ACTIVITY

23.12.2021

Thu

FACTORY GAMES: AN HISTORICAL-ART APPROACH TO THE SITUATION OF CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

PRACTICAL
INFORMATION

Dates: December 23 at 5pm*
Duration: 1 hour 30 min.
Category: Workshop
Oriented to: 12-16 years old accompanied by an adult, who will also participate.
MORE INFO: Free until full capacity is reached. Prior registration is required.

*We recommend arriving 15 minutes before the start.

A: Have you heard anything?

B: No

A: I thought I heard a noise, like a hammering sound.

B: No way, look where we are! It’s an art center…

Do blank spaces contain memories of their previous uses? Can we understand their past by looking at them? Can we imagine in them a factory environment filled with a multitude of people working? What was that work like? How did the employees relate to their employers? Were there women working? Were there children? Could we conceive this space with children working? With what kind of function?

 

Factory Games is a collective experience in which, through manufactured and dialogic processes, we will jointly perceive the factory past of the Bombas Gens art center. This historical stage will be approached by the participants from the activation of their own bodies and reflections through play and work. We will go through Fordism and collectivism; hydraulic or warlike pumps to think and comment on the situation of childhood in the grey and arduous world of machinery that was placed in the white, clean and silent spaces we see today.

 

Dimitris Tzikopoulos Boskidis has a degree in Fine Arts and has recently completed the PERMEA MA in Mediation through art. He has participated in several collaborative exhibitions and has designed and implemented several art mediation projects in various art and educational centers. His current practice is focused on the social and political potential that contemporary art can have in various theoretical and practical contexts.

 

Activity carried out in collaboration with the Direcció General d’Innfància i Adolescència de la Vicepresidència i Conselleria d’Igualtat i Polítiques Inclusives de la Generalitat Valenciana.

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