Canedo is a project developed in Galicia, in the village of Quintela de Canedo. The film begins with a portrait of the Vázquez Peleteiro family standing before a tree that belongs to them. The tree is cut down and processed afterwards in a nearby plant in order to make paper. This paper is then used to print the family portrait using traditional methods. The prints gradually lose figurative value as the plate wears out. After binding, the book goes back to the original family, who bury it where they tree used to grow and accord it the honours it deserves.
Vicente Vázquez (Tarragona, 1976) and Usue Arrieta (Arrasate, 1979) met in Cuenca and began working together in 2003, under the name “weareQQ.” Together, they have developed a multi-disciplinary body, based on exercises redefining social spaces that may determine political, ideological, and economic aspects of the given everyday environment –a way of creating, through videos, installations, and interventions in public space, new possibilities for people to relate to their contexts. Their work has been on display at art centres like Centro de Arte Juan Ismael, CA2M, or Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid and galleries such as Nogueras Blanchard or Àngels Barcelona, among others. Their videos have been shown at Centro Galego de Artes da Imaxe (CGAI), La noche en blanco, La Casa Encendida, and international festivals in Las Palmas, Ourense, and Mexico City (FMX). They have been artists in residence in Barcelona (Fábrica de Creación Fabra i Coats), Bilbao (BilbaoArte), and Rosario, Argentina (El Levante). They have received grants from Barcelona Producció, Can Xalant, Injuve, and Agadic and conducted workshops in cultural centres in Spain, Argentina, and Peru.