This year the dialogue established between the SÂLMON< Festival and the Fabra i Coats Art Factory allows us, on the one hand, to widen the geographical boundaries of the festival. On the other hand, it establishes a two-way relationship between the residents of Fabra i Coats Art Factory and the residents of the Graner. It is a bit like when you pop in to see someone at their house, and the hours go by and you all lose track of time. For us it is important to make visible the processes that the residents of both spaces go through and also to create contexts for new ideas that can be the drivers of interdisciplinary meetings… or bacchanals.

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The sum of the parts does not make the whole. An orgy is more than its bodies.

Resident artists at Fabra i Coats Art Factory, Graner and the SÂLMON< festival share a space and a paella. We are looking for an experience to share with the public; the paella is the framework that brings us together (cooking, eating and also having a late-night snack).

This is an encounter where you can melt into togetherness and where it is impossible not to end up singing and dancing. It is a search for a WHOLE that allows us to go far beyond the individual parts.

With the participation of Za!, Gerardo Rosero, Piña & Pedra, Bárbara Sánchez & Jaime Conde-Salazar, Sònia Gómez & Astrio, Laila Tafur, Blood Quartet, Vértebro, María Jerez, Natalia Carminatti, Anna Irina, María Siebald and many others…

Curated by Compartir Dona Gustet (Sharing is caring) collective and the SÂLMON< Festival.

Bacchanal SÂLMON< is part of the Paella Laboratory. The paella-fest is an encounter where a shared, scenic but stage-less space is generated: a ritual that renews its sacraments every time it takes place. The idea is always the same: everyone sits around a paella pan while the dish is being cooked and simply takes time to enjoy the moment. Sometimes there are no artists and other times there is no audience. Most of the time the people there are both artists and audience. The paella experience can be used as a tool for social and scenic research. For us, it is a reference for the way that we used to experience singing and the spoken word before the industrialization of culture.

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