Monday, December 7, 2015

Shifting Gaze by Laia Cabrera & CO at Georgetown Glow!

Shifting Gaze at GLOW will be projected on the main Wall of the Georgetown Canal
as a site-specific immersive video mapped installation.

Shifting Gaze: A film Installation about Choice, Desire & Memory

Laia Cabrera & Co (Laia Cabrera + Isabelle Duverger) and Erica Glyn, New York, NY.

Location: C&O Canal wall, at 1064 Wisconsin Avenue, NW at the rear of Georgetown Park.

Shifting Gaze is a film-art-music installation about choice, desire and memory conceived and directed by Laia Cabrera (filmmaker and video artist) and created in collaboration with Erica Glyn (music, composer and singer) and Isabelle Duverger (animation and mapping). Shifting Gaze is a film about identity, about making choices, a memory in act.

Drawing from the body, faces, urban patterns, nature and remains of activity, the piece explores a notion of choice, linked to desire and memory –choice being the present, memory representing the past and desire, the drive for a future. Underneath these mirrored imageries lie many stories about limits, freedom and self-perception.

This year’s exhibition encourages contemplation of, and interaction with, the natural and built environment. The intimate, historic C&O Canal –a beautiful, meditative waterway reminiscent of Georgetown’s founding as a port town and located just steps from bustling M Street– is the anchor and inspiration for the site-specific works. The C&O Canal, the “spine” of Georgetown, was erected in 1828 to carry goods westward. Today, it is a National Park Service property and a destination for recreation and respite. Visitors are encouraged to reflect as they are transported.

Five local, regional, and international artists will show commissioned light-art works inspired by the historic C&O Canal during the second annual Georgetown GLOW exhibition in Georgetown. In its second year, GLOW will expand from a weekend-long celebration to a 10-day exhibition with works lit nightly from 6-10 pm. In addition to the light works, GLOW 2015 includes an Artists’ Talk on December 12, live entertainment, store promotions and more.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Projection Design and Animations for play "Emilie"

A play by Radegund Hain in an adaptation & translation by Markus Hirnigel and Stephanie Schmiderer.
Based on historical facts this play focuses on the life of Emilie Flöge, her pivotal role as designer and companion to Gustav Klimt. It reveals her influence on the famous painters Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, their struggle for artistic integrity and economic survival. The play evolves over four decades shedding light on the political changes of the time and its historical consequences.

Featuring: Kaylin Lee Clinton, Stephanie Schmiderer, Markus Hirnigel, Tom Pennacchini, Tom Giordano
Visual Projection Design: Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
Lighting Design: Kat Meister
Stage Manager: Zulivet Díaz
Directed by: Katie Naka

November 5 to 8, 2015 - Theater for the New City: Cino Theater - 155 1st Avenue, New York, 10003
Supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum

Pictures by Markus Hirnigel and Isabelle Duverger

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Kavli HUMAN Project Documentary

Video created by Laia Cabrera & Co.
Shot in New York, Boston and Washington DC.

"Until now, large-scale longitudinal studies of people have been focused on specific domains of inquiry or subsets of the population, providing detailed catalogs of important but narrow aspects of human health and behavior, such as cardiovascular health or financial decision making. Thanks to the support of The Kavli Foundation, the Kavli HUMAN Project (KHP) will be the first true study of all of the factors that make humans... human. The KHP capitalizes on recent advances in technology and data analytics to gather information on individuals across a broad array of domains—neuroscience, genetics, medicine, psychology, economics, sociology, and urban informatics—over an extended period of time. This approach will yield the first “360-degree view” of the dynamic patterns and feedback mechanisms between human behavior, biology, and environment across the lifespan in a single group of subjects. A new comprehensive view of how these forces interact will enable the development of theories, therapeutics, and policies that improve the health and quality of human life." Kavli HUMAN Project

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Aire: Visual Concert for Nomads at Art All Night - Nuit Blanche DC 2015

“Aire – Visual Concert for Nomads” is a cinematic, musical and poetic piece created and directed Laia Cabrera (filmmaker and video artist) and Javier Moreno (composition, double bass) in collaboration with Isabelle Duverger (animation and projection mapping) that travels through time and space, for those seeking permanently, never having the feeling of forever.

The piece is designed as a site-specific visual concert, conceived from an original musical suite and developed as collaboration into an allegory of images and immersive video mapped projection design on an architectural space.

Exploring the nomadic nature of our lives in a geographical and emotional level, we invite the viewer on an adventure through the senses, where love and traveling are intertwined in an inseparable way, telling the story of the ephemeral and the eternal.

Laia Cabrera: film director, filmmaker and video artist
Javier Moreno: Musical Director, Composer and double bass
Isabelle Duverger: projection mapping, visuals and animation
Musicians: Amy Kang, cello; Amanda Lo, violin; Roman Filiú, alto sax; George Dulin, keys; Jeff Davis, drums

Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC is an all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art, encompassing five of DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods. With this festival Washington, D.C. joins a global network of Nuit Blanche all night arts events that started in Paris in 2002 and has captivated audiences from Toronto to Tel Aviv.

Organized by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in collaboration with H Street NE Organized by the Ibero-American Cultural Attaches Association (AACIA). With the support of SPAIN arts & culture, NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center and Spain Culture New York.

We also presented in 2013 "Untitled Mind" in Art All Night DC as an indoor/outdoor video mapping installation.

pictures by Isabelle Duverger

Monday, September 21, 2015

We Won! New York Innovative Theater Award 2015 for Outstanding Performance Art Production!

"Night", our latest theater production with the New Stage Theatre Company received 1 award for Outstanding Performance Art Production

and Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger received one nomination: Outstanding Innovative Design for Projection Design
Other nominations for this play were:
Outstanding Director (Ildiko Nemeth), Outstanding Choreography/Movement (Ildiko Nemeth), Outstanding Lighting Design (Federico Restrepo), Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role (Chris Tanner)

Pictures by Jillian Hmieleski and Isabelle Duverger