“La Entrega” – Act I

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“La Entrega”: Dedication, Delivery

In Catalan and Spanish, the title of the project plays with the double meaning of the word entrega (“dedication” or “delivery”), which refers to the idea of consignment and at the same time to the idea of abnegation, a common characteristic of artistic practice and walking.

The first act of my project La Entrega (dedication, delivery) has been awarded one of the two “Art and Nature in Creation 2018” grants of the Centre d’Art la Panera de Lleida, along with the Centre d’Art i Natura de Farrera and the Centro de Arte y Naturaleza de Huesca

The project

In the Pyrenees during the development of the project On the Border, I learned that walking is about surrendering oneself in order to appropriate time and space. This time the purpose is to deliver/surrender this time and space to its addressees.

It is on this postulate that La Entrega (dedication, delivery) is born, a project conceived as a set of actions based on walking, an action understood as creative practice, stimulation of thought and refutation of an alienating, corrupted and contaminated social system. In Catalan and Spanish, the title of the project plays with the double meaning of the word entrega (“dedication” or “delivery”), which refers to the idea of consignment and at the same time to the idea of abnegation, a common characteristic of artistic practice and walking.

The residency project thus began with the delivery of a series of works on paper made on my way to the Centre d’Art i Natura in Farrera from my studio at Piramidón in Barcelona. These papers (in four different sizes between 50×70 and 140×200), folded as maps are usually folded, will be unusual travel notebooks, which can be considered at the same time as logbooks and inner maps. It was thus be about the delivery of the work as well as of the artist and walker, the travel time and the space traveled.

If the production of On the Border was characterized by a very strict technical planning (technique, size, support) within a traditional framework such as plein air painting, in La Entrega (dedication, delivery) there was more space for improvisation, taking advantage of the experience gained and introducing geographical and environmental elements into the creative process.

The route has been carried out between September 25, 2018 and October 15, 2018

Thank you, with love: Kati Riquelme, Andrea Leria, Andrea Barello, Kike Bela and The Good Good, Hugo Vázquez, Joana Cervià and Josep Rubio, Rosa Lendinez, Jordi Martínez-Vilalta, Alicia Calle, Konvent, Miquel Martínez-Vilalta y Anna Motis Berta, Marga Bruna, Javier, María and Nacho Pagonabarraga, Natalia Carminati, Paula Bruna, Marc Badia and his whole family, Claudia Karina Godoy, Carlos Puyol, Lluís Lobet and Farrera’s  Centre d’Art i Natura, the whole community of Farrera, Antoni Jove and Roser Sanjuan,La Panera, Jia-ling Hsu, Pau Cata, Sole Pieras, Ivan Franco Fraga, Aida Mestres, Andreu Dengra Carayol and Centre d’Art Maristany, Sophie Blais, Sarah Goodchild Robb and Can Serrat, CDAN de Huesca, Raül Maigí and Museu de Montserrat, Josep Estruch and Montserrat Rectoret-Blanch, Mireia C. Saladrigues, Fede Montornes, David Armengol, Alberto Gil Cásedas, Pilar Parcerisas, William Truini, Guillermo Pfaff, Josep Maria Cabané, Sandra Sanseverino, Montse Bonvehi, Club Excursionista de Gràcia, Piramidón…

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In collaboration with:

Centre d'art La Panera
   
Centre d'Art i Natura

With the support of:

The Good Good
   
Konvent
   
Can Serrat

A la frontera

A la frontera – 18 agost 2017 / 11 setembre 2017 / 290 km, 25 dies, 198 mugues, 212 obres

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In the summer of 2017, Noris walked the 290 km of the Spanish-French border in the province of Girona, through which the principal routes of the republican exile ran. During the walk, the artist painted a work corresponding to each of the 198 milestones that mark the border. To walk and paint, joining together points along the border, as though balancing on that invisible line that divides in two that which is one, making visible what is invisible and opening up in this way a new stage for memory.

Over these past four years I have been working with the landscape as a stage and as a border, but always from the comfort and distance of the studio. The need for direct experience, to put myself out there and confront the real without any filters, is what led me to undertake “On the Border”.
The project involves walking the entire Spanish-French border in the county of Girona and making a small oil painting at each of the 198 milestones that mark the limit between the two countries. It will not be a visual documentation of the milestones (which have already been photographically catalogued), but rather an emotional recording of the environment, according to whatever the geographical and environmental conditions may be. For this reason, the extreme connection with the environment and the present moment that open-air painting permits is fundamental to allowing the project to acquire a strong experiential value. In this sense, the pieces are not the objective of the journey: the experience itself is the goal, the experience of making and being the border, the introspection of a long walk in nature, the journey and its difficulties. To paint pieces as if they were markers and to walk joining together points along the the border, as though balancing on that invisible line that divides in two what is one, is to make visible the invisible and thus open up a new setting for memory.

+ INFO ABOUT SPANISH-FRENCH BORDER STONES

Muga (“border stone”) is a word of Basque origin used in the Catalan Pyrenees instead of mojón (or hito, in Spanish) and fita (in Catalan). Here is an article written by Josep Estruch for “On the Border” on the etymology of the word.


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