18 / 03 / 2009

Two hundred proposals land in Sondika following ID+consonni’s first open call

A total of 203 proposals from a variety of countries were received:
Germany, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Chile, China, Cuba, Ecuador, Slovenia, Spain, USA, Finland, France, Netherlands, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Macedonia, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Romania, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Interdisciplinarity is not only apparent in the diversity of the proposals, which focus on diverse subjects (relating to identity, the urban context, symbols, society, the public sphere, the air, sound, daily life…) with extremely different objectives and tools (citizen participation, urban intervention, academic research, identification with fiction, the reconstruction of symbols and identities, the metaphor as an action formula, artistic experimentation,  artivism…), which are approached from the combination and co-implication of different disciplines and sectors (cinema, sculpture, painting, theatre, music, dance, performance, ephemeral architecture, urbanism, photograph, sport, etc.),  but is also present in the training and professional experience of those taking part (the fine arts, architecture, engineering, sociology, philosophy, linguistics, sport, culture management, museology, design, creativity, drama, etc.). This ensures the richness of reflection and of the actual implementation of the proposals.
Nevertheless, in addition to this diversity, there is also remarkable similarity. There are quite a few proposals from different countries and disciplines which develop very similar action and thinking formulas. Trends which are worthy of particular mention are proposals developed in collaboration, some of which propose sonorous art as a metaphor of memory and/or research on public space and its intangible identity, while several propose the prior public projection of audiovisual recordings, and others present work dynamics to develop participative work rather than a set proposal,  and quite a few chose contemporary dance as an interaction formula, with almost all of them sharing an interest in developing a preliminary research stage and getting to know the place of intervention as a first step in the work process.
Jury
A professional and interdisciplinary jury, made up of artist Ibon Aranberri, architect Zaida Muxí, artist and Idensitat director Ramón Parramón, as well as sociologist and director of consonni María Mur Dean, needed to deliberate deeply. The decision was difficult to take due to the massive response to the invitation. Moreover, the decision had to take into account a number of variables: express current trends in contemporary artistic production, develop formulas for real participation among citizens, stress the proposed theme and generate reflection and debate on artistic practice in public space.
Sondika town council gave its support to the jury’s decision. They had proposed one overall winner to develop the project over 2009 and five special mentions which implied the chance to intervene in public space in Sondika from a variety of perspectives and tools. These five proposals will not be developed but will be made public through consonni and Idensitat’s websites and other communication devices which are to be approved by the artists, such as a future publication.

Results

There is one winner to develop the project over 2009 and five special mentions which implied the chance to intervene in public space in Sondika from a variety of perspectives and tools. These five proposals will not be developed but will be made public through consonni and Idensitat’s websites and other communication devices which are to be approved by the artists, such as a future publication.

The "Jueves Milagro" (by Xelo Bosch and Cyrille Larpenteur) winner proposal, with a specific approach and work methodology using workshops with different social groups, is likewise sufficiently flexible for its modulation on the basis of the daily experience and common aspirations of the townspeople, as well as of their diverse relations with the non-airport. Reflection on the possibilities and limitations of art (of the miracles of art) in public intervention is likewise part of the proposal, making it a project with the capacity for (self) criticism and self awareness.

"De Sondika" (by Iñaki Martínez de Albeniz Ezpeleta, Diego Carbajo Padilla and Nader Koochaki Etxeberria) develops a transdisciplinary and undisciplined reflection on the airplane as a fetish and flying as narrative, and is one of the proposals that most questions the subject of the invitation. "Open Office For the Public Imagination" (by Adnan Yildiz in colaboration with Can Altay and Nomad) proposes the interventions and performances of different artists who will interact with Sondika in the collective development of imagination, using art's own specificity. "Soundika" (by DinahBird and Jean Philippe Renoult) is representative of one of the competition's greatest trends where sound has taken centre stage, offering a route where stories are suspended and shared. "Cabañas de la memoria" (by Eva Garrido and Yera Moreno) places the emphasis on collective memory's relation with urban space. "Recipe Banches" (by Z+E+M Public Art Collective) proposes a well developed group work method based on gastronomy, one of Sondika's signs of identity.  

Here attached more information about the proposal and the open call:

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