Radio Symposium – CHORUS. And the chorus concludes…
Intervention. October 28th 2016.
Tabakalera, Plaza de las cigarreras, 1, Donostia-San Sebastián.
Dabadaba, Mundaitz Kalea, 8, Donostia-San Sebastián.
The chorus traditionally represents the reflection of the citizens. It generally expresses itself in song, but on occasion in spoken language and dance. This chorus, moreover, represents multiple ways of reflecting. It is multiple, eclectic, eccentric, quotidian and varied. Ritual, demarcating episodes, mediating between what is spoken and the public, rereading the situations that are set out, not only paying attention to the words but also, and especially, to meanings. Transcription, translation, conclusion in real time, analogue Twitter, voices heard, lightning flashes of experience and radiophonic thunderclaps insinuate contexts in the form of sonic landscapes.
With instrumentalist Marina Sorín, bertsolaris Ainhoa Agirreazaldegi and Alaia Martin, poetess Laura Sam from Spoken Word Bilbao, Choir Musikalis, foley artists Rico Boix and Eric Vidal and Dr. Maha.
Mrs Polaroiska is formed of Alaitz Arenzana and Maria Ibarretxe. Their work revolves around experimental cinema, action art, scenic creation and choreography. Their first piece filmed in 16 mm won the Injuve 2003 Prize and the Mecal Prize for the Best Soundtrack. Since then their works have been shown in art centres and festivals like CA2M, Montehermoso, Circulo de Bellas Artes Madrid, Bilbao Arte, the Stuk Kulturcentrum in Leuven, the Cervantes Institute in Stockholm, Manchester, Festival des cinémas différents et expérimentaux in París, amongst others.
In 2008 they were awarded a residence grant at the A.I.R Laboratory Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw and the Bilbao Arte residence grant. They formed part of “Kimuak” and screened their film “Ekspozycja 19” at over 40 international festivals. They made the creative documentary “El Juego Vasco de la Pelota” for the Museo Vasco Bilbao, which won the FIAMP Prize 2009. In the year 2012 they received the Ertibil First Prize for their piece “Pilota Girls”. In 2015 they developed the project “Encuentros en Santa Cecilia. Trayectos, afectos y lugares” in Guadalajara, México, as part of the EINCE Program 2015 with the Iberescena grant. They developed the film-installation “Andrekale” as part of the Nuevos Comanditarios program, produced by Fondation de France, Artehazia and Tabakalera. They took part in the film “Bilbao Bizkaia Exterior Día” with their piece “Los Ocho Pecados Capitales” produced by ZINEBI. They also created the piece “Lur Away” first shown at Azkuna Zentroa and El Mercat de les Flors.
Both of them form part of the Ruemaniak collective, which focuses on researching dance and the scenic arts, and with which they won the Premio Certamen Coreográfico in Madrid 2012. Their scenic pieces have been shown at the Artium Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, El Mercat de les Flors, amongst other places.
More pictures of Sra. Polaroiska at Radio Symposium LaPublika here.