New cultural festival ‘Intangible’ combines art and technology in Lleida

Installations, video mapping, screenings, workshops, and music from October 27 to November 6 in the western Catalan city

Presentation of the 'Intangible' cultural festival in Lleida (by Salvador Miret)
Presentation of the 'Intangible' cultural festival in Lleida (by Salvador Miret) / ACN

ACN | Barcelona

September 14, 2022 10:44 AM

The first edition of the new ‘Intangible’ festival, taking place from October 27 to November 6 in Lleida, will focus on creative arts and will welcome British multimedia artist Vicki Bennett as a special guest. 

People will have the opportunity to delve into Bennett’s creative universe in one of her installations, as well as enjoy a conference at Lleida CaixaForum gallery and an audiovisual performance live at Espai Orfeó.

The event’s artistic director, Antoni Pinent, said that Intangible offers “a wide range of activities” aiming to reach different types of audiences and not only art experts. The festival “wants to be informative but reflective and critical at the same time,” he added. 

There are also several workshops on diverse subjects such as ethics in computing, video games, social networks, artificial intelligence, NFTs, sound engineering, dark cameras, and the use of drones.

With the city council’s collaboration, the festival wants to become a reference point for the creation of art, culture, and technology. The mayor of Lleida, Miquel Pueyo, explained that it hopes to promote creativity and celebrate collaboration between the city's institutions.

The activities planned will take place in different venues around Lleida such as the CaixaForum, the Lleida University, the Morera Museum, the Panera, the Auditorium, the Slaughterhouse Theatre, the Espai Orfeó, and the Sorigué Foundation, among others.

During the festival’s presentation act on Tuesday, organizers said that more activities will be revealed in the coming weeks. Each edition will have a theme and this year, water and the idea of ​​liquid intangibility will be given prominence.

A virtual guided tour through the Segre River filmed using drones, and a 'mapping' video by Telenoika collective on the 40th anniversary of Lleida’s 1982 flood are some of the proposals linked to this theme.

Involvement of cultural institutions in Lleida

At CaixaForum Lleida people will be able to enjoy a 35mm film session with live music, while the Sorigué Foundation will allow people to enjoy author Miguel López-Remiro exhibiting his creative process live. 

The headquarters of this first edition will be at the Jaume Morera Art Museum, which will host art installations and workshops. The aim is to turn this center located in Avinguda Blondel into a meeting place for creators and the public.

Tickets to access the activities are free, except for the sessions that will take place at the CaixaForum Lleida and the concert at the Enric Granados Auditorium.