LA QUINTA DEL SORDO AND TANDEM, AT ART MADRID'18

La Quinta del Sordo is a creative coworking space that is located in the La Latina neighborhood of Madrid, a place to work in community, to connect, to innovate, to learn and discover art and culture from within the industries themselves cultural and creative.

La Quinta del Sordo

But it is much more than a co-working space, it is designed to create and inspire, it is a creative community that grows and transforms itself to transform what surrounds it, whose mission is to generate a place for ideas and start-up of projects. La Quinta del Sordo, a space with more than 1000m2 conceived as a factory of collective creation dedicated to cultural innovation through training programs, networking and cultural events, is based on a model of collaboration and transmission between creators, professionals (today more than 70 professionals from different areas coexist in this space), and the public itself, with the commitment to creative companies and the professionalization of the sector, working with this philosophy to collectively grow and innovate in the cultural arts sector.

Closeness and community are the basis for transformation, and this is the place to shape the new ideas of each project. Plastic Artists, Filmmakers, Photographers, Playwrights, Architects, Musicians, Artisans, Designers, Innovation Projects, Marketing or Graphic Designers and O.N.G., are what give it life. This declaration of intentions is what has connected La Quinta del Sordo with the parallel program of the 13th edition of Art Madrid, dedicated to #Art&Education in which they are Collaborating Space (we will see you there throughout February with different activities) and also they present TANDEM.

Tandem

WHAT IS TANDEM? TANDEM is an intensive professionalization and project start-up course that unites artists and cultural managers to learn while they launch their artistic-cultural projects as a team. TANDEM is committed to innovation in cultural formats through the union of artists, managers and projects. It offers new tools for the creation, documentation, communication and marketing of creative projects, to grow collectively within the sector of cultural and creative industries.

The course is aimed at professionals, artists, cultural managers, students or art lovers, who want to develop their own projects working as a team and learning from within how the current artistic community works (if you do not have a project do not worry you will end up with one without doubt!).

The TANDEM course is an intensive course with theoretical-practical classes, lectures, project tutoring, debates, visits and meetings lasting 7 days. The objective: obtain the most current tools to develop projects in the field of culture and art.

If you are interested in TANDEM or want to meet La Quinta del Sordo, we will see you on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, at 7:30 p.m. with #Art&Education #ArtMadrid18.

Thirteen years have passed since its beginnings, and in all this time the Video Art Festival PROYECTOR has grown and consolidated its position as an essential event in this discipline. Since its inception, the initiative has tried to give visibility to a discipline that has always been relegated to the background in the usual exhibition circuits. Although video creation is not new, since it emerged by its own in the 60s of last century, the way to get to know it and enjoy it has not always been easy. On many occasions, the exhibitions only included a few isolated pieces within the main route, as if the video was the anecdotal contribution to the whole. However, our daily lives are invaded by moving images, and there is a paradox that video art, despite being a format of artistic expression very much in tune with the habits of today's society, remains a minority discipline

Frame from “Hel City”, by Gregorio Méndez Sáez, 2019

To some extent, PROYECTOR was born to reverse this situation, to value video as a creative format and to offer a wide, itinerant space to host a multitude of proposals, coming from inside and outside our borders. In this time, the growth of the festival has led it to travel the world, but also, to be a benchmark that each year arouses more interest. In the open call to receive proposals, they reach almost half a thousand, and a hundred works selected by the jury are a representative sample of different ways of understanding video creation, with pieces mainly from Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

In turn, PROYECTOR wants to be more than a video showcase and offers a large program with talks, workshops, masterclasses, meetings with artists, visits and concerts. A complete experience that always has the moving image as a backdrop.

El Instante Francisco Ruiz de Infante. El bosque que se mueve (errores de medida)

In this evolution, another circumstance stands out: video is a creative format that has its own codes, but it is also one of the disciplines most open to artistic hybridization and the widening of uses. The video may, therefore, be the genuine idea of an author who conceives an autonomous project to be carried out in this format, but it can also be the complementary result of an action or the documentary record of a previous performance being recorded to guarantee its survival. The versatility of the moving image and the potential that it has acquired in recent years allows us today to speak of numerous branches of art that focus on the fusion of languages and the integration of techniques and methodologies from other sectors, and in many of them, the video is still a cornerstone. So it is with technological art, interactive sound art, performance recording, the transformation from big data to image, artificial intelligence, and a long etcetera. Precisely for this reason, PROYECTOR offers a panoramic vision of this reality, with an extremely interesting program that plays with the variety and wealth of proposals.

Frame from “Herdança”, by Thiago Rocha Pitta, 2007

The 2020 edition will run from September 9th to 20th. As usual, the program displays in various venues throughout the city of Madrid, each of which will house a small section of the activities. This year the festival will count with the collaboration of the Casa Árabe, White Lab, Cruce, El Instante Fundación, ¡ésta es una PLAZA!, Extensión AVAM (Matadero Madrid), Institut Français de Madrid, Medialab Prado, Quinta del Sordo, Sala Alcalá 31, Sala El Águila, Secuencia de Inútiles and White Lab, in addition to the collaboration of the INELCOM Collection and the video art collection of Teresa Sapey.

The festival is also the ideal place to articulate the cultural fabric, since it involves numerous professionals in the sector, from curators to creators, from centres managers to critics and teachers. The 2020 program also has the collaboration of the FUSO Festival and the Museo Reina Sofía, which are providing some of their pieces for the exhibition.

In short, an appointment that lovers of contemporary art should not miss and that promises many novelties in this 13th edition.