durational composition activated through 150 wireless headphones at dusk
APARASOLADA is a site-specific action by Bwelke (María Buey González, Lorenzo García-Andreade, Juanito Jones) and Maral Kekejian that took place in a pine forest of Casa de Campo. For two hours we contemplated and summoned lives, pieces and stories of the park that helped us celebrate not only what actually exists, but what can exist in this piece of field that belongs to everyone.
A project for Bosque Real (Javi Cruz, Jacobo Cayetano) in La Casa de Campo and Jardines del Buen Retiro, Madrid, ES.
Bosque Real begins its activities next Sunday, May 1st at the Casa de Campo in Madrid, commemorating that same date in 1931, when the 1,722 hectares became a municipal park and 300,000 people accessed it for the first time.
Recorded and produced with binaural technique, using LOM Geofon and omnidirectional microphones. Listen with headphones for an immersive experience.
Special thanks to my grandmother, Ana Granado, for her voice and testimony on the events of May 1st 1931.
Cover image by Andrea González
Photos: Ángela Losa