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.


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Morf gogo dancing and VJ:ing


...with a slight alteration I think the thing I wrote before (projections on bodies) would be very interesting and well functioning as an ongoing act in a club... (thanx Bram).

Picture the (maybe) 2 performers instead off the ground (still on two sides of a room) above club audience and think that what happens is a morf of gogo dancing and VJ:ing that plays with the old roles of both medias. I think the human transformation idea is really cool to explore in that kind of environment. Also I think strong images built up in a more vj like dramaturgy (I don't know much but...) would really add something to the whole concept.

See You!


kristof de borle said...

Hello everyone,

Lotta, I was also afraid when I read your post about the projection-body-project. It felt like a finished project proposal. But since I red the two latest posts of you, with the idea of doïng the project in a club, I would say, go for it! I think it gives a lot of freedom and opens a lot of possibilities since the idea became 'unpredictable'.
I had a conversation with Sarah three days ago and I think the conclussion of our conversation was that we should try something for the Masterclass that doesn't lay in our domain (the fine art domain) at all and doïng something totaly unpredictable; something that binds both our crazyness together. So we will go for it and transform ourself from fine-artists to VideoJockeys!
Me and Sarah decided to develop our idea by using the blog. So we'll see where it goes. But I just want to say that I want to be in that party to! Am very curious. Maybe VJ Kristof and VJ Sarah should do a VJ-performance there. haha!

greetings, kristof

Lotta said...

Hey everyone and thanx for the comment Kristof,

I think both your decision to do something outside fine arts and you and Sarah discussing it here on the blog is very inspiring and similar to you I'm also more inspired now after thinking club... and reactions have stimulated me to ongoing thoughts...

After too many project applications where you have to sound like you've thought about everything I think I've developed a skill (which is not always good) in sounding like I know what's going on... I'm sorry to have scared you;-) and I'm happy both you and Ambra let me know! But I also think... since we're about to come up with applications we need to shape some things a bit further. It is more as examples, what comes out afterwards will anyway never be what it was in written form, but it can be useful tools and starting points. Also personally I would like to focus more on experimenting and less on writing a proposition when we see each other again... and therefor I think that work needs to be started. Now that we are separated we need to allow ourselves to write any idea(good or bad) down, what's written stays just ideas but they can be better understood by others than when you don't write...

I haven't commented your very first post, but I liked a lot what you wrote. Have to look back to remember exactly why... yeah but it was the description of what fascinated you... I dig;-)