El Poder de la Convocatòria (‘The Power of the Open Call’) looks at how an artistic project seeks to involve those who are on the receiving end of the work. It also studies the reasons why people do, or do not, take part in the dynamics of interaction.
To carry out this research, the letters making up the sentence “AQUESTA HA ESTAT LA CAPACITAT DE CONVOCATÒRIA DEL PROJECTE QUE ESTÀS VEIENT” (WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT IS THE POTENTIAL OF THE OPEN CALL FOR THE PROJECT) were cut out of bread. It was important that the material should be commonly available, and not durable. Each letter was then sent to a person chosen at random from the phone book, asking the recipient to bring the letter to the EspaiDos exhibition space at the Sala Muncunill in Terrassa so that the sentence could be reconstructed. A dozen of the sixty-four letters sent out were returned.
The main goal of the project was to interview the twenty-five people who finally came along to the exhibition hall with their letter as well as the twenty-seven who did not. The interviews were used to compile people’s opinions, find out what they do in their free time, and gather other personal information.
A publication contains the conversations that we had, along with some conceptual maps that demonstrate the public’s response.