Platform HARAKAT’s artistic and curatorial projects reflect on the practice of the journey, the legacy of its traditions and its impossibilities bringing into dialogue different modes derived from mobility and its shadows. While offering a space for reflection and action, Platform HARAKAT documents invisible histories and stories underlining the links that shape the Mediterranean.
To get closer to the journey and its impossibility, the artists selected to be part of this cycle - Marco Noris, Edu Comelles and Christina Schults - will present three projects that from the practice of walking, attentive listening and sorority establish dialogues with nomadic landscapes, disappearing pasts, and realities that are as close to us as they are invisible. Based on these experiences, Platform HARAKAT therefore proposes to rethink the journey as movement in order to move away to get closer otherwise.
In recent years Marco Noris has developed his artistic practice mainly in the field of painting, directing his research in two main thematic areas: ruin and historical memory on the one hand and territory and landscape for the other. His research has led him to deepen and experience his relationship with the landscape and the territory through walking. Some of the projects that respond to this interest are: "En frontera" (2017, Barcelona Production grant from La Capella), "La entrega, act I" (2018, Art and Nature grant from La Panera de Lleida and CAN de Farrera) , “Lloc, lluny, llar” (2020, Grand Tour 2020 grant from Nau Côclea and OSIC) and the most recent "Sequere (La entrega, acte II)" (2022, Institut d'Estudis Ilerdencs).
For On im-mobile journeys at the Museum of Painting in Sant Pol de Mar, Marco Noris takes a tour of his latest projects, reflecting on walking as an artistic practice and research tool.marconoris.com
Edu Comelles, lives and works in Valencia. His work unites musical production, an interest in sound records and intangible heritage. Since 2007 he has directed Audiotalaia, a platform dedicated to the training, production and dissemination of electronic music and sound art. Edu Comelles gives workshops on soundscapes, microphonics and self-management. He is currently working with the Ethnographic Museum of Valencia developing the first archive of ethnographic soundscapes in the Valencian region. His installations have been part of several exhibitions at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid, LABoral in Gijón, Tabakalera in Donostia, the CCCC in Valencia or the CCCB, Caixaforum and Arts Santa Mònica in Barcelona, his hometown.
For On im-mobile journeys at the Museum of Painting in Sant Pol de Mar, Edu Comelles will present Safareig (initiated in 2011) as a starting point to reflect on soundscapes and their role in weaving together identity, community, heritage and memory.educomelles.com
Christina Schultz is an audiovisual artist, oral performer and linguistic nomad. His artistic practice is interested in everyday life, dramatized writing and collective learning. Some of her projects are Rambla14 (2022), Anarcomistical Herstories (2021), Metzineres, dones entre remeis i verins (2021), Resonàncies (2019) or El peso de mis vecinas (initiated in 2018). Schultz's work has been recognized with grants from BCN CREA, La Caixa and Homesession, OSIC and La Capella. His projects have been carried out at MACBA, Graner, CeRCCa, Nau Côclea or Hangar.org and La Escocesa.
For On im-mobile journeys at the Museum of Painting in Sant Pol de Mar she will introduce the project El peso de mis vecinas, a project about the marginality and migration of her Moroccan neighbors in Barcelona and the Melilla border through poetry and song.christinaschultz.com