Iury Lech

AV Audience Development Speaker


Iury Lech is a transdisciplinary artist that has developed his creativity working the last four decades within the realm of video-art, music and literature, being part of the few pioneers in the Spanish electronic and digital audio-visual scene that in the 80‘s began to develop visual-aural performances and video art works.
His open and unclassifiable style permeates the tired avant-garde concept by means of textures that brings alive hypnotic visual and sonic atmospheres and an alternative way to conceive New Media Art experimentalism. Among his last numerous productions on these disciplines, it should be noted the Kinetic Pictures for the video art masterpiece Dye a V(east) (http://vimeo.com/album/1711794) and Domesticated Domestic Demons (http://vimeo.com/album/1711798), a 7-channel video-installation; the sound sculpture cd work Instorments; or his books "The encapsulated image: Video Art as a spiral" (2009), an essay on the practice and contemporaneity of the Video Art discipline and his anthology & translation into Spanish on Ukrainian XX Century poetry “Una iconografía del alma. Poesía ucraniana del siglo XX” (Litoral/Unesco,1993)

His video-art works, for which he also composed the soundtracks, as well as his live perfomances, involves a multimedia stage set which, in addition to different image treatments, makes the most of interactive and sensorial immersion technology.
He showed his video-art pieces and played at many venues and events such as Ars Electrónica, Art Futura, ISEA, SONAR, Video Festival Videoformes, Festival of New Musics of Madrid and Sevilla; the experimental cycle LEM in Barcelona; the Knitting Factory in New York; the Pop Komm Festival, the Festival Experimenta in Madrid, ART BEIJING, DAFT Festival in Taipei_Taiwan, JMAF in Tokyo or Hong-Gah Museum Taipei.
On May 2013 the 2nd Izmir Art Biennial in Turkey invited Iury Lech as an official artist, where the jury awarded him with the 1st prize for the Best Video Art installation.
During 2013 he has been invited as a jury member of Videoformes Fest (Clermont-Ferrand, France), MAshRome Film Fest (Rome, Italy) and EXIS Experimental Festival (Seoul, South Korea).

On the other side of his creative facet, we can point out his task as producer and director from 2007 of the weekly television program Transfera (www.transfera.es), specialized in the broadcast of audiovisual art, as well as the founding, direction, and programming of MADATAC, the INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY AUDIOVISUAL
& NEW MEDIA ART, and independent project initiated in 2009 (www.madatac.es).
He has also impelled his project entitled Transmadatac Virtual Museum, an audiovisual art and advanced technologies on-line interactive cross-platform, dedicated to exhibit, promote, watch, acquire and collect new media art work, which functionality can be appreciated in this trailer: http://vimeo.com/83326393.

In January 2015 participates with his audio-visual work on the festival 700IS Reindeerland in Reykjavik, Iceland, and in March 2015 he is invited to Bonn, Germany, by the international program of visits of the NRW KULTURsekretariat to participate as director of MADATAC, curator and artist in the VIDEONALE festival.
At the same time he is the organizer and curator of the international itinerant program of Spanish Video Art VIDEOsPAIN: Transvisual Crossings (2015-2016), sponsored by the AECID and which is illustrated by a bilingual catalogue: https://issuu.com/madatac/docs/videospain