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Poems embraced in the air

May 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm to 5:15 pm at Ateneo facebook page

The Literary Group has decided, in these exceptional circumstances in which physical contact is in quarantine, to launch poetry to the networks as a weapon of affection, in the form of verses, in the form of hugs.
FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY AT 5 PM, we publish a video: someone recites a poem and passes his hug to another person to follow the chain.
Something simple to feed our spirits from sensitivity and to share.
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A hug (after another)

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Photographic summary of the 7th week of confinement

May 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm to 7:15 pm at Ateneo facebook page

The Photography Group has not stopped searching and creating images during confinement. Every day, through their online group, each one shares the photograph they think of their daily environment. The work of the seventh week, once again, has turned it into video.
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CINEMA: Werner Herzog's "Fitzcarraldo"

May 8, 2020 @ 9:00 pm to 11:30 pm at Ateneo facebook page

 

Forgotten movies of yesterday and today

PRESENTS

A special corner for those lovers of the seventh art that have not yet given their soul to the globalization imposed by the current film industry.

José Manuel Fernández Mariscal, coordinator of the section, writes to us: "While this confinement lasts, I will be sending reviews of films of recognized interest to moviegoers. And even if they have ever been seen, there is always an excuse to re-watch them."

Health.

Sixth installment:


Fitzcarraldo.

by Werner Herzog

1982

With KLAUS KINSKI

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The story, set in the 19th century, is that of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald ("Fitzcarraldo"), obsessed with the opera who wants to build a theater in the jungle. To do this, he will have to make a fortune in the rubber industry, and his cunning plan is to transport a huge ship down the river and past a small mountain with the help of the local Indians.

Fitzcarraldo is considered the most notable film in the history of the Peruvian Amazon and Iquitos, and also one of its best, according to Herzog. The film was on the verge of failure during its filming and had to overcome many obstacles, including censorship.

Radio critic

https://www.rtve.es/alacarta/ audios / una-historia-de-cine / historia-cine-fitzcarraldo-27- 5-18 / 4614879 /

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ATHEO SPOON Recipes

May 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Ateneo facebook page

At the Mairena Athenaeum we understand that gastronomic culture constitutes an important vector of coexistence and socialization.
For this reason, since 2012 we organize lunches to spread healthy eating habits together with the pleasure of sharing a table and conversation between friends. A lunch that any atheneist can attend accompanied by family and friends, to find a space for shared enjoyment around peculiar recipes.
It is THE SPOON OF ATENEO, driven and coordinated by our beloved Pepe Colsa.
The main course is always prepared by atheists with their assistants, although in more than one case also by guests.
These lunches seek to recover popular dishes and recipes from our grandmothers as well as to explore the possibilities of the new cuisine or to venture into exotic dishes, reliving trips and cultures or taking advantage of the visit of friends from other parts of the world.
In 2017, a publication was made with 51 chapters of very diverse recipes that show the scope of LA CUCHARA.
Now we publish some of them, to share our taste for gastronomy. We hope you try them and enjoy them.
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PLANTING OUR FUTURE: Homemade and natural treatments to take care of our plants

May 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Ateneo facebook page

Hello to all and to all who come to this huertana section of Facebook! We are already in PHASE 0 of the starting box of this very long confinement, it seems that there is a little less to resume, somehow, our meetings at the Athenaeum, let's wait!
This week, the group We are going to the garden! has selected two materials, of different nature, that we hope will be of interest to a diversity of recipients.
On Monday we address people who have already started to set up their garden or plan to start soon and who, like many of us, feel a certain insecurity in the face of unforeseen events that crops may bring us: What to do if the leaves of the Eggplant thin? Or how do I end up with those "bugs" that have come out of the tomato plant? We offer you a very useful page to identify the most relevant problems that can occur in our garden and treat them with homemade and natural methods. Thus, the management and control of these "uncomfortable beings" and the lack of any nutrient in the soil will be an easy task to carry out.
Our intention, you know, is to take advantage of this space to present proposals and possibilities with a view to expanding our training, fostering interest and satisfying our curiosity about this world as natural and close to human reality as orchards are.
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Pen artists recommend

May 11, 2020 @ 9:00 pm to 9:15 pm at Ateneo facebook page

Santiago Palacios, friend and collaborator of the Athenaeum, and the Madrid bookstores Con Tarima, Sin Tarima and La Fugitiva offer us a section in which pen artists recommend a book, either one of their favorites or one of the last ones that most have enjoyed.
This week they recommend us ...
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Reflections of an inmate

May 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm to 12:15 pm at Ateneo facebook page

Ezequiel Martínez, atheist, writer and journalist, offers us reflections built from his keen gaze.
We have it through facebook AT 12 IN THE MORNING, the following days:

  • TUESDAY, MAY 12.
  • FRIDAY MAY 15.
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ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW: Why are you watching me, if I'm nobody?

May 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm to 7:15 pm at Ateneo facebook page

The section OTHER POINT OF VIEW tries to value the opinions of others, because it has been shown that some teach us a lot.
We know that we are under surveillance, through our mobiles, computers and cameras. But we don't do anything wrong and that's why we feel safe. MARTA PEIRANO warns in this talk that it is urgent to worry and protect our anonymity online. Video made by Daniel Goldmann and edited by Xavi Fortino.
Marta Peirano writes about culture, science and / or technology. She is head of Culture at eldiario.es , before she was one of ADN.es. She was the editor of the blog La Petite Claudine and founder of Elástico, a multidisciplinary collective with which she co-directed COPYFIGHT, an international festival on alternative models of Intellectual Property. Founder of HackHackers Berlin and Cryptoparty Berlin, she is also responsible for her manual, The Cryptoparty Handbook. He has published books on automata (Prometheus' Rival. Lives of illustrious automata); collaborative models (Collaborative Futures); notation systems (On Turtles & Dragons) and technological futurism (Futurish: Thinking Out Loud About Futures). His latest book is The Red Activist's Little Red Book, an introduction to crypto for journalists, sources and the media. It is the only book in the world prefaced by Edward Snowden.
Thank you very much to TEDxMadrid for bringing us these very interesting talks.
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Event Horizon: ICONOGRAPHY OF TOTALITARISMS

May 12, 2020 @ 9:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Ateneo facebook page

The History Group continues this week with the relationship between "history" and "image".
In the idea of using the image for the analysis of a historical issue, we will approach, on Tuesday 12, the field of totalitarianism, understanding as such those political regimes in which power is exercised by a single person or party in a manner authoritarian, preventing the intervention of others and controlling all aspects of state life.
Proper of these regimes is what is known as the "cult of personality", a concept elaborated by Nikita Khrushchev in 1956, consisting of an elevation to almost religious or sacred dimensions of figures of charismatic leaders in political society. But, although the term originates from the Soviet Union, its meaning is also applicable to Nazi-fascist regimes. Mussolini and especially Hitler, are two palpable examples of what we mean, since in these political systems all cultural elaborations - paintings, photographs, posters, cinema, etc. - were designed to flatter a leader. We will see two examples.
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Encounters with music: GIULIO CACCINI AND THE BEGINNINGS OF THE BAROQUE

May 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm at Ateneo facebook page

For lovers of the group 'Encounters with music' and for music lovers in general we offer this very interesting compilation made by José Ignacio González, coordinator of the group.
GIULIO CACCINI (1550-1618)
Giulio Caccini was an Italian composer, singer, and instrumentalist (he played the harpsichord, lute, harp, and zither). He lived a large part of his life in Florence, where he spent 37 years serving the Medici family as a musician, singer and instrumentalist. His second wife was also a singer. Her daughter Francesca became famous as a songwriter and singer.
He was part of the Camerata Florentina, a group of Florence humanists, musicians, poets and intellectuals who were united under the patronage of Count Bardi. He actively participated with this group in the renovation of the theater and in the role that music should play in it, for which he created a type of monodic singing called recitative, in which he defended the principles of expressiveness and the communicative simplicity of reciting singing.
THE MODERN STILE
This new style born in Florence soon became popular in the rest of Italy. Florence and Venice were the two most progressive centers in Europe at the end of the 16th century, and the combination of musical innovations in each city gave rise to what was later known as the Baroque style.
Caccini was one of the first composers to introduce a series of novelties that would characterize baroque vocal music:
The substitution of polyphony for singing alone.
The vertical musical accompaniment by chords.
The introduction of a bass booster line which is the continuous bass.
HIS WORK
- In 1602 he performed his opera L´Euridice, which he considered to be the first Baroque opera to have been composed.
- He also published two collections of arias and madrigals, Le Nuove Musiche in 1601, and Nuove musiche e nuova maniera di scriverle in 1614, where the compositions we listen to come from.
Caccini included two types of compositions:
- Madrigals, rhapsodic pieces, more ornate and where the music closely follows each of the words in the text.
- Arias, lighter songs and closer to dance, many of them with the alternation of verses and chorus. It gave rise to the song as we know it today.
HIS NEW STYLE OF COMPOSING spread throughout Italy and throughout Europe giving rise to what we now know as BEL CANTO, an elegant and highly ornate way of singing, written specifically for professional singers.
This bel canto reached its fullness in the arias of baroque operas.
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Images in the Window: L´ART BRUT

May 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Ateneo facebook page

This week, from the Plastic Arts Group, we present our memory of this forgotten and little-known and even less recognized art.
L´Art Brut is a term coined in 1945 by Jean Dubuffet to refer to art created by people outside the art world without an academic background. Dubuffet claimed that we all carry creative potential that current social norms override. This is observed in the creations of people who remain on the fringes of society, such as: inmates of psychiatric hospitals, self-taught, lonely, misfits, prisoners, children or the elderly.
Given the complexity of the topic, we have seen it necessary to divide it into three sessions.
1st session on Wednesday, May 13 at 7pm : dedicated to getting to know Art Brut, what it is, what the great “experts” think about this art, who performs it, where to see Art Brut.
2nd session on Thursday, May 14 at 12pm: in which we propose you to see "Séraphine" by Martin Provost, a recommended film about the life of one of the authors of this cycle, Séraphine Louis.
3rd session on Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m.: we will dedicate it entirely to Marie Rose Lortet, for the fond memory that her son, Aurélien Lortet, sculptor of wood, metal and glass, left in September 2010 at the Athenaeum, when he told us about this art and what it meant in the life of his mother and the whole family.
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[caption id = "attachment_14896" align = "aligncenter" width = "880"] GRA078. PARIS, 11/11 / 2013.- Photograph provided by the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris. The original universe created in 1973 by the artist Jean Dubuffet, "Coucou bazar", with three-dimensional works dressed by dancers, now returns for five weeks to the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris. In the image, "Coucou Bazar" in New York in 1973. Jean Dubuffet donning his headdress to the character of "Nini la Melindres" ("Nini la Minaude") during rehearsals of the show at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Archives Dubuffet Foundation, Paris. EFE / RE Mates & S. Lazarus [/ caption]

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MUSICRACKS: The Second Generation Folk

May 13, 2020 @ 9:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Ateneo facebook page

After the two videos about Pete Seeger, the "father of folk", the coordinator of the Folk Group, Antonio Donaire, offers us a third part that revolves around the so-called "folk revival", making the script and the presentation.
You can see the two previous videos on our youtube channel through the following links:
- MUSICRACKS: PETE SEEGER, father of folk. SESSION 1: https://youtu.be/2ExXsSHygzs
- MUSICRACKS: PETE SEEGER, father of folk. SESSION 2: https://youtu.be/lav4V2LIUHs
In 1941 a group called the Almanac Singers began to revitalize traditional music with both European and North American roots, creating a style close to what would later be called protest songs. It was a shifting formation of singer-songwriters, passed through by the two fathers of 20th century American folk, Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie, and characterized by acoustic songs with lyrics deeply critical of contemporary society. Guthrie became very popular as a soloist, but in those years when the predominant music was that of the big-bands there was not much room for performers of that type of music.
In 1948 the big-bands had practically disappeared and the public was more open to other types of music. It was the moment in which Pete Seeger founded the Weavers with enormous success, although the group lasted a few years since during the Cold War the singers who, in their lyrics, criticized the problems of American society were accused of sympathizing with the Communists, and in the case of the Weavers they got to ban their songs on the radio. It took 10 more years for the “folk revival” to reach its zenith, thanks to the success of the Kingston Trio and Joan Baez, and after them would come the Brothers Four, Peter Paul & Mary and, above all, Bob Dylan. From the mid-1960s, folk began to drift towards music with more introspective and less critical content, and ended up becoming an author song, increasingly similar to the one that exists today.
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L´ART BRUT (Images in the Window): "SÉRAPHINE" by Martin Provost

May 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm at facebook page of the Athenaeum

This week, from the Plastic Arts Group, we present our memory of this forgotten and little-known and even less recognized art. This is the 2nd session.
The 1st session, which we published on Wednesday the 13th, can be seen both on the web and on the facebook page.
L´Art Brut is a term coined in 1945 by Jean Dubuffet to refer to art created by people outside the art world without an academic background. Dubuffet claimed that we all carry creative potential that current social norms override. This is observed in the creations of people who remain on the fringes of society, such as: inmates of psychiatric hospitals, self-taught, lonely, misfits, prisoners, children or the elderly.
In this 2nd session we recommend you to watch this film, about one of the painters from the 1st session:

"SÉRAPHINE" by Martin Provost. 2008.

Early 20th century. The film recounts the life, out of the ordinary, of the French Séraphine Louis, 42, a woman born in 1864 who was a shepherd, then a housewife and, finally, a painter before sinking into madness.
She was awarded 7 Cesar Awards in 2008, including best film and best actress (Yolande Moreau), and in 2009 with the Best Actress award (Yolande Moreau) by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
Review and criticism: https://www.filmaffinity.com/ en / film227719.html

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PLANTING OUR FUTURE: Potted garden in pots and bags

May 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Ateneo facebook page

On Thursday we will look out on a rooftop and take a look at a flower pot. We would like this experience to provoke, to some extent, the desire to imitate it. Many of us have pots with plants on our terrace, we are happy when we look at them ... what if we include among them a pot with lettuce or radishes? They are just as beautiful and, furthermore, we can eat them! It does not take much complication to start cultivating, just open the action frame a little and break with the inertia of "always the same". We hope that this walk through the garden pot will whet your appetite in that direction.
From the group we go to the garden! We hope that the homemade and natural treatments to take care of our plants on Monday the 11th will be very useful to you. You can check them on the web or on the facebook page.
Our intention, you know, is to take advantage of this space to present proposals and possibilities with a view to expanding our training, fostering interest and satisfying our curiosity about this world as natural and close to human reality as orchards are.
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LIGHTNING THAT DOESN'T END: What's at stake

May 14, 2020 @ 9:00 pm to 9:45 pm at Ateneo facebook page

On this occasion, and thanks to the collaboration of our colleague Isabel Cano, from the Copa-Filo Group we leave you an interview with Noam Abraham Chomsky, American philosopher, political scientist and activist. In it he speaks about the current pandemic.
We hope you find it useful.
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