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2016 Edition



Anna Barriball lives and works in London, UK. An important part of her works explores and reflects the passing of time. Her work is present in outstanding collections of museums such as Tate Gallery, Arts Council Collection and British Council Collection, in the UK, and Rhode Island School of Design in the United States.


In Anna Barriball’s projection, the leaves shadows tremble and sway in real time, going in and out of focus in the same way that the sun moves through the clouds. Yellow tinted due to the bright sunlight, the moving image seems to animate the reliefs and scenes of the facade of the Convent of San Esteban Church. During the night, the shadow game of the projection is the reminiscence of a magic lantern, offering and intensifying the illusion of daylight.



Carlos Irijalba lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands. His work examines how Western society recreates an abstract way that loses all relations except with itself. He has recently exhibited at international centers such as the Herzliya Museum of Israel; Monash University Museum of Art (Melbourne) or the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (New York).

Irijalba works on projects like Twilight and Inercia in one way,  which analizes how western society recreates an abstract medium that loses all realtions except himself


Inertia is about the construction of reality. It is born from scenes, not included in the Twilight video project, which refer to the transition of light from one location to another. In both projects, the lighting device immediately grapples with reality. In Inertia, a device of artificial light travels through the forest in total darkness. The route is a place and the vector is imposed on the object. Then present tends to disappear in a continuous movement and what happens is, indeed, its non presence.



Daniel Canogar is one of the Spanish artists with more international impact in the plastic arts field. He has exhibited in numerous museums and art centers, besides he has created, in public spaces, art pieces that always have an interrelation with the place and the people who inhabit it.


The Cannula electronic animation alludes directly to the pictorial tradition of abstract expressionism. But in this case, the palette of this work projected onto the facade of the Historical Building of the University of Salamanca (Patio of Schools) is not painting, but videos posted on Youtube. A keyboard placed in front of the building will allow the public to enter a search in the known audiovisual Internet portal. Then, a video of the selected theme will be downloaded. Projected onto the facade, the video will eventually merge with the amalgamation of videos of previous searches.

Edwin van der Heide

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Edwin van der Heide lives and works in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He graduated from the Institute for Sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague in 1992, he is a multimedia artist, composer and researcher in the field of sound, space and interaction.





– / | creates a three-dimensional interaction of light and sound in Plaza de Anaya, next to the Cathedral. Through a thin layer of smoke, the light that comes from multiple lasers becomes visible and tangible. Light plays with the present architecture of the square creating and proposing new structures and experiences. The trees represent a double and important role in the work because, while receiving light, they also stop the continuation of its visual form in space. The work occupies the space by itself and the projections on the cathedral facade and on those of the surrounding buildings cover the square. The public is invited to explore the space and to enjoy the different perspectives.

In the young talents section they have been projected, onto the facade of the Casa de las Conchas, five works created by 35 students of Fine Arts and Audiovisual Communication at the University of Salamanca.


The works was created by Lucía Carbajo Fuente; Sofía Moreno Domínguez; Luis Miguel Gutiérrez Cuenca; CULTURALIZARTE team, by Karin León, Marah Rayan, Winnie Riveros, Patricia Sánchez, María Joya, Laura Moreno, Laura Ciria, Laura Díaz, Nazaret Clemente, Silvia Fernández; ¿TE IMPORTAN LAS NOTICIAS? team, by Carmen Acebes, Sandra Díez, Celia Conde, Celia Román, Lidia Miguel Del Valle, Yeison Forero, María Buenaposada, Alicia Rodríguez, May Martín Rey, Noemí Hernández, Laura Ballestero, Bárbara Sogo, Leticia González, Andrés González, Héctor Peña, Pablo de Miguel, Miriam Rodríguez, Sofía Sánchez González, Natalia Tendero, Verónica Sánchez Vallejo, Helena Centeno and Vanesa Martins.

Sueño Monocromático


The music and the monochrome prevailing in this work define the changes that occur during interpretive dreams guided by feelings, situations, forms and moods.



Through some audiovisual techniques, different performances are developed during the work, playing with perspective and depth, generating on the facade various scenarios that end with a light and color explosion to the rhythm of music.

Salamanca mitología y arquitectura


In this work we have tried to recreate a journey through history and universal mythology, from the New York of the 50s, to a medieval and mythological era, going through the Imperial China.

Serenpidia artificial


This work aims to show the technological noise to which we are put down on a daily basis showing images that have been randomly selected manipulating the code of digital files. Thus it was created a computer-human hybrid work.



This audiovisual piece comes from the Renaissance until the present, making a stop at the Vanguard through light and music, with period instruments, guitars and other melodies of the early twentieth century movies, breaking with lines, shapes, neutral colors and perspective.

El cielo de Salamanca


In tribute to the salmantino Fernando Gallego, this piece is conceived as a journey with cell representation of the life that explodes and starts the natural history of our planet.

Diafragma heptafónico 49 para salamanca, opus 13


The artist presents his piece as a reduction of the work ” Diafragma heptafónico 823.536 + 7, opus 9″ created in 1998, in which each musical note represents a color (do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si / red , orange, yellow, green, blue, gray, magenta). The chromophonic combinations result in a work divided in 7 movements.

Work: Serendipia Artificial


This video aims to bring to the limit the human perception capabilities in relation to the technology noise in which we are immersed on a daily basis. It brings to surface the inner functioning dynamics of digital devices in order to transform into imaginary everything that tries to be always hidden; for example low frequencies, electromagnetic waves or errors every machine has and the industry struggles with to make them disappear. Digital technology is a science that has been created by man, an imperfect entity that owes much of its evolution to coincidences, chance, hybridization and errors. We must not think then that it can or should be a perfect digital technology, on the contrary, we must seize the creative independence that can offer us a new horizon of inspiration and creativity.

For the video realization, the code of digital files has been manipulated to find random images, created by the machine, and thus create a computer-human hybrid work.

¿Why Serendipia Artificial?

Serendipia is a discovery or a lucky and unexpected finding that occurs when you are looking for something else. It can also refer to the ability of a subject to recognize that it has made an important discovery but not related to what he seeks.

Artificial: That has been done by humans and not by nature. That does not adjust to what already exists in nature.

It refers to chance, but also a human intention to “find”, being the two concepts together. A kind of an oxymoron because neither humans can be perfect or machines can imagine, strictly speaking … and that is what we have conveyed in our paragraph, a willingness to make certain that a type of mixture between human-machine can occur.

Company Slidemedia Lab

Slidemedia Lab is a multidisciplinary artists company, dedicated to the research and implementation of audiovisual proposals based on the technique of video mapping, interactive applications and MotionGraphics content creation.

Work: Haciendo barrio, haciendo ciudad

Company: ZOES

Work Description

The West Neighborhood of Salamanca is becoming a merging forum, born from the will of many cooperative people and joint commitment to transform it.

In the West another reality is being created, another neighborhood, more artistic, more cultural, greener, devised with the will and participation that emerge at the street level, where the canvas are the garage doors, shops, walls, street furniture …

Therefore, it is being marked a new trend from other parts of the world where neighborhoods are becoming increasingly important and where the extraordinary becomes everyday life.

All this invites us to know and recognize a new vision of the neighborhood and the city, in which the residents’ involvement has been crucial to achieve this.

Come in and walk through the West Neighborhood!


City Hall of Salamanca (Plaza Mayor)

The Plaza Mayor of Salamanca condenses and describes the events and transformations that the city has undergone throughout its history. The construction of its present appearance took place between 1729 and 1756. Since then, the square has witnessed the most important cultural, political, civil, festive and religious events of the city.

The Plaza Mayor of Salamanca was declared a National Monument in 1935, for being the most decorated, proportioned and harmonious of all of its time. It was also considered a Historic Artistic Monument in 1973.

The plaza reached its 250th anniversary at the dawn of the twenty-first century.


Casa de las Conchas

The participating students are: Lucía Carbajo Fuente; Sofia Moreno Dominguez; Luis Miguel Gutiérrez Cuenca; the CULTURALIZARTE team, integrated by Karin Leon, Marah Rayan, Winnie Riveros, Patricia Sanchez, Maria Joya, Laura Moreno, Laura Ciria, Laura Diaz,Nazaret Clemente, Silvia Fernández; and the team ¿TE IMPORTAN LAS NOTICIAS? ( Do you care about news?) formed by Carmen Acebes, Sandra Diez, Celia Conde, Celia Roman, Lidia Miguel Del Valle, Yeison Forero, Maria Buenaposada, Alicia Rodriguez, May Martin Rey, Noemi Hernandez, Laura Ballestero, Barbara Sogo, Leticia Gonzalez, Andres Gonzalez, Hector Peña, Pablo de Miguel, Miriam Rodriguez, Sofia Sanchez Gonzalez, Natalia Tendero, Veronica Sanchez Vallejo, Helena Centeno and Vanessa Martins.


University of Salamanca’s historical building (Patio of Schools)

The cover of its facade is divided into three sections. In the central road from the first section appears a medallion that includes the image of the Catholic Kings, Fernando and Isabel, together with a Greek written text that says “The Kings to the University and the University to the Kings”. In the second section three shields appear, the largest one has representations of all the kingdoms that gathered Spain by the time of the construction.


New Cathedral. Plaza de Anaya

The Virgin’s Assumption Cathedral, popularly known as New Cathedral, is one of the two cathedrals in the city of Salamanca, Spain, next to the Old Cathedral. It is the seat of the Salamanca’s Diocese. It was built between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, it mixes the late gothic, renaissance and baroque styles. It is the second largest cathedral in Spain and its bell tower ranks second among the Spanish cathedrals, because of its 110 meters high.


San Sebastian Convent’s Church

The Dominicos settled in Salamanca between 1255 and 1256. In the current site of the convent, occupied by the parish church of San Esteban, was raised the primitive convent, then was destroyed in 1524 to build the current one, at the initiative of Cardinal Fray Juan Alvarez de Toledo.

According to tradition, Columbus stayed in this convent (actually in the previous one which was destroyed to build the current one) when he went to Salamanca to defend before the University geographers the possibility to reach India by sailing west.

During the Counter-Reformation was an important center where were  forged the Dominicos who founded the School of Salamanca with the leading of Francisco de Vitoria; and where help was provided to Santa Teresa de Jesus and San Ignacio de Loyola.


Archbishop Fonseca College

The Archbishop Fonseca College is also known as the Irish Archbishop, although its real name is Colegio Mayor de Santiago, the Zebedeo. The archbishop Alonso de Fonseca demanded its construction in 1519 to host Galician students.

Originally, the residence halls served to provide university education to young and intelligent people with limited economic possibilities.

In the residence hall’s construction participated the architects Diego de Siloé, Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón and Juan de Álava. The result is a Renaissance-style building with an outstanding facade, where stands out the St James statue above the front door and the patio, considered one of the most beautiful of the Spanish Renaissance.

The late gothic church that is part of the building, as well as the Alonso Berruguete’s altarpiece in polychrome wood, are also elements of great interest.

Archbishop Fonseca College was declared a Cultural Interest Asset in 1931.


Salamanca al díaEl Festival de Luz y Vanguardias se despide con más arte y color (20/06/2016)

El PaísSalamanca transforma algunos de sus emblemas en lienzos de vanguardia (18/06/2016)

La Razón: Kalina y su hijo reciben el pasaporte búlgaro (18/06/2016)

La Gaceta de Salamanca: Serendipia artificial’, ganadora del Festival de Luz y Vanguardias (18/06/2016)

Tribuna de Salamanca: El Festival de Luz y Vanguardias ya tiene ganadores (18/06/2016)

El Periódico (Suplemento Viajar): Salamanca, sede del Festival de Luz y Vanguardias (18/06/2016)

ABC (Ed. Castilla y León): Salamanca, capital de la luz y las vanguardias (16/06/2016)

El Norte de CastillaEl Festival de Luz y Vanguardias arranca para fusionar arte moderno y patrimonio (16/06/2016)

The Light and Vanguards Festival has also had an impact on major radio stations in the country, like RNE, CADENA SER o CADENA COPE as in several national information programs like the one in Televisión Española on June the 16th, 2016.

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