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On Saturday 14 December from 11am to 9pm, the results of new edition of the El Ranchito artists' residency programme are being presented. On this occasion, France and Japan are the invited countries.Édouard Decam, Marie Sommer (France), Miku Sato, Yuta Nakajima (Japan), along with Javier Arce, Luis Úrculo, Pedro Luis Cembranos, Esaú Acosta, Íñigo Cornago and Claudia Sánchez (Spain) and the collective known as Puesto En Construcción (PEC) will be there to tell us all about their latest projects and share their experiences as artists-in-residence at the Matadero Madrid, Tokyo Wonder Site and Cité internationale des arts de París art centres. Within the framework of their Cocook project, Íñigo Cornago and Claudia Sánchez will be holding an interactive culinary event, for which you are invited to bring along one ingredient. At 5pm, the PEC collective will be opening a space for reflecting on how the green areas and plants at Matadero Madrid are managed, within the framework of their project entitled Nos plantamos. This residency is the fruit of a partnership between Matadero Madrid, Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), Tokyo Wonder Site, Instituto Francés and Cité internationale des arts de París, allowing Matadero Madrid to host a total of ten creative artists and send four of them to Paris and Tokyo as artists-in-residence. From Sunday 15 December to 5 January 2014, the results of the projects will be on show at Matadero Madrid. This year sees the third edition of the El Ranchito residency programme. In January and February, through the project entitled Here Together Now and within the framework of ARCO FocusTurkey, El Ranchito played host to artists from Turkey, while in May and June, it received artists from Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Poland and Romania as part of the Who Makes Europe project. El Ranchito has thus established itself as a stable programme of workspaces and residencies for artists, architects, curators and thinkers. During these residencies, cultural producers spanning various disciplines, nationalities and origins share their individual work with the creation of an artistic community within a shared, open space at Matadero Madrid. The residencies are structured around two time frames: one lasting between six weeks and three months focused on workspaces, and a second for presenting the results to the general public. Thanks to an elaborate network of institutional collaboration, this project aims to promote the mobility of our creators at other renowned international art centres. Thus, in 2014, a strategic alliance with AECID will allow twelve Spanish creators to enjoy residencies at Matadero Madrid along with other art centres in Finland, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. ARTISTS AND PROJECTS
Esaú Acosta / Architect / Spain Project: Outsourced Domesticity Residencies: Tokyo Wonder Site and Matadero Madrid Can you imagine waking up one morning only to find that your domestic life has become a pay-as-you-go experience? Outsourced domesticity portrays spaces in which citizens can gain access to different lifestyles simply by renting experiences. The home becomes splintered. It is not even accessible by leasing. Instead it has become a set of domestic experiences. Contributor: Alba Balmaseda. Architect Javier Arce / Artist / Spain Project: New Universal Geography. Suburb of History: from general to specific. Residencies: Cité internationale des arts and Matadero Madrid Artistic investigation and installation dealing with the geography of power, territorial imbalance and ecological crisis, inspired by Man and Nature by French geographer and anarchist Élisée Reclus (1830-1905) and by a stay on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, a former US military base. Pedro Luis Cembranos / Artist / Spain Project: Mindscapes Residencies: Cité internationale des arts and Matadero Madrid This work looks at the links between the concepts of landscape and identity, and the increasing utilisation, as well as political and economic manipulation, of the emotive and intangible aspects that are created by this direct relationship. The project reflects on how landscape is represented, how it is used in a communicative manner and its capacity to generate territorial identity. It brings together a series of texts, readings, actions and processes that, by way of a theoretical corpus and practical research, accompanied the realisation of a series of pieces and publications addressing these issues, based on manipulated representations of natural environments.
Íñigo Cornago and Claudia Sánchez / Architects / Spain Project: Cocook Residencies: Matadero Madrid Cocook is a collaborative urban cooking project that operates on three levels: • To organise city meals in which participants cook and eat together in public spaces. • To collectively design and create urban kitchen prototypes. • To share and document culinary and practical expertise.
www.letscocook.com Édouard Decam / Artist / France Ongoing project Residencies: Matadero Madrid This film explores the concept of time and our presence therein; a scientific observation of our world that combs through the past, through light in movement, attempting to construct a “spiral in which we all look back at ourselves”.
www.edouarddecam.com Yuta Nakajima / Artist / Japan Project: Recipe for "Today’s Wondering Scenery –Red Sapphire-" Residencies: Matadero Madrid A workshop and recipe for constructing new landscapes with Creative Commons license. www.nakajimayuta.net The Puesto En Construcción collective. Laura Casanova Colvée, architect; Julio Campo Macho, forestry engineer; Mónica Cuende, commentator and journalist; Pablo García Bachiller, architect / Spain Project: Nos plantamos Residencies: Matadero Madrid This is a critical look at the state of agriculture and gardening in the city. We use two approaches; a debate forum and low-tech, prototype growing systems. These prototypes use simple materials, often upcycled, with plants that are selected for xerogardening suitability. They are all supported by free licence documentation.
www.puestopec.org Miku Sato / Artist / Japan Ongoing project Residencies: Matadero Madrid “I like to meet society through the undertaking of artistic projects (...) Spain has its issues, as does Japan. However, I believe the attitude towards hardship differs greatly in the two countries. What Japan and Spain have in common is the very high life expectancy in both countries. That is why I contacted, then interviewed, some elderly people in Madrid. During the interviews, they talk about our future. The projects will continue in Tokyo when I return to Japan”.
www.mikusato.com Marie Sommer / Artist / France Ongoing project Residencies: Matadero Madrid “I like to meet society through the undertaking of artistic projects (...) Spain has its issues, as does Japan. However, I believe the attitude towards hardship differs greatly in the two countries. What Japan and Spain have in common is the very high life expectancy in both countries. That is why I contacted, then interviewed, some elderly people in Madrid. During the interviews, they talk about our future. The projects will continue in Tokyo when I return to Japan”.
www.mariesommer.com Luis Úrculo / Artist / Spain Project: Infinite processes. Part | Atlas Residencies: Tokyo Wonder Site and Matadero Madrid We cannot define things eternally; we can only describe temporary states along a timeline (...) Atlas is a video collection of manipulations and actions acting as an open catalogue, as a collection of processes that can journey ceaselessly through time, to create a visual cartography of an eternal act and a pleasure without end. Contributors: Ismeni Espejel. Camera and lights: Daniel Goldman
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