Lolo & Sosaku IN RESiDENCE at the School Milà i Fontanals

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Lolo (Leonardo Fernández de Miyazaki, born in 1977 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Sosaku (Sosaku Miyazaki de Fernández, born in 1976 in Tokyo, Japan) met for the first time in Barcelona in 2004. Since then they have become an inseparable artistic duo known as Lolo & Sosaku. At first, they engaged with a wide range of artistic expressions, working as painters, sculptors and video artists. In 2005, however, they began to focus on experimentation in the world of music and sound. They built their first instruments from wood, nylon rope and recycled materials and, in order to create a new form of music, began to invent tools that are driven by mechanisms such as pendulums, or inserting contact microphones to capture the most subtle and inaudible vibrations, generating different types of interaction.

In 2010, they presented their first sound installation at the NOVA Festival, the MIS Museum (São Paulo), the Brazilian Film Institute (São Paulo) and the Casa França Foundation of Brazil (Rio de Janeiro). In 2012, Lolo & Sosaku played at the Sónar Festival, after which they were invited to perform at MNCARS and El Matadero in Madrid. They then began to build a second generation of instruments that involve spectators more, making them part of the show. In 2013, they produced the concert Acuástico (Madrid, 2013) followed a year later by Motores (2014), which included the use of engines to drive the instruments. They are currently preparing their participation at Snaks, which will take place in Shanghai in the summer of 2016.

Biography written in 2015

School Milà i Fontanals

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The school took part in the fifth and sixth editions of EN RESiDÈNCiA (2013-2014 and 2014-2015), hosting the projects of Los Corderos and Jordi Mitjà, respectively. A group of third-year secondary pupils following the Curricular Diversification Programme are participating in the current edition of the initiative.

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The Institut Milà i Fontanals (Raval, Ciutat Vella) began as the Institut Escola Pi i Margall, founded in 1933 during the Second Republic. In the 1961-1962 academic year, it moved to its current home, a building newly designed specifically as a secondary school. The Institut Milà i Fontanals provides an education to culturally very diverse pupils (from more than 80 different countries) with very different levels of learning and from very different social and financial backgrounds. The school has designed strategies to address this diversity by using the centre’s resources (small groups, reception classes, streaming, remedial lessons, etc.) and by creating links with its surroundings. 

Presentation written in 2018

Participants

Students 3rd of ESO:
Ruma Begum, Santiago Sanchez, Ashuda Aktar, Shaharyar Ali, Yasmina Kharmich, Carmen Matos, Amber Bibi, Ahinoa Fuente, Ali Hassan and Zain Umar Javid

Teachers:
Juli Mir (technology) and Anna Marigó (catalan language)

Curation and coordination:
A Bao A Qu Association

Directed by:
Culture Institute of Barcelona
Barcelona Education Consortium