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Culture as a resource

Culture has become a major resource, playing an important role in social and economic developments. As in many cases, such a transformation has brought negative and positive aspects that need to be carefully studied since they are problematically intertwined. From one side, cultural and creative industries generate jobs and increase local income. But from the Continue reading Culture as a resource

Who is going to be able to cut this Gordian knot? (Part 1)

The infinite circuit of possibilities created by the organization of items in an exhibition space is finally subjected to chosen connexions made by a curator or group of curators. Therefore, the definitive relation established between different objects in a specific space will communicate particular messages to the audience that will be deciphered by the use Continue reading Who is going to be able to cut this Gordian knot? (Part 1)

Quiet

Josh Harris founded in 1999 the project Quiet, an art project that enlisted hundreds of volunteers to live communally in a warehouse fully equipped with webcams.

On how Buffy killed more than vampires

In the text On how Buffy killed more than vampires. Fandom poaching & fans as collaborators I analyzed the extension of the term “to poach” (Henry Jankins, 1992), contrasting its meaning with a practical case as Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show.

The Jekyll and Hyde of the integration of new media in the museums

Since the beginning of the 1960s, many cultural practices have strongly demanded that art must be set free. However, free from what? Robert Smithson has defined museums as “cultural prisons”, places where vacant rooms transform works of art in pure elements to be consumed (Smithson 1996, 155). Therefore, in Smithson’s eyes, art should be set Continue reading The Jekyll and Hyde of the integration of new media in the museums

Reflections

Reflections is a collective project from Rocco Berger, Serafin Alvarez, Lara Garcia and  Konrad Hempel, which consists of 16 loud speakers arranged in the space.

Reading

Reading was selected to be part of the S/T exhibition in the University of Barcelona in 2009.

B/B

Sound installation created in collaboration with Serafín Alvarez and Lara Garcia. It consisted of 12 speakers with 6 recordings from Barcelona and 6 recordings from Berlin placed behind two superposed maps of its cities (Barcelona-Berlin).