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Each of the villages taking part in the Program for Artistic Production in the Rural Environment 2012 hosts an exhibition or public presentation of the work produced by the artists during their residency period. The range of outcomes and contexts in which the works are exhibited are varied and surprising. Here you can see all the local exhibitions organized by Campo Adentro in 2012.

Paco Arroyo

Fonoteque 2.0
Avinyó, Barcelona

An introductory workshop to oscillator construction and Polkador
—From 25th August to 15th September 2012

Paco Arroyo ́s Fonoteque 2.0 is a project that comprises a process of research into the popular music of the region of Avinyó - interviewing local experts, knowledgeable in the region ́s musical traditions - and a process by which the music is transformed through the use of the new technologies of synthetic music.

Paco Arroyo has taken traditional folk instruments -which in essence are DIY instruments made out of local materials to be played at gatherings and on celebratory occasions- and adapted them to our current times, using scrapped mobile phones or tin cans, electronic beats and village choirs.

As an outcome of his residency, Arroyo organized a concert in collaboration with La Colla de Grallers, members of Autonoise and the band Grup de Cantaires who played their traditional repertoire which was reinterpreted though Arroyo ́s electronic sensibility.

At Cal Gras, Arroyo gave a workshop based around the Polkador - Arroyo ́s own creation- which consists of a mini-synthesizer made to accompany polkas, pasodobles and other duple rhythm dances.

Asunción Molinos

Answering Machine
Guzmán, Burgos

Guzmán Town Hall, meeting room, Palace of Guzmán, Burgos
—From 25th August to 15th September 2012.

Answering Machine is a piece that addresses the particular issues surrounding Guzmán ́s agricultural systems and by extension the extensive agricultural practices of cereal crops in the plain.

The piece reproduces the answering machines used by public administrations to attend farmers ́ calls but in this case inverts the roles: it is the farmer who who owns an answering machine designed to attend to bureaucratic enquiries. Thus, the work exists as a hotline. It shows the growing influence that bureaucracy has on the daily work of the land.

Antje Schiffers & Thomas Sprenger

I like being a farmer and would like to stay one
Güeñes, Vizcaya

House of Culture
—From 10th November 2012 to 12th January 2013

This show is comprised of a series of oil paintings by Antje Sciffers, each of them commissioned by a baserritarra - a basque farmer - alongside other landscape paintings and the videos made by farmers in collaboration with Thomas Sprenger in three farmhouses of the region of Enkartaciones; Sodupe, Zalla and Sopuerta. The films document the farmers` everyday lives, problems and visions for the future. I like being a farmer and would like to stay one is a blend of the artist ́s gaze with that of the farmer that results in a audio-pictorial portrait of the farms and European countryside of today.

Emma Smith

School for tourists
Casares, Málaga

Several activities throughout the village of Casares
—17 Ocotber 2012 16:30 to 19h

A conversation with the artist, an exchange of local skills, a reading and translation of a theatre play about Irish resistance, hikes around Casares, a cooking class.... these were some of the activities held by School for Tourists, aimed at tourists and residents of Casares. Emma Smith examines the role of tourism in relation to identity, language and culture beyond its celebrated economic benefits. School for Tourists tests out ideas for a new model of tourism that instead of having corrosive and simplifying effects, would nourish and impact positively on the neighbours and visitors of Casares.

School for Tourists aims to think possibilities for a new model of tourism, one that is reciprocal, contributory and sustainable.

Susana Velasco

Old Cabins. Beyond walls. Over everybody's land
Almonaster la Real, Huelva

A Small Museum of the Commons
—Opened 9th June 2012

Susana Velasco exhibits her research and the collective memories attached to the remains of the vernacular constructions - sheepfolds, pens and stables- located next to the old Mosque of Almonaster , reputedly the birth town of the Fandango.

Velasco elaborates a poetic and symbolic architecture that takes inspiration from the relationships with cattle fostered in this environment. The work draws on a collective imagination of animal traces, their loins and the hand of the shepherd that restores the cabin roofs. The sheepfolds were restored using recycled materials with the effort of the entire village and transformed into a meeting place and a small communal museum. The museum opened with an exhibition of objects and materials that resulted from an exploration of wilderness, charting the relations between humans, animals and land. Pictures of the residents and their animals, cast stones and drawings of Miguel Pajarito were exhibited alongside documents form the archive of Almonaster. Velasco ́s aim is to explore the possibility of a common land shared by all.

Bárbara Fluxá & Fernando Martín & José Bernal

A trip to the transterminancia as pedagogical.
La Vera, Cáceres

Public School Madrigal de la Vera, Educational action.
—Opening, November 30, 2012

The artists focus on the region of La Vera and the Sierra de Gredos, focusing on the migratory pastoralism practiced there for hundreds of years. Documenting the remnants of this way of life, and traveling to the places of its own, a documentary is produced. The material of the project is presented these days to public school students from the village Madrigal de La Vera. Through the viewing of audiovisual images and photographs of the project, the issues related to practical farming and the abandonment of the site and / or transformation of its landscape are discussed with the students.

Carmen Cañibano

Time (s) of work.
Prado, Zamora

Cultural Centre St. Marina, Meadow.
-Opening, 29 and 30 December 2012

These two days the results of Carmen Cañibano's Time (s) of work are shown at Prado (Zamora), a project that explores the transformations given after the transition to new forms of work organization in agriculture. The project is shown as an audiovisual over 5 hours long. In addition to the meeting with contemporary modes of cultivation, the artist has used the production budget for the lease of a hectare of land used exclusively for growing cereal that is made ​​available to the residents of the village. The lease remains exposed in "Covenants and Conditions" bulletin board of the City Hall of Prado, space for these ads, and those interested in cultivating could write to

© Paco Arroyo
© Paco Arroyo
© Asunción Molinos
© Asunción Molinos
© Antje Schiffers
© Antje Schiffers
© Hedge School, Emma Smith
© Hedge School, Emma Smith
© Susana Velasco
© Susana Velasco
© Susana Velasco
© Susana Velasco
© Barbara Fluxa
© Barbara Fluxa
© Carmen Cañibano
© Carmen Cañibano