THE MEMORY OF THE BIDASOA THROUGH ART
The second edition of the Ribera project was held on Saturday 23 September 2017 on the banks of the Bidasoa River. This initiative highlights the cultural and historical legacy of the river and the water as the revitalizing force behind our lives. Throughout the day, various artists and groups intervened in this space with installations, projections, dance, and music.
The program included various installations and actions by Bitamine Faktoria as well; the mobile gallery Kubo Beltza Project by Pau Figueres with “Echoes of Bidasoa”; “Walls of Memory” by GKo Gallery; the contemporary dance piece by Myriam Pérez Cazabon “Nere azalean arrotz”; a forum theatre, the result of the Ribera Grant directed by Alazne Corral and Gorka Álvarez; the performance of the duo LUMI; and the “Expanded Landscape Bidasoa” projections by Jaime de los Ríos.
In addition, Ribera proposed a presentation on October 5 2017, at the CBA cultural center, with the aim to distribute and publicize the artistic process in which the artists were involved, to show how the work processes have been, inviting the public to a collective reflection.
The Ribera project is an initiative promoted by the Irun City Council within the framework of the Irun Factory, a program for the promotion of creative industries and artistic creation which focus on the decentralization and visibility of art in public spaces.