La-Va (Los Angeles Video Artists) is a loosely organized community of video artists working primarily in the field of live video mixing and improvised visuals. The goal of the LaVa community is to promote and nurture the movement of video mixing and improvisational video art in the greater Los Angeles area.
Through the years, various members as well as the group as a whole have shown work at the Walt Disney Concert Hall for the Minimalist JukeBox, the MAKE festival in San Francisco, the LPM festival in Rome, the Kunstvlaai A.P.I art festival in Amsterdam, the Freewaves fundraisers for LACE gallery, and Projections on Lake. We have also given numerous technical demonstrations and workshops, among them a NuMark demo tour with the Apple Store, the Can Serrat Centro de Actividades Artisticas in Barcelona, Spain, the Motion Graphics Festival in Chicago, and SHARE in San Diego and Los Angeles.
We hold regular meetings where current and aspiring AV Artists – VJs, Musicians, Filmmakers, Animators, Traditional Artists and more – meet for workshops, screenings, demonstrations, collaboration and networking.