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Biennial of Thought

Bivac. Encounter under the Elements

With Míriam Hatibi, Bittah, Carme Arcarazo, Gemma Ferreón, Yaiza Berrocal, Cristina Daura, Elisa Levi, Meryem El Mehdati, Personaje Personaje, Oyirum and Març Llinàs

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Five pairs of artists and thinkers, coming from diverse contexts and positions, reflect in short conversations on the present and its possible futures.

We are young and we feel that we are living under the elements, vulnerable navigators in an ocean of uncertainties. The present we have inherited is riven with crises that are so serious that it is even difficult to imagine if there will be a future. Nevertheless, and despite the fact that we often think that this world does not belong to us, we believe we must find ways to inhabit it, and also other ways of thinking, and giving our all to it.

Since we think better when we do it together, and think better when there is difference, we have brought together ten artists, thinkers, writers, and activists from a range of backgrounds and also different viewpoints on the complexities of the present. With them, we construct a collective refuge and explore, as Yayo Herrero proposes, the other meaning of the word emergency: that of something unexpected that is born and enables us to discover other horizons of desire and other ways of doing things. Març Llinàs will present and introduce the activity. Five couples, Míriam Hatibi and Bittah, Carme Arcarazo and Gemma FerreónYaiza Berrocal i Cristina Daura, Elisa Levi and Meryem El Mehdati, and Personaje Personaje and Oyirum will discuss several questions. From what are we seeking refuge? Can creation be a refuge? And the body? Who can take refuge? How can we make of relations spaces of protection and repose?

Bivac is a new, small-format festival of thinking and creation that is a joint product of the CCCB and La Sullivan working with a group of sixteen young people from Barcelona.

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Bivac. Encounter under the Elements

We are young and we feel that we are living under the elements, vulnerable navigators in an ocean of uncertainties. Five pairs of artists and thinkers, coming from diverse contexts and positions, reflect in short conversations on the present and its possible futures.

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