SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Aug. 7 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (TEA) celebrates this week two new actions of the program ‘Onda Corta. Documentation laboratory’ that will be in charge of marcablanca, a space for resistance, reflection and editorial production in the center of Madrid, which houses a community library and an experimental workshop dedicated to artistic research.
On Friday the 11th, at 6:00 p.m., there will be a meeting with Blanca Sotos, responsible for this space that has been active since 2018, who will talk about Learning to read images. Destroying ambiguities, equivocations, allegorical and other disorders. While on Saturday the 12th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., marcablanca will give the workshop Instructions for wrapping a library. Both activities are free. Access to the meeting is free, but in the workshop it is necessary to send an email to [email protected].
In this workshop, which will take place in the context of the Hysteria, The Transgression of Desire exhibition, the wrapping will be worked on in relation to the book with the intention of replicating that verification that the wrapping (that which wraps the book and what is called the shirt in edition) is a publication itself that hides, covers, hides and protects the book itself. In the first part of the workshop, a selection of publications from the TEA Art Library collection that have in common the concealment in all its forms and from different approaches will be made.
While in the second part a code of five colors will be established that correspond to the printed shirts so that, when wrapping the books in the room, those same selected books are exposed. In this way, what at first seemed like a concealment strategy (the wrap) will be precisely the opposite, a call for attention. Finally, once the fifty books have been selected, they will be cataloged according to those five colors and divided into groups to wrap them following some of the traditional Japanese wrapping techniques (furoshilki).
Blanca Sotos (Madrid, 1978) studied Philosophy at the Complutense University of Madrid and at the Freie Universitat in Berlin (Germany), she completed a Master’s Degree in Publishing at the University of Salamanca. She has been a resident researcher at the Center for Studies and Documentation of the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, a visiting student at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (Germany) and an exchange student at the Maria Curie-Sklodowska Uniwersytet in Lublin (Poland). She is currently a professor at the American University and is studying for a doctorate at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Complutense University of Madrid. In addition to this, she writes, translates, corrects, edits and publishes different textualities. Since 2018 she has directed marcablanca and is responsible, together with Ramón Mateos, for the MiraLookBooks Publications Fair.