Come hear from the artists behind LUNA Fête 2017! Newcomb Art Museum in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico is pleased to present a discussion with Pedro Narvaez and Emma Lopez of AVA will discuss how they made the transition from graphic design to projection mapping in addition to the application of design principles in new media and the challenges that come with it.
About LUNA Fête:
LUNA Fête 2017 is presented by Pan-American Life Insurance Group andArts New Orleans. This visionary initiative created by the Arts Council New Orleans in 2014 to utilize New Orleans iconic landscape as the canvas for outdoor, public artworks created with light and technology. This annual outdoor spectacle connects New Orleans’ tradition of street-based celebration with connecting people to a new era of contemporary art.
An official New Orleans Tricentennial signature event, LUNA Fête 2017 will take place on December 6 – 9 in Lafayette Square and along Lafayette Street to Fulton Street. This multi-day celebration is free and open to the public and features illuminated installations, digital sculptures, video-mapping projections, and art animated by technology – intended to engage and inspire audiences of all ages.
In 2016, more than 50,000 attendees visited downtown New Orleans to view work by international and local artists highlighting the intersection of art, architecture, technology, community engagement, and tourism.
Emma Lopez and Pedro Narváez are the directors of AVA Visual Arts and Animation. A Mexican company that specializes in projects of Projection Mapping at International level. They started in Toronto Canada with Broadcast Design and Motion graphics, realizing projects for clients like: E! Entertainment Television, Discovery Channel, Much Music, Sportsnet, CBC, Wallmart, ET Canada and The Sports Network. Since 2011, they have specialized in Projection Mapping, obtaining several international awards and have had the opportunity to work in Holland, Switzerland, Lebanon, Russia, Armenia, Romania, United States, Saudi Arabia, Japan and Mexico.