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Of the 200 hundred candidates, a handful of artists have been selected by a judging panel to take part in a residency program in the countryside. Each of them will propose a specific area where they will carry out their project. These artists of different ages and disciplines all come from a variety of rural and urban backgrounds, however they are united in their interest to create greater synergy between art and the countryside, resulting in the enrichment of both. The seven projects selected by the panel of judges have already been announced and several more will be added after the shortlist is drawn up or following an invitation. The additional projects will be confirmed shortly. The development of these projects is the result of collaboration between Campo Adentro and the different host organisations.

Those artists who have already presented work to be included in the final exhibition in 2013 have also been registered.

Different stays between 1st April and 30th August 2011 have been planned for the artists in the areas taking part in the Campo Adentro program. The artists will live alongside the locals for a set period of time in order to submerge themselves in the culture of the region and produce works in different areas of the peninsula which represent modern rural paradigms.

All artists will be provided with a local contact person they can refer to, a training workshop on how to approach rural projects, a working space, accommodation and materials in order to produce the work. The commissioners and judges will be on hand to provide support throughout. The entire process will be recorded and documented for its inclusion in a publication and a final exhibition will take place in the area of residency.

The aim of the Campo Adentro Residency Program is to put into practice those ideas expressed during the International Conference in the first stage of the project, whilst simultaneously investing creatively in rural issues.

Artists will be encouraged to experiment with both site-specific and procedural collaborative art approaches, as well as portraits and critique. The transformation or creation of elements found in rural life today is also part of the program.

Francisco Arroyo

Phonoteque 2.0 The rural-sonic tradition towards XXI century
Avinyó, Barcelona

From their very beginning musical instruments have been built from materials found in their surrounding environments. Nowadays we can build musical instruments in that spirit by using recycled materials in order to re-interpret traditional music.

Through the creation of new instruments and the intervention of traditional ones we can articulate modernity and tradition, and reflect the hybrid nature of rural territories immersed in processes of transformation in which nature and technology merge. This is the premise of Fonoteque 2.0 which links musical tradition with the multiple possibilities that the appropriate use of technology offers to musical performance. After an initial phase of investigation and recording of traditional agro-rural music this project will present a re-interpretation of this music through modified traditional musical and with others built in-situ from both recycled and materials sourced from the local environment.

Around musical instruments groups of people exchanging emotions, sensations, news and know-hows have always been created; this fact confers these instruments a great importance as socializing objects.

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Carmen Cañibano

Working time(s)
Prado, Zamora

During the transition between Fordism and Post-Fordism, the heroic worker form the first instance, becomes today what Zižek calls a “hidden worker”. One of the concepts immanent to both of these periods is labour, and an essential component of this concept are working hours.

Both Fordism and Post-Fordism are economic periods which have contributed to the transformation and deconstruction of such working hours.

What yesteryear were long and dilated periods of work are now flexible, fragmented and externalized working times.

We present Working Time(s) as a critical analysis of agricultural work based on the time uses inherent to different economic conditions.

The work will explore agricultural work in relation to the use of time within the total process of a given task; it will look in particular at the cultivation of grain in the region of Tierra de Campos.

Working Time(s) will be presented in four parts of between 60 and 110 minutes each.

These video pieces will analyze the process of conversion of the time invested in the cultivation of one hectare of grain through its full audiovisual recording.

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Bárbara Fluxá, Fernando Martín and José Bernal

A journey to transterminance as an educational action
La Vera, Cáceres

The project is framed under the interpretation of nature as a cultural material construction, which evolves with time and the socio-economic changes of the society which inhabits and transforms it according to its -the society’s -needs.

The project -boiled down to a video-work and a series of educational and cultural actions, proposes a journey to the experience of ‘transterminance’ in the Gredos mountain range. Guided by visible and audible vestiges -human, natural and material- we will follow the remains of the landscape of sheep herding as a means of survival practiced for hundreds of years and which is stll -suprisingly- alive in the XXI century.

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Asunción Molinos

Answering Machine
Guzmán, Burgos

This proposal revolves around the current bureaucratic practices that challenge small and medium-sized farmers.

For some time now, fulfilling the bureaucratic model imposed by the different administrations has become an activity as necessary for the ploughman as it is ploughing sowing or harvesting.

The aim of the project is to create an audio piece that reproduces the answering machines used by the different administrations to deal with the farmers´ requests, reversing their roles as a critique of these administrative procedures. This time, it would be the farmer who possessed an answering machine designed to deal with the requests of the administration.

The starting point is a research phase where these bureaucratic practices will be studied and listed, identifying their different profiles and powers and looking at how those affected respond to these practices. A biting script will be then written for this new answering machine. It will manifest the feverish bureaucratic game in which contemporary farmers find themselves.

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Francisco Arroyo, Latin, 2011
Francisco Arroyo, Latin, 2011
Carmen Cañibano, Occupational job training, video, 7´35´´, bucle, 2011
Carmen Cañibano, Occupational job training, video, 7´35´´, bucle, 2011
Bárbara Fluxá, Dump Badajoz, 2009
Bárbara Fluxá, Dump Badajoz, 2009
Asunción Molinos Gordo, WAM (The World Agriculture Musseum), 2010-2011
Asunción Molinos Gordo, WAM (The World Agriculture Musseum), 2010-2011