LA DIADA - VIATGE | JOURNEY - 2021

An Immersive Cinematic Art Installation
by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger

Conceived and Directed by Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger

Original music by Nana Simopoulos and Enrique Granados

Cinematography and Editing by Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger | Additional footage by Xavier Tarrida Ibars

Commissioned by the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the United States of America & Canada

Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the United States of America & Canada - 1441 L St NW, Washington DC - September 14, 2021

The piece departs from three major themes for the visual storytelling: Place + People + Values.

Unveiling a sensorial “viatge” as a “spiral”, we created an oneiric journey merging and juxtaposing the essence of these thematic concepts as a triptych video installation.

With a cinematic style, using math patterns in Nature like spirals, fractals, voronoi, the symbolic tradition of Castells, the textures and shapes of the modern architectural landscapes of Catalunya, we designed a visual narrative with different scenarios in order to materialize thoughts, allegories and scenic metaphors such as an imaginary skyline. Our focus was also on the rituals of togetherness and solidarity, images of embrace and closeness of a community.
The gaze is on the details, the poetry, the beauty of the senses and the longing for an inclusive and sustainable future. A path forward – unveiled through collective traditions and multilateralism.

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The Delegation of Catalonia to the USA presents: “La Diada”, an immersive video art installation by Laia Cabrera & Co. - Washington DC - September 14, 2021

 

Produced and directed by Laia Cabrera

Skyline Illustration and Animation by Isabelle Duverger

Music composed by Nana Simopoulos Featuring “Stories of the Young” by Enric Granados

Cinematography, editing and visual effects by Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger

Assistant production: Isabel Cabrera

Second unit drone operator: Ramon Godia Cabrera

Projection mapping design: Isabelle Duverger

Additional Castells de Girona and Llança footage by Xavier Tarrida Ibars

Escaldarium Caldes de Montbui, courtesy images of VOTV

 

Commissioned by the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the United States of America & Canada

 

Special thanks to: Isidre Sala Queralt - Maria Pilar Pérez Ordoño - Magalí Muria-Tunon - Daniel Ricart Pons - Xavier Vila - Concepcio Ibars Pla - Rosa Godia Cabrera - Antoni Benavente - Raul Bonet - Ignasi Pinedo - Ana Maria Agusti - Eva Tarrida - Elisenda Tarrida - Carme Ibars Pla - Montse Agustí Vaeza - Mònica Agustí Vaeza -
Juanjo Martinez - Natasha Matic - Barbara Zylinski - Isidre Pineda - Emma Caldes - Clara Armengol - Cristina Castellà Figuera - David Maorel - Sara López - Aina Ferrer - Anna Bellorbí Vilaplana - Isabel Illana Corominas - Judith Pi I Riubrugent - Núria Caralps de Alós - Josep Manuel I Claramunt - Lidia Tobar - Sandra Hernández Morante - Amor Estadella Puigvert

 

Extensive thanks to:

Palau de la Música Catalana

Casa Batlló – Gaudí – Barcelona (www.casabatllo.es)

Casa Mila, La Pedrera

Sagrada Família

Park Güell

Oficina de Relacions Externes i Protocol Gabinet de la Consellera

La Seu Vella, Consorci Del Turó De La Seu Vella De Lleida

Cartoixa d'Escaladei

Centre del Romànic de la Vall de Boí - Sant Climent de Taüll

Castell d”Encus, the Pyrenees Winery

La Vinya dels Artistes, Mas Blanch I Jové

Penelles, The Street Art Village: Bkfoxx and Zeso WF – Rulo Lopez – Mina Hamada – Slim Safont

Museum and Termes Romanes de Caldes de Montbui

Marracos - Castellers de Lleida

 

© 2021 Laia Cabrera & Co.