Visualizing Sound

30th march – 25th june 2012

30 March 2012 – 25 June 2012

Representations of Sound in Contemporary Creation

In 2007, LABoral held the first L.E.V. (Visual Electronics Lab) Festival, whose initials pay tribute to Lev Thermen, the Russian scientist who was the father of the present-day synthesiser. The founding goal of the festival was to provide an eclectic and qualitative overview of electronic sound creation and its intersections with the visual arts.Throughout its five events, the Festival has featured a selection of the most interesting projects by international creators working in this field, spanning from up-and-coming promises to renowned artists.

The L.E.V. Festival is a physical and ephemeral space, particularly focused on the natural synergy between image and sound, on live action, on the influence of avantgarde movements on contemporary creation, on the relationship forged between the spectator and the public space, and on the new art movements emerging around the world in connection with audiovisual culture.

Visualizar el sonido [Visualizing Sound] partakes in this vision and expands the Festival’s lines of research to the exhibition space. The idea behind this international group exhibition is to examine the synthesis between image and sound, the various graphic and physical representations of sound, and its evolution in contemporary art. Sound should not be detached from the surrounding that informs it: space, vibration, wave, technique for representation, perception and even visualization.
Visualizar el sonido was conceived with the idea of generating a dialogue between all its constituent parts, covering a whole century of creation around the same notion or concept: the mastering, representation and taming of the wave, the need to go beyond the limits that our senses can take us to, which, at the end of the day, is the essence of all art.

Programme of activities funded by the Ministry for Culture and Sports of the Principality of Asturias

cultura y deporte

In collaboration with:

prohelvetia Ciudad de la cultura

Sound installation, Black corindon Powder, 16 coaxial high-speakers,
DVD players, mix tables, amplifiers.
Variable dimension and Unspecified listening time.
Exhibition view « Staack, galerie Frédéric Giroux, Paris 2010 »
© pascal broccolichi