Artists: Katia Vonna Beltran

LPM Live Performers Meeting 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

Katia Vonna Beltran

Katia Vonna Beltran


Photographer, video artist, performer, self-taught and passionate. I trained in silver photography in Barcelona, 1988-89, I travelled and moved to Paris where I studied Anthropology. Singular artist, I start from myself, from what surrounds me, with my experience of ethnographic tools and my own photographic expression. I use the I, I don't use codes, I don't fit into boxes, I can be the pebble in the shoe, the one of those who forces the stop.

I have very early integrated the world of squat, the occupation of spaces, private and public to live and make art. I learned from the makers (Lallemant), the hakers, in spaces where we enter in resistance or in resonance with those (what) surround us. I have worked as a photographer and video maker in various fields of street art and the creation of artistic actions for the public in situations of exclusion or disability. The creation of "Live Cinema Yvonne", was born just after a family Europe tour in a van since 2017 to 2019, when i was living in Berlin.

I use analog photography in an original performative device of contemporary fairground theater which stages images of social resistance. As part of an immersive and poetic Live Cinema process, this device invites us to dive into the nebula of our deepest thoughts where the intimate and the public mingle, in a concern to paraphrase the good word of Godard, « to create politically and not to make political creation ».

This time of stop is so necessary in our societie of the speed and the unique format where any disparity must tend to the disappearance.
I question our view of the world and propose a dialogue with an audience. My performances are in real time and are conceived with a small Live Cinema factory called "Yvonne le théâtre d'objets". I use analog tools and materials, including everyday objects, papers, photographs, optics and lenses, all mixed together in real time, to produce optical illusions and visual effects.

I open my suitcase, like Bachelard's box (Poetics of space, 1957) and let the images escape like so many accumulated memories: a slow dance from video surveillance cameras begins, staging these images of resistance and artivist struggles in the public space, so many visions that have nourished my life for a long time. That art allows here a recomposition of the world that goes in the direction of Latour et al (2015) « we must (re)compose a new common world ». If the gaze is multiple, if we operate a "diffraction", the world that takes shape is different: there is a joint displacement of the objects of the investigation, of what is looked at, and of the way of producing knowledge." (Gardey, 2007)."


Résidency, VidéoFormes, Art numérique, Auvergne, France
LPM festival, April, Munster, Germany
Recidency, Le Hublot, May, Nice

Vj set, Aavistus Festival, october, Helsinki, Finland
Performance, Festival« Réinventer son monde », Labomedia, septembre, Orléans, France
Vj set, Residency, « Semaine de la créativité numérique » Labomedia, juin, Orléans, France
Live Cinema performance, Concert Echoes, june, Montluçon, France
VJ, Anthéa, march, Antibes, France
Installation, Mamac, march, Nice, France
VJ, soirée Uno di Noï L’Entrepont, march, Nice, France

Live Cinema solo, Cinéma Le Mérou Palace, octobre, Graulhet, France
Live Cinema solo, Bonjour Brno, Alliance Française, september, Brno,
48H Neukölln, june, Berlin
Plankton TV, puppet movie may and june, Berlin
Vj, Controverse Virtuelle, Le Hublot, march, Nice

Live Cinema, Villa Kuriosum, december, Berlin
Live Cinema, Goethe institute, october, Izmir Turquey
Népomuk, Reclaim the street, september, Berlin
Live Cinema Family and Népomuk, february, Barcelona

Live Cinema, july, Berlin
Vj set, Mess – Tival, july, Berlin
Vj set, june, Champagne Fleury, Courteron, Aube
Live Cinema, Nuit des musées, Musée International Jakovski, mai, Nice
Live Cinema, may, Dance Festival,Munchen
Live Cinema, Oooh Festival, may, London
Live Performers Meeting, Vj set, may, Rome
Live Cinema, Nova Cinéma, april, Bruxelles
Vj set, Karnasouk, march, Paris
Live Cinema, Neon Kunst Gallery, march, Berlin
Vj set, Entrepont, january, Nice.

Live Cinema, Barbour Gallery, december, Jerusalem
Live Cinema, Oooh Festival, Zimmer, december, Tel Aviv
Vj set, Cabaret Sauvage, december,, Paris
Réalisations audivisuelles, Radio Lab Paris, november, Paris
Vj set, New River Studio, october, London
Workshop, Little Angel theater, october, London
Live Cinema, Oooh Festival, Petersburg Art Place, september, Berlin
Reportage photographique, Oooh Festival, july, Ragusa Ibla
Atelier initiation Live Cinema, Museo Mare Memoria Viva, june, Palermo
Objects Theater, Piccolo Teatro, june Ragusa Ibla
Objects Theater, Le Pigeonnier, february, Nice

Yvonne va au bal, work shop Live Cinema, La Bigaille, November,Marennes Oleron
Yvonne va au bal, La Fonderie, Nuit blanche, octobre, Fontenay sous bois.
Residency, RAW, september, Berlin
Isidore, screening cinema with a bike, summer, Italy, Croatia, Romania, Serbia.
Georges, le Vidéomaton, Parc des pré alpes d’azur, july, Thorrenc
Residency / workshop, primary schhool, mai, Bras
Residency, february, Montreuil

Lipibyou, Vjing set, festival « Concert chez moi », july, Nice
Pretext, Faïdo dance company, Oostblock theater, june, Amsterdam
Ligne16, déambulatoire de rue, June, Nice
Pretext, Faïdo dance company, residency Glasslaven, april, Norway
Pretext, Faïdo dance company, Chaos teatro, february, Torino
Pretext, Faïdo dance company, residency, Le Hublot, january, Nice
Documentary maker, all the year, Nice

Pretext, Faïdo dance company, residency, november, Amsterdam
Yvonne Tour, Nakladove Nadrazi Zizkov, august, Prague
Yvonne Tour, Papel Rey, august, Berlin
Yvonne Tour, Harmonium, july, Bruxelles
Yvonne Tour, Le Jardin d’Alice, july, Paris
Yvonne Tour, Ma Cave Fleury, july, Paris
Yvonne va au bal, Botox, Le Hublot, may, Nice
Yvonne va au bal, Le Hublot, april, Nice
Documentary maker, all the year, Nice

Festival, Le Fil Eclectik, november & december, Nice
Isidore, le VéloProjo, street screening with a bike, Sept Off, Photography Festival, october, Nice
Georges, le Vidéomaton, april, Mouans Sartoux
Huitaine Cinématique, Cartoon decor creation, january, Nice
Ligne16, le média citoyen de l’Ariane. Nice

Le Labomatik, Performances, Nice
Marguerite, the tiny cinema space for 10 people to see movies in the gardens.
Création d'un média citoyen participatif au sein du quartier de l'Ariane , Nice,
48H de Neukölln, festival june, Berlin

Georges, le Vidéomaton
48H de Neukölln, festival, june, Berlin

2007 / 2011
I developed projects for short films, documentaries and artistic intervention in public space.
I participated in many projects and creations with people in difficulty and excluded from access to culture.

2000 / 2007
Back in Nice, I created my photography workshop in 2000 at Les Diables Bleus and made my first videos. With other artists, we are undertaking the creation of Télé GlouGlou, a concept of offbeat and festive video broadcast which will be programmed at the street theater festival of Siacreries in Carros/2007.
I also participated in the organization of several street performances like “L’art des Places”.

I moved to Paris in 1993, exhibited portraits and produced photographic reports for fanzines. Performances.