Saturday 15 July
12.00h Presentation of an audiovisual installation by Diogo Evangelista at the Architectural School. C/ Aguayos, 5, 39003 Santander
19.00h Workshop with Fran Meana (to attend this event please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org). C/ Aguayos, 5, 39003 Santander
Sunday 16 July
11.30h Performative talk by Julia Morandeira on a boat. Departing from Palacete del embarcadero. (to attend this event please send an email to: email@example.com)
19.00h Guided tour to Landscape Plus by Laida Lertxundi at fluent
Monday 17 July
12.00h Workshop with Fran Meana (to attend this event please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org). C/ Aguayos, 5, 39003 Santander
18.30h Film screening. COACAN (Prologue by Isidore Isou followed by films by Louis Henderson, Marco Montiel Soto and Beatriz Santiago Muñoz)
fluent presents Aesthetics of Contamination, a public programe marked by performative events, presentations, artistic interventions, screenings and talks.
Rather than outwardly engaging with an idealised notion of nature, Aesthetics of Contamination unfolds the potential of contaminaion as the common ground where technology, nature and society inform each other. A constellation of themes will support a 3 days programe exploring ways in which people can feel a sense of strangeness and displacement where the relationship between the individual and the environment is a never-ending, viral transformation.
As György Kepes relates in his introductory essay to Arts of the environment, there is a large gap between the socio-cultural and biopolitical systems in which contemporary societies are registered. Thus, participants will explore other modes of cultural and urban ecologies. Departing from this premise, the programe serves as a framework for theoretical and practice-based reflection on those social and cultural acceptances that play a major role in determining our perception of nature.
Contemplating the emotional attachment of societies to their environments, the programe unfolds as an assemblage of cultural detritus where ideas of territory, human materiality, mortality and empathy are charged with symbolic and political connotations.