The next Paratext, a monthly program of performances by artists in residency at Hangar, as well as artists on exchange grants, will take place on November 24th at 6 p.m. They present, in different formats, specific projects or parts of their work. The sessions are always open to the public with the purpose of enabling interaction with the artists themselves. Each Paratext also has an editor who will later publish his or her impressions of the presentation on this blog. On this occasion, Helena Pérez Guerra will be the editor.
Projects will be presented by:
Olivia Jack (On-the-Fly residency)
She is the developer of various browser-based creative tools including Hydra (live-coded video synthesizer), PIXELSYNTH, and LiveLab (peer-to-peer media router). Her live visual sets explore algorithmic representations of unpredictable and chaotic systems, and writing software as a messy and ephemeral process. The residence project of Olivia is called “Fubbles”,- function scribbles - an ongoing research project into drawing as an interface for creating live-codeable functions in real-time.
The artist firstly presented the project in 2020 as part of Hybrid Live Coding Interfaces: performance and craft. During the residency, Olivia would like to develop a lightweight, playful, and flexible web application based on her existing research and proof-of-concept demo of drawing interfaces for live coding.
For more information about the project see the presentation and live demo here
Jenny Abouav (Exchange Grant Hangar – Casa de Velázquez)
Jenny Abouav’s artistic practice focuses on performance and installation. She has presented her work in France and abroad, among others at the Performance Crossing Festival in Prague, the Parallèle Festival in Marseille, the Grenier à sel in Avignon, the ATM: OMNI Festival in Seoul, Inact Festival in Strasbourg and the International Performance Festival in Riga.
Mariana Portela Echeverri (Short-term residency)
She is a Portuguese-Colombian artist whose work explores the languages of the body from a dreamlike and experimental lens.She graduated in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona (2009) where she was strongly linked to the post-porn art movement collaborating with numerous collectives and artists, among them Shu Lea Cheang. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as Sesc_Videobrasil Contemporary Art Festival (BR) and ICA-Institute of Contemporary Arts of London (UK).
Oriol Fuster (Production Grant 2021)
He articulates postcoloniality from his Catalan, neurodiverse, worker and non-binary conditions; “four times a rebel” as the poet Maria-Mercè Marçal would say. He uses materials such as the human, literary and political –bodies without a narrative, narratives for bodies. With his work he aims to generate concrete impacts; as we need to, in his opinion, go further from the strictly aesthetical practice: artists owe to society as much as society owes to the arts.
Image: Jenny Abouav – Les matins transparents qui dansent.
The event will be carried out following all security measures. Attendance is free of charge and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Supported by: Fundació Sabadell, Casa de Velázquez and Institut Français. Co-funded by The Ceative Europe Programme.