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Exhibition in Progress – Polaroid 2009

Showing the idea of improvisation and creation through Polaroids – vizualising the spirit of the Festival for contemporary flamenco „Flamenco Empirico“ which took place in 2009 for the first time ever.

I participated both as a student and an artist in the first edition of the Festival „Flamenco Empírico“ in Barcelona (Mercat de les Flors 2009), curated by Juan Carlos Lérida. As an artist I submitted the idea of the „exhibition in progress“ showing the idea of improvisation and creation through Polaroids. Each day of the festival I took 4 Polaroids and immediately pinned them on the exhibition wall (in total I took approx. 50 Polaroids). At the last evening of the festival I removed all Polaroids and left only the pins. Like landmarks or vanishing memories of Improvisation.

I was invited to take Polaroids wherever and whenever I wanted, I felt very honored.  Which was sometimes very funny and disturbing (shhhhikkkkaaaaa, flash, bbbrrrmmm – my Polaroid Camera is not very shy) but welcomed by the participants and artists of this festival. My camera was therefor not only a spectator from outside but made it´s way to the insides of the improvisations through it´s noisy being.

My polaroids were selected the following year as the cover of „La Vanguardia“ (a spanish Newspaper). announcing the second edition of the Festival „Flamenco Empírico“

Flamenco Empirico Polaroid Exhibition 2009, Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona
Flamenco Empirico Polaroid Exhibition 2009, Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona
Flamenco Empirico Polaroid Exhibition 2009, Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona - Workshop Belén Maya and Juan Carlos Lérdia
Flamenco Empirico Polaroid Exhibition 2009, Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona – Workshop Belén Maya and Juan Carlos Lérdia
Flamenco Empirico Polaroid Exhibition 2009, Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona, Bata de Cola, Workshop Yolanda Heredia y Cuqui
Flamenco Empirico Polaroid Exhibition 2009, Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona, Bata de Cola, Workshop Yolanda Heredia y Cuqui
Flamenco Empirico Polaroid Exhibition 2009, Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona, Movement on Stage
Flamenco Empirico Polaroid Exhibition 2009, Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona, Movement on Stage
Flamenco Empirico Polaroid Exhibition 2009, Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona, Backstage with Increpacion Danza
Flamenco Empirico Polaroid Exhibition 2009, Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona, Backstage with Increpacion Danza
Flamenco Empirico Polaroid Exhibition 2009, Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona, Improvising Cuqui, Rocio Molina, Belén Maya, Juan Carlos Lérida
Flamenco Empirico Polaroid Exhibition 2009, Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona, Improvising Cuqui, Rocio Molina, Belén Maya, Juan Carlos Lérida