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Jaime del Val (Madrid 1974) is transdisciplinary media artist, philosopher, activist, promotor of the Metabody Project, Forum and Institute, and the non profit organisation Reverso, currently based in Madrid and the rural area of Salamanca, after periods in London, Florence and other places. Since 2000 Jaime develops transdisciplinary projects in the transvergence of arts (dance, performance, architecture, visual and media arts, music), technologies, critical theory and activism. Jaime’s projects propose redefinitions of embodiment, perception and public space that challenge contemporary control society as well as normative conceptions of affect, sex, gender and ability, and have been presented with over 100 performances and installations in over 50 cities of 25 countries, across Europe, North and South America Asia as well as Asia and Africa, mostly under the collective REVERSO.

P1110651.Imagen fija014PThe recent evolution of these projects led to the Multiannual European Culture project METABODY, coordinated by Jaime with a network of 38 partners from 16 countries. As part of Metabody Jaime has organised over 33 international Forums in 22 countries and coordinated over 60 research projects. The project continues now with the Metabody Forum, the Multiplicity University, the Metamedialab and the Metatopia environments. Jaime’s philosophical work has been published in over 30 essays  in journals such as  Performance Research – Routledge, Leonardo and others, and two books are being prepared for publication. Jaime has edited the Journals Reverso and Metabody, is member of the organizing committee of the Beyond Humanism Conference series, and has given over 100 lectures in Universities like U.C Berkeley, Stanford, MIT Medialab, Duke University, Yale, Cambridge and others.

IMG_1443pJaime has imparted over 60 artist’s workshops in 25 countries. As pianist and composer Jaime has recorded 13 CDs and over 300 works. Jaime has also exhibited painting, etching, photography and video work since 1998. As activist Jaime has promoted and been involved since 1998 in numerous environmental, lgtb-queer, Occupy and antisurveillance movements leading several national scale organizations, particularly in the fight against land speculation in Spain, advising and reporting for the European Parliament and United Nations amongst others. In 2008 Jaime was chosen by El Pais as one of the 100 Iberoamericans of the year, described as: “one of the most outstanding examples of an artist concerned with all art forms and with the problems of his time… a clear example of how it’s possible to change the world through art”.