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Laia Cabrera & Co. Film and Multimedia
LAIA CABRERA & CO. is a team of film, animators and visual artists based in New York, co-founded by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger, producing a wide range of multimedia projects, from traditional and experimental filmmaking, to the use of film and video streams in live performance, multimedia theater, video-mapped projection design and site-specific installation.
We are exploring new ways of using the space and the visual imaginary as a tool for narrative storytelling and audience connection. Our aim is to revitalize and strengthen the intercommunication of different artistic languages. Our work in film, animation, and projection design has been commissioned and presented in Europe, the USA and Latin America.
Laia Cabrera & Co. is the recipient of the Silver Telly Awards 2016 (highest distinction) for Outstanding Directing, for the documentary "Haute Jewelry Designer Alexandra Mor: Story & Inspiration", Bronze Telly Awards 2014 for the "An Ecosystem Transforming Healthcare Through Technology" for best Art Direction, the AVA Awards 2013, platinum winner for "How the SHIN-NY Makes Life Better" and gold winner for "Why We Do This Work - Alie Cohen's Story" and the Silver and Bronze Telly Awards 2013 for the "How the SHIN-NY Makes Life Better" for best animation and "Why We Do This Work - Alie Cohen's Story" for best documentary.
Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger have also been 3-time nominated for Outstanding Innovative Design (Projection Design, Video-Art and Animations) for The New Stage Theatre Company's production of Garden of Delights at the New York Innovative Theater Awards 2013, Cosmicomics at the NYIT 2014 and Night at the NYIT 2015 and won with New Stage Theatre Company the NYIT Award 2015 for Outstanding Performance Art Production for Night.
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 AVA and Telly awards, three-times NYIT nominee for Outstanding Innovative visual design in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and 2015 NYIT award winner for "Night" Outstanding Performance Art Production with the New Stage Theatre Company, KrTU Young Creators Grant, the 2010 Grant from the Consell Nacional de la Cultura i de les Arts (CONCA), and Kodak & Color Lab award for Best Cinematic film for "Under Influence" presented in festivals worldwide.
She is currently the creative director of LAIA CABRERA & CO co-founded with French animator Isabelle Duverger, a team of film, animators and visual artists producing a wide range of multimedia projects.
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) toured in 2012 with screenings worldwide, and was selected for the festival Georgetown Glow as a large scale outdoor installation on the C&O Canal, Washington DC, in 2015.
Her work includes traditional and experimental filmmaking, multimedia theater and video-mapped site-specific installations, such as "Aire", a site-specific Multimedia Performance Concert presented at the Tempietto Di Bramante (Rome, Italy, 2014) and on the Facade of the Bank of AmericaNeo-Classic Building, Art All Night, (Washington DC, 2015), "Untitled Mind" a Film for installation and indoor and outdoor cinematic presentation, recently presented at Nuit Blanche DC (Washington DC, 2013), Multimedia Theater Play "Ronensbourgh" by Beatriz Cabur at IATI Theater (NYC, 2015), "Night" by Charles Mee at the Theater for the New City (NYC, 2015), "Cosmicomics" by Italo Calvino at Dixon Place (NYC, 2014) and "Garden of Delights" by Fernando Arrabal, a Multimedia Theater Play by The New Stage Theater Company Theater of The New City, (NYC 2012), "Pikolinos" Site Specific Video Installation Mapping, Meatpacking District (NYC, 2013 - listed as the 10 best designed stores in the world), "Landscapes of the Soul" multimedia visual concert, La Mama (NYC 2012) , "Resonant Streams" Audience-interactive multimedia installation performance in St John The Divine Cathedral (NYC, part of "The Value of Water' exhibition, 2011), "Mapping Moebus" multimedia theater play, La Mama (NYC, 2010), "Monegros-Nueva York" video installation held at La Lonja (Zaragoza, Spain, 2011), "Walk Pasa Bouge" Video-Performance-Concert in collaboration with LORROJO Cia presented in New York and Brussels (2009-2011); "Playing Equality" (Dance-theater-Video), Boricua College of New York, (November 2009), Festival Internacional 'ReACT' Valencia, (Spain. May 2010); "New York" video-installation at the Institut d'Estudis Ilerdencs (Lleida, Spain, 2009) and "Claim your Place" (Barcelona/New York/Toulouse 2010), a large-scale video-installation-performance presented in the USA and Europe with the support of CAER and CAET and CONCA.
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, Nuit Blanche DC, Tempietto Di Bramante in Rome, Italy and TimeCenter at the New York Times. website
Composer and double bassist originally from Madrid. During the past four years, in addition to his native city, he has resided in Paris, Buenos Aires,Rome and New York where he has been dedicated to an intensive agenda of professional dissemination and the enrichment of his musical sensibilities in contemporary creation, jazz, and creative music in addition to other disciplines such as theater, dance, and the visual arts.
Javier has studied in institutions such as New York University in New York (Master in Jazz Performance) and the Royal Conservatory of the Hague in Holland (Advanced Degree in Jazz, Bachelor Degree), received scholarships from Tete Montoliú (Spain), Foundation Cajamadrid (Spain), the Banff Centre of Creative Arts (Canada) and Real Academia de España en Roma (Italy-Spain).
His professional career is dedicated to various musical scenes within contemporary jazz, flamenco, and other musical genres, and he has collaborated with diverse artists such as Tim Berne, Dino Saluzzi, Tony Malaby, Gerald Cleaver, George Garzone, Craig Taborn, Badal Roy, Carmen Linares, Agustín Carbonell "El Bola", Javier Ruibal, Arcángel and David Dorantes.
He has played on numerous international stages including Sunset Sunside in Paris, Charles V Palace in Granada, Utrech Auditórium in Holland, The National Auditorium in Madrid and ¨The Stone¨ in New York and performed in jazz festivals such as the San Sebastián Festival, Spain, the Spoletto Jazz Festival, USA, Buenos Aires Jazz Festival in Argentina, the Madrid Jazz Festival, New York Flamenco Festival in New York, and the Toulouse Jazz Sur Son in France.
In addition to cutting five records as a leader over the last five years (two with the Fresh Sound New Talent label), he has worked as musical director, double bassist and composer in the multidisciplinary piece ¨Wearing Lorcá´s Bowtie¨ which premiered at the Duke Theater on Broadway (New York) in 2011.
His last creation as a multimedia co-leader: "Aire, Visual Concert for Nomads", a multimedia performance for those who are seeking permanently, never having the feeling of forever. This visual poetic concert was released and recorded at Tempietto de Bramante in Rome (2014) and in the Bank of America Building at the Nuit Blanche of Washington DC (2015) with support of National Endowment for the arts (USA) and the Real Academia de España en Roma (SP). website
Isabelle Duverger is an award winning French interdisciplinary artist born in St Germain En Laye, France. She has a Masters Degree in Communication and Arts Management from the Audencia Nantes, France and ASB, Aarhus, Denmark. She is also a graduate of the Estienne School of Art in graphic communications in Paris. She is specialized in animation, photography and installation design, working in New York and France.
For the past eight years, she has been working as projection designer and illustrator/animator for theater plays such as the theater festival Inspiracion (Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, NYC, 2008), the multimedia plays La Jaula Bajo El Trapo (King Juan Carlos Center of NYU, NYC, 2008), Playing Equality (NYC, 2009 and Valencia, Spain, 2010), Mapping Mobius (La Mama Theater, NYC, 2010), Road to Happiness (Austrian Cultural Forum, NYC, 2011), Garden of Delights" (Theater for the New City, NYC, 2012), Cosmicomics, by Italo Calvino (Dixon Place, NYC, 2014), Night by Charles Mee, (Theater For the New City, NYC, 2015), and Ronensbourgh by Beatriz Cabur (IATI theater, NYC, 2015) and Emilie by Radegund Hain (TNC, 2015), in collaboration with filmmaker and video-artist Laia Cabrera.
As a visual artist, she has created drawing animations, still photography and illustrations for video-art pieces by Laia Cabrera such as Is there an edge of Belief? (Jaen Femenino, Spain 2009 - Biennale of Art of Venezuela, Merida, 2010), the video-performance-concert Walk-Pasa-Bouge (New York - Brussels, 2009-2011), the installation-performances Claim Your Place (Centro Español NYC - Tournefeuille, France, 2010), Shifting Gaze (Spain Art Fest '10, Times Square, New York, 2010 and Region Ø, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center of NYU, 2011), Resonant Streams (The Value of Water series in the Cathedral Saint John The Divine in New York, 2011), and the virtual set for the performance Landscapes of the Soul (La Mama, October 2012).
Recent works include the opening credits drawings and animations for feature film White Alligator (2012), City In Motion curated by Reebok Creative Lab (2014), Untitled Mind, a video-dance piece by Laia Cabrera, implemented as an indoor/outdoor video and sound installation in Nuit Blanche-Art All Night (Washington DC, 2013), a one-year video installation with Mapping for the Pop-Up Store Pikolinos in the Meatpacking district (NYC, 2013) and the animations and video-installation mapping for the collaborative project Aire, Tempietto di Bramante Roma, Italy, 2014 and Art All Night Washington DC, 2015.
Isabelle Duverger is a three-time New York Innovative Theater Awards nominee for Outstanding Innovative Design (Projection Design, Video-Art and Animations) in 2015 for "Night" at the Theater for the New City, in 2014 for "Cosmicomics" at Dixon Place, and in 2013 for "Garden of Delights" at the Theater for the New City, 2013, and 2015 NYIT award winner for "Night" Outstanding Performance Art Production with the New Stage Theatre Company. She is also the recipient of the AVA 2013 and Telly Awards 2013 and 2014 for the animations "How the SHIN-NY makes life better?" and "An Ecosystem Transforming Healthcare Through Technology" created for the NYeC campaign. website