Claudia Maté. Entes Celestiales

Claudia Maté

Madrid artist Claudia Maté, one of the most internationally renowned net artists, has created specifically for L.E.V. Matadero festival two large-scale virtual sculptures inspired by El Ángel Caído (The Fallen Angel), an emblematic sculpture by Ricardo Bellver located at El Retiro park in Madrid.

Using the free app LEV AR, Maté invites us to geolocate the different adaptations of these sculptures through augmented reality technology. They can be found at Matadero Madrid, Templo de Debod, Plaza del Palacio Real and Plaza de la Cruz Verde. There is also a small-scale version of the sculpture that you can visualize from any location.

Claudia Maté

CLAUDIA MATÉ (b. 1985, Spain) lives and work in Paris. She works in a large area of new media and online based works. Her works come from a variety of formats including programming, 3D, video, videogames, VR, GIF and sound.

She is Co-founder and curator at cloaque org. Her work manages to blend the familiar with the odd, and the futuristic with strange retro tropes. She has realised her ambition to fuse the internet and interactive 3D technology into an aesthetic that is non-ideological and defines a never-ending new aesthetic – into a surreal and pixelated world where anything is possible, and nothing is as it seems.

Mate’s works has been exhibited internationally in Spain, USA, France, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, Croatia, Italy, Germany, Chile, Argentina, Switzerland, Netherlands, Venezuela, Korea, Mexico, Greece, Czech Republic, Iran, Peru, Lithuania, UK and online


  1. Download the free app from Apple Store or Google Play Store.


Google Play:

  1. Open the app and activate the Augmented Reality window using the “ON” button.
  1. There are two versions of the sculpture: the OPEN version (available from any location) and the GEOLOCATED version (large-scale and available from specific spots of the city of Madrid). Choose the one you would like to use by clicking on the HOUSE icon.
  1. OPEN VERSION: Find a horizontal surface on which you will locate the sculpture and tap the screen to set it in place. Tap again if you want to move, rotate o scale the artwork.
  1. You can modify parameters to play with light, shadows and the elevation of the sculpture by clicking on the wheel-shaped SETTINGS icon.
  1. GEOLOCATED VERSION: In the app, you can access a map with all the locations where you can visualize the large-scale sculptures. You will have to find the exact spots for them to show up. The compass on the screen will guide you.
  1. Use the app camera to capture the sculpture and share your photos on social media using the hashtags #LEVMatadero and #CiudadAumentada.





Templo de Debod

Pl.del Palacio Real

Pl. de la Cruz Verde

OPEN version: