An exhibition and the screening of a film made by children brings to a close the urban summer camp 'Jugamos, Creamos'

More than 60 children have taken part in the activities and collaborated in the production of an experimental film, under the guidance of Cristina Busto

Published: Jul 28, 2011
An exhibition and the screening of a film made by children brings to a close the urban summer camp 'Jugamos, Creamos'

Cristina Busto, during the Summer Camp for cildren

Tomorrow Friday 29th July, starting at 4 pm, the exhibition of the works accomplished throughout the month of July by the 60 children participating in this year’s fourth edition of the Summer Urban Camp Jugamos, Creamos [We play, We Create] opens to the public. This event has been organised by LABoral, in collaboration with El Bibio Infant School and Radio Television of the Principality of Asturias.

The show has been set up in the classrooms at MathsLAB of the Art Centre where the screening of the experimental animated film created by the participants, under the guidance of Asturian artist Cristina Busto, will also take place. In achieving this, the most traditional animation techniques, shadow play and stop-motion combined with video installation and acting were drawn on, using the ideas of the children themselves.

The exhibition, which was designed, curated and assembled by children from three to ten years old, will stay open until Friday 5th August.

In the evening, at 5 pm, a new session of ElectroKinder will be held for all the participants, their families and teachers. ElectroKinder is a pioneering project designed by Asturian artists Las CasiCasiotone taking place at LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Gijón. The initiative has educational and raising awareness objectives, aiming to improve family and alimentary habits in a decontextualised way, recreationally and creatively through audiovisual art - the driving force for the work-life balance of family leisure time.

Cristina Busto, artist (Avilés, Asturias), graduated in Fine Arts at the University of Cuenca. She has exhibited her video-animation and video-installation works at El Hervidero cultural insititution and Museo Barjola [Barjola Museum], both in Gijón, la Casa Municipal de Cultura [Municipal House of Culture] in Avilés and el Círculo de Bellas Artes [Academy of Fine Arts], La Casa Encendida cultural centre and the Museo del Traje [the Costume Museum] in Madrid, among others. She has also been involved in festivals such as LOOP, Animadrid, OPTICA and Ingravid and has collaborated with playwright Rodrigo García. In 2009 she was the prize winner of the Anime section of the short film competition “En piezas” [In Pieces] at La Casa Encendida for her work Piezas definitivas [Definitive Pieces]. In 2008, she received the Highly Commended award in the “Generaciones” [Generations] competition held by Obra Social Caja Madrid [Caja Madrid Social Work] for her piece La dulce alienación [Sweet Alienation]. Also, prize winner of the INJUVE audiovisual creation competition with her work Pleiy, first prize in the 143 Delicias video competition, Madrid, as well as finalist in the

Graphic Work for Young Creators competition of the Fundación de Moneda y Timbre in Madrid. Currently, she lives in Berlin where she continues her professional training and production as well as giving educational workshops to school students.

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