PROYECTOR is a platform dedicated to video art. It is a means of spreading art, and highlighting its experimental, contemporary, and committed nature.
Its aim is to create strong ties between artists, art centers, curators, collectors and professionals; in order to offer them visibility, carry out educational activities and level up production skills.
The platform includes 5 work points:
Festival / LAP / Curatorship / Creation & Restoration of Works / Online Catalog.
PROYECTOR/ FESTIVAL where artists and curators from different parts of the world participate in the festival. Its programming is composed of video installations (single-channel, multichannel, interactive), interventions, screenings in the public space, performances, talks, meetings, workshops and conferences.
Artists such as Francesc Torres, Gary Hill, Zbigniew Rybczyński, Isidoro Valcárcel Medina, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Santiago Sierra, Regina José Galindo, Irit Batsry, Pavel Büchler, Carolee Schneemann, Faycal Baghriche, Hans Breder, Mateo Maté, Yuan Goang-Ming, Andrés Denegri, Anthony McCall, Antoni Muntadas, Candice Breitz, Francis Alÿs, Gusmão / Paiva, Ignasi Aballí, Joan Jonas, José Val del Omar, Rosa Barba, Steve McQueen or Willie Doherty among many others more. Also the collectors Alfredo Hertzog, Alain Servais, Haro Cumbusyam and Teresa Sapey participated in the festivals.
PROYECTOR/ LAP (Laboratories Art PROYECTOR)
The LAP focuses on projects that reflect on visual arts and their relationship to the body, space and spectator. Proyector is a collective of producers, not only of audiovisual content but of something much more valuable: knowledge. Since the conception of the platform, they have been regularly organizing the Video art Professional Meetings, where they gather collectors, gallerists, artists and other agents involved in the production, distribution, sale and exhibition of video art today. They also organize workshops, talks, master classes and make publications acting like transmittable proposals of this medium to the specialized public, amateur or simply curious citizens. they are currently working on articulating the previous educational activities in a new and three-faceted way: firstly, during the festival with the LAPs; secondly, throughout the year, in art centers for a professional public; and lastly, in training centers, for students and teachers..
PROYECTOR is a team of artists and cultural managers, with a broad and contemporary vision of international video art. This vision is the result of a training and professional experiences consolidated over the years. It materializes in the Festival, with the organization of different curatorial proposals, corresponding thematic and conceptual axes with artistic spaces (centers, museums and galleries). They are flexible contents that adapt to the venue and the context marked with the presence of emerging artists and established ones.
PROYECTOR/ CREATION AND RESTORATING
Residences. PROYECTOR wants to offer participating artists a space for work and accommodation. Thus, this would allow the creation of new site-specific pieces, as well as exchange opportunities, during the festival, with other artists, curators, and the team itself. The result is the creation of bonds and professional networks. El Instante Fundación, Medialab Prado, Ranchito Matadero Madrid, A B I E R T O Theredoom and Intercambiador ACART have made possible artists’ creations, like those of Maia Navas, Irit Batsry, Márcia Beatriz Granero, Christophe Litou, Magiae Naturalis, Chen Wan-Jen, Chia-Yun Wu, Lien-Chen Wang, Huang I-Hsiang y Amaya Hernández Sigüenza.
Production of new work. On the other hand, they collaborate with private companies, collectors and embassies that enable the production of new works.
Restoration of works. In accordance with the agreements between PROYECTOR, professionals, and companies with whom they collaborate, the former offer restoration and professional archives to their customers
PROYECTOR/ ONLINE CATALOG
It is a project that aims to propose alternative circuits for the sale, rent, distribution and viewing of video art. Thus, a greater number of creators can have access to the market, transactions, contacts, and to a dynamic public. Another important objective is to generate a network advisory structure that includes collectors, galleries, museums and art centers.