Throwback to the 3rd X-week at PARTS with Mario Barrantes Espinoza
An intensive one-week workshop of artistic practice for the first year Training students
During an X-Week, the normal operation modus of the school is suspended. Invited artists can work a whole week with the students, in or outside school. We ask the artists to unveil their way of approaching art towards the students.
For April's artistic practice, PARTS invited partner organizations Labolobo, Platform K and the artist Mario Barrantes Espinoza.
In the spotlight: STUBBORN BODIES / STUBBORN KNOWLEDGES, a workshop guided by Mario Barrantes Espinoza around migration experiences as worldbuilding tools.
“ Imagine a sci-fi world built from experiencing life as a migrant in a foreign land. Being knowledge mediated through subtitles, a poor vocabulary and Google Translate. Accepting a sort of ‘puzzle’ of information, communicating through what you could make of fragmented meanings and grammatically imprecise words.”
In this workshop, the students were constantly improvising with movement, self written and found text, song lyrics, voice experiments, sound, light, weaving their stories together and constantly transforming them into different media and different contexts. They created small performances in different parts of the building, from the bathrooms to the studio.
Inhouse photographer Tine Declerck captured the world they built together.