Author: Marie-Pier Boucher, Gema Melgar, Frank Nobert & Jean-François Prost (eds.)
Language: English-Spanish
Pages: 148
Size: 14.5 x 21
Weight: 226 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9780986637506
Availability: In stock
Price: €9.00
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At the Atocha train station during the Madrid Abierto Biennial, a production and live-action Camp housed the Adaptive Actions project for almost a month. Experiences and materials – whether in the making or from past or future initiatives – were presented at the Camp. Supporters assisted actors and discussed possible additions, proposed actions and ensuing issues with participants.The program of events at the AA Camp (workshops/actions, lunch-and-learns) on specific topics and locations built bridges between actors and actions. The latter underwent prolongations, remodulations; some were launched in Madrid (as well as in other cities and countries), then collected in a joint art project.

Simultaneously, several individuals edited the existing and incoming content (submitted locally and through the web) and produced a new book which was published in December 2010. Throughout this process, actors posted new actions in the Camp, hallmarking the renewal « in the present » of adaptive actions, in counterpoint to those featured in the publication. At the AA Camp, structure and planning coexisted with the unexpected. This publication comprises two sections: one with several chosen adaptive actions and a second on the specific Madrid Adaptive Actions’ programming. This publication is constituted of 36 adaptive actions, locations and situations with images and short comments.

The publication committee:
Marie-Pier Boucher, Gema Melgar, Frank Nobert and Jean-François Prost.

An interview with Brian Massumi, a text by José
Luis Corazón Ardura and contributions with and by AKA Gallery, Cecilia Andersson, Eirini Boubla, Amarie Bergman, Zach Blas, Claude Boullevraye de Passille, Ignacio Canete, Micha Cárdenas, Jean-Maxime Dufresne, E1000ink, Edoardo de Falchi, FEED, Fugitive Images, Chris Head, Husos, André Éric Letourneau, Luc Lévesque, Helena Franco Marco, Brian Massumi, Elle Mehrmand, Familia Melgar-Molinero, Jason Mena, Modern Activity, Aude Moreau, Frank Nobert, Paco Sanchez, SPY, Katherine Sweetman, Tetuanfotoaccion, Triiibe, Andy, Uprock, Urban Context Management, Felipe Zuñiga.

Alexandre Bettler and Modern Activity, London

AA Publications:

Each Adaptive Actions project is revisited and extended by a publication. Submitted adaptive actions, commentaries and texts are gathered together in one book. New ideas for future actions result from this process.


With the support of: Madrid Abierto, the Canada Art Council and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.