PARELLES ARTÍSTIQUES, Creative experiences for mental health 2019-2022
Sala Àmbits, Cambrils April 29, 2022
The exhibitions of the Parelles Artístiques planned in different centres in Catalonia have resumed again after two years of inactivity during the pandemic.
The Sala Àmbits de Cambrils hosted the work Ens alliberem along with other works made by participating artists during the 2019-2020 period.
installation I, 2019, galvanized / textile wire and cypress wood, 25x72x56cm.
installation II, 2019, 27cm textile. diameter, synthetic enamel / cypress wood, 10x68x55cm.
Ens alliberem is a conceptual work: it wants to highlight the lack of freedom of the human being throughout the planet.
It is presented in two structures.
The first is a ball made of clothing that represents humanity oppressed, chained, subjected to an excess of control, to constant pressures, difficult to avoid, such as information, technology, media, political systems ...
In particular, it is a denunciation of the current situation in Catalonia and, specially, in support of its political prisoners.
In the second part of the installation, the ball escapes, it is released, it floats in the air and it expands towards a relief. An allusion to the general desire for freedom and, specifically to the resolution of the actual problems facing Catalonia.
We will find a way out!
In both installations, the wooden support symbolizes the Earth.
Project presented at Centre de Lectura, Reus from January 10 to February 2, 2020
Marie-France has had the pleasure of participating for the second consecutive year in this social project, this time with María José Aguilar, in the creation of a community artistic work and, above all, in an exchange of experiences. They thought again and again about the theme of this project, starting from scratch several times in order to incorporate, in addition to the concepts of nature, sensations and vitality that they wanted to suggest, what motivated them the most at the time: freedom. The experience has been very fruitful for both of them, expecting to experience it again.
A traveling exhibition will take place in various art centers if Covid-19 allows us!
PARELLES ARTÍSTIQUES, Creative experiences for mental health at the Reus Reading Center, January 2018.
Dinàmic , 2017, treated expanded polystyrene and recycled wood, 69x45x39cm.
CREATIVE EXPERIENCES FOR MENTAL HEALTH
An amateur artist using mental health services and a professional artist create a work together. Throughout the year, all the works are exhibited in different art centers.
Rosa Adan and Marie-France were lucky enough to participate in the creation of the work Dinàmic. They met several times to get to know each other, in Veyrat's studio in Almoster, to choose the concept, discipline, material, colour and support of the work.
The experience of spending time together and giving life to an object was very positive. It allowed them to share intense moments of communication, enhance their relationship and learn to grow together. At the end of each session Rosa said "I am born again"!
Through Dinàmic they want to express spontaneity and simplicity, always looking at the positive side of life. "They lived a great human and artistic experience with enthusiasm and the desire to repeat it in the future.
Rosa and Marie-France
These works participated in group exhibitions in various places such as the Centre de Lectura de Reus, the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital in Manresa, the Àgora Room of the Cambrils Town Hall, in Constantí, Tarragona, Cal Barantxó in Castellvell del Camp and in multiple shop windows in Reus among others.
First exhibition at the Centre de Lectura de Reus
ART PER REAFIRMAR_SE I DESCONSTRUIR per MIREIA ROM