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.
Among other artists, 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.
Source: LEV Festival 2018