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iotaCenter presents Live Visual Performance 2010

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November 2-21, 2010

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.

Download the Full Press Release here [PDF]


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.

When: 8-10 pm; post-screening rooftop reception, 10pm-12am

Where: Downtown Independent
251 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
$12, with a discount of $2 for iotaCenter members

3/78 (1978)
Larry Cuba

November 3: Echo Park

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.

When: 8:00 pm

Where: Echo Park Film Center
1200 N. Alvarado St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

November 4: Downtown LA

“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)

When: 7pm-10pm

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

When: 8pm-10:30pm

Where: Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St.
Los Angeles, CA. 90026

VJ Fader

November 6: Glendale

An evening featuring innovative A/V sets from Los Angeles VJs VJ Fader, MkUltra and VJ Franz K

When: 8pm-10:30pm

Where: Echo Park Film Center Analog Annex
Glendale, CA
For the Annex address, please RSVP/email
or call (213) 484 - 8846

November 7: Downtown LA

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).

Speakers include Michael Allen/Project Ion, James Cui/VJ Fader, and Eric Medine/MkUltra. Pre-registration is recommended due to limited capacity of 30, and there is a $20 workshop fee ($15.00 for MONA members). For registration and more details, check out the LAVA site (

When: 12pm-6pm

Where: Museum of Neon Art
136 W. 4th St
Downtown Los Angeles, 90013
(213) 489-9918
$20 ($15.00 for MONA members)

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.

When: 6pm-8pm

Where: Glendale Planetarium
1500 North Verdugo Rd.
Glendale, Ca. 91208
Calendar subject to change. Please check back for the latest information.

About iotaCenter
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.

About mad-actions
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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