Thursday, December 31, 2009

Outsider Documentary on Laia Cabrera - CATARSI TV Producció Audiovisual

“ looks at the lives of thirteen Catalan artists who live and work in New York, Paris, London and Berlin. A production of Catarsi TV made in 2009 for the Xarxa de Televisions Locals de Catalunya (XTVL).”
La Laia Cabrera neix a Lleida. De ben jove l’atrau el món del video i de l’audiovisual. De fet, bona part de la seva formació la fa a la delegació de lleida de Televisió de Catalunya. La seva intenció no era quedar-se a Nova York, on hi arriba per diferents projectes i torna a marxar en funció de les feines que li surten, però hi acaba fixant residència des de fa 10 anys. Ha treballat amb estrelles com Andy Garcia de qui edita el documental “Cachao” i és la cineasta del Fashion Institute of technology de NY. El videoart i la música son les seves principals passions.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dec 17, 2009: WALK PASA BOUGE at GLASSLANDS, Brooklyn, NYC

"Walk Pasa Bouge" (video performance concert)

by Cia LORROJO, Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger
with Guest Erica Glyn

A multiple video stream with aerial work and live sound.
Walk Pasa Bouge is a live video concert-performance conceived by an international group of artists in various disciplines that sits somewhere between experimental music, film-making, theater-dance and digital art.

Brice Malahude (experimental music, France), Laia Cabrera (visuals, based in New York), Maite San Juan (silk aerial, Spain), Isabelle Duverger (live drawing animation, France) and Erica Glyn (guitar-voice, Brooklyn, NYC)

Poster design and photography © 2009 Isabelle Duverger

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunday Dec 13 2009: WALK PASA BOUGE at Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NYC

WALK – PASA – BOUGE is visually designed to expand and refract literary texts, weaving disparate sources and forms into a seamless theatrical whole between all performers. The show is partly improvised, fusing electronic music with visuals created using both traditional techniques and digital technologies. Using highly unique and unusual setups, the visual artists may be following the music or creating a separate line of parallel play with the aerialist, to be viewed by the multi-tasking mind of the 21st century viewer.

Laia Cabrera (visual artist and independent film-maker from Spain, based in New York)
Maite San Juan (aerial artist and actress from Barcelona, based in Brussels)
Isabelle Duverger (photographer and designer from Paris based in NY)
Brice Malahude ( musician and sound designer from Paris, based in Brussels)

Poster design and Photography: © 2009 Isabelle Duverger

Monday, November 30, 2009

NU2's workshop, Celra, Girona, SPAIN, November 23-29, 2009

Claim Your Place Barcelona/New York/Toulouse, 2009-2010
with Nuria Legarda, Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger.

"Claim Your Place" is a theater, film and video-installation created for large scale outdoor or indoor spaces that sits somewhere between filmmaking, theater-dance, digital art and sound design.

This project explores beauty, desire and violence. The three pieces (the installation, the multimedia theater play and the film-dance piece) are conceived as a whole but can also function independently. The video installation surrounds the audience with real-time projections as well as pre-recorded ones, putting them center stage. The multimedia theater play takes the audience on a unique journey by merging cinematic art, dance, photography, theater, visual arts and exposition. In the film-dance piece, the audience observes projected imagery from the outside as a cinematic experience. The various physical and virtual elements of Claim Your Place creates a sensorial landscape of storytelling.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Nov 29th, 2009: Walk-Pasa-Bouge at PIANOS, New York

Silk-Sound-Visuals Performance
by Cia Lorrojo (Maite San Juan and Brice Malahude)
Visuals by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger

Photography © 2009 Isabelle Duverger

Monday, November 23, 2009

Nov 23rd, 2009: Playing Equality at Boricua College, NYC

“Playing Equality” is a multidisciplinary media art show, dance and theater created by artist Puy Navarro and commissioned by the Generalitat Valenciana, as the International University Forum 2009 held in November 2009 in New York, entitled “Eradication of Poverty: A challenge for all universities in the world."
The piece starts with videos of the visual artists Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger, including fragments of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The show continues with a section of contemporary dance theater by Puy Navarro and Argentinian actor/dancer David Ponce. The choreography is inspired by the events described in the famous play “Death and the Maiden” by Ariel Dorfman. In the play, Paulina is a woman who was brutally tortured years ago during the era of dictatorship in her country. With the passage of time, and in a democratic political transition, Paulina believes she recognizes her tormentor. The moral dilemma arises when Paulina feels the impulse to do to her tormentor the same things that he had done to her. Finally, after the dance, a scene from “The Death and the Maiden” is performed by Puy Navarro and Francisco Reyes.

Directed by Puy Navarro
Videoart by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
Sculpture by Julio Quaresma
Cast: Puy Navarro, David Ponce, Francisco Reyes

Monday, June 8, 2009

June 8th, 2009: "Until There" by Laia Cabrera, For Feather and Isabelle Duverger

June 8, 2009: “Until There” with Laia Cabrera with For Feather
Catalan Video-Artist performs live with Brooklyn Indie Rock Band For Feather and French Illustrator Isabelle Duverger “Until There” starts with images and movement as a visual storytelling, a sensual journey of the imaginary world of the filmmaker and visual artist, Laia Cabrera.
Four screens with two video streams will surround you with a unique visual experience of timelessness and human landscape. She uses a variety of media: projected imagery merging cinematic arts, dance, photography, theater, visual arts, writing etc...
As a part of the performance, Laia Cabrera will be working with visuals and drawing animation by Isabelle Duverger projected live in conjunction with indie pop/rock For Feather. The band has mastered the art of turning the mundane into the marvelous. Quirky melodies pull rather than push the listener, keeping things light with spacious harmonies evoking the early Beatles.

Friday, May 29, 2009

May 29th, 2009: "Is There An Edge Of Belief" at festival Femenino in Jaen

"Is there an edge of belief?" is a film about the relation, uncommonness and beauty of innocence-belief. Where are the limits of our understanding of the emotions, how do we relate to the others and how do we handle the differences? Through the eyes of a little girl, its the world that we rediscover, the look at adulthood is biased and share its reality with elements of fairy-telling. As the images unravel, the density of the emotion grows, the gravity changes, and we are trapped into a world that the child in us understand, still. So the shards of stories we have put together collide here, reflecting, and evolving like the act of memory itself. All objects and images are more than what first meets the eye, just as the visual imaginary evolves into a whole world of humanity.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Feb 26, 2009: Silk-Sound-Video-Drawing Performance @ Monkey Town, Brooklyn, NYC

Performance by Maite San Juan (Silk Aerialist), Laia Cabrera (Video-Artist) Brice Malahude (Sound Designer-Musician), Isabelle Duverger (Graphic Designer-Photographer)

Courtesy of Clemence Rasigni

Courtesy of David Navas

Illustrations for Walk-Pasa-Bouge

Pictures for Walk-Pasa-Bouge