- 14th EDITION 2022 / 2023
- 13th EDITION 2021 / 2022
- 12th EDITION 2020 / 2021
- 11th EDITION 2019 / 2020
- 10th EDITION 2018 / 2019
- 9th EDITION 2017 / 2018
- 8th EDITION 2016 / 2017
- 7th EDITION 2015 / 2016
- 6th EDITION 2014 / 2015
- 5th EDITION 2013 / 2014
- 4th EDITION 2012 / 2013
- 3rd EDITION 2011 / 2012
- 2nd EDITION 2010 / 2011
- 1st EDITION 2009 / 2010
Vicens Casassas IN RESiDENCE at the School Valldemossa
Vicens Casassas proposes that the group should make an urban intervention. To introduce the idea, he shows the pupils works by leading artists in this field.
BUILDING WORDS FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS
The intervention features two key elements: the written world and recycled materials. To become familiar with both, the pupils make collages using words in different fonts from newspapers and magazines, attempting to create meaningful phrases.
PLACING THE EVERYDAY ON THE MAP
Observation of the environment begins by documenting the neighbourhood, using plans showing where all the pupils live and the routes they often take.
VISIT AND STUDY OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
To begin thinking about possible spaces for intervention, the group makes an initial visit to the streets and squares of Nou Barris: Plaça de Sòller, Les Hortes de Porta (an example of popular urban occupation/intervention), Parc Central de Nou Barris and so on.
THE CHAPEL OF SANT RAFAEL
In Parc Central de Nou Barris, or central park, they find this abandoned chapel, which formerly formed part of the mental health hospital. They decide to carry out the intervention in this chapel.
VISIT TO THE EXHIBITION VIST A BARCELONA [SEEN IN BARCELONA] AT THE CAN BASTÉ COMMUNITY CENTRE
After this visit and having looked at some old photographs, particularly of the former Mental Health Hospital a session is devoted to thinking about time.
STUDY OF THE CHAPEL OF SANT RAFAEL: DRAWINGS
The detailed study of the chapel begins with drawing the façade.
STUDY OF THE CHAPEL OF SANT RAFAEL: PLANS AND MODELS
The plans of the chapel are obtained thanks to two technical architects who are making a project on the site. The plans are studied, and scale models of parts of the chapel are made from cardboard and other materials.
PERFORMANCE IN THE PLAYGROUND
At Carnival, an action takes place in the playground. This first intervention, involving ninety kilos of second-hand clothes, is entitled Tots els colors [All the Colours].
VISIT TO MACBA WITH VICENS CASASSAS
Vicens Casassas and the pupils from Institut Valldemossa visit MACBA. The museum educational team and the artist design a specific tour of the exhibition Volum! in which some of the works are linked to the creative process taking place as part of the residence.
FIRST PROPOSALS FOR INTERVENTION IN THE CHAPEL
The model of the chapel is at an advanced stage and, in the school playground, there is collective discussion of possible interventions on the chapel walls.
TEXTS FOR THE CHAPEL WALLS
The intervention will be made on the bricked-over chapel windows, where texts will be installed. The group brainstorms possible words and phrases about layers of time, about the relationship between future and past.
THE INTERVENTION BEGINS: PREPARING THE WINDOWS
The windows are prepared by covering them with wrapping paper so that colour can be applied to the surface. From now on, all the sessions take place in the chapel.