THE MEMORY OF BIDASOA THROUGH ART
This program is promoted by the Irun City Council and managed by Bitamine Faktoria. It values the memory of the Bidasoa River through practices linked to contemporary art, as a tool to recover the river bank and strengthen its link with the citizens, recalling its role as a revitalizing factor of society.
Ribera is presented over two days in early autumn. The first and main day was developed in the surroundings of the Bidasoa with the objective to recover the geographical space of the river by means of dynamics of creation, perception and experience, remembering history in a transversal way. The second day was held at the CBA Cultural Centre with the aim to distribute the artistic processes and their results by inviting the public to a collective reflection.
The programme for this third edition included the following proposals: ECOS DEL BIDASOA, a sound installation by Bitamine Faktoria located in the former barracks of the carabineros in the area of Osinbiribil that included the stories of Virginia Gasull (1943) and Eneko Arcas (Deia); the TRAVEL BOOK participative activities; painting and drawing in the open air, promoted by Juncal Alfonso & Arantza Albisu (Il Duomo), and STORIES OF PEDALS, a bicycle narrated walk, told by Idoia Castro (Oiasso Museum), Ana Galdós, Fernando García Nieto, Mikel Huarte & Heidi Otaduy (Ribera Scholarship) and Ion Aranguren (Sos Racismo / Irungo Harrera Sarea). The program also included PAREDES DE LA MEMORIA, a mural intervention by Xabier Anunzibai under the viaduct on Santiago Street. For its part, Bitamine Faktoria designed CHECKPOINT, a device that served as an information and meeting point; LA PLAYA, an installation to contemplate on the Bidasoa; and SELFIE POINTS, an intervention that vindicates the riverbank as a tourist attraction. The day concluded with performances by Eneko Alcaraz (Cia. Ekilore) with his contemporary dance piece “Sorginak kanpora”; and Sur Le Feel, a jazz manouche trio that provided the soundtrack for the PIQUE-NIQUE CONCERT. Finally, the research project “La Isla de los Faisanes, modos de narrar la Historia”, by Iván Gómez and Iraitz Agirre (Ribera Scholarships) was accomplished.