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Elastic Reality: an interplay between the real and the virtual

Published: Mar 19, 2013
Elastic Reality: an interplay between the real and the virtual

Ten different perspectives to approach digital culture through the virtual

LABoral tackles school dropout

Published: Mar 25, 2013
LABoral tackles school dropout

When art centres and administrations work for progress in educational models.

Universo vídeo. Reflecting through Images

Published: Apr 01, 2013
Universo vídeo. Reflecting through Images

Analysis of the Universo vídeo [Video Universe] exhibition and several of the works that may be viewed

Reality: art and spectators

Published: Apr 09, 2013
Reality: art and spectators

This article will try to explain which is the new role of the spectator through the example of two art works currently on show in the exhibition Realidad elástica [Elastic Reality].

LABoral Market: Design + Love

Published: Apr 15, 2013
LABoral Market: Design + Love

A place where Asturias based designers can unveil their works every four months

Interview with Maya Da-Rin, resident artist at LABoral

Published: Apr 21, 2013
Interview with Maya Da-Rin, resident artist at LABoral

Interview with the artist Maya Da-Rin on her work "Horizonte de sucesos #Camuflage" on show at "Elastic Reality".

Benjamin Weil: “Elastic Reality describes the complexity and instability of the real”

Published: Apr 29, 2013
Benjamin Weil: “Elastic Reality describes the complexity and instability of the real”

For a better understanding of the exhibition Elastic Reality, we interviewed its curator and director of LABoral, Benjamin Weil.

Design, produce and share. LABoral Design Market: a space for creators

Published: Apr 25, 2013
Design, produce and share. LABoral Design Market: a space for creators

Local design and manufacture go hand in hand every year at a new edition of the LABoral Design Market

What is a FAB LAB? What’s going on in there?

Published: May 06, 2013
What is a FAB LAB? What’s going on in there?

Where did the Fab Lab concept arise from? What goes on inside a Fab Lab? What research lines and objectives do they pursue? What type of projects can we develop in a Fab Lab?

L.E.V. festival 2013

Published: May 08, 2013
L.E.V. festival 2013

This year I attended the L.E.V. Festival for the first time. In this article I will share with you what my impressions were and which performances I liked the most.

LEV: From Theremin to Festival

Published: May 15, 2013
LEV: From Theremin to Festival

L.E.V. Festival has had a resounding impact and a great success. We talked about the history of electronic music and interviewed the people in charge of the festival.

Karlos Gil and his "museum" in a "museum"

Published: May 22, 2013
Karlos Gil and his "museum" in a "museum"

Interview with artist Karlos Gil, winner of "DKV Seguros-Álvarez Margaride” artistic production grant.

Hand-held by David Rokeby, one of the pieces in Elastic Reality

Published: May 28, 2013
Hand-held by David Rokeby, one of the pieces in Elastic Reality

A brief analysis of the work by David Rokeby in Elastic Reality and all its implications

Flone and democratising air space

Published: Jun 03, 2013
Flone and democratising air space

On 3 June Lot Amorós, Cristina Navarro and Alex Oliver set to work in Plataforma 0 on their project “Flone: The Flyer Phone”, awarded in the call for ideas Next Things Next Spaces 2013 by ...

Art is a privileged means of resistance against the present

Published: Jun 24, 2013
Art is a privileged means of resistance against the present

From 22 June, LAB presents the work by Karlos Gil “The Moon Museum”. We analyse its multiple readings and we delve into the construction of his message.

Robotix: developing child intelligence

Published: Jul 01, 2013
Robotix: developing child intelligence

LABoral Centro de Arte is holding again its robotics for children summer workshops, ran by Robotix Educación.

The Asturian Artists’ Archive

Published: Jul 03, 2013
The Asturian Artists’ Archive

Since 2010 the Mediateca_Archivo [Mediatheque archive] at LABoral holds the Asturian Artists’ Archive, an open and constantly updated tool serving artists, curators, critics, gallery owners and ...

Interview with David Martínez Suárez, author of 'Inercia'

Published: Jul 10, 2013
Interview with David Martínez Suárez, author of 'Inercia'

The winner of the sixth edition of the LABjoven_Experimenta award tells us what his project is about

Brief introduction to 3D printing

Published: Jun 26, 2013
Brief introduction to 3D printing

How were the first 3D printers developed?  Why has there been an exponential growth in its domestic use? What printer types do we have at our reach to make or assemble them ourselves? And what are ...

Landscape in video

Published: Jun 10, 2013
Landscape in video

Thousands of videos flood the Internet and shape the vision of the observer when perceiving the landscape

The Mine and its Sound: in search of murmurs

Published: Jul 25, 2013
The Mine and its Sound: in search of murmurs

La mina y su sonido [The Mine and its Sounds] is an initiative aimed at reappraising the importance of murmurs, noises and echoes. In this article we define the project and speak with some of the ...

Project – Process – Prototypes and Interfaces. Beyond Art and Technology

Published: Jul 17, 2013
Project – Process – Prototypes and Interfaces. Beyond Art and Technology

LABoral Centro de Arte will hold the seminar “Project-Process. Prototypes and Interfaces”, as part of the project “Beyond the Exhibition: New Interfaces for Contemporary Art in Europe from 2 to ...

fabLAB, the necessary kit for education and contemporary creation

Published: Jul 22, 2013
fabLAB, the necessary kit for education and contemporary creation

On this occasion, I would like to deal more specifically with the qualities and features of fabLAB located at LABoral Centro de Arte (Gijón)

Translations: Tampering with reality

Published: Aug 05, 2013
Translations: Tampering with reality

An exhibition comprised of four installation developed during the artist residencies by five artists at LABoral which shows us alternative ways of understanding the world.

Vessels, a Research Residency at LABoral

Published: Aug 12, 2013
Vessels, a Research Residency at LABoral

The project by Sofian Audry, Stephen Kelly and Samuel St-Aubin includes 50 aquatic unmanned vehicles that interact among each other and with their immediate environmnent to create their own micro ...

Learning to View "Las Cuencas"

Published: Aug 19, 2013
Learning to View "Las Cuencas"

This 27 September sees the opening of Aprendiendo de las cuencas [Learning from Las Cuencas], an exhibition which is aimed at the sensitive recovery of the Asturian coal mining areas with venues at ...

Many good ideas are seeking to make headway at the LABoral Design Market

Published: Jul 31, 2013
Many good ideas are seeking to make headway at the LABoral Design Market

Many good ideas are seeking to make headway at the LABoral Design Market.

Architecture and Schools: in search of projects

Published: Sep 10, 2013
Architecture and Schools: in search of projects

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industral in Gijón with Valnalón Educa launch a new projects competition to transform spaces and elements in the Asturian mining areas

Educating about the Asturian landscape: the mine, sounds and architecture.

Published: Aug 26, 2013
Educating about the Asturian landscape: the mine, sounds and architecture.

Interview with Lucía Arias, Head of the Education Department at LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial

The Sound Map of Asturias

Published: Sep 24, 2013
The Sound Map of Asturias

LABoral and Juanjo Palacios develop the project mapaSonoru to awaken interest in soundscape, attentive listening and build a sound map of Asturias.

Two reflections on Learning from the Cuencas

Published: Sep 30, 2013
Two reflections on Learning from the Cuencas

Two exhibitions on the project Learning from the Cuencas serve as two reflections on the coalfields and its architecture.

mapaSONORU: a project we can all listen to

Published: Sep 03, 2013
mapaSONORU: a project  we can all listen to

What does Asturias sound like? Participate in the mapaSONORU project and upload audio files from your computer

Universo Vídeo: The Other Spanish Audiovisual Scene

Published: Oct 07, 2013
Universo Vídeo: The Other Spanish Audiovisual Scene

An exhibition which aims to bring us closer to the different ways of creating contemporary Spanish audiovisual work that is more daring and creative.

Inercia

Published: Oct 25, 2013
Inercia

The project Inercia [Inertia] by David Martínez Suárez was opened last 11 October and is on show until 3 February 2014. We are providing some further insights into the exhibition.

FICXLAB: the relationship between the most experimental film and visual arts

Published: Nov 07, 2013
FICXLAB: the relationship between the most experimental film and visual arts

What is FICXLAB? What is intended by this initiative? What does it wish to show to the public? This article aims to outline the project and help in understanding what it is.

A New Look at Architecture: The Re-use of Abandonned Spaces

Published: Nov 11, 2013
A New Look at Architecture: The Re-use of Abandonned Spaces

The call for ideas "Architecture and Schools" aimed at teenagers for the re-use of disused spaces in Asturian mining areas emerges from the project "Learning from the Cuencas".

Flone or how to "occupy" aerial space

Published: Nov 27, 2013
Flone or how to "occupy" aerial space

Some points on what the Flone project entails and what the idea of “occupying” space implies.

"Cuerpo" (Body) of María Castellanos, at Universo vídeo. Geo-políticas

Published: Feb 03, 2014
"Cuerpo" (Body) of María Castellanos, at Universo vídeo. Geo-políticas

Analysis of the video-performance of María Castellanos exhibited at "Universo vídeo"

Concealing the truth does not cure. Paco Nadie at Universo Vídeo.

Published: Feb 17, 2014
Concealing the truth does not cure. Paco Nadie at Universo Vídeo.

"Demografía del dolor. Poética cruel (I)" is one of the works included in Universo Vídeo. Geopolíticas, a show that gathers a selection of pieces from the Archive of Asturian Artists, curated by ...

Gijón in the eyes of Guillermo G. Peydró

Published: Feb 24, 2014
Gijón in the eyes of Guillermo G. Peydró

The filmmaker and art historian, Guillermo G. Peydró, winner of the call Universo Vídeo, has completed a residency at LABoral during February. We have a chat with him to learn about the details.

Datascape: A technological view on reality

Published: Mar 17, 2014
Datascape: A technological view on reality

An exhibition that explores how contemporary artists approach the complexity of the current world

What is an art production residency?

Published: Feb 12, 2014
What is an art production residency?

The rise of a production support model for creators. Art production residencies, a new way forward.

The Festival Miradas de Mujeres dyes LABoral pink

Published: Mar 11, 2014
The Festival Miradas de Mujeres dyes LABoral pink

Chronicle of the presentation of the III Festival Miradas de Mujeres in Asturias and the activities at LABoral

The “new media art” of Enrique Radigales. Between the physical and the virtual

Published: Mar 24, 2014
The “new media art” of Enrique Radigales. Between the physical and the virtual

Conversations and reflections with Enrique Radigales about his last two projects at LABoral Centro de Arte

An approach to landscape in the work of Enrique Radigales.

Published: Mar 31, 2014
An approach to landscape in the work of Enrique Radigales.

The Aragonese artist takes part in DATAscape with his pieces. One of them, Tótem Evanescente, has been produced during his residency at LABoral.

Tourism, idealisation and building the traveller’s illusion.

Published: Apr 06, 2014
Tourism, idealisation and building the traveller’s illusion.

An analysis of the current image of tourism through the work of Burak Arikan in Datascape.

Reflections about `La magia de las imágenes´

Published: Apr 14, 2014
Reflections about `La magia de las imágenes´

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition "La magia de las imágenes", this article reflects upon the video art market and summarises the interview of curator Benjamin Weil with internet users ...

Collecting video art: Preservation, dissemination and passion for audiovisual works.

Published: Apr 28, 2014
Collecting video art: Preservation, dissemination and passion for audiovisual works.

Ideas, notes and summary of the round table on video art collecting celebrated last April 12 at LABoral.

Interview with LCC at L.E.V. 2014

Published: May 05, 2014
Interview with LCC at L.E.V. 2014

Interview with the couple of artists LCC at L.E.V., just before releasing their new album d/evolution, which they define as emotional

Do you still think that the Internet and the access to information is free of charge?

Published: Apr 21, 2014
Do you still think that the Internet and the access to information is free of charge?

The art residency Next Things 2014 is awarded to Sam Kronic’s proposal to creatively alter the data flow that we receive through the wi-fi routers.

Decolonising the network, reconquering thought

Published: Jun 03, 2014
Decolonising the network, reconquering thought

The piece that Sam Kronick is producing for NextThings 2014 resumes the postcolonial debate with the current media

Looking at the clouds. Thinking of the cloud. About art, drones and the Internet.

Published: Jun 09, 2014
Looking at the clouds. Thinking of the cloud. About art, drones and the Internet.

On June 1 Sam Kronick carried out in La Providencia (Gijón)the action The eyes in the cloud, where he invited to reflect upon neocolonialism on the Internet and our dependency on the network through ...

The magic of the Collection of Jean-Conrad and Isabelle Lemaître at LABoral

Published: May 19, 2014
The magic of the Collection of Jean-Conrad and Isabelle Lemaître at LABoral

Some comments on the exhibition with Alfredo Aracil, assistant of BenjaminWeil, curator of the show

DKV Seguros supporting Young artists

Published: Jun 23, 2014
DKV Seguros supporting Young artists

This year DKV Seguros and LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial have launched a call offering a production residency. The winner has been David Ferrando Giraut, whose project is already being ...

About alchemy, recovering a method

Published: Jun 16, 2014
About alchemy, recovering a method

What does the artist David Ferrando Giraut mean when he refers to alchemy in the project “Prótesis discursiva (Una conversación alquímica)”.

What is a Drone? Technology at the service of contemporary art

Published: Jun 30, 2014
What is a Drone? Technology at the service of contemporary art

Some thoughts on the current use of “drone” technology in the art industry

AuLAB: Education based through discovery. The art centre as a tool.

Published: Jul 07, 2014
AuLAB: Education based through discovery. The art centre as a tool.

In this article we present the various initiatives carried out by the Educational Department of LABoral that has been recognised for its great work both in our country and abroad.

If I can’t play, then this is not my revolution

Published: Jul 14, 2014
If I can’t play, then this is not my revolution

Mercadillo LABshop presents this summer proposal related with nature, play and craftmanship

Interview with the artist Nicolas Bernier

Published: Aug 12, 2014
Interview with the artist Nicolas Bernier

The Canadian artist Nicolas Bernier has been selected to develop a production residency at LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial during summer. In an interview to tell us his life, his ...

When art has smell

Published: Sep 15, 2014
When art has smell

The joint project by LABoral and the collection OlorVISUAL, has resulted into a non-conventional show that stimulates the sense of smell of visitors taking them from the subjective to the universal.

The world of Alicia Framis: Interview with the Spanish Artist

Published: Oct 14, 2014
The world of Alicia Framis: Interview with the Spanish Artist

Following the opening of "Llega un grito a través del cielo", we interview one of the artists participating in the exhibition: The Spanish Alicia Framis (Barcelona, 1967).

Under the shadow of drones

Published: Sep 29, 2014
Under the shadow of drones

“Llega un grito a través del cielo” gathers works by twelve artists and artistic collectives of countries like Spain, The Netherlands, France or the United Kingdom with the purpose of fostering ...

Flying at fabLAB!

Published: Oct 20, 2014
Flying at fabLAB!

An interview with Luis Díaz on the aircraft modeling workshops at fabLAB Asturias

Listening to transport (and travelling with its sound)

Published: Nov 05, 2014
Listening to transport (and travelling with its sound)

“Transporte” is this year’s project of the work group Mapa Sonoru with LABoral Centro de Arte

"The language of information is more and more a militarized"

Published: Nov 12, 2014
"The language of information is more and more a militarized"

We interview Graeme Thomson & Silvia Maglioni on the occasion of their participation in the exhibition "Llega un grito a través del cielo"

The author as a producer: Fab labs

Published: Oct 28, 2014
The author as a producer: Fab labs

What can I learn/create in a fab lab? The history of fab labs, Spanish examples and what artists working with new media think about their usefulness

Patronage, art and production

Published: Feb 24, 2015
Patronage, art and production

The aim of this post is to explain how some initiatives can continue go on thanks to private support

LABconciertos

Published: Feb 02, 2015
LABconciertos

LABoral has launched a steady music programme aimed at providing a space for the creation and dissemination of the most current, experimental and peripheral musical trends.

RASPA

Published: Mar 09, 2015
RASPA

The Red Asturiana de Performance y Acción is an initiative of LABoral aimed at fostering research, reflection and performance practice in connection with the Asturian community.

Concerts between music and art centres (LABconciertosII)

Published: Feb 16, 2015
Concerts between music and art centres (LABconciertosII)

On the occasion of the imminent opening of the second edition of the music festival Black Mirror at LABoral Centro de Arte, I will take the opportunity to explore the relationship between exhibition ...

Crazy about interaction

Published: Feb 09, 2015
Crazy about interaction

This post is intended to be a brief guide for understanding how artists, engineers and other stakeholders related with creativity and technology start commercial projects to create a sort of meta ...

Interview with María Edwards, winner of the first call of the European Digital Art and Science Network

Published: Mar 16, 2015
Interview with María Edwards, winner of the first call of the European Digital Art and Science Network

The Chilean artist discusses with us her first impressionas and her work after being awarded the residency

Cristina Ferrández and Amalia Ulman, in “Ocho visiones de un paisaje que nunca se termina de hacer”

Published: Mar 02, 2015
Cristina Ferrández and Amalia Ulman, in “Ocho visiones de un paisaje que nunca se termina de hacer”

Next March 18 opens “Ocho visiones de un paisaje que nunca se termina de hacer”, an exhibition around the Archive of Asturian Artists

Festival L.E.V. 2015: “The festival you do not want to miss”

Published: Apr 06, 2015
Festival L.E.V. 2015: “The festival you do not want to miss”

On the occasion of the ninth edition of the Festival de Electrónica Audiovisual L.E.V., that will take place in Gijon on April 30-May 1 and 2, we interview Cristina de Silva, member of FIUM and ...

 

 

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