L.E.V. Festival. Laboratorio de Electrónica Visual celebrated its 15th anniversary in Gijón, from July 22 to 25. In the course of four days, the festival occupied different city spaces with amazing works of audiovisual art, electronic music and digital art.
Supported by Gijón’s Town Council, this year’s line up included several audiovisual performances and live shows at Teatro Jovellanos and Teatro de la LABoral, by artists Ryoichi Kurokawa, fuse*, Lucie Antunes, Fasenuova + Marta Verde, Tadej Drolic and Alex Augier; the first Spanish solo exhibition by new media artist Hsin-Chien Huang, a joint effort with Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture and Economic and Taipei’s Trade Office in Spain, plus virtual reality shows at Capilla del Palacio Revillagigedo; two audiovisual installations at Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto and LABoral Centro de Arte, by Elías Merino & Sergio Millán and Fred Penelle & Yannick Jacquet; and augmented reality experiences at Escuela de Comercio and Espigón de Fomento, created by Adrien M & Claire B, Brest Brest Brest collective, and Julie Stephen Chheng.
In a collaboration with the Youth Department and the Principality of Asturias’ Conseyu de la Mocedá, the Escuela de Comercio also hosted a workshop for youngsters about electronic and vocal musical creations, directed by sound project dot tape dot, who played two shows with his students at Muséu del Pueblu d’Asturies. Besides, artist Cyril Meroni showcased live the results of his residency at LABoral Centro de Arte, the audiovisual performance Advienne.
Two activities from the Festival are still open to the public, with free entrance: until January 2021 at LABoral Centro de Arte, the audiovisual installation Mécaniques Discursives by Fred Penelle and Yannick Jacquet, included in the programme Años Luz, with the support of Fundación EDP; and, as a permanent exhibition at Espigón de Fomento, the augmented reality experience Uramado AR. Tanukis Awake by Julie Stephen Chheng.