Make the present NOW (ara, in Catalan) action verb.
ARAR are the proposals of our accomplices for the celebration of the 25 years of La Caldera. A month of May that we had to dedicate to being together imagining and practicing other ways of sharing time and that has been crossed by the now that we are living.
An intensely present present, which has removed, dislocated and displaced what we had in mind, to give way to other possibilities, other times, other forms and other strange and altered states that we want to share with you.
Some are open proposals. Others, traces that have remained of the practices, conversations, reflections, experiences and frictions without skin that have arisen these days.
The time will come to embody all of this in an encounter, but this is the way we have found to sustain artistic practices, not to abandon ourselves, to be together in the distance. And to bring out what we wanted to do about time, and that this time has done with us, because deep down, the thing, it has already been performing for months.
These actions and others that we will share with you little by little, arise from conversations with the creators and creators who are accomplices in the celebration of the 25 years of La Caldera: Amaranta Velarde, Nyamnyam (Ariadna Rodríguez and Iñaki Álvarez), Anabella Pareja, Ángela Millano and Blanca G. Terán, Itxaso Corral, Twins Experiment, Elena Córdoba, Lara Brown, Sergi Fäustino, Esther Rodríguez-Barbero, Marta Echaves, Laila Tafur, Lautaro Reyes and Mila Ercoli, Touch Project, Olga Mesa and Francisco Ruiz Infante, Carolina Campos and Rafael Frazão, Sara Gómez, Elena Zanzu, María Vera and Juan Miranda, Cecilia Colacrai, Arantza López, Quim Bigas, Adaline Anobile, Ana Buitrago, Mónica Muntaner, Diana Gadish, Tristán Pérez-Martín, Isaac Erdoíza and Nazario Díaz. And the partners of La Caldera: Toni Mira, Montse Colomé, Inés Boza, Álvaro de la Peña, Claudia Moreso, Sebastián García Ferro, Sarah Anglada, Roser López Espinosa, Guy Nader, Alexis Eupierre, Miquel Ruiz, Silvia Lorente, Jordi Cortés, Rosa Pino, Raül Perales and Carles Malloll.
We have finally been able to embody a meeting in La Caldera from September 28 to October 4, 2020, a week during which we were able to share some of these practices in person.