Caravana Newspaper (.2)

Madrid, November 2021

The colectivo, the guagua, the chato, the bondi, the bus, are different ways of referring to public transport, a vehicle with capacity for many people, which allows movement during a journey in which people get on, get off and sit for a while. Many make the same stretch, they recognize each other and in the best of cases, they greet each other.

After five months, we return with the second trip of CARAVANA, Planta Alta's newspaper. A common space that gathers, proposes and advances but also stops and asks about the route. We believe that to strengthen common spaces it is necessary to start with the closest ones, that is why we dedicate this issue to formulating a question that is presented naively but today takes on many other meanings: Hello, how are you? How are we?

To answer these questions, in the Critical Resistance section we count with the valuable collaborations of Alfredo Aracil, Marta Fernández Calvo and Daniela Ruiz Moreno (Invisible Caregivers), Nekane Aramburu and Raisa Maudit.

On a full time basis. When work and creation converge is a project that took place at Planta Alta in which to reflect on the relationship of time, work and artistic practice. In CARAVANA we present the work of the five artists who participated in the programme and some conclusions that emerged in this framework.

In the section dedicated to our residency program, we present three projects that delve into the role we assign to childhood and old age in our societies. Trish Scott, Eliana Otta and Cristina Fraser share their work processes during the residencies and their experience in dialogue with these groups.

Technology definitely advanced over our lives and our times, and becomes our total and absolute communication mechanism. With the desire to reflect on this phenomenon, the artist Patricia Domínguez invites us to a guided meditation that seeks to balance the energies of technology, the body and the earth.

We conclude this issue with a space that brings together the voices of some of the artists from Caja de resistencias, an alternative format of grants that we generated together with the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation at the beginning of the year. Each fragment responds individually to the question about the consequences of the pandemic on life and artistic practice. The answers of these artists are a reflection of the situation of many other ones.

You can download a copy of CARAVANA here.

Curatorial edition: María Alejandra Gatti and hablarenarte

Graphic design: Anna Solé

Printed by New Graphic Forms Group

This newspaper was made possible thanks to the grant to independent spaces of contemporary creation from the Madrid City Council in the 2020-2021 call.

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