LABoral's programme for 2012
Its cross-cutting and integrated activity will be centred on sound, performance, audiovisual culture, digital design and fabrication and art and ecology
The LABoral programming for the year 2012 provides for an integrated and cross-cutting programme in which each activity forms part of a strategic area and performs a specific role given that all of the activities are inter-related. Exhibitions, professional workshops, -aimed at artists and creators-, workshops for the general public, an educational programme and interpreting and contextualising activities, as well as the production, research and resources areas of the Centre of Art and Industrial Creation, will be centred on five major thematic areas: sound, performance, audiovisual culture, digital design and fabrication -through fabLAB Asturias- and art and ecology –via ecoLAB–.
In the year which marks its fifth anniversary, LABoral will work to towards achieving greater involvement among visitors who are considered as the central focus and audience of all its activities, and will also act as a platform for the diffusion of today’s art and the cultural expressions arising from new technologies. The Art Centre will pay special attention to the work of Asturian artists and will serve as a resource centre which seeks to support the creative process, establish synergies with industry and the private sector while strengthening its ties with the Asturian artistic community.
LABoral’s Activities Director, Benjamin Weil, has emphasised the Art Centre’s firm commitment to knowledge, education and greater accessibility to its contents in spite of the financial constraints imposed by the current economical situation. Additionally, he stresses the need to keep on weaving new alliances and the importance of further developing joint ventures and collaboration projects with other regional, national and international institutions throughout 2012. Examples of these include collaborations with La Casa Encendida, Madrid; MARCO-Museo de Arte Contemporáneo [Contemporary Art Museum] in Vigo; la Universidad Nacional de Colombia [National University of Colombia] - Museo de Arte, Bogotá [Art Museum of Bogota]; YCAM- The Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, to name but a few.
In line with these goals is the redesign and adaptation of different spaces at the Art Centre in order to make them more accessible, taking advantage of the full potential offered by the building, and facilitating better access to and understanding of the different proposals. Also, a very elaborate mediation strategy will be developed based on new features, such as the Interpretation Centre, the prototype of which can be seen in the Experimental Station exhibition, which opened at the end of October.