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  • Carmen Platero and Teresa Martín Ezama have formed an artistic partnership for this specific project. With a background in digital arts and video, together they have created the Aigües II project, carried out during a residency at the Bòlit Contemporary Art Centre, Girona, Spain, which won the call for proposals for the selection of a creative video mapping project to be presented at the 2nd International Mapping Festival of Girona (FIMG) (2015). They 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.
  • artistic partnership, digital arts, video, mapping, water, women, public space, private space.
  • 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

    Installation

    3 HD videos (Aigües [Waters] I, II and III)

    Music: Teresa Carrasco

    Octagonal earth screen and documentary photographs

    Varying sizes

    Exhibitiona and creative process

    interview
    biographt

    Carmen Platero and Teresa Martín Ezama

    Vigo, 1976 and Madrid, 1971,
    respectively

    They live and work in Barcelona

    Carmen Platero and Teresa Martín normally work separately but have joined artistic forces to carry out this specific project.

    Carmen Platero is an artist and researcher whose projects bring together music, electronics and the visual arts. Her interest in storylines and video games was awoken by her studies in audiovisual communication. She has also trained as an interaction designer specialised in the development of new communication strategies in environments of mixed and augmented reality.

    She holds a Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Vigo (2000), a Master’s Degree in Digital Arts from the Continuing Education Institute-Audiovisual University Institute-Pompeu Fabra University (2003), and she is Doctor of Audiovisual Communication from the Pompeu Fabra University (2016). She has collaborated with the interactive systems laboratory of ISLab (Information Systems Laboratory) and has worked with research groups of the Pompeu Fabra University and the University of Vigo. Since 2007 she has collaborated with the Master’s Degree in Digital Arts of the Pompeu Fabra University, first of all as an assistant and then as a member of the management team.

    Teresa Martín Ezama tends to create work teams for each project. Her focus is on video and its live manipulation, as well as installations and narrative works in public spaces. An artist and DJ, she is a member of Estudio Norte, with which she presents exhibitions and audiovisual works, and a member of the Luma collective, dedicated to live audiovisual productions. Her work is based on video creation, video installation, live video, electronic literature with web support using processing to create visual and interactive literary works, and locative media with urban literature projects, in which the reading is carried out in physical locations by means of QR codes.

    She holds a Degree in Information Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid, a Master’s Degree in Digital Arts from the Pompeu Fabra University and a Diploma from Cinematography and Audiovisual School of Madrid. Emmirallar, produced together with Jordi Luengo, won the XYZ competition of Lo Pati, Tarragona, Spain (2015). She has exhibited her work at the International Short Film Festival, Busan, South Korea; at the Lage Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; at the CCCE L’Escorxador Contemporary Culture Centre, Elche, Spain; at the Visual Arts Centre – Lo Pati, Amposta, Spain; and at the Cervantes Institute, Beijing, China. She has been a resident artist at Hangar and a creative resident at Casa 3 Patios as part of the programme of the Visual Arts Network of Medellín City Council, Colombia.