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Jaime del Val is a transdisciplinary meta-media artist, philosopher, activist, promotor of the Metabody Project, Forum and Institute, the Multiplicity University, the Metamedialab, the Metatopia environments and the non profit organisation Reverso. With background mostly in music as well as dance, visual arts, philosophy, architecture and performance. After studying in London Jaime spent a brief period of activity as artist in Florence.
Since 2000 Jaime is based mostly in Madrid and develops transdisciplinary projects in the transvergence of arts (dance, performance, architecture, visual and media arts, music), technologies, critical theory and activism in hybrid formats of performance and participatory installation, called metamedia metaformance, focusing on redefining perceptual structures rather than content, producing metamediums or perceptual architectures with a focus on indeterminacy, and interweaving embodied practices, site specific and bodyspecific work, theory, activism, practical and experiential workshops, and the organisation of events in novel formats.
Jaime's projects propose redefinitions of embodiment, perception and public space that challenge contemporary control society as well as normative conceptions of affect, sex, gender and ability, and have been presented with over 100 performancs and installations in over 50 cities of 25 countries, across Europe, North and South America Asia as well as Asia and Africa, mostly under the collective REVERSO.
The recent evolution of these projects led to the Multiannual European Culture project with a 2 million euro fund from the EU commission, coordinated by Jaime with a network of 38 partners from 16 countries. As part of Metabody Jaime has organised over 20 international Forums and coodinated over 60 research projects. The project continues with the Metabody Forum, the Multiplicity University, the Metamedialab and the Metatopia environments.
Jaime's philosophical work, associated to the artistic creation, has been published in over 30 essays in journals such as Performance Research - Routledge, Leonardo and others, and two books are being prepared for publicaction. Jaime has edited the Journals Reverso and Metabody, is member of the organizing committee of the Beyond Humanism Conference series, and has given over 100 lectures in Universities like U.C Berkeley, Stanford, MIT Medialab, Duke University, Yale, Cambridge and others. Jaime has imparted over 60 artist's workshops in 25 countries.
Furthermore as pianist and composer Jaime has recorded 12 CD's with over 300 works. Jaime's interests as activist have been elaborated since 1997 in relation to numerous environmental, lgbtq and Occupy movements, some of which Jaime has coordinated at national level, and which have resonated with the creative and theoretical work. In 2008 Jaime was chosen by El Pais as one of the 100 Iberoamericans of the year, described as: “one of the most outstanding examples of an artist concerned with all art forms and with the problems of his time… a clear example of how it’s possible to change the world through art”.
Créditos de estas Fotos: Santi Burgos, el resto, Jaime del Val