Carmen Platero and Teresa Martín Ezama | Aigües, 2015
Project carried out during her residency at the Bòlit Contemporary Art Centre, Girona, Spain, which won the call for proposals for a creative video mapping project and was presented at the 2nd International Mapping Festival of Girona (FIMG) (2015).
The three videos of Aigües, take the relationship between women and water as their starting point and carry out an in-depth exploration of collective memory, discovering what certain key locations in the city have to say. The relationship between women, water and the city is explored through three locations. The mikveh (Jewish bath) of the Jewish History Museum represents the most intimate environment; the Arab Baths, used as a laundry by the Capuchin nuns, represents the domestic environment; and the Lledoners Fountain, a place for socialising, represents public space.
The process has been carried out in various stages, with the participation of citizens through workshops. The project has served to generate reflection on the uses of public spaces and how we relate to each other and the city, taking water as the starting point. Through these elements an exploration has been carried out of the personal and social memory of the locations.
Aigües [Waters], 2015
3 HD videos (Aigües [Waters] I, II and III)
Music: Teresa Carrasco
Octagonal earth screen and documentary photographs