Laura Ramirez [Optika VJ]
Av Director - Visual artist - VJ
Av Director - Visual artist - VJ
Laura is a visual arts lover dedicated to direct and produce live visuals projects and experimental pieces for commercial brands, art exhibitions and worldwide academic presentations. She produces herself and host her work under the name of "Optikal Ink Lab" an AV laboratory and label.
After many years working on advertising and TV as Filmmaker/producer, she found in 2008 the art based on video projection and light and began to develop live performances as VJ and at the same time started to create video mapping works for different projects related to live-video experiences.
Since then she has lectured and performing as VJ and mapper under the name of "Optika VJ" taking part in electronic art festivals, like Mapping Festival in Geneva - CH, LPM in Rome, Vision'R in Paris. and VJ University in Sao Paulo, and her videos have been screened on sites such as the Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro and at the International Mobile Innovation Screening in Wellington/New Zealand.. Laura also has working in several parties and concerts next to renowned DJ's and bands in South America and Europe, in clubs like "REX Club" in Paris, "TRESOR" in Berlin and in cities like Bogota, Budapest and Barcelona among others.
As video mapping director she has designed large scales projects like the "AV Invader" in Bogota for 90,000 people during the Summer Festival with 140 m2 of video projection, the first made for this festival and the largest held in the city and she has collaborated in architectural mappings as part of the international crew "United VJ's" in the cities of Sao Paulo and Finland . Lately in 2012 and 2013, she has been working on intervention of public spaces , video guerrilla and installations in collaboration with musicians, film producers, photographers and painters.
Interviews and reviews
Modul8 and Mad mapper (English)
MAD MAPPER - AV INVADER
MODUL8 - AV INVADER
MAD MAPPER - ENTER THE WALL
Create Digital Motion (English)
CREATE DIGITAL MOTION - AV INVADER
Review VJ Torna Brazil (Portuguese)
VJ TORNA BRASIL UNITED VJ'S CHANNEL
The Creators Project (French and Portuguese)
THE CREATORS PROJECT - AV INVADER
THE CREATORS PROJECT - ENTER THE WALL
THE CREATORS PROJECT - AVENIDA PIXEL
Review Madmapper (French-English)
GARAGE CUBE VIMEO CHANNEL
Selections, Exhibitions, talks and presentations.
- MAPPING FESTIVAL Official Selection. Geneve / Switzerland. 2012. VJ set for clubbing and VJ contest. 4th place in competition.
VISION'R 2012. Showcase / Lecturer "Optikal Ink Lab". Paris, France.
VJ UNIVERSITY. Lecturer - Presentation of Optikal Ink Lab and "AV Invader" . São Paulo
"International Mobile Innovation Screening 2011 & MINA Mobile Creativity and Innovation Symposium" Film Archive, Wellington, New Zealand. Screening - Video art. http://www.mina.pro/
VJ torna International contest. Official Selection Brazil. São Paulo. 2010. VJ contest.
404 Post Electronic Art Festival. Official Selection Buenos Aires - Switzerland - Italy
2008. VJ set
http://www.404festival.com/eng/autores2008.htm # 75
- LPM Rome and VJ Torna International. Showcase "Optikal Ink Lab" , VJ Torna and Live Mapping contest.Optika VJ 2 place in competition
Link 1 : LPM 2012 - Link 2 :VJ TORNA ROME
Member of the United VJ's - International Team with partners in São Paulo, Brazil and Europe, performing around the world.
- FESTIVAL CULTURA DIGITAL BRAZIL 2011 - Official Selection. Museum of Arts in Rio de Janeiro /Brazil. Digital Exhibition - VJ set.
MAPPING FESTIVAL 2011 Official Selection. Geneve / Switzerland. 2011. VJ set for clubbing and contest.
Cinetrip VJ TOURNAMENT 2010. Official Selection Budapest / Hungary. VJ set and contest.
PROPAGANDA Barranquilla - Col. Electronic Art. Allianza Francesa 2010. Interactivity, VJ , digital cinema. http://barranquilla.alianzafrancesa.org.co/spip.php?article281
Campus Party Colombia - Lecturer and VJ. History and Current Trends. 2009 and 2010