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Mugak / Fronteras

Maite Garbayo Maeztu

Mugak / Fronteras Maite Garbayo Maeztu
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The researcher Maite Garbayo Maeztu will be developing in 2017 Mugak/Fronteras, a project that belongs to the second edition of the residency for artistic research that Tabakalera and San Sebastian 2016, European Capital of Culture launched back in 2016. This open call had the goal of supporting reseach processes in projects that help integrate society and citizens with contemporary art practices.

The Mugak/Fronteras public programme gets under way, directed by researcher Maite Garbayo Maeztu as part of the 2017 artistic research residency programme run jointly by Tabakalera and San Sebastian 2016, European Capital of Culture. 

Throughout 2017, Mugak/Fronteras asks us to rethink the notion of the border, drawing on art, writing and certain manifestations of visual and popular culture from border contexts, mainly but not exclusively against a Basque backdrop. 

The project approaches the concept of the border and the material, historical and performative reality of the border in the greater Basque Country region through ‘border thinking’ — edge-based knowledge which allows us to think of complex and shifting dialogical identities and practices. It considers the border beyond its geopolitical nature: as a knowledge theory about what lies beyond, questioning the devices that produce and manage knowledge; a dissident place which resists essentialisms and territorial, identity or disciplinary hierarchies; a gap and a bridge, within this context marking, crossing and going beyond what is Basque to reshape and destabilise binary notions of identity and space; approaching the border through its polyphony (its three languages) and thinking about it not from a place of opposition but in terms of translation.

Three lines of research will be taken forward, sometimes crossing and cross-pollinating one another: Border Epistemology for Thinking IdentityMuga vs Border: popular culture and performativity; and Artistic Practices on/from/about the Border. These three ways of considering and addressing the concept of the border will be reflected in the seminars, artistic interventions and excursions organised in the Pyrenees border zone which complement the project. 

Activities

  • Performances
    16-12-2017 - 19:00

    Ion Munduate explora en esta performance la idea de percibir el alfabeto como algo móvil, en vez de como algo fijo.

    Location: - Z Hall

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  • Presentations
    17-11-2017 - 20:00

    The documentary film, Las Buenas Compañías (Good Company), directed by Nuria Canal and Bertha Gaztelumendi, does justice to part of our feminist memory.

    Location: - Artist's Space

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  • Conferences and seminars
    15-11-2017 - 19:00

    In the context of the 'Mugak/Fronteras' project, Itxaro Borda will present 'Hots hiru ahots bakarrean', a new text written for the occasion, featuring Itsaso Gutierrez in the guitar.

    Location: - Z Hall

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  • Performances
    05-10-2017 > 07-10-2017 - October 5 (19:00) > October 7 (10:00)

    Borderlands is an installation-drawing project inspired in Mexican “papel picado” (perforated paper) used, from all appearances, as far back as pre-Hispanic times. Departing from diverse elements and personal experiences, Urbeltz invites us to reflect upon the conflict that exists in one of the biggest, most crossed borders in the world, the one between Mexico and the United States. 

    Location: - 3rd Floor

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  • Conferences and seminars
    16-09-2017 - 19:00-20:30

    The writer Ixiar Rozas will talk about her experience in the field of self-translation.

    Location: - Z Hall

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  • 15-09-2017 - 13:00-14:00

    The writer Eider Rodriguez will talk about her experience in the field of self-translation.

    Location: - Z Hall

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  • Conferences and seminars
    14-09-2017 > 16-09-2017 - 10:00-13:00

    The goal of this seminar given by Danele Sarriugarte is to analyse how self-translation occurs in our multilingual and diglossic region.

    Location: - Artist's Space

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  • Performances
    19-07-2017 - 19:00

    Within the framework of the Mugak/Fronteras project, Mexican artist Chantal Peñalosa explores the notion of limit.

    Location: - Artist's Space

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  • Performances
    17-06-2017 - 12:30

    For his intervention within the Mugak/Fronteras project, Taxio Ardanaz explores the notion of conflict to think about the ways in which borders have been created and organised throughout history.

    Location: - Artist's Space

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  • Performances
    11-04-2017 - 19:00

    Artist Amaia Molinet shall present three projects in which the notion of border is the structural axis. She proposes rethinking this concept from its political, cultural and physical dimension.

    Location: - Artist's Space

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