2019 Rome
Edition XX May 2nd - 5th 2019 | Rome
Audio Visual Performing Artists Meeting
May, 2nd 2019, 3:00 pm | May, 5th 2019, 2:00 am
May 2 - 5, 2019
Mattatoio, Rome Italy, Rome, Italy

We are beyond excited to invite you to the anniversary edition LPM 2019, a think-tank and a celebration of Audio Visuals Performing Arts.

The twentieth edition of LPM Live Performers Meeting is set to happen from the 2nd to 5th of May in the Mattatoio, Rome, Italy.

LPM 2019 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.

With over 150 activities, the programme aims to explore a variety of themes through new audiovisual languages, techniques and softwares. This will include hands-on workshops on Live-Coding, LED mapping and stage design for events, gestural control of music and bodily musical performance; presentations of artist platforms, hot tools, local VJ communities from 5 different continents; a conference on AV Audience Development; video installations analysing current political scenarios, cultural ensembles, the use of interactive cameras, transforming bodies and faces through animated gif, personal and meta data tracing, and beyond…

Thanks to the contribution of the European Community, the LPM project was brought around the world, to produce a number of 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).

Since 2004, LPM hosted more than 4.600 artists, 2.625 performances, workshops and showcases, recorded an overall amount of 72 participating countries and welcomed more than 1.500.000 visitors. We are happy to welcome you to be a part of the celebration of all things experimental, creative and interactive.

This XX 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.

LPM is an unmissable spectacle during which the audience is invited to witness and be a part of the world’s largest gathering of artists active in the field of live video performance.

To attend the meeting, please follow the procedures in the Call to participate section of the website and choose the subscription option that suits your needs the most.

Registration is open until March 18, 2019.

In order create the opportunity to host as many performances as we receive, the maximum duration of each show is limited to 30 minutes.

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.
  • 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.

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.

LPM is part of AVnode (https://avnode.net), who aim to improve and promote the Audio Visuals Performing Arts culture worldwide.

The project is realised in a collaboration with international partners and co-organizers, includes a series of previews and promotional events focused on live video to be held in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom, during the most important European festivals and cultural events.

2019 Rome