Archive for May, 2009
During the day and half workshop a creative chain reaction came along specially focused on ideas related with water as a way to create our own subjective map. After a few hours dedicating ourselves to research and discussion about a possible theme for a project: trying out water drawing, searching for possible stories, fictional and real, and ways of action. A decision had to be made and finally we realized that the interest was obviously oriented to the invisibility of the water in Móstoles.
After years of protest and claims made by the people, in 1980 (in some references 1982) the water supplied by the canal Isabel II finally arrived to the village of Móstoles, a small town nearby Madrid. Before the canal Isabel II came, (more…)
By Carla Capeto and Jose Luis Pajares (gelo)
Based on short but effective research on Mostoles Carla Capeto and Jose Luis Pajares decided on the subject of water as central theme. Subsequently they followed two slightly different paths in their artistic approach.
Water as graffiti tool
First they focused on experiments with water as a tool for graffiti that, in its temporary qualities reminded of the temporal, perishable quality of tracks and traces. This way graffiti could be used as a very gentle and poetic story telling tool, that also describes the space on the spot, in a more or less abstract manner, without permanent altering or damage the place. The drawings could be fixed though by using existing locative media tools: combing geotagged photography and video, GPS-tracks and writing. Based on this realization Carla and Gelo decided (more…)