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Cannes XR : Mowb, quand l’animation 2D rencontre la réalité virtuelle

Par : Shadows

Dans le cadre de Cannes XR, nous avons pu découvrir MOWB, un court-métrage de Kazuki Yuhara qui se présente sous forme d’une animation 2D immersive. Vous pouvez découvrir plus bas quelques images de ce projet très coloré.

Entre cycle vital et onirisme

Le film nous propose un voyage mêlant filiation, onirisme et boucle infinie : une mère, sa fille, un cordon ombilical et un retour de l’enfant au sein même de sa mère… La fille finira par absorber la vie de sa mère via son cordon, faisant disparaître cette dernière, avant de décider de devenir mère à son tour, répétant le cycle.

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Au-delà d’un scénario très clairement chargé en symbolique, MOWB (dont le nom est issu du reflet du mot WOMB) est avant tout un voyage onirique et visuel, enchaînant scènes et tableaux. Un univers dans lequel nous avons apprécié nous perdre.

Au milieu de la masse de projets VR en live action et en animation 3D, MOWB nous rappelle que l’animation 2D a elle aussi sa place dans l’art immersif.

MOWB poursuit actuellement sa tournée de festivals ; si vous avez l’occasion de le voir, nous vous le recommandons.

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Cannes XR : Rain Fruits, chronique mélancolique d’un déraciné

Par : Shadows

Migrant issu du Myanmar (ex Birmanie) et venu s’installer en Corée du Sud dans l’espoir d’y faire carrière en tant qu’ingénieur, Tharu déchante rapidement. Racisme, exploitation et dure réalité de l’industrie le frapperont de plein fouet, de même que l’impossibilité d’évoquer à ses proches, dans ses nombreuses lettres, l’aliénation et le travail acharné qui sont devenus sont quotidien. Peu à peu, le mal du pays se fera sentir…

Aliénation et nuages de points

Créé par Youngyoon Song et Sngmoo Lee et adapté de l’histoire de Thura Maung, Rain Drops nous propose donc de découvrir la perspective d’un travailleur immigré, qu’il s’étonne de certaines coutumes locales ou se retrouve face à une réalité économique peu reluisante. En parallèle, nous découvrons la jeunesse du personnage principal, dans un pays pauvre mais, semble-t-il, moins aliénant.

Sur le plan visuel, Rain Fruits adopte un choix esthétique a priori surprenant, avec des nuages de points que l’on devine issus à la fois de photogrammétrie et d’un système type Kinect. Une décision qui prend rapidement son sens lors du visionnage : elle fait écho aux sentiments du narrateur et personnage principal, avec un côté presque irréel qui retranscrit l’idée d’aliénation et de ne pas vraiment faire partie de ce nouveau pays. On peut aussi voir dans ces points autant de renvois aux gouttes de la pluie qui a marqué l’enfance du personnage.

L’avis de 3DVF

Mêlant colère, tristesse, nostalgie et sentiment de déracinement, Rain Drop offre une perspective intéressante, et nous vous conseillons d’y jeter un oeil lors de ses prochaines diffusions dans les festivals. Seul vrai regret dans le cadre de Cannes XR : la diffusion souffrait, dans notre cas, d’une compression vidéo causant la perte de nombreux détails. Malheureusement, points et particules supportent mal un traitement trop agressif. Nous aurions donc aimé voir le projet dans de meilleures conditions ou, mieux encore, sous forme de « vrai » nuage de points dans une scène 3D immersive afin d’éliminer tout problème de compression et quitte à nécessiter un GPU plus puissant.

ARS ELECTRONICA: 9 -13 September 2020, Linz

Par : Marco Savo



Ars Electronica is THE new media arts festival: a core reference for audiovisual events and artists worldwide.

The festival and its audiovisual artists embrace new technology as a tool for artistic expression rather than the main factor of spectacularization.

This critical approach unlock the infinite creative possibilities within new technologies rather than fetishize them, as we have seen happening a lot with projection mapping and more recently with virtual reality.

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The festival was founded in 1979 by cyberneticist/physicist Herbert W. Franke, electronic musician Hubert Bognermayr, music producer Ulli A. Rützel and Hannes Leopoldseder. It has come a very long way since then but it has always kept its main focus on the intersection of art, technology and society.

One of the most appealing elements of the festival is The Prix Ars Electronica: the most prestigious prize in new media arts, with hefty prizes up to 10.000€. Every year the Golden Nica is awarded to the ground-breaking fruits of artistic experimentation from audiovisual artists worldwide.

Prix Ars Electronica - Audiovisual event - open call

Ars Electronica features a wide variety of activities every year: Symposia, exhibitions, performances, concerts and interventions spanning a broad arc from speculative futuristic scenarios to analytical considerations, from provocative actionism to philosophical debate.

Combining amazing artworks with fruitful conversations is the perfect recipe to create a meaningful experience that constantly scans the new media landscape to find the most inspiring projects. The projects are not simply chosen based on their technical realization but most importantly because the social and artistic innovation they incorporate.

The result of this consistent endeavour is the creation of a loyal community of audiovisual artists, researchers and visitors from all over the world that every year reunites in Linz to inspire and get inspired.

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Deep Space LIVE – Fata Morgana

Since its inception, the festival has been dedicated to develop new themes for each edition and the organizers are also constantly on the lookout for interesting new venues.

Indeed, the ongoing effort to break out of the narrow confines of conventional conference rooms and artistic spaces, and to stage cultural and scientific encounters in the public sphere has become something of an Ars Electronica trademark.

Stay tuned: Ars Electronica 2020 theme will be released soon!

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LOST HORIZON FESTIVAL – GAS TOWER: 3 – 4th July, Online



Glastonbury, VJ showcase and a virtual reality event. Did I get your attention yet?


That’s right, in a moment where the ‘new normal’ is beginning to establish new ways of working in the world of audiovisual events, Lost Horizon Festival presents us with some of the world’s first responses to Corona Virus brought to us via the Gas Tower.

The team behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-La presents Lost Horizon festival, with 360º immersive visual shows from a healthy list of audiovisual artists that will make you forget we were in the middle of a pandemic, just like Woodstock (hip-hip-hooray!)

With the branding slightly reminiscent of a Madonna track ‘A REAL FESTIVAL, IN A VIRTUAL WORLD’ we are in for a treat, not to mention a fantastic list of VJing sumptuousness to explore and discover!

From the likes of Bertie Sampson, blinkinLAB, Bob Jaroc, DDL, Delta Process, Dr and Quinch, Enjoy Kaos, Fade In Fade Out, Greenaway & Greenaway, Joëlle, Koolik, L’Aubaine (check out the our interview with her) Lazershaft, Lazersonic, LEDS Akimbo, Limbic Cinema, Matt Lee Vs The Positronic Man, More Eyes, Primary Visual Cortex, Rebel Overlay, REM Visuals, WeAreMidnight.

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Yes, that’s a lot of new, fresh audiovisual artists coming soon on Audiovisual City, with great thanks to Creative Giants, for curating this mind blowing line-up, promising us a fully immersive digital art and music event.

“Taking the Gas Tower from the fields of the festival world into a groundbreaking new reality, Creative Giants are excited to be joining the team Shangri-La on their voyage of discovery to Lost Horizon, which redefines what a festival can be, creating ways for people to come together and experience music and art in a way we never would have previously imagined.”

Simon Vaughan, Creative Giants

A virtual audiovisual event



What’s more, is nothing sells a virtual festival like the mouthwateringly designed website by Manchester studio, Instruct Studio. If this website were food, I’ve already been eating with my eyes and gotten pretty fat.

“We are thrilled to showcase some of the world’s leading VJs and visual artists in this way. The physical structure of The Gas Tower has been recreated in exact detail in virtual reality, allowing viewers to look around in full 360 degrees to fully immerse themselves in beautiful visuals. We are proud to be leading the way into the digital domain, presenting ground-breaking artists with innovative and mind blowing visuals as part of this ambitious new form of live experience.”

Pete Thornton, More Eyes

Rebel Overlay

Light based minimalistic blade-runner-esque visuals that will make you feel retro futuristic, with everything from lasers to LED totems and 3D structures in the portfolio bag, all with a dash of Resolume control.

WeAreMidnight

No messing about, this studio based in London have done whopping great visual productions for the likes of Coachella, Boomtown and The Human League (for those of you who are old enough to know who they are).

Enjoy the Kaos

Interesting looking 3D abstract visuals that look like candy cane, sweet enough to hang off your Christmas tree. If you’re into 3D animation, mapping, photogrammetry, and art in general then Enjoy the Kaos should definitely be an audiovisual show on your AV hit-list.

blinkinLAB

Immersive tour visuals for Adam Beyer, and for Booka Shade, what’s not to inspire any keen audiovisual festival goer? Primarily focused on content creation, blinkinLAB is a motion graphics design studio based in London.

Their portfolio of work includes tour visual content creation, motion graphic design, music video, tv commercials, idents and title sequences, as well as live audiovisual performance, vj-ing and projection mapping installations.

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VirtualDub2, le retour

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Le retour du retour d’une antiquité des outils vidéo indispensables, le susnommé VirtualDub (2004). Plus mise à jour depuis des années, il revient en grande forme depuis 2 ans dans les bacs à outils vidéo.

VirtualDub2 promet comme avant de puissantes fonctionnalités de capture et de traitement vidéo, extraction ou remplacement de piste son, capture vidéo, montage et coupage vidéo sans ré-encodage, resynchroniser l’audio et la vidéo, couper coller recoller un film à la volée, éliminer un générique, d’appliquer des effets en temps réel, monitoré l’espace disque, l’enregistrement, l’histogramme, le niveau de compression, etc … VituralDub2 écrit et lis du MOV, AVI, MKV, MP4, les séquences d’images TIF 16 bits, support l’alpha, possède le codec CineForm en natif, enregistre en ProRes, H.265, H.264, FFV1, une API étendue pour les plug-ins 32 et 64 bits.

VirtualDub2 est un logiciel gratuit, capture en AVI sur Windows.

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VirtualDub2, le retour est un billet de LeCollagiste VJ.
LeCollagiste VJ - Mag du LeCollagiste, actu sur la culture VJING, Vidéo Mapping, info video et high tech.

Assises Éthique et technologies du futur : Laval Virtual nous invite à la réflexion

Par : Shadows

Le 1er décembre prochain, Laval Virtual et Ouest France organiseront un évènement commun : la première édition des Assises Éthique et technologies du futur.

Le concept : une journée pour échanger et débattre sur les questions éthiques soulevées par les nouvelles technologies telles que réalité virtuelle et augmentée. Des questions que nous avions déjà eu l’occasion d’aborder dans nos précédents comptes-rendus de Laval Virtual, la réalité virtuelle soulevant de nombreuses questions, qu’il s’agisse de sensibiliser, aider des victimes d’évènements traumatisants ou tout simplement nous plonger dans des univers visuels inédits avec ce que cela peut impliquer.

En pratique l’évènement devrait rassembler « élus, professionnels, chercheurs, philosophes, religieux », entre autres, mêler tables rondes, séances en face-à-face, interviews, opportunités de networking. 450 personnes environ sont attendues.
Yves Coppens, paléontologue et paléoanthropologue, sera le « grand témoin » de cette édition.

Le programme détaillé n’est pas encore en ligne, mais on peut déjà trouver une description du concept chez Laval Virtual et Ouest France. Laval Virtual précise que le tout aura lieu à la fois à Laval et dans le Laval Virtual World, l’espace virtuel qui avait permis de proposer une édition Laval Virtual plus tôt dans l’année malgré la pandémie.

Nous aurons l’occasion de reparler de l’évènement lorsque le programme détaillé sera annoncé.

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KEEP YOURSELF CLEAN Exhibition: Online

Par : Marco Savo



Virtual Reality and gaming tools are rapidly becoming the essential vehicles of expressions for audiovisual artists during the Covid-19 imposed restrictions on public events.

We know, we know: no virtual experience can substitute the actual audiovisual event. But that is not the point. The point is experimenting and evolving beyond boundaries accordingly to the contingencies we face in a particular given time.


Audiovisual art as every form of art expression is driven by the tools available, the internal factors such as time and budget, and the external ones, such as venue restrictions or the total lack of them.

Now a lot of digital artists are facing the same problem and they are responding in different ways. The Russian audiovisual art collective VOLNA decided to turn their first solo exhibition: KEEP YOURSELF CLEAN into a virtual reality experience using Unreal Engine.

Keep Yourself Clean Exhibition - Audiovisual Event

The video gaming tool is being widely use in audiovisual art and virtual events. It allows you to simulate real-time scenes and lighting effects.  Exhibition visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the surroundings of each installation and can move freely in the room and choose any observation point.

The following works were reconstructed for the exhibition: the audiovisual installations NEUBAU (2016), Powerline (2017) and Rotor (2018), the light installation Octave (2018), the installation Vague (2019), and two kinetic light installations, Duel (2019) and Nymphéas (2020).

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Despite the site-specific nature of the works, the overarching artistic principle behind all of them is the search for a universal language of pure forms. These forms, which correspond to the abstract subjects of the installations, are refined during an extensive detailing process, minimalist in their expressiveness and often even have a functional nature.

The eight installations generate intimate spaces where the viewers sits in contemplation of the structural semiotic elements that compose them: light, sound, movement. Each room triggers different emotions slowly revealing themselves while we explore the space and embrace its unique atmosphere.

Duel -audiovisual installation

The primary expressive element in VOLNA’s work is light and its various characteristics, its interaction with space, as well as its movement, the rhythm of chiaroscuro and the way chiaroscuro scenarios unfold in relation to time. Some works include synchronized sound, created to interact closely with the light’s dramaturgy.  

The virtual exhibition space itself is hetero-topic and at the same time proportional to the original exhibition locations. The model exhibits displayed inside it are as close as possible to their real prototypes and preserve the original structural details, including the nature of the lighting and scenarios behind each of the live installations.

The original sound design and ambient sound environments are reproduced, and each work’s context and theme are discussed in an accompanying text.

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Octave - audiovisual installation

In conclusion the exhibition Keep Yourself Clean attempts to embrace all the real and virtual layers of information that make up each of the works, and then let the works themselves become the determinants of perception.

Each of the contexts will “re-sort” in the virtual world, rethink and obey the laws of perception, and each work, in turn, will become an experience of sensory contemplation.

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Rascular Expands Its Tools For NDI With RouteMaster Ultra-Fast Switching Upgrade

Par : Jump

Rascular, designers of software-based powerful, customisable control and monitoring applications for third-party, professional video technologies, has today announced a significant upgrade to its powerful RouteMaster router control application, expanding its virtual routing capabilities for NewTek’s NDI® streams alongside a brand new user interface. RouteMaster now benefits from market-leading NDI ultra-fast switching capabilities, providing users with ...

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ATHENS DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL: 10 July – 10 September 2020 ONLINE

Par : Marco Savo



ADAF is an audiovisual event constantly evolving along with the new creative trends and breakthroughs within the digital arts, without loosing the core vision of its foundation days.

Every year the organisers finetune their artistic program through their open call for audiovisual artists, to keep themselves up to date with the ever-evolving new media art landscape.

From the initial focus on video art, installations and live performances they have been widening their program up to include Virtual Reality experiences (VR), Web Art, Video Games and more.

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The Athens Digital Arts Festival has been founded in 2005 and it is the pioneer longest living institution in Greece dedicated to audiovisual culture and digital arts. This year, as other audiovisual events, ADAF is responding to the Covid19 crisis with resilience and creativity.

Their 16th edition ADAF ONLINE| TECHNOTRIBALISM will be accessible to everyone through the internet. More than 5,500 audiovisual art proposals from 100 countries around the world are the source for the ADAF 2020 program selection.

adaf 2020 - open call for audiovisual artists

The 2020 year theme reflects upon our primitive status in the foundations of the new hyper-informational world, where the data-flux is absorbing the entire existence reaching the status of God.

Is technology serving us or we are serving the data-totem by providing our more sensible information, giving up our privacy for a greater good?

Algorithms, already present everywhere in the digital realm, are reading us better than ourselves, better than our friends and siblings and in the name of  optimization of our virtual experience, we are gradually letting them make decisions for us, filter our perceptions predict our behavior, our bio metrics, our emotions.

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All manifestations of culture can now be experienced on a digitized basis, translated to a language (code, DNA) and stored for everyone who possess it to experience regardless the circumstances. Markets and Money are transfiguring into intangible algorithmic byproducts. Everything to serve the information flow.

Close your eyes and connect to your data-doppelganger your mirrored algorithmic self to your digital footprint. You are part of techno-tribalism, you are part of ADAF 2020.

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Polygon Labs Unveils Centralized Web-Based Weather Solution Ipsum Weather

Par : Jump

Polygon Labs, an innovative studio pushing the boundaries of interactive data applications and visual branding, is today announcing the launch of its centralized web-based weather data management and curation solution, Ipsum Weather. This announcement follows the recent release of Ipsum 2.0, the company’s data aggregation and visualization platform for broadcast news, sports, weather and branding. ...

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About Kusmos Live by Kuflex Lab

Par : Marco Savo

During these tough and uncertain times it has been inspiring to see so many audiovisual artists and events coming up with tools and formats to overcome the quarantine restrictions and social distancing.

A few weeks back the guys from Kuflex Lab reached out to showcase their latest tool that stands out among all the virtual/hybrid solutions we have seen so far. Kusmos Live allows to turn online concerts into interactive digital shows. Pretty neat uh?

Kusmos - Kuflex Lab - Audiovisual Interactive Tool

Let’s dive in and explore how it works. Down to the nitty-nerdy-gritty Kusmos is a custom VJ software written on openFrameworks + VDMX5 + Syphon.

In spring 2020 Kuflex studio began an experimental project Kusmos Live. The purpose of the experiment was to upgrade the Kusmos system in order to create a interactive online home shows.

In 2018-2019 the Russian audiovisual studio experimented with the innovative tool together with SILA SVETA studio on the Therr Maitz concert, Caprices Festival 2018, Nina Kraviz experimental performance at Coachella 2019.

OK, really cool but how exactly does interactivity work? We gave some feedback to Kuflex lab with a few tricky questions to better understand the whole potential of this new audiovisual tool.

KUFLEX: The Tracker program receives depth-sensor data, calibrates a point cloud as we need it (we can rotate the cloud, cut off everything you don’t need keeping only the data of the artist oneself and merge point clouds from two sensors) and sends it to the renderer (UE4 scene).

Scene functions build a 3D model using the data provided by the Tracker and then we can layer all kinds of features with effects on the model and also transform and distort it according to the artistic concept. We also captured video from the laptop’s webcam and sometimes showed its picture. 3D scene acting as the artist surrounding, a set of virtual cameras for capturing from different viewpoints and visual effects were set up in advance in the Unreal Engine. Then the OBS program captures the video of the launched scene and sends it to the video streaming server.

Kusmos Live - audiovisual tool

During our second live experiment we tested some new features for the viewers interactive communication with the stream. While Leksha (Smolensk, Russia) was playing his ambient-set, a VJ (Moscow, Russia) was controlling visual effects with the use of commands via YouTube chat in real-time mode. Our team has implemented this function between the concerts and decided not to tell the viewers about it.

During the stream, noticing weird messages in the chat, some of the viewers started to realize that they could not only send a message to the chat but to even affect visualization. In the end the concert has turned into a digital quest. Some viewers picked up effect control by sending particular commands to the chat. We have yet to comprehend how to develop this function in the future.

 AVC: We think it’s a really interesting and innovative project responding to the challenges of the pandemic. In terms of appeal for VJs there is the risk of potentially being extremely limited for the audiovisual artists creativity, and the aesthetic I guess would always be the same.

It would be key for the tool to have a wider range of possibilities of customization for the artists otherwise they might get tired soon. I guess they all want to leave their unique mark in the scene.

KUFLEX: Kusmos is a universal software tool, with the possibility of variability of visual and interactive solutions. As a rule, our team creates a virtual stage specifically for the performance of the musician. Of course, we want to upgrade the program creating a database with different scenes, effects. In this case, the user will be able to construct the scene himself and combine the effects for his live/stream. 

AVC: It’s a bit unusual to keep promoting the idea of “God is DJ”. Is the DJ persona so relevant the viewer wants to watch during the entire show in a virtual environment?

KUFLEX: Regarding Kusmos Live project, the Kuflex team is collaborating with various musicians. We wanted to support the performers. So this approach determined the emphasis on the figure of the musician on the virtual stage, under whose musical personality, sound we come up with a visual solution. We do not just shoot a video with a musician, as is often done in broadcasts, but create a digital avatar that changes depending on the script, music and VJ control.

At the same time, Kusmos Live is primarily a show, a kind of mix of live performance, a computer game and fantastic movie. The virtual camera can fly through digital space, we can switch to different visual elements of the scene and include additional visual effects to the music.

Kusmos Live - Audiovisual Tool

We try to achieve the effect of real interaction with the viewer as well. Our team is developing a function of interaction through chat – viewers’ comments fall into the scene, they can affect the content through certain chat commands. But Kusmos can be used by artists of other genres. In the near future we want to try to create a dance performance. Now we are discussing this idea with one Russian choreographer.

We will explore the topic of distances – where physical space ends, digital begins, the relationship of body and sound. Both dance and music will take place in live format.

Technically, the performer will find himself in different areas of camera scanning, on the screen we will observe how his digital avatar changes. Again, it will all be like shooting a movie in one shot and in real time!

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AVC: We truly appreciate the viewers becoming active, participating and communicating with the stream. That creates a collective experience. Could people really tell if this was a live performance or not? It feels like the interaction should be more meaningful somehow, with a bigger impact to the overall audiovisual artwork.

KUFLEX: Our team worked on a concert from different cities. We thought about how best to organise remote control of virtual cameras and effects. And suddenly our creative director had an idea to manage content through Youtube chat. During the broadcast, he wrote commands like cam1 (switching camera 1), stars ( the star effect was launched).

We intentionally did not talk about this function in advance to get the quest. As a result, some viewers guessed and began to help in managing the scene. We explore different possibilities about other ways of interaction.

In the future we want to create a client application for connecting to the broadcast via a mobile phone, desktop PC screen or VR. We intend to develop Kusmos as an art tool. Our team believes in a power of collective interaction. We want to give a palette of visual solutions, effects. Let’s all together create beauty here and now! This idea is a sincere inspiration for us. 

AVC:  We would like to know more about how the collaboration you have done with Leksha where the viewers were controlling visual effects with the use of commands via YouTube chat in real-time mode.” How does the input of data modify the visuals? is it like a live coding or common human language and how it is related to the VR software?

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KUFLEX: Usually in an offline format, we work like this: musicians play music, and VJ manages visual content live using MIDI controllers. Some effects are linked to the amplitude of the sound. But in a situation where we did not have the opportunity to be onsite will all team, we decided to make control through chat commands.

We wrote a special function for our software that receives data from chat on YouTube using the Google API. We came up with several commands, for example: cam1, cam2, skin1, skin2, electric noise, lasers and the like. And when someone in the chat wrote one of these words, then a certain visual effect or a corresponding camera was included in our program.

In general, we have an idea to expand the number of commands and their appearance, so that it looks more like live coding. For example, add numerical arguments to the commands, which will additionally specify the parameters of a particular visual effect.

As for virtual reality, we have plans to create our own application for viewers who can watch live broadcasts using VR devices, thus more deeply immersing themselves in the atmosphere of the digital scene and additionally receive personal effects. 

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 AVC: Fascinating this idea of “universal tool” for content in real time and interactive show. We think it’s important now to dig more into the idea of how it can involve more people in the creative process. It opens new ways of investigation on how to make every audiovisual experience unique, not only in terms of the aesthetics of the piece but also regarding the narrative.

KUFLEX: Yes, this is the main object of research for us. Usually, a limited number of people can come to the offline exhibition. So we want to overcome any space frames. With Kusmos we don’t have any restrictions online! We can find ourselves in amazing digital worlds that are impossible in the physical world.

Now that Kuflex Lab and its creation Kusmos entered our radar we will most definitely keep following their progression, as always supporting innovation and creativity in the audiovisual art world.

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Cannes XR Virtual : 55 oeuvres VR/AR à découvrir gratuitement dans quelques jours !

Par : Shadows

Le volet réalité virtuelle/augmentée du Marché du fim – Festival de Cannes s’adapte aux conditions actuelles et se dématérialise. Le résultat : Cannes XR Virtual, un évènement à découvrir sans avoir besoin d’aller sur la croisette.

Du 24 au 26 juin, ce sont notamment 55 oeuvres qui seront à découvrir, qu’il s’agisse d’avant-premières parfois mondiales ou de projets encore en développement (pour 23 des 55 oeuvres).

Pour voir ce contenu, l’option principale sera le téléchargement de l’application MOR (Museum of Other Realities), une galerie qui se spécialise dans la mise en avant d’artistes VR. Elle est disponible sur Steam gratuitement.

En pratique, vous pourrez découvrir :

Miro Shot, en collaboration avec Overview Ark et le DJ New-yorkais Neil Armstrong présenteront à l’occasion de la soirée d’ouverture un concert virtuel exceptionnel à l’image de l’esprit novateur voulu par Cannes XR et Tribeca. Un événement unique qui permettra aux visiteurs de se rencontrer virtuellement, de networker ou simplement de s’amuser.

Si vous ne disposez pas d’un casque VR adapté, le Festival propose une alternative principale (notez cependant que l’accès au Marché du Film Online nécessite une accréditation payante) :

Une version 2D du contenu en live visible sur MOR sera retransmise sur le Marché du Film Online mais aussi sur les sites du Festival Tribeca et Kaleidoscope. Les conférences seront également disponibles en replay sur ces plateformes.

Image d’illustration : Kaiju Confidential, un des projets présentés lors de cet évènement.

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Virtual DJ 2021 released, adds dynamic stems / signal separation mixing

Par : Dan White
Virtual DJ 2021 with Stems Mixing

Who would have thought two different DJ softwares would release the ability to isolate parts of a track on the fly on the exact same day? Today, Atomix Productions has released Virtual DJ 2021, with a signal separation functionality that allows DJs to “de-mix” finished tracks into the individual components. They join Algoriddim, who announced […]

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5G-Virtuosa project completes initial technical IP-based studio set-up

Par : Editor

The participants of 5G-Virtuosa, the EU-funded project exploring 5G and virtualization in broadcast production, announced today that the first technical step of the initiative has been completed at Nevion’s Service Operations Center (SOC) in Gdansk, Poland. The step involves the integration of multiple products from various vendors, with most of the work done remotely because ...

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Face au Covid-19, Virtuality tient bon

Par : Shadows

Après une avalanche d’annulations en début d’année, certains évènements semblent enfin pouvoir être maintenus. C’est le cas de Virtuality Paris, salon consacré à la réalité virtuelle/augmentée/mixte dont l’équipe organisatrice annonce qu’elle aura bien lieu comme prévu, les 26 et 27 novembre.

Bien évidemment, en pratique, un second pic de malades du Covid-19 n’est pas à exclure, et Virtuality s’adapte en conséquence. Afin de ne pas rebuter les exposants, le salon annonce qu’en cas d’annulation de dernière minute :

  • pour tout contrat signé avant le 30 juillet, les frais seront 100% remboursés. Les exposants pourront aussi opter pour un décalage de leur contrat à l’édition 2021, aux mêmes conditions tarifaires ;
  • pour tout contrat signé après cette date, les exposants pourront obtenir un remboursement de 50%, ou un décalage de leur contrat à l’édition 2021.

Du côté des personnes visitant le salon, le masque sera obligatoire et du gel hydro-alcoolique sera distribué. Chaque stand devra d’ailleurs en proposer. L’équipement AR/VR/MR devra être désinfecté avant chaque utilisation par un visiteur. Les poignées de mains seront découragées, et enfin un système de tickets avec horaires sera mis en place si nécessaire.

Pour le reste, les annonces précédentes restent à l’ordre du jour. Virtuality Paris 2020 se tiendra donc au Carreau du Temple, près de République. Le salon est réservé au secteur professionnel, et les accréditations sont gratuites.

Il est d’ores et déjà possible de réserver votre accréditation gratuite.

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Output:TargetDisplay: Display01: 29 May 2020 ONLINE

Par : Marco Savo


Espronceda Institute of Art and Culture presents this virtual reality exhibition broadcast live on Espronceda social networks.

 

In the exhibition the Iranian artist Mohsen Hazrati will describe his experience in the Immense VR / AR Residence 2020 at Espronceda.

 

After his first stage of the artist residence, the pandemic outbreak forced the audiovisual artist to delay his return to Iran and continue to develop research and projects in Barcelona.

During the audiovisual event the artist will describe his virtual talk in the RTTT project of the IAM weekend 2020.

 

The talk revolves around the concepts of reflections and mirrors in the Iranian literature, and how the RTT (render to texture) technique in 3D game engines could translate these concepts in experiences.

In addition Hazrati explore the speech based art game projects: SOKHON. In these game art experiences the player’s voice can alter the game process.

 

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BODY (UN)MUTE: 28–29 May 2020 ONLINE


ONLINE, 28 – 29 May 2020

BODY (UN)MUTE: A two-day online festival that looks into the rituals of dancing and masking in times of social distancing.


As we slide into the new normal or la nueva normalidad it is inevitable that the AV world will experience a considerable amount of visibility during the pandemic as technology plays an important part in everything that we do. A surge of online events, meetings and live streams now fill up our diaries like they are going out of fashion and meeting up with your mates down the pub for a pint after work is so 2019.

Enter the evolution of user generated entertainment platforms like Twitch, which now boasts 17.5 million average daily visitors. Resident Advisor has invented its own virtual island Streamland where all virtual events that have been successfully submitted to RA exist. And MelodyVR brings the artist even closer to the fan through some very high spec virtual reality streaming experiences. Did somebody say Zoom quiz? 

The drive for innovation and exploration in the world of audiovisual art and culture is again on the rise, opening up in new forms. Which leads me onto the question about interdisciplinary artists and institutions who challenge the status quo and dare to oppose the mainstream. Where are they and what is their artistic response to the pandemic? 

I give you BODY (UN)MUTE. A two-day online festival curated by Bogomir Doringer hosted by ICK Dans Amsterdam that looks into the rituals of dancing and masking in times of social distancing. The audiovisual event will deliver a programme of workshops, talks and performances from all corners of new media, dance and conceptual art. But how can these rituals take place in an online space?

Photo courtesy of BODY (UN)MUTE: Ania Nowak_performance: To the Aching Parts!

“Technology has been around forever, but most people are not familiar with the basics of streaming. Porn channels and video gaming platforms are way ahead of time and up until now artists haven’t really engaged with it, which makes it harder to get a certain quality that produces something more than just a Zoom call. I have been following the ritual of masking since 9/11 with my project Faceless – Re-inventing Privacy Through Subversive Media Strategies. What is the role of this in contemporary times? BODY (UN)MUTE is a physical representation of Faceless and my art exhibition Dance Of Urgency, which explores how dance and ritual rise in times of personal and collective crises, and how it can empower individuals and groups. In amongst a global pandemic both these ideas live together and that is why I want to explore this space with new media artists”

– Bogomir Doringer

Jeremy Bailey

Some highlights come in the form of Famous New Media Artist Jeremy Bailey who wants you to join his Augmented Reality Makeover Party where step-by-step you can learn how to perfect your own Augmented Reality (AR) digital mask and alter ego. Transgress and queer-up your identity, become a drag unicorn or whatever else you can imagine! 

BODY (UN)MUTE
Jeremy Bailey: Augmented Reality Makeover Party

Rosa Menkman

Rosa Menkman, an art theorist and visual artist specialising in glitch art and resolution theory, will screen her work Pique Nique pour les Inconnues :: The CHORUS VERSION (2019-2020). The video looks at various unknown women whose images are linked to the history of image processing. While these women seem to be able to prolong their existence for as long as the (digital) realms will copy and reuse them, most of them have lost their name and identity.

Photo courtesy of BODY (UN)MUTE: Rosa Menkman performing Pique Nique pour les Inconnues The CHORUS VERSION

Keren Rosenberg

Live performance comes in the form of Keren Rosenberg and Nicola Cavalazzi, who will present an audiovisual art installation which explores our social obsession in self-exposure through the use of modern technology. Together they will question what it means to perform in front of a camera – where does the body finish and the screen start? 

Photo courtesty of BODY (UN)MUTE: Keren Rosenberg performing Emotional Porn – Exhibition of the Self

Dr. Kelina Gotman

Dr. Kelina Gotman talks about how Choreomania, the manic crave for dance, is not just a bi-product of lockdown. Choreographer Emio Greco will elaborate on the Pizzica, a dance from his native ground in Puglia that was danced to heal yourself from the bite of a poisonous spider. And Shanghai Radio will close the two day event giving us an insight into how creativity, music and online streaming kept the Chinese creative community connected during the lockdown. 

In a reaction to the pandemic tickets for the event are based on the principles of donation, which provides the public freedom to support the hard work and dedication from all the artists involved.

Let the body unmute. 

BODY (UN)MUTE in collaboration with ICK Dans Amsterdam
Online Tickets available through the event website.

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Calrec provides online demonstrations of Assist UI for virtual mixing

Par : Jump

Hebden Bridge, 20ththMay 2020— Expanding upon its online demonstration offers, Calrec is hosting virtual demonstrations of its Assist UI, a browser-based virtual console environment with multiple versions available for a variety of Calrec technologies. Calrec’s Assist Web UI provides users with a virtual desk, available on any device running Chrome as a browser, wherever in ...

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The Molecule VFX Artists Stay Connected with Virtual Workstations on AWS

Par : News Feed

Boutique visual effects (VFX) shop The Molecule has carefully crafted digital content across media since 2005. Headquartered in New York and with a second location in Los Angeles, the bicoastal studio has most recently focused on work for episodic television, delivering shots for “Ballers,” “Billions” and “Happy!,” as well as feature thriller “The Report.” It’s ...

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Marquis Broadcast grows business-critical integration services

Par : Liz Cox

Development services and product updates improve complex media integrations for companies During these changing times, it’s more important than ever to ensure your company’s disaster recovery and business continuity tools are fit for purpose. Whether upgrading systems for remote working, streamlining workflows across a multi-site enterprise or enabling production sharing, each company has differing requirements ...

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Mo-Sys Launch LiveLab With Panasonic

London, UK, 4 May 2020: Mo-Sys Engineering, a global leader in real time camera tracking and remote systems, is proud to announce a collaboration with Panasonic. The AW-UE150 and the Mo-Sys StarTracker module will empower AR and virtual studio graphics by together creating engaging content with natural depth and changing the perspective of the virtual ...

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SINGULA DECISIONS LAUNCHED TO HELP TV BUSINESSES DRIVE SUBSCRIBER GROWTH

New Singula Decisions identity replaces established Paywizard brand, building on its long heritage in the pay-TV industry Relaunch positions company to empower subscription businesses to tap into subscriber intelligence Singula® Subscriber Intelligence bridges the ‘Air Gap’ between subscriber data and being able to use it effectively to proactively engage customers London, 28 April 2020 – ...

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Topic selects Vionlabs’ AI-powered Fingerprint for Recommendations

New York, April 27 2020 – Vionlabs, the industry leading provider of AI powered content analysis, today announced that its Emotional Fingerprint API has been chosen by First Look Media to power content recommendations on its streaming service Topic. Through the deep insight provided by Vionlabs’ Emotional Fingerprint API, Topic will be able to understand why customers like certain ...

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