08/11/2013


Upcoming programme

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consonni is an art production organization located in Bilbao. Since 1997, consonni has been inviting artists to develop projects that do not take on the shape of an art object exhibited in a space. These collaborators have included Jon Mikel Euba, Matthieu Laurette, Hinrich Sachs, Andrea Fraser, Sergio Prego, Ibon Aranberri, Itziar Okariz, Saioa Olmo, Iratxe Jaio & Klaas van Gorkum, Virginia Villaplana, Nacho Magro, María Ruido, Itziar Barrio, Alex Reynolds, Asli Cavusoglu, Asier Mendizabal, Martha Rosler, Phil Collins, Jeleton, etc. Since 2009, consonni publishes books.

Productions 
Among other projects, activities, networks and collaborations, Bird-cum-ornithologist is a research that came into being through consonni's actual working practice analysing and investigating contemporary art production via the actual praxis of art, and doing so via the approaches and interpretations of different artists and other art professionals in many diverse formats. It is an ongoing process accompanied by many collaborations and residencies. Here are three of the works presented at the BAD theatre festival, Bilbao:

Performer, Cabello/Carceller 
Stored as one more work of art, and registered with the rest of the 'objects' in the Museum Collection's storage areas, a performer spends her time reflecting and reading out loud about some paradoxes that surround contemporary artistic practice. A video and a performance—more here.

Again, again(st), Pablo Marte with Lorea Alfaro, Daniel Llaría and Iván Gómez
A dual practice is involved. On one hand, there is theatrical practice. On the other, exhibition practice, asAgain, Again(st) is also an art installation deployed in that very same space. The purpose is to show a conflict between what functions in one way and what functions in another. As a theatre piece, it lacks a plot. There is, however, a kind of storyline context: setting up a contemporary art centre. More here.

Walter Benjamin productivist, Marcelo Expósito
This workbook is the first of a series of writings that function as footnotes to Walter Benjamin´s text The author as producer. This essay studies one of the fundamental pieces in the historical construction of a materialist aesthetic theory in the 1930s: the pair formed by Walter Benjamin's texts on the technical reproducibility of the art work and cultural practice as production. More here

HPC programme
HPC stands for "Habitación propia compartida," "Own room to share," after Virginia Woolf. HPC is also a specific programme for the office, whereby an invitation is made to a series of professionals. A conceptual chain linking each event. This scheduling chain begins in March 2013 with Pablo Marte, Johanna Gustafsson Fürst… and then we shall see where this particular interpretation of an exquisite corpse ends up...

HPC @Black Tulip / Festa konspirazioa / November–December 2013
From the idea of forming a group, getting together, learning, scheming, conspiring, celebrating. 

HPC @Fermin Jimenez Landa // 2014

More here.

Future publications
Information, online sale of all publications and soon some accessible in e-book form.

Proyectos Collection 
Turntable Piece, Jeleton, December 2013
A record to be performed by Jeleton proposing self-teaching practices and the publishing of provisory results for debate. Basque/English

Electroclass, María Ruido, February 2014
The publication contains the videographic production of seven chapters covering imaginaries of work constructed from autonomous TV in the 1980s and a bonus track of texts and interviews that reflects the totality of the project. Spanish/English

Artium. Plaza, urban lounge, March 2014
The publication reflects work-development between consonni and the contemporary art museum, ARTIUM, in and around public space represented using a square attached to the museum. Spanish/English

Soft Fiction, Virginia Villaplana, April 2014
Soft Fiction is a compilation of texts around the construction of desire and pleasure and the limits between fiction and document. In memory of Chick Strand. Spanish/Basque

Paper Collection
Peio Aguirre, March 2014
This essay pinpoints the role and practice of contemporary art criticism. Spanish

Beste Collection
Kepa Garraza, February 2014
A catalogue that takes us through the latest series of artist Kepa Garraza's work. Spanish/Basque/English

 e-flux announcement archive

by maria
08/11/2013

Again Again(ST) de Pablo Marte se presenta como instalación los dias 29 y 30 de Octubre de 2013 en Bilborock donde se presentan las piezas de Daniel Llária y Lorea Alfaro, dentro del marco del BAD (Bilboko Antzerki eta Dantza). La instalacion ademas de con los objetos es completada con audiovisuales; Electrocuting an elephant de Thomas Edison, Mirlo de arturo Garcia Bobadilla, Sin titulo, ADOL, La forza del destino del propio Pablo Marte.

En la sala estan presentes los dibujos de los objetos de Daniel LLária, el telón que ha creado Lorea Alfaro y mapas de la pieza escenica, donde se plasman los referentes, ideas, procesos en los cuales se ha basado el artista.

Ademas de estos elementos, la pieza escenica cuenta con la participacion de diez actuantes; Dogartzi Magunagoikoetxea, Andrea Orue, Olga González Pérez, María Pizarro, Vanessa Sánchez, Amaia Usandizaga, Julia Morandeira, Iñaki Quintana, Montse Iglesias y Montse Marañon Martinez son los que encarnan las figuras de la pieza bajo la dirección de Pablo Marte e Iván Gomez. 

La pieza escenica se presenta el dia 30 de Octubre de 2013 dentro del festival BAD.

Fotografías: Muns Brunet y Elssie Ansareo.

by consonni
30/10/2013

La proyección de la videocreacion "Performer" en el museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao.

 

La proyección de la videocreacion "Performer" en el museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao.

 

Fotografías: Elssie Ansareo.

29/10/2013

Pablo Fidalgo y Harkaitz Cano en la presentacion del libro "Mis padres: Romeo y Julieta".

Asistentes a la apertura del festival BAD y a la presentación del libro de Pablo Fidalgo "Mis padres: Romeo y Julieta".

by consonni
16/10/2013

<p>2013/06/22</p><p>Thanks Pablo Marte for reminding me of Peter Weiss and Thank you consonni,&nbsp;for your work and for inviting me.<!--break--></p><p><img src="/sites/default/files/Talet_foto1_small.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="745"></p><p><em>I Believe I'm / it's fake, I Believe I'm / it's for Real in Memory we Trust.</em> is an attempt to convey an experience of to suddenly physically perceive the extent of the personal responsibility of a political situation and to discover that the political involvement previously been superstructure, a construction, abstract.</p> <p>The work is a proposal on <strong>how</strong> an exploration of <strong>a how</strong> can be driven forward. By trying a kind of a materiality of democracy as a method to form words to form a will or to form a will and then words.</p> <p>Because:&nbsp;</p> <p>I thought it all began with an existing desire, then the words would come that drafted the document and then finally we would manifest it and gain satisfaction or not.</p> <p>But it has not worked; I'm trying a different order.</p> <p>I start with the grip on the megaphone, and tries out how an amplified voice sounds.&nbsp;</p> <p>I go in a protest march and feel the power of collective bodies, in public space, walking in the same direction.</p> <p>I managed to walk in the same direction.</p> <p>And we saw and heard that we have not yet formulated words for what we want. And this made us feel a need to form the words, the actions, and the will.</p> <p>The vulnerability of the hilarious situation-not to have words on what needs to be said-is absurd, humorous. We rock like newly hatched chickens.</p> <p>I also want to tell that I have taken the word political in my mouth too many times recently and that my fingers too cleverly finds P, O, L, I, T, I, and C on the keyboard.</p> <p>The black mouth is eating force.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Best,&nbsp;</p> <p>Johanna</p><p><img src="/sites/default/files/Installing_Consonni_small.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="745"></p><p><img src="/sites/default/files/Talet_foto2_small.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="745"></p><p>&nbsp;</p>

HPC by Johanna Gustafsson Fürst