iD+consonni Sondika 09

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2009. An open call where the proposal winner uses the miracle as an extraordinary and marvelous fact. Sondika

The art producer consonni and the catalan art project Idensitat, launched the internacional call iD+consonni Sondika 09 as a joint venture, thus broadening the territory for Idensitat and offering consonni another formula for working with artists. In this first opportunity to intervene in the public space of Sondika with specific keys marked by the municipality: the complexities of identity have hosted the previous Bilbao airport. A professional and interdisciplinary jury, made up of artist Ibon Aranberri, architect Zaida Muxí, artist and Idensitat director Ramón Parramón, as well as sociologist and director of consonni María Mur Dean took it hard to get to a decision. "Thursday Miracle" by Xelo Bosch and Cyrille Larpenteur is the project that will produce in Sondika during 2009 in addition to five other special awards that will shape a future publication.

Using Berlanga’s film “Los jueves, milagro” as a starting point, the " jueves milagro" proposal develops as a metaphor which seeks to recover the more extraordinary and wonderful meaning of the word miracle, retaining the part relating to creativity while totally discarding the term’s Catholic connotations. A metaphor of the artist, of the work and what is expected of him or her is put forward. Irony which manages to make some of the common hopes of the people of Sondika more visible or less invisible.
The ideas for making miracles will be generated by the “Taller de milagros” or miracle workshop. What is special about this workshop is how it combines the use of art resources with basic citizen participation methods. Thus, the creation of dynamics of the exchange of knowledge and skills helps the
group to reach its full dimensions. To do so, we will start with town residents’ perception of their urban environment, Sondika, and Sondika’s relation with the presence of the “non-airport”, the repercussions of its location and its subsequent removal, after which they still hear and live with it, and last of all, we will deal with Sondika and its relation with the nearby city of Bilbao. By playing the “juego del arte” (art game), we will apply collective creativity to the “art of the miracle” and —be it credible or absolutely incredible— some aspects of Sondika’s daily life may be distorted to the point of a miracle, attracting the attention of those who have lost their faith in their own possibilities to transform reality.

Jueves Milagro is an art project designed by Xelo Bosch and Cyrille Larpenteur with consonni and the support ofthe Sondika City Council and Suspergintza Elkartea.


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