ART, ECOLOGY & SCIENCE RESIDENCY
16-29th October 2017 / Santa Lucia, Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
System thinking and the ecological approach
Systems thinking looks at networks of relationships and their emergent behaviors. It is about looking at how the parts of the system interact together, creating a whole. There is much we can learn from bees about systems and in this residency we embarked on this inquiry.
Aine Stapleton (IR) / Carrie Foulkes (UK) / David Tann (UK) / Laila Holwerda (NL) / Sara Jane Glendinning (UK) / Sandira Belia (FR) / Susan Van Der Post (NL) / Tricia Enns (CA) / Jorge Gallardo (SP) / Pol Parrhesia (BG) y Karmit Even Zur (IS/UK).
With the support and collaboration of:
AA.VV. Pedro Esquivel – Santa Lucía, Comunidad de aprendizaje Apijanda, Fundación Montenmedio Arte Contemporáneo NMAC, Ramon Gallardo Altamirano – Assoc. El Zaguán, Andrew & David – La Cuartilla, , Joanna Crowson – Casa Gaia, Olga & Fernando – Proyecto ‘Viviendo en el campo’, Miriam Soliva – Grupo de consumo, Sasha Bernal Coates – Huerta de los Almendros , Jesús & Esther – RAC, Caty & Jose David Versaci Insua – apitherapist, Nora Plaza – Asociación Agroecológica del Semillero, Nessa Darcy, Limor Kamin and all our invisible hands in Santa Lucia and abroad.
Encounter at NMAC Foundation. Dynamic guided by Jorge Gallardo, based on the original idea of El Desenterrador.
El Deseterrador, the excavator, is a project of Societat Doctor Alonso, a company that works with the connections between performative arts and the community, from a variety of angles. It is a system designed to generate collective knowledge in which the participants ‘excavate’ a word, trying to find a deep and collective sense of it. El Deseterrador has been practiced in laboratories of performing arts, institutes, museums and prisons, expanding its work beyond theatrical institutions and developing a direct contact with certain social groups. The work with the meaning of the words in them acquires a more concrete dimension, such as the case of “unearthing” the word “freedom” in a prison context. During Bee Time we played with some of the premises of the ‘excavating’ system by proposing three words to explore collectively : WASTE, VALUE AND WIGGLE. We explored these three excavations within a particular context, that is, collectively reflecting and working on them considering the framework of art and nature. Thus, the participants formulations sought to understand the relationships of waste, value and wiggle in eco-artistic practices.