CROSS-BORDER CULTURAL
PRODUCTION AND CREATION FACTORY
CROSS-BORDER CULTURAL
PRODUCTION AND CREATION FACTORY

2020

RIBERA #5

THE MEMORY OF BIDASOA THROUGH ART

Ribera is held in the public space, along the banks of Bidasoa river, a core part of the region's identity, and offers new perspectives of this memory space from the point of view of art. This programme values the memory of the Bidasoa river through practices linked to contemporary art, as a tool to recover the river bank and strengthen its link with the citizens, recalling its role as a revitalizing factor of society.

“Possible futures, imagined futures” was the theme which drove this year’s event, inviting both artists and the public to reflect on the memory of the future in these uncertain times. The coronavirus pandemic forced us to reshape some activities. For instance, we used a pier as a stage in order to maintain social distancing and a theater company performed a piece with no attendees but a “sold out” poster. Guided tours in smaller groups made them more participatory and meaningful to the people.”

Invited Artistes
Maldita Lettering / Mikel Remak / Maite Eizmendi / Christian García del Campo / Jaime de los Ríos (Arteklab) / Oier Gil / Iker Eizagirre / Cia. La Máquina de Hacer Pingüinos (Anaïs Sindera - Luis Alberto Rodriguez - Emmanuelle Thomé) / Bitamine Faktoria / Idoia Zabaleta / Bertha Bermúdez

The 5th edition was held on 19 September 2020. This program is promoted by the Irun City Council and managed by Bitamine Faktoria.

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ITSASARGI & KIMA /- INSTALLATIONS

Bitamine Faktoria designs and directs a specific artistic project for the Christmas market. A team effort and in collaboration with a score of artists to attract attention and focus on the local creative community in a turbulent and complicated year for the sector. The market is an activity promoted by the City and Economy Impulse Area of ​​the Irun City Council.

ITSASARGI
Itsasargi catches our attention and invites us to look from another perspective, to be more aware of what surrounds us. This visual metaphor enlightens us and makes us imagine the good that is to come.

Occupy space, the void that fills the air in its immensity. The accumulation of forms illuminates the dimension of what surrounds us. *

A visual metaphor that invites us to stop and observe around us what we are not aware of. *

Moments that pass so slowly that they push us to contemplate. *

Keeping hands of the lighthouse: Judas Arrieta, Iñaki Oyarzabal and Bitamine Faktoria
Lighting: Jose Zapiain

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KIMA 🌿
Art has sprung up in the Ensanche square, within the Christmas Market. Thanks to the contribution of all the participating artists and creators, artistic creation has been visualized in an attractive and metaphorical way.

Native sprouts:

AG Calligraphy - Ainhoa ​​Gordo, Ane Borreguero Oliden, asiertxosololaama !!!, Cristina Juaniz, Goizeko Izarra, Hache - Sarah Grandes, Haritzetan Atelier, Iciar Sánchez Parra, Iratxe Aires, Iratxe Colado, Itsaso Labari, Itziar Basterretxea Seijo, Javier Paule, Julia Lasa, Juncal Alfonso Aguilar, Loidi Miriam, Lorena Martínez Oronoz, Maialen Arocena, Mr Woodman, Patri Taberna Solbes, Patricia Gómez Rojo Inwoko, Restta estudio - Raquel Garcia, Von Jauregi, Xabi Amunarriz Rodriguez

We often think that art and culture are constantly springing up, we believe that they are an endless spring. But like our trees, we must take care of the culture and the artists, so that they continue to grow. *

This year the tips of the branches look different in the trees in the square. Their art flows, and they protect us like a lush forest on a rainy day. *

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EMOTIONAL CARTOGRAPHY OF BIDASOA

This research and action project has been developed in tandem with the anthropologist and historian María José Noain and Bitamine Faktoria as an artistic collective. It was awarded a Ribera Grant from the Irun City Council. These grants are aimed at activating a permanent framework in the field of human sciences and art for projects whose object of study is the border territory, especially the Bidasoa river and its surroundings.

The participation of the community has been fundamental during the nine-month-long process of mapping the emotions linked to the Bidasoa region. Research and action have focused on interaction with local inhabitants through surveys, personal and group interviews, actions in the public space and workshops with primary school children.

In this way, the bibliographic research has been enriched with the collection of oral testimonies and personal perception about the river both in its symbolic and plastic dimension. The end result is a timeless polyhedral story in the form of a fold-out map that reflects the emotions shared by citizens. All in all, an artistic creation inspired by an active research into the emotional cartography of Bidasoa.

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TRANSBITA

DIZIPLINARTEKO PROPOSAMEN PARTE-HARTZAILE BATEKIN BIDAIATZEN DUEN GAILU MUGIKORRA
2014an, Bitamine Faktoriak 1978ko karabana bat birdiseinatu eta egokitu zuen, eta langune mugikor bihurtu. Edonora doala ere, egoitza gisa erabiltzen da, eta artisten eta jendartearen arteko topagune aparta da. Hartzaile berriak lortzeko, diziplina desberdinetako artistak konektatzeko eta kultura arloan forma berriekin esperimentatzeko tresna da Transbita.

Arte eta kultura garaikidea ikus-entzule talde zabalago bati iritsi behar zaizkio, jendartearengan jakin-mina, interesa eta pentsamendu kritikoa pizteko. Horregatik, ezohiko tokietara hurbiltzen dugu esperientzia hori; bai itsasoaren ondora, bai museo baten sarrerara edo plaza batera, beti topaketa bilatuta. Plazara jalgi denetik, Transbita 10 alditan baino gehiagotan abiatu da, diziplina anitzeko bere proposamen parte-hartzailea soinean eramanda, besteak beste: zuzeneko musika, dantza garaikidea, lan audiobisualak, argi-laborategia, arte plastikoa eta emanaldiak. Azken irtenaldietan, topagune gisa balio izan du, bai eta hainbat programaren baitan proposamen artistikoak biltzeko gune gisa ere; besteak beste, Kontenporanea, A Town That Makes You Happy eta Ribera.

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Aurkezpena. Ácido C

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Bidaia eta inprobisazioaren kontzeptuen inguruko diziplina anitzeko ekitaldia, Boulevardean

Artista bidaideak: Edorta Subijana, Izaskun Álvarez Gainza, Lurra, Laurentx Etxemendi, Helena Gołąb, GKo Gallery, NiMu, Arteklab eta Izaskun Lapaza

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Bitamine Faktoriaren 4. urteurrenaren ospakizuna
Bar L'atelier

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Artista bidaideak: Ainara LeGardon, Ainhoa Izagirre, NiMu

/ TRANSBITA HENDAIA
Artista bidaideak: Sky Beats, suartez Lighting Commons

/ TRANSBITA COMÈTE
Artista bidaideak: Amorante, Bitamine Faktoria, NiMú, Sofie Dubs
Oiasso Erromatar Museoa

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Artista bidaideak: Amaia Elizaran, Bitamine Faktoria, Naica
Oiasso Erromatar Museoa

/ TRANSBITA OLATU TALKA
Artista bidaideak: Bitamine Faktoria, Gopuzkingz, Javier Baliache, Jon Jauregi, Orchiday

/ TRANSBITA LARREAUNDI
Artista bidaideak: Lemont Twist, suartez Lighting Commons

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