14 - 15 December 2018
COURSE GIVEN BY THE ARTISTS BLEDA AND ROSA. A GEOGRAPHY OF TIME: ANALYSIS AND METHOD
Friday, December 14, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 15, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The way of addressing landscape, representing territory or taking a look at what we think is conditioned by a vast cultural framework, with the elements that intervene in its physical or imaginary construction seen as having a manifold nature. The events, in landscape and architecture, and also in memory and recollection, become settled—as layers that are more or less visible—establishing a new reality, making it possible to transfer them to images.
The aim of the course we propose is, to a certain extent, to replicate the artist's workshop and, to this effect, throughout the planned sessions we will be displaying, exploring and analysing in detail the different projects that make up The Geography of Time; delving into the analysis of the strategies and work methodologies developed, calling upon experiences and opening the debate, with the goal of sharing and comparing knowledge.
María Bleda (Castellón, 1969) and José María Rosa (Albacete, 1970) are artists and guest lecturers at several universities. They have worked together for more than two decades and the essential core of their work is the representation of territory, with which they seek to emphasise the complex interweaving of cultures and the times that shape it. In so doing, they transform the landscape genre into images with a high power of evocation, thus expressing their own experiences on the places they photograph. The vestiges of time, traces left behind and memories are the intangible elements that form their works.
They have presented their projects extensively through conferences and international exhibitions, the most noteworthy being those hosted at Kunsthalle zu Kiel (2003), Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (2009), Real Jardín Botánico (Ante el tiempo, PHE 2010) o Bombas Gens Centre d’Art (2017); as well as their participation in Recontres d'Arles, Magasin des Ateliers, Arles (2005), Mediterranean: Between Reality and Utopia, The Photographers Gallery, London (2004), or in Manifesta 4, Frankfurt aM (2002). In 2008, they were awarded the National Photography Prize.
This activity is aimed primarily at people interested in contemporary art and photography as a vehicle for artistic expression, as well as anybody open to thinking and debating about the construction and representation of landscape.PLACES: 20
Anybody interested can register by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The applications must indicate full name, ID number, e-mail address, phone number and a brief cover letter explaining their relationship with contemporary artistic creation.
ENROLMENT FEE: € 20
MANAGEMENT: Bleda and Rosa
COORDINATION: Virginia Villar