LABoral completes its undertaking to be a Centre of production and resources with is artist residencies

LABoral has set in motion its artist, creator and researcher residencies with which it completes its undertaking to be a Centre for Research, Production and Resources

Published: Jun 19, 2011
LABoral completes its undertaking to be a Centre of production and resources with is artist residencies

Bruno Vianna is working on the project 'Ionic Satellite Fountain', during his Artistic Residence

The calls are carried out by Plataforma Cero, a modular and flexible structure which, in terms of its daily functioning, is organized into different programmes and services aimed at work groups, individual creators or collectives and educators involved in the intersections of science, art, technology, creative industries and society. Its aim is to provide support and offer the most advanced resources for the development of processes in creation and research in those fields related to the activity of the Art Centre in Gijón.

Through both open and thematic calls, the Art Centre provides for the artists and researchers participating in the residency programme three of the 102 bedsits built in the Ciudad de la Cultura [City of Culture]. Along with accommodation, the artist has access to the work spaces, technical support and equipment at the Centre.

Located in the north wing of the former Laboral University, the bedsits are equipped with all kinds of services: bedrooms, kitchen-living-dining room area, full bathroom, heating, video-entrance intercom and a communal service area including a launderette, meeting rooms, gym and reading room.

Paola Tognazzi and Bruno Vianna
The artist residencies in this new stage were opened last April by the Italian creator Paola Tognazzi, author of an application for Wearable_SuperNow - a device using Nintendo Wii sensors which capture body movement and transform it into sounds. During her residency at LABoral, the artist laid the foundations for the creation of an application to migrate the system to iPods/iPhone/iPad, replacing the Wiis, by using a RJDJ platform which enables interactive music programming for these devices through Pure Data programming language.
(http://www.laboralcentrodearte.org/es/actividades/residencia-wearable_supernow)

In addition, since last May until 10th July, the artist Bruno Vianna has been working on the project Ionic Satellite Fountain, a satellite-listening garden based on antennae made from salt water. These antennae are built from small jets of water which rise and fall depending on the presence of monitorable satellites passing overhead. The sound from the devices is heard through small speakers placed near each jet of water, aiming to create an environment that decodes the invisible presence of artificial celestial bodies. Bruno Vianna works with film, mobile devices and installations. He directed four short films between 1994 and 2003 and made his first feature Cafuné in 2006. In 2008 he released Resaca, an interactive fictional full-length which is edited live during each session. He has worked in digital form such as Palm Poetry and Devorondina - a device which recycles electromagnetic fields into images. In 2010, he made the documentary Satélite Bolinha on satellite hackers in Brazil. At the moment, he is preparing a full-length film about MST (the Landless Workers Movement in Brazil).
(http://www.laboralcentrodearte.org/es/actividades/residencia-bruno-viana-liquid-satellite-garden)

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