Laura Colmenares Guerra (Be – Co)

Laura Colmenares Guerra (Be – Co)

CityLight @ Transnumériques 2015

The façade of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Mons becomes the medium for a giant sound map.

The 14 central windows of the building are back-lit by 14 projectors linked to 14 networked computers. The 3D mapping software developed by the Numédiart Institute of the University of Mons, enables the images to be synchronised, distorted and merged in real time.

An ideal tool for video directors, digital artists and other plastic artists making use of joysticks!

Production : numediart/UMons with partneship of Transcultures

city ligth 2012 (by Thomas Israël)

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Laura Colmenares Guerra

Laura Colmenares Guerra is a Colombian/Spanish visual artist based in Brussels. In 2002 she obtained a Masters degree in Audiovisual Media at Los Andes University in Bogota and in 2008 a Postgraduate Master in Transmedia Studies at Sint-Lukas, Brussels.

Video has been the central focus of her artistic work. Her research materializes in the form of immersive audiovisual installations that delve into the spectator’s perception of space and image. She is interested in the creation of environments that activate the relationship of the participants with their own body and its spatial perception. Her work relates to the politics of the human body, the matter of body perception and the engagement of the spectator with the artwork.
In parallel Laura has worked as a video performer, starting as a VJ in the early Techno scene of Bogota. Since then, Laura has collaborated with different musicians and composers (Todor Todoroff, Sigrid Vandenbogaerde, Franck Smith, Oliver Coates, etc.) creating visual works, performances and concerts. She’s currently collaborating with Cryptic (UK) in the creation of visual material (mixing different media through advance composite techniques). Next project with the Third Coast Percussion will be showed in July 2016.

Her work has recently been showcased at Kings Place (London,UK), The Glasgow school of arts (Glasgow-UK), the Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal, Canada, during the International Biennale of New Media Art, at festival Elektra-Mutek, EM15, at the Imperial Theatre of Montreal, Canada, at the Cube – Centre for Digital Creation (Paris, F), the International Computer Music Conference (Huddersfield, UK), Nadine, iMal at the Erasmus Museum and Sint-Lukasgalerie in Brussels (BE), The Festival Crea Numerica in the Games of La Francophonie (Beirut, Lebanon), the Arts Centre in Enghien-les-Bains (F), at City Sonic (Mons, B), during the Ars Musica Festival 2013 at the Theatre Brigittines (Brussels, B) and at the Museum of Bozar (Brussels, B).