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'Mataró Chauffeur Service' – Return journey London-Portsmouth-(ferry)-Santander-Barcelona-Mataró

Return journey: London to Portsmouth, 24h ferry sailings to Santander, and the last 700km from Santander–Barcelona–Mataró.

Leaving London...
The GPS tells us that after 140km we are nearby Portsmouth...
Waiting to check in with Brittany Ferries, to get our car ID and our cabin keys...

Cap Finistere ferry...
24h later...sunshine in Santander

making our way towards Bilbao...

Refueling...

Paying at the toll point...

Nearing Zaragoza...

700km later...nearing Barcelona (were Latitudes got dropped off).

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'Mataró Chauffeur Service' - Day 6 & 7 – Festival opened

More views of Latitudes' space at Tate Modern Turbine Hall bridge during the 3-day festival No Soul for Sale. The organisers estimated 50,000 visitors would come during that weekend, but in the end 93,000 people came through Tate.
 
Customised number plate: MCS 2010 (Mataró Chauffeur Service 2010)
below: Martí Anson - 'Mataró Chauffeur Service' - Latitudes - No Soul for Sale - Tate Modern - 14–16 May 2010


Installation view of Latitudes' space at Tate Modern Turbine Hall.

Screening space inside the car: showing films by artists Bik Van der Pol, Marjolijn Dijkman, Jan Dibbets and Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, as well as a series of ‘making of’ featurettes produced as part of ‘Portscapes’ the Latitudes-curated commissions series commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam with support from SKOR throughout 2009.

Visitor looking at publications and the slideshow with images of the journey from
Barcelona to London (via ferry Santander-Portsmouth).


Martin Creed and his band playing in the Turbine Hall.

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'Mataró Chauffeur Service' – Day 4 – Installation at Tate Modern Turbine Hall





Installation of the BMW at Tate Modern Turbine Hall bridge by the great technical team that came to help + info...

Tomorrow Thursday 10am opening of 'No Soul for Sale'!

'Mataró Chauffeur Service' – Days 2 and 3









Journey in the Port Aven ferry from Santander to Portsmouth followed by drive from Portsmouth to London and car pick up by BMW technicians + info…


Tomorrow installation day at Tate Modern Turbine Hall…



Artículo en abc.es sobre el 10º aniversario de Tate Modern y el proyecto 'Mataró Chauffeur Service' de Martí Anson en colaboración con Latitudes

Link al artículo aquí. Extracto del texto de Javier Díaz-Guardiola publicado en la web del ABC.es, 6 Mayo 2010:

"Un taxi de ida y vuelta"
El evento, de carácter gratuito y abierto a todo el mundo, iniciativa del artista Maurizio Cattelan y comisariado por Cecilia Alemani y Massimiliano Gioni, llevará por nombre «No Soul for Sale. A Festival of Independents», y entre los más de sesenta espacios de arte independientes convocados (de White Columns de Nueva York a e-flux de Berlín o la Mountain School of Arts de Los Ángeles) habrá participación española, y no nos referimos a su director, Vicente Todolí.


Así, la oficina curatorial Latitudes colaborará con el artista catalán Martí Anson, que, con el proyecto «Mataró Chauffeur Service», se convierte –convenientemente dado de alta y pertrechado como tal– en taxista, para trasladar su coche tuneado como un Spanish cab hasta Londres y empleando la Sala de Turbinas como aparcamiento del mismo. Durante los días que dure el festival, el vehículo se transformará en sala de proyecciones de los vídeos de creadores como Jan Dibbets, Roman Keller o Bik van der Pol, con los que ha trabajado Latitudes. La ruta del viaje y sus andanzas pueden seguirse en el blog http://lttds.blogspot.com Es su particular manera de celebrar estos últimos diez años que serán analizados este fin de semana en las páginas de ABCD."

Poster for 'No Soul for Sale: A Festival of Independents' Turbine Hall Tate Modern, London, 14-16 May and mention in 'The New York Times' (22 April)

Above Latitudes' poster for 'No Soul for Sale' (see posters by other participants here).

The project was briefly mentioned in Carol Vogel's article 'Inside Art' in The New York Times last Thursday (scroll down until you find the heading 'Tate Modern Free-for-All').

"...The Spanish artist Martí Anson will drive two curators, who make up the collective Latitudes, from their base in Barcelona to London by taxi and park inside Turbine Hall. “That will be their space,” Mr. Gioni said. Mr. Anson has designed the car and his chauffeur’s uniform."

Anson will be give a talk on Friday 14 May, 2.30–3pm

Related info:

Latitudes & Martí Anson, ‘NO SOUL FOR SALE – A Festival of Independents’, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, 14–16 May

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The Festival coincides with Tate Modern's 10th Anniversary celebrations.

Following the first edition of NO SOUL FOR SALE in June 2009 in New York [40°30′N, 45°1′N], where Latitudes invited the New York-based artist group The Bruce High Quality Foundation to conceive their office-scenario, Latitudes will produce a further specially commissioned collaboration, with Catalan artist Martí Anson (Mataró, 1967).

In response to the invitation and need to travel to London, Anson has proposed to set up a taxi firm, and drive Latitudes from Barcelona [41º 23’N, 2º 11’E] to London [51°30′29″N 0°7′29″W] and back. Legally registering his employment as a chauffeur, designing the livery of the single vehicle fleet and his uniform, and the journey to Tate Modern and back all form a part of the project.

The car itself will form the basis of Latitudes’ temporary office-encampment in the Tate Modern Turbine Hall, which will be parked up for the weekend alongside a ‘typically Spanish’ taxi-drivers’ picnic scenario of camping chairs, table, cool box and parasol. In this setting Latitudes will present ephemera, films and publications relating to their recent projects. The scenario will also serve as a meeting point for a series of informal encounters with invited artists and curators.

Participants in this edition of NO SOUL FOR SALE (confirmed): ArtHub (Shanghai), Artists Space (New York), e-flux (Berlin), PiST (Istanbul), Latitudes (Barcelona), no.w.here (London), Loop (Seoul), The Royal Standard (Liverpool), Tranzit (Prague), VIAFARINI (Milan), White Columns (New York) and Y3K (Melbourne).

About the Artist

Martí Anson’s recent projects include ‘El preu dels colors’, Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona (2009), ‘Martí et la chocolaterie’ for ‘Rendez-Vous 09’, 10th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon (2009), ‘Martí and the flour factory’ for ‘Lucky Number 7’, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico (2008) ‘Fitzcarraldo, 55 days working on the construction of a Stella 34 yacht in the Centre d'Art Santa Mònica’, Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona (2005).

Notes to Editors

'No Soul For Sale – A Festival of Independents', is an initiative of the artist Maurizio Cattelan and curators Cecilia Alemani and Massimiliano Gioni. The first edition took place in New York between 24–28 June 2009 in the former Dia Center for the Arts. It gathered over 30 not-for-profit centers, alternative institutions, artists’ collectives and independent enterprises from Berlin, Milan, Dublin, Barcelona, Paris, Reykjavík, Hong Kong, Rabat, Trinidad, New York and Los Angeles, amongst others.

Press Coverage
Press Release, "Tate Modern stages free arts festival for tenth anniversary celebrations", 10 March 2010

Tate Modern
Bankside
London SE1 9TG
T 020 7887 8888
Free entrance


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Latitudes y Martí Anson en 'NO SOUL FOR SALE – A festival of Independents', Sala de turbinas, Tate Modern, Londres, 14–16 Mayo 2010

El festival coincide con la celebración del 10º aniversario de Tate Modern.

Latitudes ha sido invitada de nuevo a participar en el festival 'NO SOUL FOR SALE – A Festival of Independents' tras su reciente participación en la primera edición en Junio 2009 en Nueva York [40°30′N, 45°1′N], cuando invitó al grupo de artistas neoyorquino The Bruce High Quality Foundation a concebir su oficina-escenario. Para esta ocasión Latitudes ha invitado al artista catalán Martí Anson (Mataró, 1967) a producir un nuevo escenario para su presentación en la Sala de turbinas.

En respuesta a la invitación y la necesidad de viajar a Londres, Anson ha propuesto darse de alta como chofer, diseñar una identidad para una empresa de taxis y conducir a Latitudes de Barcelona [41º23’N, 2º11’E] a Londres [51°30′N, 0°7′W], y de vuelta a Barcelona. El mismo coche será la base temporal de la oficina de Latitudes en la Sala de turbinas de Tate Modern, y permanecerá estacionado durante el festival junto a un escenario 'típicamente español' realizado con mobiliario de camping. En en este campamento temporal Latitudes presentará publicaciones, videos y efímera relacionados con sus proyectos recientes y organizará reuniones informales con artistas y curadores invitados.

Participan en esta edición de 'NO SOUL FOR SALE' (confirmados): ArtHub (Shanghai), Artists Space (Nueva York), e-flux (Berlin), PiST (Estambul), Latitudes (Barcelona), no.w.here (Londres), Loop (Seul), The Royal Standard (Liverpool), Tranzit (Praga), VIAFARINI (Milan), White Columns (Nueva York) y Y3K (Melbourne).

Acerca del artista

Entre los proyectos recientes de Martí Anson se incluyen: ‘El preu dels colors’, Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona (2009), ‘Martí et la chocolaterie’ para ‘Rendez-Vous 09’, 10a Biennale de Lyon, Lyon (2009), ‘Martí and the flour factory’ para ‘Lucky Number 7’, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Nuevo Mexico (2008) ‘Fitzcarraldo, 55 days working on the construction of a Stella 34 yacht in the Centre d'Art Santa Mònica’, Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona (2005).

Nota para editores

'No Soul For Sale', es un proyecto del artista Maurizio Cattelan y de los comisarios Cecilia Alemani y Massimiliano Gioni. La primera edición tuvo lugar el Nueva York entre el 24–28 Junio 2009 en la antigua sede del Dia Center for the Arts y reunió a más de 30 organizaciones artísticas sin fines de lucro, instituciones alternativas de artistas y colectivos independientes procedentes de Berlin, Milan, Dublin, Barcelona, Paris, Reykjavík, Hong Kong, Rabat, Trinidad, New York y Los Angeles entre otros.

Cobertura prensa
Nota de prensa, "Tate Modern stages free arts festival for tenth anniversary celebrations", 10 Marzo 2010 (en Inglés)

Tate Modern
Bankside
Londres SE1 9TG
T (+44) 020 7887 8888
Entrada gratuita

London's Frieze Art Fair 2009 and Fia Backström's project 'Studies in Leadership - The Review'



On Sunday 18th October and as part of Frieze Projects, Max Andrews of Latitudes participated in Fia Backström's project 'Studies in Leadership - The Review' at invitation of Filipa Oliveira and Miguel Amado. Four art critics and writers – Amado, Michele Robecchi, J. J. Charlesworth and Andrews – worked with a professional voice coach to publicly read one of their recent exhibition reviews, and together consider the implications of performance and the author's 'voice'. See images above.



Above a selection of images of some of the exhibitions and events that took place during Frieze week – 'How it is' Miroslaw Balka's enormous steel chamber for Tate Modern's Turbine Hall, the Serpentine Gallery pavilion by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA pre-poetry marathon, Nils Norman and Dave Hullfish Bailey 'Surrounded by Squares' exhibition at Raven Row and of course Frieze Art Fair itself.

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