Laia Cabrera

About the artist

My work includes traditional and experimental filmmaking, and the use of film and video streams in live performance and site-specific installation. Identity has been a long research in my previous work. My first Interdisciplinary exhibition “Neutral Identities” was a two-year research project under the concept of <exhibition-interactive-performance>, which aimed to revitalize and strengthen the intercommunication of different artistic languages. Since then my films and or video installations are exploring new ways of using the space and the visual imaginary as a tool for narrative storytelling.As a filmmaker and visual artist I use a variety of media—music, video, projected imagery merging cinematic arts; dance, music; photography; theater; visual arts; voice; writing. Sense of timelessness, human landscape: faces, fragments of the body. I am the recipient of several awards and my artwork in film, video, and performance has been presented in Europe, the USA and Latin America

My latest work is Untitled Mind, a Film for installation and cinematic presentation, recently presented at le Nuit Blanche, Washington DC, 2013 “Untitled Mind” is a multilayered mapped interactive projection design conceived as a short film video dance piece that explores the otherness in the self, focusing in the idea of the mirrored one, the creative ability, the dream, the unconscious mind.

Laia Cabrera is a filmmaker and videoartist born in Spain and based in New York since 1997. Recipient of many awards including KrTU, Conca , AVA and Telly awards, IT nominee for Outstanding Innovation visual design and Kodak Lab award for Best Cinematic film for “Under Influence”, she also directed “Invisible”, “Singularity”, “Is There an Edge of Belief?” presented in festivals worldwide. Her work includes traditional and experimental filmmaking, multimedia theater and video-mapped site-specific installations, such as recent pieces “Untitled Mind” (Nuit Blanches, Washington DC) “Garden of Delights” (Theater of The New City, NY), “Resonant Streams” (Water Project, NY), “Mapping Moebus” (La Mama, NY), “Claim your Place”, “Playing Equality” performed in the US and Europe, and the film installation “Shifting Gaze” performed in the USA and screened worldwide. Published author, composer, she edited “Cachao” with Andy Garcia,PBS’s American Master. Her work has been presented in Europe, USA and Latin America and commissioned by major institutions.