Individual residencies / Olot
From Monday, 14 February 2022 to Friday, 18 February 2022
He has been working in the performing arts for 20 years, during which time he has focused his research on street theater, humor and the use of unconventional spaces. He has created, directed and performed in more than 50 productions that have traveled to more than 30 countries. He is the director, producer and actor of several companies specializing in street theater and humor, as well as in the site-specific genre and new dramaturgies, including Cia. Kamchàtka, Electric 28, Deshakers, Fadunito or Pallapupas. Co-founder of the Escena Poblenou Contemporary Creation Festival and promoter of the Street Art Manifesto.
Sergi Estebanell's project focuses on research on concepts such as obedience and freedom of conduct in public spaces and how these can be transgressed through art and creativity.
ACTS OF LIBERATION in FABERLLULL
I have had the great pleasure of being in FaberLLLull researching my new project: Acts of Liberation.
It is a research project that is based on understanding what are the fears of our society today, identify if we want and we can free ourselves from them and imagine how we can do it with creativity as a tool.
For five days I have been fortunate to be in this space in a very early process of my research, reading books, talking with the anthropologist Irma Estrada and reflecting on the different ways of asking people about their fears and the possibility of imagining their liberation.
The space emanates peace, tranquility but also a lot of creative energy, the volcanoes and the people that inhabit Faberllull make a fantastic energetic combination that opens the pores of creativity and provokes very interesting night conversations.
I was residing alone, but simultaneously with other residents, we met in the mornings and evenings and also occasionally at other times of the day, for me this combination of solitude and creative synchronicity has been very rewarding.
Sharing ideas, concepts, looks and ways of doing with other people from different parts of the world who are also researching, creating or thinking is very positive and gives a sense of residing, of being and adds value to the creative process.
I arrived with my fears and my imaginary of liberation and I left with an expanded view and with more creative possibilities of being and existing in this world.