The third edition of the festival of art and thought Gelatina returns in an online version to focus on and question the way we understand and relate chronic illness, disability and personal and collective trauma to political, social and economic conditions; as well as underlining the importance of shared experience and taking into account somatics in healing and ritual processes.
Gelatina, La Casa Encendida´s art and thinking festival, is back, this time through an online format. This third edition of the festival seeks to shine a spotlight on and question how we understand sickness, chronic illness, pain, and both personal and collective trauma, highlighting the ways in which cultural, political and social structures and impositions codify them.
The artists participating in the festival reflect on how ableism relates to other forms of oppression and/or give a voice to collective strategies for survival. This entails focusing on the need to bring together the body and mind to break with the individualisation of illness and pathologization; emphasising the importance of tenderness, creating support networks and underlining the power of the ritual for finding meaning and rewriting and transcending the private sphere, as well as the collectivisation and politicisation of healing processes.
The festival's program culminates in an online publication that brings together essays, conversations, poems, interviews and visual content. With the participation of: Clay AD, Leah Clements, Ca Conrad, SWAN MEAT, Sophie Hoyle, JOVENDELAPERLA, Suutoo, Rebecca Bellantoni, Imani Robinson, Sharona Franklin, nadabien and Eleni Ikoniadou.
13 MayPresentation A sort of ‘No’ feeling, by Clay AD and Leah Clements
In the first piece of Gelatina Festival 2020, writer, artist and somatic bodyworker Clay AD and artist Leah Clements (…)
15 MayPresentation Connecting to the No within’, a meditation by Clay AD
This mediation would like to meet the listener with where they are at, hopefully facilitating an experience that is (…)
18 MayScreenings, Films 'Collapse', by Leah Clements
A host of voices emerge to speak about their experiences of falling asleep in times of distress as an involuntary (…)
20 MayConcerts 'Where I End You Begin (Episodic Poems)', by Suutoo
This sound piece is a jingle for Suutoo's debut EP: Where I End You Begin.
22 MayConcerts 'A Battle Royale Whispers', by SWAN MEAT
SWAN MEAT has done a special mix for this edition of Gelatina festival. Enjoy an advance of A Battle Royale Whispers (…)
26 MayScreenings 'Chronica', by Sophie Hoyle and SWAN MEAT
In collaboration with musician SWAN MEAT, Chronica, by Sophie Hoyle, connects a history of medical imagery used in (…)
28 MayLiterature 'Embedded Signal To Shake The Da', a poem by CA Conrad
A wonderful video of Conrad reciting a poem (…)
01 and 02 JuneLa Casa On, Course, Literature (Soma)tic Poetry Rituals, with CAConrad
(Soma)tic poetry rituals can show us how to find the creative viability in everything around us (…)
From 03 to 17 JuneScreenings, Films 'The Book of Conrad', by Delinquent Films
Premiere in Spain of this documentary at La Casa Encendida Filmin´s channel which follows the celebrated writer (…)
05 JuneScreenings 'MY DEAR DISRUPTIVE CELL', by JOVENDELAPERLA and Elsa Estrella
An audiovisual piece by JOVENDELAPERLA and Elsa Estrella, based on the text that JOVENDELAPERLA has written for (…)