La máquina del tiempo


Intermediae, Matadero, Paseo de la Chopera 14, 28045 Madrid

This new collaborative project, developed together with Javier Montero, seeks to extend the artistic and performative experience to elderly people through several collaborative workshops

Its main objective is to produce joint processes of artistic creation, through an open, experimental and dialogic project. It will involve people over 60 who live in the Southern neighbourhoods of Madrid and will put a special focus on the participation of neighbours with different ethnic, social and cultural backgrounds.

In La máquina del tiempo we will work hand in hand with individuals from a neighbourhood of great cultural and ethnic diversity, since the area experienced successive waves of inmigration during the last decades. At the same time, its neighbours also suffer serious problems of social exclusion and have been affected by the financial crisis with particular intensity.

Through a series of thematic workshops, developed in collaboration with visual artists, musicians and performers, we will create specific methodologies by combining  the input of the artists with methods of participatory theater with popular culture and  the personal experience of the  participants.

La máquina del tiempo seeks to empower a group such as the elderly, in order to find ways of expression that help to promote creativity and in order to design specific teamwork dynamics.

The nearly year-long process will allow the participants, who are traditionally excluded by a contemporary culture that is obsessed with 'the young', to explore their own creative potential. Thus, La máquina del tiempo is a vehicle that opens participation processes along the entire artistic production chain, while defying traditional hierarchies.

We will tell the story of La máquina del tiempo through this blog, this Twitter account and #lamaquina000, that will recollect as far as possible the collective experience of this project.

With the help of: Obra Social "la Caixa"

With the collaboration of: Intermediae

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