Artist Residence Project
Press-release | PT
Active since 1998, Mugatxoan is an art project created by Entrecuerpos – Mugatxoan Asociación Cultural. The name is borrowed from a Basque word meaning “on the borderline”, playing with the idea of situating the project in a conceptual territory eschewing any drive towards demarcating a closed space.
Mugatxoan is built around the notion of intermediate space as a place where codes circulate, redefined by the continuous movements and shifts they undergo. For this reason, it reaches its true significance when it travels to its three host cities. Since the beginning, Arteleku (Donostia-San Sebastián) has lent its solid support to the project and has acted a producer and venue for Mugatxoan. The need to create relationships in singular places for experimentation led to the collaboration in 2001 with Fundação de Serralves (Porto) and in 2008 with Teatro de la Laboral from Gijón.
Mugatxoan 09 organises a three week programme, one week in each city, with various representative examples of the contemporary arts (performance, visual arts, dance, theatre) and opening up room for research, reflection and the production of new works.
Fundação de Serralves will present five of the pieces produced between 2001 and 2008, shown together for the first time. These young artists were chosen through different international competitions and open calls made over recent editions, participating in workshops and developing their own individual projects.
Projects are supported by Mugatxoan in order to ensure their continuance and presentation. We are now presenting an overview of these works, with the idea of re-visiting our recent memory in order to situate ourselves in the present and to think about the future that is beginning in Gijón. The programme of activities is rounded off with conferences and meetings.
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