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Film and Video Artist and Visual designer, Lleida, Spain - New York, NY, USA
Laia Cabrera is a filmmaker and video artist born in Spain and based in New York since 1997. She merges cinematic arts, dance, music, theater and visual arts. Recipient of many awards including KrTU Young Creators, the 2010 Grant from the Consell Nacional de la Cultura i de les Arts (CONCA), AVA and Telly awards, IT nominee for Outstanding Innovation visual design and Kodak & Color Lab award for Best Cinematic film for "Under Influence" presented in festivals worlwide.
Her film credits includes "Singularity" (inaugurated the International video animation festival "Animac", Spain), "Is There an Edge of Belief?" (International multidisciplinary art festival "Jaen en Femenino", Spain and Bienal Internacional ULA 2010, Merida, VENEZUELA, etc,) Her latest creation, "Shifting Gaze", a Film-Art-Music Installation, premiered at "Spain Art Fest'10" in Times Square, NY, (October 2010), was presented as a video installation at the "Region Ø Latino Video Art Festival of New York" (March 2011) and toured in 2012 with screenings worldwide.
Her work includes traditional and experimental filmmaking, multimedia theater and video-mapped site-specific installations, such as recent pieces "Garden of Delights" by renown playwright Fernando Arrabal, a Multimedia Theater Play by The New Stage Theater Company (Theater of The New City, NY 2012), "Landscapes of the Soul" multimedia visual concert (La Mama, NY 2012) , "Resonant Streams" Audience-interactive multimedia installation performance (St John The Divine, New York, NY, part of "The Value of Water' exhibition 2011), "Mapping Moebus" multimedia theater play (La Mama theater, NY, 2010), "Monegros-Nueva York" video installation held at La Lonja (Zaragoza, Spain, 2011, "Claim your Place" a large-scale video-installation-performance, "Playing Equality" Dance-theater-Video, "New York" video-installation and "Walk Pasa Bouge" Video-Performance all presented in the US and Europe.She is also an award winning visual effects artist, director, editor, writer, playwright and composer, she also edited "Cachao:Uno Mas" with Andy Garcia (PBS's American Master, 2010) among many others.
Her work in film, video, and visual production has been presented in Europe, the USA and Latin America and commissioned by the New Radio and Performing Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Spain Culture New York - Consulate General of Spain, Spain Arts and Culture, the Austrian Cultural Forum, the King Juan Carlos Center at NYU, the New York State Council on the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Arts International, among some other major institutions. Her last works were presented in Times Square, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), St John The Divine cathedral and TimeCenter at the New York Times.
Laia Cabrera Interview @Catarsi TV