L.E.V. 2018 reveals first names of Laboratorio de Electrónica Visual’s twelfth edition
Laboratorio de Electrónica Visual, Gijón’s International Audiovisual Creation Festival, comes back for its eleventh edition with an appealing and eclectic lineup. The festival will be held in different spaces of the Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura Art Complex and the city of Gijón.
L.E.V., a project co-produced by the Government of the Principality of Asturias, Gijón’s Town Council, LABoral Centro de Arte and Datatrón Collective, keeps on searching the evolution of new audiovisual languages. From April 26 to 29, the Festival will feature a lineup full of daring and innovative international acts that aim to go beyond classic formats within the fields of sound and vision creations.
Performances, installations, audiovisual live shows, showcases, workshops will compose L.E.V. Festival’s body of artistic projects.
Hiroaki Umeda makes his return to L.E.V. to showcase his stunning Intensional Particle performance: a truly information overload in real time, as much explosive as poetic, that will stay in the retina of the audience for a long time.
The unclassifiable Martin Messier & Yro also come back with their first collaboration: ASHES, their new audiovisual creation, reminds us that the world’s substance, perceived on a microscopic level, is nothing but a universe in itself. After several months of artistic residence in a co-production among Montreal, Paris and Gijón, L.E.V. Festival will host the worldwide premiere of this project.
Creative Italian artist Michela Pelusio will also join our roster with her interpretation of quantum physics in her Spacetime Helix project, a fascinating attempt at visualizing sounds to explore the concept of infinity and the “string theory”, through a set of frequencies and visual and sound geometries.
Another collaboration, in this case between Murcof and Canadian artist Jimmy Lakatos, will bring us Nebula, an installation that tries to visualize the most cosmic side of the sound universe of the Mexican artist.
Among the audiovisual live shows we will find the worldwide premiere of Deep State,
the new av project by highly prolific Atom ™, Rabit and Cecile’s take on Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs Du Mal,
the new project by innovative British audiovisual creator Zan Lyons:
and the audiovisual dreamscapes of Loscil, a further development of the language explored in their most recent albums: Sea Island and Monument Builders.
Our bill also includes the particular vision of sci-fi dance music by legendary Zombie Zombie, who will play their new Livity project
and Lusine’s blend of techno and electronic:
L.E.V. 2017 | LABORATORIO DE ELECTRÓNICA VISUAL
XII International Festival of Audiovisual Creation of Gijón
Atom tm “Deep State” (world premiere) [raster-media, De]
Hiroaki Umeda “Intensional Particle” [Jp]
Loscil live a/v [Kranky, Ca]
Martin Messier & Yro “Ashes” (world premiere) [Ca/Fr]
Zombie Zombie [Versatile, Fr]
Lusine [Ghostly International, USA]
Murcof & Jimmy Lakatos “Nebula” (world premiere) [Mx/Ca]
Rabit live AV (w CECILIA) “Les Fleurs Du Mal” [Halcyon Veil, USA/Fr]
Michela Pelusio “Spacetime Helix” [It]
Zan Lyons live a/v (world premiere) [Uk]
and many more!