crl – power station
In 2021, the Power Station is part of the Iberescena Program, a network of Ibero-American Cooperation in the Performing Arts, formed by 16 countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal and Uruguay.
The program presented here is structured in two major cycles – residencies for invited artists (Diego Aramburo and Azkona & Toloza) and residences through public notices (New Artists) – reinforcing our reception center for artists in residence.
The call for the Residency Program – Power Station 2021 – IBERESCENA aims to support an original project in the creation phase, proposed by artists from the performing arts, guaranteeing air transportation, accommodation, meals, rehearsal space, financial support and artistic consultancy, in a residence to be held between August 16 and September 5, in Porto, Portugal, with a final public presentation included in the program at the 21 VOLTS performance arts meeting, on September 2 and 3, 2021.
Applications were open from March 1st to 31st, 2021. The selected projects were:
CADELA FORÇA, Carolina Bianchi (BR): investigation into cases of femicide that occurred in different places around the world from the 90s to today.
YO SALVO LA MUERTE, Nicolás Lange (CH): immerses himself in interviews with LGBTQ + people born before the dictatorship in Chile, in which homosexual relations with senior Chilean army officials are reported between 1973 and 1990.
We would like to thank all the artists who sent us projects and we hope to build future possibilities for hosting them.
Diego Aramburo, one of the big names in Bolivian theater, in addition to international work as a guest director, has simultaneously devoted himself to two different types of artistic work: «PERSONAL SCENIC PROJECTS», developed under the KIKNTEATR seal, together with a team Bolivian employees; and works with a more radical and interdisciplinary character, a kind of “SELF-DESTRUCTIVE ART” that, for the most part, focus on deconstructing cultural pillars (or what is ‘normally’ assumed as such) through PROJECT LAB.
Her residency at the Central Power Station will focus on the meeting of a male artist (Aramburo), with a local group of women, artists and some non-artists, invited to speak and create a scenic action on drug trafficking. people and particularly women, entitled “Trafficking”.
Azkona & Toloza has dedicated in recent years to researching a series of archives that gave rise to the documentary trilogy «PACIFIC», focusing on the close relationship that exists between the barbarism of the peoples of Latin America, their territory and people, the development of neocolonialism and the various forms of expression of contemporary culture.
At the Power Station, the third part of the research project on ethnographic and anthropological photography, La Colección, will devote time to understand how photography has radically transformed the way anthropology studies the human being. In short, it is no less true that it is in this form of seeing, understanding and
explain the world, understanding the other as being exotic and assuming colonial barbarism as a habitual way of doing, that we were educated, instructed and colonized. We, our museums and also our cultural institutions. A real contribution to the reinterpretation of our cultural history and, ultimately, to the decolonization of our gaze and the memory of our bodies.