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On September 14th, 2011, a dozen villages across the country inaugurated exhibitions by artists who took residence as part of Campo Adentro's 2011 programme.

On the same day, at 11.30 am, Medialab-Prado Madrid hub transmitted the events from different villages and presented works by participating artists, to find out more about their stay, as reflected in the electronic diaries / artists blogs

Antonio Ballester Moreno

Vallehermoso, La Gomera

Sociedad Centro “La Unión”
─ Opening times vary

Venta Rafael
─ Opening times vary

Casa Yayo-Horario
─ from 15th September to 15 November 2011, from 8am to 1pm and from 5 to 8pm

Taking the work of artisans in local materials such as palm leaf, as a basis for his art works, the artist explores the boundaries between art and craft. And from the common place of coarseness in both discourses, reinterprets the rural environment.

Espada y Monleón

Gastronomía es territorio
Puente Pumar, Valle del Nansa, Cantabria

Casa Rectoral
─ Wednesday 14th september 2011, 18h

An exploration of local livestock and wild products, introduced through a gastrosophic elaboration as part of an edible landscape, demonsrating the cultural vernacular and the menu of the region.


Isaías Griñolo Padilla

Reverberación – sobre el progreso y retroprogreso en Tierra de Barros
Tierra de Barros, (Badajoz)

(Exhibition cancelled due to refusal of permission)

As a scenic painter , he involves himself with the inhabitants of this region who see the continuity of their agriculture threatened by the construction of a petrochemical refinery, delving into the historical roots of dispossession and conflicting views on progress and land use.


Paco Inclán Cervera

Hacia una psicogeografía de lo rural
Valladares, (Pontevedra)

Centro Veciñal e Cultural de Valladares Estrada Xeral, 261
─ from 14th September to 14th October 2011 from 9am to 11.30pm

A collective creation and a recognition of the neighbourhood itself, woven by constant wandering, disorientation, and random chance. A village under the strong influence of the urban and the industrial, in search of an emotional map as a guide . It is accompanied by a collection of symbolic objects presented by the residents of Valladares.

Aviv Kruglanski y Vahida Ramujkic

Micro-culturas: en colaboración con las bacterias
Villarrubia, Córdoba

Diversos eventos en diferentes lugares de Villarrubia:

La Peña
─ 14 de septiembre 11.00 h

La Casa
─ 17 de septiembre 15.00h

A frantic activity has infected the village, the result of experiments conducted with processes of food fermentation as a metaphor for changes in the social and economic model. Ideas, recipes, inventions or impressions were recorded using the technique of embroidered documentary.

Lucía Loren & Juanma Valentín

Resistencias
Puebla de la Sierra, (Madrid)

Posada Puebla de La Sierra, Pza del Ayuntamiento s/n
─ Opening 14th September. Screenings 14th, 17th and 24th September. FRom 6 to 8pm

A youth collective who settled in the village 11 years ago, forming an agroecological cooperative with the last flock of indigenous sheep and goats, and with a project for a communitarian life, is the basis for a story narrated through videoimages. Their project is an in-depth portrait of those who saw a utopian place in the countryside, in an effort to rescue peasant culture while seeking alternatives to the homogeneous and unsustainable systems prevalent today.


NOPHOTO

Memoria colonizada
Garciaz, (Cáceres)

Calles y plazas de Vegaviana
─ Opening wednesday 14th September 2011. Photography exhibition to 15th November 2011

What makes a new settlement a village? Was there a soul in the architectural ideal of modernism under Franco? The group, led by photographer Juan Santos, tries to approach the phenomenon of colonisation and the emergence of a new collective memory using photography and video, audio and the written document.

Térence Pique

Sea ABC un triángulo rectángulo en B
El Ejido ( Almería)

Biblioteca Municipal de El Ejido, Colombia s/n
─ from 14th September to 8th October 2011. Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm and from 4 to 9pm ; Saturday 10am to 2pm

A reflection on the speculative agricultural policies of the Campo de Dalias and its particular mode of production: the greenhouse. Through a series of photographs of intersections, Pique poses a question about the interior of these greenhouses, a question about their hidden content. He finally approaches the farmers themselves, who complete the work stating concepts and transforming their horticultural production facility in an installation and museum.

Pablo Sanz

Huellas sonoras
Sant Bartolomeu del Grau, (Barcelona)

Salón de Actos Caixa Manlleu, Calle Vell 21
─ from 14th to 30th September 2011. Monday to Friday from 11am to 2pm and from 5 to 7 pm

Asking what is and what is not noise, asking about the stories a sound can convey about a place, asking about whether it is desirable to preserve this intangible heritage, or asking about how the soundscape of a place changes with the passage of time and with human activity, the artist posits a process of listening, recording and creative development, emphasising the modes of perception, detail, in the everyday and in everything which might usually go unnoticed. What surprises are revealed by the sounds which remain 'hidden'?

Julian Weber & Rodrigo Frenk

Un pueblo en camino
Farrera, (Lérida)

Centre d’Art i Natura, La Bastida s/n, Farrera
─from 14th September to 14th October, Monday to Friday 5 to 8pm

After involving 25 of the villagers, providing them with cameras, and after taking a series of landscape-portraits, Weber and Frenk walk the 250 miles separating the Pyrenean village from Barcelona with this information, to reproduce the images in post-cards to sneak into the city's channels of image consumption and distribution of tourist information.

Other invited artists with projects in progress to be presented at end of 2011 are:

Patricia Esquivias Calera y Chozas, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha

Susana Velasco Almonaster la Real, Huelva

Antonio Ballester fotografiado por A. Doreste - TAC
Antonio Ballester fotografiado por A. Doreste - TAC
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Bordado de Aviv Kruglanski
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