Work in Process

Staging Post CAPP - Madrid

Term: 24/12/2017 - 22/01/2018

Work in Process

I International Festival of Collaborative Arts
Medialab Prado, January 31 to February 2, 2018

Work in Process, facilitates a meeting between national and international agents working with and through collaborative practices. At the same time, it seeks to make visible the processes that hablarenarte and our partners have developed over the past four years through our network.

Work in Process, which will be held in Madrid, Spain, from January 31 to February 2, 2018, is one of  many encounters that the CAPP network has been organizing since early 2017 in England, Germany, Finland, Hungary and Spain. The Madrid event will be one of the last events of the global CAPP program, which will end in June 2018 with a final event in Dublin, Ireland.

Rather than a mere presentation of the activities of the CAPP network, Work in Process seeks to broaden perspectives and create a space for exchange on collaborative practices from a transdisciplinary viewpoint, surpassing the boundaries between artistic, technological, scientific and social practices.

To make this possible, we have organized Work in Process with Medialab Prado, a space that increasingly defines itself as a facilitator of transdisciplinary interconnections, with a focus on participation and collaboration beyond the arts.


Work in Process - Activities

Work in Process combines workshops, excursions, an exhibition, the presentation of a publication and public talks. All of these activities explore two issues of marked relevance in the field of collaborative practices from two perspectives:

  • How can a collaborative process be communicated to an audience that has not participated in it and is unfamiliar with the subject matter?
  • Are there methodologies capable of scaling processual experiences in order to emulate the same processes in different environments and circumstances?

Work in Process’s activities are designed for people who, by profession or affinity, are attracted to the notion of collaboration. The proposal targets both local and international participants and is the starting point for a longer program to be held in February.


Peer-to-Peer Workshops

A format that has proved quite fruitful during CAPP’s first year consists of P2P (Peer to Peer) workshops, which serve to create a learning community that replaces the linear transmission of thought. For Work in Process we have programmed four workshops that employ this approach to address a heterogeneous, interdisciplinary, local and international public. The four workshops will examine collaborative approaches in different fields of artistic work: digital, radio, performance and transdisciplinary.


If you are interested in participating in one or several of the workshops, please write a short (500 digits) statement in the corresponding form on the right, indicating numer and title of the workshops(s).

Are you interested but you are not from Madrid?: We offer five scholarships of 200€ to facilitate transfers and accomodation.


(1) Collaboration in Virtual Spaces — Carles Gutierrez
January 30, 16:00 – 20:00; January 31 and February 1, 11:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 19:00, Medialab Prado, by previous registration

Carles Gutierrez will present a three-day workshop in which participants (performers, visual or plastic artists, programmers, people interested in serious games, etc.) seek to generate contents for an interface that he designed to allow people to interact through MediaLab Prado’s digital façade. Carles Gutierrez is a creative programmer working with the perception, interaction and  “gamifying” of interactive installations. His proposals for Medialab Prado’s screen include Lummo Blocks (2010).

(2) Noises, Cries and Whispers – La Sonidera (Toña Medina and Ángeles Oliva)
February 1, 10:00 – 13:00, Medialab Prado, by previous registration

In one session, this workshop explores the potential of radio and sound through the collective preparation and presentation of a radio performance. These radio performances explore the border between radio and stage works, recovering the role of the foley artist who creates live sound effects in a craftsmanlike manner to create settings, express emotions and explain stories. Toña Medina and Ángeles Oliva (Las Sonideras) coordinate the Experimental Radio Laboratory at Madrid’s Casa Encendida. They teach creative radio workshops to youths, individuals with functional diversity, children and all sorts of collectives.

(3) Presence, Gaze and Action – Los Torreznos
February 2, 10:00- 14:00, Medialab Prado, by previous registration

A one-day workshop, to explore the idea of the absurd and the non-verbal as communications elements. Main focus is to work on methods that help creating a relationship with the public, asking questions such as: How do we relate our work with the "position" of the audience? What kind of interactions do we propose? How do we make the public travel with us? Los Torreznos are a duo formed by Rafael Lamata and Jaime Vallaure, who work under this denomination since the end of 1999. Their work is on the border between what might be called live art and theatre.

(4) The Body: Extended Imageries – Autofabricantes
February 1 and 2, 10:00 – 14:00, Medialab Prado, by previous registration

A two-day workshop that works with different approaches to art, diverse bodies and extracorporeal devices to bring elements of prototyped material into the process. The workshop is structured around these basic questions: How does body diversity relate to surroundings? What questions, reflections and criticism can be generated from art? What new imageries can be built? Can sovereignty and technological access serve as a search vector?
Autofabricantes is a collective in residence at Medialab Prado that seeks new theoretical and technical advances in the collective self-construction of prothesis, as well as the development of networks among support/construction communities and families.

Submission term closed.

Closed on 22/01/2018.