Saturday, 23 February 2013


I'm playing Sprawl again this time doing more video, might bring an extra screen or something for a bit of variation !

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Video Feedback by Sarah Perez - Queipo

Here is some interesting video feedback and a research project form Sarah Perez-Queipo
there are many links to interesting articles a few of which are new to me!

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Machine Log

Machine Log is an excellent blog about restoring ancient video and audio equipment and sometimes building rad projects too. I love the attention to detail and appreciation for the forgotten age of beautifully tied off colour coded wires and hand drawn copper traces.

A project that recently caught my eye is a 360 degree rotating cradle to allow point unrestricted tilting of a video camera for video feedback. This is an incredibly useful project as there are literally thousands of permutations and patterns available by changing the angle of the camera and screen.

Also this modular video processor is an interesting piece of broadcast kit

Jason McCreary

DIY Video Switch by Konrad Zientara
"This video shows my first tests of analog video switching in sync with music.
The analog clock pulses come from arduino programmed to convert midi input to analog signals (CV, GATE, CLOCK, RUN/STOP).
The video switch itself and the output monitor have no v-sync therefor images in screen tend to be verticaly shifted. It should not be a problem with most modern signal recievers,
thou for fast switching a digital syncing of all signals can be added"

Maxmillon Dunbar - Loving the Drift

Director, Editor: Aurora Halal
Camera Assistant: Ethan Goldwater
LZX video synthesizer magic: Michael Potvin
Dancers: Angela Chambers & Angelina Dreem
©2013 RVNG Intl./
more of Michael Potvin's work for a band called Motion Studies here


Suuns "2020" Video By Sabrina Ratté

Sabrina Ratté video for Suuns, using some very nice waveform generation and feedback to great minimal effect, Inspiring 
Suuns - "2020" (Official Video) from the album 'Images Du Futur' out March 5, 2013 on Secretly Canadian and on Secret City in Canada

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

The Nocturnal Emissions' "Bleeding Images" + "The Foetal Grave of Progress"

John of  of now defunct but fantastic blog Destructural Video has organised a screening showing two 1980's videos from the sound art project Nocturnal Emissions who as well as being involved in industrial/electronic music in the eighties were also early pioneers in scratch video.

Thursday, 14 February 2013, Wharf Chambers Ground Floor, 23 - 25 Wharf Street, LS2 7EQ Leeds

"Limerent Objects is proud to present a Sterile Records double bill screening of:

BLEEDING IMAGES (1982, 46 minutes, VHS)

Perhaps THE quintessential audiovisual statements of the post-industrial music scene. Provocative in content, prescient in style, these medium-length videos captured the subversive interests and activities of the pioneering sound art project The Nocturnal Emissions against a contextual backdrop of the UK between 1981 and 1984; a time rife with mass unemployment, civil unrest, media hysteria, political indifference, terrorism and war overseas. Burroughsian cut-ups reveal subliminal imagery hidden in exploitative mainstream broadcasting; shocking images of real-life violence against living beings are critically employed to expose our complacency in everyday cruelty; the thunderous soundscapes and ritual performances of The Nocturnal Emissions awaken the viewer's senses to our undermining culture controlled by fear and repression...

Rarely viewed since their initial home video releases and screenings at the Tate and ICA in the UK as a result of the imposing 1984 Video Recordings Act, both videos remain impressive today as early influential examples of the extended music video and key moments of the British independent video art movement. Countless artists and broadcasters have emulated or outright stolen the ambitions, aesthetics and techniques used in the videos of The Nocturnal Emissions, either directly or through watered-down copies - few however can match the tremendous power of the original works which are long overdue public and critical reassessment in these increasingly pertinent times.

Free entry with small donations welcomed. Doors open at 7:30. A short talk and introduction by the organiser will precede the first video at 8pm - second video will be shown after 9pm. Please be aware that these videos contains flashing images and some footage that may disturb those of a sensitive disposition.

Special thanks to Nigel Ayers/Earthly Delights and Piitu Lintunen for making this event possible.

*Wharf Chambers Co-operative Club is a members’ club, and you need to be a member, or a guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit Membership costs £1 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect.*"

Monday, 4 February 2013

Known Ocean As Sprawl

So I did some visuals for Known Ocean at Sprawl, please forgive the shaky one handed photography, I was 'playing the Chromascope pretty heavily for this performance using a few tricks only a factory modified unit like mine can do such as removing removing sync for glitchy effects, ect.