This year LOOP celebrates its thirteenth edition. The LOOP Video Art Festival Barcelona 2015 takes place from the 28th of May to the 6th of June in various art spaces throughout the city and will host more than 400 artists and 500 works from 45 artists and 45 galleries.

Emilio Alvarez, the co-director of LOOP, reports that 60% of the content posted on the festival was freshly created during 2015. For a nice touch of local authenticity, the first prize will be awarded to Catalan video artist Jordi Colomer for his ‘X-Ville’ project, a reflection on the idea of utopias.

The artistic director of LOOP, Conrado Uribe, has clarified that this edition sets out to “create debate” and acknowledged that want to make LOOP “an event that is at the forefront of discussions on video art” with a total of 23 international speakers taking part in the festival.

Among the many artistic offerings of the festival, Video-Regime stands out in particular, which will looks at the video art collection of the Sorigué Foundation.
At the Jardins de l’Antic Hospital, guitarist Daniel Kessler will be projecting videos from the first album of his new band Big Noble, French artist Emmanuel Lagarrigue is to create a sound installation and Miquel Garcia’s “Democracy” will be on display.