Gari Garaialde’s work at BOSTOK
As other routes they used to travel from Africa to Europe where getting harder, more and more african migrants decided to try crossing the border in Irun
Many people have put all their senses at the Luzhniki football stadium in Moscow. But even before the final match, this football championship has taken the attention of the world. But it has also served to make homeland abroad; For many (now) Basque citizens who came from different countries it has been an excuse to join people who came from their same country and to enjoy it together: to applaud, celebrate, comfort each other …
Pig slaughter is a popular tradition existing in various European countries, widespread since ancient times and made by hand, with different peculiarities depending on the place in which it is held. It is performed once a year, traditionally takes place in the autumn and early winter, as the cold is required as a natural method of preserving the relatively large quantities of meat during the butchering.
Korrika (‘Running’ in Basque) is a symbolic biannual race where participants run across the Basque Country to promote their language and encourage people to speak it; and to collect funds for Basque language teaching centres for adults. As they run, participants carry a baton which they pass from hand to hand, kilometre upon kilometre, without interruption.
Otegi left Logroño penitentiary center and walked from the prison gates where his family, friends and a crowd of supporters gathered.
More than 25 years after started the policy of dispersion against the Basque political prisoners, the Basque pro-independence left party organized 40 marches to 40 Spanish prisons and mobilized 74 buses and more than 4,300 people.
There is more and more people who are creating alternative models of work, relationship and lifestyle initiatives there where they live, but often they remain invisible. Therefore, a group of people occupyied a long ago abandoned Firestone’s former factory, to promote alternative models of work, life and rapport. Trying to gather all who are ready to unite and work together in the same direction and to transform environment.
The world, so far, has been a men’s place and as it used to be in almost every social event, local carnival festivities in the Basque Country were celebrated only by men.
Dragging games, a collective term for a number of sports in which humans and animals are involved in dragging heavy weights, divided into four different categories where oxen waging is the most popular version, though the last years men competitions have gotten more popular.
Carnival fesivitien in Arantza (Basque Country) are held 2 weeks before official carnival dates. That thursday is time for ‘Mozoro Zuriak’ (White Masks in Basque language) who dress in flannel shirts, blue pants and colorfull scarfs on their neck, with paper tapes made by school children hanging in the sfarfs. They visit several farms, accompanied by some accordionists and tambourine players, singing and dancing in different cottages and eating and drinking what tehy get as payment for their animated songs.
This work has been done between November 2005 and June 2009, always doing the same journey, always visiting the same prison. Gari Garaialde joined the people who was visiting friends and relatives imprisoned in Herrera de la Mancha (Ciudad Real, Spain)