Optika is the moniker of Colombian visual artist Laura Ramirez. In her performances, she plays with audiences perceptions, melding digital art with audiovisual narratives. She also runs ‘Optika Studio’ an AV label where she manages live events, advertising projects and academic content. Optika has been performing internationally since 2008, at events like Mapping Festival, VJ University, Nuite Blanche, SSA Festival, LPM (Live Performers Meeting) amongst many others. Ramirez has also directed large scale projects in Colombia, including the VIP stage area for Katy Perry in concert. She’s also worked with the United VJs and has created designs for largescale LED media facades in both Colombia and Brazil.
For Splice Festival, Optika performs her project ‘Singularity’, a live visual performance inspired by the concepts of gravitational singularity, creating a synesthetic experience that synchronously communicates images with sound, creating an immersive environment that evokes outer-space and the sounds of the cosmos. Gravitational singularity is an area of complex space that’s not yet fully understood, black holes and the origins of the universe are good examples. Many questions arise that make us think about outer space and Optika’s performance aims to artistically recreate how space without time could look and sound.