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Culturnautes 2022

The CCCB’s summer camp


The CCCB’s summer camp is aimed at children aged between 6 and 14. During the last week of June and throughout the month of July we work on contents developed in the exhibitions and programmes of the CCCB in the course of 2022 based on workshops and leisure activities linked to an artistic, technical or scientific discipline, facilitated by specialists.

What is Culturnautes?

A summer camp where every participant can explore, discover and give free rein to their curiosity, a space to enjoy culture and leisure.

In this ninth edition, movement will be very much present. We talk about masks and masked people, design futures, explore the issue of self-representation with selfies, work with theatrical language by looking at each other, and explore how associations of ideas work to create strange artist books. This is a creative laboratory!


Who’ll be presenting it?

Culturnautes 2022 lasts five weeks, with proposals formulated jointly by the CCCB and the collectives listed below:

  • The Pink Pixel Collective. An illustrated literary experimentation project.
  • Artefactum. Artistic duo that moves between the arts, pedagogy and critical thought.
  • Tanit Plana. Photographer. Her relation with the pedagogy of the image has been a constant throughout her career.
  • Gira del Fin del Mundo. Company of actresses, dancers, and drama and dance teachers. Members of the group Indómitas Teatro.
  • Radial Radiant. Hybrid, transdisciplinary artistic collective.

The educational project and the organization of the summer camp are based on collaboration with the Atlas sociocultural foundation and its team of monitors. Their proposals generate a space of relationship to create new perspectives and discover new ways of living, giving rise to an exchange of experiences and knowledge between individuals, peoples and cultures.


How is it organized?

Each week is based on a centre of interest that is independent but complements the rest. The culturenauts attend the different workshops programmed by the collectives in the spaces of the CCCB, accompanied by the team of monitors who are the children’s point of reference throughout.

In the course of the morning, the collectives facilitate the creative activities. The afternoons bring a more playful approach to the contents of the CCCB. On Thursdays, we go on an excursion around Barcelona and, on Fridays, at 16:30, we put on a display for the families.

Registration is by the week.


Summer camp calendar

Das Triadische Maskerade
Week 1. From 27 June to 1 July

A choreographed creation of masks and stories through plastic, textual and sound proposalss, with The Pink Pixel Collective (Sílvia Martínez, Marina Sáez, Ives Laborie and Zeta)

What does a mask allow us to do? What powers does it give us? Following the theme of the exhibition The Mask Never Lies, The PPC explores the different uses of the desacralized mask and invites us to discover the powers of transformation, invisibility and unity in collective struggle concealed behind it.

The starting point is the avant-garde artistic dance Das Triadische Ballett by the resident at the Bauhaus in Weimar, Oskar Schlemmer. The work questioned ballet as it had been conceived until then, strongly marked by the dissolution of the dancers’ identity. The PPC is also committed to collaborative creation, the abolition of individual authorship, and chance as a driving force of creation.

The camp offers a laboratory for the creation of visual, textual and sound content where the culturenauts explore narrative techniques that allow them to construct a joint story of protest and create masks to go with it.

To do this, we follow the triadic structure of the ballet: we alter the story using fake news and the animation technique of rotoscoping; we work on transformative masks using automatic dada writing and large format printing; and, finally, thanks to the work of Bruno Munari, we discover new forms of resistance to deal with oppression.

On Friday 1 July, the families attend a danced demonstration inspired by Schlemmer’s ballet that is directed and have sound put to it by the children in real time, where they have the chance to make their own masks using the graphic and narrative material previously generated by the culturenauts, making use of the most common mask worn during the current pandemic.

With their experience, the visitors are part of a creative process started by the children and, at the same time, attend the live construction of a protest dance using the codes of a street demonstration.


Asking for the moon
Week 2. From 4 to 8 July

Fantasy, creativity, and imagination lab via choreographic, plastic and literary proposalss, with Artefactum (Esther Blázquez and David Pérez)

This week we explore the potential of the arts to imagine fantastic societies and alternative worlds. We do this by means of game-based strategies and artifacts that alter the bodies’ faculties to launch them into the future.

Using the different devices and their interactions with the human body, we suggest an exploration of the plasticity of form through dance, ephemeral sculpture and visual poetry. In this way, we propose an interdisciplinary workspace based on the visual, choreographic and sculptural possibilities that the materials offer.

More information soon.


Week 3. From 11 to 15 July

Creating organisms with our bodies in synchrony and movement, a photo workshop designed to bring us closer, with Tanit Plana

When we move our bodies we discover new points of view, new ways of being in the world, of looking, feeling and thinking. Putting our body into action transforms us. Yes, we can do it individually, but this time we aim to move bodies in sync with others, and create waves of movement, an ecosystem of empathies, affections and resonances.

To generate a photographic trail, a kind of selfie of this new body and collective identity.

More information soon.


Acting, playing, looking
Week 4. From 18 to 22 July

Collective theatre and visual arts creation lab to relate to what is unknown, unusual, surprising, different, strange, with Gira del Fin del Mundo (Charo Farías, Cecilia Codina and Viviana Yáñez)

This week the culturenauts are able to inhabit a collaborative space of shared creation where, based on knowledge of the legacy of Francesc Tosquelles, they create fictional stories and have the opportunity to explore and exercise physical, textual and visual associations, explore new ways of perceiving and using the body, and, all together, build a collective body.

The workshop aims to experiment with a multidisciplinary approach that fuses theatrical with plastic expression, using surreal composition techniques. We are working on the design and production of costumes to feed the fiction, to move from everyday spaces and recognize ourselves in other territories. We create imaginary characters and fictional stories, recreated through theatrical games, using improvisation—that wandering of free association—as a bridge to set us in motion and associate freely with others in order to learn to create by relating with what is unknown, unusual, surprising, different and strange. We approach the work in a playful way, with the emphasis on group listening, looks that contribute, that exchange and that feed on the looks of others.

On Friday, family members can take a tour led by a group of vagabonds who are stopping at certain points to share short dramatic interventions.


What comes to mind?
Week 5. From 25 to 29 July

A collaborative workshop where we'll edit artist's books from free and symbolic association games that can make the human brain and those that produce the brain of a computer, with Radial Radiant (Silvia Renda and Erica Volpini, in collaboration with Ezequiel Soriano)

What comes to mind when we see a cat? Or if we say “triangle”? What does the sound of the word “trap” make us think? And what about its shape?

Picking up the subject of the exhibition Brain(s), we explore how the association of ideas works to create strange artist books in a collective publishing laboratory. By means of play and collaborative dynamics, we discover the various associations that occur in our brain in the form of words, images and actions: from spontaneous to symbolic associations, or the ones that only the brain of a computer can produce.

The culturenauts are able to venture together into the creation and selection of drawings, photographs, texts, text links, maps, etc. We then have fun putting these creations together on paper, using the multiple shapes and possibilities of an artist’s book.

On the last day of the laboratory we have a book jockey session open to families and friends: a show that mixes live books and travels once again through all the mental associations, adding sparks of music and joy.

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