« Espaididàctic / 2017
— CONTEMPLATIVE GUIDE TO CASTELLÓN
From 04 to 06 April 2017
CONTEMPLATIVE GUIDE OF THE CASTELLÓN
Exploration workshop by Javier Abarca
This guided route is based on the subjective view of the urban environment defended in situationalist texts, and converted into daily experience by graffiti artists and urban explorers. The route runs through a parallel city, free of capital control, and unrelated to its predictable spaces of production, transportation or consumption. A city where anything can happen.
This parallel city expands in the surroundings of the known city, in the form of open spaces, zones in construction and spaces adjacent to great infrastructures. But it also filters inside this one, occupying all the cracks that the system does not use: in lots, under bridges, along railroads, roads and rivers, in abandoned structures and tunnels.
The absence of control makes this city a natural space of movement for the marginalized, from vagabonds to graffiti. For the ordinary citizen, dehumanized by commerce and control, to cross this territory supposes a surprising turn in the perception, and provides a space of contemplation, of contact with the true existence.
Javier Abarca (Madrid 1973) is an artist, researcher and teacher specialized in graffiti and urban art. Main figure of the first generation of Spanish graffiti, he taught between 2006 and 2015 a subject on graffiti and urban art at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Aranjuez. He founded the website Urbanario in 2008. He has developed teaching, criticism, curatorial and event management for museums and institutions in Spain and Europe.
Hours: From 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How to register: Through the electronic address firstname.lastname@example.org
End of registration: Friday 31 March.
Places: 15 people.