Diego Piñeiro Carrera
Fermín G Blanco/ Mr Lupo
Jaime García Vega
Belen Vallina González
Arte y Garabato
San Simón Isalnd, Redondela.
28 y 29 July 2018
Museo del Mar de Galicia, Vigo
06 y 07 October 2018
San Simón Island, Redondela.
26, 27 y 28 July 2019
Among the attendees, a lot of intrepid families, or what is the same, many people (of all ages) eager to play big. And for that we were there. Lupo system with art and Garabato colleagues hand in hand colonizing the space, by land, sea and air! Throughout Saturday and Sunday, with children and adults, we designed, assembled, disassembled, adjusted and built without stopping everything that we thought could be needed and there were not: small shelters-cabins for little brothers and little sisters, towers, forts and geodesic domes under which we could even camp. The star project was the specific scenario for the family audience, a macro-structure of Palitroques hanging in the middle of a grove of fruit trees, under which Esteban & Manuel acted for us while the sun began to fall. Go enjoy, the best prize for an afternoon of work.
The island was too small for us, and we wanted to conquer the sea, so we set up some structures in a canoe and one after another we went sailing, nobody comes close to our conquered island without seeing our floating architectures!
While this happened in the south of San Simón, to the north, on the island of San Antonio, another group of robinsones wanted to know sustainable construction techniques, even if it was at the cost of staining and soaking (playing with water and mud in summer, how fatal …) We learned the technique of “pallabarro” that, with natural and immediate materials (straw and mud), allows to build small constructions made by ourselves. There we were, mixing, draining, formwork and demolding piece by piece, to let them dry in the sun before putting them into use. The result? A new technique learned, a lot of new Lupo parts, smiling and dirty faces and zero environmental impact.
Everything that surrounds SinSal is mysterious and wonderful, that’s why it is not possible to promise anything, but maybe next year we will see ourselves again in the islands willing to play a lot, learn more and have a better time, if it is possible. I wish yes!
The plan was to follow the idea that Aldo Rossi and César Portela had when they proposed the building: what better way to make a museum on the sea than putting the Vigo estuary around us in the exhibition space. They opened windows on the walls to create living pictures of marine scenes, we started building our windows but creativity, inspiration and a little madness were derived in the intervention on the architecture itself. The boys and girls, and some older spontaneous, set out to modify the gaps with lattices, partial bricklaying, anthropomorphic sculptures … All to maximize the concept of “window”, the maritime environment and the foam itself green.
Encouraged by the success of the project and already with confidence among us we decided to make a replica of the characteristic facade. “Niquelao”. It is true that there was an anecdotal collapse, about a small worker who took a bath of pieces of foam, but both the process and the result would have enchanted Rossi himself, clearly.
When the space itself is so good it is great to see how it becomes the object of the dynamic and the excuse to not stop playing. So, without realizing it, they spent 3 hours without stopping to do and undo and a lot of photos that do not come to do justice to what happened there.
To work like that, and with background music, is the most. You will continue having us ready to appear in the Sinsal that arise and in the Museum of the Sea whenever it is.
Again the Island of San Simón was waiting for us, this time we were able to conquer new spaces, which, served to the boys and girls of bunker, covering their entrances with the pieces. They also created new spaces through domes hidden among the trees. Everything, as always, accompanied by the music and good vibes of all the artists that passed there. Time ran again, and the weekend flew right away. We will repeat! Of that there is no doubt.