INTERPOSE - Special Program 14 May to 24 December 2019
14 to 30 May 2019 -Yolanda Uriz- Soinusain (2017-18) a multi-sensory installation that proposes an intimate immersive experience inside sono- olfactive micro-environments.
Vernissage 14/05/2019 :: 19:00
Exposition Monday to Friday - 17:00-20:00
LA PLACE is pleased to present ~.Soinusain.~ (2017-18), a multi-sensory installation that proposes an intimate immersive experience inside sono- olfactive micro-environments by Yolanda Uriz. The artist will be giving a presentation at the opening night, marking the start of La Place’s Interpose program created by guest curator Mayssa Fattouh, running until the end of the year.
The visitor is invited to enter three hanging hexagon cubicals, activating sounds of abstract tones and particular scents. The dark space partially depriving the sight enhances the sensations given by the remaining active senses; in that state of intimacy the « user » is transported to other symbolic universes.Traditional perfumery classifies scents in bases, middle and high notes to
compose fragrances, just as musical chords are constructed with musical notes. This installation explores combinations of sounds and smells considering the wavelength of the sounds and the molecular size of the scents diffused. One hexagon for the low sounds and odours, another for the mid range frequencies and the last for the high ones. As synesthesia has been explored in the arts mainly by blending vision and hearing, ~.Soinusain.~ is part of Uriz’s research into synesthetic
experiences that combine sound and smell in relation to space.
Its first version was co produced by STEIM, where it was premiered at the Amsterdam Museum Night (NL) in November 2017 and will remain part of their ongoing exhibition Micro-Tone at the Sound Art Hallway until 2022. In 2018, its second version was presented at the XXI Mostra d ́art Públic in Valencia University and Santa Monica Barcelona.
About Yolanda Uriz
With a particular interest in the lower senses (smell, taste and touch), for their aesthetic potential, but also for their implication in politics, gender and perception, Yolanda ́s work is an amalgam of
elements from sound art, visual arts, inspiration from science and techniques from new media-art. It materialises in installations and performances for multi sensory immersive experiences, that have been presented at festivals like Sonic Acts (NL), WRO Media-Art Biennale (PL), Kontraste (AU), STRP (NL), SPARK (USA), Todays Art (NL//RU),Oddstream (NL), Transmediale (GR) etc.
Con un interés particular por los sentidos menores (olfato, gusto y tacto), en sus implicaciones estéticas y socio-culturales, el trabajo de Yolanda Uriz es un amalgama de elementos de las artes visuales, el arte sonoro, inspiración de la ciencia y técnicas del arte de nuevos medios.
Se materializa en instalaciones y actuaciones de experiencias inmersivas multi-sensoriales que buscan los límites de nuestra percepción, explorando posibles maneras de expandir los márgenes de los sentidos. Su trabajo ha sido presentado en festivales como Sonic Acts (NL), WRO
Media-Art Biennale (PL), Kontraste (AU), STRP (NL), SPARK (USA), Todays Art (NL), Transmediale (GR) etc>
Joined this year by cultural practitioner Mayssa Fattouh as guest curator for La Place, to continue with the spirit of multidisciplinarity of the art space and in response to a thriving diversity in the Barcelona arts communities. Creating a special program (May-December 2019) of sound art and language, dedicated to the exploration of the notion of digression as a crucial mode of creative thinking and producing. While themes are identified mainly as triggers, the program remains porous and in conversation with its surrounding temporal and spatial environments and the connections born from spaces of creative desires.
About Mayssa Fattouh
Mayssa Fattouh is a curator and cultural practitioner interested in intersections of art and knowledge production as means of sharing, communicating and hosting work by artists in various settings. She was recently guest curator at Casa Arabe Madrid with artist Sadik Alfraji for the show Dark is the Tone of My History; currently developing a sound art sample program and residency at La Place art space in Barcelona; guest of leading institutions in the Middle East and elsewhere such as Mathaf (DH), Tate Modern (LN), Tamayo Museum (MX), Villa Empain (BR), Stroom (DH) and filled central roles at Al Riwaq Art Space, Bahrain and Katara Art Center, Qatar. Fattouh's writings appeared in numerous artists monographs and publishing platforms such as Filip Magazine, Ibraaz, Universes in Universe and is the co-founder of the temporary public art platform TandemWorks and a member of the experimental online journal continent.cc.
• Creative writing workshop
Giuliana Racco, Barcelona based artist, workshop on “Investigating Language and Power Dynamics” in weekly sessions for the duration of one month, to artists and writers alike. It aims at critically analysing power dynamics intrinsic to language teaching/learning and acquisition, while generating knowledge and encouraging the production of material related to the themes addressed.
• Sound art workshops, performances and exhibitions
Barbara Held is an artist, flutist and composer whose practice as a classically trained musician gives priority to a lifetime of collaboration, of interdisciplinary work in relation to other artists. Known for her subtle exploration of the minutae of sonic material, she creates sensitive, focused sound work that exposes the detail of the physical space of listening in equal part to a keen attention to how we listen as bodies moving through the world. She has commissioned and performed a very personal body of new repertoire for flute by artists including Alvin Lucier, Carles Santos and Joan Brossa. She was flutist with New York’s Bowery Ensemble, a group with close ties to Morton Feldman and experienced the process of Spain’s transition with the Grup Instrumental Català directed by Santos and Mestres Quadreny. She has created installation work with Pere Noguera, Eugenia Balcells, Francesca Llopis, Paloma Navares and Francesc Abad. She was the creator and producer of “Music at Metrónom”, a series of concerts of experimental music that gave special support to collaboration between musicians and visual artists, a project that she shared with invited co-curators such as Augusti Fernandez and Francisco Lopez; with Pilar Subira, co-curated “Possibility of Action: the life of the score” for the Documentation Center and Archive of the Barcelona MACBA museum of contemporary art during the 2008-09 season and “Lines of Sight”, a series of seven programs of experimental music and radio art for radio web macba.
Barcelona-Paris based artist Floy Krouchi is one of the selected artists. She has been showing her work and performing for the last 20 years in Europe and eastern Europe, India and China, Middle East , and United States. Her pieces have been shown at Louvre Abu Dhabi, Nuit Blanche, Palais de Tokyo, Centre Georges Pompidou, Documenta 13 Kassel (in collaboration with "Between the Waves" by Tejal Shah), Dancem, GRM, IRCAM, Contemporary Art museum of Valencia and San Sebastian, Circulo de Bellas artes in Madrid, LEM Barcelona, Miami, New York, New Orleans...
In an international art world dominated by visual works, sound has long been perceived as a challenging and esoteric medium. Traditionally, the term has been used to describe works by artists who choose sound or hearing as a topic or medium, generally without musical notations or musicians to interpret. While sound-recording technology has been around for over a century, innovations continue to open fresh avenues of artistic exploration, and the act of listening and experiencing the space in relation to the sound. Led by a specialist (potential collaboration with UB and Hangar), these workshops are catered for young and aspiring local artists to explore the medium of sound with basic recording material and to open up to new artistic avenues within the medium of sound.
Nathalie Démaretz - Pierre Guery
Nina Fischer et Maroan El Sani
Chloé Despax_Alyen Torres
Comisariado Rosario Ateaga
Xavi Rodriguez Martin
Clémentine Poquet - Xavi Rodriguez Martin
Blenno Die Würstbrucke
Xavi Rodríguez Martín
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Beyond the privileged collectors and the media, there are a large number of people who collect art in an engaged and altruistic manner by acquiring works that go against consensus and fashion.
They know that art reflects today's humanity, and gives us a preview for tomorrow's, which is why we should support it. To this end since 2013, Anne-France Jacquart has created LA PLACE.
LA PLACE is a non-profit art space dedicated to the support of a diverse art community in Barcelona, located in the heart of el Borne neighborhood.
La Place holds a multidisciplinary program and artist residencies, as well as individual art exhibitions for local and international artists. Its commitment to nurturing art production has spanned from new commissions to publications and performances in addition to participations in the most active contemporary art platforms of Barcelona, such as LOOP and Barcelona Gallery Weekend.
Au-delà des collectionneurs privilégiés et médiatiques, il existe un grand nombre de personnes qui collectionnent l'art de manière engagée et altruiste, en soutenant des œuvres qui s'opposent au consensus et à la mode.
Elles savent que l'art reflète l'humanité d'aujourd'hui et laisse entrevoir celle de demain et qu'il faut à ce titre le soutenir. C’est dans cette démarche qu’en 2013, Anne_France créa LA PLACE
La Place est un espace créatif à but non lucratif dédiée au soutien de la diversité artistique de Barcelone, située au cœur du Borne.
La Place développe un programme multidisciplinaire, de résidences et actions ainsi que d’expositions d’artistes locaux et internationaux. Son dévouement à la production artistique s’étale sur de nouvelles commandes jusqu’à la création de publications et performances, tout en participant aux plateformes les plus actives de Barcelone, comme LOOP et Barcelona Gallery Weekend.
Past artists residencies: Sarah Bayliss, Alfonso Borragán, Nina Fischer & Maroan El Sani, Alice Etceatera ,Azusa Takeuchi, Josep Maynou, Andrès Vial, Andrea Léria, Thilleli Rahmoun, Clémentine Oomes, Nathalie Démaretz,, Marc Palau, Blénno Die Wustbrucke, Los Ninja, 8GG,, Pierre Guery , Nathalie Démaretz, Sixtine Jacquart , Annabelle Milon.
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