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. Her practice is based in the creation of video images combined or composed with 3D and photographic images. This visual research materializes in the form of immersive and most of the time interactive audio-visual installations; but as well the creation of independent video pieces, that often imply collaborations with musicians and composers like: Todor Todoroff, Franck Smith, Oliver Coates, Rafael Muñoz Gomez, Sigrid Vandenbogaerde,etc.
Her work has recently been showcased at The Alexander Kasser Theatre, Peak Performances at Montclair State University (NJ), 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), in between others.
In March 2017, iMAL launched in collaboration with PACKED the Resurrection Lab project which aims to preserve and give access to digital cultural heritage that is often inaccessible due to technological obsolescence.
Do you own old floppies, cd-roms, hard disks, syquest, iomega,... from which you want to preserve the cultural content? Or old equipment that allows us to extract the...
This 31st March 2017, Le Pass (Scientific Adventure Park, Frameries) is opening its WOW ZONE, a new space dedicated to digital culture. Five interactive artworks have been selected following a call for projects, to be exhibited for the next five years in the WOW ZONE.
Among these five pieces, two have been through a residency at iMAL....