These days AV artists are hiding out all over the place, this time curiosity didn’t kill the cat, as I stumbled upon the work of Cinema.AV on Instagram. it’s amazing where a hashtag can take you… #videosynth. I was keen to find out how someone so visually analog ends up that way, and how they manage in an ever expanding digital world (at the time of writing more so than ever).
1.Tell us about your first ever live gig? When was it and how did it go?
For years, I used to play a kind of ambient, soundscape style of music, and for live performance, I would put whatever found vhs tape behind me for visuals. Often without a screen. It often just turned into lighting for my performance, instead of clearcut visuals.
Fast-forward to a couple years later, in summer 2015, where I started buying jvc video mixers, archer and vidicraft boxes. It was here where I took it upon myself to do visuals for a show I had booked. Sadly, I didn’t realize, the projector couldn’t handle the distorted signals I was throwing at it. Luckily though, someone at the last moment, let me borrow theirs. It was total godsend. The result was this hyper-distorted cross between national geographic videotapes. It worked for the more abstract, psychedelia I had booked for the evening,
Later down the line, I found the need for time base correctors in live performance, and mixers equipped with such. To evenly blend, rather an abruptly with one of those RCA Y splitter cables turned on end. Which is actually the same as the classic Klomp dirty mixer. It was all stuff I got for free, or nearly no money. Never top of the line. Always the most difficult, least practical solutions. But the result was always unique to the moment, to the performance; endlessly fleeting.
2.We discovered your work on Instagram. How do you usually connect with the AV community online? Does social media play a big role for you?
Strangely, yeah. I hardly ever go out locally, unless of course I’m playing a show. So beyond that setting, you’ll never find me in the wild. Even before this quarantine action, I was a total homebody. Staying in whenever possible to work on art and infinitely explore the machines. So having access to social media platforms is actually key to the whole system. I can actively gauge what pieces people actually like, what ideas stick and in turn, get shared with a larger audience.
Its those posts that snowball into bigger and better gigs. As the recognition on a global scale is significantly more gratifying than just the local efforts I receive so often. In fact, for the better part of 2019, I was very busy with live video work. Having nearly no time off, I accepted this as a lifestyle, rather than just hobby. And in the social media zone, I’ve been able to publicly beta-test things like the Erogenous Tones Structure module, Phil Baljeu’s custom vector graphics system and as of late Andrei Jay’s latest raspberry pi video synth and feedback algorithms as hardware devices. The curiosity the results generated have in turn, sold modules and made the manufactures money to sustain their efforts.
…having access to social media platforms is actually key to the whole system. I can actively gauge what pieces people actually like, what ideas stick and in turn, get shared with a larger audience.
To be fair though, I’m not sure how much of this actually real. If it’s all made up, or the reactions are fabricated. It’s a fine silver-lining we’re all walking along. One day, a post could generate hundreds of interactions, while the next day, nothing. I think alot of that could actually be the option for folks to drift between realities, between the physical and the cyberspace. It’s in this cyberspace, that I do often connect with other artists, say for example my bud Konopka and has online video painting series. To watch him create something entirely from scratch, in real time, thousands of miles away is a true head-spin if you think about it. But not even 5 years ago would have been possible.
3. It’s fascinating to how analog and digital worlds inspire AV artists. What’s your take on the two and how do you find working with analog systems for live visuals?
Truly. When I first got started, it was all analog, all found devices. Though in time, I’ve found the whole LZX modular zone, which started analog and now has drifted into this wild digital hardware dimension that has opened up all kinds doors. The obvious attraction to the large analog modular is the physicality and pure intuitive nature of the whole thing. As in a live setting, there is nothing more fun and unpredictable than a hand-wired mess of cables and devices to create this ever-fleeting dialogue, never again to be replicated. For ambient, for house, for techno and literally everything in between, there’s this infinite body that just works, and often never crashes or fails.
If anything, it’s always the digital component that freezes or fails first. I’ve done shows with computer artists that for some reason or another, who just can’t make it work that particular night.
If anything, it’s always the digital component that freezes or fails first. I’ve done shows with computer artists that for some reason or another, who just can’t make it work that particular night. So just step in and end up taking over the evening with my system. However, I’ve had my fair share of venues tell me their systems are HDMI only. So learned to convert the analog composite outputs of the modular to the HDMI with aid of things like Ambery converters and scalers, Extron scalers, and even the silly Blackmagic shuttle, that has it’s own share of issues. It wasn’t until last summer that I realized the Roland V4-EX had a very effective means of conversion and scaling to HDMI, VGA, and back down again. The result was a total game-changer. So I sold my other mixers, and devices to scale up to HDMI and hadn’t looked back. This meant I could seamlessly work with digital projection systems and streaming processes. And from the get-go, it’s been used in every performance effort since. It’s even let me collaborate with both digital and analog artists alike. To fade and key between all manner of artists and ideas.
So little things like that make the whole system go, which leads me into the question…
4.What’s your basic setup when do performance live AV shows? (If you have one)
I am constantly pushing myself as an artist. So every year or so, I’ll experience this major creative shift around winter time, when my job at the photo lab temporarily shutters for winter break on campus. It is is then where I have about a month to chill and regroup my mind. This generally means some new gear enters the studio, and in turn the dirty warehouses they get thrown into for live work.
In 2019, I saw my modular system grow from a single 6U, two row case that could fly on any airline, to a larger 12U, four row system, that for the majority, made it’s way into every gig. In tandem with the V4-EX, the two were all I needed to do 8-10 hours of a rave whatever else I was getting booked for. However, the few time I flew out for one-offs, I brought it back down to 6U. Which was a lot of fun and lent itself to collaboration with other artists. It was in this time though, away from gigs and rather chill moments at the lab, where I began to experiment with the virtual dimension of VSynth, the Max/Msp visual extension. The result was very reminiscent of my larger modular system. Though at the time, my computer could only handle small patches. Anything big would see my computer begin to overheat and grind to a halt.
This got me looking at computers, seriously. As a video generation and manipulation tool, much in the same way the dedicated hardware was, but a larger, more sophisticated, and recallable level. It was months of research and a very generous donation within the family that lead me onto a gaming-oriented laptop, complete with a dedicated graphics card, that in it’s day was considered high-spec, and miles beyond my aging macbook. From the moment I lifted open the box and got it booted, I went straight into complex Max patches and dense 3D structures with the aid of Resolume Arena. When I realized I could save, and recall every motion, I started plotting how to gig with it. To layer to pieces together and to treat Resolume as a video sampler of my analog devices. What began to happen was a meshing of dimensions. No longer was one any better than the other. They were one of the same. It was with this entry that live performance physically became less stressful and far more manageable. No longer did have to carry this unwieldy modular system on a train or a bus. I could now discreetly carry the common laptop computer, just as everyone else.
Setting up and breaking down, with the projector, is a two cable, two power supply motion. So quick and so light. With the aid of a midi controller, all the tactility remains, and nothing changes. The digital results do look incredible though. I cannot deny that. No matter what I have though, I make the best of all of it. For touring, in 2020, my setup is just that. I did some dates with Steve Hauschildt and Telefon Tel Aviv across Texas and the process was so smooth. Same for the brief efforts with LLORA and BATHHOUSE, just weeks ago. So much less to think about, all with the same manipulations and motions.
5. What would be your dream AV gig?
Currently speaking, the dream is still to tour, to travel and do large scale art installations with my video work. I had things lined up, but those have all fallen in favor of the current pandemic. But that’s honestly not going to hold anyone for long. These things will all still happen, just not soon as I had anticipated. I was truthfully hoping to break into the festival dimension; Mutek, Movement, Sonar, Aurora, as from a live scale, that feels like the next big move, amidst touring through the theaters and dedicated art spaces. I’ve had tastes of all those, but like anyone serious about their craft, I want to further and really make a name for myself, as truly, I don’t know what else to do.
Find out more about Cinema.AV on his artist page
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Centroid, studio de motion et performance capture et production virtuelle, annonce le lancement d’une librairie en ligne de données de motion capture. Situé dans les célèbres studios de cinéma de Pinewood, Centroid a en pratique mis en place un site dédié qui compte déjà près de 400 éléments.
Au menu, pour le moment : humains en déplacement, actions pour vos foules (personnages assis ou debout qui observent, parlent, mangent, bougent légèrement, lisent, boivent, téléphonent…), cheval, mais aussi des collections thématiques telles que “zombies” et “pirates” (avec des personnages qui escaladent, chargent des canons, tirent, se battent au sabre, etc).
La collection a pour elle deux avantages principaux : d’une part, l’utilisation du service Sketchfab pour l’affichage 3D temps réel de chaque élément, ce qui permet contrairement à une vidéo d’observer le mouvement sous tous les angles, zoomer, faire pause afin d’être certain que ce que l’on achète convient.
D’autre part, les tarifs relativement abordables : les scènes avec humains sont toutes disponibles pour une quinzaine d’euros. Les scènes avec cheval sont plus chère, le record étant atteint avec l’extrait “lie down” (1500€ environ). On imagine évidemment que la raison est la nécessité de recourir à un cheval spécialement dressé.
Enfin, sur le plan technique, les données sont fournies au format FBX avec mouvement en 120fps appliqué à un squelette (les personnages des visualisations sont présents de façon purement esthétique et ne sont pas inclus).
L’article Une nouvelle librairie de motion capture pour vos projets est apparu en premier sur 3DVF.
Born in the heart of the VJ boom in the 90s, after their own artistic experimentation, and Michael’s first ever (what we would call now) VJ gig in 1985, Michael Denton and Anna McCrickard formed Overlap in 1998. They are based in Hastings in the UK. Unlike some VJs, who purely focus on the visual side of the art form, Overlap are a an AV collaborative duo in the purest sense of the concept, who also produce minimalist music in parallel with their exploration of both moving and still image. They’ve also performed at many a festival, forming part of a collective of VJs represented by Microchunk.
Their work takes the form of live audiovisual performances, exhibitions, transitional paintings, installations, VJ sets and even prints, and takes on audiovisual culture from a fine art perspective, which makes their work both fascinating and unique in a wide variety of different contexts.
Overlap started VJ-ing and performing AV sets as regular guests of resident VJs Reality Check at Turnmill’s club (The Gallery, London Calling) in 1998, guesting with Reality Check at The Chemical Brothers’ headline set at Turnmill’s Millenium gig in London’s Docklands. The next decade saw Overlap’s visuals splashed across screens at major international festivals including Creamfields, Andalucia, Electric Picnic Ireland, Glastonbury’s Glade stage, Pete Tong’s Wonderland in Ibiza and Glastonbury’s Glade, as part of the Microchunk visuals boutique. They created visuals for for the Industrial Resolution installation at the first Manchester International Festival: performed live on the largest indoor screen in Europe, accompanying the world’s leading DJs including Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, Laurent Garnier, Layo, Pete Tong and Sasha. Overlap also played regular VJ slots at Razzmatazz (Loft), Barcelona and Pete Tong’s Wonderland, Eden, Ibiza (Deadmau5, Groove Armada). Overlap were commissioned by Microchunk to animate Damien Hirst artwork for Pete Tong’s Ushuaia at Le Grand Bazaar, Ibiza in 2013.
Overlap also work with the Noise of Art collective as resident VJ-s and moving image artists. Their fine art single screen video works have been screened at the ICA, BFI and Tate Modern. Recent projects include:- a celebration of 100 Years of Electronic Music at the National Portrait Gallery London; Forest Tree limited edition for Sedition Art; audiovisual “painting” installations for the National Trust’s Fenton House and Calke Abbey; opening the Arquiteturas Film Festival in Lisbon with their Places that Dance AV set; short films “Returning” and “Switch” awarded special mentions at the Avanca and EMAF film festivals; an audiovisual performance in the British Ambassador’s Residence in Beijing. Recent art screenings/performances of their works have included Aquatint at Riders on the Mall/ROM, MUSZI, Budapest and Digital Graffiti, Florida, Forest Tree at STRP Biennale at Strijp S in Eindhoven and Cloud Edged at Light Fantastic, House of Nobleman, Frieze.
Perhaps one of the most poignant aspects of their audiovisual artwork is its accessibility and ability to be embraced and engaging in such an extensive mixture of spaces, including performances and installations everywhere from music festivals (Creamfields, Splice festival, Madatac, Fiber, Generate, Big Chill, STRP Biennale); and night clubs (Razzamatazz, Barcelona, Wonderland – Eden, Ibiza), to prestigious galleries (Tate Modern, Pompidou, National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum), as well as being featured in some important publications on VJ culture, such as Audio – Visual Art and VJ Culture (2006) They even remixed and VJed The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour film for its cinema première at the South Bank with Noise of Art at London’s BFI.
Their working process involves adding and removing layers, degrees of opportunism and systematised chance, creating generative combinations ranging from slow transitional paintings, to fast flowing AV performances.
Their most recent work includes Transitional Landscape, designed for exhibition and art installation, ‘Rooms’, which explores the relationship between indoors and outdoors, combining and fusing luscious wallpaper motifs with beautiful organic landscape scenes. It juxtaposes man-made life with that of the wonders of the natural world.
Find out more about their work here:
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Madrid, 16th April – 3rd May, 2020
Madatac is a new media art, video art and audiovisual technology focused festival based in Madrid, Spain. It’s a veteran in the industry, celebrating it’s 10th year this year. The 2020 edition MadatacX will be celebrated 16th April – 3rd May and will include AV performances from the likes of Kenta Nakagawa, Franck Vigroux & Antoine Schmitt and the great Ryoji Ikeda.
Rather than following the common one price for all festival format, events take place over a longer period of time with various viewings and performances spread in nice little doses, great for busy audiences who are only able to attend a little at a time.
With an open philosophy, framed within a universalist, pedagogical and free access commitment, which places special emphasis on the innovation, originality, risk and poetics of audiovisual projects focused on the experimental art of new media, it has the aim to serve as a real, virtual and itinerant laboratory where artists can present their latest creations.
To live in the information age is to live in a time of substantial innovation and constant evolution. Nothing sums up this notion more than the 2020 NAB Show, which is all about progression and the evolution of the broadcast industry. With over 90,000 professionals who specialize in media, content, and technology attending, then ...
Barcelona, March 4-7 2020
MUTEK Barcelona marks 11 clicks around the sun on March 4-7, 2020, with 4 days and nights of live electronic music, audiovisual performances, professional activities and more.
After a decade of explorations and discoveries, the festival is preparing for a new era as a platform for dissemination and innovation in digital creativity with activities that will be developed throughout the year.
Maintaining the global commitment of the MUTEK international network to promote and create synergies with projects focused on diversity, gender equality and empowerment in the creative industry, in 2020, MUTEK.ES puts special emphasis on fostering spaces for artistic and professional formation, through different seminars and artistic residencies that will have their point of exhibition within the frame of the festival in March.
Characterized by its exceptional presentation standards and a curatorial approach that draws equally from international and national talent, always aiming to deliver revelation and discovery to our audiences, MUTEK Barcelona continues to operate in a human-scale, community-minded context.
London, 2 – 4 April 2020
RE-TEXTURED is a multi-venue, multi-sensory festival for London and the UK.
The festival explores the relationship between experimental electronic music, modernist and industrial architecture and light and visual art, and is brought to you by the team behind Krankbrother.
Krankbrother Director Danny Clancy says: “RE-TEXTURED at Tobacco Dock is our most ambitious show to date. It’s one of the few buildings in London that allows us to fulfill our ambitions across light, sound and visual art, it’s unique structures, rooms and history have inspired us to push the edge a little more.”
RE – TEXTURED
London, Various locations
Bogotà, 13-23 February 2020
Bogotrax 2020 is a matrix. It is the multiple matrix of a mycelium. A constantly expanding network. Its flowers emerge whenever an encounter (between hyphae) happens.
That is the experiment: to interweave a network of partnerships where organizers and public, actors and spectators jointly participate in the production of social space.
Bogotrax Festival has been taking place in Bogotá, Colombia, for 10 years. From 2003 onward, during the month of February. Ten days of parties and workshops; talks, conferences, performances, activities in different locations, street parades, activities in different local prisons, exhibitions, graffiti, “raves”.
All this for free. Collectives and artists from different countries supported the festival with their participation.
The festival was never meant to promote brands nor it was funded by any institutions. The festival rebellious self-managing spirit led it to program the end of its first life cycle. Bogotrax restarted itself with a relevant topic: “Only in case of emergency.”
This year at the 2020 NAB Show, on booth # SL9613, Facilis Technology, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, will debut version 8 of the Facilis Shared Storage System, version 3.5 of its FastTracker Media Asset Management software, and new Object Cloud Synchronization features. ...
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En admirant les cinématiques du studio Digic Pictures, on en oublierait presque le travail énorme qu’elles nécessitent. Outre une armée de spécialistes de l’animation, le studio fait appel à des actrices et acteurs qui maîtrisent parfaitement le processus de motion capture/performance capture.
Zsuzsanna Rácz est justement une de ces actrices, et elle vient de dévoiler une bande démo qui reprend 6 années de travail au service de Digic. On y retrouvera des extraits de ses performances et des cinématiques finalisées, mais aussi des images de ses entraînements : Zsuzsanna Rácz se doit donc de maintenir sa forme physique afin de pouvoir effectuer cascades, sauts et combats lors des séances de motion capture.
L’article Zsuzsanna Rácz, actrice de motion capture : une bande démo et 6 ans de travail est apparu en premier sur 3DVF.
Eufònic is a sound, visual and digital-performing arts festival held in Sant Carles de la Ràpita about an hour South of Barcelona. As an extension of this annual festival, Eufònic Urbà, provides a city-based version of the festival, which sees exhibitions and installations at the Arts Santa Mònica, right in the very heart of Barcelona. Eufònic experiences can be found in, and not limited to; museum spaces, sound actions, activities for the family audience, and concerts in unique spaces.
This year, we will have the pleasure to explore the urban festival for an entire month – leaving us with no excuse for not absorbing some audiovisual culture this winter. From February 1 to 29, 2020, we can expect to enjoy artistic presentations, audiovisual performances and experimental proposals some of which have already been presented at the summer version of the festival on the mediterranean coast, as well as some new exclusive features, as well as presentation of the creative residences.
The festival is organised in two different phases.
The most punctual of the two being 7th–8th February with more one-off performances and timed events, such as AV performances and project presentations, with artists such as NSDOS, Sam Aaron, Balfa, Clara Brea, dvdv, William Luke Valerio, Jordi Salvadó and Tim Cowlishaw & Jakub Fiala.
“where the human presence is diluted in the responsibility of being cause or effect”
The longer duration part of the festival offerings involves Tonalitats afectives (Affective Tones in Catalan), an exhibition on the 2nd floor of Arts Santa Mònica, on Las Ramblas. It can be visited for a month (until February 29) and entrance is completely free. It focuses on the visions of six artists linked to the liquid gesture, the indeterminate process and involuntary creative will as tools of work and processes of reflection. Amongst the huge variety of installations, you will be able to find everything from changes in subject matter, algorithmic creations, and neobiological worlds, creating a discourse about a variety of scientific observations, such as memory of space and context, and objectivity and physicality.
Work includes projects by artists such as Navid Navab and Michael Montanaro, Kathy Hinde, Óscar de la Fuente, Sofia Crespo, Marc Vilanova and Raquel Meyers).
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Quebec, February 5-9 2020
Mois Multi 2020 is an archipelago of artists who express themselves madly, humanly, in a gigantic and dazzling spasm of life.
In a nutshell, the 2020 programs revolves around things that collapse. A subject of undoubted importance in the current times which affects us in the private and political life. The spark for this edition came, among other things, from the APA office, which approached us almost a year ago to talk about collapse. A joyful bonfire was born from this desire.
This is an edition generated by an unstoppable youth that also leaves space to a wise and proud guard. It’s young, casual, punk and contemporary. Festival curator, Emile Beauchemin aims to program a diversity of humans, approaches, subjects and ways to approach this world that we are constantly trying to understand and reconstruct.
Mois Multi is a project created by Recto Verso whose mission is to support and promote the research, creation and dissemination of multidisciplinary and electronic arts.
In every edition, MM programs aim to bridge the gap between artworks and public, offering an unique and accessible experience of the art and the world.
650, côte d’Abraham
LIPA, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts that was founded in 1995 by lead patron Sir Paul McCartney and Principal Mark Featherstone-Witty, has converted one of its traditional theatres into a multifunction space that is acting as a hub for its new Creative Technologies and Performance course, which launched this year. Acoustic design consultancy White ...
Berlin, January 24 – February 2 2020
CTM’s 21st edition launches with an announcement of new performances, special projects, and commissioned works.
Combining unique productions, concerts, and club nights with a dense daytime programme of talks, discussions, installations, and an exhibition, CTM 2020 proposes multiple entry points into thinking about this year’s Liminal theme.
Liminal phenomena and states are transitional phases in which a familiar order sees its values and symbols destabilised; norms are suspended or turned on their heads. We find ourselves in ambiguous spaces, somewhere between a past that is no longer valid and an ever-becoming future.
TM 2020 will again play out across some of Berlin’s most standout cultural and nightlife venues. For the first time, the festival hosts special projects at Radialsystem V and an immersive listening series at Silent Green’s Betonhalle, while continuing its close relationship with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berghain, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Festsaal Kreuzberg, and SchwuZ. A limited number of Early-bird Festival Passes are available now.
As always, CTM takes place parallel to and in collaboration with transmediale festival. The jointly organised Vorspiel 2020 Open Call is out now. Vorspiel will again bring together a wide range of Berlin-based artists, initiatives, and venues, hosting a city-wide programme of cultural events.
From a festival organization to an international platform for trans-disciplinary creativity: ever since the launch of its first edition in 2005, TodaysArt has been bringing artists, thinkers, and audiences together in an ever-changing, yet inspiring setting.
Inspired by relevant political and artistic topics, TodaysArt aspires to promote and foster innovation and creativity as well as public interest for current developments within arts, culture, and society.
The network specializes in the presentation and development of emerging digital culture and contemporary visual and performing arts. By doing so, TodaysArt connects local and international talent to established creators and pioneers to collectively explore new possibilities and forms of expression.
The festival is known for its surprising settings: every year, the festival travels through the city of The Hague before temporarily finding its niche in a wide array of unconventional public spaces and venues.
Over the past thirteen years, TodaysArt has built up an impressive international profile by presenting and producing works that are developed in collaboration with some of today’s leading creators. TodaysArt’s key activity is the annual TodaysArt festival in The Hague. Besides this, the network organizes and participates in a variety of international events, exhibitions, and acts as a co-producer for the development and distribution of artists and projects in The Netherlands as well as abroad. (See the program here)
The Hague, Netherlands
Toru Izumida is an audio & visual artist who graduated from the Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan in 2010, and currently lives and works in New York.
In his A/V live sets he uses multiple layered programmed visuals reacting to the live soundscape.
In 2019, he showcased his live A/V sets at //Dreamlands\\ presented by Testu Collective x Ideal Glass Studios. He is one of the organisers of 0 // 2019 Public Visuals, live A/V event in Brooklyn, NY.
Moscow, 20-24 September 2019
The Circle of Light Moscow International Festival is an annual event where lighting designers and audiovisual artists from various countries reinvent the architecture of Moscow.
For a few days Moscow will turn into a universe of light while fascinating building projections will animate the streets and fantastic multimedia shows using light, flame, lasers and fireworks will shake the viewers to the core. As always admission to all festival venues is free.
THE ART VISION VIDEO MAPPING CONTEST RUNS UNDER THE AEGIS OF THE «CIRCLE OF LIGHT» FESTIVAL.
This year contestants from 35 countries joined the competition.
All entries will be projected onto iconic buildings in Moscow.
The organizer of the «Circle of Light» festival is the Department of Sport of Moscow. The coordinator of the festival is LBL Communication Group.
Circle of Light – Art Vision Contest
LE.V. Festival llega a su 13ª edición en Gijón del 2 y el 5 de mayo y, como novedad, estrena su programación en el centro madrileño de creación contemporánea, Matadero, del 17 al 20 de octubre. L.E.V o el Laboratorio de Electrónica Visual tendrá lugar en ambas ciudades. Además, el line up del festival, se potenciará con propuestas concretas deslocalizadas denominados LEVents.
Os dejamos con el resumen visual de la edición anterior en Gijón.
Como viene siendo habitual, nos ofrecen shows audiovisuales singulares, directos, conciertos, instalaciones, workshops y residencias artísticas. En Matadero Madrid, el festival se centra en experiencias inmersivas, directamente relacionadas con la realidad virtual, instalaciones de sonido envolvente, en definitiva, las nuevas narrativas nacidas de la mezcla de todos estos lenguajes actuales.
L.E.V. Festival desarrollará su propio laboratorio de experimentación, innovación y descubrimiento en Matadero Madrid durante cuatro días. El público podrá acceder a un circuito de experiencias únicas, y acercarse así a la creación audiovisual más experimental.
Propuestas que no queremos perdernos en LEV Matadero 2019.
«EXALAND» es una performance audiovisual que utiliza los “controladores portátiles” de Remidi para interactuar con sonidos e imágenes a través de una proyección en vídeo audiorreactiva y un vídeo audiorreactivo de realidad virtual 360° en los dispositivos móviles del público
Spime.im es un colectivo artístico que emplea proyectos transmedia para investigar las estéticas y los idiomas derivados de la afirmación de la realidad digital.internacional.
El músico, productor y artista contemporáneo estadounidense James Ferraro estrenará en L.E.V. Matadero una composición de música generativa inspirada en Requiem for Recycled Earth, la primera parte de su gran obra épica Four Pieces of Mirai. Ferraro construye una alegoría filosófica sobre el declive de la civilización y muestra un presente distópico bajo el manto de una partitura poética y contemplativa.
Un sistema de música generativa interpretada en directo con acompañamiento de flauta y oboe y en formato audiovisual producto de la colaboración de Ferraro con el artista digital Maotik, que ha sido compuesta específicamente para ser sentida y escuchada por el sistema de sonido Soundscape que se instalará en la Nave 16.
Pedagogy es el nuevo proyecto de Nate Boyce y Eli Keszler. Nate Boyce es un músico y artista visual que lleva más de una década exponiendo sus vídeos, esculturas y performances por todo el mundo. Eli Keszler es un artista, compositor y percusionista de Nueva York. Su música, sus instalaciones y sus obras visuales se han expuesto en numerosos museos a nivel internacional. El dúo trabaja en las fronteras de la hard fusion, el metal, la electrónica y las percusiones industriales.
Nkisi es el seudónimo de Melika Ngombe Kolongo, que utiliza su actividad como productora, músico, DJ y comisaria para canalizar sus constantes investigaciones en el campo del sonido como herramienta de comunicación más allá de lo puramente lingüístico. Actualmente trabaja en Initiation, un proyecto que cuestiona de forma radical y visceral el formato de concierto audiovisual, en colaboración con el artista visual Charlie Hope.
Marta Verde es artista visual y programadora creativa. Su trabajo se construye a través del uso de software y/o hardware personalizado y específico para cada conjunto visual, lo que le permite manipular todo el contenido en tiempo real y explorar los límites del ruido visual, la repetición y el vínculo entre lo orgánico y lo electrónico. También le hará las visuales a Héctor Sandoval (50% de Exium), que tras veinte años y más de cien trabajos publicados a lo largo de su carrera, crea un nuevo proyecto llamado Tensal.
La nueva sección Vortex de L.E.V. Matadero está centrada en proyectos nacidos en la intersección entre cine, arte y tecnología, el videojuego y la creación electrónica.
Vortex prestará especial atención a propuestas de creadores canadienses a través de un Focus Quebec que integrará propuestas como Eternity Be Kind, una experiencia colectiva de la artista Myriam Bleau y el avatar digital LaTurbo Avedon que propone un futuro distinto de representación en lo musical y en lo personal navegando entre el hyperpop, el simbolismo mítico y los toques barrocos; Membrane, de Push 1 stop & Wiklow, una obra de creación generativa, a medio camino entre la performance y la instalación audiovisual, que, a modo de trampantojo, redefine la percepción del espacio y la luz; y la performance retrofuturista Imaginary Optics I & II de Maxim Corbeil-Perron que, a través anaglifos estereoscópicos (las gafas 3D de toda la vida), creará una poderosa experiencia envolvente.
LaTurbo Avedon es un avatar y una artista creada en el espacio virtual. Su trabajo gira en torno a la autoría y la identidad no físicas. Myriam Bleau es una compositora, artista digital e intérprete radicada en Montreal que crea sistemas audiovisuales que van más allá de la pantalla, como instalaciones sonoras e interfaces musicales para performances. LaTurbo Avedon interpreta la música de Myriam Bleau en una performance audiovisual multiplataforma.
No queremos perdernos ni un solo directo de los que ofrece VORTEX. Aquí algunos vídeos para que se os pongan los dientes largos. En otro artículo profundizaremos un poquito más sobre todos los directos de esta sección.
El acceso al subconsciente a través de los sentidos será el germen de Infiltrate Live av, el nuevo proyecto audiovisual de Shoeg.
La entrada LEV Matadero Madrid del 17 al 20 de octubre 2019 aparece primero en Vjspain Comunidad Audiovisual, Mapping, Vj, Diseño Interactivo.
WOA presenta HIDENTITY, un progetto personale che fonde arte e tecnologia, un lavoro che più che mai ci rappresenta. ⠀
Dopo quattro anni, passati a 200 km/h tra lavori e sperimentazioni, abbiamo deciso di fermarci e guardarci indietro. ⠀
Unendo i puntini abbiamo trovato la nostra identità nascosta e abbiamo tracciato la direzione da prendere.⠀
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BARCELONA, 27-28 September 2019
The VISUAL BRASIL Festival will hold its seventeenth edition at Punt Multimedia. A dynamic center for multimedia projects and digital technologies, located in the Casa del Mig of the Parc de la Espanya Industrial de Barcelona.
Local and international artists will hold this meeting aimed at researching and experimenting within the Audiovisual arts: video art, mapping, audiovisual performances, workshops, installations, and VJs.
The event focuses on real time video production, the culture of free creation and new collaborative formats.
Visual Brasil is an independent project supported by several cultural entities and artists. VB fulfils thanks to the interests of the participating artists, whom are the core engine
Création visuelle (vidéo projection) pour PARASITIC - performance choregraphique de Guillaume Pires Parada @guilhomm
Photo : @ianwhalenphotography
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This year is a pivotal year for L.E.V. Festival as they take residence in Madrid for the first time. When we attended L.E.V. way back in 2014, we were astounded by the potential of this seemingly small festival in Gijón. It inspired us with its delicate combination of musical and audio-visual performance, its variation between genres and the balance between sit-down performances and exceptionally well-curated concerts. We loved the daytime with the change of venue to the botanical gardens, and ending the day in a church.
As LEV themselves state on their website, Plaid is able to fill venues as diverse as the Sydney Opera House, right through to Berghain.
On Warp Records, as they approach their 30th anniversary, Plaid are a clear reference to the industry.
“The problems and benefits of Polymers felt like good themes for this album, their repetitious strength, endurance and troubling persistence, the natural versus the synthetic, silk and silicone, the significant effect they have on our lives.” – Plaid
Dancers, inspired by the colossal quantities of plastic in our oceans, shows that Polymer is much more than just a musical performance, but an artistic reference to the world context in which their creation has been made. The official music video, whilst quite surrealist, and disturbing, is strangely beautiful. We’re really excited to see how this can translate to a live visual performance.
This seems to be the technological performance of the festival. With growing exploration into the world of virtual and digital technologies, new media art really is at the cutting edge of what’s to come and is an exhilirating way to be introduced to new world contexts.
EXALAND is an AV performance using ‘wearable controllers,’ which we imagine to be a development on what we saw with Chagall’s performance using the mi.mu gloves at Sonar Festival some years back http://www.audiovisualcity.org/avcity/2016/05/23/sonarplusd-chagall-mi-mu-gloves/
These guys have got all of the buzz words Audioreactive Video Projection and an Audioreactive Video in VR/360°, as well as 3D art and electronic music, not forgetting of course, immersive.
We’re interested to see this interactive performance for the visual aesthetic and graphics, and of course, one of the audiovisual artist’s favourite topics: audio-reactivity.
We’re always intrigued by a write-up that focuses a lot on the visual aspect of the performance, particularly as this isn’t always common practice in the industry, and the description of Mathias Gmaci, triggers a lot of intrigue.
As director of the studio, Loop, who create ‘experiences and environments that radically rethink the future’, we get the impression that this will be yet another audiovisual performance to remember.
‘Mathias Gmachl is a trans-disciplinary artist, researcher and design thinker. He is director of studio Loop.pH founded in 2003 to form an entirely new creative practice that reaches beyond specialist boundaries by facilitating collaborative spaces, mediating between digital & biological media and intervening at an urban scale to re-imagine life in the city.’ -L.E.V.
4. Nkisi: Initiation Live AV
Based in London, and coming to L.E.V with a new live AV format in collaboration with artist Charlie Hope, Nkisi promises ‘African rhythms, uncompromising European hard dance tropes, foreboding synth melodies and a relentless, galvanising energy, as harnessed for her increasingly kinetic live performances.’
If that isn’t a description to get the juices going, we don’t know what is. Unable to find any link to Charlie Hope’s previous work, we decided we’d leave this one as a surprise (although we did catch a few exciting sneaky glimpses on Instagram of a performance at Kraftwerk, Berlin…shhhh).
It’s always good to leave a performance for surprise, we think.
Volume Massimo debuted at Berlin Atonal just a few days ago and will tour all the way to the Barbican in London. Like Plaid, the visual aesthetic is photographic, and is said to take the audience on an emotional journey, using music as a map for life’s journey. It tells the story via footage from the family archives.
Synthesizers, combined with memory, this will be another piece to make us think. Oh, and did we forget to mention that he’s best known as the keyboard for Nine Inch Nails, not to mention has collaborated with the likes of Ladytron and is now member of Los Angeles alternative electronic band, SONOIO.
So, what are you waiting for? If you’re planning on attending the event, get in touch and we’ll see you there!
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Norbergfestival is a 20-year running festival, held on the abandoned iron mine site of Mimerlaven in Norberg, Sweden.
A growing group of artists presents contemporary music, performances, and interdisciplinary works. We make use of what the site provides and we sleep on the ground. We extract what we produce and leave the mine as it was left in 1981.
Norbergfestival brings experimental music and performing arts to the defunct mining site of Mimerlaven, centrally located in the small post-industrial town of Norberg, Västmanland, Sweden.
Three days a year, industrial concrete buildings transform into an international playground where festival visitors experience a multicolored spectrum of electronic music, sound art, and clubs. Norbergfestival offers a unique mixture of live electronic music at the spectacular location around Mimerlaven, an abandoned mining area in the small town of Norberg.
Since it’s inauguration in 1999, the festival has evolved from a utopian counter-cultural assembly to a national front-runner and internationally recognized platform for groundbreaking and unique musical experiences. Together with light and sound installations, workshops in the fields of audio and video and a friendly and creative atmosphere matched by none, this truly makes Norbergfestival one-of-a-kind.
In 17 years Norbergfestival has grown from being a utopian project for a handful of people into one of the most important annual events in the Scandinavian electronic music scene.
BARCELONA, November 05 – 09 2019
MIRA wants to bring the audience closer to several realms of artistic creativity through an event with two main objectives: to function as a platform for new creators as well as a showcase for world-renowned artists and to create unique immersive experiences through digital and technological innovation and the interlacing of live music and visuals.
MIRA is a digital arts festival based on three interconnected areas: exhibition, dissemination and education, and is held annually in Barcelona (since 2011) and Berlin (since 2016).
Focused on the intersection between arts and digital culture, the festival features a program comprised of audiovisual shows in both traditional and full dome formats, digital art installations, screenings, conferences, and workshops.
MIRA promotes artistic collaborations and boosts the creation of new projects, supporting the relationships between collectives, associations and artists from the fields of digital arts and technology. The associative and non-profit nature of the organization, aided by the participation of volunteers, guarantees that the results are reinvested in promoting digital culture in a sustainable way.
Fabra i Coats, Barcelona
C/ de Sant Adrià, 20
Sensorium es festival de tamaño pequeño-mediano, muy completo (workshops, panels, charlas, performances…) en una ciudad europea seguro desconocida para muchos; que nos recuerda a los inicios del antiguo Resonate; tanto por el contenido como por el tipo de venues elegidos para las diferentes actividades. Totalmente recomendable. Se agradecen iniciativas como esta, hechas por un equipo humano con ganas de hacer las cosas bien.
Se usó la temática “La mente aumentada” como una lente para poder explorar el modo en la que los artistas, diseñadores y tecnólogos trabajan con el concepto de “aumento” como principio creativo.
Las actividades fueron muchas, pero estos son mis highlights:
Había dos tipologías de instalaciones, las reunidas en el venue principal, el Pistori Palace (donde también se daban las charlas, networking y otras actividades), e instalaciones en otros lugares de la ciudad; outdoors y galerías de arte (para los cuales no hacía falta entrada, eran abiertas al público)
Un bonito detalle la botella de agua de cristal con la programación del festival que entregaban con la pulsera. Con el calor que hizo en esas fechas se agradecía.
Otro detalle muy interesante, es que se hizo un tour gratuito previa inscripción el último día del festival, con visitas guiadas a las instalaciones, con explicaciones de los artistas/comisarios. Un gran modo de hacer más comunidad y también para el propio público tener una visión más completa de las piezas. También se hizo un “urban sound walk” promocionado por un artista sonoro, en el que los asistentes experimentaban diferentes sensaciones y un punto de “vista” diferente de la ciudad, mediante el recorrido de ésta con un dispositivo especial creado por el artista.
Pistori Palace: Sorprendente la mezcla de diferentes tipos de proyectos (bastante VR pero también proyectos que interseccionaban diferentes disciplinas, con una gran importancia por resaltar la parte física: la fabricación digital estaba muy presente), además de la presencia de algunas piezas de estudiantes de ECAL; con un nivel muy alto.
Dyne Modular System
El acabado de este kit de sintetizadores modulares con interfaces táctiles desarrollado por este estudiantede Écal era muy interesante; además del uso de superficies táctiles o gestos en vez de potenciómetros y sliders.
Esta instalación estaba situada antes de la zona de las charlas. Se trataba de un objeto interactivo esférico colocado encima de una estructura con rodamientos que permitía que rotase libremente sobre la base. Los gráficos se comportaban como un puzzle con físicas que se readaptaba a la posición de la esfera; generando sonido también a través de la colisión de estas piezas. Muy interesante.
Light Them All
Otro proyecto interactivo jugable (el objetivo era encender las lámparas utilizando el teléfono móvil como controlador, pudiéndose jugar en grupo) muy bien ejecutado, proveniente de la escuela Écal
Impresionante. Se trataba de una instalación performática, por lo que no estaba permanentemente en funcionamiento; sino que los pases se repetían a lo largo del día.
Se trataba de un extraño cuerpo elástico compuesto por módulos similares a llantas, que reaccionaban al sonido resultando una mezcla entre las distorsiones de una estructura elástica y síntesis en tiempo real de la voz humana.
The Inflovable Machine
Se trata de un instrumento musical colaborativo creado a partir de unos grandes inflables con forma tubular que se hinchan y deshinchan mediante la interacción del público y van generando de esta forma diferentes sonidos, como si de un órgano de aire se tratara. El público interactúa con la pieza mediante unos tubos dispuestos en una caja de control, por los que puede soplar, activando unos ventiladores que van hinchando y deshinchando los globos, creando distintos sonidos y composiciones musicales colectivas.
Conceptualmente, y en la línea temática de la ‘mente aumentada’ de Sensorium y ‘La ciencia del amor’ de Silbersalz, la pieza dispone de 3 botones en la parte frontal que modifican el tipo de output del instrumento. Cada uno de ellos se vincula a uno de los tres estados del amor, basado en la investigación de Helen Fisher (speaker invitada al festival Alemán): impulso sexual, amor romántico y apego.
Matthew Plummer Fernandez – Augmented Authorship
La obra de Fernández reflexiona sobre los conceptos de autoría y los procesos automatizados. Sus últimas piezas hablan sobre el concepto de aumentado como principio del diseño, y explora cómo los procesos computacionales facilitan nuevas formas de autoría y de creación.
Ejemplos: una escultura que fusiona todos los modelos 3d disponibles online de Mickey Mouse en una.
O un bot que rastrea uno de los repositorios más importantes de impresión 3d ; se descarga modelos random de diferentes usuarios, generando nuevos modelos a partir de ellos; incluso utilizando los títulos originales para generar los nuevos.
A4, KARPATSKÁ 2, BRATISLAVA
Jonathan Reus – iMac Music
El instrumento base de la performance, tanto para generar audio como para vídeo, era un Imac G3 circuitbendeado. Los propios sonidos del sistema modulados y los gráficos eran la base de la performance, dirigida en 3 actos. Cada acto realmente terminaba cuando el ordenador no aguantaba más y se reiniciaba de modo forzado.
Charlas, panels & industry
El nivel de las charlas (parte que considero muy importante en un festival de estas características) era muy alto, incluyendo tanto artistas consagrados (Elliot Woods de Kimchi & Chips, Claire Tymon de FutureEveryhing… ) como nuevos talentos o perfiles no tan conocidos a nivel internacional.
El acogedor tamaño del festival hacía muy accesible la posibilidad de hacer preguntas, o incluso de en momentos de networking o impass, poder charlar tranquilamente con los artistas.
Se trataron temáticas como el futuro del VR en las artes, como la tecnología “aumenta” la creatividad, la arquitectura digital en la educación….
Además, se hicieron otro tipo de “panels” abiertos al público en la ciudad, para los cuales no hacía falta entrada (un buen ejercicio para acercar el festival a la ciudad
Otro punto interesante del festival fue que se llevó a cabo un “industry meetup”, donde personas provenientes de la industria y otros festivales europeos relacionados con los medios digitales, compartieron ideas y experiencias para mejorar la interrelación y favorecer el intercambio entre ellos.
Cris Valenzuela impartió un workshop iniciático de un día completo enfocado en el uso de Runway, herramienta de Machine Learning para aplicaciones creativas. No pudimos asistir, pero la gente que salía del taller, tenía cara de haber recibido mucha información en poco tiempo, lo que es bueno
También había hueco para los más pequeños, con un taller dirigido a ellos.
Autora del artículo: Marta Verde
La entrada Sensorium Festival del 7 al 9 junio en Bratislava aparece primero en Vjspain Comunidad Audiovisual, Mapping, Vj, Diseño Interactivo.
MONTRÉAL, 20-25 August 2019
MUTEK Montréal invites you to its 20th edition, running from August 20 to 25, 2019, with six days and nights of audiovisual performances, live electronic music and a full theatre of experiences that will push the boundaries of digital art and engage you in the playground that is our city.
This year, the festival week also integrates the 5th edition of MUTEK_IMG, a forum on current practices in digital creation, which runs three full days, from August 20 to 22. Covering mixed realities, artificial intelligence, and new iterations in audiovisual spectacle the event provides a high-level context for professionals, practitioners, researchers, and creative companies to reflect, exchange, and get inspired.
Refik Anadol is a media artist and director born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1985. Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He is a lecturer and visiting researcher in UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts.
He is working in the fields of site-specific public art with parametric data sculpture approach and live audio/visual performance with immersive installation approach, particularly his works explore the space among digital and physical entities by creating a hybrid relationship between architecture and media arts with machine intelligence.
He holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in Media Arts, master of fine arts degree from Istanbul Bilgi University in Visual Communication Design as well as bachelors of arts degree with summa cum laude in Photography and Video. Co-founder and Creative director at Antilop.
As a media artist, designer and spatial thinker, Refik Anadol is intrigued by the ways in which the transformation of the subject of contemporary culture requires rethinking of the new aesthetic, technique and dynamic perception of space. Anadol builds his works on the nomadic subject’s reaction to and interactions with unconventional spatial orientations with data and machine intelligence. Embedding media arts into architecture, he questions the possibility of a post-digital architectural future in which there are no more non-digital realities.
He invites the viewers to visualize alternative realities by presenting them the possibility of re-defining the functionalities of both interior and exterior architectural formations. Anadol’s work suggests that all spaces and facades have potentials to be utilized as the media artists’ canvases.
French digital artist, Mathieu Le Sourd (Maotik) focuses his work on the creation of immersive multimedia environments and generative visuals. His work has recently been presented in various festivals around the world, such as Mutek Festival, Live Cinema in Rio, Signal Festival in Prague, the British Film Institute in London and ARS Electronica in Linz.
As the lead of Moment Factory’s interactive team in 2011, Le Sourd produced several large-scale projects including a multimedia experience in the new terminal at Los Angeles International Airport as well as the visuals for Nine Inch Nails’ world tour. In 2013, he produced the critically-acclaimed immersive multimedia performance DROMOS, which was presented at the SATosphere in Montreal as part of Mutek festival.
Always in search of new challenges, Le Sourd designs his own visual tools; generating animations from algorithms and creating 3D worlds to transform perceptions of space. He collaborates with musicians, sound artists, and scientists in order to continue his research into the relationship between art, science, and technology.