Artists in dialogue
Because we want to be closer to you than ever, we kindly invite you to answer these brief five questions to make everything that unites us even stronger.
Because the pandemic should not bring us “social distance”, but only require “physical distance”.
Because the arts have demonstrated to be essential at this strange times, since they are the ones that provide light and hope to the community.
Because this pandemic not only allowed us to understand the vital importance of the arts and artists in our society and in the world, but also because it’s the arts themselves that have the capacity to overcome the necessary “physical distance”.
Because art is language, freedom, meaning, discourse, reflection, travel… A place where everything is possible, nothing is far away and the world is understood in simultaneity. And all this does not happen in this way in any other space but the artistic one.
Because from Fundación´ace | ´acePIRAR International Program of Artistic Residences we consider that today it is more important than ever to accompany, support, listen to and help each other. Contexts change, institutions change, people change and projects change, and the best way to get through this situation is to join forces to move forward towards the best possible tomorrow.
We know that language not only serves well to explain reality, but it also ends up modifying it. If we insist that the solution to our problems lies in “social distancing”, we will eventually convince ourselves that social isolation is the way out of the crisis. The message should be different: let’s strengthen social ties, although at the moment we cannot do it as we would like.
Florentino Moreno Martín | Full Professor of Social Psychology | Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain
Please take a few minutes of your precious time to answer these five questions, they will help us to build bonds without “social distance”, despite our “physical distance”.