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Groupe ToNNe’s residency in Kópasker (Iceland) comes to an end.

After four weeks of work in Kópasker, the French collective Groupe ToNNe ends its artistic residency. For several weeks they worked with local women interpreting the collective memory collected during the workshops conducted by Landsbyggðin lifi (LBL).

Through music, illustration and the creation of videos, the artists’ collective has captured the experiences and knowledge gathered during their stay in a series of artistic pieces that they have shown to the community on Saturday 2 September in the village shop.

Presentation and farewell party

Groupe Tonne’s artistic residency in Kópaster is coming to an end soon. To say goodbye and to say thank you, a meeting will be held on 2 September in the local shop to see the audiovisuals and drawings made during these weeks in Iceland. You are all invited!

Sing along with us!

Landsbyggdin Lifi and the Grope ToNNe organises a singing session at Kópasker school on Thursday 29 August at 20:00h.We will sing traditional Icelandic songs accompanied by guitar and accordion.

You are all invited!

The association Landsbyggðin lifi (LBL) hosts three artists from the French company “Groupe ToNNe” in Kópasker (Iceland).

This August, the association Landsbyggðin lifi (LBL) is hosting three artists from the French company “Groupe ToNNe” in Kópasker (Iceland) for a creative residency in the framework of the European project “Lands of Butterflies”. For three weeks the artists work together with the local population on the interpretation of the collective memory of the women of Kópasker captured during the workshops developed with the women of the village in the winter and spring of 2023. Through music, illustration and the creation of videos, the collective of artists will capture the experiences and knowledge gathered during their stay in a series of artistic pieces that they will show to the community.

To accompany this community and creative process, Landsbyggðin lifi (LBL) is also organising a series of activities on intangible heritage that will create moments and spaces for artists and local people to meet and exchange on the new perspectives that this project is generating on the role of women in rural communities. Some of the proposals that will be developed throughout the month are meetings with artists and local people.

They are accompanied by two members of La Ponte-Ecomuséu (Villanueva de Santo Adriano in Asturias, Spain) who have travelled to the island to accompany the process, exchange information and compare women’s views on the way of life and cultural landscapes of both rural territories.

The project “Lands of Butterflies” is a European cooperation project co-funded by the Creative Europe programme and developed by La Ponte-Ecomuséu, the Icelandic association Landsbyggdin Lifi,Fel I Landvor and the French art company Groupe ToNNe. It aims to recover and enhance through art the collective memories of rural women in Europe.

Winners of the Instagram contest Mujer memoria y territorio (Women, memory and territory)

La Ponte-Ecomuséu organised a photography and video competition on Instagram to bring the activities we carry out closer to a young audience and to highlight the collective memories of the rural women of Santo Adriano through art. The theme of the competition was women, memory and territory and the photographs or videos had to represent the landscape, traditions and/or the Asturian countryside. This initiative is part of the activities organised by La Ponte-Ecomuséu within the framework of the European project Lands of Butterflies, co-financed by the Creative Europe programme and the Santo Adriano Town Council, which aims to recover and enhance the collective memories of rural women in Europe through art.

Two prizes have been awarded. The jury’s prize, which consists of a canyoning day for four people in collaboration with Deporventura; and the public’s prize, two invitations to ‘Una Señora Fiesta‘ on 22 July at La Benéfica (Piloña) for the photo or video with the most votes on Instagram. We would like to thank all the young people who participated and La Benéfica de Piloña and Deporventura for collaborating in this initiative.

The jury, made up of members of La Ponte-Ecomuseu, has highlighted the creativity, originality and high quality of the proposals and for this reason we have named two runner-up prizes to which we will give a copy of our publication Mariposa, Tierra, mujer (Butterfly, Earth, Woman). The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 15th July at 18:00h at the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the ecomuseum in Villanueva de Santo Adriano.

 

Jury’s award: «El lavaderu era, por suerte o por desgracia, el punto de encuentro entre muyeres. Un lugar donde entre colada y colada, tejer relaciones, redes de apoyo. Aunque a día de hoy esta costumbre apenas existe, todas necesitamos nuestro espacio seguro. Disfrutemos de les muyeres que frecuentan nuestru lavaderu particular. Para las vecinas entrevistadas su sitio se encuentra en Santu Adrianu». Author: Aída Villazón Busta.

PAudience Award: “Colo que nun pudieron el sol, el sudu y el trabayu/ pudo el tiempo/ De les manes fuertes y de la casa grande”. Author: Aída Naranjo García.

First runner-up: “Nido”. Author: José Díaz Arnés.

Second runner-up: “Miraes de memoria y resiliencia”. Author: Marta Fernández Villar.

Photo and video contest on Instagram

The Ponte-Ecomuseum launches a photo and video contest on Instagram for young people between 15 and 30 years old.

The Ponte-Ecomuseum is organising a photo and video competition on Instagram to bring the activities carried out by the museum to a young audience and to highlight the collective memories of the rural women of Santo Adriano through art. Participants in the competition will have to publish an image or video on Instagram with the theme of women, memory and territory and which represents the landscape, traditions or the countryside of Asturias. Participation is open to individuals and groups of up to two people and the deadline for entries is 13 July.

Two prizes will be awarded. The jury’s prize, which will consist of a day’s canyoning for four people in collaboration with Deporventura; and the public’s prize, two invitations to ‘Una Señora Fiesta’ on 22 July in La Benéfica (Piloña). The jury, made up of members of La Ponte-Ecomuséu, will value the creativity and originality of the proposals. The popular prize will go to the photograph or video with the most votes on Instagram.

To participate it will be necessary to follow La Ponte-Ecomuséu on Instagram @ecomuseulaponte, share a photograph or video, tag the ecomuseum and include the hashtags #Abordandoelterritorio #LandsOfButterflies. Afterwards, it will be necessary to register in the following form: in Spanish or Asturian and accept the contest rules. Finally, all participants will have to send the image or video by direct message on Instagram or by email to info@laponte.org.

The awards ceremony will take place on 15 July at the celebration of the ecomuseum’s tenth anniversary. This initiative is part of the activities that La Ponte-Ecomuséu is organising as part of the European project Lands of Butterflies, co-financed by the Creative Europe programme and the Santo Adriano town council, which aims to recover and enhance the collective memories of rural women in Europe through art.

Groupe ToNNe farewell party

La Ponte-Ecomuséu invites to the farewell party of the artists collective Groupe ToNNe on July 1st in Villanueva de Santo Adriano.

Throughout the month of June, La Ponte-Ecomuséu has hosted three artists from the French company “Groupe ToNNe” for a residency of artistic creation developed within the framework of the European project “Lands Of Butterflies”. During these weeks, the group of creators worked with the local population on the interpretation of the collective memory of the women of Santo Adriano.

The collective has captured their experiences, learnings and impressions gathered during their stay through the creation of a series of short videos and illustrations. The works produced will be presented on Saturday 1 July at 19:30, in the chapel of El Carmen, in Villanueva, and the event will close with an “espicha” in the square as a farewell. The event is open to all those who want to get to know and enjoy the work of the Groupe ToNNe.

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