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Memory Fields: @BrossaInedit Visual Poetry

14th October 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 29th October 2016 @ 8:00 pm

 The new unpublished new collection from Joan Brossa is chosen by you.

 

In this activity we merge the avant-garde visual poems from Joan Brossa (most of then yet unpublished), with the installation Memory Fields.

Joan Brossa practiced since the early 1940s poetry that extended to all forms and channels, and used all kind of techniques, among them the visual arts such as collage. Over the years, he would say “visual poetry”, but in the beginning he was more interested in “experimental” or open research, or communication. 

The result of his query was a first two sets visual poetry books, the Visual Suites from 1959 to 1969, and Livable Poems in 1970. This was the most prolific year, although at that time Brossa could not but strive for publish some of those jobs.

Both books have been very partially exposed until now, only a few more have been published in Catalonia and France. But the vast majority of the more than a thousand visual poems presented with the Computer Vision Centre – UAB Library at the Library Living Lab at Miquel Batllori Library in Sant Cugat are first seen. Brossa continued working on this set until the end of his life to editing visual poems loose, or in some cases whole sets edited with the help of friends like Joan Miro and Antoni Tapies. Thanks to these publications in the seventies came into channels for the dissemination of experimental poetry and contemporary art. Some of these poems have become iconic, but now for the first time one can see them in their original state.

The main feature of this action is that, from 14 October 2016 for two weeks, it will be the same audience of the exhibition who will have the chance to choose from the wide collection of unpublished poems using an interactive tool which will add their feelings and impressions to the poems chosen. These poems will go on the Internet via the Twitter account @BrossaInedit, who became from that moment on the real new collection.

Joan Brossa Foundation launches in this way a policy of spreading its virtual archive, preserved at the Centre d’Estudis i Documentació́ del MACBA. Joan Brossa always repeated that visual poetry was for him “a communication service.” Doing so with the media today is to stay true to the idea of the poet. Bellow you can see the aspect of the final installation in the Library Living Lab:

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#GenerationCode 2016 at EU Parliament

The Library Living Lab actively participated in the event #GenerationCode, “Born at the Libray”, which was hosted at the EU Parliament in Brussels in October 18-19 of 2016.

The event was showcasing the top innovative digital exhibits from public libraries across the EU, and one of its aims was to attract the attention of Members of the EU Parliament to novel participative approaches for libraries in society.

Library Living Lab, active from 2011 and adherent member of ENoLL from 2015, contributed with an installation for the re-valorisation of digital collections. In this case, a collection of more than one thousand unpublished visual poems from the Catalan poet Joan Brossa was offered to the participants in an interactive two-screen display. The participants had the opportunity to contribute with their feelings and emotions to their favourite poems. Both the poems and the annotations were then sent to the twitter account @BrossaInedit. The result is that the people themselves are now the actual curators of a brand new collection, which is being increased day by day by the people attending at the Library Living Lab.

Fernando Vilariño from the Library Living Lab had the chance to introduce the initiative to H.R.H Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, UNESCO Special Envoy on “Literacy for Development” and founder of the Reading & Writing Foundation. Princess Laurentien has kept a permanent support to literacy and libraries and we shared our common views about the central role of people in collaborative creation in libraries, through the link between physical and digital documents.

Glòria Pérez-Salmerón (President) and Gerald Leitner (Secretary General) of The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and a number of Members of the European Parliament such as the Spanish Beatriz Becerra had the chance to interact with us. Beatriz is now a new enthusiast of Living Labs, and she showed her interest in visiting us in Barcelona to know more about ENoLL and spread the voice at EU level.

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  • Day 1 14th October 2016
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Glòria Bordons

  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fernando Vilariño

Glòria Bordons Directora Fundació Joan Brossa
Fernando Vilariño Project Leader and Associate Director at Computer Vision Centre, UAB.

Details

Start:
14th October 2016 @ 7:00 pm
End:
29th October 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

Library Living Lab
Carrer de Pau Muñoz, 3 – 5
Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona 08174 Spain
Phone:
935 657 077

Organiser

Fernando Vilariño
Phone:
+34 93 5812961
Email:
fernando@cvc.uab.es
Website:
http://vi.cvc.uab.es/fernando-vilarino/
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Memory Fields: @BrossaInedit VIsual Poetry

14th October 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 29th October 2016 @ 8:00 pm

 The new unpublished new collection from Joan Brossa is chosen by you.

In this activity we merge the avant-garde visual poems from Joan Brossa (most of then yet unpublished), with the installation Memory Fields.

Joan Brossa practiced since the early 1940s poetry that extended to all forms and channels, and used all kind of techniques, among them the visual arts such as collage. Over the years, he would say “visual poetry”, but in the beginning he was more interested in “experimental” or open research, or communication.

The result of his query was a first two sets visual poetry books, the Visual Suites from 1959 to 1969, and Livable Poems in 1970. This was the most prolific year, although at that time Brossa could not but strive for publish some of those jobs.

 Both books have been very partially exposed until now, only a few more have been published in Catalonia and France. But the vast majority of the more than a thousand visual poems presented with the Computer Vision Centre – UAB Library at the Library Living Lab at Miquel Batllori Library in Sant Cugat are first seen. Brossa continued working on this set until the end of his life to editing visual poems loose, or in some cases whole sets edited with the help of friends like Joan Miro and Antoni Tapies. Thanks to these publications in the seventies came into channels for the dissemination of experimental poetry and contemporary art. Some of these poems have become iconic, but now for the first time one can see them in their original state.
The main feature of this action is that, from 14 October 2016 for two weeks, it will be the same audience of the exhibition who will have the chance to choose from the wide collection of unpublished poems using an interactive tool which will add their feelings and impressions to the poems chosen. These poems will go on the Internet via the Twitter account @BrossaInedit, who became from that moment on the real new collection.
Joan Brossa Foundation launches in this way a policy of spreading its virtual archive, preserved at the Centre d’Estudis i Documentació́ del MACBA. Joan Brossa always repeated that visual poetry was for him “a communication service.” Doing so with the media today is to stay true to the idea of the poet.
  • Day 1 14th October 2016
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fernando Vilariño

Fernando Vilariño Project Leader and Associate Director at Computer Vision Centre, UAB.

Details

Start:
14th October 2016 @ 7:00 pm
End:
29th October 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

Library Living Lab
Carrer de Pau Muñoz, 3 – 5
Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona 08174 Spain
Phone:
935 657 077

Organiser

Fernando Vilariño
Phone:
+34 93 5812961
Email:
fernando@cvc.uab.es
Website:
http://vi.cvc.uab.es/fernando-vilarino/
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Memory Fields: @BrossaInedit Visual Poetry

14th October 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 29th October 2016 @ 8:00 pm

La nova col·lecció de poemes visuals inèdits de Joan Brossa @BrossaInedit la treies tu.

En aquesta activitat barregem una col·lecció de poemes visuals del poeta català Joan Brossa, dels quals la majoria són inèdits, amb la instal·lació Memory Fields. El públic podrà afegir els seus sentiments i evocacions i publicar els poemes en el canal de Twiter @BrossaInedit.

 

Joan Brossa (1919–1998) va practicar des de principis dels anys 1940 una poesia que s’estenia per totes les formes i canals, i feia seves totes les tècniques. També́ les de les arts plàstiques, com el collage. Amb els anys, ell mateix en diria “poesia visual”, però als inicis el que més l’interessava era que fos “experimental”, oberta, de recerca, comunicativa.

Fruit de les seves primeres recerques sorgeixen dos conjunts de llibres de poesia visual, les Suites visuals del 1959 al 1969, i els Poemes habitables el 1970. Aquest fou l’any més prolífic, tot i que en aquell moment Brossa no podia sinó maldar per publicar uns quants d’aquells treballs.

Tots dos conjunts han estat exposats molt parcialment fins avui, i només alguns més han estat editats, a Catalunya i a França. Però la gran majoria del més d’un miler de poemes visuals presentats amb el Centre de Visió per Computador – UAB al Library Living Lab de la Biblioteca Miquel Batllori de Sant Cugat del Vallès es veuen per primer cop. Brossa treballa en aquest conjunt fins al final de la seva vida per editar poemes visuals solts, o, en alguns casos editar conjunts sencers amb la col·laboració́ d’amics com Joan Miró o Antoni Tapies. Gràcies a aquestes publicacions, a partir dels anys setanta entrà en els canals de difusió́ de la poesia experimental i de l’art contemporani. Alguns d’aquests poemes han esdevingut emblemàtics, però̀ ara per primera vegada se’n pot veure l’estat original.

La principal particularitat d’aquesta acció és que, des del 14 d’octubre de 2016 i durant dues setmanes, serà els mateix públic de l’exhibició qui farà tria d’entre la gran col·lecció de poemes inèdits fent servir una eina interactiva que permetrà afegir els seus sentiments i impressions sobre els poemes triats. Aquests poemes sortiran a la Xarxa d’Internet a través del compte de Twitter @BrossaInedit, que esdevindrà des d’aquest precís moment la veritable nova col·lecció.

La Fundació́ Joan Brossa endega així una política de difusió́ virtual del seu arxiu, conservat al Centre d’Estudis i Documentació́ del MACBA. Joan Brossa sempre repetia que la poesia visual era, per a ell, “un servei a la comunicació́”. Fer-ho, amb els mitjans d’avui, és mantenir-nos fidels a la idea del poeta. Podeu observar la instal·lació final aquí:

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#GenerationCode 2016 at EU Parliament

El Library Living Lab va participar activament en l’esdeveniment #GenerationCode, “Nascut a la Biblioteca”, que va ser organitzada en el Parlament de la UE a Brussel·les a l’octubre 18-19 de 2016.

L’esdeveniment va  mostrar les principals iniciatives innovadores de les biblioteques públiques a tota la UE, i un dels seus objectius era atreure l’atenció dels membres del Parlament de la UE amb enfocaments participatius innovadors per a les biblioteques en la societat actual.

El Library Living Lab, actiu des de 2011 i membre adherent d’ENoLL a partir de 2015, va contribuir amb una instal·lació per a la revaloració de les col·leccions digitals. En aquest cas, una col·lecció de més de mil poemes visuals inèdits del poeta català Joan Brossa es va oferir als participants en una instal·lació interactiva de dues pantalla . Els participants van tenir l’oportunitat de contribuir amb els seus sentiments i emocions als seus poemes favorits. Tant els poemes com les anotacions van ser enviats al  compte de Twitter @BrossaInedit. El resultat és que les persones mateixes són ara els comissaris reals d’una nova col·lecció, que està sent incrementada dia a dia per les persones que assisteixen al Living Lab Biblioteca.

Fernando Vilariño del Library del Living Lab va tenir l’oportunitat de presentar la iniciativa de H.R.H Princesa Laurentien d’Holanda, Enviat Especial de la UNESCO sobre “Alfabetització per al Desenvolupament” i fundadora de la Fundació de Lectura i Escriptura. La Princesa Laurentien ha mantingut un permanent suport a l’alfabetització i les biblioteques i compartim els nostres punts de vista comuns sobre el paper central de les persones en la creació col·laborativa a les biblioteques, a través de la relació entre els documents físics i digitals.

Glòria Pérez-Salmerón (President) i Gerald Leitner (Secretari General) de la Federació Internacional d’Associacions de Bibliotecaris i Biblioteques (IFLA), i un nombre de membres del Parlament Europeu, com la espanyola Beatriz Becerra  van tenir l’oportunitat d’interactuar amb nosaltres. Beatriz és ara un nou entusiasta de Living Labs, i va mostrar el seu interès en visitar-nos a Barcelona per conèixer més sobre ENoLL i difondre la veu a nivell de la UE.

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Comissariat:
Judith Barnés – Fundació Joan Brossa
Fernando Vilariño – Centre de Visió per Computador UAB

  • Day 1 14th October 2016
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fernando Vilariño

Fernando Vilariño Project Leader and Associate Director at Computer Vision Centre, UAB.

Details

Start:
14th October 2016 @ 7:00 pm
End:
29th October 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Event Categories:
, , , , ,

Venue

Library Living Lab
Carrer de Pau Muñoz, 3 – 5
Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona 08174 Spain
Phone:
935 657 077

Organiser

Fernando Vilariño
Phone:
+34 93 5812961
Email:
fernando@cvc.uab.es
Website:
http://vi.cvc.uab.es/fernando-vilarino/
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Memory Fields: @BrossaInedit Visual Poetry _DRAFT

14th October 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 29th October 2016 @ 8:00 pm

 The new unpublished new collection from Joan Brossa is chosen by you.

 

In this activity we merge the avant-garde visual poems from Joan Brossa (most of then yet unpublished), with the installation Memory Fields.

Joan Brossa practiced since the early 1940s poetry that extended to all forms and channels, and used all kind of techniques, among them the visual arts such as collage. Over the years, he would say “visual poetry”, but in the beginning he was more interested in “experimental” or open research, or communication. 

The result of his query was a first two sets visual poetry books, the Visual Suites from 1959 to 1969, and Livable Poems in 1970. This was the most prolific year, although at that time Brossa could not but strive for publish some of those jobs.

Both books have been very partially exposed until now, only a few more have been published in Catalonia and France. But the vast majority of the more than a thousand visual poems presented with the Computer Vision Centre – UAB Library at the Library Living Lab at Miquel Batllori Library in Sant Cugat are first seen. Brossa continued working on this set until the end of his life to editing visual poems loose, or in some cases whole sets edited with the help of friends like Joan Miro and Antoni Tapies. Thanks to these publications in the seventies came into channels for the dissemination of experimental poetry and contemporary art. Some of these poems have become iconic, but now for the first time one can see them in their original state.

The main feature of this action is that, from 14 October 2016 for two weeks, it will be the same audience of the exhibition who will have the chance to choose from the wide collection of unpublished poems using an interactive tool which will add their feelings and impressions to the poems chosen. These poems will go on the Internet via the Twitter account @BrossaInedit, who became from that moment on the real new collection.

Joan Brossa Foundation launches in this way a policy of spreading its virtual archive, preserved at the Centre d’Estudis i Documentació́ del MACBA. Joan Brossa always repeated that visual poetry was for him “a communication service.” Doing so with the media today is to stay true to the idea of the poet. Bellow you can see the aspect of the final installation in the Library Living Lab:

.

 

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#GenerationCode 2016 at EU Parliament

The Library Living Lab actively participated in the event #GenerationCode, “Born at the Libray”, which was hosted at the EU Parliament in Brussels in October 18-19 of 2016.

The event was showcasing the top innovative digital exhibits from public libraries across the EU, and one of its aims was to attract the attention of Members of the EU Parliament to novel participative approaches for libraries in society.

Library Living Lab, active from 2011 and adherent member of ENoLL from 2015, contributed with an installation for the re-valorisation of digital collections. In this case, a collection of more than one thousand unpublished visual poems from the Catalan poet Joan Brossa was offered to the participants in an interactive two-screen display. The participants had the opportunity to contribute with their feelings and emotions to their favourite poems. Both the poems and the annotations were then sent to the twitter account @BrossaInedit. The result is that the people themselves are now the actual curators of a brand new collection, which is being increased day by day by the people attending at the Library Living Lab.

Fernando Vilariño from the Library Living Lab had the chance to introduce the initiative to H.R.H Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, UNESCO Special Envoy on “Literacy for Development” and founder of the Reading & Writing Foundation. Princess Laurentien has kept a permanent support to literacy and libraries and we shared our common views about the central role of people in collaborative creation in libraries, through the link between physical and digital documents.

Glòria Pérez-Salmerón (President) and Gerald Leitner (Secretary General) of The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and a number of Members of the European Parliament such as the Spanish Beatriz Becerra had the chance to interact with us. Beatriz is now a new enthusiast of Living Labs, and she showed her interest in visiting us in Barcelona to know more about ENoLL and spread the voice at EU level.

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  • Day 1 14th October 2016
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Glòria Bordons

  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fernando Vilariño

Glòria Bordons Directora Fundació Joan Brossa
Fernando Vilariño Project Leader and Associate Director at Computer Vision Centre, UAB.

Details

Start:
14th October 2016 @ 7:00 pm
End:
29th October 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Venue

Library Living Lab
Carrer de Pau Muñoz, 3 – 5
Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona 08174 Spain
Phone:
935 657 077

Organiser

Fernando Vilariño
Phone:
+34 93 5812961
Email:
fernando@cvc.uab.es
Website:
http://vi.cvc.uab.es/fernando-vilarino/
  • This event has passed.

Memory Fields: @BrossaInedit Visual Poetry _DRAFT

14th October 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 29th October 2016 @ 8:00 pm

 The new unpublished new collection from Joan Brossa is chosen by you.

 

In this activity we merge the avant-garde visual poems from Joan Brossa (most of then yet unpublished), with the installation Memory Fields.

Joan Brossa practiced since the early 1940s poetry that extended to all forms and channels, and used all kind of techniques, among them the visual arts such as collage. Over the years, he would say “visual poetry”, but in the beginning he was more interested in “experimental” or open research, or communication. 

The result of his query was a first two sets visual poetry books, the Visual Suites from 1959 to 1969, and Livable Poems in 1970. This was the most prolific year, although at that time Brossa could not but strive for publish some of those jobs.

Both books have been very partially exposed until now, only a few more have been published in Catalonia and France. But the vast majority of the more than a thousand visual poems presented with the Computer Vision Centre – UAB Library at the Library Living Lab at Miquel Batllori Library in Sant Cugat are first seen. Brossa continued working on this set until the end of his life to editing visual poems loose, or in some cases whole sets edited with the help of friends like Joan Miro and Antoni Tapies. Thanks to these publications in the seventies came into channels for the dissemination of experimental poetry and contemporary art. Some of these poems have become iconic, but now for the first time one can see them in their original state.

The main feature of this action is that, from 14 October 2016 for two weeks, it will be the same audience of the exhibition who will have the chance to choose from the wide collection of unpublished poems using an interactive tool which will add their feelings and impressions to the poems chosen. These poems will go on the Internet via the Twitter account @BrossaInedit, who became from that moment on the real new collection.

Joan Brossa Foundation launches in this way a policy of spreading its virtual archive, preserved at the Centre d’Estudis i Documentació́ del MACBA. Joan Brossa always repeated that visual poetry was for him “a communication service.” Doing so with the media today is to stay true to the idea of the poet. Bellow you can see the aspect of the final installation in the Library Living Lab:

.

 

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#GenerationCode 2016 at EU Parliament

The Library Living Lab actively participated in the event #GenerationCode, “Born at the Libray”, which was hosted at the EU Parliament in Brussels in October 18-19 of 2016.

The event was showcasing the top innovative digital exhibits from public libraries across the EU, and one of its aims was to attract the attention of Members of the EU Parliament to novel participative approaches for libraries in society.

Library Living Lab, active from 2011 and adherent member of ENoLL from 2015, contributed with an installation for the re-valorisation of digital collections. In this case, a collection of more than one thousand unpublished visual poems from the Catalan poet Joan Brossa was offered to the participants in an interactive two-screen display. The participants had the opportunity to contribute with their feelings and emotions to their favourite poems. Both the poems and the annotations were then sent to the twitter account @BrossaInedit. The result is that the people themselves are now the actual curators of a brand new collection, which is being increased day by day by the people attending at the Library Living Lab.

Fernando Vilariño from the Library Living Lab had the chance to introduce the initiative to H.R.H Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, UNESCO Special Envoy on “Literacy for Development” and founder of the Reading & Writing Foundation. Princess Laurentien has kept a permanent support to literacy and libraries and we shared our common views about the central role of people in collaborative creation in libraries, through the link between physical and digital documents.

Glòria Pérez-Salmerón (President) and Gerald Leitner (Secretary General) of The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and a number of Members of the European Parliament such as the Spanish Beatriz Becerra had the chance to interact with us. Beatriz is now a new enthusiast of Living Labs, and she showed her interest in visiting us in Barcelona to know more about ENoLL and spread the voice at EU level.

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  • Day 1 14th October 2016
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Glòria Bordons

  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fernando Vilariño

Glòria Bordons Directora Fundació Joan Brossa
Fernando Vilariño Project Leader and Associate Director at Computer Vision Centre, UAB.

Details

Start:
14th October 2016 @ 7:00 pm
End:
29th October 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Venue

Library Living Lab
Carrer de Pau Muñoz, 3 – 5
Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona 08174 Spain
Phone:
935 657 077

Organiser

Fernando Vilariño
Phone:
+34 93 5812961
Email:
fernando@cvc.uab.es
Website:
http://vi.cvc.uab.es/fernando-vilarino/
  • This event has passed.

Memory Fields: @BrossaInedit VIsual Poetry _DRAFT

14th October 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 29th October 2016 @ 8:00 pm

 The new unpublished new collection from Joan Brossa is chosen by you.

In this activity we merge the avant-garde visual poems from Joan Brossa (most of then yet unpublished), with the installation Memory Fields.

Joan Brossa practiced since the early 1940s poetry that extended to all forms and channels, and used all kind of techniques, among them the visual arts such as collage. Over the years, he would say “visual poetry”, but in the beginning he was more interested in “experimental” or open research, or communication.

The result of his query was a first two sets visual poetry books, the Visual Suites from 1959 to 1969, and Livable Poems in 1970. This was the most prolific year, although at that time Brossa could not but strive for publish some of those jobs.

 Both books have been very partially exposed until now, only a few more have been published in Catalonia and France. But the vast majority of the more than a thousand visual poems presented with the Computer Vision Centre – UAB Library at the Library Living Lab at Miquel Batllori Library in Sant Cugat are first seen. Brossa continued working on this set until the end of his life to editing visual poems loose, or in some cases whole sets edited with the help of friends like Joan Miro and Antoni Tapies. Thanks to these publications in the seventies came into channels for the dissemination of experimental poetry and contemporary art. Some of these poems have become iconic, but now for the first time one can see them in their original state.
The main feature of this action is that, from 14 October 2016 for two weeks, it will be the same audience of the exhibition who will have the chance to choose from the wide collection of unpublished poems using an interactive tool which will add their feelings and impressions to the poems chosen. These poems will go on the Internet via the Twitter account @BrossaInedit, who became from that moment on the real new collection.
Joan Brossa Foundation launches in this way a policy of spreading its virtual archive, preserved at the Centre d’Estudis i Documentació́ del MACBA. Joan Brossa always repeated that visual poetry was for him “a communication service.” Doing so with the media today is to stay true to the idea of the poet.
  • Day 1 14th October 2016
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fernando Vilariño

Fernando Vilariño Project Leader and Associate Director at Computer Vision Centre, UAB.

Details

Start:
14th October 2016 @ 7:00 pm
End:
29th October 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Venue

Library Living Lab
Carrer de Pau Muñoz, 3 – 5
Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona 08174 Spain
Phone:
935 657 077

Organiser

Fernando Vilariño
Phone:
+34 93 5812961
Email:
fernando@cvc.uab.es
Website:
http://vi.cvc.uab.es/fernando-vilarino/
  • This event has passed.

Memory Fields: @BrossaInedit Visual Poetry _DRAFT

14th October 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 29th October 2016 @ 8:00 pm

 The new unpublished new collection from Joan Brossa is chosen by you.

 

In this activity we merge the avant-garde visual poems from Joan Brossa (most of then yet unpublished), with the installation Memory Fields.

Joan Brossa practiced since the early 1940s poetry that extended to all forms and channels, and used all kind of techniques, among them the visual arts such as collage. Over the years, he would say “visual poetry”, but in the beginning he was more interested in “experimental” or open research, or communication. 

The result of his query was a first two sets visual poetry books, the Visual Suites from 1959 to 1969, and Livable Poems in 1970. This was the most prolific year, although at that time Brossa could not but strive for publish some of those jobs.

Both books have been very partially exposed until now, only a few more have been published in Catalonia and France. But the vast majority of the more than a thousand visual poems presented with the Computer Vision Centre – UAB Library at the Library Living Lab at Miquel Batllori Library in Sant Cugat are first seen. Brossa continued working on this set until the end of his life to editing visual poems loose, or in some cases whole sets edited with the help of friends like Joan Miro and Antoni Tapies. Thanks to these publications in the seventies came into channels for the dissemination of experimental poetry and contemporary art. Some of these poems have become iconic, but now for the first time one can see them in their original state.

The main feature of this action is that, from 14 October 2016 for two weeks, it will be the same audience of the exhibition who will have the chance to choose from the wide collection of unpublished poems using an interactive tool which will add their feelings and impressions to the poems chosen. These poems will go on the Internet via the Twitter account @BrossaInedit, who became from that moment on the real new collection.

Joan Brossa Foundation launches in this way a policy of spreading its virtual archive, preserved at the Centre d’Estudis i Documentació́ del MACBA. Joan Brossa always repeated that visual poetry was for him “a communication service.” Doing so with the media today is to stay true to the idea of the poet. Bellow you can see the aspect of the final installation in the Library Living Lab:

.

 

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#GenerationCode 2016 at EU Parliament

The Library Living Lab actively participated in the event #GenerationCode, “Born at the Libray”, which was hosted at the EU Parliament in Brussels in October 18-19 of 2016.

The event was showcasing the top innovative digital exhibits from public libraries across the EU, and one of its aims was to attract the attention of Members of the EU Parliament to novel participative approaches for libraries in society.

Library Living Lab, active from 2011 and adherent member of ENoLL from 2015, contributed with an installation for the re-valorisation of digital collections. In this case, a collection of more than one thousand unpublished visual poems from the Catalan poet Joan Brossa was offered to the participants in an interactive two-screen display. The participants had the opportunity to contribute with their feelings and emotions to their favourite poems. Both the poems and the annotations were then sent to the twitter account @BrossaInedit. The result is that the people themselves are now the actual curators of a brand new collection, which is being increased day by day by the people attending at the Library Living Lab.

Fernando Vilariño from the Library Living Lab had the chance to introduce the initiative to H.R.H Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, UNESCO Special Envoy on “Literacy for Development” and founder of the Reading & Writing Foundation. Princess Laurentien has kept a permanent support to literacy and libraries and we shared our common views about the central role of people in collaborative creation in libraries, through the link between physical and digital documents.

Glòria Pérez-Salmerón (President) and Gerald Leitner (Secretary General) of The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and a number of Members of the European Parliament such as the Spanish Beatriz Becerra had the chance to interact with us. Beatriz is now a new enthusiast of Living Labs, and she showed her interest in visiting us in Barcelona to know more about ENoLL and spread the voice at EU level.

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  • Day 1 14th October 2016
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Glòria Bordons

  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fernando Vilariño

Glòria Bordons Directora Fundació Joan Brossa
Fernando Vilariño Project Leader and Associate Director at Computer Vision Centre, UAB.

Details

Start:
14th October 2016 @ 7:00 pm
End:
29th October 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Venue

Library Living Lab
Carrer de Pau Muñoz, 3 – 5
Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona 08174 Spain
Phone:
935 657 077

Organiser

Fernando Vilariño
Phone:
+34 93 5812961
Email:
fernando@cvc.uab.es
Website:
http://vi.cvc.uab.es/fernando-vilarino/
  • This event has passed.

Memory Fields: @BrossaInedit VIsual Poetry _DRAFT

14th October 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 29th October 2016 @ 8:00 pm

 The new unpublished new collection from Joan Brossa is chosen by you.

In this activity we merge the avant-garde visual poems from Joan Brossa (most of then yet unpublished), with the installation Memory Fields.

Joan Brossa practiced since the early 1940s poetry that extended to all forms and channels, and used all kind of techniques, among them the visual arts such as collage. Over the years, he would say “visual poetry”, but in the beginning he was more interested in “experimental” or open research, or communication.

The result of his query was a first two sets visual poetry books, the Visual Suites from 1959 to 1969, and Livable Poems in 1970. This was the most prolific year, although at that time Brossa could not but strive for publish some of those jobs.

 Both books have been very partially exposed until now, only a few more have been published in Catalonia and France. But the vast majority of the more than a thousand visual poems presented with the Computer Vision Centre – UAB Library at the Library Living Lab at Miquel Batllori Library in Sant Cugat are first seen. Brossa continued working on this set until the end of his life to editing visual poems loose, or in some cases whole sets edited with the help of friends like Joan Miro and Antoni Tapies. Thanks to these publications in the seventies came into channels for the dissemination of experimental poetry and contemporary art. Some of these poems have become iconic, but now for the first time one can see them in their original state.
The main feature of this action is that, from 14 October 2016 for two weeks, it will be the same audience of the exhibition who will have the chance to choose from the wide collection of unpublished poems using an interactive tool which will add their feelings and impressions to the poems chosen. These poems will go on the Internet via the Twitter account @BrossaInedit, who became from that moment on the real new collection.
Joan Brossa Foundation launches in this way a policy of spreading its virtual archive, preserved at the Centre d’Estudis i Documentació́ del MACBA. Joan Brossa always repeated that visual poetry was for him “a communication service.” Doing so with the media today is to stay true to the idea of the poet.
  • Day 1 14th October 2016
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fernando Vilariño

Fernando Vilariño Project Leader and Associate Director at Computer Vision Centre, UAB.

Details

Start:
14th October 2016 @ 7:00 pm
End:
29th October 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Venue

Library Living Lab
Carrer de Pau Muñoz, 3 – 5
Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona 08174 Spain
Phone:
935 657 077

Organiser

Fernando Vilariño
Phone:
+34 93 5812961
Email:
fernando@cvc.uab.es
Website:
http://vi.cvc.uab.es/fernando-vilarino/

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