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New Work: “Welcome, Visitors”

April 4th, 2017

 

A video essay exploring some of the ideas behind the work I’m currently developing. First presented with a live reading at Paratext 15 at Hangar, Centre for Research and Production of Visual Arts, Barcelona, March 22 2017.

Landscape — Painting and the evolution of visual language — the role of technology and science in artistic developments — Dutch landscape painting in the 1600s — the expansion of concepts of space — viral infection — space exploration and the possibility of humans surviving away from Planet Earth — philosophical concepts of landscape in Chinese painting — science fiction — interpretation of our surroundings

For more information, click here.

Presentation at Paratext nº15 @ Hangar

March 20th, 2017

David Franklin News Paratext 15 Hangar

This Wednesday I’ll be doing a presentation at Paratext, where I’ll be presenting a new video essay exploring some of the ideas behind my current work which I’ve been developing during my recently-completed residency at Hangar. Free and open to everybody::

Este miércoles hago una presentación en Paratext, donde hablaré de algunas de las ideas detrás de mi trabajo actual que he estado desarrollando durante mi residencia reciente terminada en Hangar.org. Acceso libre y abierto a todo el mundo::
    
22 March 2017. 19:00h – 21:00h
    
Hangar, Centre de producció i recerca d’arts visuals
Emilia Coranty, 16 ( Can Ricart ), 08018 Barcelona, Spain

www.hangar.org

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/843612002461414/

New Work: EMPIRE OF RATS

August 10th, 2016

David Franklin artwork Empire of Rats publication

I have a new publication, Empire of Rats, which was published by Idensitat for the recent exhibition Estructuras de Excepción, and features a text exploring ruins, cultural memory, nationalism, and commercialism. It also includes a series of photos I took while living in Japan of several abandoned sites, as well as photos of Barcelona’s port area, which served as the starting point for the work. More info here.

Montacargas – Polivalents #9 @ Hangar

July 20th, 2016

David Franklin Hangar Montacargas

 

“Polivalents is an annual one-day session programmed and presented by the resident artists of Hangar, featuring activities by the resident artists alongside other invited artists.

For MONTACARGAS, the 2016 edition of Polivalents, we present the theme of ascension as farce, elevation and levitation. Movements generated through creativity, adaptation, improvisation & humour to explore possibilities to reboot ourselves. Let’s discover if it’s still possible to be lifted to alternate & parallel places.”
    
29 July at 18:00h – 02:00h

Hangar, Emilia Coranty, 16 (Can Ricart), 08018 Barcelona, Spain   Hangar.org

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1198004463575044/

 

Artistas invitados

Martin Llavaneras / Diego Paonessa / Res Ingold / Erin Coates / Laia Estruch / Salvador Giralt / Clara Garí / Jordi Corominas / Nerea Arrojeria y Guillermo Fernández / Samantha Gibson / Lluc Baños Aixalà / Heloïse Mondancin / Hamaca / Núria Marqués / Tatiana Muñoz Melo / Giuliana Racco y Matteo Guidi

Proyectos sonoros

Noisescapists / Iván Paz / Ángel Faraldo / Luis Tabuenca / Rubén Patiño (N.M.O) / Dos Piedras / Sergi Botella / Wunderkammer / Olaf Hund / The Dancing Hole

Artistas residentes

Megan Michalak / Ariadna Guiteras / Andrea Gómez / Marco Noris / Christina Schultz / Antonio R. Montesinos / Ciprian Homorodean / Ali Yerdel / Rafael Pérez Evans / Alejandra Avilés / Paco Chanivet / Patricia Fernández Antón / Patricio Rivera / Florian Freier / David Franklin / Eliana Beltrán / Tuba Öztekin Köymen

Estructuras de Excepción

July 7th, 2016

David Franklin Artwork Estructuras 01

 

I’m participating in the exhibition Estructuras de Excepión, which opens this Saturday at Homesession. The exhibition is the result of a series of workshops organised by Idensitat and led by Ángela Bonadies. I’ll be presenting my new publication, Empire of Rats, along with some works on paper. The exhibition runs until the 30th of July.

More info on the workshop here.

 

Inauguración de la exposición ‘Estructuras de Excepción’

Fecha: sábado 9 de julio a las 20:30h
Lugar: Homesession, C/ Creu dels Molers 15, 08004 Barcelona

La exposición es el resultado del trabajo de campo realizado por los participantes del taller “Estructuras de excepción” en julio de 2015 liderado por la artista Ángela Bonadies, donde se recorrió el puerto de Barcelona y se ubicaron casos “excepcionales” a partir de los cuales desplegar ideas, textos e imágenes.

Los y las participantes del taller han ido desarrollando colectivamente a partir de dos grupos de trabajo, los cuales han centrado sus búsquedas en dos espacios del frente marítimo barcelonés: el Cine IMAX 3D y sus entornos; y la relación entre la Barceloneta y su memoria y la Marina del Puerto Viejo.

Loreto Varela / David Franklin / Aymara Arreaza R / Edgar Dos Santos / José Aristizábal / María Teresa Guzmán

Col·laboradors: Homesession, Idensitat, Hangar, PhotoEspaña, Ambaixada Espanyola a Veneçuela, Europa Creativa / Artizen, Universitats de Belles Arts de Barcelona, AVV de l’Òstia.

 

David Franklin Artwork Estructuras 02

 

ENGLISH:

Opening of the exhibition ‘Estructuras de Excepción’

Date: Saturday 9th of July at 20:30h
Place: Homesession, C/ Creu dels Molers 15, 08004 Barcelona

The exhibition is the result of field-work carried out by the participants of the workshop Estructuras de Excepción in July 2015 led by Ángela Bonadies, which involved exploring the port of Barcelona and finding “exceptional” cases from which deploy ideas, texts and images.

The workshop participants have worked collectively in two work groups, which focused their search on two spaces of Barcelona’s waterfront: the IMAX 3D Cinema and its surroundings; and the relationship between Barceloneta and its memory and Marina del Puerto Viejo.

Loreto Varela / David Franklin / Aymara Arreaza R / Edgar Dos Santos / José Aristizábal / María Teresa Guzmán

Collaborators: Homesession, Idensitat, Hangar, PhotoEspaña, Ambaixada Espanyola a Veneçuela, Europa Creativa / Artizen, Universitats de Belles Arts de Barcelona, AVV de l’Òstia.