One day Basque event: Hybridity and new networks. Contemporary and critical interventions

10:30am - 5:00pm / Friday 11th March 2016
Type: Other / Category: Research
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Manuel Irujo Visiting Fellowship
One-day Basque event at the University of Liverpool

Location: South Campus Teaching Hub (SCTH), Lecture Theatre 3 (10.30am-1pm), Walbank Room, 12 Abercromby Square (2-5pm)

This one-day event will explore contemporary hybrid and collaborative artistic production in the Basque Country. Does the minor scale still encourage collaboration? Does the new art network, i.e. the Guggenheim Museum and now Tabakalera, the new centre for contemporary culture in Donostia-San Sebastian, generate new working networks? How does new technology re-write tradition? How do creators engage with the archive?

We will bring together filmmakers, writers, art critics and academics. Film screenings and poetry performances will alternate with analysis and discussion of current artistic practices in the Basque realm.


10.30am Welcome by the University of Liverpool and the Basque Institute Etxepare

10.40am Nerea Arruti: “On New Communities and Open Culture”


11.00am Screening of Emak Bakia (2012)
Q & A session with director Oskar Alegria

1pm Lunch


2pm Katherine Groo, “Variations on Film History”
Discussant: TBC

2.30pm Peio Aguirre, “The Poetics of the Non-group”
Discussant: Nerea Arruti

3pm Harkaitz Cano, "Is the Contemporary Artist a Kleptomaniac?"
Discussant: Gorka Mercero

3.30pm Coffee/Tea


4pm Text DJ performed by Ixiar Rozas

You don’t need to register, as you are welcome to join and leave the seminar at any point that is convenient for you. However, if you would like to have lunch with us, please email Gorka Mercero Altzugarai (, stating you have any dietary requirements.