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We are very excited to invite you to LPM 2020 Rome, a think-tank and a celebration of Audio Visuals Performing Arts.

The XXI edition of LPM Live Performers Meeting is set to happen from the 12th to 15th of March in the Spin Time Labs, Rome, Italy.

Here we are with 2 great news:

1) We move from May to March

For the second time in the meeting history, following the needs of the LPM family we move in a less busy time of the year to facilitate the artists participation. It is also a cheaper timeframe for transportation and accommodation.

2) The venue is SPIN TIME LABS, a squat closer to our vision of meeting, of sharing knowledge and mostly a common good, an urban regeneration yard, a multi-purpose cultural center in the very center of Rome.

We want to let artists be a real part of LPM, by participating actively to let it happen as their very own project. Let’s create the future of AVarts together!

To be part of the meeting, please follow the procedures in the Call to participate at https://liveperformersmeeting.net/editions/2020-rome/call-to-participate/ and choose the subscription option that suits your needs the most.

Registration is open until January 20, 2020.

LPM 2020 Rome offers a unique opportunity to participate in 4 days packed with audiovisual performances, VJing experiences, workshops, panel discussions and product showcases, all presented by more than 400 artists, professionals and Audio Visuals Performing Arts enthusiasts from 40 countries.

This XXI edition seeks to recognise and further broaden the existing practices of live video performance in a wide and diverse program.

VJs, AV artists, designers, newcomer enthusiasts, professionals and the audience will be involved in the manifold planned activities, ranging from experimental audiovisual performances, architectural mapping shows, VJ-DJ Sets to workshops, lectures, roundtables and presentations and launches of products and hardwares, with a special focus on Free and Open Source projects.

Meeting areas devoted to the interaction among the hundreds of participants will be the axis for the whole duration of the event.

Designed as a real meeting place, a space that fulfils an important opportunity for dialogue and exchange, LPM encourages research, the encounter and exchange between different forms of artistic expression in the Audio Visuals Performing Arts field, the interaction and experimentation with multiple techniques and digital technologies, ranging between analog, software and hardware.

The Meeting promotes transnational movement and exchange of ideas, artworks and artists. All funds collected by LPM are invested in innovative research and experimentation in the field of live visual arts with the latest technologies in hand.

Since 2004, LPM hosted more than 6.156 artists, 3.219 performances, workshops and showcases, recorded an overall amount of 73 participating countries and welcomed more than 1.500.000 visitors with editions in Xalapa (MX), Minsk (BY), Mexico City (MX), Cape Town (SA), Eindhoven (NL) and two in Amsterdam (NL) in addition to those held in Rome (IT).

Through our 15 years of experience, we were able to draw a conceptual map of the trends that influenced the creation of live video performances the most. The program of this edition reflects and investigates these trends:

  • Live Cinema

    Works performed exclusively live, capable of demonstrating a narrative combined with experimental approach; projects in continual tension between perceptive experience and performative act.

  • Video Mapping

    A technique of video-projection that animates architectural objects. The effect is spectacular and exciting, it confuses and seduces our perceptions through the dialogue among images and tridimensional surfaces. The usual object the spectator is familiar with is transformed into an entirely new form, the public spaces are reshaped and renewed.

  • Digital Freedoms

    Activism, coherent, appealing, sense-making, participatory and visually appealing data visualization of public or private data. These forms of artistic expression have been able to inform, question, challenge, empower, activate and mobilize people around the world.

  • Visual Gender

    Thanks to the gender studies, queer theory and contemporary art, the vision of the body, the sexual, LGBTQ+ identity is connected and manifests through the Audio Visuals Performing Arts sector and the audio-video language becomes an instrument of emancipation of the genre.

  • Generative Visual

    Thanks to an encoding of the active and reactive world around us, new digital biospheres offer the public the experience of complex networks composed of simple sensory-bit binary codes.

  • Stereoscopic 3D

    Stereoscopic vision allows to create a complete perceptive immersive experience through three-dimensional display of standard video content. Ad hoc software and technologies are used to manipulate the visual perception of space to create “augmented” worlds.

  • Lasers & LEDS

    This technologies coming from lights sector are nowadays manageable with live visuals software and are playing a leading role in many brand new AV shows.

  • VR, AR, MR

    Connection between artistic creation and progressive technology includes increasing fusion of virtual (VR), augmented (AR) and mixed (MR) reality allows to explore new forms of expression as well as to research possible overlap with the scientific, technological, educational and social fields.

LPM is part of AVnode, who aim to improve and promote the Audio Visuals Performing Arts culture worldwide.