San Pedro City Hall | São Pedro receives BATU, a project created by a Spanish artist aimed at children

Conceived by IeltxuOrtueta, the project will happen between 10 and 12 November

An creative expertise the place children aged 6 to eight, college students from public faculties within the inside of São Paulo will expertise the method of enjoying, creating their very own paintings. In brief, that is the proposal of the BATU project, carried out by the Spanish artist, performer and graphic designer IeltxuOrtueta, which town of São Pedro will obtain between November 10 and 12.

The title of the project comes from the verb Bat, which within the Basque language, the area the place the artist was born, means so as to add, so as to add, to assemble, to assemble, to assemble, to group, to pile up, to assemble and acquire.

The proposal begins from a easy aspect, rectangle, and two colours, black and white. Children are invited to make use of supplies similar to paper, paint, college glue, scissors, brushes and ribbons to train their creativity and, thus, grow to be artists and creators of their very own work, which can then be displayed in Gustavo Teixeira Square. .

The project will happen on November 10 and 11 with the 2nd yr college students of the elementary college at MBEB Professor Joaquim Norberto de Toledo. On Saturday, the twelfth, the works, the results of the collective creation of children who skilled the method in these conferences at college, can be displayed in interactive installations in Praca Gustavo Teixeira, from 11 am.

The initiative was awarded the Proac DiretoFomento a Projetos Culturais from the Secretary of Culture of the State of São Paulo.

“Every baby is an artist, they should create, invent and be on this planet and play. Children are all the time within the ‘right here and now’ and creating isn’t just about expressing oneself. To create is to make that means, to narrate, and to grasp oneself in house and on this planet. Looking at childhood horizontally, wanting to truly have conversations and uncover potentialities collectively is one thing that leads me to work with childhood”, highlights IeltxuOrtueta.

The installations can be made up of interchangeable modules in order that guests can enter, depart, draw, reposition the three-dimensional rectangle and, thus, give the project a inventive and playful character, in order that children and adults can uncover its potentialities. Play, create, expertise and take part within the work itself.

Rectangle and three-dimensionality – The project explores the probabilities of the rectangle, first in two dimensions, the geometric form drawn on paper, black on white. Then he opens different areas from the road and a sport of multiplication and building is established by the road which creates different rectangles. Three-dimensionality is seen in chopping the papers at proper angles and becoming a member of them to kind small sculptures or “properties, shelters”.

The set up’s cubes and rectangles had been created in collaboration with artist JulioDojcsar. Ortueta additionally reveals that “the proposal is to extend the variety of actions, to dialogue with town, to occupy public areas with artwork and to say, “Hey! Our children have rights over town, we additionally need to be heroes, we children are artists!”.

The Spanish artist additional elaborates that “the concept is that the works are additionally a sport and they’re there as ‘heroes’, in a vigorous and energetic modular proposal that may be performed and configured in numerous methods. When we place the constructions on the streets within the squares of the cities that make up the project This is what’s going to occur then. It will grow to be a sport for different children who didn’t immediately take part within the creation course of and likewise for adults, relations and residents to get pleasure from and take part within the proposal”.

Regarding working with children, IeltxuOrtueta is emphatic. “For 7 years I’ve devoted all my creations to experimenting and creating along with childhood. Along with different ranges, what continues to fascinate me is the state of play and the inventive curiosity of every of them. This coexistence of collective creation, every kid’s time and distinctive look, transcends all my work”.


BATU project in São Pedro – with IeltxuOrtueta

10 and 11 November in IMEB Prof. Joaquim Norberto de Toledo

Interactive Exhibition:

twelfth November

Location: Praça Gustavo Teixeira, at 11 am

Support: São Pedro City Hall/Cultural Coordination/Municipal Secretary of Education

and Amora Restaurant and Cultural Center

Published by: 11/07/2022 13:56


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