ENTHUSIASM

2012. Videoinstalation. 100 min, colour. Commisioned by Bòlit Centre d'Art Contemporani de Girona, with the colaboration of Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat and the support of the Salt City Hall and University School ERAM.

Enthusiasm is a proposal that wants to articulate ways of working in different artistic disciplines around the imagination of a desirable city. The methodology in Enthusiasm intends to integrate different groups of citizens from the city of Salt and some neighborhoods in Vic. The reality of these two places is the starting point. Salt and Vic will be the engine of the artistic and social imagination of the piece.

We want the contents of the work to be the result of a shared exploration of the imagery of representative groups of citizens (mostly immigrants) and their common work with artists and intellectuals.

Too often the issue of immigration is addressed, although with good intentions, only from the sociological point of view. Migrants are the expression of complex cultural realities, and their presence has to mean a possible opening to the world in an age like this. An age where in this opening, in its form and policy, we find at stake all that matters about our future.

 

Participants Salima Abdessamie, Francesca Ferran Callado, Salomon Ferrer Marquès, Assane Pathe Mane, Joan Josep Pujol Artal, El Hadji Seikhou Diao.

Performance "Enthusiasm: the time machine"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITH-fUbrg2g

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