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TOMORROW STARTS HERE. La Escocesa Data. Robert Cervera

Friday, 24 November, 2017 - 19:00 to Sunday, 3 December, 2017 - 13:45
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From November 24th to December 3rd
 
 
In one reality, let’s call it reality D, Robert Cervera is the resident artist at La Escocesa Data, a new digital services company based in Poblenou, Barcelona. In another reality, let’s call it reality F, Robert Cervera is the international resident artist at La Escocesa Fàbrica de Creació (Creative Factory).
 
In reality D, La Escocesa Data (www.laescocesadata.com) offers data storage and analysis services with an arty twist: the perfect union between the digital excellence of Districte 22@ (the digital quarter in Barcelona) and the boho-chic feel of Poblenou.
 
In reality F, La Escocesa lives on as an arts production centre. Here, Robert Cervera presents his project ‘Tomorrow Start Here’, with a big sculpture made out of air con tubes taking the place of the server racks from reality D.
 
On the one hand, this sculpture is the physical representation of an unsystematic and decentralized network, and on the other, it’s a musical instrument that sounds like a trombone or a natural trumpet. This project’s launch and its closing event will take the form of a concert performed by multiple musicians improvising and collaborating to play this tubular sculpture, sharing the single column of air that flows through it.
 
‘Tomorrow Starts Here’, promises the slogan of a multinational network technology company right across the street. Meanwhile, at La Escocesa, other possible futures are rehearsed in which cooperation and horizontal relations are as viable as high-tech centralization.
 
Robert Cervera (1976, Badalona) lives and works in London. Graduated with an MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London (2012-2014), his recent exhibitions include: Identify your limitations, acknowledge your periphery, VITRINE, Basel, Switzerland; New Material, APT Gallery, London; Salón ACME, Zona MACO week, Mexico City; The Spring Exhibition 2016, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Rare Collisions of Purpose, Boetzelaer|Nispen, Amsterdam; The things we make, make us, Space in Between at Eton College, Windsor. Robert Cervera won the 2014 Kenneth Armitage Young Sculptor Prize for his MA degree show at the Royal College of Art.
 

 

Member of:

Fàbricas de CreacióXarxaProd

With the support of:

Ajuntament de BarcelonaGeneralitat de Catalunya - Departament de Cultura

Menaged by:

Associació d'Idees EMA

In collaboration with:

Cervezas MoritzPoblenou Urban District