AZALA is a space for residencies, a meeting point between artists, researchers and theoreticians in the field of performing arts practice and its contaminants. Located in a small rural village in Araba, it organises residencies, seminars, workshops, laboratories and presentations of stage productions, meetings and celebrations. Azala means “skin” in the Basque language, a porous skin for creating time and space.
Errekan/ erreka/ errege/ erreinu/ errainu/ erramu/ erraz/ erro/ erronka/ erromes/ erromantiko/ erromaniko/ erramun/ erremedio/ errezelo/ errima/ erritmo/ erretilu/ erreminta/ errementari/ errekalari/ errokalari/ errokatzen/ erropen/ errepresentazio/ erreferentzia/ erretorika/ errekete/ erreketa/ erreketan/…
In this way, like an afternoon on a river.
Errekan is a sound project. A compilation of texts to be read aloud.
Loudly. Viva voce. The voice is a corporal missile. It is protected from my body to yours via the river. The voice goes beyond the meaning of words. It means surplus. It is what is left behind after the semantics. And from there, from its excess condition, the voice subverts the order of language.
Errekan is an acoustic-libidinal project of Azala created within the context of the Eskutik hitza laboratories. Over the last three years, several artists, writers, playwrights, theoreticians and researchers have met in the creative space to explore the performativity and orality of writing, as well as to develop the relationships that exist between this and artistic and/or theoretical production.
In the word “writing”, the suffix “-ing” denotes the action of writing, the act of writing (noun). What do I do when I write? I read mostly. In “reading”, the suffix “-ing” is added to the action of reading. What do I do when I read? And there a voice appears, a voice which, added to the suffix “–ing” evolves into opening.
Writing as something malleable and unfinished, a process, always under way.
The following people are taking part in Errekan: Marión Cruza, Elena Aitzkoa, Miren Jaio, June Crespo, Isabel de Naverán, Paula Caspao, Aimar Arriola, Cristina Redondo, Rafael Martínez del Pozo, Itziar Okariz, Idoia Zabaleta and Ixiar Rozas..