LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial

Location: Gijón, Spain
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Art and Industrial Creation Centre) is an exhibition centre for art, science, technology and advanced visual industries. But it is also a venue for artistic and technological production, research investigation and training; and for the dissemination of new forms of art and industrial creation.

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Art and Industrial Creation Centre) is an exhibition centre for art, science, technology and advanced visual industries. But it is also a venue for artistic and technological production, research investigation and training; and for the dissemination of new forms of art and industrial creation.

To fulfil these goals, laboral will be a space for exchange between different art disciplines; a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary centre and a dynamic environment for creators / works / researchers / teachers / audiences.

The LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial’s programme of activities faithfully mirrors the spectacular changes society is undergoing and its immersion in today’s visual culture. The vitality of artistic creation today, the incorporation of new spaces of diverse kinds, the irruption of new technological tools used widely by artists, the notion of “process,” a new concept of time, multi- trans- and inter-disciplinary work, the variety of projects that attract young audiences to this new and complex reality: all this forces us to wonder whether we are facing a new definition of art and the function of the artist in society, a mutation that allows us to discern aesthetic, social and even ethical motivations different from those of just one decade ago. It is here that LABoral’s research is centred.

The LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial programme complies with the new requirements of a society in ongoing mutation, taking special interest in the relationships and interactions that arise between different languages and media.

Fields of activity of LABoral for 2014

Digital design and fabrication

Experimental electronics and software

Territory: local, heritage and community

New spaces, formats, and tools for participation