5th International Festival of Artistic Investigation of Valencia
Observatori is a festival dedicated to showcasing
performing and visual artists involved in breaking new ground in
their prospective fields.
Observatori 2004 was held from the 7th until the 10th of October
in Valencia, Spain on the grounds of Santiago Calatrava’s
Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe. My participation involved
three projects: two co-authored by
Frank Plant, "F2T" and
"Awkward Moment no.2"
and the third co-authored by
Felix Luque and Iñigo
Bilbao Lopategui, "The
Machine Manifesto". We exhibited in the Sala Arquerias
under the aegis of a part of the exhibit that was curated by
Alexander Mittelmann of the gallery
Coldcreation based in Barcelona. The primary objective of Mittleman
in Observatori 2004 was to gather a group of artistically and culturally
diverse artists that are taking their expression in new directions
and looking to interact with the public in new and innovative ways.
Other artists present were Josep
Bofill, Marchesi, Luis Lopez, and Jur Vanstaen, to name a few.