Visual hardrock since 2001.. sinsynplus starts vjing and visual arts back in 2001, working with slide projectors and videodecks. always evolving in hardware and software he is nowadays working completely digital, exploring new techniques and devices like integrating iphone, wiimote and sensor data, programming his own modules and plugins and working on multiscreen setups to push vjing onto the next level…
After superb reviews on EXLEXs convincing live AV performance and the even smart approach to RAN ANCORs artist vibes, here comes the documentation video no. 3:
Well, actually :NÄ: belongs to the artists that were little blamed by visualberlin itself, cause we could not provide a well infrastuctured saturday night show. Long story to talk, and in parts already published. But hey, we’ll learn out of that and be better hosts next time, prom****.
Anyway, enjoy a closer look of the universe of :NÄ: artists a-li-ce (video) and Mectoob (audio) !!!
The second in our ongoing series of interviews and documentary clips from Visual Berlin Festival is online! This week featuring Ran Ancor from Italy.
Ran Ancor, videomaker and musician, born in 1969, lives in Rome, Italy. He studied philosopy with a minor in computers, then started to work in between art and informatics. During last years he worked on electronic live-set with video and music and also as a vj. Most significant elements in his video works are immateriality, movement and metamorphosis, visual fluxus, fusion with sound and space.
So finally here it is; the first in our ongoing series of interviews and documentary clips from Visual Berlin Festival. We will be releasing a new clip each week, so enjoy the ride
Am pleased that our first video to go online is Exlex from Hungary with their super-produced live AV performance Code36. The work was still in production at the festival but I have to say the first 20 minutes of this show blew my away; stunning footage, flawlessly synced, narrative, suspenseful… everything that makes you want to jump up and point at the screen saying “This is what live cinema can be..”
Really great job and a festival highlight, make sure to look out for the finished product…
We would like to apologize for the worst case scenario we have created on the festival’s saturday night. What was planned to be a roaring closing party together with DMY, with 17 VJs and a 21 screen-setup, ended up as a visual disaster and an insult for all VJs we had booked into that venue for the night. Due to a five hours delay in our setup-schedule, the majority of our needed gear for the night missing, 30min left to set up before doors opening, dead mobile phone batteries of the head coordinator and a hungover, tired and lost crew we ended up with the dodgiest VJ-setup ever – that rather reminded of an open-air festival-middle-of-the-forest-just-for-fun projection - but not a professional festival setup to represent VJ culture, show off to the DMY folks and offer top notch VJ artists an amazing playground.
(photo by Startsladd)
We have already discussed this cock-up internally and we all know the reasons why it went wrong. We learned a lesson and such thing will not happen again. Advice to other festival organising colleagues out there: Having the biggest festival allnigher party until 9 in the morning and THEN trying to manage THREE venues on one day with a tight setup-change schedule and not enough helping hands –> BAD IDEA!
It’s not only frustrating for the organising team, confusing for the tired setup crew, an insult to the venue organiser, but mainly a slap in the face for the people we made this festival for: the artists.