Friday, April 28, 2017

Projection Mapping on Deusches Haus at NYU for St. Jordi Festival, New York

Projection Mapping, Videoart and Animations by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger (Laia Cabrera & Co.)
April 21st, 2016 - Washington Mews, New York City

"Video projection mappings by award-winning artists Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger (Laia Cabrera & Co.) will transform the façade of Deutsches Haus with an installation in which architecture, drawn illustrations, animations and movement come together in a visual celebration of literature and the legend of Sant Jordi in the heart of Greenwich Village." — St Jordi in New York Festival

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Gif by Laia Cabrera & Co.

"As part of the world-renowned Catalan festival “St. Jordi in New York: Dragons & Books & Roses”, visual artists Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger (Laia Cabrera & Co.), will emblazon the NYU building of Deutsches Haus at NYU with flying dragons, dancing roses, and books, on Friday, April 21st, at dusk (around 8 p.m.).
Deutsches Haus at NYU has joined “St. Jordi in New York: Dragons & Books & Roses” by co-presenting two literary events and turning its building into a canvas for the imagination of Cabrera and Duverger, exploring new ways of using space and the visual imaginary as a tool for storytelling and audience connection.
Video projections by award-winning artists Laia Cabrera & Co. will transform the walls of Deutsches Haus at NYU with a visual evocation of literature and legend in the heart of Greenwich Village. Laia Cabrera & Co’s work has been awarded and featured internationally in landmarks like the Tempietto di Bramante in Rome, the historic Georgetown Canal in Washington, D.C., St. John the Divine Cathedral, Times Square, and the White Box Art Gallery in New York.
LAIA CABRERA & CO. is a team of filmmakers, animators, and visual artists based in New York, co-founded by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger.
This spectacular show will close the April 21st event at the neighboring Maison Française, “Abdellatif Laâbi’s Poems of Love and Struggle,” with translator Donald Nicholson-Smith and scholar Robyn Creswell discussing the new collection “In Praise of Defeat,” published by Archipelago Books." — Deutsches Haus at NYU

Pictures by John Harris

The St. Jordi in New York festival is organized by The Farragut Fund for Catalan Culture in the U.S. and the Catalan Institute of America, two non-profit organizations with the shared goal of establishing cultural bridges between Catalonia and America. The program has been designed to highlight the importance of translation and world literature, and has the support of New York City bookstores, libraries, and cultural institutions, including McNally Jackson, Bluestockings, Housing Works, Shakespeare & Co., Rizzoli, Logos, the New York Public Library, the Queens Public Library, PEN America, the Sugar Hill Storytelling Museum, El Born restaurant, KGB Red Room, Archipelago Books, Penguin Random House, the Maison Française and Deutsches Haus of NYU.

Support for the St. Jordi in New York Festival has been provided by Diplocat, the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia, with additional support from the Institut Ramon Llull. Support for the video mapping has been provided by Catalan businesses with subsidiaries in the U.S.: Alsina Formwork Engineering and Giro Pack, Inc..

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