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