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Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial




                                           By Rosina Gómez-Baeza
                                       Director of LABoral Centro de Arte
                                              y Creación Industrial
1. ACTIVITY PROGRAMME
   I. Introduction
   II. Basic Concepts
   III. Activity Programme
              a. Preliminary Considerations
              b. Definition of the Institution

                         i. The Name of the Centre
                         ii. Location
                         iii. Urban layout
                         iv. Architecture: restored building
                         v. Ownership and legal framework
                         vi. Management
                         vii. Organizational workforce
c. Conceptual position of the Centre

                     i. Concept of the institution

2. NATURE: SUBJECT MATTER, MISSION AND MANDATE
3. INSTITUTIONAL AND PROGRAMMATIC DISCOURSE
                     i. La Fundación La Laboral
                     ii. Short and long-term goals
                     iii. Programmatic axes
                     iv. Relations with nearby organisations

                     v. The Centre‟s role in other relationships: the international, national,
                     regional and local fields
                     vi. Extent, identity and corporate image, publicity and public relations
d. Key Elements: Analysis and Evaluation

                   i. Public
                   ii. User evaluation
                   iii. Services demanded by the public

4. BUILDING
                   i. The different areas of the building

        e. A new reality

5. 21 MONTHS OF LABoral
        f. Exhibitions

                   i. Feedback
                   ii. Gameworld
                   iii. LAB_ciberespacios
                   iv. Extensiones y Anclajes I and II
v. It´s Simply Beatiful
           vi. Gameworld Expansion Pack: Playware
           vii. Emergentes
           viii. Homo Ludens Ludens
           ix. banquete_nodos y redes
           x. Nowhere/ Now/ Here
           xi. There is No Road
g. Projects Office
           i. Situation Room. Pablo de Soto
           ii. PSJM. Project MARX®
           iii. TACs. Íñigo Bilbao
           iv. Ghosts in the Machine
h. Sound Cube
           i. DRIFT. Jana Winderen
           ii. Las Larvas: Chopping Piano-in C-
           iii. Montreal Mutado(2008). Francisco López
i. Research
j. Educational programme
k. Seminars and workshops
l. Professional workshops
           i. SummerLAB Camp
           ii. LABabierto
m. Didactic and Creation Workshops
n. Artistic production
o. LABconciertos
p. LABacción
q. Encuentros de Cabueñes
r. Sundays at LABoral
s. IVth Fiesta de las Asociaciones
t. Proyecto Cabina
u. LABescena
Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial




In March 2000, the extraordinary European Council of Lisbon decided to give impetus to common
political policy at a moment when the economic map of the member States pointed towards promising
and competitive development. The comproimise reached by the leaders who participated in this
Summit situated Europe as leaders in the Information Society.


The universalisation of the economy and the growth of Information and Communication Technologies
(ICT) make manifest the evolution and growth of contemporary society as well as in the fields of
culture, entertainment and leisure. The technological challenge consists in guaranteeing an economic
and social transition that does not marginalise any of the citizenry, where all of its benefits are shared
equally. This is the principal objective behind the “e-Europe” initiatives organised by the European
Comission.
I. Introduction
                                                                                          Objetivo
                                                                                          s
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial was created in 2007 as an interdisciplinary space
intended to foster artistic exchange and promote relations between society, art, science, technology
and creative industries.
II. Basic Concepts



It is, further, a centre for research, training and artistic and technical production, as well as for the
public exhibition of new forms of art and industrial creation.
III. Activity Programme



a. Preliminary considerations

   The project arose as a response to the need in Spain for a space dedicated to artistic
   experimentation and, at the same time, involved in the development of emerging activity by those
   creators that explore their expressive concepts through the use of new tools offered by current
   Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
b. Definition of the Institution



i.   Name of the Centre




               LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
ii. Location




LABoral is located in Gijón, Asturias, a region in the northeast of Spain with a population
of 1,080,138 people.
ii. Location




Population: 278,000 inhabitants
Existence of a Science And Technology Park
Technological Campus at the University of Oviedo


One of the 14 headquarters of the W3C World Wide Web
Consortium in found in Asturias.
Asturias has the fourth highest rate of employment growth
amongst European regions in the ICT sector.




                                                                  Gijón
ii. Location



Urban Triangle




  The three largest cities in the Principality of Asturias are Oviedo, Gijón and Avilés
iii. Urban Layout



The Science and Technology Park of Gijón

Its principal objective is to support the creation of businesses and institutions based in science and
technology.
It has a mixed character, developing projects that incorporate R+D+i in business activity while also
providing a business character to the University.




      LABoral is situated near the Science and Technology Park in Gijón and near by …
iii. Urban Layout



The University Campus of Gijón

The University Campus of Gijón is located in Viesques, only a few metres away from the Science and
Technology Park and LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial.
It is home to the Engineering, Civil Marine and Computer Engineering Schools.




                   … one of the three university campuses of the University of Oviedo (UNIOVI)
iv. Architecture: restored building




“Moya was history’s last classicist.
 Classicism, which was born in Greece, died in Gijón with Moya".
     Antón Capitel, professor of the Department of Architectural Design at the Polytechnic University of
     Madrid (UPM),
iv. Architecture: restored building



                                           The history of the architectural complex began in 1945
                                           with the establishment of a Miners‟ Orphanage in
                                           Somió, to house the children of labourers who had
                                           been killed in accidents at work.

                                           It was initially named Fundación José Antonio Girón
                                           after the Minister of Labour at that time.

The project was carried out by Luis Moya and his architectural team – his brother Ramiro Moya,
Pedro Rodríguez de la Puente and José Marcelino Díez Canteli – who were commissioned by the
Fundación in 1946.

Construction began in 1948 and continued for several years until it was stopped in 1957, due to the
sudden resignation of the Labour Minister, José Antonio Girón, the driving force behind the
emergence of vocational universities in Spain. The architectural complex would eventually become
La Universidad Laboral.



                                                                         La Universidad Laboral
iv. Architecture: restored building




By then, the first students were already attending the inaugural classes of this thoroughly gijonian
institution. Unfinished and legendary, Gijón‟s Universidad Laboral forged ahead for nearly half a
century between the unconditional and enthusiastic support of its residents and the excessive or
untimely incomprehension – even outright rejection – of those observing it from the outside.



                                                                          La Universidad Laboral
iv. Architecture: restored building



                                                At first, Gijón‟s Universidad Laboral was administered
                                                by the Jesuits, who were assisted in custodial upkeep
                                                and maintenance by the order of the Poor Clare nuns.
                                                It was here that generations of students and qualified
                                                professionals were formed – lathe operators, school
                                                teachers, welders, mill grinders, skilled experts of all
                                                kinds – coming from every one of Spain‟s territorial
                                                regions.

In the 1980s, the Universidad Laboral became part of the National Institute for Integrated Education
and a large portion of its facilities were no longer used. It fell into disrepair, suffering the inevitable
consequence of neglect.

In 2001, the Government of the Principality of Asturias assumed management of the building. It began
by drafting an ambitious Use Plan, to breathe new life into Moya‟s ideal but underutilised city. By the
twenty-first century, it had become what it always was: a magnificent and unique expression of pure
architectural values.


                                                                             La Universidad Laboral
iv. Architecture: restored building



The former Universidad Laboral is reborn in the XXI-st century, converted into La Ciudad de la Cultura,
a creative community in which more than 4,000 people study, carry out research, create and
communicate with each other – all on a daily basis.




                                                                          La Universidad Laboral
iv. Architecture: restored building



It was decided that the renovation should transform this highly complex space, consolidating its
extant training activities and providing it with new, complementary applications.


Then, another idea arose: to take Moya‟s ideal city and superimpose the idea of a new kind of
city on top of it, a twenty-first century centre of cultural and creative production, with spaces for
learning and teaching; to see, hear and consume cultural products; to share networks,
exchange knowledge and communicate ideas.




                                       From La Universidad Laboral to La Ciudad de la Cultura
iv. Architecture: restored building



This clearly defined Use Plan was decisive. It prompted the integral reconstruction of a
complex building of monumental size – with130,000 square metres.
The renovations begun in 2005 extended over 80,000 square metres.
In March of 2007, after two years of construction (which did not interfere with the routine of
daily life inside the building), Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura opened its doors, offering to
thousands of visitors fifteen days of Open House festivities, an opportunity to become familiar
with its newly renovated spaces.




                                    From La Universidad Laboral to La Ciudad de la Cultura
iv. Architecture: restored building



Moya admitted that he drew his inspiration for the design of these spaces from the Caracalla
thermal baths of Rome. He conceptualized these concrete cable-stayed vaults in such a way – on a
descending slope from north to south – that a large north-facing window could be placed in each
section, ensuring a good amount of natural lighting.
A single vault spans 19,20 metres and is 9,60 metres long. This is repeated indefinitely, covering all
of the extensive surface with the same constructive procedure.




                                      From La Universidad Laboral to La Ciudad de la Cultura
iv. Architecture: restored building



Luis Moya‟s project design was altered and amplified when a decision, made during the construction
process, changed how it was implemented and turned it into a Vocational University. The enlarged
photograph below shows the construction that was carried out in the northeast corner of the complex
and, outside the central terrace, the six wharehouses originally intended as vocational training
workshops and sporting arenas.




                   The former workshops and sporting arenas become LABoral Centro de Arte
iv. Architecture: restored building




The former workshops and sporting arenas become LABoral Centro de Arte
iv. Architecture: restored building




A view of the whole complex from the Hospital de Cabueñes
iv. Architecture: restored building




An information graph reproducing the complex of the Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
iv. Architecture: restored building



The workshops located furthest northeast and the old pelota ball court (frontón) were chosen to
house the LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial project.


The task of drafting a project plan – to adapt the building to suit its new purpose – was awarded by
public bid to Austurian architect, Andrés Diego Llaca.




     An information graph reproducing the complex of the Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
iv. Architecture: restored building




An information graph reproducing the complex of the Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
iv. Architecture: restored building




               Visual Arts Galleries 1 A and 1 B
iv. Architecture: restored building




           Industrial Creation Galleries 2 A and 2 B
iv. Architecture: restored building




     InforInformation graph of Galleries 2 A and 2 B
iv. Architecture: restored building



Construction has also been completed of a 1113 m² multi-purpose space, located in the north end of
the grounds, in the former boiler forge workshop. It can operate with its own independent timetable.




                                                                                      LABcafé
iv. Architecture: restored building




                               LABcafé
v. Ownership and legal framework


Corporate name and nature The corporate name "Fundación La Laboral. Centro de Arte y Creación
Industrial" refers to an organisation whose fundamental nature is of private, cultural and educational
interest, a not-for-profit organisation that is resolutely committed to exercising its patrimony towards the
realisation of goals selected in the public interest – goals that are those of the institution itself.

La Fundación La Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial has been declared of general
interest and it governs the activities of the Centro de Arte. Its objective is specified in article 6.1 of its
Statutes: the promotion and dissemination of art and industrial creation through the management of
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial.
vi. Management



The Board of Patrons The Board of Patrons is the supreme governing body, representing and
administering la Fundación, executing the functions that correspond to it, subjected to the present
Statues and current legal ordinance.


     President Mercedes Álvarez González, Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Principality of Asturias
     First vice-president Jorge Fernández León, representing the Principality of Asturias
     Second vice-president Nicanor Fernández, representing HC Energía
     Secretary José Pedreira Menéndez
     Board Members                                        Strategic Corporate Member
     Juan Cueto Alas and Agustín Tomé Fernández,          Alcoa
     representing the Principality of Asturias            Associated Corporate Members
     Ministry of Culture                                  Dragados
     Gijón City Hall                                      FCC
     Autoridad Portuaria                                  Procoin
     Caja de Ahorros de Asturias
     Fundación Telefónica


                                                  Public criteria with a commitment to excellence
vi. Management



Executive Committee The Board of Patrons will establish an executive committee, composed of its
own members, which will operate under its direction and to which it can delegate management and
administrative activities that advance towards the achievement of the foundation‟s goals, restricted
only by the competency of the Board of Patrons as established by the Organic Law 50/2002 or by
any regulation that may supercede it.


    President
    Mercedes Álvarez González, Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Principality of Asturias
    First vice-president
    Jorge Fernández León, representing the Principality of Asturias
    Second vice-president
    Nicanor Fernández, representing HC Energía
    Member
    Fundación Telefónica
    Secretary
    José Pedreira Menéndez


                                                Public criteria with a commitment to excellence
vi. Organizational workforce
c. Conceptual position of the Centre




1. Concept of the institution


Innovation is fundamental in order to respond effectively to the challenges of globalisation and the
opportunities that it provides.
The capacity for innovation is closely tied to creativity, like a personal attribute based in talent and
cultural and interpersonal values. In order to take maximum advantage of it, it must be
disseminated amongst the population.


LABoral Centro de Arte y creación Industrial believes that art and culture play a decisive role in
the social consolidation of technological advancements.
The activity programme of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial has chosen to comply
with these new requirements of a society in continual mutation, taken special interest in the
relations and interactions that arise between different languages and media.




                                                                                    i. General
2. Nature, subject matter, mission and mandate


There are 5 principal areas of activity :


Exhibition: LABoral‟s exhibition programme aspires to become a local, national and international
reference for its investigation into innovative formats and languages that reflect the emergence of
contemporary contemporary artistic production.
Education/Training: This area hopes to make up for currently existing deficiencies – in relation to the
use of new technological media – in schools, universities and professional training fields, stimulating, at
the same time, participation on behalf of the citizenry and amateur enthusiasts.
Research: The CREATIC Laboratory, through scholarships for young researchers in the ICT field and
making available advanced research infrastructure.
Creation-production: A Multimedia Workshop that acts in two areas, producing works of an artistic
character and high quality productions in the field of visual industries.
Cultural: En In harmony with the rest of its project, LABoral is dedicated to the cultural dissemination
of new artistic practices and reative industries, produced principally with or by means of technological
media.



                                         The activities of LABoral are carried out with a wide scope
3. Institutional and programmatic discourse



i. La Fundación La Laboral was created by the Government of the Principality of Asturias with
the aim of strengthening the domain of technological culture as part of its strategy to design alternative
models for the future of Asturias and to continue advancing the development of the Knowledge
Society.
3. Institutional and programmatic discourse



ii. Short and long-term goals
To contribute to the development of innovative projects by carrying out this mandate.
To develop projects associated with new languages, narratives and technologies that are open to
possible social, artistic and industrial applications.
3. Institutional and programmatic discourse



iii. Programmatic axes
Paradigm shifts and the transformation of society

Societal transformations are, today, a given, in large part thanks to scientific and technological
advancement.
Having recourse to theory, practice and collaborative efforts with relevant individuals and groups
allows LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial to investigate and to observe the diverse
changes that are currently taking place, promoting debate about them and about society as a whole.



Perspective on territory, ecology and sustainability

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial promotes collective reflection and public
awareness in the search for new formulas of respectful coexistence with the natural
environment and with the ideas of a sustainable society.
3. Institutional and programmatic discourse



iii. Programmatic axes
The supremacy of the image in contemporary culture

The contemporary information society perceives and constructs its reality principally through the
image.
LABoral promotes reflection on the preeminance of the technical image, independent of its origins, in
art as much as in society.


New narratives
Communication technologies open up a panaorama that favours the development of new narrative
forms.
It is important for LABoral that the concept of the narrative be applicable, as such, to information
processing systems, whether they be natural or of human design, opening itself up, as a
consequence, to a wide spectrum of emerging practices.
3. Institutional and programmatic discourse



  iv. Relations with nearby organisations

LABoral fosters fruitful relationships with people and organisations that aid in the development of a
society that patently dedicates its time to creation and innovation.




                                                                       Axencia Asturiana pá la Discapacidá
3. Institutional and programmatic discourse



v. The Centre’s role in other relationships: the international, national, regional and
local fields
LABoral has established agreements with public and private organisations – such as cultural,
academic and social organisations – that favour the exchange of experiences and knowledge.
Organisational networks will be fostered, facilitating and contributing to the establishment of
professional relationships and the promotion of teamwork.
3. Institutional and programmatic discourse



vi . Extent, identity and corporate image, publicity and public relations

The trademark of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial combines the visual arts and industrial
creativity, the objective of the Centre‟s activity. The identification of these two aspects is precisely
what the logo wants to communicate. It symbolically translates the corporate identity of the Centre.
This trademark, created by the designer of Asturian origin who has studied in London, Fernando
Gutiérrez, is the primary element of LABoral„s personality. It is envisioned as atemporal, easy to apply
and develop – while maintaining a clear connection and unity – in every one of the areas of activity of
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial. Its purpose is to help LABoral be recognised and
identified yet be distinguished from other organisations that promote art and culture. But, at the same
time, it must compete with other notable international brand names, with its own personality as a
differential element.
3. Institutional and programmatic discourse




Visual corporate identity, elements of LABoral‟s visual corporate identity
d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation



i.   Public

LABoral is directed towards the following audiences:

Society in general, with special attention paid to Asturias
Social communication media, generalised and specialised
Asturian artist collectives, national and foreign
Students, youth and children
Critics, gallery owners, external curators and people interested in the current art world
Educational centres, universities, art schools
Public and private institutions, from cultural as well as other fields
Organisations working in technological fields
The business network interested in sponsoring cultural activities
Those linked to creative industries, such as television and the audiovisual world
The tourism and hotel sector of Asturias, the network of travel agencies and tourist boards
d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation



i. Communication and Public Relations




                      01.01.2007-31.03.2009

                      24 months of LABoral




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d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation


LABoral in the media. Comprehensive Communication Plan

i. Communication Tool

Three kinds:
- Conventional acts of communication and dissemination
- Use of the possibilities offered by new technological media to propagate information and generate
discussion and opinion: web 2.0 and social networks
- More specific, transgressive acts, arising from the creativity, innovation and highly technological
character of the activity surrounding LABoral




             FORBES                    SPRINGERIN                NEURAL           EL PAÍS SEMANAL
                                                                                                        52
d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation


ii. Action Plan
• The Centre‟s presentations and its activities
• Sending information periodically to the communication media Convocatoria de ruedas de prensa
• Calling press conferences
• Focusing upon and managing interviews, reports and the supply of information and images
• Programmes organised for invited members of the press
• Press files with informative and expert texts, supporting the aim of disseminating knowledge and
creating audiences for art
 Preparing written and multimedia presentations with the aim of promoting El Centro.
•Writing texts and institutional presentations




       NEW YORK ARTS MAGAZINE            NEO2                  MU                LA VANGUARDIA
                                                                                                     53
d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation


iii. Action Plan

• Using the web as an element of dissemination and a vehicle for mobile, permanent and accessible
communication for the media, users of the centre and the artistic community
•Development and implementation of the Press Room for the facilitation of access to real time
information on El Centro for the communication media, advocating an image of transparency,
veracity and accessibility
•Sending personal or mass emails using LABoral‟s data base
•Publicity campaigns in specialized national and international as well as in fixed media
•Acts that consolidate LABoral‟s presence on the web 2.0 (wikis, blogs, Twitter, Facebook…) with the
intention of accessing new communication channels and taking advantage of the possibilities offered
by the new media for creating and drawing the interest of new audiences




         ART REVIEW                   FACEBOOK                               TWITTER               54
d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation



LABoral in the media 01.01.07 / 31.03.09


      Comparative 2007 - 2008




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d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation


iv. On the internet


www.laboralcentrodearte.org

January -December 2007

Num. Of sessions      86.594

Pages sent            346.713

January -December 2008

Num. Of sessions      93.178

Pages sent            404.773
d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation



v. Recently implemented activities


 monthly ebulletin

 Sent to approximately 5,000 email
 addresses in the data base
 LABoral On the Weekend Agenda
 Bimonthly

 Sent to approximately 1,000
 addresses in the Asturian data base
 LABinfo Summer special edition
 Inserts on the 17th of July to be
 included in:
  EL COMERCIO
  43.000 copies
  LA NUEVA ESPAÑA
  75.000 copies
  LA VOZ DE ASTURIAS
  12.000 copies
                                             E bulletin   Agenda quincenal de Fin de Semana
d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation



vi. Services demanded by the public




                                               Lounge and Information Area
d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation



vi. Services demanded by the public




                                                             Cafetín
d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation



vi. Services demanded by the public




                                                            LABshop
d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation



vi. Services demanded by the public




                                                          Restrooms
e. Building



i. The different areas of the building

4094 m² are apportioned to 6 exhibition galleries, with two of them containing areas of more than 1000
m² each. The expository ensemble is completed with workshops and laboratories dedicated to
research, production, training and the applied visual arts.



 AREAS                      FUNCTIONAL                   BUILT             EXHIBITION SPACES             4,094 m2
                                                                           Gallery 1A                    1,230 m 2
 Galleries floor              261.28 m2               348.47 m2            Gallery 1B                      700 m2
 Lower-ground floor         8,510.72 m2             9,478.50 m2            Gallery 2A                      375 m 2
 Ground floor               4,553.33 m2             6,119.76 m2            Gallery 2B                    1,036 m 2
 Mezzanine                    144.21 m2               179.78 m2            Platform1                       387 m 2
 First floor                  868.59 m2             1,112.21 m2            Platform 2                      366 m 2

                                                                           WORKSHOPS AND LABS             498 m2
 TOTAL                     14,338.13 m2            17,238.72 m2
                                                                           MEDIATEQUE                      170 m 2
                                                                           STORAGE AREA                    500 m 2
                                                                           LABlounge (Main Hall)        1.090 m2
    Source: Article by Miguel Díaz Negrete, doctor of architecture. 2007   LABcafé                       1.113 m 2
                                    LABoral Press dossier. March 2007
                                                                           SOUTH COURTYARD               347,33 m2



                                                                                           Spatial distribution
4. Building



First Floor




C1 LABcine
CR Creatic. Creativity and Technological Research Laboratory



                                                               Spatial distribution
4. Building



Ground Floor




1 A Exhibition Gallery                       UDO.1 Didactic unit
2 A Exhibition Gallery                       UDO.2 Didactic unit
P1 Production. Projects Office. Platform 1   UDO.3 Didactic unit
P2 Platform                                  UDO.4 Didactic unit



                                                      Spatial distribution
4. Building



Planta -1




 1 B Exhibition Gallery   UD-1.1 Didactic unit
 1 C Exhibition Gallery   UD-1.2 Didactic unit
 2 B Exhibition Gallery   M Mediatheque


                                                 Spatial distribution
e. A new reality



The vitality of artistic creation today, the incorporation of new spaces of diverse kinds, the irruption of
new technological tools used widely by artists, the notion of “process,” a new concept of time, multi-
trans- and inter-disciplinary work, the variety of projects that attract young audiences to this new and
complex reality: all this obliges us to ask if we find ourselves before a new definition of art and the
function of the artist in society, a mutation that allows us to discern aesthetic, social and even ethical
motives that are different from those of only a decade ago. It is here that the research of LABoral is
carried out.




                                                                                Spaces for Creation
5. 30 months of LABoral
LABoral is the only existing centre in Spain dedicated – from its conception – to technological culture,
artistic research, production, education, exhibition and the dissemination of art and creative industries.

The activity programme of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial is a faithful reflection of the
spectacular changes experienced by society and its immersion in today‟s visual culture.
LABoral‟s activity aims to contribute to the development of the information society, encouraging the creative
use of new technological tools.
The determination of the Government of the Principality of Asturias to endow the region with such an
innovative Centre has been matched by the enthusiasm and support of a large number of public and private
enterprises that have joined the Board of Patrons that govern LABoral.

These contributions and continual networking – the driving forces behind each and every one of the
programmes organised by LABoral – have brought about collaboration with other art centres, museums and
public as well as private institutions since its inauguration on March 30th, 2007. It represents a constant in
the past and the future trajectory of our Centre.

LABoral hopes to become a key component of the strategy of the Government of the Principality of Asturias
to fully incorporate Asturias into the Information Society, understanding this to be the only means by which
to achieve an improvement in the quality of life of its citizens, sustainable creation of economic wealth and
to transform our society into one that is freer, more cultured and better educated.
Since LABoral opened its doors on March 30th, 2007, the Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial has put on a
total of 30 exhibitions, for which 33 curators selected more than 397 works of art by 408 artists and
collectives.

The exhibitions have all shared outstanding quality in the art works sleected, the contents developed by the
curatorship, their design and their standards for assembly and presentation.

Special attention has been paid to exhibition architecture, always with the goal of encouraging a dialogue
between the art work and the exhibition spaces at LABoral.
f.Exhibitions
                                                                                                           Exposición
i. Feedback 30.03.07-30.06.07
Art that Responds to Instructions Input or its Environment

FEEDBACK interweaves two themes relating to responsive art. One theme traces the concept of
feedback from artistic creation to art that sets up open systems reacting to external input. A second theme
explores the concept of light and the moving object and image from Kinetic Art and Op Art to responsive
notions of television and cinema.

            38 collectives and artists                                   11 collaborating cultural institutions




            Curatorship: Christiane Paul and Jemima Rellie                     Assistant Curator: Charlïe Gere
            Organised by: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial         Architecture:Leeser Architecture
f. Exhibitions
                                                                                                       Exposición
i. Gameworld 30.03-30.09.2007
Videogames on the Edge of Art, Technology and Culture
A selection of historic videogames with an innovative design, alternative games and works of art reflecting
the influence of videogames in modern life.

             34 collectives and artists                           14 collaborating cultural institutions




     Curatorship: Carl Goodman, Museum of Moving Image, NY, USA    Assistant Curator: Daphne Dragona (Greece).
     Exhibition Design: Leeser Architecture, USA.                  Patrononage: Autoridad Portuaria de Gijón
f. Exhibitions
                                                                                                                   Exposición
iii.LAB_ciberespacios 30.03-30.06.2007
Cyberspace as a Universal Meeting Point
Open international competition. 10 works of art reflect the idea of cyberspace as a meeting point.


        133 artists from 26 countries submitted entries                              4 collaborating cultural institutions




        Organised by: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial           Design:Kero-Kawamura-Ganjavian, Switz. and
        Spain. Development of Exhibition Presentation: Manuela Pfaffenberger (Ars Electronica)
f. Exhibitions
                                                                                                Exposición

iv. Extensiones - Anclajes I and II 30.03-30.06.2007 and 05.07-30.09.2007
A Look at Creation today in Asturias
Together with Asturian artists, LABoral Centro de Arte ventures outside its locality of Gijón on a search.
The exhibition had two phases and traced surprising itineraries through the geography of the Principality,
outside the traditional urban centres.
        14 artists                                                                          13 art exhibits




        Curatorship: Francisco Crabiffosse                       Independent Curator, (Coruño - Llanera)
f. Exhibitions
                                                                                                                 Exposición
v. It´s Simply Beautiful  27.07-22.10.2007
A Look at the concept of beauty in the art of today
A show posing questions as relevant as What is beauty?, its importance in our daily lives or the ability of
works of art to raise the spectator‟s spirit.

        5 artists                                                               5 site specific works in installation format




         Curatorship: Peter Doroshenko, Jérôme Sans   Produced by: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial and Cajastur
f. Exhibitions
                                                                                                                    Exposición
vi. Gameworld Expansion Pack: Playware 21.09.2007-24.03.2008
The World ofVideogames. Expansion Pack
The world of videogames, focusing on the act of play as a metaphor for social relations and human
interaction and as a driving force behind creative and technological research.

       24 artists                                                14 Artistic games and 10 multi-player digital art installations




         Curatorship:Ars Electronica and Museum of the Moving Image                   Exhibition design:Leeser Architecture
f. Exhibitions
                                                                            Exposiciones actuales

vii. Emergentes 16.11.07- 12.05.08                                              Coproduced Fundación Telefónica
10 Projects by Latinamerican Artists / Works in Progress

Travelling exhibition with recent art works from Latin America dealing with the relation and hybridisation
between science and technology.
        12 artists                                                                    10 works in installation format




         Curatorship: José-Carlos Mariátegui                                Project Coordinator: Victoria Messi
         Exhibition Design:Fernando Muñoz and Sergio Sebastián architects
f. Exhibitions


viii. Homo Ludens Ludens 18.04.08 - 23.09.08
Situating play in Contemporary Society and Culture

Homo Ludens Ludens deeply examines the question why we need to play, how play animates our culture
and the impact it is having on contemporary societies. The exhibition reviews how players create their
identities and these free them from themselves while searching for their utopias.
   43 artists                                                                                              31 art works




                Curatorship: Erich Berger, Laura Baigorri, Daphne Dragona   Architecture: Nerea Calvillo
f. Exhibitions


ix. Banquete_nodos y redes 06.06.08 – 03.11.08                Coproduced: Fundación Telefónica and SEACEX

Interactions between Art, Science, Technology and Society in Spain’s Digitial Culture


Banquete_nodos y redes explores the artistic practices being carried out today in Spain. Through more
than thirty digital art and interactive projects, the exhibition poses a number of critical reflections and
participatory experiences to explore networks as the common organisational pattern at every level of life.

        35 artists                                                                             35 art works




                Curatorship: Karin Ohlenschäger                      Architecture: Jovino Martinez Sierra
                Next Venue: ZKM
f. Exhibitions


x. Nowhere/NowHere 09.10.08 – 20.04.08
Investigating new lines of enquiry in contemporary design


Nowhere/Now/Here is a journey exploring a number of projects and tests that are creating proposals and
alternatives to accepted interpretations, reflecting present-day concerns in the world of objects we decide
to surround ourselves with and the role of design.
       67 artists / 78 works / 20 countries




       The Curators: El Último Grito (Roberto Feo y Rosario Hurtado)
       Consulting Curators: Professor Catherine McDermott, Daniel Charny and Ilka Schaumberg
       Exhibltion Design: Patricia Urquiola & Martino Berghinz
       Graphic Design and Catalogue: Fernando Gutiérrez
f. Exhibitions


xi. There is No Road (The road is made by walking)      12.12.08-16.03.09
An exhibition of artists’ journeys to mountains, off-road places and other remote destinations

There is No Road presents a selection of work by fourteen international artists working on the notion of
“travelling” in moving images, photography and installations. Borrowing its title from the poem by Antonio
Machado “Caminante, no hay camino”, the exhibition registers and explores the experiences evoked in
journeys through Asturias or other equally remote and mountainous terrains, and the implicit acceptance of
a certain kind of narrative, frequently in terms of literary associations with walking and writing




           Curated by: Steven Bode. Director of Film & Video Umbrella. London
g. Projects Office
                                                                                                 Exposiciones actuales

i. Situation Room. Pablo de Soto 18.01.08 - 17.03.08
Design and launch of a prototype of a citizen’s Situation Room in Asturias
A competition open to all Asturian artists of less than 35 years of age. In collaboration with the Instituto
Asturiano de la Juventud.

           Winning artist: Pablo de Soto (Asturias, 1977)




         Design: Pablo de Soto (hackitectura.net) and Jaime Díaz (sietezeta.net)
         Assembly: Susana Serrano, Ángel Ortea, José Manuel de Soto and Pablo de Soto
         Produced by: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Pablo de Soto and hackitectura.net
g. Projects Office
                                                                                               Exposiciones actuales

ii. PSJM: Project MARX® 28.03.08 – 9.06.08
The creation of the MARX® brand name and the establishment of a trademark for the products, the publicity
campaign and the MARX® boutique that were exhibited together in LABoral.




            Produced by: The Projects Office of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial and the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno
            (CAAM of Gran Canaria)
g. Projects Office


iii. TACs. Íñigo Bilbao 27.06.08 - 29.09.08
Experimentation with biomedical imaging
TACs is an exhibition project consisting of a series of digital sculptures and a video-projection. Using tools
from the fields of medicine and industrial design, Iñigo Bilbao portrays the external, changing, temporary
appearance of the models as well as their more lasting and solid internal structure, their bone structure, as
part of a project that investigates the connections between art and medicine.
g. Projects Office


iv. Paul Woodrow & Alan Dunning. Ghosts in the Machine (2008)              24.10.2008-12.01.2009

Ghosts in the Machine uses the ideas inherent in Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) to examine ways in
which we construct the world and extends it to the visual. The project has been developed by The Einstein‟s
Brain Project, a collaborative group of artists and scientists who have been working together for the past
twelve years. The aim of the group is the visualization of the biological state of the body through the
fabrication of environments and simulations
h. Cubo de Sonido


i. DRIFT. Jana Winderen            21.12.2007-07.01.2008
Sound Installation

Collage of underwater hydrophone recordings from the following rivers: Fjadrárgljúfur (Iceland), Akerselva
and Hardangerfjorden (Norway), Spree (Germany), Ouse (United Kingdom), Ping and Mae Taeng
(Thailand).




                  Comisario: Erich Berger, Comisario Jefe de LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
h. Cubo de Sonido


ii. Las Larvas: Chopping Piano –in C-        28.03.08 – 09.06.08
Sound Installation
.
Starting March 28th, the Asturian collective Las Larvas will perform their work of sound art Chopping piano
–in C- in the Gallery Platform 2 of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial.




          Colabora: Laboca
h. Cubo de Sonido


iii. Montreal Mutado (2008). Francisco López 27.06.08 – 29.09.08
Sound Installation
Original source environmental recordings done in Montreal, 2000-2006. Mutated, composed, recorded and
mastered at Mobile Messor (Madrid, Bucharest, Montreal) and Centre de Création Musicale Iannis Xenakis
(Paris), 2000-2006. Remastered and re-structured for this sound installation at Mobile Messor
(Amsterdam), 2008.




                           Imagen de Francisco López
i. Research




The opening of the Laboratorio de Creatividad e Investigación
Tecnológica [Laboratory for Creativity and Technological
Research], Creatic, an initiative set in motion by Fundación
CTIC, is a response to the need for the establishment of an
effective alliance between art, technology and society,
promoting creativity, research and innovation.

In recent years, the creation of programmes of “Artists in
Scientific Laboratories” on an international level has become
increasingly common. It is a clear sign of the recognition of the
fruitful consequences issuing from the collaboration between
artists and scientists.

The establishment of Creatic was made possible thanks to the
contribution of the Alcoa España Foundation.
i. Research



Creatic is the instrument by which ALCOA and LABoral will contribute to the creation of employment.
Creatic is a project unprecedented in Spain, conceived as a foctory of creativity. It is a laboratory that will
host young researcher so that they can develop projects in the domain of Information and Communication
Technologies (ICT).
Creatic offers a novel format. It focuses upon researchers that are in a phase previous to “business
incubators”. It is where seeds can be planted, a space for technological creativity that serves as the first link
in the value chain in the Area of R+D+i.
i. Research



Why Creatic?
Any pool of innovative ideas coming from young talents
ought to be structured given that neither ideas nor young
talents appear spontaneously. The proposed model is a
space for the generation of innovative ideas (Innovation).
The Alcoa Foundation has made it possible.
i. Research



What is Creatic?

-A model of innovation and creativity that will be one of the
first links of the value chain in research and innovation.
-A factory of innovation and creativity in ITC targeting
young university graduates around the world, offering them
a place where they can develop technological ideas and
product prototypes.
-A test bed for innovative ideas and revolutionary
proposals conceived by young talents.
-A shared space for innovation for the development of free
and copyrighted technologies, products and services.
-A pool of new researchers.
-An innovative form of research involving young talents,
enterprises, university, techological centres and the public
administration in a shared space for collaboration (a
creativity and innovation cluster).
i. Research



Creatic Model

How will ideas and young researchers be selected?
A committee comprising members from sponsoring
enterprises, CTIC and LABoral the Centre for Art and
Creative Industries, will:
- Follow-up the evolution of Creatic and its functioning in
accordance with preset goals, every two months.
- Select young talents on a long-term basis and dedicate
special interest in attracting people from around the world.
- Overseeing “individual” ideas.
The idea must be proposed by the person willing to develop
it within the framework of Creatic.
When the ideas are proposed by an enterprise, CTIC will
study the suitability of its inclusion in Creatic and who should
select the young researchers to develop it.

What is the average duration of a project at Creatic?
The average duration will be one year.
i. Research



Mediatheque
A place for research and the promotion of contemporary visual culture In the last quarter of this year,
LABoral will open the Mediatheque. It is a documentation centre offering experts from various disciplines
and the public in general access to printed and digital bibliographic materials as well as the most
experimental audiovisual content from cultural and contemporary creation sources, placing spacial
emphasis on the field of art-science-technology.
LABoral‟s mediatheque will be dedicated to contemporary visual culture and will specialise in material
including moving images, photography, media art and creative-architectural industries, design and sound
and audiovisual creation.
i. Research



LABoral Chill-out
A space for meeting, leisure, participation and rest During the last qaurter of this year, in conjunction with
the opening of the Mediatheque, LABoral will inaugurate a new space: LABoral‟s chill-out, a flexible zone
to be put to various uses. The Asturian architect studio Longo+Roldán have renovated an area that,
through simple touches, has become an environment for rest and experimentation, a place for leisure and
repose, a place to take a break while visiting the exhibitions at El Centro de Arte. Further, visitors are
invited to sit and read information on LABoral and its activities, concerts and exhibitions, or even use our
WIFI connection to access the internet. Priority was given to making LABoral‟s Chill-out comfortable,
inviting and restful, something relaxing without being strictly functional. The task was taken on by
Longo+Roldán, architects that have achieved wide acclaim for their work, including the bestowal of El
Premio Asturias de Arquitectura.
j. Educational programmes


Round table discussions, symposia and workshops are all been organised in conjunction with every one of
LABoral‟s exhibitions. These favour dialogue with the citizenry and provoke debate and reflection on the
relationship between society with technological culture today.
LABoral organised 56 workshops and 4 theoretical discussions given by 120 instructors. There were a
total of 10.200 participants coming from the local region, other parts of the country and around the world.
The workshops, intended for professionals, students the family and the general public children, were
conceived as a programme parallel to the exhibitions, always taking into account the specific needs of the
professional local creative community. Emphasis has been placed on education and the use of open code
software for creative ends.
k. – Seminarios y talleres
Programa 2007Seminars and Workshops


  The e-image era 30.03.07-02.04.07

  A conference cycle reflecting on the reach and impact of the
  electronic image in today‟s society.

  Director: José Luis Brea
  Venue: Auditorium of Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura
  9 contributors
  110 registered participants


  LED Throwies 28.03.07-29.03.07

  50,000 led trowies were thrown (lithium battery + led +
  magnet)

  Directed by: Graffiti Research Lab: Amanda Mc Crowdley,
  Evan Roth and James Powderly (New York)
  Locations: Oviedo, Gijón, Langreo and Avilés
  Sponsored by: Codi Soluciones integrales
  2 collaborating institutions
I. Professional Workshops
                                                                   Talleres Profesionales


i. SummerLAB Camp                  5.08.08 – 9.08.08

The SummerLAB is a gathering of audiovisual creators from around Spain that work mainly with free tools
(FLOSS). The way it is organised reproduces the way in which free software is developed – there is no
heirarchy, only the creation of a context.




        Concept and definition :
I. Professional Workshops
                                                                        Talleres Profesionales


ii. LABabierto

LABabierto is an open space for exchange between artists and creators. It is an opportunity to think, share
and develop ideas, as well as to seek consultation about newly emerging projects or works in progress. Any
artists or creators that want to share a few hours of reflection, discussion and consultation about digital
processes and tools are invited to participate.
http://www.lababierto.laboralcentrodearte.org
m. Didactic and Creation Workshops


LABniños. These workshops aim to encourage creativity in a young audience. Activity programmes are
offered in accordance with determinate age groups and their specific needs.

LABenfamilia. This is an initiative intended for fathers, mothers, teachers or family members that want to
participate in activities alongside their children, offering them the opportunity to become familiar with the
creative process and to examine different artistic practices in greater detail.

LABescuela. These are itinerant workshops: the classes are given in different educational centres, as well
as in LAB itself, during school hours. School trips to LABoral are also included.

LABjoven. This initiative complements the interest of the young public in new tendencies and positions in
the world of art and new technologies. It consists in programmes specifically designed for an audience of 12
to 18 years of age, offering workshops, thematic activity days or meetings with creators.
n. Artistic production



LABoral has also begun its programme of artistic production with a total of 53 works of art produced so
far, amongst which are included 26 creators by Asturian artists for the Extensiones-Anclajes, It‟s Simply
Beautiful, Situation Room, Marx®, TACs, Homo Ludens Ludens, Banquete_nodos y redes, and There is
No Road exhibitions as well as limited edition art objects for the LABshop.




       Situation Room. Pablo de Soto   TACs. Íñigo Bilbao                     PSJM: Project MARX®
o. LABconciertos


The LEV Festival is an initiative of the Fiumfoto collective in which Laboral Escena and LABoral Centro de
Arte also participate. It is held in La Ciudad de la Cultura and in the LABcafé. It is an annual event
dedicated to culture and electronic audiovisual art. 8,000 people have attended the two editions of the
festival.




       17 concerts in which musicians from Asturias, the rest of Spain and from around the world
       have given the public a demonstration of the current state of musical creation.
p. LABacción


LABacción is a six-day-long festival that gathers together important artists from the national and local art
scene in the field of art action and electronic music.

LABacción is organised in collaboration with the Gijón City Hall through its “Arte en la calle” [“Art in the
street”] programme. It complements this renowned cultural event with a selection of highly topical projects
that are grounded in an artistic tradition of unquestionable relevance.
Curatorship by:
Asturias Performance Programme: Ladines Centro de Investigación Artística
National Performance Programme: Luan Mart
Dj Programme: Scattini

LABacción was held over six days in August. 1,900 people were in attendance.
LABacción took place in different locations in Gijón city centre, on public stages set up in by the municpal
Government.




              Bailarinas Parabólicas               Cuco Suárez                     Dj 40 oz
q. Encuentros de Cabueñes


LABoral organised a programme of workshops and round table discussions within the framework of the
XXVIth Encuentros Internacionales de Juventud Cabueñes that took place from the 22nd to the 26th of
September. Within the section entitled “Los discursos contemporáneos del arte” [“Contemporary
discussions about art”], the creative processes in art and emergent visual creation were analysed.


In addition, LABoral organised a nanovideo festival, the One Second Video Festival, that formed part of the
activities complementary to Cabueñes 2008. In this way, the Centro de Arte began its collaboration with this
traditional event for youth that is held annually in Gijón, with a series of discussions reflecting upon
technological media and creative tools in the Information Era.




              Organisers:                                              Collaborating organisations:
r. Sundays at LABoral LABoral
                                                                       Domingos en

An open door day with activities for families and youth on the Sundays during the months of July and
August. Sundays at LABoral offered a diverse programme in the spaces of the Centro de Arte, with ludic
workshops on the use and design of items for juggling, kites and other objects of skill, designed and
marketed by Eolo-Sport, Spain‟s leading kite company, that collaborated with LABoral in the organisation
of this initiative.
Entry to the exhibitions was free of charge to all vistors.
1,502 people participated.
s. IV Fiesta de las Asociaciones
                                                             IV Fiesta de las Asociaciones


LABoral participated in La fiesta de las asociaciones Gijón 2008, a meeting point for organisations and
young people of the region, where a wide variety of the activities usually carried out by these associations
were represented, promoting and encouraging participation and the formation of associative groups, turning
the festival into an open space in which young people and associations gathered together to consider
questions about information, leisure, free time and culture.
t. Proyecto Cabina


In celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Astragal gallery, managed by the Conseyu de Mocedá de
Xixón, through which have passed many young Asturian artists, many of whom have continued their
creative careers, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial and the Astragal Gallery commemorated this
event with an exhibition. The public art project occupied the city, using the exhibition gallery as a meeting
point. 16 winners of the Astragal Award and other artists and creators selected by both institutions were
invited to participate. With this collaboration, Astragal and LABoral hoped to give support to the most
experimental kind of art with help from, on the one hand, a veteran institution and, on the other hand, a
much younger one, working together to achieve common objectives in Asturias.
u. LABescena


Solos para un espacio blanco is an initiave of Laboral Escena. The four sessions that composed the
series took place in different areas of the art centre.
Mujeres abandonadas en un Centro de Arte. A new collaboration between the Laboral Theatre and the
Centro de Arte with performances in which spectators are encouraged to reflect on certain topics as they
share the scenic space with the performing artists.
2009 Activity Plan
Exhibitions
2009 Exhibition Programme



                            THE PAST IN THE PRESENT. April 3/09-June 29/09
1
                      Curatorial: Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes, exhibtion curator , Madrid


                              AUTO. DREAM AND MATTER .May 15/09-Sept. 21/09
2
                              Curatorial: Alberto Martín, exhibition curator, Salamanca


                    FEED FORWARD. THE ANGEL OF HISTORY. July 17/09-Jan 12/10
3
                          Curatorial: Christiane Paul & Steve Dietz, New York

                                              ARCADI. October 2/09
4
                                           Curatorial:Jose Luis de Vicente

THE PROJECTS OFFICE WILL PRODUCE 4 BIMONTHLY EXHIBITIONS:
            LAB_JOVEN. FERNANDO GUTIÉRREZ. Jan 30/09-April 6/09
                 JAVIER LONGOBARDO. April 17/09-June 15/09
                     FÉLIX LUQUE. June 26/09-Sept. 7/09
                   DONKIJOTE:ORG. Sept. 25/09-Jan. 15/10

                                                                        Visual Art Exhibitions: 2
Visual Arts: Galleries 1A, 1B and 1C
                                                               Industrial Creation Exhibitions: 2
Industrial Creation: Galleries 2A and 2B
                                                                               Projects Office: 4
Projects Office: Platform 1                     TOTAL NUMBER OF EXHIBITIONS IN 2009: 8
2009 Visual Arts Programme


The Past in the Present and the Foreign in the Self
April 3rd – June 29th 2009
The interrelationship between territory and memory – how they mutually
influence one another and how they are resignified in a return journey – is what
this exhibition aims to analyse through the work of a number of artists devoted to
the concept of terrain and its social and historical connotations.
Curatorial: Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes
Artists (selection): Juan José Pulgar, Maite Centol, Avelino Sala, Fiumfoto, Ángel
de la Rubia, Benjamin Menéndez, Susan Phillips, Jeremy Deller, amongst
others. Venues: Galleries 1A, 1B and 1C




 Auto. Dream and Matter. May 15th 2009 – September 21st 2009
 This project analyses the presence of the car in contemporary art, or, more
 precisely, the relation between car culture and artistic creation in recent
 decades. In fact, car culture is not simply something personal but it is a
 complex and global phenomenon. The central role of the automobile as a
 fundamental element of the material culture of the 20th century, modern design
 and as a symbol of consumer society.
 Curatorial: Alberto Martín Expósito, exhibition curator, Salamanca
 Venue: Galleries 2A and 2B
2009 Programme: Industrial Creation



 Feedforward. The Angel of History. July 17. 2009 – January 12. 2010
 In his essay “On the Concept of History,” Walter Benjamin interprets Paul
 Klee‟s painting, Angelus Novus, as an “angel of history” that has been
 brought to a halt by the ruins of the past piled up before him while a
 windstorm pushes him backwards toward an uncertain future (progress).
 Once more, Benjamin‟s angel of history seems to capture the present
 moment, a moment in which the wreckage of political conflict and
 economic disparity cumulate ever higher, unresolved, while the economic,
 political, technological and cultural forces of globalisation push us
 inexorably in a direction that may, or may not, represent progress.




  ARCADIA. October 02.2009 – 07.December 2009
   Games from a Culture of Innovation is posited as an observatory to
  explore the main lines of investigation undertaken today in the various
  fields of contemporary game culture; from the design of toys and games
  to the independent development of videogames, not overlooking game
  art and so-called 'serious games'
Production
Platform 2: Resource Centre



This will be a research, educational and production centre that
will have have at its disposal the latest in digital manufacture
machinery for the creation of physical objects by means of digital
technologies as well as incorporating digital technologies and
communication with said objects.




Platform 2 will have all the equipment proper for a Production
Workshop with work spaces for experimentation and
production with audio, vídeo, light, artificial vision and
videogames, making possible research into a new class of
intelligent objects in intermediated environments.
2009 Programme: Projects Office



LAB_jovenExperimenta January 30th – April 6th
Crisálidas [Chrysalis], 2008
Crisálidas uses the biological metaphor as a point of departure to construct a
universe of events and fragmented emergences in transformation, inviting us to
world that iconographically approaches the subconscious.
An open invitation to all Asturian artists of 35 years of age or less. In
collaboration with the Instituto Asturiano de la Juventud.
Award-winning artist: Fernando Gutiérrez, Gijón
Venue: Platform 1




 JAVIER LONGOBARDO April 17th – June 15th
 Space Clips consists in high resolution video clips in which the artists‟ interest in
 landscapes and their sculptural possibilities is made manifest. Music adds
 narrative tension: There will be no engulfing sounds but rather, songs. Further, 3
 object-viewers similar in appearance to videogame consoles from the 1980s will
 be included. These will permit slides of different scenarios to be visualised and
 will function as sculptures.
 Venue: Platform 1
2009 Programme: Projects Office




FÉLIX LUQUE June 26th – September 7th
This project consists of an installation composed of an interactive sonic
sculpture and a series of videos. The spectator-listener will encounter a
geometric object that emits a code composed of lights and sounds. Its form
represents an amalgam of the different geometric signs present in the
imaginary world of science fiction and that frequently personify
configurations of artificial intelligence or even poles of mystical energy.
Coproduced with I-mal, Brussels
Venue: Platform 1




Donkijote.org
September 24, 2009, to January 11, 2010
GALLERY: Platform 1 of LABoral and various locations throughout Asturias.
Donkijote.org, by the artist Cristian Bettini a.k.a P.ankh, was selected as the
winning project for DIGITAL_LAB, an opencompetition organised by,
intended for creators from Spain and around the world, whose objective is
the production of a work of art with both an installation and a virtual
dimension. Donkijote.org is a combination of the analogue and the digital
that will gather data using innovative techniques during four journeys taken
by the artist with a donkey through different areas of Asturias.
Education
The programme will foment the
development of mobile culture and
media literacy in all of their distinct
manifestations
2009 Programme: Education I


First Quarter: January, February, March
2009
LABniños                                           LABjoven
FILM:                                              Youth Programming workshop II
“Para Niños” [“For Children”] with the Parpalló    David Pello
Gallery (Valencia)                                 January 18th to March 29th
From December 20th to January 11th.                Robots (abbreviated format)_ Alfonso
From 12:00 to 1:00 PM and 5:00 to 6:00 PM          Flórez
WORKSHOPS:
Game and Art Workshop _El Bibio                    Professional Programme
January 18th to February 15th                      Free tools for creators: Audio Linux
Weekend Camps_Jenni Walford                        Lluis Carbonell
January 18th to March 29th
                                                   OTHER PROGRAMMES
LABenfamilia                                       FILM
WORKSHOPS:                                         “Mathematics and film”
Familt internet users _ Noelia Sueiro (8-14 yrs)   In collaboration with the University of
January 18th to February 15th                      Oviedo
                                                   Fridayt March 27th
LABescuela                                         Symposium on The Past in the Present
WORKSHOPS:                                         in the framework of the exhibition The
Animation video workshop _Rodrigo Calvo            Past in the Present and the Foreign in
Every Friday from January 18th to March 29th       the Self.
LABoratory of the Senses_Pintar-Pintar             March 23rd to the 28th
Every Wed. from January 18th to March 29th         Programme for People with Disabilities:
LABescuela in the City: “Hybrid                    “Programa Animo” [“Spirit Programme”]
Playground”_Clara Boj and Diego Díaz (lalalab)     Utani Social Lab January 19th-23rd
March 23rd to the 27th
Creative Writing_El gaviero
2009 Programme: Education II


Second Quarter: April, May, June 2009

LABniños                                        Professional Programme
WORKSHOPS:                                      Free tools for creators:
Music and Creation Workshop_Sara Múñiz          Generative Audio Lab- Xavi Manzanares
April 19th to June 7th                          and Oscar Martín
Weekend Camps_Jenni Walford                     LEV festival workshops
April 18th and June 13th                        Light Workshop- Pablo Valbuena, within
                                                Nowhere Now Here
LABenfamilia
WORKSHOPS:                                      OTHER PROGRAMMES
Light in motion_ José González Macías           LABcine: Film “Datos”
April 19th and May 24th                         Friday May 29th
                                                Digital Citizenry Symposium
LABescuela                                      From May 18th to the 22nd
WORKSHOPS:                                      LEV festival_workjshops and activities
Creation Videogames Workshop
Every Friday from April 17th to June 12th
From 12:00 to 1:30 PM
Transversalia: learning through art_Clara Boj
May 4th- 8th
LABjoven
Youth Progamming Workshop III_David Pello
January18th to March 29th
Robots (abbreviated format)_ Alfonso Flórez
Creative Writing_El gaviero
2009 Programme: Education III



                         Third Quarter: July, August, September 2009

                         LABniños Camp 2009
                         SummerLAB
                              HOLIDAY CAMPS
                              “Learn Introducción playing” Camp_El Bibio and Jenni Walford
                                      English while
 LABoral Centro de Arte yFrom July 1st to the has organised to Friday)
                               Creación Industrial 31st (Monday the SummerLAB
   Camp 2009, the second edition of a gathering of digital creators who work
                              LABjoven
    mainly with free tools (FLOSS). Coordinated by Hangar (Barcelona), the
SummerLAB Camp consists in Workshop:of artists, students and professionals
                              Vinyl a meeting Dj school
in the field of digital creation with the the 17th of promoting interconnectivity on
                              July 6th to purpose
    the Spanish digital scene. From August 3rd to the 8th, work units on free
                              Vj Workshop
    software and hardware, discussions on creation and debates on projects
                              From July 20th to the 31st
                     related to digital creation will all be on offer.
                         Professional Programme
                         From August 3rd to the al 9th
                         OTHER PROGRAMMES
                         FILM: “Al Aire Libre” [“In the open air”]
                         Every Friday during the summer
                         FeedForward Symposium
                         June 2009
                         Programme for People with Disabilities: Sonic Floor, v2
                         Programme for elderly people: Animo_Utani Social Lab
2009 Programme: Education III



Third Quarter: July, August, September 2009

SummerLAB Camp 2009

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial has organised the SummerLAB Camp 2009, the second edition of a gathering of
digital creators who work mainly with free tools (FLOSS). Coordinated by Hangar (Barcelona), the SummerLAB Camp
consists in a meeting of artists, students and professionals in the field of digital creation with the purpose of promoting
interconnectivity on the Spanish digital scene. From August 3rd to the 8th, work units on free software and hardware,
discussions on creation and debates on projects related to digital creation will all be on offer.
2009 Programme: Education IV


Fourth Quarter:
October, November, December 2009

LABniños                                          LABjoven
FILM                                              Youth Programming workshop_David
“Para Niños” [“For Children”]_with the Parpalló   Pello
     Gallery (Valencia)                           Dj school_Iván Lomas
WORKSHOPS
Game and Art Workshop_El Bibio
Weekend Camps_Jenni Walford
                                                  Professional Programme
                                                  Free tools for creators: Open
January 18th to March 29th
                                                  Frameworks _Chris Sugrue
                                                  Biology and Art workshop _SymbioticA
LABenfamilia                                      Research Lab
WORKSHOPS                                         OTHER PROGRAMMES
Family internet users _ Noelia Sueiro             LABcine
                                                  Process as Paradigm Symposium
LABescuela                                        October
WORKSHOPS
Animation video workshop _Rodrigo Calvo
LABoratory of the Senses_Pintar-Pintar
LABescuela in the City:
“Hybrid Playground”_Clara Boj and Diego
Díaz (lalalab)
Creative Writing_El gaviero
2009 Programme: Graduate level
                                                                                 university course
A graduate level university course will now be offered in                 Practice – Digital Production (6 hours): 2 professors.
     collaboration with :                                                 Digital Video.
Innova – University of Oviedo                                             Digital Photography
The Humanities department of the Universitat Oberta de                    Digital Sound.
     Catalunya                                                            Lighting.
Supinfocom (a centre specialised in teaching computer animation,          Machinery.
     animated infographics and other cinematographic topics such          Chroma Key Production.
     as concept and production design) Le Fresnoy                         Multi-camera Production .
                                                                          Photographic treatment.
                                                                          Practice – Creation with After Effects (12 hours): 1 professor.
These institutions and centres of learning will work together to create
                                                                          Editing.
      a Máster’s Programme in Audiovisual Culture (music,
      photography, video, animation, film,                                Composition.
                                                                          Animation.
publicity, communication, animated infographics)
                                                                          Working with layers.
                                                                          Models, masks and finishes.
General Course: Creation of Audiovisual Content on the Web 2.0            3D Space.
Theory(10 h.)                                                             Camaras.
Audiovisual projects:                                                     3D Lighting effects.
Script.                                                                   Constructing Heirarchies.
                                                                          Effects.
Audiovisual Language.
                                                                          Texts.
Equipment and Audiovisual Production:                                     Importing and interpreting.
Digital Videocamaras.                                                     Practice – Difusión Web 2.0 (2 horas): 1 profesor.
Digital Camaras.                                                          Codificación.
Formats.                                                                  Broadcasting on the Web.
Domestic and professional production.
Digital Post-Production:
Photographic treatament.
3D Creation 3D: Modelling, Materials and textures, lighting and
animation.
Editiing tools: Premiere, Final-Cut Pro, Avid.
Computer Visualisation.
Composition: After Effects, Combustion.
2009 Programme: Colaboration with the
                             Master’s Programme in the Social Sciences



    A day and a half of the Master´s Programme in Social Sciences will be held in LABoral
    Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (April 2009).

Coordinators:
•   From the University of Oviedo, José Antonio López Cerezo and Cipriano Barrio Alonso
•   From the University of Salamanca: Ana Cuevas Badallo
•   From the Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos (OEI): Juan Carlos Toscano Grimaldi
2009 Programme: Symposia


Conferences and workshops “The past in the present”
(April)
Coinciding with the inauguration of the exhibition of the same name, this
conference cycle will investigate the influence of the past in the present and the
relation between territory and memory.            Prestigious philosophers and
academics from various formeign and national universities will be in
attendance. They will consider topics directly connected to history and to the
neighbourhood in which the seminar is to take place.



“Feedforward” Symposium (June)
Coinciding with the inauguration of Feedforward , theorists and artists will
explore in depth the topic of the exhibition.


Process as Paradigm Symposium (April)
A two-day-long congress of renowned national and international experts.
Artists, designers, researchers and scientists will explore the basic concepts
and diverse aspects of process-based research and creation.



Digital Citizenry Symposium –LABmeipi- (May)
A project to create a Tactical Digital Cartography of Asturias. A collaborative
project with digital citizenry directed by Pablo de Soto and the hackitectura
collective.
Other activities
2009 Programme: Festivals and other
                          Activities

  LEV FESTIVAL (May)
  The third edition of the festival dedicated to contemporary digital art and
  experimental music.
  In collaboration with the Laboral Theatre
  Organisers: Fiumfoto (Asturias)


  ANIMATED FILM SESSIONS (January)
  Programme coproduced with the Parpalló Gallery.
  The second of LAB‟s animated film cycles. It will take place in the
  cineLAB gallery.


  LABABIERTO (all year)
  Every two weeks, LABoral will open up its laboratories in order to
  establish a continuous dialogue with and to give support to artists and
  professionals. As a novelty, LABabierto will head out to the centre of
  Gijón. Participation in LABabierto does not imply free use of its
  Resource Centre.


  MUJERES ABANDONADAS EN UN CENTRO DE ARTE
  [WOMEN ABANDONED IN AN ART CENTRE]
  The Laboral Theatre and LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
  continue carrying out their joint collaboration programme. It is a monthly
  series of three solo performances that share, as a common denominator,
  reflection on the body within the interdisciplinarity of new tendencies and
  contemporary languages . The new series will be entitles “Women
  Adandoned in an Art Centre.”
2009 Programme: Festivals and other
                          Activities


  SOLU&ARBOL: KAAMOS TRILOGY
  27th February 2009
  Finland-born Mia Makela (SOLU) is focused on the practice and teaching
  of real-time audiovisual art, independent research and cultural activism.
  She currently lives in Barcelona.



  LABafterhours
  For this edition, in collaboration with Sonotone, LABoral is commited to
  the fervor of rock and black music, with a selection of bands not
  submitted to any of the predominant trends.
  THE REAL MCCOYSON, MEOWS, BUBBLEGUM, PLATILLOS
  VOLANTES SONIDO ALFREDO, THE LIZARDS




  LABafterhours
  For this second series of concerts the Club from Gijón is also drawing up
  the programme. LABoral will be the meeting place for different musical
  styles, following the rich and eclectic musical offer from Sonotone.
  LOS GUAJES, LORD ROCHESTER, THE KINGS OF MAKAHA
  IDEALIPSTICKS , CASHMONEY BROTHERS , THE SWEET VANDALS
2009 Programme: Festivals and other
                          Activities


MEIPI ASTURIAS: A COLLABORATIVE
DIGITAL-TACTICAL CARTOGRAPHY OF ASTURIAS
Meipi Asturias is a Tactical Cartography project of Asturias consisting of
a digitalized map that can be edited as a wiki, where the user can link
multimedia files with a precise point in the territory. Therefore, pictures,
personal impressions, sounds, stories and landscapes as perceived by
inhabitants can be shared quickly and easily. MEIPI is a developmental
project of a multimedia, flexible and expandable environment for the
creation of a collective citizen memory promoting citizen‟s involvement in
the social and cultural life of their neighbourhood/town.




Mugatxoan 2009
Mugatxoan 09 is an art project organised by Entrecuerpos-Mugatxoan to
offer various representative examples of the contemporary arts
(performance, visual arts, dance, theatre) and to open up room for
research, reflection and the production of new works.
2009 Programme: Awards and
                                                       Scholarships



                                          • Fashion Design Award (call for submissions in May)
                                          • ESAPA Industrial Design Award / DesignLAB (call for
                                          submissions in January)
                                          • LABjoven_experimenta Award (call for submissions in
                                          June)
                                          • 2010 Graphic Designer Award (call for submissions in
                                          October)


Ana Nuño. 2009 Graphic Designer of the
Year



                                          CALL FOR SUPPORT FOR ASTURIAN ARTIST
                                          PRODUCTION

                                          LABoral, through its Projects Office, will establish
                                          agreements with other centres and museums in order to
                                          secure support for production by two Asturian artists. Part of
                                          the project will take place abroad.

            GLOGAUair, Berlin, Germany
2009 Programme: LABconciertos


Each concert will be accompanied by a workshop.
As an extension of the workshop and concert programme, we will be in contact with La Casa de
Musica de Oporto (musical creation with the computer, digital television and mobile telephony) in
the hopes of establishing a future collaboration.


* February 26th 4:00-8:00 PM                    * August 27th 4:00-8:00 PM
     Workshop with SOLU (ESP/FI) - Live              Workshop with Robin Fox (AUS)
     Cinema                                          Light/Sound/Space
* February 27th 6:30 PM                         * August 28th 6:30 PM
     SOLU Presentation (ESP/FI)                      Robin Fox Presentation (AUS)
* February 27th 8:00 PM                         * August 28th
     LABconcierto SOLU SOLU (ESP/FI)                 LABconcierto Robin Fox (AUS)
* April 23rd 4:00-8:00 PM                       * October 29th 4:00-8:00 PM
     Workshop with Marius Watz                       Workshop with Phil Niblock (US)
     (US/NO) Data Visualisation                      Minimalism and drones
* April 24th 6:30 PM                            * October 30th 6:30 PM
     Presentacion Watz/Rishaug (US/NO)               Phil Niblock Presentation (US)
* April 24th                                    * October 30th 8:00 PM
     LABconcierto Watz/Rishaug                       LABconcierto Phil Niblock (US)
     (US/NO)                                    * December 17th 4:00-8:00 PM
* June 25th 4:00-8:00 PM                             Workshop with Maja Ratke (NO) –
     Workshop with Mattin (ESP) – Live               Voice as an instrument
     sound improvisation                        * December 18th 6:30 PM
* June 26th 6:30 PM                                  Maja Ratke Presentation (NO)
     Mattin Presentation (ESP)                  * December 18th 8:00 PM
* June 26th 8:00 PM                                  LABconcierto Maja Ratke (NO)
     LABconcierto Mattin (ESP)
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Laboral - Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial

  • 1. Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial By Rosina Gómez-Baeza Director of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
  • 2. 1. ACTIVITY PROGRAMME I. Introduction II. Basic Concepts III. Activity Programme a. Preliminary Considerations b. Definition of the Institution i. The Name of the Centre ii. Location iii. Urban layout iv. Architecture: restored building v. Ownership and legal framework vi. Management vii. Organizational workforce
  • 3. c. Conceptual position of the Centre i. Concept of the institution 2. NATURE: SUBJECT MATTER, MISSION AND MANDATE 3. INSTITUTIONAL AND PROGRAMMATIC DISCOURSE i. La Fundación La Laboral ii. Short and long-term goals iii. Programmatic axes iv. Relations with nearby organisations v. The Centre‟s role in other relationships: the international, national, regional and local fields vi. Extent, identity and corporate image, publicity and public relations
  • 4. d. Key Elements: Analysis and Evaluation i. Public ii. User evaluation iii. Services demanded by the public 4. BUILDING i. The different areas of the building e. A new reality 5. 21 MONTHS OF LABoral f. Exhibitions i. Feedback ii. Gameworld iii. LAB_ciberespacios iv. Extensiones y Anclajes I and II
  • 5. v. It´s Simply Beatiful vi. Gameworld Expansion Pack: Playware vii. Emergentes viii. Homo Ludens Ludens ix. banquete_nodos y redes x. Nowhere/ Now/ Here xi. There is No Road g. Projects Office i. Situation Room. Pablo de Soto ii. PSJM. Project MARX® iii. TACs. Íñigo Bilbao iv. Ghosts in the Machine h. Sound Cube i. DRIFT. Jana Winderen ii. Las Larvas: Chopping Piano-in C- iii. Montreal Mutado(2008). Francisco López
  • 6. i. Research j. Educational programme k. Seminars and workshops l. Professional workshops i. SummerLAB Camp ii. LABabierto m. Didactic and Creation Workshops n. Artistic production o. LABconciertos p. LABacción q. Encuentros de Cabueñes r. Sundays at LABoral s. IVth Fiesta de las Asociaciones t. Proyecto Cabina u. LABescena
  • 7. Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial In March 2000, the extraordinary European Council of Lisbon decided to give impetus to common political policy at a moment when the economic map of the member States pointed towards promising and competitive development. The comproimise reached by the leaders who participated in this Summit situated Europe as leaders in the Information Society. The universalisation of the economy and the growth of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) make manifest the evolution and growth of contemporary society as well as in the fields of culture, entertainment and leisure. The technological challenge consists in guaranteeing an economic and social transition that does not marginalise any of the citizenry, where all of its benefits are shared equally. This is the principal objective behind the “e-Europe” initiatives organised by the European Comission.
  • 8. I. Introduction Objetivo s LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial was created in 2007 as an interdisciplinary space intended to foster artistic exchange and promote relations between society, art, science, technology and creative industries.
  • 9. II. Basic Concepts It is, further, a centre for research, training and artistic and technical production, as well as for the public exhibition of new forms of art and industrial creation.
  • 10. III. Activity Programme a. Preliminary considerations The project arose as a response to the need in Spain for a space dedicated to artistic experimentation and, at the same time, involved in the development of emerging activity by those creators that explore their expressive concepts through the use of new tools offered by current Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
  • 11. b. Definition of the Institution i. Name of the Centre LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
  • 12. ii. Location LABoral is located in Gijón, Asturias, a region in the northeast of Spain with a population of 1,080,138 people.
  • 13. ii. Location Population: 278,000 inhabitants Existence of a Science And Technology Park Technological Campus at the University of Oviedo One of the 14 headquarters of the W3C World Wide Web Consortium in found in Asturias. Asturias has the fourth highest rate of employment growth amongst European regions in the ICT sector. Gijón
  • 14. ii. Location Urban Triangle The three largest cities in the Principality of Asturias are Oviedo, Gijón and Avilés
  • 15. iii. Urban Layout The Science and Technology Park of Gijón Its principal objective is to support the creation of businesses and institutions based in science and technology. It has a mixed character, developing projects that incorporate R+D+i in business activity while also providing a business character to the University. LABoral is situated near the Science and Technology Park in Gijón and near by …
  • 16. iii. Urban Layout The University Campus of Gijón The University Campus of Gijón is located in Viesques, only a few metres away from the Science and Technology Park and LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial. It is home to the Engineering, Civil Marine and Computer Engineering Schools. … one of the three university campuses of the University of Oviedo (UNIOVI)
  • 17. iv. Architecture: restored building “Moya was history’s last classicist. Classicism, which was born in Greece, died in Gijón with Moya". Antón Capitel, professor of the Department of Architectural Design at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM),
  • 18. iv. Architecture: restored building The history of the architectural complex began in 1945 with the establishment of a Miners‟ Orphanage in Somió, to house the children of labourers who had been killed in accidents at work. It was initially named Fundación José Antonio Girón after the Minister of Labour at that time. The project was carried out by Luis Moya and his architectural team – his brother Ramiro Moya, Pedro Rodríguez de la Puente and José Marcelino Díez Canteli – who were commissioned by the Fundación in 1946. Construction began in 1948 and continued for several years until it was stopped in 1957, due to the sudden resignation of the Labour Minister, José Antonio Girón, the driving force behind the emergence of vocational universities in Spain. The architectural complex would eventually become La Universidad Laboral. La Universidad Laboral
  • 19. iv. Architecture: restored building By then, the first students were already attending the inaugural classes of this thoroughly gijonian institution. Unfinished and legendary, Gijón‟s Universidad Laboral forged ahead for nearly half a century between the unconditional and enthusiastic support of its residents and the excessive or untimely incomprehension – even outright rejection – of those observing it from the outside. La Universidad Laboral
  • 20. iv. Architecture: restored building At first, Gijón‟s Universidad Laboral was administered by the Jesuits, who were assisted in custodial upkeep and maintenance by the order of the Poor Clare nuns. It was here that generations of students and qualified professionals were formed – lathe operators, school teachers, welders, mill grinders, skilled experts of all kinds – coming from every one of Spain‟s territorial regions. In the 1980s, the Universidad Laboral became part of the National Institute for Integrated Education and a large portion of its facilities were no longer used. It fell into disrepair, suffering the inevitable consequence of neglect. In 2001, the Government of the Principality of Asturias assumed management of the building. It began by drafting an ambitious Use Plan, to breathe new life into Moya‟s ideal but underutilised city. By the twenty-first century, it had become what it always was: a magnificent and unique expression of pure architectural values. La Universidad Laboral
  • 21. iv. Architecture: restored building The former Universidad Laboral is reborn in the XXI-st century, converted into La Ciudad de la Cultura, a creative community in which more than 4,000 people study, carry out research, create and communicate with each other – all on a daily basis. La Universidad Laboral
  • 22. iv. Architecture: restored building It was decided that the renovation should transform this highly complex space, consolidating its extant training activities and providing it with new, complementary applications. Then, another idea arose: to take Moya‟s ideal city and superimpose the idea of a new kind of city on top of it, a twenty-first century centre of cultural and creative production, with spaces for learning and teaching; to see, hear and consume cultural products; to share networks, exchange knowledge and communicate ideas. From La Universidad Laboral to La Ciudad de la Cultura
  • 23. iv. Architecture: restored building This clearly defined Use Plan was decisive. It prompted the integral reconstruction of a complex building of monumental size – with130,000 square metres. The renovations begun in 2005 extended over 80,000 square metres. In March of 2007, after two years of construction (which did not interfere with the routine of daily life inside the building), Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura opened its doors, offering to thousands of visitors fifteen days of Open House festivities, an opportunity to become familiar with its newly renovated spaces. From La Universidad Laboral to La Ciudad de la Cultura
  • 24. iv. Architecture: restored building Moya admitted that he drew his inspiration for the design of these spaces from the Caracalla thermal baths of Rome. He conceptualized these concrete cable-stayed vaults in such a way – on a descending slope from north to south – that a large north-facing window could be placed in each section, ensuring a good amount of natural lighting. A single vault spans 19,20 metres and is 9,60 metres long. This is repeated indefinitely, covering all of the extensive surface with the same constructive procedure. From La Universidad Laboral to La Ciudad de la Cultura
  • 25. iv. Architecture: restored building Luis Moya‟s project design was altered and amplified when a decision, made during the construction process, changed how it was implemented and turned it into a Vocational University. The enlarged photograph below shows the construction that was carried out in the northeast corner of the complex and, outside the central terrace, the six wharehouses originally intended as vocational training workshops and sporting arenas. The former workshops and sporting arenas become LABoral Centro de Arte
  • 26. iv. Architecture: restored building The former workshops and sporting arenas become LABoral Centro de Arte
  • 27. iv. Architecture: restored building A view of the whole complex from the Hospital de Cabueñes
  • 28. iv. Architecture: restored building An information graph reproducing the complex of the Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
  • 29. iv. Architecture: restored building The workshops located furthest northeast and the old pelota ball court (frontón) were chosen to house the LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial project. The task of drafting a project plan – to adapt the building to suit its new purpose – was awarded by public bid to Austurian architect, Andrés Diego Llaca. An information graph reproducing the complex of the Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
  • 30. iv. Architecture: restored building An information graph reproducing the complex of the Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
  • 31. iv. Architecture: restored building Visual Arts Galleries 1 A and 1 B
  • 32. iv. Architecture: restored building Industrial Creation Galleries 2 A and 2 B
  • 33. iv. Architecture: restored building InforInformation graph of Galleries 2 A and 2 B
  • 34. iv. Architecture: restored building Construction has also been completed of a 1113 m² multi-purpose space, located in the north end of the grounds, in the former boiler forge workshop. It can operate with its own independent timetable. LABcafé
  • 35. iv. Architecture: restored building LABcafé
  • 36. v. Ownership and legal framework Corporate name and nature The corporate name "Fundación La Laboral. Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial" refers to an organisation whose fundamental nature is of private, cultural and educational interest, a not-for-profit organisation that is resolutely committed to exercising its patrimony towards the realisation of goals selected in the public interest – goals that are those of the institution itself. La Fundación La Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial has been declared of general interest and it governs the activities of the Centro de Arte. Its objective is specified in article 6.1 of its Statutes: the promotion and dissemination of art and industrial creation through the management of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial.
  • 37. vi. Management The Board of Patrons The Board of Patrons is the supreme governing body, representing and administering la Fundación, executing the functions that correspond to it, subjected to the present Statues and current legal ordinance. President Mercedes Álvarez González, Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Principality of Asturias First vice-president Jorge Fernández León, representing the Principality of Asturias Second vice-president Nicanor Fernández, representing HC Energía Secretary José Pedreira Menéndez Board Members Strategic Corporate Member Juan Cueto Alas and Agustín Tomé Fernández, Alcoa representing the Principality of Asturias Associated Corporate Members Ministry of Culture Dragados Gijón City Hall FCC Autoridad Portuaria Procoin Caja de Ahorros de Asturias Fundación Telefónica Public criteria with a commitment to excellence
  • 38. vi. Management Executive Committee The Board of Patrons will establish an executive committee, composed of its own members, which will operate under its direction and to which it can delegate management and administrative activities that advance towards the achievement of the foundation‟s goals, restricted only by the competency of the Board of Patrons as established by the Organic Law 50/2002 or by any regulation that may supercede it. President Mercedes Álvarez González, Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Principality of Asturias First vice-president Jorge Fernández León, representing the Principality of Asturias Second vice-president Nicanor Fernández, representing HC Energía Member Fundación Telefónica Secretary José Pedreira Menéndez Public criteria with a commitment to excellence
  • 40. c. Conceptual position of the Centre 1. Concept of the institution Innovation is fundamental in order to respond effectively to the challenges of globalisation and the opportunities that it provides. The capacity for innovation is closely tied to creativity, like a personal attribute based in talent and cultural and interpersonal values. In order to take maximum advantage of it, it must be disseminated amongst the population. LABoral Centro de Arte y creación Industrial believes that art and culture play a decisive role in the social consolidation of technological advancements. The activity programme of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial has chosen to comply with these new requirements of a society in continual mutation, taken special interest in the relations and interactions that arise between different languages and media. i. General
  • 41. 2. Nature, subject matter, mission and mandate There are 5 principal areas of activity : Exhibition: LABoral‟s exhibition programme aspires to become a local, national and international reference for its investigation into innovative formats and languages that reflect the emergence of contemporary contemporary artistic production. Education/Training: This area hopes to make up for currently existing deficiencies – in relation to the use of new technological media – in schools, universities and professional training fields, stimulating, at the same time, participation on behalf of the citizenry and amateur enthusiasts. Research: The CREATIC Laboratory, through scholarships for young researchers in the ICT field and making available advanced research infrastructure. Creation-production: A Multimedia Workshop that acts in two areas, producing works of an artistic character and high quality productions in the field of visual industries. Cultural: En In harmony with the rest of its project, LABoral is dedicated to the cultural dissemination of new artistic practices and reative industries, produced principally with or by means of technological media. The activities of LABoral are carried out with a wide scope
  • 42. 3. Institutional and programmatic discourse i. La Fundación La Laboral was created by the Government of the Principality of Asturias with the aim of strengthening the domain of technological culture as part of its strategy to design alternative models for the future of Asturias and to continue advancing the development of the Knowledge Society.
  • 43. 3. Institutional and programmatic discourse ii. Short and long-term goals To contribute to the development of innovative projects by carrying out this mandate. To develop projects associated with new languages, narratives and technologies that are open to possible social, artistic and industrial applications.
  • 44. 3. Institutional and programmatic discourse iii. Programmatic axes Paradigm shifts and the transformation of society Societal transformations are, today, a given, in large part thanks to scientific and technological advancement. Having recourse to theory, practice and collaborative efforts with relevant individuals and groups allows LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial to investigate and to observe the diverse changes that are currently taking place, promoting debate about them and about society as a whole. Perspective on territory, ecology and sustainability LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial promotes collective reflection and public awareness in the search for new formulas of respectful coexistence with the natural environment and with the ideas of a sustainable society.
  • 45. 3. Institutional and programmatic discourse iii. Programmatic axes The supremacy of the image in contemporary culture The contemporary information society perceives and constructs its reality principally through the image. LABoral promotes reflection on the preeminance of the technical image, independent of its origins, in art as much as in society. New narratives Communication technologies open up a panaorama that favours the development of new narrative forms. It is important for LABoral that the concept of the narrative be applicable, as such, to information processing systems, whether they be natural or of human design, opening itself up, as a consequence, to a wide spectrum of emerging practices.
  • 46. 3. Institutional and programmatic discourse iv. Relations with nearby organisations LABoral fosters fruitful relationships with people and organisations that aid in the development of a society that patently dedicates its time to creation and innovation. Axencia Asturiana pá la Discapacidá
  • 47. 3. Institutional and programmatic discourse v. The Centre’s role in other relationships: the international, national, regional and local fields LABoral has established agreements with public and private organisations – such as cultural, academic and social organisations – that favour the exchange of experiences and knowledge. Organisational networks will be fostered, facilitating and contributing to the establishment of professional relationships and the promotion of teamwork.
  • 48. 3. Institutional and programmatic discourse vi . Extent, identity and corporate image, publicity and public relations The trademark of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial combines the visual arts and industrial creativity, the objective of the Centre‟s activity. The identification of these two aspects is precisely what the logo wants to communicate. It symbolically translates the corporate identity of the Centre. This trademark, created by the designer of Asturian origin who has studied in London, Fernando Gutiérrez, is the primary element of LABoral„s personality. It is envisioned as atemporal, easy to apply and develop – while maintaining a clear connection and unity – in every one of the areas of activity of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial. Its purpose is to help LABoral be recognised and identified yet be distinguished from other organisations that promote art and culture. But, at the same time, it must compete with other notable international brand names, with its own personality as a differential element.
  • 49. 3. Institutional and programmatic discourse Visual corporate identity, elements of LABoral‟s visual corporate identity
  • 50. d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation i. Public LABoral is directed towards the following audiences: Society in general, with special attention paid to Asturias Social communication media, generalised and specialised Asturian artist collectives, national and foreign Students, youth and children Critics, gallery owners, external curators and people interested in the current art world Educational centres, universities, art schools Public and private institutions, from cultural as well as other fields Organisations working in technological fields The business network interested in sponsoring cultural activities Those linked to creative industries, such as television and the audiovisual world The tourism and hotel sector of Asturias, the network of travel agencies and tourist boards
  • 51. d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation i. Communication and Public Relations 01.01.2007-31.03.2009 24 months of LABoral 51
  • 52. d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation LABoral in the media. Comprehensive Communication Plan i. Communication Tool Three kinds: - Conventional acts of communication and dissemination - Use of the possibilities offered by new technological media to propagate information and generate discussion and opinion: web 2.0 and social networks - More specific, transgressive acts, arising from the creativity, innovation and highly technological character of the activity surrounding LABoral FORBES SPRINGERIN NEURAL EL PAÍS SEMANAL 52
  • 53. d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation ii. Action Plan • The Centre‟s presentations and its activities • Sending information periodically to the communication media Convocatoria de ruedas de prensa • Calling press conferences • Focusing upon and managing interviews, reports and the supply of information and images • Programmes organised for invited members of the press • Press files with informative and expert texts, supporting the aim of disseminating knowledge and creating audiences for art Preparing written and multimedia presentations with the aim of promoting El Centro. •Writing texts and institutional presentations NEW YORK ARTS MAGAZINE NEO2 MU LA VANGUARDIA 53
  • 54. d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation iii. Action Plan • Using the web as an element of dissemination and a vehicle for mobile, permanent and accessible communication for the media, users of the centre and the artistic community •Development and implementation of the Press Room for the facilitation of access to real time information on El Centro for the communication media, advocating an image of transparency, veracity and accessibility •Sending personal or mass emails using LABoral‟s data base •Publicity campaigns in specialized national and international as well as in fixed media •Acts that consolidate LABoral‟s presence on the web 2.0 (wikis, blogs, Twitter, Facebook…) with the intention of accessing new communication channels and taking advantage of the possibilities offered by the new media for creating and drawing the interest of new audiences ART REVIEW FACEBOOK TWITTER 54
  • 55. d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation LABoral in the media 01.01.07 / 31.03.09 Comparative 2007 - 2008 55
  • 56. d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation iv. On the internet www.laboralcentrodearte.org January -December 2007 Num. Of sessions 86.594 Pages sent 346.713 January -December 2008 Num. Of sessions 93.178 Pages sent 404.773
  • 57. d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation v. Recently implemented activities monthly ebulletin Sent to approximately 5,000 email addresses in the data base LABoral On the Weekend Agenda Bimonthly Sent to approximately 1,000 addresses in the Asturian data base LABinfo Summer special edition Inserts on the 17th of July to be included in: EL COMERCIO 43.000 copies LA NUEVA ESPAÑA 75.000 copies LA VOZ DE ASTURIAS 12.000 copies E bulletin Agenda quincenal de Fin de Semana
  • 58. d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation vi. Services demanded by the public Lounge and Information Area
  • 59. d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation vi. Services demanded by the public Cafetín
  • 60. d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation vi. Services demanded by the public LABshop
  • 61. d. Key Elements : Analysis and Evaluation vi. Services demanded by the public Restrooms
  • 62. e. Building i. The different areas of the building 4094 m² are apportioned to 6 exhibition galleries, with two of them containing areas of more than 1000 m² each. The expository ensemble is completed with workshops and laboratories dedicated to research, production, training and the applied visual arts. AREAS FUNCTIONAL BUILT EXHIBITION SPACES 4,094 m2 Gallery 1A 1,230 m 2 Galleries floor 261.28 m2 348.47 m2 Gallery 1B 700 m2 Lower-ground floor 8,510.72 m2 9,478.50 m2 Gallery 2A 375 m 2 Ground floor 4,553.33 m2 6,119.76 m2 Gallery 2B 1,036 m 2 Mezzanine 144.21 m2 179.78 m2 Platform1 387 m 2 First floor 868.59 m2 1,112.21 m2 Platform 2 366 m 2 WORKSHOPS AND LABS 498 m2 TOTAL 14,338.13 m2 17,238.72 m2 MEDIATEQUE 170 m 2 STORAGE AREA 500 m 2 LABlounge (Main Hall) 1.090 m2 Source: Article by Miguel Díaz Negrete, doctor of architecture. 2007 LABcafé 1.113 m 2 LABoral Press dossier. March 2007 SOUTH COURTYARD 347,33 m2 Spatial distribution
  • 63. 4. Building First Floor C1 LABcine CR Creatic. Creativity and Technological Research Laboratory Spatial distribution
  • 64. 4. Building Ground Floor 1 A Exhibition Gallery UDO.1 Didactic unit 2 A Exhibition Gallery UDO.2 Didactic unit P1 Production. Projects Office. Platform 1 UDO.3 Didactic unit P2 Platform UDO.4 Didactic unit Spatial distribution
  • 65. 4. Building Planta -1 1 B Exhibition Gallery UD-1.1 Didactic unit 1 C Exhibition Gallery UD-1.2 Didactic unit 2 B Exhibition Gallery M Mediatheque Spatial distribution
  • 66. e. A new reality The vitality of artistic creation today, the incorporation of new spaces of diverse kinds, the irruption of new technological tools used widely by artists, the notion of “process,” a new concept of time, multi- trans- and inter-disciplinary work, the variety of projects that attract young audiences to this new and complex reality: all this obliges us to ask if we find ourselves before a new definition of art and the function of the artist in society, a mutation that allows us to discern aesthetic, social and even ethical motives that are different from those of only a decade ago. It is here that the research of LABoral is carried out. Spaces for Creation
  • 67. 5. 30 months of LABoral
  • 68. LABoral is the only existing centre in Spain dedicated – from its conception – to technological culture, artistic research, production, education, exhibition and the dissemination of art and creative industries. The activity programme of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial is a faithful reflection of the spectacular changes experienced by society and its immersion in today‟s visual culture. LABoral‟s activity aims to contribute to the development of the information society, encouraging the creative use of new technological tools. The determination of the Government of the Principality of Asturias to endow the region with such an innovative Centre has been matched by the enthusiasm and support of a large number of public and private enterprises that have joined the Board of Patrons that govern LABoral. These contributions and continual networking – the driving forces behind each and every one of the programmes organised by LABoral – have brought about collaboration with other art centres, museums and public as well as private institutions since its inauguration on March 30th, 2007. It represents a constant in the past and the future trajectory of our Centre. LABoral hopes to become a key component of the strategy of the Government of the Principality of Asturias to fully incorporate Asturias into the Information Society, understanding this to be the only means by which to achieve an improvement in the quality of life of its citizens, sustainable creation of economic wealth and to transform our society into one that is freer, more cultured and better educated.
  • 69. Since LABoral opened its doors on March 30th, 2007, the Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial has put on a total of 30 exhibitions, for which 33 curators selected more than 397 works of art by 408 artists and collectives. The exhibitions have all shared outstanding quality in the art works sleected, the contents developed by the curatorship, their design and their standards for assembly and presentation. Special attention has been paid to exhibition architecture, always with the goal of encouraging a dialogue between the art work and the exhibition spaces at LABoral.
  • 70. f.Exhibitions Exposición i. Feedback 30.03.07-30.06.07 Art that Responds to Instructions Input or its Environment FEEDBACK interweaves two themes relating to responsive art. One theme traces the concept of feedback from artistic creation to art that sets up open systems reacting to external input. A second theme explores the concept of light and the moving object and image from Kinetic Art and Op Art to responsive notions of television and cinema. 38 collectives and artists 11 collaborating cultural institutions Curatorship: Christiane Paul and Jemima Rellie Assistant Curator: Charlïe Gere Organised by: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial Architecture:Leeser Architecture
  • 71. f. Exhibitions Exposición i. Gameworld 30.03-30.09.2007 Videogames on the Edge of Art, Technology and Culture A selection of historic videogames with an innovative design, alternative games and works of art reflecting the influence of videogames in modern life. 34 collectives and artists 14 collaborating cultural institutions Curatorship: Carl Goodman, Museum of Moving Image, NY, USA Assistant Curator: Daphne Dragona (Greece). Exhibition Design: Leeser Architecture, USA. Patrononage: Autoridad Portuaria de Gijón
  • 72. f. Exhibitions Exposición iii.LAB_ciberespacios 30.03-30.06.2007 Cyberspace as a Universal Meeting Point Open international competition. 10 works of art reflect the idea of cyberspace as a meeting point. 133 artists from 26 countries submitted entries 4 collaborating cultural institutions Organised by: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial Design:Kero-Kawamura-Ganjavian, Switz. and Spain. Development of Exhibition Presentation: Manuela Pfaffenberger (Ars Electronica)
  • 73. f. Exhibitions Exposición iv. Extensiones - Anclajes I and II 30.03-30.06.2007 and 05.07-30.09.2007 A Look at Creation today in Asturias Together with Asturian artists, LABoral Centro de Arte ventures outside its locality of Gijón on a search. The exhibition had two phases and traced surprising itineraries through the geography of the Principality, outside the traditional urban centres. 14 artists 13 art exhibits Curatorship: Francisco Crabiffosse Independent Curator, (Coruño - Llanera)
  • 74. f. Exhibitions Exposición v. It´s Simply Beautiful 27.07-22.10.2007 A Look at the concept of beauty in the art of today A show posing questions as relevant as What is beauty?, its importance in our daily lives or the ability of works of art to raise the spectator‟s spirit. 5 artists 5 site specific works in installation format Curatorship: Peter Doroshenko, Jérôme Sans Produced by: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial and Cajastur
  • 75. f. Exhibitions Exposición vi. Gameworld Expansion Pack: Playware 21.09.2007-24.03.2008 The World ofVideogames. Expansion Pack The world of videogames, focusing on the act of play as a metaphor for social relations and human interaction and as a driving force behind creative and technological research. 24 artists 14 Artistic games and 10 multi-player digital art installations Curatorship:Ars Electronica and Museum of the Moving Image Exhibition design:Leeser Architecture
  • 76. f. Exhibitions Exposiciones actuales vii. Emergentes 16.11.07- 12.05.08 Coproduced Fundación Telefónica 10 Projects by Latinamerican Artists / Works in Progress Travelling exhibition with recent art works from Latin America dealing with the relation and hybridisation between science and technology. 12 artists 10 works in installation format Curatorship: José-Carlos Mariátegui Project Coordinator: Victoria Messi Exhibition Design:Fernando Muñoz and Sergio Sebastián architects
  • 77. f. Exhibitions viii. Homo Ludens Ludens 18.04.08 - 23.09.08 Situating play in Contemporary Society and Culture Homo Ludens Ludens deeply examines the question why we need to play, how play animates our culture and the impact it is having on contemporary societies. The exhibition reviews how players create their identities and these free them from themselves while searching for their utopias. 43 artists 31 art works Curatorship: Erich Berger, Laura Baigorri, Daphne Dragona Architecture: Nerea Calvillo
  • 78. f. Exhibitions ix. Banquete_nodos y redes 06.06.08 – 03.11.08 Coproduced: Fundación Telefónica and SEACEX Interactions between Art, Science, Technology and Society in Spain’s Digitial Culture Banquete_nodos y redes explores the artistic practices being carried out today in Spain. Through more than thirty digital art and interactive projects, the exhibition poses a number of critical reflections and participatory experiences to explore networks as the common organisational pattern at every level of life. 35 artists 35 art works Curatorship: Karin Ohlenschäger Architecture: Jovino Martinez Sierra Next Venue: ZKM
  • 79. f. Exhibitions x. Nowhere/NowHere 09.10.08 – 20.04.08 Investigating new lines of enquiry in contemporary design Nowhere/Now/Here is a journey exploring a number of projects and tests that are creating proposals and alternatives to accepted interpretations, reflecting present-day concerns in the world of objects we decide to surround ourselves with and the role of design. 67 artists / 78 works / 20 countries The Curators: El Último Grito (Roberto Feo y Rosario Hurtado) Consulting Curators: Professor Catherine McDermott, Daniel Charny and Ilka Schaumberg Exhibltion Design: Patricia Urquiola & Martino Berghinz Graphic Design and Catalogue: Fernando Gutiérrez
  • 80. f. Exhibitions xi. There is No Road (The road is made by walking) 12.12.08-16.03.09 An exhibition of artists’ journeys to mountains, off-road places and other remote destinations There is No Road presents a selection of work by fourteen international artists working on the notion of “travelling” in moving images, photography and installations. Borrowing its title from the poem by Antonio Machado “Caminante, no hay camino”, the exhibition registers and explores the experiences evoked in journeys through Asturias or other equally remote and mountainous terrains, and the implicit acceptance of a certain kind of narrative, frequently in terms of literary associations with walking and writing Curated by: Steven Bode. Director of Film & Video Umbrella. London
  • 81. g. Projects Office Exposiciones actuales i. Situation Room. Pablo de Soto 18.01.08 - 17.03.08 Design and launch of a prototype of a citizen’s Situation Room in Asturias A competition open to all Asturian artists of less than 35 years of age. In collaboration with the Instituto Asturiano de la Juventud. Winning artist: Pablo de Soto (Asturias, 1977) Design: Pablo de Soto (hackitectura.net) and Jaime Díaz (sietezeta.net) Assembly: Susana Serrano, Ángel Ortea, José Manuel de Soto and Pablo de Soto Produced by: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Pablo de Soto and hackitectura.net
  • 82. g. Projects Office Exposiciones actuales ii. PSJM: Project MARX® 28.03.08 – 9.06.08 The creation of the MARX® brand name and the establishment of a trademark for the products, the publicity campaign and the MARX® boutique that were exhibited together in LABoral. Produced by: The Projects Office of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial and the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM of Gran Canaria)
  • 83. g. Projects Office iii. TACs. Íñigo Bilbao 27.06.08 - 29.09.08 Experimentation with biomedical imaging TACs is an exhibition project consisting of a series of digital sculptures and a video-projection. Using tools from the fields of medicine and industrial design, Iñigo Bilbao portrays the external, changing, temporary appearance of the models as well as their more lasting and solid internal structure, their bone structure, as part of a project that investigates the connections between art and medicine.
  • 84. g. Projects Office iv. Paul Woodrow & Alan Dunning. Ghosts in the Machine (2008) 24.10.2008-12.01.2009 Ghosts in the Machine uses the ideas inherent in Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) to examine ways in which we construct the world and extends it to the visual. The project has been developed by The Einstein‟s Brain Project, a collaborative group of artists and scientists who have been working together for the past twelve years. The aim of the group is the visualization of the biological state of the body through the fabrication of environments and simulations
  • 85. h. Cubo de Sonido i. DRIFT. Jana Winderen 21.12.2007-07.01.2008 Sound Installation Collage of underwater hydrophone recordings from the following rivers: Fjadrárgljúfur (Iceland), Akerselva and Hardangerfjorden (Norway), Spree (Germany), Ouse (United Kingdom), Ping and Mae Taeng (Thailand). Comisario: Erich Berger, Comisario Jefe de LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
  • 86. h. Cubo de Sonido ii. Las Larvas: Chopping Piano –in C- 28.03.08 – 09.06.08 Sound Installation . Starting March 28th, the Asturian collective Las Larvas will perform their work of sound art Chopping piano –in C- in the Gallery Platform 2 of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial. Colabora: Laboca
  • 87. h. Cubo de Sonido iii. Montreal Mutado (2008). Francisco López 27.06.08 – 29.09.08 Sound Installation Original source environmental recordings done in Montreal, 2000-2006. Mutated, composed, recorded and mastered at Mobile Messor (Madrid, Bucharest, Montreal) and Centre de Création Musicale Iannis Xenakis (Paris), 2000-2006. Remastered and re-structured for this sound installation at Mobile Messor (Amsterdam), 2008. Imagen de Francisco López
  • 88. i. Research The opening of the Laboratorio de Creatividad e Investigación Tecnológica [Laboratory for Creativity and Technological Research], Creatic, an initiative set in motion by Fundación CTIC, is a response to the need for the establishment of an effective alliance between art, technology and society, promoting creativity, research and innovation. In recent years, the creation of programmes of “Artists in Scientific Laboratories” on an international level has become increasingly common. It is a clear sign of the recognition of the fruitful consequences issuing from the collaboration between artists and scientists. The establishment of Creatic was made possible thanks to the contribution of the Alcoa España Foundation.
  • 89. i. Research Creatic is the instrument by which ALCOA and LABoral will contribute to the creation of employment. Creatic is a project unprecedented in Spain, conceived as a foctory of creativity. It is a laboratory that will host young researcher so that they can develop projects in the domain of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Creatic offers a novel format. It focuses upon researchers that are in a phase previous to “business incubators”. It is where seeds can be planted, a space for technological creativity that serves as the first link in the value chain in the Area of R+D+i.
  • 90. i. Research Why Creatic? Any pool of innovative ideas coming from young talents ought to be structured given that neither ideas nor young talents appear spontaneously. The proposed model is a space for the generation of innovative ideas (Innovation). The Alcoa Foundation has made it possible.
  • 91. i. Research What is Creatic? -A model of innovation and creativity that will be one of the first links of the value chain in research and innovation. -A factory of innovation and creativity in ITC targeting young university graduates around the world, offering them a place where they can develop technological ideas and product prototypes. -A test bed for innovative ideas and revolutionary proposals conceived by young talents. -A shared space for innovation for the development of free and copyrighted technologies, products and services. -A pool of new researchers. -An innovative form of research involving young talents, enterprises, university, techological centres and the public administration in a shared space for collaboration (a creativity and innovation cluster).
  • 92. i. Research Creatic Model How will ideas and young researchers be selected? A committee comprising members from sponsoring enterprises, CTIC and LABoral the Centre for Art and Creative Industries, will: - Follow-up the evolution of Creatic and its functioning in accordance with preset goals, every two months. - Select young talents on a long-term basis and dedicate special interest in attracting people from around the world. - Overseeing “individual” ideas. The idea must be proposed by the person willing to develop it within the framework of Creatic. When the ideas are proposed by an enterprise, CTIC will study the suitability of its inclusion in Creatic and who should select the young researchers to develop it. What is the average duration of a project at Creatic? The average duration will be one year.
  • 93. i. Research Mediatheque A place for research and the promotion of contemporary visual culture In the last quarter of this year, LABoral will open the Mediatheque. It is a documentation centre offering experts from various disciplines and the public in general access to printed and digital bibliographic materials as well as the most experimental audiovisual content from cultural and contemporary creation sources, placing spacial emphasis on the field of art-science-technology. LABoral‟s mediatheque will be dedicated to contemporary visual culture and will specialise in material including moving images, photography, media art and creative-architectural industries, design and sound and audiovisual creation.
  • 94. i. Research LABoral Chill-out A space for meeting, leisure, participation and rest During the last qaurter of this year, in conjunction with the opening of the Mediatheque, LABoral will inaugurate a new space: LABoral‟s chill-out, a flexible zone to be put to various uses. The Asturian architect studio Longo+Roldán have renovated an area that, through simple touches, has become an environment for rest and experimentation, a place for leisure and repose, a place to take a break while visiting the exhibitions at El Centro de Arte. Further, visitors are invited to sit and read information on LABoral and its activities, concerts and exhibitions, or even use our WIFI connection to access the internet. Priority was given to making LABoral‟s Chill-out comfortable, inviting and restful, something relaxing without being strictly functional. The task was taken on by Longo+Roldán, architects that have achieved wide acclaim for their work, including the bestowal of El Premio Asturias de Arquitectura.
  • 95. j. Educational programmes Round table discussions, symposia and workshops are all been organised in conjunction with every one of LABoral‟s exhibitions. These favour dialogue with the citizenry and provoke debate and reflection on the relationship between society with technological culture today. LABoral organised 56 workshops and 4 theoretical discussions given by 120 instructors. There were a total of 10.200 participants coming from the local region, other parts of the country and around the world. The workshops, intended for professionals, students the family and the general public children, were conceived as a programme parallel to the exhibitions, always taking into account the specific needs of the professional local creative community. Emphasis has been placed on education and the use of open code software for creative ends.
  • 96. k. – Seminarios y talleres Programa 2007Seminars and Workshops The e-image era 30.03.07-02.04.07 A conference cycle reflecting on the reach and impact of the electronic image in today‟s society. Director: José Luis Brea Venue: Auditorium of Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura 9 contributors 110 registered participants LED Throwies 28.03.07-29.03.07 50,000 led trowies were thrown (lithium battery + led + magnet) Directed by: Graffiti Research Lab: Amanda Mc Crowdley, Evan Roth and James Powderly (New York) Locations: Oviedo, Gijón, Langreo and Avilés Sponsored by: Codi Soluciones integrales 2 collaborating institutions
  • 97. I. Professional Workshops Talleres Profesionales i. SummerLAB Camp 5.08.08 – 9.08.08 The SummerLAB is a gathering of audiovisual creators from around Spain that work mainly with free tools (FLOSS). The way it is organised reproduces the way in which free software is developed – there is no heirarchy, only the creation of a context. Concept and definition :
  • 98. I. Professional Workshops Talleres Profesionales ii. LABabierto LABabierto is an open space for exchange between artists and creators. It is an opportunity to think, share and develop ideas, as well as to seek consultation about newly emerging projects or works in progress. Any artists or creators that want to share a few hours of reflection, discussion and consultation about digital processes and tools are invited to participate. http://www.lababierto.laboralcentrodearte.org
  • 99. m. Didactic and Creation Workshops LABniños. These workshops aim to encourage creativity in a young audience. Activity programmes are offered in accordance with determinate age groups and their specific needs. LABenfamilia. This is an initiative intended for fathers, mothers, teachers or family members that want to participate in activities alongside their children, offering them the opportunity to become familiar with the creative process and to examine different artistic practices in greater detail. LABescuela. These are itinerant workshops: the classes are given in different educational centres, as well as in LAB itself, during school hours. School trips to LABoral are also included. LABjoven. This initiative complements the interest of the young public in new tendencies and positions in the world of art and new technologies. It consists in programmes specifically designed for an audience of 12 to 18 years of age, offering workshops, thematic activity days or meetings with creators.
  • 100. n. Artistic production LABoral has also begun its programme of artistic production with a total of 53 works of art produced so far, amongst which are included 26 creators by Asturian artists for the Extensiones-Anclajes, It‟s Simply Beautiful, Situation Room, Marx®, TACs, Homo Ludens Ludens, Banquete_nodos y redes, and There is No Road exhibitions as well as limited edition art objects for the LABshop. Situation Room. Pablo de Soto TACs. Íñigo Bilbao PSJM: Project MARX®
  • 101. o. LABconciertos The LEV Festival is an initiative of the Fiumfoto collective in which Laboral Escena and LABoral Centro de Arte also participate. It is held in La Ciudad de la Cultura and in the LABcafé. It is an annual event dedicated to culture and electronic audiovisual art. 8,000 people have attended the two editions of the festival. 17 concerts in which musicians from Asturias, the rest of Spain and from around the world have given the public a demonstration of the current state of musical creation.
  • 102. p. LABacción LABacción is a six-day-long festival that gathers together important artists from the national and local art scene in the field of art action and electronic music. LABacción is organised in collaboration with the Gijón City Hall through its “Arte en la calle” [“Art in the street”] programme. It complements this renowned cultural event with a selection of highly topical projects that are grounded in an artistic tradition of unquestionable relevance. Curatorship by: Asturias Performance Programme: Ladines Centro de Investigación Artística National Performance Programme: Luan Mart Dj Programme: Scattini LABacción was held over six days in August. 1,900 people were in attendance. LABacción took place in different locations in Gijón city centre, on public stages set up in by the municpal Government. Bailarinas Parabólicas Cuco Suárez Dj 40 oz
  • 103. q. Encuentros de Cabueñes LABoral organised a programme of workshops and round table discussions within the framework of the XXVIth Encuentros Internacionales de Juventud Cabueñes that took place from the 22nd to the 26th of September. Within the section entitled “Los discursos contemporáneos del arte” [“Contemporary discussions about art”], the creative processes in art and emergent visual creation were analysed. In addition, LABoral organised a nanovideo festival, the One Second Video Festival, that formed part of the activities complementary to Cabueñes 2008. In this way, the Centro de Arte began its collaboration with this traditional event for youth that is held annually in Gijón, with a series of discussions reflecting upon technological media and creative tools in the Information Era. Organisers: Collaborating organisations:
  • 104. r. Sundays at LABoral LABoral Domingos en An open door day with activities for families and youth on the Sundays during the months of July and August. Sundays at LABoral offered a diverse programme in the spaces of the Centro de Arte, with ludic workshops on the use and design of items for juggling, kites and other objects of skill, designed and marketed by Eolo-Sport, Spain‟s leading kite company, that collaborated with LABoral in the organisation of this initiative. Entry to the exhibitions was free of charge to all vistors. 1,502 people participated.
  • 105. s. IV Fiesta de las Asociaciones IV Fiesta de las Asociaciones LABoral participated in La fiesta de las asociaciones Gijón 2008, a meeting point for organisations and young people of the region, where a wide variety of the activities usually carried out by these associations were represented, promoting and encouraging participation and the formation of associative groups, turning the festival into an open space in which young people and associations gathered together to consider questions about information, leisure, free time and culture.
  • 106. t. Proyecto Cabina In celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Astragal gallery, managed by the Conseyu de Mocedá de Xixón, through which have passed many young Asturian artists, many of whom have continued their creative careers, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial and the Astragal Gallery commemorated this event with an exhibition. The public art project occupied the city, using the exhibition gallery as a meeting point. 16 winners of the Astragal Award and other artists and creators selected by both institutions were invited to participate. With this collaboration, Astragal and LABoral hoped to give support to the most experimental kind of art with help from, on the one hand, a veteran institution and, on the other hand, a much younger one, working together to achieve common objectives in Asturias.
  • 107. u. LABescena Solos para un espacio blanco is an initiave of Laboral Escena. The four sessions that composed the series took place in different areas of the art centre. Mujeres abandonadas en un Centro de Arte. A new collaboration between the Laboral Theatre and the Centro de Arte with performances in which spectators are encouraged to reflect on certain topics as they share the scenic space with the performing artists.
  • 110. 2009 Exhibition Programme THE PAST IN THE PRESENT. April 3/09-June 29/09 1 Curatorial: Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes, exhibtion curator , Madrid AUTO. DREAM AND MATTER .May 15/09-Sept. 21/09 2 Curatorial: Alberto Martín, exhibition curator, Salamanca FEED FORWARD. THE ANGEL OF HISTORY. July 17/09-Jan 12/10 3 Curatorial: Christiane Paul & Steve Dietz, New York ARCADI. October 2/09 4 Curatorial:Jose Luis de Vicente THE PROJECTS OFFICE WILL PRODUCE 4 BIMONTHLY EXHIBITIONS: LAB_JOVEN. FERNANDO GUTIÉRREZ. Jan 30/09-April 6/09 JAVIER LONGOBARDO. April 17/09-June 15/09 FÉLIX LUQUE. June 26/09-Sept. 7/09 DONKIJOTE:ORG. Sept. 25/09-Jan. 15/10 Visual Art Exhibitions: 2 Visual Arts: Galleries 1A, 1B and 1C Industrial Creation Exhibitions: 2 Industrial Creation: Galleries 2A and 2B Projects Office: 4 Projects Office: Platform 1 TOTAL NUMBER OF EXHIBITIONS IN 2009: 8
  • 111. 2009 Visual Arts Programme The Past in the Present and the Foreign in the Self April 3rd – June 29th 2009 The interrelationship between territory and memory – how they mutually influence one another and how they are resignified in a return journey – is what this exhibition aims to analyse through the work of a number of artists devoted to the concept of terrain and its social and historical connotations. Curatorial: Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes Artists (selection): Juan José Pulgar, Maite Centol, Avelino Sala, Fiumfoto, Ángel de la Rubia, Benjamin Menéndez, Susan Phillips, Jeremy Deller, amongst others. Venues: Galleries 1A, 1B and 1C Auto. Dream and Matter. May 15th 2009 – September 21st 2009 This project analyses the presence of the car in contemporary art, or, more precisely, the relation between car culture and artistic creation in recent decades. In fact, car culture is not simply something personal but it is a complex and global phenomenon. The central role of the automobile as a fundamental element of the material culture of the 20th century, modern design and as a symbol of consumer society. Curatorial: Alberto Martín Expósito, exhibition curator, Salamanca Venue: Galleries 2A and 2B
  • 112. 2009 Programme: Industrial Creation Feedforward. The Angel of History. July 17. 2009 – January 12. 2010 In his essay “On the Concept of History,” Walter Benjamin interprets Paul Klee‟s painting, Angelus Novus, as an “angel of history” that has been brought to a halt by the ruins of the past piled up before him while a windstorm pushes him backwards toward an uncertain future (progress). Once more, Benjamin‟s angel of history seems to capture the present moment, a moment in which the wreckage of political conflict and economic disparity cumulate ever higher, unresolved, while the economic, political, technological and cultural forces of globalisation push us inexorably in a direction that may, or may not, represent progress. ARCADIA. October 02.2009 – 07.December 2009 Games from a Culture of Innovation is posited as an observatory to explore the main lines of investigation undertaken today in the various fields of contemporary game culture; from the design of toys and games to the independent development of videogames, not overlooking game art and so-called 'serious games'
  • 114. Platform 2: Resource Centre This will be a research, educational and production centre that will have have at its disposal the latest in digital manufacture machinery for the creation of physical objects by means of digital technologies as well as incorporating digital technologies and communication with said objects. Platform 2 will have all the equipment proper for a Production Workshop with work spaces for experimentation and production with audio, vídeo, light, artificial vision and videogames, making possible research into a new class of intelligent objects in intermediated environments.
  • 115. 2009 Programme: Projects Office LAB_jovenExperimenta January 30th – April 6th Crisálidas [Chrysalis], 2008 Crisálidas uses the biological metaphor as a point of departure to construct a universe of events and fragmented emergences in transformation, inviting us to world that iconographically approaches the subconscious. An open invitation to all Asturian artists of 35 years of age or less. In collaboration with the Instituto Asturiano de la Juventud. Award-winning artist: Fernando Gutiérrez, Gijón Venue: Platform 1 JAVIER LONGOBARDO April 17th – June 15th Space Clips consists in high resolution video clips in which the artists‟ interest in landscapes and their sculptural possibilities is made manifest. Music adds narrative tension: There will be no engulfing sounds but rather, songs. Further, 3 object-viewers similar in appearance to videogame consoles from the 1980s will be included. These will permit slides of different scenarios to be visualised and will function as sculptures. Venue: Platform 1
  • 116. 2009 Programme: Projects Office FÉLIX LUQUE June 26th – September 7th This project consists of an installation composed of an interactive sonic sculpture and a series of videos. The spectator-listener will encounter a geometric object that emits a code composed of lights and sounds. Its form represents an amalgam of the different geometric signs present in the imaginary world of science fiction and that frequently personify configurations of artificial intelligence or even poles of mystical energy. Coproduced with I-mal, Brussels Venue: Platform 1 Donkijote.org September 24, 2009, to January 11, 2010 GALLERY: Platform 1 of LABoral and various locations throughout Asturias. Donkijote.org, by the artist Cristian Bettini a.k.a P.ankh, was selected as the winning project for DIGITAL_LAB, an opencompetition organised by, intended for creators from Spain and around the world, whose objective is the production of a work of art with both an installation and a virtual dimension. Donkijote.org is a combination of the analogue and the digital that will gather data using innovative techniques during four journeys taken by the artist with a donkey through different areas of Asturias.
  • 117. Education The programme will foment the development of mobile culture and media literacy in all of their distinct manifestations
  • 118. 2009 Programme: Education I First Quarter: January, February, March 2009 LABniños LABjoven FILM: Youth Programming workshop II “Para Niños” [“For Children”] with the Parpalló David Pello Gallery (Valencia) January 18th to March 29th From December 20th to January 11th. Robots (abbreviated format)_ Alfonso From 12:00 to 1:00 PM and 5:00 to 6:00 PM Flórez WORKSHOPS: Game and Art Workshop _El Bibio Professional Programme January 18th to February 15th Free tools for creators: Audio Linux Weekend Camps_Jenni Walford Lluis Carbonell January 18th to March 29th OTHER PROGRAMMES LABenfamilia FILM WORKSHOPS: “Mathematics and film” Familt internet users _ Noelia Sueiro (8-14 yrs) In collaboration with the University of January 18th to February 15th Oviedo Fridayt March 27th LABescuela Symposium on The Past in the Present WORKSHOPS: in the framework of the exhibition The Animation video workshop _Rodrigo Calvo Past in the Present and the Foreign in Every Friday from January 18th to March 29th the Self. LABoratory of the Senses_Pintar-Pintar March 23rd to the 28th Every Wed. from January 18th to March 29th Programme for People with Disabilities: LABescuela in the City: “Hybrid “Programa Animo” [“Spirit Programme”] Playground”_Clara Boj and Diego Díaz (lalalab) Utani Social Lab January 19th-23rd March 23rd to the 27th Creative Writing_El gaviero
  • 119. 2009 Programme: Education II Second Quarter: April, May, June 2009 LABniños Professional Programme WORKSHOPS: Free tools for creators: Music and Creation Workshop_Sara Múñiz Generative Audio Lab- Xavi Manzanares April 19th to June 7th and Oscar Martín Weekend Camps_Jenni Walford LEV festival workshops April 18th and June 13th Light Workshop- Pablo Valbuena, within Nowhere Now Here LABenfamilia WORKSHOPS: OTHER PROGRAMMES Light in motion_ José González Macías LABcine: Film “Datos” April 19th and May 24th Friday May 29th Digital Citizenry Symposium LABescuela From May 18th to the 22nd WORKSHOPS: LEV festival_workjshops and activities Creation Videogames Workshop Every Friday from April 17th to June 12th From 12:00 to 1:30 PM Transversalia: learning through art_Clara Boj May 4th- 8th LABjoven Youth Progamming Workshop III_David Pello January18th to March 29th Robots (abbreviated format)_ Alfonso Flórez Creative Writing_El gaviero
  • 120. 2009 Programme: Education III Third Quarter: July, August, September 2009 LABniños Camp 2009 SummerLAB HOLIDAY CAMPS “Learn Introducción playing” Camp_El Bibio and Jenni Walford English while LABoral Centro de Arte yFrom July 1st to the has organised to Friday) Creación Industrial 31st (Monday the SummerLAB Camp 2009, the second edition of a gathering of digital creators who work LABjoven mainly with free tools (FLOSS). Coordinated by Hangar (Barcelona), the SummerLAB Camp consists in Workshop:of artists, students and professionals Vinyl a meeting Dj school in the field of digital creation with the the 17th of promoting interconnectivity on July 6th to purpose the Spanish digital scene. From August 3rd to the 8th, work units on free Vj Workshop software and hardware, discussions on creation and debates on projects From July 20th to the 31st related to digital creation will all be on offer. Professional Programme From August 3rd to the al 9th OTHER PROGRAMMES FILM: “Al Aire Libre” [“In the open air”] Every Friday during the summer FeedForward Symposium June 2009 Programme for People with Disabilities: Sonic Floor, v2 Programme for elderly people: Animo_Utani Social Lab
  • 121. 2009 Programme: Education III Third Quarter: July, August, September 2009 SummerLAB Camp 2009 LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial has organised the SummerLAB Camp 2009, the second edition of a gathering of digital creators who work mainly with free tools (FLOSS). Coordinated by Hangar (Barcelona), the SummerLAB Camp consists in a meeting of artists, students and professionals in the field of digital creation with the purpose of promoting interconnectivity on the Spanish digital scene. From August 3rd to the 8th, work units on free software and hardware, discussions on creation and debates on projects related to digital creation will all be on offer.
  • 122. 2009 Programme: Education IV Fourth Quarter: October, November, December 2009 LABniños LABjoven FILM Youth Programming workshop_David “Para Niños” [“For Children”]_with the Parpalló Pello Gallery (Valencia) Dj school_Iván Lomas WORKSHOPS Game and Art Workshop_El Bibio Weekend Camps_Jenni Walford Professional Programme Free tools for creators: Open January 18th to March 29th Frameworks _Chris Sugrue Biology and Art workshop _SymbioticA LABenfamilia Research Lab WORKSHOPS OTHER PROGRAMMES Family internet users _ Noelia Sueiro LABcine Process as Paradigm Symposium LABescuela October WORKSHOPS Animation video workshop _Rodrigo Calvo LABoratory of the Senses_Pintar-Pintar LABescuela in the City: “Hybrid Playground”_Clara Boj and Diego Díaz (lalalab) Creative Writing_El gaviero
  • 123. 2009 Programme: Graduate level university course A graduate level university course will now be offered in Practice – Digital Production (6 hours): 2 professors. collaboration with : Digital Video. Innova – University of Oviedo Digital Photography The Humanities department of the Universitat Oberta de Digital Sound. Catalunya Lighting. Supinfocom (a centre specialised in teaching computer animation, Machinery. animated infographics and other cinematographic topics such Chroma Key Production. as concept and production design) Le Fresnoy Multi-camera Production . Photographic treatment. Practice – Creation with After Effects (12 hours): 1 professor. These institutions and centres of learning will work together to create Editing. a Máster’s Programme in Audiovisual Culture (music, photography, video, animation, film, Composition. Animation. publicity, communication, animated infographics) Working with layers. Models, masks and finishes. General Course: Creation of Audiovisual Content on the Web 2.0 3D Space. Theory(10 h.) Camaras. Audiovisual projects: 3D Lighting effects. Script. Constructing Heirarchies. Effects. Audiovisual Language. Texts. Equipment and Audiovisual Production: Importing and interpreting. Digital Videocamaras. Practice – Difusión Web 2.0 (2 horas): 1 profesor. Digital Camaras. Codificación. Formats. Broadcasting on the Web. Domestic and professional production. Digital Post-Production: Photographic treatament. 3D Creation 3D: Modelling, Materials and textures, lighting and animation. Editiing tools: Premiere, Final-Cut Pro, Avid. Computer Visualisation. Composition: After Effects, Combustion.
  • 124. 2009 Programme: Colaboration with the Master’s Programme in the Social Sciences A day and a half of the Master´s Programme in Social Sciences will be held in LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (April 2009). Coordinators: • From the University of Oviedo, José Antonio López Cerezo and Cipriano Barrio Alonso • From the University of Salamanca: Ana Cuevas Badallo • From the Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos (OEI): Juan Carlos Toscano Grimaldi
  • 125. 2009 Programme: Symposia Conferences and workshops “The past in the present” (April) Coinciding with the inauguration of the exhibition of the same name, this conference cycle will investigate the influence of the past in the present and the relation between territory and memory. Prestigious philosophers and academics from various formeign and national universities will be in attendance. They will consider topics directly connected to history and to the neighbourhood in which the seminar is to take place. “Feedforward” Symposium (June) Coinciding with the inauguration of Feedforward , theorists and artists will explore in depth the topic of the exhibition. Process as Paradigm Symposium (April) A two-day-long congress of renowned national and international experts. Artists, designers, researchers and scientists will explore the basic concepts and diverse aspects of process-based research and creation. Digital Citizenry Symposium –LABmeipi- (May) A project to create a Tactical Digital Cartography of Asturias. A collaborative project with digital citizenry directed by Pablo de Soto and the hackitectura collective.
  • 127. 2009 Programme: Festivals and other Activities LEV FESTIVAL (May) The third edition of the festival dedicated to contemporary digital art and experimental music. In collaboration with the Laboral Theatre Organisers: Fiumfoto (Asturias) ANIMATED FILM SESSIONS (January) Programme coproduced with the Parpalló Gallery. The second of LAB‟s animated film cycles. It will take place in the cineLAB gallery. LABABIERTO (all year) Every two weeks, LABoral will open up its laboratories in order to establish a continuous dialogue with and to give support to artists and professionals. As a novelty, LABabierto will head out to the centre of Gijón. Participation in LABabierto does not imply free use of its Resource Centre. MUJERES ABANDONADAS EN UN CENTRO DE ARTE [WOMEN ABANDONED IN AN ART CENTRE] The Laboral Theatre and LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial continue carrying out their joint collaboration programme. It is a monthly series of three solo performances that share, as a common denominator, reflection on the body within the interdisciplinarity of new tendencies and contemporary languages . The new series will be entitles “Women Adandoned in an Art Centre.”
  • 128. 2009 Programme: Festivals and other Activities SOLU&ARBOL: KAAMOS TRILOGY 27th February 2009 Finland-born Mia Makela (SOLU) is focused on the practice and teaching of real-time audiovisual art, independent research and cultural activism. She currently lives in Barcelona. LABafterhours For this edition, in collaboration with Sonotone, LABoral is commited to the fervor of rock and black music, with a selection of bands not submitted to any of the predominant trends. THE REAL MCCOYSON, MEOWS, BUBBLEGUM, PLATILLOS VOLANTES SONIDO ALFREDO, THE LIZARDS LABafterhours For this second series of concerts the Club from Gijón is also drawing up the programme. LABoral will be the meeting place for different musical styles, following the rich and eclectic musical offer from Sonotone. LOS GUAJES, LORD ROCHESTER, THE KINGS OF MAKAHA IDEALIPSTICKS , CASHMONEY BROTHERS , THE SWEET VANDALS
  • 129. 2009 Programme: Festivals and other Activities MEIPI ASTURIAS: A COLLABORATIVE DIGITAL-TACTICAL CARTOGRAPHY OF ASTURIAS Meipi Asturias is a Tactical Cartography project of Asturias consisting of a digitalized map that can be edited as a wiki, where the user can link multimedia files with a precise point in the territory. Therefore, pictures, personal impressions, sounds, stories and landscapes as perceived by inhabitants can be shared quickly and easily. MEIPI is a developmental project of a multimedia, flexible and expandable environment for the creation of a collective citizen memory promoting citizen‟s involvement in the social and cultural life of their neighbourhood/town. Mugatxoan 2009 Mugatxoan 09 is an art project organised by Entrecuerpos-Mugatxoan to offer various representative examples of the contemporary arts (performance, visual arts, dance, theatre) and to open up room for research, reflection and the production of new works.
  • 130. 2009 Programme: Awards and Scholarships • Fashion Design Award (call for submissions in May) • ESAPA Industrial Design Award / DesignLAB (call for submissions in January) • LABjoven_experimenta Award (call for submissions in June) • 2010 Graphic Designer Award (call for submissions in October) Ana Nuño. 2009 Graphic Designer of the Year CALL FOR SUPPORT FOR ASTURIAN ARTIST PRODUCTION LABoral, through its Projects Office, will establish agreements with other centres and museums in order to secure support for production by two Asturian artists. Part of the project will take place abroad. GLOGAUair, Berlin, Germany
  • 131. 2009 Programme: LABconciertos Each concert will be accompanied by a workshop. As an extension of the workshop and concert programme, we will be in contact with La Casa de Musica de Oporto (musical creation with the computer, digital television and mobile telephony) in the hopes of establishing a future collaboration. * February 26th 4:00-8:00 PM * August 27th 4:00-8:00 PM Workshop with SOLU (ESP/FI) - Live Workshop with Robin Fox (AUS) Cinema Light/Sound/Space * February 27th 6:30 PM * August 28th 6:30 PM SOLU Presentation (ESP/FI) Robin Fox Presentation (AUS) * February 27th 8:00 PM * August 28th LABconcierto SOLU SOLU (ESP/FI) LABconcierto Robin Fox (AUS) * April 23rd 4:00-8:00 PM * October 29th 4:00-8:00 PM Workshop with Marius Watz Workshop with Phil Niblock (US) (US/NO) Data Visualisation Minimalism and drones * April 24th 6:30 PM * October 30th 6:30 PM Presentacion Watz/Rishaug (US/NO) Phil Niblock Presentation (US) * April 24th * October 30th 8:00 PM LABconcierto Watz/Rishaug LABconcierto Phil Niblock (US) (US/NO) * December 17th 4:00-8:00 PM * June 25th 4:00-8:00 PM Workshop with Maja Ratke (NO) – Workshop with Mattin (ESP) – Live Voice as an instrument sound improvisation * December 18th 6:30 PM * June 26th 6:30 PM Maja Ratke Presentation (NO) Mattin Presentation (ESP) * December 18th 8:00 PM * June 26th 8:00 PM LABconcierto Maja Ratke (NO) LABconcierto Mattin (ESP)