CAN SERRAT is located in El Bruc, at the foot of the magical mountain of Montserrat and only 45 km from Barcelona. This center was founded in 1989 by a group of 11 Norwegian artists*, including Vilde von Krogh. This former wine bodega hosts an International Art Centre, where artists from around the world come to work in a beautiful and tranquil environment. Since 2012 it has also been the venue for Brucstock Art and Music festival, where local and international artists participate in a blasting weekend of concerts, performances and exhibitions every year in the last weekend of October.

* Thorleif Gjedebo, Helle Kaarem, Vilde Von Krogh, Yngvild Nergaard, Terje Nicolaysen,
Carlos Cortes Leon, Live Rasmussen, Siv Johansen, Tone Fjereide, Vibeke Marnburg, Johanna Getz

 

Bruckstock Art and Music Festival (2012 ->)

BRUCSTOCK Art & Music Festival is an experimental art and music festival that explores the live format and aims to create a platform for local and international artists. Brucstock is located in a nature reserve in the village El Bruc, at the foot of the holy mountain, Montserrat, outside Barcelona. The festival takes place in the surrounding landscape at The International Art Center, Can Serrat

BRUCSTOCK is a non-profit organization and was established in 2012, initiated and organized by the Norwegian artists Vilde von Krogh and Annette Stav Johanssen. Since 2016 the festival has been collaborating with the local non-profit organization ELS AMICS DE CAN SERRAT, head of the local booking.


The festival in its entirety is organized in the surrounding landscape at Can Serrat. The program act as an organic composition between the natural surroundings and the artists’ contributions, concerts, performances, films and workshops. A vibrant garden that inspires floating dialogs between artists and visitors.


In this beautiful environment we want to reactivate the academic potential that emanates from the ancient Greek Academicus-garden. In this garden, the philosophical discussions were without constraints and had a more conversational approach than the modern academic teaching model based on the monologue of the auditorium. Also, the symposium was central as a place of discourse where food and drink were elemental in the exchange of opinions. On Brucstock we want the conversation to take place between all sorts of people, inspired by the content of the festival.

The name “Brucstock” has its origin from the site specific village name, El Bruc, and also refers via its title in the near past and focus on the mood that existed in the 60-70s; a period where music and art were in an expanding merging phase via directions such as the hippie movement, Fluxus, Neo Dada, to name a few.

We also point out the major social changes in the period, especially in terms of civil rights in the United States, Gay Movement and the second major Feminist wave in Europe and America. Brucstock will also be a platform for discussions in a contemporary time where topics as racism, anti-feminist and homophobic attitudes are rapidly expanding in the world.


Can Serrat houses the artists, and parts of the outside areas are used for free camping for visitors. This creates an intimate social and exchanging situation between artists and visitors; all of which are participants in an ongoing social sculpture with artistic eruptions.

BRUCSTOCK Art & Music Festival

Megafon (DK) 2016
Dromedar (NO) 2016Truman Chance (US) 2016Red Périll (ES) 2016

 

Video excerpt from BRUCSTOCK FESTIVAL 2017


BRUCSTOCK ’17: PERFORMANCE WALK

Complete video documentation of the Performance Walk by students and artists in association with Prosjektskolen Art School at the annual Brucstock Art & Music festival at Can Serrat Art Centre, at the foot of the magic Montserrat mountain in the village El Bruc outside Barcelona. Sunday 30th Octobre 2016.

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