Cimatics presents
Cimatics, Brussels International Platform for Live A/V, presents a Masterclass Live Audiovisual Art, within the framework of the studio-program Experimental Media-art provided by the VAF (the Flemish Audiovisual Fund).
Because the biggest merit of live A/V is its cross-border and cross-disciplinary character the masterclass will challenge its participants to do just that: collaborate.

The goal of this blog is to generate an open-source effect: opening up the discussions from within the masterclass to the rest of the world. Let this be a call for everyone to participate and join or start a debate.
Eventually, this blog will be printed as a book. An additional DVD with the open-source versions (Creative Commons license) of the participants masterclass-projects will be available afterwards. So if you post something to this blog, you are co-authoring the book.


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

hi all, here are the titles/artists of some of the dvd's time was too
short for
ken jacobs - celestial subway lines / salvaging noise (tzadik)
peter liechti and voice crack - kick that habit
people like us - films
mormelade + -rec paal 98 (veglia records)
xander marro - long journey on the arms of death
kurt hentschläger and ulf langhreinrich - granular synthesis (index)
lee ranaldo and leah singer - drift (plexifilm)
robin fox - backscatter (synesthesia)
the haters - hater t.v. (rrrecords)
v.a. - ohm+ the early gurus of electronic music (ellipsis arts)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Billy Roisz

my name is Billy Roisz - I am a video- and sound artist based in Vienna/Austria.
My domain is video feedback and all kinds of audio/video interaction - but always based onanalogue equipment - at least on the image side. My main instrument is an old Panasonic video mixing desk, but I also use various types of trash cams, videoswitchers, selfbuilt devices. I am doing a lot of live performances with various musicians and other video/film artists in the field of experimental, improvised, noise music. But I also work on single screen videos, which are distributed by sixpackfilm/Vienna and Lightcone/Paris.
On thursday during the masterclass I will do a short performance to give you an idea of my work. I will also show you some of my videoworks and some of my favourite historical videos/films connected to the theme of my MC "electric synaesthetic".
If you are up for it, we will also do some hands on work - so everyone who ownes a cam should bring it, also some cams with AV input for recording analogue video would be great. If anyone works with sound - please bring some recordings and/or your instruments(including computer, electronics, whatever....).

You can watch some of my videos on my website


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Jean-Paul Frenay ( aka rx )

Hi everyone,

// born in Siegen (Germany), I came to Brussels 10 years ago to study cinematography at the Belgian filmschool In.Ra.Ci. I worked for several years as a flame artist at ace digital house before starting my career as a director mainly in commercials and music videos. I'm actually represented by T42films for the Belgian market.
// loving motion graphics, photography, web/graphic design, sushi and so much more.
I'm always trying to find other ways to express and challenge myself that's why I'm attempting this masterclass.

check out my website for more infos


// working on the first album of my new project "I am the phoenix"
// developing the second commercial for the company socles
// preparing a music video for soul designer's next single

(stills from the latest commercial I've developed which will be featured on next month's stash issue)
watch it here

hiii and welcome to my class next wednesday!
we'll work with pure and coloured light from 16mm projectors. i'll
bring 4 of them, bring yours too if possible.
apart from making my own films and music i teach audiovisual arts and
sometimes make film programmes.
here's the programme i recently made for for argos' video vortex
and this one plays december 1st at cinema sphinx for (k-raa-k)3's pause
festival and december 2 in worm, rotterdam:

all the best, floris vanhoof

Friday, November 16, 2007

Michael Langeder

hi all,

shortly introducing myself >> studied architecture in graz, valencia and caracas // living since feb07 in ghent (be) // dealing with live generated motion graphics using PURE DATA and GEM // latest project: guerilla projections // just finished a music video for michael fakesch // currently working on a installation for track, muziekcentrum, kortrijk // part of flimmerflitzer

(still from "structures" live a/v performances - in cooperation with bernardo risquez (caracas, ven)

Dear participants,...

You now have access to this blog. Note that everything posted here will be printed as a book and published on a DVD at the end of the masterclass. But may I ask: please forget this compelling consequence as soon as possible and start blogging. Just post everything you think might be interesting for the masterclass and let yourself go in comments and discussions.
To start with, it would be nice if you could present yourself to your fellow participants and future teachers. You can upload text, video and pictures for that.

Friday, November 09, 2007

We are full!

We are very proud to announce that we found some excellent candidates. All of them are invited for the Cimatics Festival! Thanks and congratulations to all of you.