Marco Mancuso and Claudia D’Alonzo were invited by curator, artists and theorist Shu Lea Cheang to the LaptopsRus festival, in association with Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, at the “Generation Laptop Real Time” mini-conference. LaptopsRus is a network initiative which holds public MEETING | REUNIÓN with woman live performers in a tournament setting for its 2009-2010 touring season.
While digital art in installation/DVD Format has claimed exhibition space in the museums, the dynamic real time visual/audio processing works, , mostly presented at clubs and AV festivals, are yet to be explored and exhibited at the museum quarters. The conference, bringing together artists, curators, theorists, critics, practitioners, scholars, organizers and interventonists, provides a platform for critical review of contemporary AV live performance and further networks today’s laptop generation.
Launched at Vision’R in Paris in Spring 2009, LaptopsRus with its invited and open call VJs / Live performers has played each season based on the 4 classic elements. In summing up the one year touring, LaptopsRus presents an all out 4 season live performance at Matadero Madrid, accompanied by an AVlab workshop at Medialab PRADO Madrid and a conference at Reina Sofía.