About the 16th edition of L.E.V. Festival in Gijón
From April 28 to May 1, 2022, L.E.V. Festival (Laboratorio de Electrónica Visual) celebrated its 16th edition in Gijón, going back to its usual dates and night programming in the Nave of Laboral Centro de Arte as in previous editions before the pandemic. For four days and in different venues, the public of the city and its visitors were offered an extensive line up that showcased some of the most astonishing artistic experiences in the field of electronic sound creation, audiovisual creation and contemporary digital art.
With the support of the City Council of Gijón and the Principality of Asturias, L.E.V. focused this year’s program on concerts and audiovisual performances, with a line up headlined by the emblematic English producer Squarepusher, and audiovisual shows as impressive as the multimedia performance The End of the World by Ukrainian pianist Lubomyr Melnyk together with collective spime.im and cellist Julia Kent.
It also offered virtual and augmented reality experiences in synergy with the project Arenas Movedizas and two artistic installations: the dynamic light sculpture Espills by Playmodes, in collaboration with Fundación EDP; and the installation Liminal by Canadian artist LP Rondeau.
L.E.V. Festival | 16th Edition
28 April-1 May, 2022. Gijón (Asturias, SP)
An initiative by: Datatron
Supported by: Ayuntamiento de Gijón y Principado de Asturias
Promoted by: Fundación EDP
In collaboration with: La Salve, Japan Foundation, Embajada de Canadá en España, Oficina de Québec en Barcelona, Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Madrid, Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Arenas Movedizas, Conseyu de la Mocedá del Principáu d’Asturies, Conseyu de Mocedá de Xixón, Radio 3, Neo2, The Wire.
Venues: Teatro Jovellanos, Teatro de la Laboral, Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Muséu del Pueblu d’Asturies, Capilla del Revillagigedo, Escuela de Comercio.
Concerts & audiovisual performances:
Squarepusher [Uk / Warp] _ Lubomyr Melnyk + SPIME.IM feat. Julia Kent: The End Of The World [Ua / It / Ca] _ µ-Ziq [Uk / Planet Mu] _ Klara Lewis + Nik Colk Void w/ Pedro Maia [Se / Uk / Pt] _ Martin Messier: Echo Chamber [Ca-Qc] _ Jana Rush [Us / Planet Mu]
Myriam Bleau: Unsculpt [Ca/Qc] _ Barker & Reza Hasni [ Uk / Sg. Leisure System] _ Playmodes: FORMS – String Quartet [Sp] _ Push 1 stop & Intercity-Express: Influenced [Ca-Qc / Jp] _ Gabber Modus Operandi [Id / SVBKVLT. Yes No Wave] _ SPIME.IM: Zero AV [It / Ous] _ Okkre: Noisea [Sp] _ Soft as Snow [No / Infinite Machine] _ Maxwell Sterling: Hollywood Medieval: Quadruplum Recital [Uk / The Death of Rave – Ecstatic Recordings/AD 93] _ Jason Sharp [Ca / Constellation Records] _ Promising/Youngster [Sp_Sin Hilo / Analogical Force] _ Death Folk 80 [Sp]
Playmodes: Espills [Sp]. En colaboración con Fundación EDP.
LP Rondeau: Liminal [Ca-Qc]
VR & AR experiences:
Archer’s Mark & Atlas V: On the morning you wake (to the end of the world)
Nico Casavecchia & Martin Allais: Battlescar. Punk was invented by girls
Karim Ben Khelifa: Seven Grams