Artistic Residences, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 2020
Understanding Design, with the collaboration of L’Hospitalet City Council and the Cultural District of L’H, propose Understanding in Residence: a creative residence that invites a total of 2 profiles to locate themselves and cohabit the District itself in November 2020.
Helena Bosch and Oriol Arnedo are the profiles selected to develop a project from start to finish, including conceptualisation, development and production.
At the end of the residence the resulting projects, together with a video showcase of the stay, will be a part of the activities within the exhibition Our Garden Needs Its Flowers, at the Art Centre Tecla Sala (L’Hospitalet).
The collaboration between the entities Understanding Design and the Cultural District of L’H is born from the aim to work hand in hand on the promotion of design culture among creatives and professionals from the field.
The main objective of the residence is to make european creatives a part of the industrial possibilities and the creative fabric that the Creative District of L’H offers. The aim is to create innovative content, resulting from the exchange between the participants and the local producers, and to generate a creative value for the Cultural District of L’H.
During her residency Helena Bosch will approach questions through a research-by-doing that queries bodies, identities, and the representations of them. The project will be placed in between the female body build from the male gaze, the construction of identities by their borders, and the era of self representation.
She propose an edition that consists of a persistent representation of herself where she will use her body as a vehicle to navigate and to generate languages as an interface to embody and question a history of female iconography present in l’Hospitalet.
Oriol Arnedo proposes his project in an era when a man relationship with nature and its inhabitants is becoming increasingly uneasy, Solar Symphony no.1 will be an electronic music experiment performed by the Sun.
Based on the mechanical principles of self-automated musical instruments (mechanical instruments that play by themselves, popularized at the end of the 19th Century), Solar Symphony no.1 will explore new forms of interaction with natural forces while using contemporary processes, techniques and materials.
In this performative experiment, sunlight will be used as raw energy to activate an automated artifact that will combine low-tech robotics and musical production technology.