Thursday, March 15, 2018
From left to right: Christine Miele (Curator), Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger (Co-creator of the installation), Nicola Carpeggiani (Interactivity Designer)
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Watering the Imagination at the Spring Break Art Show
"Several other exhibitions were visually compelling or inventive, or so fully realized that I couldn’t help but spend the necessary time to suss out their meanings. The show Self on the Shelf was one of those technology-driven extravaganzas, when I touched a black dot on a quotidian furnishing in what was designed to look like a bedroom, the whole scene shifted and music and images wafting across the walls made me feel like by touching the button, I had entered a wormhole."
Seph Rodney for Hyperallergic, March 8, 2018
Our 21 Favorite Moments From SPRING/BREAK Art Show
"This year’s theme, “Stranger Comes to Town,” explores tensions of otherness, through concepts of migration, assimilation, and the nature of belonging.
We’ve selected some of our favorite booths, moments and encounters at this year’s show:
Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger, Self on a Shelf"
Kristina Adduci for Art Zealous, March 7, 2018
Self on the Shelf. Immersive Video Art Installation / Spring/Break 2018
Self on the Shelf - Stranger Comes to Town - NYC 2018 at Spring/Break Art Show New York 2018 is an immersive art installation that is based on the children's picture book “Elf on the Shelf”. The artists Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger, in collaboration with the interaction designer Nicola Carpeggiani, have created a child's bedroom and brought it to life as it responds to a series of clues and prompts, which are given to visitors as they enter the room.
Vernissage TV, New York, March 6, 2018
Politics, Strangers & Art Not to Miss at Spring/Break 2018
“Self on The Shelf” by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger. Curated by Christine Miele.
"Self on The Shelf was a distinct departure from the installations and room presentations that dominated the fair. Presenting as a child's bedroom, the work was enlivened through the act of finding and pressing a black button to present a series of changing environment that combined a childlike innocence with adult self-examination that didn't scour. In an unexpected twist, the work contained a live projection component so participates could see themselves appear on the walls as part of the art installation. It's all part of the dreamlike environment and secret places that is more nice than not.
Self on The Shelf was dreamed up by a pair of visual artists with skills in projected mapping, film, video, animation and visual art. Experiencing the installation was not nearly as complicated as the list of skills needed to create the fanciful work. The work is inspired by a childhood toy by the curator's son. His "Elf on the Shelf" was a toy that was a stand in for Santa Claus and, as part of his Christmas team, could report back on whether he was naughty or nice to determine the level of gifts delivered on Christmas Eve.
The Self on The Shelf can transform into both sweet dreams or nightmares where elves take over the room or storms envelop the room. Other actions will create the room to transform into a pool, a drawing that unfolds or to place the visitor in the room as way of looking themselves in the mirror.
Overall, the installation was a fun breathe in an art fair with work that could be heavy on the heart or harsh on the eyes."
Pat Rogers for Hamptons Art Hub, March 10, 2018
Spanish filmmaker Laia Cabrera and animator / videomapper Isabelle Duverger co-create an interactive immersive installation for Spring Break Art Show 2018.
"Through immersive interactive projection mapping, video art, illustration and animation, Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger, in collaboration with interaction designer Nicola Carpeggiani, have created a child’s bedroom and bring it to life as it responds to a series of clues or hints, which are given to visitors as they enter the room, turning into a nightmarish dreamscape in honor of the eponymous elf which has become the symbol of children’s intimate acceptance of 21st century surveillance realities.
Extracted from a 2012 journal entry about curator Christine Miele’s son and his relationship with James, his first Elf on the Shelf, the concept of this stranger from the North Pole was born. The dramatic visual effects transforms the room as the viewer explores feelings, emotions and limits between reality and fantasy."
Spain Arts and Culture, March 6, 2018
Christine Miele, Curator
An Immersive Interactive Video Mapping and Sound Art Installation by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
Interaction by Nicola Carpeggiani / Experiential Branding by Laura Valenzuela / Product Design Artist Amy Pilkington
Photo Credit: Sammy Sachs, Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger
Monday, February 26, 2018
Self on the Shelf Immersive Interactive Art Installation for Spring/Break Art Show, March 6-12, 2018
In 'Self On The Shelf', filmmaker and videoartist Laia Cabrera and animator and video mapper Isabellle Duverger will co-create an interactive immersive installation for Spring Break Art Show, as part of the Armory Arts Week, turning a small boy's bedroom into a nightmarish dreamscape in honor of the eponymous elf which has become the symbol of our children's intimate acceptance of 21st century surveillance realities.
Through immersive interactive projection mapping, video art, illustration and animation, Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger, in collaboration with interaction designer Nicola Carpeggiani, will create a child's bedroom and bring it to life as it responds to a series of clues or hints, which will be given to visitors as they enter the room.
Extracted from a 2012 journal entry about Chris' son and his relationship with James, his first Elf on the Shelf, the concept of this stranger from the North Pole was born. The dramatic visual effects will transform the room as the viewer explores feelings, emotions and limits between reality and fantasy.
Christine Miele, Curator
An Immersive Art Installation by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
Interaction by Nicola Carpeggiani / Experiential Branding by Laura Valenzuela
Renders by Isabelle Duverger and Laia Cabrera
Self on the Shelf Immersive Interactive Video Mapping Art Installation
Spring/Break Art Show, March 6-12, 2018
Spring Break Art Show, as part of Armory Arts Week
4 Times Square, New York, NY - March 6-12, 2018 from 11am to 6pm
Guest Passes Here: eventbrite.com/o/springbreak-art-show-12813445625
Artwork on sale here: springbreakartfair.com
Friday, November 17, 2017
"This incredible animation showcases the ways in with the Center for Popular Democracy builds power to strengthen our collective capacity to envision and win an innovative pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda." — Center for Popular Democracy
Animation, sound design and music editing by Isabelle Duverger (Laia Cabrera & Co.)
Video Projection Mapping, Videoart and Animation by Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger
Deutsches Haus at NYU - 42 Washington Mews (corner of University Place), Greenwich Village, New York, NY
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco is the King Juan Carlos Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization for Fall 2017. Jiménez-Blanco is a distinguished Spanish art historian, whose main field of interest is the relationship between art and politics in 20th century Spain. Since 1995 she has been a faculty member of the Department of Art History III (Contemporary) of the Complutense University of Madrid, and from 2002 to 2006 she taught at the Departament d’Humanitats of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona.
Video produced by Laia Cabrera & Co.
A Play Directed by Puy Navarro
Assistant direction: Nick Rogers
Cast: Victoria Salvador, Pep Ricart, Ester Martínez, Paco Trenzano, Bautista Duarte, Leo de Bari
Music:Sergio martínez (Percusión), Alexei León (Vientos)
Costumes: Alex Vinash
Light Design: Pelegrí Duart
Visuals and Projection Design: Laia Cabrera e Isabelle Duverger
Stage Design: Ferrán Navarro
Music Composition: Alexei León y Sergio Martinez
A play about the love between two people that goes beyond the boundaries of life.
"ELSE and HENRY" received the "Nuestras Voces" award by the MetLife Foundation, a US national writers competition. And now I have the great opportunity to DIRECT it in Valencia, Spain.
September 7-11, 2017
Espacio Inestable - Calle de Aparisi y Guijarro, 7 – Valencia
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Video Projection Mapping, Visuals and Animations by Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger (Laia Cabrera & Co)
Deutsches Haus at NYU - Friday, September 22, 2017
Deutsches Haus at NYU - Friday, September 22, 2017