L A I A S O L É
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In Grada Zero (2008/9) Laia Solé worked at rendering porous the limits between three neighboring and historic institutions: Hospital de Sant Pau, Complex Esportiu Municipal Guinardó, and Centre Cívic del Guinardó, in Barcelona. Through a series of symbolic artifacts and actions – (1) a booklet compiling local narratives about the sense of place, habits, and sense of belonging to a community; (2) photographs of spaces and objects that are common in the three institutions; and (3) three flags representing the colors and perimeters of each institution– Sole sought at reflecting upon the experience of place and belonging, and exploring the possibility of connecting the three communities.
Comissioned and developed within the program Transartlaboratori; Art in health care contexts by Sinapsis, Barcelona, 2008/2009, which consisted of two art residencies at Hospital Sant Pau for the artists Tanit Plana and Laia Solé, at a time Hospital de Sant Pau i la Santa Creu (Barcelona) was moving to a new building, location and neighborhood. Grada Zer0 was exhibited within Catalitzadors, ACVic [Contemporary Art Center of Vic] 2009.