Bòlit Residencia Girona Creativa    


Serguei Wolkonsky (Maig 2018)


Serguei Wolkonsky aka John Moderno

John Moderno és un artista francès d'origen ucraïno-català. Professor d'escriptura artística a l'Haute École d'Art (HEART), la seva pràctica parteix d'una exploració poètica i teòrica de nous mitjans, formes discretes d'intervenció artística (tractes, lectures mixtes, experimentació sonora, cançó, videotextes, performances, fotografies, etc.). El concepte de la transmissió és l'element clau de tots els seus treballs de recerca artística. Mitjançant diferents escoles (École du mouvement, Collège Métabolique, Fabrica Mundi, Groupe de Recherche Création Essai, entre d'altres), crea una unió entre la seva passió d'ensenyament artístic i el seu treball artístic.


Després d'una quinzena d'anys treballant entorn de la pedagogia artística, la seva reflexió l'ha portat a pensar i crear dispositius per produir atenció, tant individualment com col·lectivament. El projecte que inicia amb la seva residència al Bòlit, Centre d'Art Contemporani. Girona, l'emmarca en una perspectiva d'experimentació social i artística.


École des attentions (Escola d'atenció)

John Moderno proposa un workshop sota un format d'escola alternativa d'art, nòmada i casual, que se centrarà en el concepte de l'atenció.


La nostra atenció, argumenta, no és un recurs inesgotable. I doncs, a què triem dedicar la nostra atenció? A obres d'art, llocs inusuals, situacions, persones notables, entorn sonors del nostre dia a dia, gestos, ambients, passatges singulars? No es tracta d'enregistrar o recopilar, sinó de renovar i enriquir les nostres experiències recuperant la possessió de la nostra atenció, exercint-la en múltiples objectes; i tornant la dignitat al que normalment se'ns amaga de la mirada.


En un entorn saturat d'imatges i missatges, produir atenció és obrir reserves de significat. És reconnectar a una forma de presència. Una presència d'un mateix, dels altres, allunyada dels mitjans de comunicació i dels petits automatismes de la vida contemporània.


Anna Smierzchalska (Residency April 2018)


Anna  Smierzchalska (Poland, 1991) graduated from the University of Arts in Poznań.

In her artistic and architectural practice she is focused on the relationship between man and nature, in the field of eco-philosophy, questioning the separation between culture and nature. She observes civilization changes that shape landscape, working with or against the biological processes.

Her master thesis was focused on the rediscovery of traditional landscape resources to strengthen the identity of the residents and their affiliation to the socio-ecological system. She is currently dealing with landscape design and art, trying to raise ecological awareness.


She was invited to the artistic residency at Bòlit, Centre d’Art Contemporani. Girona for the international meeting "Art i Gavarres 2018" co-organised with Consorci de les Gavarres and the "Temps d'Art" festival in Girona. During her residence in Girona (April 2018), Anna experienced and studied the relationship of the inhabitants of Girona with the surrounding landscape. During her stay she was strongly influenced by nature.


Humanity in the 21st century is just part of the process of nature's evolution on earth.
Collecting data during walks on the outskirts of the city was an attempt to see the invisible connections in the social-ecosystem and to look for a way to stimulate the ecological awareness while experiencing the landscape.



Journey inside the tree
A walk trough an ecological experience
Friday 27th April 2018 at 6.30 pm
Plaça Pou Rodó, Girona
Free activity


"Imagine that you are a tree.

How do you communicate with your forest? Do you have enough light for your trees? What's the feeling when you absorb water through the roots? Return to your human life in the 21st century. You are the current creator. You have the power to create your journey. You, humankind, shape the environment and influence it."

The participants of this walk, through the force of their human, individual imaginations, will have the opportunity to remind themselves of their integration with the super-organism of the Earth and see the world from the perspective of other forms of biological life.

It will be a journey through the interior of a tree, through time, through the elements, through the processes of life. Participant will become the creators of their own journey.


Wifi Leaves

Clàudia Del and Jaume Clotet

From the 5th of April to the 6th May 2018

Inauguration Thursday 5th April 2018 at 6.30 pm

Bòlit, Centre d'Art Contemporani. Girona

Pou Rodó, 7-9 Girona


Wifi Leaves is a project which reflects on how to be offline through a metaphor with the natural and rural environment, which will be exposed in a mini-exhibition format in the Bòlit, Centre d'Art Contemporani. Girona Hall. 


To be surrounded by nature is synonym to disconnection, but nowadays, 100% disconnection  in the digital field is basically a utopia. We can not use the Internet, but that does not mean we are not connected to our technological devices (we are still in front of our computer or mobile phone working, playing, reading, etc. without having to be on the net). 


Wifi Leaves is a fragmented and ludic videographic narrative  on how to live in a rural area. The project maintains a strict work method: no use of the Internet. So, all the materials we see have been developed in situ from the Rad'Art house and surroundings of San Romano, designing and editing with technological tools in offline mode. 


Clàudia Del and Jaume Clotet artistic practice, residents of the Rad'Art project in Italy, turns around how the Internet and technological devices coexist and affect our daily lives. Maintaining an ironic and critic perspective, they construct visual stories that explore the dissolution of the real and the digital, making fun and twisting the sense of entertainment. 


Photo credit: Wifi Leaves (San Romano, 2017). Documented action


Nicolas Daubanes




 The hashtag, an ephemeral print on virtual walls.


In our digital world, ideas and volatile suibjects are associated with "keywords" preceded by a hashtag, just to put them forward. Mmovements of opinion, scandals and revelations, useless, practical, everyday and banal are covered by this alteration, allowing computer programs to find, classify and examine them more easily.


This digital landscape is powered uninterruptedly by a flow of messages and associated hashtags.

Hashtags #Catalonia, #Madrid, #Puigdemont, #Rajoy ... are currently flooding outrageous and uprising messages, passionately animating our screens.

 This is a global landscape. The wave of information is continuous, almost dizzying, if you think about it.


All this agitation is only visible through our digital devices, and its influence in our reality is limited to the use we make of them. Therefore, once disconnected or far from the screens, this digital excitation becomes invisible to us.

"Être dans le vent, c'est avoir le destin des feuilles mortes" ("Being in the wind is to have the fate of the dead leaves") said Jean Guitton.

 The hashtags go out of style. Our concerns and our issues of debate evolve ... And some pronounced words end up disappearing.

All this is like a Christmas tree, which lives in our homes for a limited time. It begins exploding, then it  dries, losing its needles and its beauty, and finishes in the garbage or the compound.

There is no better time to talk about the inexorable march of time than during the celebrations of the end of the year.


What happens when chosen labels, are reunited with an existence / manifestation, in our reality?

The device, presented simultaneously in Perpignan and in Girona, allows light garlands to blink in different colors depending on the appearance on Twitter of hashtags related to the independence of Catalonia (unionists or independentists).

Decorated with these garlands, the fir (presented in Perpignan) and the crown (presented in Girona) are again manifesting their presence.


Nicolas Daubanes (Perpignan, 1983) is the winner of the third call for European resident artists in  The Spur / ETACEC 1618 project.


Open Studio. Nicolas Daubanes


Open Studio
Nicolas Daubanes
Wednesday 14th March 2018, 6.30 pm
Bòlit, Centre d'Art Contemporani. Girona
Plaça del Pou Rodó 7-9, Girona


Free prior registration at info@bolit.cat or 972 427 627 
Limited spaces


The French artist, Nicolas Daubanes (France, 1983), resident artist in European project The Spur, suggests a visit to our current exhibition, workshop and presentation of his research to a group of residents of the Girona Open Center.

Many of Daubanes projects reflect on social reintegration policies. In his workshop, Daubanes will question us if visits to Art Centers, participation in activities, document consultation or just simply, the fact of introducing art to residents' life is important for social rehabilitation. 

This thought-provoking atelier is open to everyone. The visit of the exhibition will take around 30 minutes and the workshop, which includes the presentation of his artistic research in Girona,  an hour. 

More information on the artist: nicolasdaubanes.com