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"Les Idoles" by Gabriel Desplanque

The film "Les Idoles" (The idols) has been realized by Gabriel Desplanque in September 2012 in Barcelona during his residency at the French Institute.
The screening will be followed by "Le bestiaire du dedans" (The bestiary inside), a sound and visual piece performed live together with Arandel.

"Les Idoles" (The idols)
Film (Premiere).
Duration: 30 minutes.
''No one can see God without dying, they say.
However, witnesses testify to the contrary.''

"Le bestiaire du dedans" (The bestiary inside)
Live sound and visual piece for a dimly lit space. In collaboration with Arandel.
Duration: 30 minutes.
Dust and crackling talk about some fantastic story escaped the memory of this old women face that was framed by a floral scarf. It's a dark, mysterious and mystical pilgrimage, a funeral march or maybe just a celebration.

Thursday, 27 September 2012 19h15.
Instituto Francés
Carrer Moià, 8, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
(Please note, the event will begin at 19:30 precise)

The work of Gabriel Desplanque (1981, Paris) draws links between cinema and literature. In his videos and photographs, the image is thus the medium and the subject of a story whose uncertain and discontinuous construction shapes the meanings.

Giving up the conventional samples and MIDI instruments, Arandel is a migratory project with minimalist influences, that focuses on electro melodies with some krautrock inspiration. This is a faceless project, in which the creators disappear behind the creation: Arandel gives the prominent role to the music.

Open Studio: Rimma Arslanov

We are pleased to invite you to the "Open studio" to discover the work of Rimma Arslanov, artist in residence at homesession, during August.

Rimma was born in Tajikistan and is currently based in Tel Aviv (Israel). Her work combines the questions that raise the state of war, destruction and survival with a focus on our relation with the architecture, building elements as well as organic forms. During her stay, she produced large scale drawings, as a continuation of her last formal investigations.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012. 19h Homesession Studio

C/ creu dels Molers 15, 08004 Barcelona, Spain. Facebook event

La Réserve. by Virginie Laganière and Jean-Maxime Dufresne

Virginie Laganiere and Jean-Maxime Dufresne will present on Thursday July 5, La Réserve, a project developed in residence at Homesession. Both artists live and work in Montreal, a city that housed, like Barcelona, ​​several major international events (Olympics Expo'67 and 76): during their stay in Catalonia, they have decided to focus their research on three landmarks of what has been the "Barcelona model" and that are especially relevant when it comes to investigate into the architectural and urbanistic ideology that led to the games of 1992 and the Forum 2004.

With this starting point, Virginie and Jean-Maxime Laganiere Dufresne propose an installation that highlights the reinterpretation of the tales and intentions of the spaces created in these specific contexts, through a writing process within the space by their users. What's at stake is, on one hand, the tension between a desire for narrative control and attempts to open the construction of the landscape toward the possible and, on the other hand, the inevitable drift, inertia or resistance that come over this first intentionality. In this framework, the artists are not only interested by these places because of their status of arrogant sample or ruins of modernity, but by the field of forces that make them up.

La Réserve talks about the conception of certain territories for temporary defined functions, which become, as a result, enclaves for unplanned potentialities, which exceed the power of institutions on the space. The project investigates the ambivalent relationship between measures of control and everyday interactions that represent a permanent critic.

Through documentation, photographs and an installation at Homesession project space, the artists try to "give a form" to the dynamics that cross the selected sites. Working ont its more or less obvious ideological features and its subsequent subversion through use and imaginary, La Réserve is based on the distance between program and contingencies, as well as between plan and time.

The réserve, Installation by Virginie Laganiere and Jean-Maxime Dufresne

Opening, July 5 at 20h

Homesession Studio

C / Creu dels Molers, 15

Metro Poble Sec, Barcelona

Till el 21 de July. from Wed to Sat, from 17h to 19h30.

Una de las primeras mañanas, a project by Julia Gorostidi.

Following the PRE-. group exhibition, we open now the first chapter of the InvitedOneDay 2012 programme with the project of Julia Gorostidi (Switzerland / Spain 1983).
Away from the practice of archive displayed in the projects "oneofthem" or "HowTo" Julia Gorostidi proposes a project and performative installation nature around the act of creation. "One of the first morning" is based of a book from the 80' that collects cosmogonies from various sources in the form of narrative disclosure: thanks to a small-scale staging of the interrelationships and forms of language resources present in these mythologies, Julia Gorostidi moves the original metanarrative to the exhibition's room and the creative process. The artist offers to the public a unique opening in which the project will take shape through a series of actions related to the constituent elements of the installation in progress.
With the collaboration of Paul Gorostidi. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012. 20h
Homesession Studio:
C/ Creu dels Molers 15
Metro Poble Sec, Barcelona

Augustin Rebetez. After all & more

After all & more, a project by Augustin Rebetez. If you couldn't manage to see the show, enjoy here the pictures.

Myrina Tunberg. artist talk @ homesession

Myrina Tunberg, current artist in residence at Homesession will present her recent works.

Myrina is Greek/American experimental photo, video, sound and installation artist and curator, recently graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 7 PM
C/ Poeta Cabanyes 68 bajos. Barcelona. Metro Paral·lel

Augustin Rebetez. After dark & more


Homesession & Elclimamola, two independent arts spaces located in Barcelona, are glad to present jointly a specific project by swiss artist Augustin Rebetez, in the framework of the Videoart Festival Screen from Barcelona and of the Poble Sec independent space circuit, which is organized on May 24th.

Augustin Rebetez will present at Homesession Studio and at Elclimamola an exhibition project based on photography and stop-motion videos, with the premiere of a new video. Twisting narratives and visual connotations through his personal and convulsive sense of humor rather than through a relaxed wittiness, Augustin Rebetez builds a singular visual universe where the recreational feature combines with a rather dark atmosphere.
We encourage you to discover his work during the opening which will take place succesively in both places.

Thursday, May 24th:

19h00 - Homesession Studio: opening primera part exhibition project (photography & video)

21h00 - Elclimamola: opening second part exhibition project (vídeos ; premiere of a new piece) and action by Augustin Rebetez

Homesession Studio: C/ Creu dels Molers, 15. BCN

Elclimamola: C/ Salva 45. BCN

With the collaboration of:

Screen from Barcelona

Ajuntament de Barcelona

Quesos de Suiza

Estrella Damm

Opening of PRE-. Pictures of the event.


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PRE-. Collective show

PRE-.

In celebration of our new space, Homesession invites you to attend it's first exhibition, PRE-.

PRE-. is a collective exhibition conceived as a prelude to solo projects that each artist will develop throughout 2012 at homesession. The project formalizes a point of progress, a state prior to the individual proposal, and is intended as a study of possibilities. The format of the exhibition facilitates a dialogue between projects, while simultaneously broadening perspectives and creating autonomous spaces.

Participating artists: Julia Gorostidi, Rafael Castañer, Anamor, Fran Meana, Jordi Ferreiro.

Opening: Thursday 26th of April 7PM homesession's new space: C/ Creu dels Molers, 15, Barcelona, metro Poble Sec The exhibition will also be open from 26/04 to 16/05, wednesday to saturday from 5 to 8 PM

Thanks to: 
Alain Lavigne, Alex Brahim, Anne-Sophie Pinard, Gabrielle Boucher, José Navarro, Mario Páez, Nuria Tobar, Oriol Conesa, Paola Marugán, Veronica Valentini, Xavier Fisselier.

The Ouroboros Experiment

Open evening 7- 10pm Thursday 12th of April, 2012

homesession Studio C/ Creu dels Molers,15 - Poble Sec, Barcelona

An installation by Irish artist Emily Robyn Archer, exploring creativity and the everyday.

The ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a dragon eating its own tail. The name originates from within Greek language; οὐρά (oura) meaning "tail" and βόρος (boros) meaning "eating", thus "he who eats the tail".

The artist experiments with her living and studio space, traversing ways in which our creativity plays off our everyday life, sometimes an awkward obstacle we have to maneuver, but always holding the allure of unique self expression and the opportunity to create and sustain energy from within.

The installation celebrates a new creative space in the Poble Sec locality. To invite the involvement of the community, the artist has been working with participants making miniature origami dragons with the address of installation attached. The dragons have been left in public areas for people to find and follow, discovering the Ouroboros Experiment for themselves.

www.emilyrobynarcher.com

WE'RE OPENING A NEW SPACE!

Since we started Homesession in 2007, we curated 15 artist residencies and produced 30 projects, most of them specially conceived for a domestic place, our home. This has been a really exciting and intense experience to live and share.



That's why we're very glad to open a new space in Barcelona, thanks to which we're going to foster and develop the work we've been realizing till now: residencies and specific exhibition projects. We'll go on using our domestic place as an atypical context for art project. Both locations are actually conceived as complementary and offer from now on the opportunity to receive more residents and increase the visibility and support to the barcelonese emergent art scene, as a non-profit project.



The next project and first exhibition in this new space will be a collective show featuring artists from Barcelona. Stay tuned and save the date: Thursday, April 26, Poble Sec area, Barcelona!

Olivier & Jérôme

Cháchara. 2012/02/09



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Cháchara describes itself as "a talk at a given place and time". Homesession is glad to be this given place and to receive, with Cháchara's organizers, three British artists on Thursday, February 9: Maurice Carlin, Gary Leddington and David Price share an afternoon with us, just at the beginning of their residency at La Escocesa, to talk about their interests.

Like in every Cháchara, we invite people to share things that don't relate with their practice at all (or maybe they do) and we'll spend the afternoon eating delicious quiches.

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Cháchara es defineix com "una xerrada en algún lloc i en algún moment". Homesession té el plaer de ser aquest lloc i, amb els organitzadors de Cháchara, d'acollir dijous 9 de febrer a tres artistes britànics: Maurice Carlin, Gary Leddington i David Price ens acompanyen una tarda per parlar dels seus interessos, aprofitant l'inici de la seva residència a La Escocesa.

Com per les altres chácharas, invitem la gent a compartir algunes coses que no tinguin que veure amb allò seu (o potser sí) i passarem la tarda compartint delicioses quiche!

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Cháchara se define como "una charla en algún lugar y en algún momento". Homesession tiene el placer de ser ese lugar y, con los organizadores de Cháchara, de acoger el jueves 9 de febrero a tres artistas británicos: Maurice Carlin, Gary Leddington y David Price nos acompañan una tarde para charlar de sus intereses, aprovechando el inicio de su residencia en La Escocesa.

Como en las demás chácharas, invitamos la gente a compartir algunas cosas que no tengan que ver con lo suyo (o sí) y pasaremos la tarde compartiendo deliciosas quiches.

Maurice Carlin: http://islingtonmillartacademy.blogspot.com/

Gary Leddington: http://garyleddington.tumblr.com/

David Price: http://davidpricework.org/

__+ info: http://chachara.info/?p=carlinleddingtonprice__

InvitedOneDay: all the texts about past projects are online!

Read online or download the texts of all the invitedOneDay's project realised since 2010.

http://www.slideshare.net/homesession/documents

TV report about "Plat du jour" by Aggtelek

"Plat du jour", a project by Aggtelek.
Video of catalan TV, Connexió on BTV. Friday 9 of December 2011
"Plat du jour" is an invitation to eatables forms and formal eatings. The stage is already set for anything but ready-to-heat microwave expectations.

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Lanzamiento, by Daniela Ortiz y Xose Quiroga – InivtedOneDay # 12

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"Plat du jour", a project by Aggtelek.

Homesession presents "Plat du jour", a project by Aggtelek.
"Plat du jour" is an invitation to eatables forms and formal eatings. The stage is already set for anything but ready-to-heat microwave expectations.
aggtelek-flyer-plat-du-jour-flickR

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Seedbed: failed.version, by Javi Moreno

seedbed: failed.version takes as a starting point the transformation of the body into a spectacle through the web 2.0 and proposes to re-interpret Acconci's work, dealing with questions such as the pornographic domesticity, the artificial link established between the artist and the audience as well as the strategies of communication of the creative process.

seedbed: failed.version. Javi Moreno

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Love in 3 acts, by Ramon Guimaraes, pictures are on-line

LOVE in 3 ACTS, Ramon Guimaraes

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Check out the project realized by Julien Gardair in September.

Camera Locus 4, Julien Gardair

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seedbed: failed.version



We're glad to participate once again to "La Estrategia doméstica", which gathers performing and visual arts proposals in different flats and houses of Barcelona (October 27th-30th).

homesession is proud to present seedbed: failed.version: spanish artist Javi Moreno will develop this project during the whole month of October through Cam4.com and Facebook, reaching its final point in a presentation at homesession at the end of the month.



In 1972, Vito Acconci performed an extremely private act in the Sonnabend Gallery (New York), with the title Seedbed (semillero). Hidden underneath a ramp, the artist spoke and masturbated while the audience walked "over him".

seedbed: failed.version takes as a starting point the transformation of the body into a spectacle through the web 2.0 and proposes to re-interpret Acconci's work, dealing with questions such as the pornographic domesticity, the artificial link established between the artist and the audience as well as the strategies of communication of the creative process.

The action has already started and you can begin to watch and participate to the work through CAM4 webpage: http://es.cam4.com/seedbed. Each intervention on CAM4 will be announced through the events created on Facebook: presentation on October 28th and October 29th.

We invite you to attend he end of the action, that will take place on October 28th and 29th at 8 pm at HOMESESSION.

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