Salamina is a small island not far from the Greek mainland where soldiers of the Greek city-states took refuge to regroup, and shortly thereafter, rout the Persian Empire. That was in 480 B.C. and arguably very important for the development of the polis and thus for the entirety of Western civilization. In today’s Catalunya, Salamina is a street in l’Hospitalet where an artists studio and workshop of the same name celebrates a battle of a different kind that we believe might just be as important for our civilization as the original battle.
Here’s the deal: Four teams consisting of one architect and one resident artist (that’s a nice battle right there!) are to create a “piece” they present to the public at 6pm on the dot. The installation is “constructed” the same day, mustn’t leave any traces once it has been “deconstructed” the very same night and shouldn’t use but the most common and inexpensive materials. And the winner is… you, if you make it to the battle.
Jerónimo Hagerman + Beatriz Borque
Lucía Pino + María Langarita (Langarita-Navarro)
Carlos Valverde + Pol Esteve
Luz Broto + Aureli Mora/Omar Ornaque (AMOO)
David Bestué, Miquel Mariné, Moisés Puente