Live performance marathon

Next week Cape Town plays host to an event that is purportedly the largest gathering of live video performance artists in the world.

Live Performers Meeting (LPM) unites live video performers, visual artists and VJs from around the globe for four days of experimental audiovisual performances, architectural mapping shows and DJVJ sets.

In addition, workshops, round tables and presentations of products and hardware will be presented by new media professionals and thinkers at the forefront of live video art and digital media. There's a special focus on free and open source projects.

The event, which recently ran in Rome, offers those participating and attending the chance to encounter the world’s largest assemblage of artists and professionals active in the field of live video performance. According to the organisers, hundreds of the world’s leading live video artists will gather in Cape Town next week.

Founded in 2004, LPM has grown every year in the public participation of artists and professionals, making it one of the most important cultural projects of the European community. The 2013 Rome edition hosted more than 400 artists, 220 performances, workshops and showcases, and recorded an overall number of 39 participating countries.

The fourteenth edition of LPM will run from the 13 till the 16 November, 2013 at Cape Town City Hall.