Stimulants: circulation and euphoria | Tabakalera - Donostia / San Sebastián

Stimulants: circulation and euphoria

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  • Year: 2016 > 2017

Spider web drawings under the influence of various psychoactive drugs by the common house spider (Araneus diadematus).

Related to the history of the construction of the former tobacco factory in the city, now remodelled as the International Centre for Contemporary Culture, the project Stimulants: circulation and euphoria takes up as astarting point stimulants such as such as tobacco, coffee, sugar and cocoa,
in an attempt to explore contemporary culture and thought.

These goods occupy a prominent place in our societies since the deployment of long-distance transatlantic trade routes. The conquest of these products leads to both the possibility of accelerating the human body (increasing the labour force) and generating new leisure derived from its recreational uses. Thus, the study of modern stimulants allows us to weave a plot in which the search for the exotic and food diets is related to the rise of industrial labour and the exploitation of natural resources, or colonialism and the birth of new theories of awareness in the modern world.

Stimulants: circulation and euphoria will launch into the public space these and other issues through various programmes that will run until the end of 2017 and will include talks, public debates, seminars, exhibitions, concerts and publications.

 

 

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Smoke politics

22-01-2016 > 26-11-2017

Section that comprises a series of conferences from different dead authors, that will be pronounced, commented, set in stage, by different guest authors.

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Stimulants: circulation and euphoria

17-02-2017 > 11-06-2017

The exhibition 'Stimulants: Circulation and Euphoria' sets out to study stimulants – such as coffee, sugar, cocoa, tobacco or opium– that started to circulate worldwide following the great voyages of exploration that took place in the 15th century. These commercial exchanges raised the curtain on an era in which the economy came to be understood as the basis of collective life. 

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Knots

14-04-2016 > 12-01-2017

A space to propose to diverse professionals of the visual arts, the cinema and the literature, the selection of five documents and/or objects that form a part of the funds of Tabakalera's creation library. The guests will plan a tour between different materials selected in the funds of the institution.

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Out of sync (Louder, faster, stronger). 2. Act

17-11-2016 > 19-11-2016

In the second act of the Out of Sync programme, we will have the chance to immerse ourselves in the relationships and paradoxes between music and speed, tempo and time. Proposals by: Ras, Agnes Pé, Miguel Álvarez Fernández and the recently passed away Tony Conrad.

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The Three Circulations: Active Substance

29-09-2016 > 01-10-2016

The seminar titled The three Circulations is an encounter to analyse three planes or dimensions of circulation set around the “active substances”. 

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Out of sync (music and revolutions). 1st act

06-07-2016 > 07-07-2016

A programme of concerts, lectures and auditions, framed in the biennial project Stimulants: Circulation and Euphoria.

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Stimulants, colonialism and the crossroads of routes between Equatorial Guinea and the Basque Country

15-06-2016 > 17-06-2016

The purpose of these seminars is to provide information and food for thought on the crossover of two kinds of relationship between Equatorial Guinea, Spain and the Basque Country.

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Café Complot

21-04-2016 > 22-04-2016

Two-fold choral reflection on coffee: on the one hand, as a substance that often serves as an escape at work time and, on the other, «the café», as the embryonic environment of the so-called 'public sphere', a meeting place.

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The Great Conversation

11-12-2015 > 12-12-2015

The The Big Conversation congress is the prelude to the project Stimulants: traffic and euphoria which will be held at Tabakalera during 2016-2017.

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  • 02-11-2017 > 03-11-2017

    'Las plumas' (The Feathers) is a performance...

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  • 14-04-2016 18:30 > 12-01-2017 18:30

    A space to propose to diverse professionals of...

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