OPTIKAL INK is an audiovisual label and laboratory from Bogotà.
It is dedicated to develop and experiment with techniques like projection mapping, installations, stage visuals and live performing arts.
The label is run by Laura Ramirez Leal Aka Optika Vj, an audiovisual artist and VJ. She loves everything related to video projections and light.
OPTIKA VJ has been performing at amazing audiovisual events such as LPM in Rome and Mapping Festival in Geneva.
She has been working with renowned artists like the United VJ‘s and performing in clubs like the REX in Paris and TRESOR in Berlin.
We met Laura across different cities and different events. First at LPM 2012, then straight after she came to Barcelona and participated to our beloved To Bit Or Not To Beat.
TBONTB was an AV jam session for Djs and VJs performing in different venues around the city.
Years later we met her again at Splice Festival in London in 2018. She is restlessly traveling the world showcasing her beautiful visuals strongly referencing to the concept of sacred geometry. Her main AV practices are VJing and Projection mapping.
It’s important to highlight her strong affection for the international audiovisual community. She also strongly advocates the use audiovisual as a tool to convey activist messages, especially through guerrilla mapping.
We love her OPTIKAL INK ACADEMY, an academic training project for audiovisual arts.
The main goal is to promote audiovisual culture by organizing events that bring together collaborators and researchers developing projects related to light, video projection and live performances.
AV PRODUCTS / FILMMAKER AND PRODUCER: Short films, Commercials, series, 35mm – 16mm – HD – Web Design, Theatre and TV performance.
VIDEO MAPPING: Creation of conceptual pieces based on Video projections and video mapping. Creation of scenarios for concerts and music acts. Video Installations in spaces to create new environments.
VJ LIVE ACT: Creation and composition of visual contents. Real-time Video Mixing . Variety of formats: 35 mm , HD, video-pro, mobile phone and webcam.