Planet LEV Matadero. Digital Explorations
L.E.V. Matadero will have a big, immersive and collaborative virtual stage. Created by Children of Cyberspace and produced by Matadero Madrid and L.E.V, the project Planet LEV is a new artistic experience, born during lockdown in order to turn these challenging times for culture into a chance to experiment with new formats.
This dreamlike universe is a circuit of audiovisual installations, sculptures, and animations, available in virtual reality, through the devices installed at Cineteca Plató, and through web browsers, visiting planet.levfestival.com
Among the installations, we will be able to enjoy works created for this virtual world by artists close to L.E.V.’s orbit, such as Robert Lippok & Lucas Gutiérrez and their SPIN project: two impressive levitating rings that generate a space for meditation between them, a place where nature sounds and civilization meet. Planet LEV is also inhabited by Tentacle Queen, a four-armed goddess and the main character in Zora Jones‘ new album, created by herself and Sinjin Hawke through their creative platform Fractal Fantasy; and Monades by Sabrina Ratté, a series of sculptures made of 3D scans which invite us to think about the role of selfies in our digital world.
Heterotopies, the first collaboration of Elías Merino and Sergio Millán, is an abstract, tridimensional space formed by colossal audiovisual structures, where music and visuals go through different processes. The result is an experience of infinite possible realities. Concentric Core Reflector, a fragmented structure in the shape of a shimmering portal, a way to get inside a cave where the synthetic forms reflect organic systems, is a project created by MSHR, the twosome formed by Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy.
Last but not least, Biosphere & Initi will stay at Planet LEV during the four days of the festival with a daunting audiovisual work created specifically for Domos.
Among the live acts and the audiovisual happenings which will take place online, we may find artists such as Nik Void & Peter Rehgber with their joint effort NPVR as part of Arcanoid, the Forest in Planet LEV. Their live show Ecosistema will occupy one of the caves in the planet.
Besides the installation by Fractal Fantasy, the festival also hosts the new show by this duo. Dreamrooms is the result of a highly experimental process, which takes them through a quite an unbeaten path.
Taiwanese production company Meuko! Meuko! collaborates with NAXS Corp. to create an online virtual reality installation and the audiovisual show Ghost Island: Innervision, a dystopian world set to experimental, dreamlike sonic landscapes. And Boris Divider will showcase Spheral.dome, an audiovisual project designed to be screened over a spherical dome.
Besides, dot tape dot will play a live show conceived as a single, several hour long piece, a compendium of Daniel Romero’s latest works about algorithmic, generative composition. Organic sounds, dreamy ambient and ethereal melodies, accompanied by a swarm of sound fireflies that will inhabit the desert of Planet LEV.