This Monday October 23 at Madrid’s Teatro Eslava, Time Out celebrated its first Time Out Cultura de Madrid Awards ceremony, an initiative born out of the magazine’s interest for original and distinctive projects created in Madrid for the whole world, for daring works and for risky artists. L.E.V. Matadero has received the award ‘Most innovative project’, after their fifth year at Centro de Creación Contemporánea Matadero Madrid, which took place at the end of September.
The winning projects and artists of these first Awards have been chosen by a jury formed by editors and contributors of Time Out Madrid –Irene Calvo, Sara Morales, Álvaro Vicente and managing editor Marta Bac– as well as cultural representatives of the city, such as Alberto Fesser, director of La Fábrica; Natalia Álvarez Simó, art director of Condeduque, and Nerea Fernández, gallerist and president of Arte Madrid; plus several brands which promote culture through different initiatives, with Beatriz Osuna, director of Fundación Coca Cola and Inés Fonseca, marketing director at Diageo.
Time Out has defined L.E.V. Matadero as “an unmissable event in Madrid if you want to get a taste of what is happening in the world of the most avant-garde audiovisual creations, digital art and extended realities”. It also mentions the multiple choices offered by the festival for all kinds of audiences, from “the curious neophyte (interactive video installations and augmented reality experiences), passersby at Matadero (there are a lot of astonishing street performances) and fans who buy their tickets promptly for the electronica sessions”, concluding that “its immersion into the experimental is as singular as evocative and interesting”.
The L.E.V. (Laboratorio de Electrónica Visual) Team wants to thank the jury, staff and team of Time Out Madrid for this award, as well as Matadero and Madrid City Council’s Department of Culture, for making this festival possible, and all the institutions, contributors and the audience, for being part of this project.