La Barrejada, laboratori culinari-creatiu. Cocina expandida (The Mix, Culinary-Creative Laboratory. Expanded Kitchen)
We think of the kitchen as a place for community thought and action, a device for collective research and creation processes.
Through the use of narratives extending across food, the act of cooking and eating together as well as various artistic languages such as words (poetry), sounds (music), images (film), the body (dance and performativity), our aim is to create a space for experimentation and play, in which culinary and artistic actions can take place as we explore several challenging questions: What is the origin of recipes? And that of a poem? How is knowledge transmitted? When does the artistic act occur? How are gender roles historically constructed in the kitchen and how can we transform them? And in art?
We imagine La Barrejada as a sum of ingredients, people, languages and stories that are mixed in a common pot, in a stirred pot or in a stew in order to create a common territory. Therefore, the kitchen located in Local de la Puri and the recovered space of Solar de la Puri, in the neighbourhood of El Poble-sec, will be the places to activate this dialogue in which various artistic techniques and languages can converge.
Lina Ruiz (Bogotá) is a cultural manager, cook and artist. Her project Micelio Cultural comprises a platform from which she constructs stories and questions about food, art and culture.
Columba Zavala (Mexico City) is a dancer and teacher. She collaborates with La Lleca, where she works with imprisoned communities through artistic, social and educational interventions. She is the creator of Katapulta, a laboratory for creative experiences.
Raúl M. Candela (Murcia) is a cultural producer, filmmaker and musician. He is co-founder of the artistic collective Laboratorio Reversible, a self-learning community using analogue film, and director of the audiovisual production company Colibri Studio.