#1 Word March 2012
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So... What do you exactly do in Fine Arts? As we were a bit tired of listening to the same question all the time, we decided that it was time to ACT.
TEAM Bipolares Colective C/Perú Nº10 30310, Cartagena, Murcia www.bipolaresmagazine.com firstname.lastname@example.org
MU 188-2012 ISSN 2254-3589
COORDINATOR Laura de Haro Bobadilla email@example.com
Noemí Sánchez Martínez firstname.lastname@example.org
Bipolares was born into the Fine Arts Department of the University of Murcia, as a three-monthly magazine about artistic innovation. Bipolares aims to create a link between opposites, between the two sides of the same coin. Bipolares talks about eternal and ephemeral things, nights in light and days in shadows. Bipolares are Words and at the same time, Silence. Therefore, in our first issue, we invite you to cross the thin line of what is unlikely to happen, of what you may say saying nothing.
Lourdes Pujante email@example.com Laura de Haro Bobadilla firstname.lastname@example.org
Aurora Ruiz Ballesta email@example.com
Sonia Matas Salas firstname.lastname@example.org
Marina Guerrero Martínez email@example.com
Every new publication must be welcomed since it means some restlessness and positioning, passion and bustle: the creation pillars. The birth of this publication is more than reasonable because it comes from the heart of the Fine Arts Department in the University of Murcia. Its own nature generates ideas, concepts, lights and shadows, in colour and black&white...and all these elements need mutual understanding. A magazine is a window to look through it, to observe...an object that can be touched and even smelled...a magazine is reflexion. And the students and alumni of the Fine Arts Departments have opened a window which let us know about their world, their feelings and emotions by means of illustrations, photographies, words... and silence. So let’s celebrate the birth of Bipolares and pay attention to what our contributors may show us. We need windows to look through and look at, we need to escape from the noise that the lack of culture creates so we can dip into the silence of emotions. 4
Illustrator at “El Jueves”
9 1 10 6 12 8 13 WORDS TAMER CRISTINA FRANCO RODA
UNTITLED CRISTINA OSUNA MIGUELES
WORDS ADRIÁN MADRID
UNTITLED SONIA MATAS SALAS
EMPTY WORDS AL GARCÍA
EAT YOUR WORDS MªDOLORES GARCÍA ABRIL
WORD SABINA ANTÓN CARDENAL
THERE ARE THINGS… NUR GONZÁLEZ
COVER/ 1 WORDS UNDERWATER LIDIA MÍNGUEZ RABADÁN
CLAP CLAP ELENA LÓPEZ MARTÍN
GAMES IN PROSE AND VERSE MªDOLORES ABRIL
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I try to show another way of understanding words and silence through these two pieces of work. Sign language and Braille use different alphabets and both of them pass on a message with soundless words.
Clap clap. Elena L贸pez Mart铆n. Photography
Games in prose and verse. MÂŞDolores Abril. Mixed media 8
Words Tamer. Cristina Franco Roda. Ilustration 9
Words. Adriรกn Madrid. Photography
Since words flow like the water, they glide, soak us, cover us all over, make us shiver, wrap us, they tell us and they pamper us, they attack us, defend us, get us closer, as if i were you and you were me, and the two of us are you, because 60 % of us is water and we need it...as we need words.
Empty words. Al Garc铆a. Ilustration
The illustration is a visual metaphor which shows what polititians use words for. The speak and distract from what it is really important. Meanwhile, people do not react.
Word. Sabina Ant贸n Cardenal. Photography
This leaflet aims to show the unveiled secrets, the words, the stolen intimacy, so hard to share in any love story.
Untitled. Cristina Osuna Migueles. Photography
Untitled. Sonia Matas Salas. Ilustration 16
Eat your words. Mª Dolores García Abril. Photography 17
There are things: There are things that I havenâ€™t said There are things that I shouldâ€™ve said There are things that I regret to say There are things that you should know There are things that we should talk about There are things that we should keep silent There are things that we should tell There are things that we should face There are things that make us cry There are things that make us laugh There are things that make us sing There are things that hurt our souls There are things that give us wings There are things that take us down There are things that steal our souls There are things to be said For we already said them, our tongue was stolen.
END OF WORD
END OF SILENCE
Untitled. RaĂşl Estal. Ilustration
Silences. Nur Gonzรกlez. Poetry
Your silence and mine make a different speech about the emptiness, an abyss, impending words, a penitent kiss, being in a black list Our silence lasts a thousand years, and in the blink of an eye makes us a couple full of fears, their echoes are eternal, and their edges, peaked Our silence makes a different speech it is different, eternal.
Raúl Estal Ilustration
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Bauman, Zygmunt. La globalización, consecuencias humanas. Buenos Aires: FCE, (1999).
Delgado, M. El animal público. Madrid: Anagrama, (1999). Featherstone, Mike. Cultura del consumo y posmodernismo. Buenos Aires: Amorrortu, (2000). Capítulo II “Teorías de la cultura de consumo”, Capítulo VI “Estilos de vida y cultura de consumo”, Capítulo VII “Culturas urbanas y estilos de vida posmodernos”. Gergen, K. El yo saturado: Dilemas de identidad en el mundo contemporáneo. Barcelona: Paidós, (1992). Turckle, S. La vida en la pantalla: La construcción de la identidad en la era de Internet. Barcelona: Paidós, (1997).
WEB SITES: Ortigosa Pastor, Ana y Ibáñez Moreno, Ana. Comunicación en Internet. Constructivismo social e identidad virtual. Logroño, (2006). Visita realizada en noviembre de 2009. http://www.revistacomunicar.com/index.ph p?contenido=detalles&numero=27&articu lo=27-2006-27 24
important in web life rather than in real life. That is when locations disappear, silence becomes evident. “Cybersociety” gives us other communicative tools which modify our behaviour. Postmodern people live and work within a stressful pace of life. Time is an influential and rare asset, people work from their houses, interact through a screen, and that screen rules their behaviour. But in silence.
the Internet has stopped being an instrument of a few people in order to become a part of our daily life, another element together with telephones or television which is more necessary for the connections and communication of today. How does the Internet interact with social activities such as having a conversation or going to the corner shop? In my opinion, online communication does not annul physical relations but reinforce them. Problems arise when those relations turn more
CYBERSOCIETY OF SILENCE Obdulia Muñoz Nicolás Essay
and it classifies the classifier”1. “Identity etymology already explains an “one’s own identity” or rather the “quality of being yourself” but, how does the Internet modify this? Speaking is not a condition, my keyboard silence gives me information about the world and the people. The Internet has changed consumption, making it affordable, interceding between our online interactions, but it has also changed our way of speaking, of interacting, even silence has changed. During the last ten years,
Computers are a part of our communicative habits, they transmit personal information and connect our world. Physical presence is no longer important for communication, we may be ubiquitous, being without being allows us to be superheroes, coexistence is online. Building an identity is one of the goals of anyone in life, being personal makes us different and we become different through classificatory items of our daily life, as Bordieu has pointed out:“Taste classifies
Bourdieu, P. Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste, trad. R. Nice, Londres: Routledge & Kegan Paul. (1984).
Untitled. Jose Miguel Ros GarcĂa y Sonia Matas Salas. Photography
Untitled. Rosa Tendero Fuentes. Ilustration
Untitled. Toni Mula Martinez. Comic
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UFF, THAT GUY MIGHT BE AN ARTIST, BUT WHAT
WHAT A BORE
BAH, I GET OUT OF HERE
Swounds. Pablo Hernรกndez. Ilustration
Untitled. Pablo Hernรกndez. Photography
Postpainting depression. Chari Cรกmara Bevia. Ilustration
This comic trys to make fun of the moment when we face a painting, when we usually want to see beyond the surface. We are interested in the concept or the symbolic meaning and we forget, at the same time, to analize what they convey, we forget our own feelings. 34
Untitled. RaĂşl Estal. Ilustration
35 40 33 38 32 34 31 UNTITLED RAUL ESTAL
UNTITLED ROSA TENDERO FUENTES
UNTITLED PABLO HERNANDEZ
UNTITLED JOSE M. ROS GARCÍA & SONIA MS
EXQUISITE XI JOSE M. ROS GARCÍA & SONIA MATAS SALAS
SWOUNDS PABLO HERNANDEZ
CYBERSOCIETY OF SILENCE OBDULIA MUÑOZ NICOLÁS
POSTPAINTING DEPRESSION CHARI CÁMARA BEVIA
UNTITLED TONI MULA MARTÍNEZ
SILENCES NUR GONZÁLEZ
There is no sound to be heard in this picture. It is calm, quiet...I stand still, the surface edge touching my mouth. Whereas I feel silence under the water, there could be noise outside.
BACK COVER/ 40 SILENCE UNDERWATER LIDIA MÍNGUEZ RABADÁN
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CONTRIBUTORS JUAN ÁLVAREZ Illustrator at “El Jueves” Magazine BORJA MORGADO AGUIRRE Fine Arts Department, University of Murcia ISABEL TEJEDA Fine Arts Department, University of Murcia 37
Water in my lungs, air fighting to escape from my lips. The Police, an ambulance, bystanders, but...silence. Exquisite XI Jose Miguel Ros GarcĂa y Sonia Matas Salas Microrrelato
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