‘A Winter Ritual’ is a practitioner-based creative exercise documenting the everyday processes involved in the construction of a space and the creation of a place in relation to experienced local interactions and acquired theoretical approaches. Making use of Alternative Visual Anthropology, ‘A Winter Ritual’ functions as an experimental auto-ethnographic and micro-sociologic documentation of the local context of CeRCCa, a Residency Program I developed in my hometown Llorenç del Penedes, a small village located near Barcelona.
‘A Winter Ritual’ is a documentary that embodies the dualism between what we understand for ‘theory’ and what we experience as ‘practice’ and represents a critique of this dualism.
‘A Winter Ritual’ is part of the final MA dissertation in Creative Media Arts and Critical Cultural Studies at the LSBU_London South Bank University was presented in 2010 at the Summer School for Art Curators’ in Yerevan and Ijevan (Armenia) and in 2011 at the World of Art School for Art Curators organized by SCCa Ljubljana (Slovenia).
The project was funded by the OSIC _ Organisme de Support a les Iniciatives Culturals, the spanish Ministerio de Cultura, the EYE Program and ECF.