Visualising Sound opens a weekend of presentations and activities this Friday with which LABoral celebrates its fifth anniversary
A concert by .tape. + Fernando Gutiérrez and Kangding Ray will provide music for the exhibition opening from 9 pm onwards. The Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial will also show three other artistic projects of its own production: ‘Serendipia’ [Serendipity] by Helena Torres; ‘Concierto fotosintético’ [Photosynthetic Concert] by Paula Pin; and ‘El arte y su sonido’ [Art and its Sound], coordinated by José Manuel Costa
The inauguration of Visualizar el sonido [Visualising Sound], at 8 pm this Friday 30th March, opens two days of intensive activity at the Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Gijón with which LABoral celebrates its fifth anniversary.
Curated by the Asturian artistic collective Fiumfoto (Cristina de Silva and Nacho de la Vega), Visualizar el sonido aims to explore the synthesis between image and sound, the different graphical and physical representations of sound, and its evolution in the context of contemporary art. The exhibition, produced by LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, is supported by the Instituto françés [French Institute] in Bilbao, by Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council and by Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura [Laboral City of Culture].
Through the work by ten artists, the exhibition is aimed at generating dialogue between all the pieces that have been drawn together, spanning a century of creation centred on the same idea or concept: to dominate the wave, represent and tame it, and the need to go beyond the place where our senses have brought us, which is, after all, the essence of all art. The Centre’s Mediateca Expandida [Expanded Mediatheque] will be showing the works by Pascal Broccolichi, Andreas Nicolas Fischer & Benjamin Maus, Andy Huntington/FABRICA, David Letellier, Daniel Palacios, Lucía Rivero, Daniel Romero, Semiconductor and Zimoun. For its part, the Iglesia de Ciudad de la Cultura [Church of the City of Culture] will host the spectacular installation rheo: 5 horizons by the Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa. The opening times to see this artwork will be: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 12 noon to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm; and on Saturday & Sunday, from 11 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm.
And as part of this line of work which LABoral will address in all of its programming throughout 2012, that of sound, the day after tomorrow, Friday, the Centre will host a concert by Fernando Gutiérrez and .tape. and Kangding Ray, who both are also part of the exhibition. The Asturians will present their piece Rapsodia [Rhapsody], a proposal selected for the ABC stand at ARCO 2012; while David Letellier, aka Kangding Ray, will deliver a live audiovisual performance with OR a/v live set.
Also on Friday, at 7 pm, the artist Paula Pin will present her work Concierto fotosintético [Photosynthetic Concert], which she has developed at LABoral during her artist residency at Plataforma 0-Production Centre. This project received the Artistic Production Incentive award of the Vida 13.2, Art and Artificial Life International Awards, held by Fundación Telefónica [Telefonica Foundation], in its 2011 edition.
On Saturday 31st, at 1 pm, Helena Torres will show Serendipia [Serendipity] at the Ceares Cemetery. This is a locative audio work that puts together a fragmented narrative, recorded on sound tracks located at the El Sucu cemetery, with the objective of embarking on a sound walk which will solve a crime committed in Gijón at the end of the nineteenth century.
From 4 pm on Saturday, at Patio Sur [South Yard], ecoLAB organises the Spring Planting, an activity aimed at children and families to celebrate the new season. And from 5 in the afternoon, the Centre’s Chill-out area will hold El arte y su sonido [Art and its Sound], a proposal by LABoral, coordinated by José Manuel Costa in collaboration with Juanjo Palacios. Its goal is to capture the sound of an art centre. In this first session, José Manuel Costa will present the project and lead a theoretical session, which will be followed by a round-table debate on sound art with the participation of Oscar Ávila, Pascal Broccolichi, Fiumfoto, Horacio González (the escoitar.org collective), Las CasiCasiontone & Mind Revolution, Rafael Martínez del Pozo, Juanjo Palacios, Daniel Palacios, Ramón Prada, Lucía Rivero, Daniel Romero, Helena Torres and Benjamin Weil.
FRIDAY 30th MARCH 2012
Press conference and visit to the exhibition Visualizar el sonido [Visualising Sound]
Place: Chill-out at LABoral Centro de Arte
Time: 11 am.
This exhibition, curated by Fiumfoto, explores the synthesis between image and sound, the different graphical and physical representations of sound and its evolution in the context of contemporary art. Coinciding with this display will be the launch of El arte y su sonido [Art and its Sound], coordinated by José Manuel Costa in collaboration with Juanjo Palacios, which aims to capture the sounds of an art centre.
Guided visit to the exhibition Danza infinita [Infinite Dance] by Lorena Lozano
Place: Sala Nueva [New Room] at LABoral Centro de Arte
Time: 12.30 pm.
The artist Lorena Lozano will explain this project which explores the ways in which biological sciences are in dogged pursuit of immortality and the transcendence of death through an installation which includes the staging of a clinical test and a dance rehearsal.
Guided visit to (ende)
Place: Sala Nueva at LABoral Centro de Arte
Time: 1 pm.
A documentary series by Luis Argeo and Ramón Lluís Bande based on a collection of film portraits of different people, randomly chosen during a journey, who live in areas which in some way represent a border and mark a frontier.
Guided visit to the exhibition by Ryoji Ikeda, Datamatics data.tecture [5 SXGA+ version]
Place: Sala de Proyectos [Projects Room] at LABoral Centro de Arte
The Activities Director of LABoral, Benjamin Weil, will explain this project specifically adapted to the monumental scale of the Projects’ Room at the Art Centre.
Presentation of Concierto fotosintético [Photosynthetic Concert] by Paula Pin
Place: fabLAB at LABoral Centro de Arte
Time: 7 pm.
The artist Paula Pin, resident artist of Plataforma 0 Production Centre at LABoral, will present Concierto fotosintético, a work which investigates sensors and interfaces to create new ways of representing the interactions between human beings and nature, generating with all this a sound ecosystem.
Official opening of the exhibition Visualizar el sonido [Visualising Sound]
Place: Mediateca Expandida [Expanded Mediatheque] and Iglesia de Ciudad de la Cultura [the Church of the City of Culture]
Time: 8 pm
Tour of the exhibition
Place: plat0 at LABoral Centro de Arte
Time: 9 pm to 11 pm.
LABoral will offer visitors the presentation of Rapsodia [Rhapsody] by .Tape. + Fernando Gutiérrez and a live audiovisual performance by one of the artists in the Visualizar el sonido exhibition, David Letellier, known as Kangding Ray, who will present OR a/v live set.
SATURDAY 31st MARCH 2012
Visit to the Serendipia project by Helena Torres
Place: Cementerio de El Sucu [the El Sucu cemetery] in Ceares
Time: 1 pm to 2 pm.
Serendipia [Serendipity] by Helena Torres is a sound walk which aims to solve a crime committed in Gijón at the end of the nineteenth century with the main purpose of transporting the passers-by into the political, social and historical climate of the beginning of the modern age.
ecoLAB. Sowing Day
Place: Patio Sur at LABoral Centro de Arte
Time: 4 pm to 7 pm.
At Patio Sur [South Yard], a work space in the ecoLAB no-garden at the Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, the spring planting takes place – an activity especially aimed at children and families.
Theoretical presentation of Serendipia [Serendipity] by Helena Torres
Place: Chill-out at LABoral Centro de Arte
Time: 5 pm to 5.30 pm.
El arte y su sonido [Art and its Sound] theory session/roundtable discussion
Place: Chill-out at LABoral Centro de Arte
Time: 5.30 pm to 8 pm.
In this first session, art critic and curator José Manuel Costa will present the project and lead a theory meeting which will be followed by a roundtable discussion on sound art with the exhibition’s curators and a selection of sound creators.
FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE TO LABoral
The Municipal Urban Transport Company of Gijón (EMTUSA) joins the 5th anniversary celebration of Gijón’s Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial by providing various bus services from the city centre to LABoral.
With the aim of facilitating public visits and participation in all of the activities organised by LABoral, EMTUSA has put various free transport services at the disposal of users.
March 30th, Friday evening: special service at 7.30 pm: Origin: Gijón Gota de Leche. Destination: LABoral. Bus service with 150 seats available, following Line 1 (Cerillero - Cabueñes Hospital) with the route’s stops.
March 30th, Friday night: special service at 10.30 pm and at 11 pm. Origin: LABoral. Destination: Gijón. Bus service with 150 seats available, following Line 1 (Cerillero - Cabueñes Hospital) with the route’s stops.
March 31st, Saturday afternoon: special service at 4.30 pm (for participation in the ecoLAB Sowing Day activity, open to families and children). Origin: Gijón Gota de Leche. Destination: LABoral. Bus service with 150 seats available.