Open summon to women wish to attend a project about the former prison of Palma

27th January 2014

Open summon to women wish to attend a project about the former prison of Palma

Es Baluard summons women of all ages to participate in the video project "Las Hermanitas", by Natxa Pomar. The project is focused on the former women's prison of Palma -known as Las Hermanitas or Can Sales- during the Civil War and postwar .

(Above: Letter of Matilde Landa to her daughter from the prison of Palma, October 21, 1940 [Extract of the book David Ginard Ferón. Matilde Landa. De la Institución Libre de Enseñanza a las prisiones franquistas. Ed. Flor del viento, 2005, Barcelona])


The video recording will consist of a reading by a group of women who recite individually and in chorus the letters written by Matilde Landa, one of the political prisoners of the old prison, where he committed suicide in 1942, to her daughter "Carmencilla", who was in exile in Mexico between 1940 and 1941 using pseudonyms and metaphors to avoid censorship.

The video will be part of the intervention Natxa Pomar in Public Library Can Sales, located just in front of where the old prison building was, now destroyed.

The project is curated by Nekane Aramburu, Es Baluard's director, and will be presented on March 5 as part of the Festival Miradas de Mujeres.

Following the presentation of the project at Can Sales will be a round table.

Days of recording:

  • Thursday, 13 and Friday, February 14 from 3 to 9 pm.
  • If necessary, can be extended to Saturday February 15 from 10 am to 2 pm.

The recording time of each woman will be about 20 minutes, plus a half hour of recording in the choir. If a woman just wants to participate individually, or just in the chorus, they can specify it in the registration. The only requirement is to go dressed in black, without turtleneck.

Registration can be done via e-mail at or phone 652 238 144, indicating full name, age, telephone number and time availability .