L.E.V. Festival Gijón/Xixón presents two installations which immerse us in new visual and sonic universes
- Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura will host ROW, a scalable, holographic installation created by art collective Tundra. The installation explores our perception of information, language and debate.
- At Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto you will be able to enjoy Frozen Music, a big format, generative video by Canadian artists Cadie Desbiens-Desmeules and Michael Gary Dean.
- The installations will be open to the public on September 10-13, free entrance, and following all the new health and hygiene rules necessary to ensure the safety of the audience.
- Besides, new synergies will be created with the Circuit of Artistic Activities Arenas Movedizas, which will take place on the same dates and will include different virtual reality and audiovisual activities.
L.E.V. Festival, Laboratorio de Electrónica Visual, hosts two audiovisual experiences in the city of Gijón/Xixón, which may be attended at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura and Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto de Gijón/Xixón: the installations ROW, created by the Russian collective Tundra, and Frozen Music, by Canadian artists Cadie Desbiens-Desmeules and Michael Gary Dean. L.E.V. Festival keeps the audiovisual installations on the scheduled dates, but there will be no live shows.
ROW, by art collective Tundra, at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura
Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura will host ROW, a scalable, holographic installation created by art collective Tundra. The installation explores our perception of information, language and debate.
A row is a basic way to structure data, from mathematics to the twelve notes of the chromatic scale in music. There are infinite rows of data floating in the air every second, being converted into messages and voices. Bits of information become symbols that can be combined into words, words add up to become sentences, and sentences translate our ideas and thoughts.
ROW is made up of a modular array of holographic screens that can form lines of various lengths and shapes, adapting to any space. Translating raw visuals driven by generative sound, the content echoes in the different screens with a slight delay, creating various moving patterns that highlight and reflect the spatial characteristics of the room where it is installed.
Frozen Music, by Cadie Desbiens-Desmeules and Michael Gary Dean, at Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto, Gijón/Xixón
L.E.V. Festival returns to Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto de Gijón / Xixón with the installation Frozen Music, a large format generative video by Canadian artists Cadie Desbiens-Desmeules and Michael Gary Dean.
In this piece, images and sound build up a strange synesthesia. The soundscapes follow one another between chaotic sounds and delicate melodies, while digital sculptures are generated before the eyes of the spectator, in real time, on a large screen.
Arenas Movedizas. Circuit of Artistic Activities
Both L.E.V Festival installations will take place the same weekend as the Circuit of Artistic Activities Arenas Movedizas, sharing the same premises and multiplying the experience, focused on electronic sound creation and its relationship with visual arts. At Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, you may enjoy a VR Cinema session with Ghost in the Shell: Virtual Reality Diver by Hiroaki Higashi, a virtual reality version of this animated film, a true cyberpunk classic and one of the best Japanese animation movies from the nineties.
Other activities by Arenas Movedizas include ATLAS, a singular experience of augmented reality created by Yann Deval & Marie-g Losseau where we can build huge cities in a virtual world; the painted wall En el jardín by Paula Fernández, better known as Dudelsea; sessions of animated short films at Escuela de Comercio, plus an exhibition of animated illustrations created using augmented reality techniques by collective La Maison Tangible, which will be showed at different places in Gijón under the name Midi Minuit.
L.E.V. Festival en Gijón/Xixón is a project by DATATRON collective, with the support of the Government of the Principality of Asturias, Gijón’s Town Council and LABoral Centro de Arte, which keeps on searching the evolution of new audiovisual and electronic languages on the forefront of digital creativity.
L.E.V. FESTIVAL 2020
LABORATORIO DE ELECTRÓNICA VISUAL | 14th edition
Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto (CCAI)
Thursday September 10: from 6pm to 9pm.
Friday 11 to Sunday 13: 11am to 2pm, and 4pm to 9pm.
Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura. Sala de Pinturas
Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 September: from 11:30am to 2:30pm and 4:30pm to 8:30pm.
Sunday September 13: from 11:30am to 2:30pm.
Shows every 30 minutes.
Limited capacity following current regulations. Wearing face mask is mandatory.