Artistic Research Grant Fundació Banc Sabadell - Hangar


The Fundació Banc Sabadell – Hangar Artistic Research Grant is a program addressed to artists and researchers that seeks to contribute to the development of the notion of artistic knowledge by promoting the documentation, publication and dissemination of artistic research. The program welcomes research projects in any of its phases that need Hangar’s context and/or services for their proper development and that foster actions to open up and share the knowledge produced during the work process. Each edition selects a project to be carried out during a consecutive eight-month residency, without the need for parallel development within the academic framework. Main objectives of the program includes, on the one hand, to help the researcher in the implementation of an experimental work process and in the material development of his/her project. On the other, to create a research space in which the methodologies of academic tradition, based more or less indirectly on the scientific model, converge radically with the methodologies of the artistic context.

Image: Maria García Ruiz – Hand of the architect Carlos Pfeifer showing the model of the Virgin during Franco’s visit, Granada, 1963.

Projects by Program

#Allure ## (for allusions) is the public program carried out by María García Ruiz within the V Artistic Research Grant Fundación Banco Sabadell – Hangar.

The research explores methodological possibilities in the field of cultural and creative production as well as in militant research, based on the contamination of disciplines and practices. The project aims to "systematize" (the word is uncomfortable and imprecise) methodologies, procedures and scripts that do not have legitimacy or recognition and are not part of the traditional sciences (hard or social).

OMS is a project that aims to study the relationships that occur between artistic and design research methodologies, the construction practices of "electronic and digital craftsmanship" and technological innovation processes. To do this, the project looks for case studies (Hangar is one of them) to develop an ethnographic fieldwork during which it is possible to study a specific community and the artifacts that this community produces.

The project studies artists who build and create musical instruments and share:

This research proposes an account that moves from the scientific laboratory to the "new" laboratories, from the scientific experiments to the collective experimentation, and from the forms of documentation proper to scientific experimental culture to the forms of registration of experimentation in art and design. It aims to think about how to attend practices between art and design that happen in "laboratories" that exist outside scientific disciplines and academic regulations.

This research project develops a methodology for an aesthetic exploration (or perceptual) of the sonorous spaces generated by algorithmic composing systems. It seeks that the rules generated by the system might be interpreted. This can be used during the live writing, alteration and execution of the algorythms.