Friday, 24 December 2010

Glitchmas Eve


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vaguely reminiscent of a christmas tree no?

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Chops from Tyler Kinney and Andy Martrich

Tyler Kinney has sent me some interesting projects he has been working on.

In his words

"they are a collaboration with Andy Martrich, he writes the words and creates the sound. I generate the video using a fed-back video mixer. And then some keying and editing."

check out his channel here for some more interesting videos

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Chirp -1

Here is another video that utilizes a Quantel DPE 5000, created in 1979 with Video and audio by Dean WInkler, Glenn Van Alstyne, Tom Lucke, Elaine Lewis, and Brian Aitchison.

check out Dean WInklers amazing youtube channel here for work that incorporates video effects and techniques from pre digital era right on through to early computer graphics and beyond

the breadth and range of the work is very impressive

from Dean in reply to someone's question on youtube
"This was created in two separate effects passes: An old porno tape was processed using a Serge modular music synthesizer to sequence the sounds and control the colorization of a Hern video synthesizer (both analog). The sounds are also inserted into the video, which are the stripes you see, changing with frequency. The tape from the first pass was used to seed an analog feedback loop around a Quantel 5000 digital effects device. Sorry, I have no clue what an AfterEfx plug-in equivalent is :-)"

U.S. A.P.E. 'Ignorance is Bliss' Video

here is a video from 1978 watch out for the advance (for the time) video effects at the end using a The Quantel DPE 5000 and early digital video effects that would later be followed by the hugely popular paint box 

check more interesting stuff from dcortex

Friday, 17 December 2010

Wednesday, 15 December 2010


here are some interesting machanical/optical video Kaleidoscopes from galaxyglassworks all motorized with composite video outputs 

some of these are one of a kind or small production runs

the "INDUSTRIAL POP" at $1200 seems pricey but if you compare these to custom other hand made electro mechanical devices it's not to crazy 

"SCANDINAVIAN" the more complex at $2000.00

Monday, 13 December 2010

Radio 4 Visualized

I'm working on a circuit that converts audio in to a readable video signal

Thursday, 9 December 2010

redsquirrels noisy video creations

Jason aka redsquirrels has been uploading some very compelling video work that has a really individual/personal human feel (which I think is can be hard in glitch/media art)

check his blog here for weird and awesome explanations

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Ben Baker-Smith Vaudeo Signal

here is an mazing feat an 31 minute AV album by Ben Baker-Smith and Evan Kühl

the official online release is here   very impressive stuff!

Track List

1. fralix_01
2. unsound
3. yellow splice
4. radiation_test
5. rainbow passed me by
6. color trough
7. prism #3
8. light being

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Don Slepian

here are a few interesting videos from Don Slepian scroll down on his home page from some more video synth action. (I have posted one or two from his youtube before)

Monday, 6 December 2010

Neon Indian Mind Drips with analogue video from LZX

Lars Larsen from LZX industries has created this beautiful video with his video synth system

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Gebhard Sengmüller A Parallel Image

here is a piece of work by Gebhard Sengmüller the guy behind the mazing vinyl video and many more amazing projects detailed on his website (my favorite being, the use of 24 kodak carousel s-av 2050 to roughly simulate a 35mm film projector, INSANE!)

check out this beautiful image from his work A Parallel Image which like allot of his work deconstructs communication technologies by building mechanisms that never existed to illustrate how todays complex impregnable systems can be broken down and understood. video on his site

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Stevo Wolfson

previously featured in this post for his video tape looping diagrams, here are some way cool photos of Stevo Wolfson working at The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago Video Studio arround 1981 to 1983 website here. ps check out the Sandin IP!

Friday, 3 December 2010


Another gem shown to me from Tom in Canada be sure to check his blog. Last time he sent me this. This time he emailed me to let tell me about in his words...

"There was a show that happened a few weeks back here in Vancouver based around audiovisual performances by artists or bands. The performer(s) would alter a movie of their choosing, then perform a live soundtrack to the film. It was a great experience and went over very well, given that the majority of concerts here are mainly without visuals."

and from the facebook event page

"Inspired by No Age's live scoring of the film 'The Bear', Alternate Realities is the reinterpretation of the idea of the soundtrack in film. How the usage of sound can change a mood or intensity within a visual context simply through different applications and fluxuations of that sound. The goal was ultimately to create a piece that exists outside of the original product and ultimately becomes something that exists within it's own dimension, almost as if it would be the version within another reality.
With Performances by:

Josh Stevensen( Magneticring/Von Bingen)
Mel Paget (UUIUU/Mafia Wars/Group Marriage)
Cameron Borthwick ( Marcus Naslund/ Ex- Cheerleader Camp, Golden Touch)
Sean Orr (Tassels)
Tom Whalen & Ben Jacques ( Haunted Beard/GAK)
Rob Ondzik, Evan Mcdowell & Felix Machinations ( Soft Focus)

Entry will be 5 dollars
Doors at 7:30, Performances will start around 8:30-9"

here is a clip from Mel Paget's performance from mafiahunt

sometimes I wish I lived in Canada  

Tom informs me there is another show planed!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Psychedelic TV Feedback

Psychedelic TV Feedback from rageofthesage

Monday, 29 November 2010

Late Night Media Madness with the Cosmic Crew

fantastic video with great description from alundell

Sunday, 28 November 2010

sound to video

some of my sound to video experiments more here

Saturday, 27 November 2010


link HERE

come and discuss !

Friday, 26 November 2010

very quick video stills collage

here are some very quick simple sketched ideas using my video feedback work to possibly create print media

its just a pity they look mostly like psy trance flyers :)

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Introduction to the Video Oscillator

an informative video from LZX there system is shaping up very well

Monday, 22 November 2010

Friday, 19 November 2010

Time Base Forcer

From Gieskes "It forces time base on the signal you put into it, so you can display the signal on a TV".

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Radio Waves from drinksmachine on flickr. This is some of the most beautiful monochrome feedback I have ever seen! (mad props)

"Video feedback, created 1993.

Music by drinksmachine 2008"

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

resemblance levels off the chart (video sketch reel)

here is a super piece of work from Dan Swan, Arran Ridley, Theodoros Giannakis, Petros Moris using some video tablets. Dan also did live drawing with Arran on the final episode of Lucky PDF TV viewable here

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Atari Video Music Modifications Demo

switched on the synth emporium based in Austin Texas have posted a youtube video of their modded atari video musics. Very cool if only I lived in an NTSC zone :)

Monday, 15 November 2010

Extra Extra Jones Video new content !!!

Dave Jones has posted some new info about his video synthesizer products coming soon!
the MVIP Mini Video Image Processor is a stand alone module that works in NTSC pal PAL and can add simple video effects functionality to an audio modular set up

this is a very cool idea to get people started in to the world of video synthesis ! 

Michael Egger & Flo Kaufmann - Analog Visuals Labor

here are some fascinating shots of a project involving artists Michael Egger & Flo Kaufmann from shiftfestival on flickr that looks like some kind of live analogue visuals lab

"Shift Electronic Arts Festival is an annual international festival in Basel, Switzerland that includes concerts, exhibitions, video and film screenings, lectures, artist talks, workshops and more."

there website and blog are:

the modular video synthesizer in the front is synkie a project detailed on this fantastic page with development information and schematics! It looks like its is Michael Eggers work (possibly a collective research project) from what I can read more info here 

the synth  in the back is the legendary EMS Spectron/Spectre that I put up more info on here (with links to good sites) and further related projects here I was originally designed by Richard Monkhouse

and Flo Kaufmann's very cool site is here 

you can see some video of the work in action here

Friday, 12 November 2010

Everything in Heaven is Television

Everything in Heaven is Television interstitial by Juan Cisneros and Zonkout from what looked like a very cool TV show here

video feedback for toshiba v3

here is some cool video from a guy called zenpho I did a post on back here

Thursday, 11 November 2010


here is and interesting site and blog from Kyle Evans his video work is detailed on the site including lots of cool hardware and the co-opting junk for beautiful glitchy art  check out his links and equipment write-ups from his site!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Milton Marques

here is some interesting video work by Milton Marques  take a look!
sent to me by my good friend Dale

BitVision video synthesizer

here is something cool from Lars Larsen of LZX Industries fame via handmade music

"Lars Larsen of LZX Industries will be presenting his new BitVision video synthesizer at the next handmade Music Austin."

The BitVision features :

– A frame buffer which can display internal shapes and images in many colorization modes.
– 8-bit color palette, although thousands more can be revealed from the analog color phase shifter.
– An analog envelope follower/generator that responds to an external audio or clock signal, with gain and decay controls to modulate video.
– A frequency counter also derived from the audio input, which can modulate video based on the frequency of the input signal.
– Program and mode selection pushbuttons, as well as two arbitrary knobs and one pushbutton to control parameters dependent on the currently selected display program and mode.
– Integrating programming header allows savvy users to upload their own images and animation routines.
– 1/8″ jack audio input.
– Composite video RCA output.

This workshop will be presented By Switched On and will be held at the space next door to them.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Are You Ready for TV?

Are You Ready for TV?  very interesting looking show

"just when it seems that television as we have known it is over, we are asked if we are ready for more. The MACBA presents a television defined by the experiments of artists, thinkers and media professionals in order to show what happens when a relationship is established between such different languages. It is not an exhibition about television, but one conceived from the place of television. Its aim is to study how the diverse ways of grasping images and the life of concepts contribute to tracing the horizon of our cultural present. "

TV Interruptions (7 TV Pieces): Interruption piece, David Hall, 1971.

Experimental 1/2 Hour

my friend Gary directed me to this!
here is a community TV show from Portland

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Saturday, 30 October 2010

VHS Artifacts

here is an interesting work utilizing many glitches collected from old home movie VHS tapes from videogoddess very inspiring

Friday, 29 October 2010

Soviet Space Cameras

I did a post on the NASA camera that went to the moon so I thought it appropriate to do one on Soviet Space Cameras! here is an excellent web page

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Italian Video Collective CADEO!

check out this stuff!  recommend me by Tom from the very interesting doggoestojail blog
the videos are from the work of Italian Video collective CADEO

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Lucky PDF TV Episode One

here is some incredibly ramshackle art tele featuring my live text/visuals

LuckyPDF TV, Auto Italia LIVE: Episode 1 from LuckyPDF TV on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Cel Chromascope

So here is my new distraction, another toy. This time a CEL Chromascope. One of the only British video synthesizers more info found on this excellent site.

my one is a special variant with external sync and horizontal sync inputs I haven't quite got any output from  it yet, but I have been using a cheap screen that may possibly not handle its less than perfect signal. Heres hoping!

Sunday, 3 October 2010

New Lucky PDF TV

new Lucky PDF type thing coming soon I'm doing interstitial bits and titles for some episodes as well as some live stuff first live broadcast is on Saturday 16 October at 5pm link

Monday, 27 September 2010

Synths and Video Effects

here is a shot from along time ago. As soon as I get time Ill put some new posts up detailing all the video projects I'm working on at the moment.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Magnetic Tape Video Looping

Unlike the relatively simple practice of audio tape looping that has been employed extensively in the music and art world since before the 1950s, magnetic video tape looping is allot more difficult. The main obstacles are maintaining tension, lengths involved and the way video is multiplexed with embedded sync signals and recorded on to the magnetic medium more often than not in a helical scan pattern. This means examples are few and far between.

A good place to start is destructural video blogspot which has a fantastic post that details some of the projects found online. For a more current feed of interesting video that falls under the destructural banner  check out the facebook group linked from the blogspot!

I also found this website detailing the video feedback work of Stevo Wolfson pretty interesting stuff and he has diagrams of all his various setups

Monday, 13 September 2010

Another Tyco TVC 8000 Video Cam

So this week at a junk market I came across another Tyco Video Camera for £2. Hopefully Im going to use them both for a few experiments including some circuit modifications and possibly some stereo imaging. When the tests are done ill post a tutorial.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

PYE Video Mixer & Monitor

here is a cool and very old looking video mixer from toresbe on flickr

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Friday, 10 September 2010

Elvira Hufschmid

Hi here is a cool piece from 2004 described on the artists website here

"interactive video sculpture 2004
moving closed-circuit installation
aluminium-construction, 14 monitors,
14 surveillance cameras,
size 7`1" x 11`5"

A rocking construction carries a corpus of 14 monitors to which 14 small colour cameras are attached. Each camera is recording a different section of the installation space and transferring the images directly to one of the monitors on the rocker. The rocking motion of the sculpture composed of monitors and cameras generates moving pictures from differing perspectives that represent the room and its content as a mobile three-dimensional body."

Saturday, 4 September 2010

VHS Feedback

Here is some VHS feedback work by thing on vimeo

Friday, 3 September 2010

Home-Made: Contemporary Russian Folk Artifacts

This book documents some amazing DIY things from Russia including  a few TV aerials this one being my favorite for shear sci fi/modern looks.

Magnavox Television and Cool Bow Tie Arial

Here is a rather cool TV and arial from illtakeyourphoto on flickr

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Brian McKenna Performing The O Bit Project

here is a atmospheric shot from bhlubarber on flickr
from the description:
"The Netherlands' Brian McKenna performing the O Bit Project at Signal + Noise, 2008. What they say about it: "Physically tuning-in to high-frequency electrical phenomena with the help of simultaneous audio/video analysis; harmonic-distortion is used to expand signal-range, connecting worlds of experience. An on-going analogue process, without computers getting in the way.
What I say: Whoa!"

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Accidental Video Feedback From Transferring Footage

here is a lovely glitch made all the more interesting by the fact it's completely accidental! (as all true glitch should be) bonus Steve Buscemi appearance! from DreamingTurtle on youtube

TV Sculpture

here is a nice shot of some stacked TVs from goreland on flickr

Friday, 27 August 2010

some more feedback experiments

this one is called mountains of feedback and basically uses wipe patterns and white noise together with some feedback effects to try and create a landscape in video.

and here is one of a series of black and white tests

DIY Video Synth built In London!

Here is Rich's blog about his DIY modular video synth he has been toiling away building. Looks like I'm gonna be making regular visits to check if there is anything new and I hope you do to! what a fantastic project!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010


The most notable Pixelvision/Toy camera film festival festival PXL THIS that has been running for an astonishing length of time the next festival will be its 20th and the entry deadline is Oct 22!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Leftover Video

here are some bits and bobs that didn't make it into other things

VGA image generator/glitcher Arcanebolt

This looks like an interesting project using an arduino to generate VGA signals and some more electronics to glitch the resulting signal form Tamas Kemenczy on flickr interesting website here

Saturday, 21 August 2010

DIY TV Transmitter

Here is one of the many projects available online to build your own low powered TV transmitter. This instructable also details a multitude of different ways to go about making more powerful transmitters.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Jonathan Schipper Invisible sphere

Very impressive video sphere! from Jonathan Schipper here's what he says on his website.
"The sphere contains 215 monitors and 215 cameras. Each camera is opposite to the monitor it feeds. The sphere constantly recreates its surroundings on its monitors from every conceivable angle at all times. The sphere is reflection of media’s attempt to remain revealing as it grows in power and becomes increasingly omni present."

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Some Chaotic Live Video

So here is some of my live visual disasters(I was a little worse for ware by the time it came to play) proper professional DJ Bradley Zero Philip provided the excellent audio I believe, also thanks to the lucky PDF guys for inviting me to play live

Chris King from J PDF on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Storming Pong!

I think circuit bending with just wet hands should from henceforth be known as storming. This is pong being "stormed" as he puts it from marco cher-gibard on vimeo excellent!

from  Vimeo

Monday, 16 August 2010

Video Delay Lines

most video delay lines are just passive filters that provide very short (usually nano seconds) delay times to correct signals between sources over long cables runs and other related problems. However there are other ways to achieve real video delays for video installations and the like. I have a Korg Entrancer which does 6 seconds of delay, some DVD recorders have functions that allow them to output a delayed signal and there are commercially available studio units used for broadcast delays on live TV. There is also this, while still expensive its small form factor could be an advantage for cramped installations or live stuff.

Friday, 13 August 2010


Lucky PDF TV will be coming live from YES WAY at Auto Italia from tonight I'm contributing some live video feedback type stuff for half an hour at 2200 hours on saturday night! 

tune in here should be fun!