Coordinates 2016-17

Remor - Poligón negre- D’un verd àrid

Three places, three coordinates were chosen to go more deeply into the topic.

A quiet beach, an oil refinery and Costa i Llovera cactus garden in Barcelona were the places where the artists in Joyas Sensacionales strolled about.

Three groups develop three different projects and 4 months later, each is presented in Sala Perill in another colour.

We have the shades of blue that make us feel the sea, we can almost smell it, we can hear the waves, see the night, taste the salt water and we are not surprised the title is “Remor” (Rumor).

Then come the hues of black and we can’t help thinking in tar, we see masks, we are almost short of air; luckily in the last minute they gave up the idea of using real smoke in the opening but the snacks on the table were all black. Definitely, we feel we are in a “Polígon Negre” (Black oil refinery).

And at last, flourish the greens, Sala Perill turns into an arid garden, all kinds of cactus, thorns all over but not everything is green or cactus, they are talking about “D’un verd àrid” (An arid green.)

I hope we have all grown wiser with the three colourful coordinates and may enjoy this little catalogue that remains as a witness.

Silvia Walz

April 2016

7 Coordenadas (Munich 2017)

Geographic coordinates are a system that allows each location on Earth to be specifiedby a set of numbers. We move on the earth and at the same time, we can say that wechange the set of numbers. If two people are in the same coordinate, in theory, theyshould see the same, but the look is always unique and personalized a mix betweenexperiences, memories and experiences, far away from numerical systems.The adventure of this project is precisely this diversity of looks, creative looks that speak

of 7 places looked at, and turned into jewelry.

We start in Barcelona. We find ourselves facing the sea, an open space that speaks of horizons, we immerse ourselves in the water and enter another world, while the otherlook is directed to the monument of the Arc de Triomf that reminds us of the history of

great Triumphs and at the same time their sorrows .We continue the trip and we arrive at Agde, France, where we have a glance to those

that look, and another look towards a monument of basalt. Mont Blanc is the next stop.We enter the snow and contemplate its beauty.

Suddenly we cross another border and every time we find ourselves more in the north,we enter Switzerland, specifically to Geneva. On one side there is Lake Leman which ispart of the city itself and on the other the look turns towards Switzerland as a country,

with all its history of neutrality and a country locked in itself. But we have not yet arrived to our destination and another lake awaits us: Lake Constance which has 4 borders around. One glance slides into this phenomenon while the other remains on

the Neolithic constructions.The Castle of Neu-Schwanstein gives way to “deep” Germany. While one look casts the castle on the outside, the other travels inside and tells us about its story and the crazyking who had it built. At last, we arrive to our destination, to Munich and we see a portraitof its almost heart-shaped old town and the endless staircase.The result of the trip is a kind of google-map between Barcelona and Munich with objects/ jewels that tell us the stories of places along the way. Each trip has a starting and an endpoint, but often the route is what counts. 7 coordinatesthat unite 7 points between the south and the north are the stations of a trip of 14

artists in the search of something that perhaps they could not explain with words.The 7 places between Barcelona and Munich mean at the same time a coordinate in thecreative trajectories of the 14 artists. The same coordinate chosen by two artists, shows

us two very different angles of the same place.We cross borders, we cross country histories, we have mountains in sight, snow, we fly

over or we get into the streets and inside the buildings. There are no walls, no bordersthat exist in these imaginary worlds, which speak to us of light and tell stories through their forms and symbols.