This November, iotaCenter, in collaboration with Los Angeles Video Artists (LAVA) and Barcelona-based mad-actions, presents LIVE VISUAL PERFORMANCE 2010 (LVP2010), a month-long celebration of animators, VJs and other artists who create and manipulate visuals in front of a live audience.
LVP 2010 will feature a series of screenings, performances, and workshops at various locations across Los Angeles including the Downtown Independent, the University of Southern California, Echo Park Film Center, The Museum of Neon Art, and the Glendale Planetarium.
Details on each screening can be found below. Please check back for the latest updated information.
November 2: Downtown LA
Awarded films of Punto y Raya 2007 and THE BEST OF PUNTO Y RAYA 2009
Drawn from over 200 submissions, this program features the 16 semi-finalist, finalist and awarded films from PyR's 2009 edition and also features the top three films of the 2007 festival.
For full program information, click here.
Please join us for the post-screening rooftop reception featuring music provided by DUBLAB's DJ Ale.
from Punto y Raya 2009 - RETROSPECTIVE: "Larry Cuba and other abstract classics"
Curated by the iota Center, this retrospective section features dot·line classics from the 50’s to the 80’s. The program will be screened in 16 mm. and introduced by Larry Cuba himself, director of three of the films in the selection, founder of the iota Center and a juror in our official competition. For full program information, click here.
“Video Out” (2005)
Underground artists and entertainers from today's club and rave scene talk about their creative roots, their tribulations and their dreams. Hear tales of the 'Homeboy Shopping Network' and flamethrowers in illegal clubs. Follow talented young pixel pushers who dream of moving up to the world of fine art and big money. Their work plays throughout as avant-garde video artists and clubland VJ's tell the story of live video art over the last thirty years.
Featuring a panel discussion with directors Paul Vlachos and Meredith Finkelstein and local VJs James Cui (VJ Fader) and Eric Medine (MkUltra). Moderated by Grant Davis (VJ Culture)
Where: USC | University of Southern California
SCA 108, George Lucas Building
900 W. 34th Street Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free; Open to the Public Cinematheque108 "Video Out" page
Thomas Wilfred's Lumia
November 5: Echo Park
Lumia Night: The Roots of Live Visual Performance
An evening featuring:
-“Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Story of Light Art” (2007), the story of Thomas Wilfred vividly told through photographs, personal letters as well as interviews with audience members, acquaintances, and current practitioners of Lumia. The documentary also includes interviews with prominent Wilfred collector Eugene Epstein and touches upon other light-art pioneers, Mary Hallock Greenewalt and Charles Dockum. With an introduction by directors Paul Vlachos and Meredith Finkelstein
-“Trip The Light Fantastic” (2010), a new film by digital lumia artist George Stadnik with music by James Ross (“Bell Meditation”, 2010)
-"The Work of Thomas Wilfred," a presentation by eminent Lumia collectors/historians AJ & Eugene Epstein
LAVA presents: VJ 201 Visuals Workshop
LAVA is hosting a VJ 201 workshop for intermediate-level visuals artists at the Museum of Neon Art at downtown Los Angeles on Sunday November 7th. This six-hour workshop will cover: History of visuals artists with Eric Medine (MkUltra), current trends in visuals art with James Cui (VJ Fader), “20 shows in 22 days: on tour with ‘Bowling for Soup’” with Michael Allen (Project Ion), loop creation from DVDs (Mac and PC) and Netflix, screen capture and set recording (Mac and PC), AV Mixer Pro Workshop with James Cui (VJ Fader), projection mapping demo using Photoshop and AfterEffects with James Cui (VJ Fader), DVD Shrink/Handbrake/VirtualDub/CamStudio workshop with Eric Medine (MkUltra), and Modul-8 Theory and Practice with Michael Allen (Project Ion).
Where: Museum of Neon Art
136 W. 4th St
Downtown Los Angeles, 90013
$20 ($15.00 for MONA members) www.la-va.org
November 21: Glendale
J-Walt’s “Spontaneous Fantasia” and Michael Scroggins
The Glendale Community College Planetarium presents cutting-edge immersive 3D real time animation SPONTANEOUS FANTASIA, performed live by artist/programmer/composer J-Walt Adamczyk. The show represents a brand new art form where the one-hour animated program won’t exist until the artist creates it live in front of the audience.
This show also includes a liquid performance by artist Michael Scroggins featuring slow plate live via a video projector along with a tiled full dome projection created from a set of segments from live recording sessions of liquid plate performance.
Calendar subject to change. Please check back for the latest information.
Founded in 1994, iotaCenter is a Los Angeles-based non-profit arts organization dedicated to experimental works and fostering a community of artists by engaging them with our four programs: community, exhibition, research and preservation.
About Los Angeles Video Artists (LAVA)
LAVA is a loosely organized community of video artists working primarily in the field of live video mixing and improvised visuals. The goal of the LAVA community is to promote and nurture the movement of video mixing and improvisational video art in the greater Los Angeles area.
mad-actions is a collective based in Barcelona and Paris working on cultural engineering through projects development involving art, science and technology.
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