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.


Monday, May 26, 2008

oeps 1tje teveel en zonder geluid

Friday, May 23, 2008

Pictures of an installation using the sound of crickets 

The work evolved from an idea ,more a wondering about the presents of sound in an image It is something I never payed a lot of attention on. And even if I did it always turned out in a dillema between using a composed or original sound.
The proces turned out in doiing the oposite by creating something based on a sound. Sow that the sound can form the image.  

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

ya, just nodiced u don't see some things on the video.. There's also a black line wich is continuously drawing horizons.. I'll try to git it fixed! bye

one last experiment.

just one more experiment I did.. Don't know what happened with the quality but I post it anyway. Me and Sarah will post more serious stuff in august en july.. Hope to still meet you all on the blog. Regards, kristof

Sunday, May 04, 2008

16mm loops and loopboxes

hi!! gabriel asked about 16mm loops, so here's some info for all:
last summer i did an installation with 4 meter long 16mm loops
it's called "spinners" and you can see a short clip here: 

for longer loop projection there is something as a loopbox
it's just 2 custom made spinning discs that you put on top of your projector and let the film go through as a spiral. 
the end of the spiral comes from the exit of your projector and the midst of the spiral goes to the beginning of your projector. 
the longest one i did with it was about 6 minutes. but everything depends on how smooth the wheels of your loopbox turn (often these are wheels of an old 16mm editing table or projector)

at the bottom of this link there's 2 clips as an example of the loop boxes:

you can rent it in holland for 25 euro's per week:

also: check out the archives of the experimental film email list "frameworks".

Thursday, May 01, 2008


Further development of the idea working with mirrored (half)spheres and producing a negotiation with light between screen and space incorporates a first application in a live performance setup, the development of modular "screen objects" and a modular software patch.

The improvised live performance took place in a patio (outdoors) with a serial pattern of 8 mirrored half-spheres mounted on a concrete wall. Sound samples of Wieland Samolaks "steady state music" where transformed according to the material the light patterns where facing.

The modular Panels consist out of a set of half spheres (3x3 or 3x1) and allow different setups according to a spatial environment. To achieve an satisfying result the environment should be as dark as possible and the projection distance adapted to the light-intensity of the projector(s)...