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Stella Rahola Matutes's 'Fig Juice' at 'Far de la Mola' from 27 October

cartell 2021 expo fig juiceThe Formentera Office of Culture is pleased to report that next Wednesday 27 October, "Far de la Mola" Cultural and Educational Space will open its doors to "Fig Juice", a new installation from architect and sculptor Stella Rahola Matutes.

Rahola says the exhibition considers three types of material bodies: "a fruit made of glass and gold, a rusty iron chain that forms seeds in its links, and cast-off hair that is either sustaining or being sustained". The trilogy allows us to bypass pairs, the artist asserts, by establishing between them a relationship of organic, collaborative, non-hierarchical plurality. "The three bodies could be understood as inanimate matter according to classical taxonomy, but they all demonstrate a latent and living materiality in transformation", says Rahola.

In the installation, the three material bodies establish structures that are free to intertwine extemporaneously, without repetition, establishing tensions at different, decentralised points and occasionally breaking with the concept of humans as observers.

The title "Fig Juice" alludes to the unstable liquid state which nearly makes it possible for us to be ingested and embodied by ourselves.

The show will be on view at the Far de la Mola exhibition space Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00am to 2.00pm. At 7.00pm on Friday 12 November, the Casa del Poble will host a talk with the artist and invite her to speak about her work.

Stella Rahola Matutes graduated from Barcelona's Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura and Goldsmiths, University of London, and holds a degree in sculpture from the Escola Massana. Her solo exhibitions include "Fig Juice" (Espai Micus, Eivissa, 2020 to 2021), "Babelia & Other Stories" (Museu Can Mario, Palafrugell, 2019) and "El otro paisaje" (Carles Taché Gallery, Barcelona, 2014). She has participated in several collective exhibitions, such as "Politics of Translation", "The Stone Space" (London, 2019) and "Syntonic State" (TULCA Festival of Visual Arts; Galway, 2018).

The artist was recently awarded the Vila Casas Foundation's Sculpture Prize.

25 October 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Presenting 'Els gèneres cantats a Eivissa i Formentera'

foto 2021 generes cantatsThe Formentera Office of Heritage, in partnership with the Consell d'Eivissa, presents the publication from the 2004-05 winners of the Consell de Formentera research grant. "Els gèneres cantats a Eivissa i Formentera" ('Genres of song on Eivissa and Formentera') was a research investigation led by Cati Marí Serra and Jaume Escandell Guasch. The presentation will take place at 7.00pm on Saturday 23 October in the Consell de Formentera Sala d'Actes.

Marí and Escandell's grant was awarded by what was, at the time, the Consell d'Eivissa i Formentera. A presentation will also be staged this Friday at Sa Nostra Sala of Eivissa.

21 October 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Opening Monday at Ajuntament Vell, Ana Celada's 'Identity' ruminates on creation and the importance of identity

cartell 2021 identitatAt 7.00pm on Monday 25 October, after an open-air poetry reading in support of the main function, visitors to the Ajuntament Vell will see the curtain pulled back on Ana Celada's third show at the municipal gallery, "Identitat" – the artist's statement of reflection on creation and the importance of identity.

In Celada's words, "in the era of the global village and with Earth's population in constant growth, it seems imperative to reflect on who we are, how important we are and how our actions influence others". Celada affirms that her identity is as mutable as her thinking or experience, and confides furthermore, "I am not sure that my identity is unique". In that regard, she feels fluid identities and non-radicalised personal ideologies are conducive to human values: "We can identify with others based on the mere fact we belong to the same species and are part of the same living natural world.

The show features three different works by the artist. On the one hand, there are the graphics of Celada's own fingerprint, which rely on a pictorial technique rooted in writing and, by extension, the word, thought, the verse. And, Celada says, "in the same way that fingerprints are part of the body, other featured pieces start from the shape of a heart – these hearts are free to burst or contract; some beat concisely and some seem to rebel and lose their purpose. Breaking with these two visions of the body and one's own physicality, breaking with that inner vision, a great triptych is proposed, and it is an outer vision, a look towards nature. It is about taking a breath and knowing, without drama, that everything we see depends on our gaze, and that the inner and outer worlds are of the same nature."

"Identitat" will be on view 26 October to 6 November. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm, and closed Sundays and Monday mornings.

21 October 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Natural art of Laura Larocca arrives at Centre Antoni Tur "Gabrielet"

foto 2021 expo hallazgoArtist Laura Larocca opens on Friday 22 October at Centre Antoni Tur 'Gabrielet' with her first solo show, "Hallazgo Natural". An Argentine living on the island for the last two years, Larocca shares her paintings, wall sculptures and installations created with lifeless sea sponges she handpicks from the beaches of Formentera with permission from the Balearic Ministry of Environment and Territory. Zeroing in on a single detail of the landscape, Larocca creates sensory experiences, highlights textures and aromas, and invites us to imagine their sounds.

"Hallazgo Natural" is on view from 11.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 9.00pm until 31 October.

20 October 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Múcab Dans regales Eivissa and Formentera with 'Blowing' – a visual, poetic and innovative ride to world of fantasy

cartell 2021 blowingNext Saturday and Sunday (23–24 October) audiences at Formentera's Sala de Cultura (Cinema) and the Ibiza Congress Center will witness a marvel and find out where millions and millions of wishes go after being made by people young and old round the planet...and just who it is that makes them all come true. This is the idea behind "Blowing", a production by Múcab Dans which showcases dance, live music and multimedia technology to immerse the audience in universes at once fascinating and fantastic.

Crowds will trace the journey of a small spore on a mission to make a very special wish come true. Múcab Dans mobilise the poetic journey, in which situations run the gamut from the comic to the absurd, bridge the gap separating young spectators from dance. The show takes on a whole new dimension as multimedia surroundings are employed to create an interactive set in which dramaturgy and choreography are fully integrated.

The all-ages "Blowing" is directed by choreographer Toni Mira (Premi Nacional de Dansa 2010), a force to be reckoned with in contemporary Catalan creation. Formentera audiences can catch the production from 6.00pm on Saturday 23 October. Tickets cost €4 and go on sale Friday at www.entradesformentera.cat . Crowds in Santa Eulària will get their turn the same time the very next day. Admission at the Ibiza Congress Center costs €10 online and €12 at the box office.

Múcab Dans

Múcab Dans's members started their dance troupe between Barcelona and Girona with the idea of creating multidisciplinary shows, blurring the lines between the performing and visual arts, finding their own voice and bringing the language of movement to the masses.

The company's creations are sensitive to the sensibility and experience of the general public, and they strive to bring audiences closer to an artistic discipline, dance, which spectators often see as distant or unapproachable.

That's why Múcab Dans uses (not abuses) new technologies and multimedia for interactive scenography, lending their sets a new scenic dimension, always at the service of dramaturgy and choreography and in a quest for a new vision of dance and in the way of telling things.

Cultural support

The production's run in the Pine Islands happens thanks to the Platea Programme of Spain's Ministry of Culture, which delivers professional productions from across the country at special discounts and always ensures top-notch crowd-pleasers. It is also part of the Consell de Formentera's L'Illa a Escena programme for the performing arts.

Health and safety protocols will be in place at the shows.

14 October 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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