Make the present NOW (ara, in Catalan) action verb.
ARAR are the proposals of our accomplices for the celebration of the 25 years of La Caldera. The month of May 2020 was supposed to be dedicated to be together imagining and practicing other ways of sharing time. This has been crossed by the now that we are living.
An intensely present, which has removed, dislocated and displaced what we had in mind, to give way to other possibilities, other times, other forms and other strange and altered states of being.
Some are open proposals. Others, traces that have remained of the practices, conversations, reflections, experiences and frictions without skin, that have arisen these days.
This is the way we have found to sustain artistic practices, to be together in the distance and not to abandon ourselves.
These actions and others arisen from conversations with the creators who colaborates on the celebration of the 25 years of La Caldera: Amaranta Velarde, Nyamnyam (Ariadna Rodríguez and Iñaki Álvarez), Anabella Pareja, Ángela Millano and Blanca G. Terán, Itxaso Corral, Twins Experiment, Elena Córdoba, Lara Brown, Sergi Fäustino, Esther Rodríguez-Barbero, Marta Echaves, Laila Tafur, Lautaro Reyes and Mila Ercoli, Touch Project, Olga Mesa and Francisco Ruiz Infante, Carolina Campos and Rafael Frazão, Sara Gómez, Elena Zanzu, María Vera and Juan Miranda, Cecilia Colacrai, Arantza López, Quim Bigas, Adaline Anobile, Ana Buitrago, Mónica Muntaner, Diana Gadish, Tristán Pérez-Martín, Isaac Erdoíza and Nazario Díaz. And the partners of La Caldera: Toni Mira, Montse Colomé, Inés Boza, Álvaro de la Peña, Claudia Moreso, Sebastián García Ferro, Sarah Anglada, Roser López Espinosa, Guy Nader, Alexis Eupierre, Miquel Ruiz, Silvia Lorente, Jordi Cortés, Rosa Pino, Raül Perales and Carles Malloll.
We have finally been able to embody a meeting in La Caldera from September 28th to October 4th, 2020. A week during which we have been able to share some of these practices in person.