Art, Social Practices, and Collective Learning
Thursday 10, Friday 11 and Saturday 12 March, 2016
With Rafael SMP, Olga Fernández López, Diego del Pozo, Magui Dávila (Las Lindas Pobres), Jesús Ming (KOTTÉ), Rigo Pex (Meneo), Las Raras, Los Bárbaros, Manuela Zechner, Alejandra de Diego (Qiteria), Margarita Padilla (Login), D.E.F. ElectroFlamencoDialogues: Santi Barber, Pedro Jiménez (ZEMOS98), Alicia Acuña, El Corofón, Janna Graham, Poderío Vital and Kim Kanatani.
Unstable Communities is proposed as an open encounter in which to build, over the course of three days, a provisional space for action, reflection, and exchange between agents and initiatives particularly interested in the confluence between artistic practices, social processes, and collective learning.
Unstable Communities is designed to be an heterogeneous format in which different kinds of activities will take place: workshops, walks, conversations or performance art pieces, all designed to create a framework in which to connect already existing initiatives, interested artists and communities yet to come, looking for different ways of interacting.
Unstable Communities does not anticipate how the recipients might be composed, rather it is an open call for a variety of practices that open places from induction through art and culture, as well as from associations or activism, and that give substance to new social and sensitive forms.
Unstable Communities is conceived as an action without rehearsal, in which participants can speak from different positions. This meeting wants to think from practice, creating a community of the here and now, and asking itself about the transience, precariousness, fragility and intensity that characterises many communities. This way of meeting wants to intensify an exchange of experiences, transcending the dynamics of passive listening.
Unstable Communities does not intend to elaborate a repertoire of possible tools or methodologies for a fusion that is conflictive, hybrid, questioned, imperfect, but it does offer itself as an interface in which to reflect, critically and collectively, on a type of practice that is tagged as collaborative, participative or situated, but is of growing relevance in institutional demands. This growing exhibition requires a co-elaboration of the questions that recurrently appear during the implementation, development and impact of these processes.
Thursday, 10 March
11.30am to 2:30pm. The Unstable Museum. With Rafael SMP at the Prado Museum. Registration required for this visit. * FULL.
4 to 8pm. Called into Question. We are dancing / We are doubting. Registration required for this workshop.* It continues on Saturday, March 12 from 10am to noon, and at 7pm (public showcase)
4 to 9:30pm. Video I access, therefore I am. Las Raras.
7 to 8pm. Intimate Care Salon. With Las Raras. Registration needed for this activity. * FULL.
8 to 9pm. Presentation of Unstable Communities. With Olga Fernández López and Diego del Pozo.
9 to 10pm. NETOUT. With Magui Dávila (Las Lindas Pobres) in collaboration with Jesús Ming (KOTTÉ) + Rigo Pex (Meneo) + test and action team.
Friday, 11 March
10am to 1pm. The Unstable Museum. With Rafael SMP at the Prado Museum. Registration required for this visit. * FULL.
11am to 2:30pm. Everything for the People. With Los Bárbaros. Registration required for this workshop. *
4 to 8pm. (Hackable) Code of ethics for situated practices. Led by Manuela Zechner, with Alejandra de Diego (Qiteria), and Margarita Padilla (Login) Registration needed for this laboratory. *
4 to 9:30pm. Video I access, therefore I am. Las Raras (The Strange Ones).
8:30 to 9:30pm. We sing, we decide. With D.E.F. ElectroFlamencoDialogues: Santi Barber, Pedro Jiménez (ZEMOS98), Alicia Acuña and El Corofón.
Saturday, 12 March
10am to noon. Called into Question. We are dancing / We are doubting. Registration required for this workshop.* Workshop: Thursday, March 10 from 4 to 8pm and Saturday, March 12 from 10 to noon / Public showcase: Saturday, March 12 at 7pm.
11am to 9:30pm. Video I access, therefore I am. Las Raras (The Strange Ones).
Noon to 2pm. A conversation with Janna Graham, Olga Fernández López, Diego del Pozo and Manuela Zechner.
5 to 7pm. Public conversation: Questions for Unstable Communities.
7pm. Showcase of Called into Question. We are dancing / We are doubting.
8 to 9:30pm. A Somewhat Unstable and Divinatory Symphonic Encounter). With Poderío Vital
* Registration needed for certain activities. Write to email@example.com with your name and the workshop or workshops in which you wish to participate.