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Reversible actions
exhibition 4th July to 18th October 2009 Curated by Ramon Parramon

AMASTÉ/CASI TENGO 18. DINAMIK(TT)AK [2006 - work in progress]
JORDI CANUDAS. 916 days. Market and Memory_Mercat of Sant Antoni [2007 - work in progress]
SANTIAGO CIRUGEDA/Recetas Urbanas.( urban recipes) Rehabilitation of a shanty town - gypsy As Rañas [2007 - work in progress]
JOSEP-MARIA MARTÍN in collaboration with Alain Fidanza. The Maison de la Négociation [2003-2004]
SINAPSIS.Trans_art_laboratory (2) Inside health system. With Laia Solé, Tanit Plana, Javier Rodrigo, Rachel Fendler and Mariola Bernal [2007 - work in progress]

Catalitzadors ( Catalysts) Reversible Actions

 

Catalysts is an exhibition which closes a trilogy of actions proposed by the project Reversible Actions started in 2008 . Reversible Actions is a project based upon experiences of relationships among education, art and social space, aiming to find through this interaction, ways to redeploy artistic practice in contemporary context. The actions consisted of an international seminar carried out last November, co-directed by Ramon Parramon and Javier Rodrigo. The general lines focused on three interconnected elements: centres for contemporary production and creation, educational work, and networks. This seminar was complemented with a documentation space showing the projects analysed within the seminar.
A second action was the production of a project by Platoniq. Goog, the tracker aiming to generate policies re-using knowledge and contents. The goal of the intervention in Vic is to test the efficiency of internet social networks when applying them to the physical context of the city. The project ran from February to October 2009.
The third action consisted of the exhibition Catalysts.


ACVic, in starting its life as an Art Centre, has developed activities defining its strategic baselines and using different methods of displaying its actions, throughout this season of events : training , projects production and exhibition. Reversible Actions aimed to bring up a reflection on the contemporary artistic production which develops educational activities correlated with specific elements of a territory, and requiring a connection network to be carried and communicated.

Catalitzadors opens up a path to show how these three elements (artistic practices, educational actions and territory), combined in certain artistic practices and in site-specific scenarios, bring up solutions and very diverse reactions. In chemistry the catalyst is an element capable of speeding or slowing down a chemical reaction, while remaining unchanged. In practices such as those considered here, artists, architects, creators or cultural managers act as catalysts of a situation, of an inhabited place, of a service, or of communal places. Places where activities are not linked to creativity, but where creators have discerned the potential, or the need.

 


In this sense AMASTÉ carries out a summer camp for teenagers in collaboration with artists and following artistic methodologies. They aim to activate the creative potential of the youngsters and to demonstrate that encouraging creativity through art is a powerful educational tool.


Jordi Canudas is promoting a project to rehabilitate the Market of Sant Antoni. HIs project has involved many people who live or work in the neighbourhood. The project aims, through different phases, to act in several areas, activating mechanisms for participation and representation of this shared historical space.


Josep-Maria Martín presents a work about the negotiation of micro-conflicts which appear in everyday life. The project proposed a place to look for agreements and solutions to these conflicts, situated in the Schoenberg district of Fribourg.


Sinapsis reflect on the processes of construction and dissemination of the imaginary linked to health, from research based on case studies and two projects carried out at the Hospital of San Pau of Barcelona by the artists Laia Solé and Tanit Plana. This work looks for other representations of the sanitary system, including the place itself and the surrounding neighbourhood .


Santiago Cirugeda's
project consisted of a programme of rehabilitation of 19 self-built houses in the village of Ace Rañas (In Coruña). The programme included the training of neighbours to involve them in self-building work . The village had already been a self-constructed settlement, and the project proposes using this potential to drive an educational process.