February 15, 2007 - LABoral Art and Industrial Creation Centre - Announcing the Opening Programme
February 15, 2007

Announcing the Opening Programme

Announcing the Opening Programme

Laboral Centre for Art and Creative Industries is specifically focused on the production and exhibition of art, science, technology and creative industries. This interdisciplinary space pays special attention to workshops for vocational and professional training, and to research into the intersection between creativity and new technologies.
Opening Programme
FEEDBACK
An exhibition focusing on art responsive to instructions, input, or its environment and creates one possible narrative of the history of ‘new media art’. Featuring historical and current art works that are all based on technology and systems of response, the exhibition traces the history of contemporary artistic practice involving digital technologies.

Curators: Christiane Paul, Curator of New Media Arts, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Jemima Rellie, Director of Digital Programmes, Tate Modern, London
Curatorial Advisor: Charlie Gere, Research Professor in New Media, University of Lancaster
Exhibition Design: Leeser Architecture
GAMEWORLD
Curator: Carl Goodman, Deputy Director, Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria (New York)
Associate Curator: Daphne Dragona
Curatorial Advisor: Helen Stuckey
Exhibition Design: Leeser Architecture
Gameworld explores the videogame as a designed experience and cultural force. The exhibition features a selection of historical games recognized for their design innovation, alternative and experimental games that explore the possibilities of the medium, and artworks that demonstrate videogames influence on modern life.
LABcyberspaces
Following an open invitation to artists all over the world to present works with a major component of digital creation and net art. The entries received will be evaluated by a jury and the 10 selected works will be put on show as a snapshot or overview of artistic creation associated with technology and cyberspace as new challenges and new frontiers.

Jury: Alex Adriaansens, Director, V2 and DEAF, Rotterdam; Rosina Gómez-Baeza, Director of laboral Centre for Art and Creative Industries, Gijón (Asturias); Christiane Paul, Curator of New Media Arts, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Gerfried Stocker, Art Director, Ars Electronica, Linz
Exhibition Design: Quero-Kawamura-Ganjavian
EXTENSIONS-ANCHORS
This project is an open coordinated network of exhibitions and/or interventions conceived to connect the new Centre for Art and Creative Industries with its surrounding environs and artists, with a goal of recovering the tradition of dialogue between arts and industry. The project will feature work by young artists or those particularly engaged with non-commercial and minority idioms, with a total of fourteen exhibitions or interventions in two phases.
Curator: Francisco Crabiffosse, independent curator, Oviedo
THE E-IMAGE ERA
International essayists and thinkers ponder the reach of the electronic image in art today. Pencilled in are François Bucher, Jordan Crandall, Pedro A. Cruz, Alexander Galloway, Anna María Guasch, Lev Manovich, Juan Martín Prada and Jose Luis Brea, Siegfried Zielinsky
Series Director: José Luis Brea
Other Programmes
LED THROWIES WORKSHOP
Collaborators: Graffiti Research Lab at Eyebeam R&D OpenLab
Two members of the Graffiti Research Lab will lead a workshop to instruct monitors in the basic principles of putting together LED Throwies. The workshops will be open to youth organisations to show young people how to make them. The workshop will conclude with a LED throwing session with large numbers of young people throughout the whole of Asturias.
LEV FESTIVAL (Laboratorio de Electrónica Visual)
Organised: Datatrón
Contemporary digital art and experimental music show, a first in Asturias, with the participation of precursors of electronic music and up and coming names.

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