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Lola Gonzàlez. 2 films.

Lola Gonzàlez, current resident at homesession will present her latest work and a video realized in Barcelona. Thank to Nook Nook for hosting the event.

THURSDAY 30 OCTOBER 2014, 20h NOOK - Poble Sec C/ NOU DE LA RAMBLA 143 BARCELONA

Whether writing, producing, or the choice to work with their friends, Lola Gonzàlez works called authenticity, spontaneity and fluidity using constructed and simple visual forms. From the individual to the common, her work questions about the power of the collective, and its limits.

This programme is a collaboration with art 3 (Valence) and receive the support of the Région Rhône-Alpes.

Lola Gonzàlez, born in 1988. Lives in Paris.

selected projects:

Sept 2014 “Conspirations, des conspirations” Sparkasse, Leipzig

June 2014 “All that falls”, Palais de Tokyo, exposición colectiva

Feb 2014 “Adieu tristesse..” La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec

Jan 2014 “Qui boira de ce vin là, boira le sang des copains” Hors-pistes, Centre G. Pompidou

Programme:

"Winter is coming" 48 min, Vidéo couleur HD, stéréo Août 2014

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"TV Pirata" 6 min, Vidéo couleur HD, stéréo Octobre 2014

Réalisation : Lola Gonzàlez Musique Originale : Jérémie Prat

Actors : Ariadna Parreu, Ico Mateo, Antoni Hervas Cortes, Quim Packard

Actors / Singers : Ariadna Parreu, Ico Mateo, Antoni Hervas Cortes, Quim Packard, Bárbara Sánchez, Oriol Fontdevila, Estel Boada Ibern, Beatriz Fuentes Sanchez, Pau MF, Fito Conesa, David Bestué, Anna Pahissa, Consol Llupià, Néstor Català Serra, Marie Charlotte

Wheels of Desire. Gabrielle Le Bayon

"Art Will not disappear into nothingness; it will disappear into everything. " Julio Garcia Espinosa, Imperfect Cinema.

Wheels of Desire is the project that has been developed by Gabrielle Le Bayon during her residency at Homesession. The project focuses on the relation between the daily production and consumption of images on one hand, and our own relationship to reality and to our physical, geographical and metaphorical environment on the other hand. The artist statement underlines that “billions of pictures orbit in cyber space. Together they form a sentence that speaks a collective and communal, personal and informal meaning. Neither original nor immortal, they are the flow of time and swirls of thousands of individual realities and personal truths.” The project, based on the own accumulative practice of the artist, questions the way this hyper consumption shape the physical and conceptual places with which we connect.

Event on facebook.

Opening: Wed, June 25th, 2014 - 19:30

Homesession : C/ Creu dels Molers 15. Barcelona

exhibition: till 27/06, by appointment only.

I mistook a squid in its ink for the moon in the night. Chika Matsuda

We’re pleased to present “I mistook a squid in its ink for the moon in the night”, a project developed by Chika Matsuda (Nagano) during her residency at Homesession. In the different works that compose the project as well as in the title, Chika Matsuda goes into play on the relation between physicality and abstraction of language. Focusing on the way our voice obeys to cultural patterns, the artist leads an unending investigation to abrade the natural and rational features we assign to the use we make of the body into language. Tongues, spits, noises, uncontrolled swallowing and saliva and collective recitations evokes into sculptures, drawing and video, this research and a possibly alternative grammatical patterns to our perception.

Opening: Friday, April 25th, 2014 - 19:00

Homesession : C/ Creu dels Molers 15. Barcelona

exhibition: 29/04 + 30/04, 16h-19h30

REC/PLAY: Installation and serie of performances by Thessia Machado



Homesession presents REC/PLAY, a project by resident artist Thessia Machado: REC/PLAY is an installation/instrument built of assorted components harvested from mostly obsolete technologies and toys. The core of the piece is a stripped down double cassete-deck with motor and spindle mechanism. Fabric belts fan out of the rotating spindles and into the space to activate an assortment of sound generating elements – rustling paper, ringing glass jars, tapped wood; teasing out from humble materials their inherent musicality.

Different sonic possibilities of this instrument will be explored in series of collaborative improvised performances with sound artists and experimental musicians.

Each performance will take place at 8pm and will last approx. 1/2 hour. You're requested to be puntual. Limited capacity.

Homesession C/ Creu dels Molers 15. Barcelona

-> NOVEMBER 8 Maitane Beaumont

-> NOVEMBER 9 Wú:: Collective http://wucollective.com/

-> NOVEMBER 10 Lolo & Sosaku http://www.loloysosaku.com/

BIO: Thessia Machado was born in Brazil and now lives and works in NY. Her work investigates the physicality of sound and its effect on our perception of space. In sculptures and interactive installations that have a real-time, live component, the expressive potential is still active and changeable. As a extension of this practice, and under the moniker "link", she’s performs electronic and electro-acoustic experimental music with hand-made and modified instruments.

Thessia’s installations and video pieces have been exhibited in New York, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin, Berlin and Athens. She has been awarded residencies at Homesession, Barcelona, the NARS Foundation, NY, I-Park, MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Vermont Studio Center and is a recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Experimental Television Center and The Bronx Museum.

EU Bird Migration Authority, a project by Ian Alan Paul



We're pleased to invite you to the opening of the project developed by San Francisco-based Artist Ian Alan Paul during his residency. The artist has produced a fictional EU Agency entitled "The EU Bird Migration Authority", a fake EU border-security agency specifically tasked with monitoring, controlling and apprehending migrant bird populations. Please join us on Monday, August 26th to see documents, videos, and texts from the agency at the Homesession studio.

More about the EU Bird Migration Authority: "The Bird Migration Authority is a project of the European Union that aims to monitor and mitigate the ongoing migration of non-native bird populations between EU member states and neighboring countries. Using state of the art surveillance and tracking technologies, the EU-BMA not only monitors migrating bird flocks across North Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, but also uses predictive algorithms to assist in the apprehension and reduction of foreign species. Tracking and managing the bird populations across the E.U. member states will serve to better protect the European Economy, Ecology, and Society from the threats posed by unregulated migrating bird flocks."

A website accompanying the exhibition (www.birdmigrationauthority.net) will be launched on August 26th, the day of the opening.

Opening: Monday, August 26th, 19:30
Exhibition: 26/08 -> 31/08, 17:00-19:30 and by appointment
C/ Creu dels Molers 15. Barcelona. Metro Poble Sec

Your milk eyes: open. Anna Sebastian


Homesession is happy to invite you to the opening of "Your milk eyes: open", an exhibition by resident artist Anna Sebastian. Her works draw on familiar scenes, based a priori on the codes and parameters of daily life, including nevertheless variations that suggest to the viewer an evocation of uncertain fictions. Anna Sebastian uses the pictorial space as a surface for the inscription of an open working process, based on a composition of images inspired by literary and cinematic sources. This sets up a tension in the paintings; the obsessive and aporetic isolation of figures, which are subordinated to the reality of the medium, produces a dissension with the interpretative indetermination creating a distance between figures and their materiality. This sets them in a space of possibilities to which both dream and dys-functional reality leads.

Anna Sebastian (Londres, 1990) has been studying at Goldsmith College and at St Martins College, in London. Her work has been shown in different galleries in the UK (such as 5th Base Gallery-Bricklane or Islington Arts Factory) as well as Europe (HBFK Hamburg or DOX Art center Prague). This is her first exhibition in Spain.

Opening: Friday, July 12 - 2013, 19h30

Exhibition: 13/07 -> 20/07 I Wed->Sat, 17:00-19:30

C/ Creu dels Molers 15. Barcelona. Metro Poble Sec

Sunita Prasad, The Assassin's Last Word.



Homesession is glad to invite you to the presentation of Sunita Prasad's project, The Assassin's Last Word, an exhibition based on the story of Michele Angiolillo, an anarchist who was condemned to the death penalty for the assassination of prime minister Antonio Canóvas in 1897. His last word, "Germinal!", which has since been interpreted in multiple ways, is the main articulation of the exhibition. The show is both an installation and a reading-room based on public participation, collaborations and personal research by the artist. The project investigates the historic fact and its narrative as well as its possible echoes throughout time, from our own context.

Opening: friday, april 19th
Exhibition: April 20th to 27th, wednesday to saturday, from 5pm to 7.30 pm

Jean Barberis: artist talk




We're glad to invite you to the talk that our current resident Jean Barberis will hold at Homesession.

Jean Barberis is a maker, an artist, and a curator but he rarely makes a distinction between the various aspects of his practice. His work almost exclusively revolves around collective initiatives and relational strategies. According to Time out New York, Barberis defies Newton's laws of motion, which the artist consider flattering but slightly exaggerated.

A native of Provence and established in New York since 2000, Barberis co-founded Flux Factory's gallery space and Arts Collective, a project that fosters in collaborative practices and interchange as a base for the creation process. He has also collaborated with collective or project spaces such as EFA, Rabbit Hands, Swimming Cities or Mare Liberum.

Jean Barberis likes to engage artists in the curatorial process and to investigate new territories for creation in relation with the community. This ambition is clearly reflected in his interests that include urban exploration, shoemaking, boat building, and engaging in exchanges and economies outside of the confines of capitalism.

Curator of the project "la Salle de Concert" that will be presented this summer at the Palais de Tokyo, Jean Barberis will talk about the different aspects of his projects and interests.

When: April 6th, 2013 at 19h.
Where: Homesession, C/ Creu dels Molers, 15, Barcelona

Transitory Observations. Cristián Silva-Avária

Transitory Observations is an exhibition by Cristián Silva-Avária, artist in residence at Homesession in January and February 2013. It consists in a variation on urban forms and signs that the artist has developed in different environments.

Just like the "flânerie" as W. Benjamin understands it, Cristián's art practice combines an analytical observation of the city and an experience of the promenade that relates to both senses and forms. The relation between leisure and work which the "flâneur" features is actually a key point in his projects where he gives a special prominence to the social division of labor that characterizes the postmodern and mass-tourism-focused cities. Based on this dual approach, the exhibition will present photographic and video works that have been developed in Barcelona as well as in other contexts.

Opening: February 22 at 19h30

Exhibition: from 23/02 to 6/03, Wednesday to Saturday from 17h to 19h30

Homesession, C/ Creu dels Molers, 15 - Barcelona

See also Laura Marsiaj Gallery (Rio de Janeiro)

What's wrong with visual pleasure? - A project by Andrea Liu



What’s Wrong With Visual Pleasure?

The Naxal Belt in Barcelona

Jan Verwoert once said in Notes From an Art School that October journal killed painting. A stronghold of art critics and historians in the 80’s inextricably linked visual pleasure with the corruption of the art market, the modernist notion of medium specificity, the false consciousness engendered by the myth of the autonomy of aesthetic experience, the despised “retinal art”. The 90’s and 2000’s then saw the Discursive Turn, the Social Turn, the Ethical Turn, the Pedagogical Turn, the Participatory Turn and the Performative Turn, with each of these leaving the traditional art object more marginal. It seems an ethical/micro-utopic camp has formed in opposition to, or in the wake of the obsolescence, of “visual pleasure.” Perhaps we can speak of an AVP (Against Visual Pleasure) Complex--a constellation of "counterpower" that regard themselves as besieged minoritarians in their rejection of seductive art objects to, instead, an emphasis on a discursive site of debate grounded within a given discourse as the basis for art.




Are visual pleasure and criticality mutually exclusive? Are seductive art objects inherently conservative and retrograde? Is visual pleasure inherently cynical? Are the hollow shells of antagonistic gestures against visuality of artists in the 60’s and 70’s merely ventriloquized and disemboweled of any critical content by today’s neo-avante garde? “What’s Wrong With Visual Pleasure?” is an exhibition that seeks to map the parameters of the discourse and the communities that have produced the obsolescence of the solipsistic art object, individual authorship, and the studio. It seeks to address the polemical ebb and flow, both for and against, the gradual shift from the ocular regime to the discursive regime as the most dynamic site in contemporary art today.

Artists: Leone Contini, galeria perdida, Cooper Holoweski

Curated by Andrea Liu/ Naxal Belt

Exhibition: December 7-16 (wednesday to saturday from 5 to 8pm) Opening December 7th, 7-10PM

At Homesession: C/ Creu dels Molers, 15 - 08004 Barcelona

"Ir y no venir"

"Ir y no venir" (Go and do not come) is an experiment of three Brazilian artists on artistic practice in the current context.



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"Les Idoles" by Gabriel Desplanque

The film "Les Idoles" (The idols) has been realized by Gabriel Desplanque in September 2012 in Barcelona during his residency at the French Institute.
The screening will be followed by "Le bestiaire du dedans" (The bestiary inside), a sound and visual piece performed live together with Arandel.

"Les Idoles" (The idols)
Film (Premiere).
Duration: 30 minutes.
''No one can see God without dying, they say.
However, witnesses testify to the contrary.''

"Le bestiaire du dedans" (The bestiary inside)
Live sound and visual piece for a dimly lit space. In collaboration with Arandel.
Duration: 30 minutes.
Dust and crackling talk about some fantastic story escaped the memory of this old women face that was framed by a floral scarf. It's a dark, mysterious and mystical pilgrimage, a funeral march or maybe just a celebration.

Thursday, 27 September 2012 19h15.
Instituto Francés
Carrer Moià, 8, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
(Please note, the event will begin at 19:30 precise)

The work of Gabriel Desplanque (1981, Paris) draws links between cinema and literature. In his videos and photographs, the image is thus the medium and the subject of a story whose uncertain and discontinuous construction shapes the meanings.

Giving up the conventional samples and MIDI instruments, Arandel is a migratory project with minimalist influences, that focuses on electro melodies with some krautrock inspiration. This is a faceless project, in which the creators disappear behind the creation: Arandel gives the prominent role to the music.

La Réserve. by Virginie Laganière and Jean-Maxime Dufresne

Virginie Laganiere and Jean-Maxime Dufresne will present on Thursday July 5, La Réserve, a project developed in residence at Homesession. Both artists live and work in Montreal, a city that housed, like Barcelona, ​​several major international events (Olympics Expo'67 and 76): during their stay in Catalonia, they have decided to focus their research on three landmarks of what has been the "Barcelona model" and that are especially relevant when it comes to investigate into the architectural and urbanistic ideology that led to the games of 1992 and the Forum 2004.

With this starting point, Virginie and Jean-Maxime Laganiere Dufresne propose an installation that highlights the reinterpretation of the tales and intentions of the spaces created in these specific contexts, through a writing process within the space by their users. What's at stake is, on one hand, the tension between a desire for narrative control and attempts to open the construction of the landscape toward the possible and, on the other hand, the inevitable drift, inertia or resistance that come over this first intentionality. In this framework, the artists are not only interested by these places because of their status of arrogant sample or ruins of modernity, but by the field of forces that make them up.

La Réserve talks about the conception of certain territories for temporary defined functions, which become, as a result, enclaves for unplanned potentialities, which exceed the power of institutions on the space. The project investigates the ambivalent relationship between measures of control and everyday interactions that represent a permanent critic.

Through documentation, photographs and an installation at Homesession project space, the artists try to "give a form" to the dynamics that cross the selected sites. Working ont its more or less obvious ideological features and its subsequent subversion through use and imaginary, La Réserve is based on the distance between program and contingencies, as well as between plan and time.

The réserve, Installation by Virginie Laganiere and Jean-Maxime Dufresne

Opening, July 5 at 20h

Homesession Studio

C / Creu dels Molers, 15

Metro Poble Sec, Barcelona

Till el 21 de July. from Wed to Sat, from 17h to 19h30.

The Ouroboros Experiment

Open evening 7- 10pm Thursday 12th of April, 2012

homesession Studio C/ Creu dels Molers,15 - Poble Sec, Barcelona

An installation by Irish artist Emily Robyn Archer, exploring creativity and the everyday.

The ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a dragon eating its own tail. The name originates from within Greek language; οὐρά (oura) meaning "tail" and βόρος (boros) meaning "eating", thus "he who eats the tail".

The artist experiments with her living and studio space, traversing ways in which our creativity plays off our everyday life, sometimes an awkward obstacle we have to maneuver, but always holding the allure of unique self expression and the opportunity to create and sustain energy from within.

The installation celebrates a new creative space in the Poble Sec locality. To invite the involvement of the community, the artist has been working with participants making miniature origami dragons with the address of installation attached. The dragons have been left in public areas for people to find and follow, discovering the Ouroboros Experiment for themselves.

www.emilyrobynarcher.com

Check out the project realized by Julien Gardair in September.

Camera Locus 4, Julien Gardair

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video of Camera Locus #4, by Julien Gardair

For those who missed last week the Camera Locus #4, by Julien Gardair, here is the video.

Camera Locus # 4 by Julien Gardair

The formal work of Julien Gardair radically transcends the materials, cutting and combining them in a practice that merges sculpture, performance and installation, establishing a vivid dialogue between the space and the piece. Camera Locus, Julien Gardair's site-specific installations, explore an abstract material: the light. It applies Julien Gardair's usual processes though, such as cutting, composition and linkages with the space: be it conceived for the former factory of the Invisible Dog art center in New York or for Gallery of the french Gobelins National Manufactory of tapestry, the starting point of each of these installations is an architecturally-significant context. Camera Locus 4 in turn reinvents a singular space, the homesession domestic space, with the same economy of means and adapting itself to the new challenges that this place creates.

We hope we can count on your attendance!

Sunday, 18 of September 2011 at 20:00, - at homesession

photo: Camera Locus #1. Invisible Dog. NY

Carolina Cordeiro @ homesession

Inauguración: viernes 1 de julio a las 20h.
La obra de Carolina Cordeiro, utilizando recursos de perfil bajo y cotidiano, recrea los equilibrios precarios que rigen nuestra condición y la dinámica de nuestras proyecciones. Alejándose de la didáctica tradicional de la representación, cada una de sus piezas desarrolla su particular narración: lo que vemos surge como el punto álgido de una ficción y propone al espectador su reconstrucción decentrada a través de la experiencia sensorial.

http://cordeirocarolina.tumblr.com/

Adam Davis will present his work on Sunday August 22th

Adam Davis will present his work on Sunday August 22th @ homesession (7 PM Barcelona).

Los Angeles based artist Adam Davis explores a variety of themes that goes from body politics to metaphysics. Part of his work tackles with the notion of manifest masculinity, with accepted and expected male behavior or expressions thereof, relating cultural symbolic system and the assets it sustains. The link between masculinity-in-context and social representations has led Adam Davis to deal with the question of structural dominations in the social relations: comparing both cultural and economic domination’s schemes of internalized rejections and fantasies, the artist focuses on the way different kinds of narrations get interwoven and interact mutually.
. Would metaphysics be a better field for universality and permanence? Adam Davis’ recent works question the representations, aspirations and values given to a possible experience beyond the physical universe. With this new perspectives that certainly enlighten the most melancholic features of his works, Adam Davis goes on working and language and its structures as well as the most ethereal aspects of our fantasies.

Adam Davis, 12th resident at homesession, will present the guidelines of his works as well as the recent developments he’s been working on at Makan Project Residency (Amman, Jordan) and homesession.

Please confirm assistance by email, due to limited space.

Patrick Bérubé presents Demi-Mesure at the Casino Art Center, Luxembourg 30/04 - to 05/09

Jo Kox And Kevin Muhlen are the curators of forthcoming exhibition at the Casino art Center: "Ceci n'est pas un Casino !" (This is not a Casino!). This must be the most uttered sentence about the Luxembourg art center. Actually, who wouldn't be confused? The aim of the exhibition is to mislead people a bit more about the real identity of the building, introducing artworks dealing with game and gambling. Each of the artworks constitutes, as it were, an invitation to entertainment, be it through video games, playgrounds or carrousels... But one reality remains: playing impossible!



Patrick Bérubé will present its installation "demi-mesure" (half-measure) an impossible trampoline that adults may hate...

Participating artists: Pierre Ardouvin • Ro bert Barta • Patrick Bérubé • Marc Bijl • Hermine Bourgadier • Antoinette J. Citizen • Courtney Coombs • Jaco b Da hlgren • Pau l Kirps • Walter Langelaar • Annika Larsson• Ian Monk • Lau rent Perbos • Letizia Ro manini • Stéphane Thidet • Olaf Val

Where: Casino Art Center - Contemporary art forum, Luxembourg
When: 30/04 to 05/09, opening on 30/04 at 7pm

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