THE MEMORY OF THE BIDASOA THROUGH ART
The RI8ERA project is taking place in a specific setting of activity: the festivity of the Bidasoa River is going to meet with the 250th anniversary of the disannexation and creation of the city of Irun and also with the centenary of the Avenida Bridge construction.
The proposal is based on the artistic interpretation of the historical and anthropological materials about events that took place around the Avenue Bridge. The projects are developed by various artists, technicians, researchers and groups; mostly locals, who have contributed to common reflections on the geographical-temporal space. They came from different disciplines and the proposals articulated along three main axes: the river, the memory and contemporary art.
The public presentation will be held in two days. The first, in the public space around the Avenida Bridge will take place on Saturday 24 September 2016. It aims to recover the river’s geographical space through the dynamics of creation, sensations and experiences; recalling history in a transversal way from contemporary art through the hybridization of disciplines such as mediation, technology, contemporary artistic practices and landscape design. The second day, scheduled for 6 October at the CBA cultural centre, aims to distribute and publicize the artistic projects in which the artists has worked, and to show what the working processes have been like, inviting the public for a collective reflection.
The program presented the following works, created specifically for Ribera:
Word of border
Javier San Martinen, Aloña Zubizarretare & Maider Likona – “Pescando Aniversarios”, “Sonidos del pasado”
Jeongsoo Lim – “Give me your name”
Parasite – “Camino narrado”
The new invisible border
Aitzpea Leizaola & Helga Massetani – workshop d’art et d’anthropologie
Ezmugak – “Zubi sweet home”
Maider Elcano – “Karaoke mobil”
Objetologies of memory
Lander Etxedona – installation audiovisuelle
Jeongsoo Lim – “Ask and respond”
Bitamine Faktoria – “Gauproject”