EDUCATIONAL AND COMMUNITY AREA
The Educational and Community Area within the San José Foto Festival, arises from the decision and the need to incorporate San Jose´s community to the enjoyment and exploitation of the cultural and social richness that this event implies.
The Festival promotes an exchange of views, realities and very diverse knowledge that the organization of the Festival thought was not being used locally.
Sometimes the areas where such specific activities are carried out are difficult to address by those who do not regularly visit them.
For that reason and with the premise of making SFJ an inclusive and accessible event, the need was raised to generate this area that has been working for a year now, generating activities at the local level and for a transversal enjoyment.
The proposals that were developed, worked on the theme of the Festival “Links” from different perspectives pursuing the final goal of generating a “Link” between the Festival and the Community.
In addition, Photography schools from Montevideo and Uruguay were invited and different Collectives, as well, to carry out artistics interventions in the Treinta y Tres Orientales Square with the purpose of bringing photographic looks to a space of daily use from which they can appropriate.
We are going through a moment of massive access to the generation of photographic images and we believe that visual education is essential in the production and interpretation of the image. This area aims to be the starting point for a process of integration of the Community into the photographic field.
Lorena Larriestra and Nicolás Vidal
Workshops - Link between the Festival and the Community
1. Photography workshops for children
The analog Rayograms technique was used with objects that the children chose to use.
The Final Work will be part of the Exhibition that will be held during the Festival.
2. Workgroup on Mobile Devices
“Links with and through technology”
The working group was made up of 6 people. The used methodology was mostly the one of mobile devices, and sometimes, there were also photographs taken with their photographic cameras but shared through the mobile devices.
The main idea was to work about the approach to everyday life in a conscious manner, the exhibition and the content chosen to be shared, and the links with technology and those that are generated and maintained through it.
The work in progress is exposed by a public user of Instagram: Juan Chabalgoity and for the final work, previous selection together with the participants, a projection will be made on a giant screen in one of the corners of the Treinta y Tres Orientales Square.
Participants: Serrana Alonso / Dante Barreto Curbello / Zully Betancur / Fatima Nuñez Mettetieri / Cecilia Rodríguez /
3. Photography workshops for adults
The proposal is to discover the links within and between the photographs of the different participants, united both in the common spaces that served as a framework for them and by the look of the photographers of the city that over the generations have portrayed the families of San José.
The spaces of the city, its people, the ways of photographing are the links that we intend to investigate to create a narrative that allows us to see how we have looked over the years.
The result will be part of an exhibition at the Treinta y Tres Orientales Square during the San José Photo Festival.
The workshop took place at the Spanish Cultural Center during 6 meetings in february and march of 2018.
Participants: Annabella Alza, Julio Benedet, Maider Garcia, Adriana Maier, Aquiles Delfino, Adriana Viña, Julio Benedet.
Plaza de los Treinta y Tres Interventions by the Photography Schools and Collectives
The Family: social nucleus as necessary and ancestral as mutant. There they set out to dig, trying to go beyond the traditional ways of looking at it.
The group, made up of current participants and former members of its workshops, developed the theme.
1. Photographic exhibition of the Gato Peludo Collective
 Processes inspired by the techniques of cyanotype and gum bichromate, with alterations in their original formulas to avoid harmful chemicals and difficult to obtain in our environment.
Participants: Luciana Bonilla / Nahyr Cancela / Elena Carriquiry / Luciana de Salterain / Sofía Della Mea / Ana Inés Estévez / Eliana Fernández / Laura Fernández Roig / Luis Franchi / Maite Gallego / Mónica Gancharov / Rossana Gaudioso / Patricia González / Soledad Jacué / Lucía Machado / Maraiza Machado / Mónica Marquez / María Pía
Martínez / Natalia Moreira / Melina Mota / Pablo Núñez / Victoria Novoa / Selva Olivera / Mariana Palomeque / Carolina Passeggi / Verónica Pena / Raquel Pérez / Juan Pedro Porcile / María Noel Silvera / Luciana Tejera / Mariana Tenenbaum Development team: Elena Carriquiry / Rossana Gaudioso / Patricia González / Eliana Fernández / Cecilia Lens / Andrea Lorieto / Natalia Moreira / Fede Ruiz Santesteban / Florence Sierra / Mariana Tenenbaum
2. Interactive space
1 - Genealogic Whale - Fotocollage
2 - Mara-Gato Peludo´s Families (matching game)
Production of Colectivo eighteen: fifteen, of Gato Peludo that starts from the premise that the family is the group of people who consider themselves united because they have common characteristics, ideas or interests. Family, therefore, is how the bond of the members of a group is named, whether blood, by kinship, common project, treatment, or affinity.
The collective will develop a photographic essay using the technique of digital photography, in San José, about objects and / or rituals that connect the group as a family in its natural environment, which its members identify as their own, in expressions of identity, history, affection, love.
The presented game proposes associated photos in allusive pairs: one corresponding to the representative object and / or ritual chosen by each family, which identifies their link; and the other will correspond to a picture of the members of these families, in the context of their ritual or place of meeting. People who want to participate must match the corresponding pairs on a board using a short caption with the family description as a guide.
Participants: Collective eighteen: fifteen (Agustin Cibils / Melina Mota / Pablo Núñez / Roberta Rodrigues)
3 - Family in Cubes
“Family in cubes” portrays 6 members of the same family and takes those photos to 9 different cubes, allowing us to compose an infinity of different faces, the “new members” of the family, generated from these combinations.
This space invites us to play and reflect on our links, thinking about the similarities and differences between members of the same family.
Fotoclub works with the collective memory of the city through empirical, playful and decontracted research, an experience immersed in the territory and in relation to its inhabitants.
The project developed is an investigation of the public space as a living map of social construction and validated by the collective memory. The idea is to visualize these spaces, the continuities and the differences, to remember what is not yet completely extinguished but that is about to be forgotten, to detect the re-signification of some spaces. It is in essence to explore that canvas that is the space where humans inhabit and capture it from a present view.
1 - Collective Intervention "The city of memory"
External enclaves of complement and diffusion that replicate material of the sample will be display in other points of the city, stained glass of commercial premises, neighbors’ windows, tables of bars or restaurants, etc.
In the exhibition, the graphic material used for the process will also be integrated in paper format: scratched maps, archive photos. The raw material of the investigation can be consulted and intervened by those who go through it, maintaining the premise of living memory, open to re-interpretation and play.
2 - Activity "Estenopo a la Memoria"
A space will be set up where an activity free of pinhole photography will be developed. Cameras made with tubes of photographic rolls will be provided to the interested people, the technique will be explained to them, they will make the photo they like and then they will reveal at the moment the photo taken in the same space where they were given the camera.
Participants: Carolina Camejo / Karolina Acosta / Lucía Flores / Andrea Pereira / Andrea Conde / Milton Benítez / Joana Odella / Nahuel Rodríguez / Magdalena Mangeney / Pablo Albarenga / Martín Pérez.
SUR ESTUDIO FOTOGRÁFICO
Sur proposes a series of experiential photographic experiences to explore the link with photography as a tool for cutting different realities.
1 - Giant Camera
The activity is open to all public, free and one hour long, will be held at the Teatro Maccio with prior registration HERE.
Maximum capacity 15 people per show.
Shows Friday April 6 15 hrs. / Saturday, April 7 11 and 15 hrs.
2 - Photowalk "Vínculos"
The theme will revolve around the Links that take place in the urban environment of San José.
In the days after the walk the assistants will be able to participate in a Photographic Contest where the three best photographs will be awarded with prizes courtesy of Sur Estudio, Click Uruguay and the Photography Center of Montevideo.
The activity is open to all public, free and two hours long. The meeting point will be at the door of the Cultural Space with prior registration completing the THIS form.
Sunday 8 April 10 hrs.
In a time of volatile images we return to the sources emphasizing the importance of recording moments of ephemeral enjoyment but in a lasting way. A Minuter camera facilitated by the “project” Route 14 will be installed in the Treinta y Tres Orientales Square. This camera takes analogical photographs and has the characteristic of being camera and laboratory at the same time, therefore the portrait is made and it is delivered on paper.
The person in charge of the camera, Matías Fabricio will be portraying those who wish it and will give them his portrait.
Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 h. and from 14 to 16 hrs.
SHOT- STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
The Shot collective toured the City of San Jose making a record of the city for two days. Its objective is to show daily life in a frank and spontaneous way, focusing on the unpredictable nature of people and the links established with public space.
The exhibition will be screened in the Pedal Cinema space that will be held in the Treinta y Tres Orientales Square.
Members: Gonzalo Gómez / Gustavo Rosas.
Friday, April 6 at 8:30 pm