. Besides his work as an artist, he is part of the audiovisual collective Lopetegui Productions (https://vimeo.com/lopeteguiproductions/videos), of the design and communication studio Trini and is co-founder of the Stomatech initiative (http: // stomatech. tumblr.com/) of meetings on ciberphilosophy and critical fascination with technology. Some of his contributions in the local art environment have been for Tràfic Festival (CCCB), El lugar de los hechos (Sala d’Art Jove), ClaResil 2012mg (La Capella), Audioderiva for JR Plaza Archive (La Virreina Centre Imatge), Blue Seven Phenomena and 100% Desván (Sant Andreu Contemporani), F for Fiction (Can Felipa Arts Visuals), Family Constellations (Muncunill EspaiDos Chamber) and Travaillez Ne Jamais (DNA Platform, DNA Gallery).

Hamaca

HAMACA is a distributor of video art and media art. It was established by the initiative of AAVC and is directed by YProductions. The name HAMACA refers to the operative system under which we aim to work: a horizontal net joined together at various points. Our main objective is to make works in video available to the greatest number of individuals and institutions, and in this way promote their circulation and screenings.

The distributor is a non-for-profit organisation at the service of both authors and users, whose aim is to promote the circulation of the works and to generate an economic flow for the artists productions. We hereby continue in the line of the kind of activities led by AAVC throughout the past few years.