Category Archives: Art

Provides a comprehensive forum for video performance artists who run the gamut from high intensity rave video mixers, to experimental interactive installation artists, and other likeminded creative folks choosing video as a major focus of their art.


Scott Sona Snibbe

Scott Snibbe is a pioneer in interactive art, interactive music, digital video, and gestural user interfaces. Snibbe is currently the founder and CEO of the social music video startup Eyegroove. His previous company produced interactive music apps, including the world’s first app album Björk: Biophilia, which was acquired by New York MoMA as the first app in its art and design collection. Snibbe began his career as one of the early developers of After Effects (acquired by Adobe), and worked at Interval Research Corporation on interactive music, cinema, and haptics research projects.


Peter Greenaway

Peter Greenaway wants to create a re-presentation of the painting of the Nightwatch called Nightwatching as an act of theatre, treating the event of the painting as a theatrical activity of players, costumes, props, light, sound and dialogue set in a highly technical, innovating and creative installation; a combination of art and technology designed for an attentive audience that will be intrigued by a world of light and moving images and the single frozen moment.


Greetings from Vondelpark, Amsterdam

Craziness this week – a harsh introduction to dutch red tape. Honestly, it was like a scene out of Brazil!

Short updates (for those interested!):

  • “Urban Queens” short film nearing the end of post-production, starting to hang together now.
  • Motion Graphics showreel almost done
  • Netherlands tax number (SOFI) progress
  • “Fire Poi” short film about 70% complete
  • I’m still trying to learn the Midi Trigger Finger!

No dice with studying in Berlin – it smelt funny. Free rental bikes though, and it had a great Film Museum with Marlene Dietrich, Fritz Lang & Ray Harryhausen (!) exhibits.



I wander thro’ each charter’d street,
Near where the charter’d Thames does flow,
And mark in every face I meet
Marks of weakness, marks of woe,

In every city of every Man,
In every Infant’s cry of fear,
In every voice, in every ban,
The mind-forg’d manacles I hear.

How the chimney-sweeper’s cry
Every black’ning church appals;
And the hapless soldiers sigh
Runs in blood down palace walls.

But most thro’ midnight streets I hear
How the youthful barlot’s curse
Blasts the new-born infant’s tear,
And blights with plagues the marriage hearse.

London was written by William Blake in 1794, in the aftermath of the French Revolution — a time of great political conflict in Britain.

Aotearoa On The Tube

Today is World Usability Day.

On Sunday I completed my entry into the BBC/Radio1/1Xtra Vj Superstar Competition! My entry is above. The competition closed on Monday, various judges are evaluating (including members from Tomato and Coldcut) until December 1, when the winners are announced. Keep your fingers crossed!

I’m listening to Trinity Roots’ Aotearoa on my commute into London sometimes – it makes me pine for a bright summers day in Albert Park or K Road. Especially comforting when the tube is a sanctuary from the pouring rain above. Voted on Radio 1 site for Fat Freddys Drop album of the year. Another Loop selection is out – checkit!

I’ve added a help screen to my VJ app, hope to get that on-line soon.

Found a local (Highbury/Islington!) weekly VJ get-together, attending next week with VJ Fibro (Ben) from AK – will keep you posted on the London scene. Queued up for over an hour the night before last at a vj gig (Future Shorts, part of the BFI London Film Festival), only to throw in the towel at a packed house. A good prospect for future vj gigs, it being sold out, but what a disappointment…

Editing the competition audio mix (down to 3mins) got me thinking about music again, hopefully will start heading in that direction a bit more.

Trying to join the local village Town Forum to help raise funds for the christmas lights – the district council has cancelled the non-profit boot sale until it can get licensed. Red tape must die!