Lúa Coderch IN RESiDENCE at the School Montjuïc


As regards methodology, a series of tools and dynamics were established (for example, for someone to act as an observer at every session, or for group agreements to be established), and work was conducted on a series of documents (video, audio, photography, radio, presentations, research, mind maps, etc.), which gradually enabled the pupils to work on those issues that they wanted to approach together and in the different forms that these interests could take.
Concerning the role of observer, at each session one member of the group offered or was chosen to carry out a work of observation. The observer's task was to keep a record of what happened in the classroom. The idea was that the observer should distance him or herself from the formal or objective gaze (the aim was not at all to produce a report-type record), as what we wanted was variety of gazes and records.
Some of these records can be seen on the project blog.





In December, we had the chance to take part in the “Radio Intervalo” project, an activity organised parallel to the exhibition Intervalo. Acciones sonoras [Interval. Sound Actions] at the Antoni Tàpies Foundation (7.11.2014-15.2.2015).
At 5 pm every Wednesday during the exhibition period, a live programme was produced and broadcast on Radio Intervalo.
The IN RESIDENCE group participated in the first part of Intervalo 11 (4.2.2015) with a programme completely scripted and produced by the pupils themselves.
Firstly, the group visited the exhibition (11.12.2014). The show's curator, Lluís Nacenta, conducted them on a guided tour to enable them to learn about the context in which the programme will be produced and begin to think about different possible formats.

The month of January was wholly devoted to preparing of the programme.
Firstly, a more theoretical session was organised, in which different technical issues were discussed and the group started to talk about possible subjects for the programme.
Finally, the group decided to make a programme that focused on music from the point of view of what it is and what it means to the different members of the group. Each group member proposed a few songs and, once the tracks to be used had been decided, they were organised so that a script could be drafted for the programme.

The group was divided into four subgroups, each of which was given a specific task for the preproduction of the programme.
Broadly speaking, the different tasks were:

- Announcers: definition of the content, production of programme texts and voiceover

- Script: definition of the content and production of the radio script

- Composition: producing bumpers and jingles (separators)

- Music: downloading the songs chosen from the list proposed from the Internet, and working as sound technicians during the programme 


The group of announcers also decided the subjects to be discussed in each block, which were as follows:

1. The phenomenon of being a fan and relationships with pop groups via the social networks (Belinda)

2. Rap and how we identify with the lyrics of rap songs (Luis)

3. Musical heritage and what you hear at home (Dency)

4. Dembow and the controversy over whether it is sexist or degrading to women (Andrea)

A last-minute addition were small capsules on which the group recorded interviews with schoolmates, who give their opinions about these subjects.

THE PROJECT: 41º22'6"N 2º9'33"E

Work continued on the project from February until the day of the presentation of the capsule (June 4).
The contents of the capsule were to comprise, on the one hand, joint productions (a vinyl, a publication and a T-shirt), whilst spaces would also be provided so that everyone could put what they personally wanted in it.