ABSTRACT ART IN MOTION
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ABOUT PYR

Punto y Raya fosters Audiovisual Arts in their purest state: Form, Colour, Motion and Sound. No representation! This renders it Universal and Timeless. Its mission is to recapture the spirit of Cinéma Pure and Absolute Film formulated by the European avant-garde in the 1920s, consolidating this unique artform laying at the intersection between Fine Arts and Media.

The festival takes place every two years in major venues in contemporary creation and new technologies. Our first editions were carried out in Spain (2007-2012) at venues like the Reina Sofía National Museum in Madrid and Center for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona. So relevant became the event, that since 2014 we’ve been invited to co-produce it in a different country each time; so far: Iceland (Harpa, Reykjavík), Germany (ZKM, Karlsruhe) and Poland (CeTA & Four Dome Pavilion, Wroclaw).

With seven installments under its belt, the most comprehensive Online Catalogue and Resource Centre in the genre, the broadest and most diverse creative community, and a promotion platform comprising over 45 cities, Punto y Raya has established itself as the world benchmark for ABSTRACT ART IN MOTION.

The festival is run by the Barcelona-based non-profit association MAD (Moviment d'Alliberament Digital).

PyR Structure
Its Mission is structured around three main axes:
PyR Festival
Punto y Raya Festival

This is the PyR Highlight event, biannually bringing together its community in a different city each time. The festival celebrates the latest achievements in the genre, and recovers & contextualises great classics. It invites the most renowned experimenters to resignify the genre's possibilities and applications; it consolidates its community and sensitises new audiences; it establishes international collaborations for education, production and distribution, and in the process, it consolidates PyR as the genre's benchmark.

PyR TV
PyR TV

Online Platform which facilitates the access to professionals, students and general audiences to the greatest Abstract Audiovisual Archive & Resource Centre. Designed for the needs of each agent in the sector (from production through distribution), it catalogues and offers in an intuitive manner all the knowledge in the genre, including on-demand video of the PyR Catalogue and other partnered archives. It also comprises carefully selected additional material, and publishes an exclusive series of documentaries exploring the life and work of the most innovative artists.
The pilot episode will be devoted to the British graphic designer and animator David Daniels.

PyR Festival
PyR Academy

Label under which we carry out educational activities for various targets.
ACADEMY fosters the sensitisation of new audiences and the professional training of design & media students. Through its theoretical activities, it provides the ideal context to dive into the work and creative process of the most renowned artists in the genre. And through its practical activities, ACADEMY promotes the collaborative and interdisciplinary production of abstract works in motion, providing new tools, approaches and techniques.
It also offers meeting points for the various agents in the sector, centred on multidisciplinary approach, the genre's development, and its artistic and commercial applications in various contexts.

PyR Festival
PyR TV

Advancing the genre's sustainability, the platform provides a release label with international distribution to all artists interested in commercialising their work. PyRTV offers various licenses for video-on-demand services, rental and sale, set in agreement with each artist in the catalogue.

esta es la zona de descargas de logos, folletos, memorias, etc