[artinfo] call - LabCyberspace Projects

Vicente Matallana ube at laagencia.org
Tue Dec 12 11:59:00 CET 2006

Laboral Art and Industrial Creation Centre OPEN 
LABCYBERSPACES PROJECTS - CyBERSPACe as universal meeting place

3000 euro per chosen project

Laboral Art and Industrial Creation Centre, a new 
creative space located in Gijón, Principality of 
Asturias, Spain, is making an open invitation for 
projects for its upcoming LABCYBERSPACES 
exhibition, part of its inaugural programme.

The goal of the invitation is to foster an open 
reflection on the connections between art, 
technology and industry, and to then materialise 
this reflection in the LABCYBERSPACES exhibition 
scheduled for spring 2007. The selection will 
feature 10 projects effectively addressing the 
technological nature of the artwork in its most 
open conception, with a special focus on all 
those engaging in the notion of CYBERSPACE as a universal meeting point.

Given that the goal is to encourage a common and 
open reflection, we have chosen the format of an 
open invitation to guarantee the widest possible 
participation. The LABCYBERSPACES exhibition aims 
to be a meeting point for the community.

All entries submitted by an artist or group, 
significantly involving technology and the use of 
Internet will be accepted for consideration. A 
total of 3000 euro will be paid as fees and 
exhibition rights for each of ten the projects eventually chosen.

The inscription form will be available as from 
1st December 2006 at the following website:


For any additional information or queries on 
LABCYBERSPACES, contact: lab_cyberspaces at laboralcentrodearte.org

ABOUT Laboral, Art and Industrial Creation Centre
Laboral, Art and Industrial Creation Centre, is a 
newly created art centre located in Gijon, in the 
Principality of Asturias, Spain. The centre will 
undertake, from an ongoing rigorous focus, the 
tasks of production, research and dissemination 
of stable projects developed around the many 
meeting points existing between creation, science 
and technology, and which are the groundbase of 
the work and reflection of a large number of 
artist, theorists and researchers. Asturias' 
industrial tradition, taken together with the 
innovative creativity developed here, have turned 
this Spanish region into a particularly 
appropriate place for a centre dealing with the 
above-mentioned goals. The very name of the 
centre reflects the explicit determination to 
fulfil that goal through a direct connection of 
the most innovative aspects of industry with, 
normally distant and removed, locations of art creation.

This determination is at the origin of the 
project for the rehabilitation of 13,500 square 
metres of the former Universidad Laboral of 
Gijon, an initiative set in motion by the 
Government of the Principality of Asturias and 
that is scheduled to be completed at the end of 
2006. The investment will provide the Laboral, 
Art and Industrial Creation Centre with the 
perfect space to implement the tasks of 
production, dissemination, training and 
professional encounters at the intersection of art and technology.

Projects Office

With this open invitation Laboral Art and 
Industrial Creation Centre kick starts its 
Projects Office. This office will be making 
regular open invitations for specific projects, 
while remaining permanently receptive to all 
kinds of proposals which will be evaluated for 
possible production at the centre. The mission of 
the Projects Office is to foster and support art 
production engaged with new technologies.

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