Reflections on Barcelona

So it’s been almost four weeks since we got back from the East Street Arts research trip to Barcelona. ESA organise artist research trips every year to different countries a way for artists to broaden horizons, make connections and be inspired. It’s also a good way to get to know existing friends better as well as make new ones. Here’s a bit of a sample of some of the places we visited and the things we saw –

Hangar

Hangar’s mission is to support the visual artists and creators during the different phases of their art production processes as well as to contribute to the best development of their projects. For doing so, Hangar facilitates them equipments, facilities, production assistance and a suitable context for experimentation and free knowledge transfer.

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Free flying parrots!

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Ubiquitous graffiti

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Makers of Barcelona – MOB Inspiring stuff, aiming to free up thinking about making and encouraging everyone to just make!

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Basilica de la Sagrada Familia – Gaudi’s yet to be finished fantastically embellished church.

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Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, home of Materfad

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Materfad is a centre which holds a large range of samples of new materials and processes which people can come and find out about, touch, and find out who the suppliers are. This resource was amazing, full of strange textures, surfaces, properties and possibilities. This resource is one of many spread across the world, where people can find out more. For further research check out http://hellomaterialsblog.ddc.dk/

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Various snail action!

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Idolatry – What sacred games shall we have to invent?   

Blueproject Foundation, http://www.blueprojectfoundation.org

Image shown – Pure Honey, 2003, Thomas Sachs

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Blueproject Foundation

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One Response to Reflections on Barcelona

  1. Sounds like it was an amazing and inspiring trip! Inspiration is productive and inspires creativity, wish I could have come too, next time ;D
    Thank You for Sharing and Supporting, you guys are an artists friend 😀
    Shelly Jeffrey

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