We hope you get around to submitting your work today as today is the last and final day for sending in your application for a performance, installation, VJ set, workshop lecture, outdoor projection or anything else you can think of that involves the art of light and the projected image.
Nosaj Thing vs. Aalto @ LUNCHMEAT 2010 from …::LUNCHMEAT::… on Vimeo.
I don’t tend to do ‘best of’ lists. If I did, then I would have done that already before the end of the year that just passed. And if I had, the above video was to be my #1 audio visual performance. It is likely that the LUNCHMEAT festival in Prague, was to be on that list as well for my most favorite festival. It featured some of the best live visual artists that I know and a great line up of up and coming musical talent that has been brewing for the past 5 years. LUNCHMEAT was a bold and daring attempt to really bring together great music and visual talent together in three nights, along with workshops, I hosted a day long Modul8 workshop followed by getting the participants to perform live that same night, and presentations by ENTTER, No Domain, Aalto and I.
Really happy to see that the extensive documentation for this project is finally done. You will note that Aalto uses Modul8 and a lot of traditional graphics tools to achieve his goals. It is about the ideas and the obsessive, dedicated hard work to achieve his vision. The word ‘vitality’ comes to mind. I hope it will inspire you.
Nosaj Thing Visual Show @ Mapping Festival 2010 from mappingfestival on Vimeo.
Later that year, during the Mapping Festival, I got to see the Nosaj Thing / Fair Enough performance as well. Another Modul8 driven project for triggering the visuals, it was no less phenomenal, although the full installation of Aalto was hard to beat. There is certainly a lot to be said for the two approaches: making special installations and just plane making great visuals that can work anywhere. It helps a lot that there are up and coming musicians who see the value in visuals at this less bombastic level. Nosaj Thing has definitely set a precedent for this. I hope to see a lot more in the future.
This has become a yearly tradition of the festival to extend the deadline. The only major difference being that almost every year prior, the initial call was started much later.
As mentioned in the first post about this call, the festival promotes the concept of mixed disciplines and will accept proposals for the following categories:
• Audio/Visual performances
The application for submissions is available under the tab “Call for entries 2011″ on the website: www.mappingfestival.com
Photo credit: Jerome Monnot
A message that I am sure many of you have been waiting for, my colleagues of the Mapping Festival team are ready for your submissions.
As a warning, anyone who sends video using the filter known as parallax or mirror will be rejected.
The cornerstone of this festival has always been, and always will be about presenting unique forms of expression within the realm of live video performance. While the festival does act as a survey of this field, it is not limited to just presenting what is there. It hopes to also push the boundaries of this field so as to inspire us and others.
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Here we go! The open call of submissions to the Mapping Festival 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland. If you have had any ideas now is the time to share them with us! The festival promotes the concept of mixed disciplines and will accept proposals for the following categories:
- Audio Visual performances
The application is available on our web site: www.mappingfestival.com
Be mindful that the deadline for submissions is November 20th, 2010.
We are looking forward to receiving your submissions!
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It seems like yesterday. I am again in Vienna for the SoundFrame festival. We have been pretty busy lately so I have not been very tight with workshop date and time announcements. These people like marathon workshops. This one will be hosted at the Media Quarter Marx at Maria Jacobi Gasse 2 and will start at 13h00 through 20h00, as proposed. Sad to miss out on the Electron Festival this year but I guess I could use a break. I am here as part of an exchange the Mapping Festival is doing with Sound:Frame this year. Appropriate since their focus this year is mapping projections via the title ‘Dimensions’, and the Mapping focus this year pure debauchery.
The photo above is next to the Kunsthalle near Karl Platz. It is a few steps away from last years festival head quarters, behind this wall it goes down a bit with steps and is next to the entrance to the U-bahn station. So this years theme is not just mapping but also a touch of the underground. I am into it.