Amara safari

Amara safari

Through the tools and aesthetics monopolised by the tourism industries, the Amara Safari artists used the San Sebastian residency to analyse the boundaries of the Corners experience and their opportunities. They worked in public, with the active participation of the locals. Through the collection process, the workshops and the use of the space, the artists collected and interpreted the elements of the neighbourhood. At the same time, they presented them to the locals through an exhibition, a guided visit, a show and printed material. Mass tourism has caused amazing transformations in many regions of Europe. Amara Safari’s goal was not to imitate or to dream about ‘another place’, but to observe the ‘here’ concept and pay attention to it. As they reinterpreted and reflected daily life, new narratives and a new commitment among the locals were created and, at the same time, new audiences were attracted. The goal was to promote daily life the same way ‘monuments’ and tourist guide attractions are, with the same perspective, treatment and language.