Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dec 2013: Video Installation Mapping for Charity event for Haiti, Raw Space, Harlem

Bon Bagay: Art Auction and Charity event for Haiti, Raw Space, Harlem, NYC, Dec 2013

Mixed media projection and mapping created by Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger
Original footage from Jaffa Films

"Bon Bagay: Haitian Art Auction & Charity Event" to help empower the lives of women and young girls of gender based violence in Haiti & the Dominican Republic, an evening of art, music, food, guest speakers and film to support aid organizations in Haiti and the Dominican Republic in the fight of civil rights and citizenship for hundreds of thousands Dominican-born children of Haitian immigrants. Organized by Jaffa Films, the Haitian Women For Haitian Refugees (HWFHR) and Movimiento De Mujeres Dominico Haitiana - The Movement of Dominican Women of Haitian Descent (MUDHA).







Sunday, November 24, 2013

November 2013: Opening videos for 2013 Digital Health Conference, NYC

Opening videos for New York eHealth Collaborative's 2013 Digital Health Conference in New York City.
In the rapidly evolving Health IT world, our ecosystem is constantly changing, adapting, and readjusting to new connections, disruptions, and innovation.

Video Created by Laia Cabrera & Co. - Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger - Script by Julie Galdieri

Play Video > 2013 Digital Health Conference: An Ecosystem Transforming Healthcare Through Technology

Video Created by Laia Cabrera & Co. - Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger - Script by Julie Galdieri

Play Video > SHIN-NY - Dr MARSHALL: Opening Video for 2013 Digital Health Conference Gala, NYC
Video Created by Laia Cabrera & Co. - Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Untitled Mind at Nuit Blanche - Art All Night DC 2013

by Laia Cabrera in collaboration with Catherine Correa and Isabelle Duverger



“Untitled Mind” is a multilayered mapped projection design conceived as a short film video dance piece that explores the otherness in the self, focusing in the idea of the mirrored one, the creative ability, the dream, the unconscious mind.

Directed and filmed by Laia Cabrera, the piece is based on an original idea by Catherine Correa in collaboration with awarded choreographer Alexandre Proia. The piece features two actors/dancers Catherine Correa and Jonathan Royse Windham with production design and visual effects by Isabelle Duverger, music by Javier Moreno Sanchez, sound design by Gisella-Fulla Silvestre and Arooj Aftab, assistant production by Florencia Minniti.

The piece is a multimedia video and sound installation inspired by Emma Jung’s notion of the “Amandus”: “The Amandus lures the girl into his house, gives her wine to drink and afterwards takes her into the underground (psyche) to kill her. As he prepares himself for this, a sort of intoxication overcomes the girl. In a sudden impulse of love, she embraces the murderer, who is immediately robbed of his power and dissolves after promising to stand by her side in the future as a helpful spirit.” Both rest in harmony in the bed of the unconscious mind.

Video and Sound Installation as part of the Nuit Blanche - Art All Night DC 
Wonder Bread Factory - Washington, DC - September 28, 2013

Website / Storyboard / Bios / Trailer / Pictures

CREDITS:
Projection Design, Video and Sound Installation by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger

Based on an original idea by Catherine Correa
 and awarded choreographer Alexandre Proia
Directed and filmed by Laia Cabrera
Choreography by Alexandre Proia
Dancers: Catherine Correa and Jonathan Royse Windham

Production Design and Visual effects by Isabelle Duverger

Camera and Editing by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger 

Music by Javier Moreno Sanchez, performed by Javier Moreno Sanchez and Cat Toren
Sound Design by Gisella-Fulla Silvestre
Sound Recording by Arooj Aftab

Assistant production: Florencia Minniti and Lluis Tarrida



Pictures from Installation in DC Photo Credits: vithayaphotography

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

NYIT Award Nominee 2013 for Garden of Delights Outstanding Innovative Design

Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger are New York Innovative Theater Award Nominee for Garden of Delights Outstanding Innovative Design (Projection Design, Video-Art and Animations) for The New Stage Theatre Company's production of Garden of Delights at the New York Innovative Theater Awards 2013.

Garden of Delights at the Theater for the New City - Joyce and Seward Johnson Theater From November 15th to December 2nd, 2012


Watch trailer: Garden of Delights theater play - Visuals and Video Installation


The New Stage Theatre Company updates Arrabal's tale of Lais' dazzling and bizarre journey in this mesmeric production directed by Ildiko Nemeth, with video projection designers Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger. Through a carefully crafted imaginary, the play depict some of the ways that today's culture - celebrity-obsessed to an unprecedented degree - and the preponderance of certain primal behaviors within that culture, may inform the audience's interpretation of Arrabal's premise.

Directed by Ildiko Nemeth
Set Design by Ildiko Nemeth
Projection Design, Video-Art and Animations by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
Choreography by Catherine Correa and Ildiko Nemeth in collaboration with the Actors
Lighting Design by Federico Restrepo
Original Score by Jon Gilbert Leavitt
Cast: Kaylin Lee Clinton, Belle Caplis, Brandon Olson*, Chris Tanner, Geraldine Dulex, Denice Kondik, Francisca Magalhães, Valerie Miller, Florencia Minniti, Devin Nelson, Emma Pettersson, Alexandra Pike, Juliana Silva, and Jeanne Lauren Smith
(*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association)

Principal Administrator: Fabiyan Pemble-Belkin
Press Agent: DARR Publicity

Garden of Delights is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
This program is supported, in part, by Spain Culture New York- Consulate General of Spain: a member of the network Spain Arts and Culture.
Cage provided by HumanCages.com

Video produced by Laia Cabrera & Co. http://laiacabrera.com/company/

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

PIKOLINOS POP UP STORE IN NYC, a 2-floor video mapping installation

On a landmark building at 32 Gansevoort street, the Spanish shoe brand PIKOLINOS has opened its doors to their first store in USA, designed by the multidisciplinary NY-based branding studio MERRY+VALENZUELA. The team formed by the founders of the company Laura Valenzuela and Bea Merry, the Interior Designer Alex Perinat, and Video Artists and Installation Maker Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger, has created a wonderful mediterranean-infused space in the heart of the Meatpacking District.
Upstairs a video installation based on the three collections: the Maasai collection, the Colors collection and the fantastic Spring/Summer shoe and bag collection. Downstairs in the store cellar, check out the "Maasai Lab": video installations highlighting Maasai culture and the company’s commitment to cutting-edge technology, innovation, continuous evolution and a forward-looking vision.
The "Maasai Lab in the Cellar" was conceived as a sensorial and multimedia experience for all audiences to discover the Maasai culture and promote creativity. Through sounds, video, textiles, objects and interaction, you will be able to explore, understand, feel and experience the landscapes of Kenya, the beauty of its fashion, the work of these women and the significant involvement of Pikolinos with the non profit ADCAM, which allows the Maasai women to sustain their entire community.
Open from April 16, 2013 to January 31, 2014

Projection Design, Video and Sound Installation Mapping, Video-Art and Animations by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
Interior Design by Alejandra Perinat
Creative Direction, Production and Branding by Laura Valenzuela and Bea Merry (Merry + Valenzuela)

Pop-up Store mapping installation







Opening Night


Maasai Lab at the Cellar (a sound and 3-projector mapping video installation)






Sunday, February 24, 2013

February 24, 2013: Prologue by Maria Litvan



February 24, 2013 - CPR - Center for Performance Research - 361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn

Conceived and directed by Maria Litvan
Performed by Catherine Correa and Francisco Reyes
Music Design by Nana Simopoulos
Drawing by Isabelle Duverger
Video projections by Laia Cabrera & Co.

Prologue is a tribute to French philosopher, mystic, and social activist Simone Weil (1909- 1943). Simone Weil, described by Albert Camus as “the only great spirit of our times” and by Susan Sontag as “one of the most uncompromising and troubling witnesses to the modern travail of the spirit.” Weil had an extraordinary capacity to dwell within highly philosophical and metaphysical thought, while still emphasizing the importance of embodied experience. She realized that in order to theorize about the working-class, one had to experience their reality firsthand. Thus, despite her poor health conditions, she left her teaching position to work in a factory. Weil’s passionate nature also drove her to participate in many of the political affairs of her time. She confronted Trotsky, fought in the Spanish Civil war, participated in the French Resistance… But, even more unusual for a leftist intellectual of her time, Weil’s interests increasingly focused on religion and mysticism.

Most of Simone Weil’s writings are annotations of thoughts following her own mental associations, thus reading them is like entering directly into Weil’s stream of consciousness. Inspired by her writings, Prologue is a composition of moments – snapshots into Weil’s life and thought. It is an invitation to enter her world from a personal and sensorial experience. Simultaneously, as an actor prepares to interpret Simone Weil, Prologue reflects on the mystical and artistic processes, and the important role of the invisible in the construction of meaning.