Interview: Leer en la Nube.

November 19, 2022

Installation shot, Measure – A Stone’s Throw, Sala José Saramago, Madrid 2022

Here’s a translation of the interview I recently gave in Spanish to Leer en la Nube about my show Measure: A Stone’s throw. La versión original se encuentra aquí.

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Introductory Text for upcoming solo exhibition – Sala José Saramago, Leganés, Madrid 22 Sept – 27 Oct 2022

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Colourful Lives, 2022, gathered sticks and acrylic paint, variable dimensions

The artist has gone for a series of walks near his home in Madrid.  Anyone can go to these places and lots of people have already done so. Some will be easily identifiable, especially for people from Madrid. Others, however, hidden away, will most likely not have been noticed.

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Mountains of the Mind

January 9, 2021

A response to Covid-19

Mountains of the Mind, 2021, cardboard, onion paper and acrylic paint.

Interactivos?’14: Rethinking collective behaviour and action.

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On Thursday 29 July, 2010 from 16.30 pm until approximately 19.30 pm (Spanish local time) we will be presenting Riverrun and Colourwall at “Campus Party”. This represents the first public event for Colourwall the collective online drawing project. Participants will be able to collaborate in the making of a work.

Riverrun, the collective writing project, will run in parallel. Both experiments will be presented on large plasma screens during the event, so that visitors can see both the evolving images  and stories as video.

 Further details: http://www.campus-party.es/2010/Diseno.html

Riverrun on World Book Day (8-11pm 23rd April 2010) went very well.

We set up various collective writing experiments: Ten in Spanish and twelve in English. Some of these were themed and others not.

Quite a few people came to Medialab-Prado or participated online over the course of the evening. The vast majority of participants were native Spanish speakers.

From a programming and technical perspective, the experiments ran much more smoothly compared to earlier outings.

It was extraordinary to watch the highly creative stories evolving and crystallizing in real time. The stories were stopped when the patterns of interaction seemed to indicate that a consensus had been reached. It seems evident that these stories could be described not only as imaginative in terms of content and stylistic variety (or irregularity), but also coherent and cohesive.

The stories can be read here.

We will be running a series of experiments on world book day at Medialab-Prado, Madrid on 23 April between 8 and 11pm.You can go there to write (please bring a laptop, if you have one) or simply to see the fascinating stories evolving on large screens in real time. Remember, you can also participate online. Visit our website to register now: http://riverrun.heroku.com/

Further details: https://www.medialab-matadero.es/actividades/riverrun-la-noche-de-los-libros-2010

Our first public presentation and  experiment (March 19 2010) was reasonably successful. Aside from a few technical problems and issues with access to the stories, the event went well. In the first story, on the theme of “sustainable immobility”, 13 people participated. In the second, with no fixed theme, 14 people participated. The stories are posted below. It is now our mission to improve on this event by ironing out technical problems and making remote online access to the event simpler. We will perform a series of experiments as part of “La Noche de los Libros,” Madrid on 23rd April, 2010. This event will also take the form of an exhibition, given that the multiple stories in evolution at any one time will be presented on a series of large screens.

A video of the presentation given at the outset (about the artistic and scientific ideas behind Riverrun and how it works as an interdisciplinary experiment) can be found here: http://www.electrosmogfestival.net/documentation/

Stories can be found here.