from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

InnMotion 2009

Biennial International Festival of Visual and Performing Arts Applied

Area 1, practical observation: What are artists for?

Crisis area: We want our money back!

Area *<>: Divertimentos, sometimes pornographic (only for those who know where the clitoris is)

Permanent area: Free Night Live Sessions

2009: An unprecedented economic crisis and a transformation of the postulates on which the world order is based. Two huge "phenomena" of looting and privatization are the foundation on which today's crumbling system has been constructed in recent decades. In both "phenomena", artists, more or less voluntarily, have been the principal agents:

1. Firstly, city centres, where residents with fewest resources live, have been allowed to become rundown. The area is then taken over by artists who change the face of the neighbourhood, increasing its value with no need for social investment. "Bohemia" leads to price increases that are unsustainable for the original residents, creating the property bubble.

2. The second phenomenon has emerged directly in the name of the artists. This is an attempt to survive a now obsolete system intent on pushing through the largest operation to privatize knowledge since the printing press was invented. Every day we see fanatical attacks on civil rights and the right of access to knowledge in the name of artists and the incongruous concept of "intellectual property".

Are artists, as the principal agents of one of the worst plagues of the age in which we live, taking the hint?

Step right up and see for yourself.

Simona Levi

Taking part: Julio Wallovits, Gary Stevens, Action Hero, YesMen, Valeriano López, Luigi Coppola, James Picker, Shu lea Cheang, Emanuel Andels, Derivart, The Natural Theatre, Manah de Pauw & Bernard van Eeghem, Aram Bartholl, Datenstrudel Belarus Free Theatre, Màquina de Turing, djd!, K-seo y off://tv, Interruptions, J. Toret, Robin Bank, They Rule, Natalie Jeremijenko, Ada Colau, Avv l'òstia, oficina 2004, Valery Alzaga, Gerardo Pisarello, Davide Barillari, Merijn Oudenampsen, Ghalia Elsrakbi, Consume hasta morir, Marinaleda, Coop 57, Universidad Nómada, Antiadvertising Agency, BLF, UBERMORGEN, Telekommunisten, eXgae.

The Present Continuous, The Electromagnetic Spectrum, Open Science, Psi Particle, Art Now, Eco Factor, Emerging Culture, Cybersphere, New Activism
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Asociaciˇn Cultural Conservas
Produced by
Asociaciˇn Cultural Conservas
With the collaboration of
Departament de Cultura i Mitjans de Comunicaciˇ de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona City Council-ICUB, Centre de Cultura ContemporÓnia de Barcelona, British Council