"La Entrega" is a project conceived as a set of actions –acts– where walking, understood as an aesthetic and creative practice, is the primary motor. 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 route was completed between September 25th and October 15th, 2018

This first act of "La Entrega", consists of two main parts. The first, a journey of 350 km, walking for 21 days from my studio in Barcelona, located in the Piramidón contemporary art center, to the Centre d’Art i Natura of Farrera, a small village in the Pyrenees of Lleida, 1,300 meters above sea level. The route was developed “uniting” six art centers –Piramidón (Barcelona), Centre d’Art Maristany (Sant Cugat), Can Serrat (El Bruc), Museu de Montserrat (Montserrat), Konvent (Berga), Centre d’Art i Natura (Farrera, Lleida)– and crossing 8 counties, from sea level to the mountain, reaching a maximum height of 2,500 meters. ​​​​​​​
The second part of the project was developed during the residency at the Centre d’Art i Natura of Farrera, where I did most of the work based on the material collected and produced along the way. The main support of the entire production is paper, prepared in different sizes between 50×70 cm and 140×200 cm and folded as maps are usually folded. 
Some of the material I took with me during the trip, blank maps to use as travel logs or logbooks, while the rest I dedicated to the work I did as an artist in residence at the art center, deepening the research done during the journey.
Este primer acto de La Entrega se compone de dos partes principales. La primera, una travesía de 350 km, caminando por 21 días desde mi estudio en Barcelona, ​​ubicado en el centro de arte contemporáneo de Piramidón, hasta el Centre d’Art i Natura de Farrera, un pequeño pueblo en los Pirineos leridanos, a 1300 metros de altura. La ruta se desarrolló “uniendo” seis centros de arte –Piramidón (Barcelona), Centre d’Art Maristany (Sant Cugat), Can Serrat (El Bruc), Museu de Montserrat (Montserrat), Konvent (Berga), Centre d’Art i Natura (Farrera, Lleida)–  y cruzando 8 comarcas, desde el nivel del mar hasta la montaña, alcanzando a una altura máxima de 2500 metros.
La segunda parte del proyecto se desarrolló durante la residencia en el Centre d’Art i Natura de Farrera, donde realicé la mayor parte del trabajo basándome en el material recopilado y producido durante el camino. El soporte principal de toda la producción es el papel, preparado en diferentes tamaños entre 50×70 cm y 140×200 cm y doblados como suelen estar los mapas. Parte del material lo llevé conmigo durante el viaje, mapas en blanco para usar como cuadernos de viaje o cuadernos de bitácora, mientras que el restante lo dediqué al trabajo de residencia, profundizando la investigación realizada durante la travesía.
Galleries
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Artworks on paper about mapping

Look at Skins, a series of artworks on paper

Skins, a series of artworks on paper

Territory I, 2018, 156 snapshots (Fujifilm), 82x205,5 cm

Installation view - Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida, 2019 - Photo: Jordi V. Pou / Centre d'Art La Panera
Installation view - Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida, 2019 - Photo: Jordi V. Pou / Centre d'Art La Panera
Installation view - Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida, 2019 - Photo: Jordi V. Pou / Centre d'Art La Panera
Installation view - Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida, 2019 - Photo: Jordi V. Pou / Centre d'Art La Panera
Installation view - Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida, 2019 - Photo: Jordi V. Pou / Centre d'Art La Panera
Installation view - Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida, 2019 - Photo: Jordi V. Pou / Centre d'Art La Panera
Installation view - Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida, 2019 - Photo: Jordi V. Pou / Centre d'Art La Panera
Installation view - Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida, 2019 - Photo: Jordi V. Pou / Centre d'Art La Panera
Installation view - Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida, 2019 - Photo: Jordi V. Pou / Centre d'Art La Panera
Installation view - Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida, 2019 - Photo: Jordi V. Pou / Centre d'Art La Panera
Installation view - Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida, 2019
Installation view - Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida, 2019
Installation view - Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida, 2019 - Photo: Jordi V. Pou / Centre d'Art La Panera
Installation view - Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida, 2019 - Photo: Jordi V. Pou / Centre d'Art La Panera
Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida,  2019 - Photo: Olga Olivera Tabeni
Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida, 2019 - Photo: Olga Olivera Tabeni
La Panera, 2019, installation view. Photo: Jordi V. Pou / Centre d'Art La Panera

La Panera, 2019, installation view. Photo: Jordi V. Pou / Centre d'Art La Panera

Marco Noris' La Entrega. Photo by Jia-ling Hsu

Montserrat. Photo: Jia-ling Hsu


Many thanks to: 
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 and 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 Centre d’Art i Natura of Farrera, 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 of Huesca, Raül Maigí and the Montserrat Museum, 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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