SEPTEMBER 4th 6th 2008 Xalapa, Mexico
Live video performers, visual artists and vj meeting

Report

September 4, 2008, 3:00 pm | September 8, 2008, 12:00 am
September 4 - 6, 2008
Escuela Gestalt de Diseño, MUTYE - Museo del Transporte y Exposiciones, Xalapa | Mexico
Escuela Gestalt de Diseño, Xalapa | Mexico
MUTYE - Museo del Transporte y Exposiciones, Xalapa | Mexico

LPM – Live Performers Meeting
The LPM project was born in 2004 with the aim to answer to the need for creating a space-temporal referential field where to meet, know each other and share vjing related experiences. Nowadays LPM is an international meeting dedicated to artists, professionals and passionates of veejayingvisual and live video performance.

LPM Sixth edition Mexico
LPM in Xalapa has been a pioneer event in its kind in Mexico and its success had an important role in the local cultural scene. An international event which promotes technology, the sharing of informations and an avantgarde.

LPM is produced by Flyer Comunications (Roma) in corporation wth Fabrik Project (Xalapa, Mexico) with the help of artists, collaborators and proponents, supported by the Institutions of Government and Culture.

On 4th and 5th September at the Escuela Gestalt de Diseño many presentations of audiovisual projects, workshops and installations took place, until the closing party at Museo del Transporte y de las exposiciones on6th September with the special showcase of 9 no-stop hours of audiovisual projections, during this time all the artists have interacted on the stage.

4th, 5th September – Escuela Gestalt de Diseño
At the Escuela Gestalt de diseño began LPM 08 Mexico, the LPM team – composed by Gianluca del Gobbo andMarco Donnarumma (TheSAD) – opened the event in the auditorium, where they explained the reasons why they choose to organize LPM in Mexico and how the event is able to create a space where to share knowledge, experiences among different countries. They have also explained the program development modality, closely related to the principle of freedom of membership and participation at the event.

In the conferences and presentations section, the visual artist Deftoo á LA Yoa (Poland) has given an interestingworkshop of introduction to the Vjing: from the video camera employment to create and manipulate content through the use of various vj software, to the composition and animation, to the conceptualization of a live video performance. The dialogue resulted from participants’ interest and interaction (beginners, amateurs and experts), has enabled a better understanding of LPM issues and content.

Vj Spunco (Acapulco) has made the presentation of Modul8 VJ software, designed to modify the video in real time, generating sequences of lights, architectural and space video, which allow to create video installations; his speech concluded with the presentation of his project The Documentary vj. The third presentation by Sonido Mala Onda,from Mexico City, was a presentation of the “Mexican Mafia Gangsta Shit” project, a work that combines urban sounds and mexican folklore.

Gianluca Del Gobbo, the creator of FLxER free software, Marco Donnarumma (TheSAD) and Mitja Bombardieri (META2) from Rome, presented the FLxER project and the features of the new version FLxER 4.4 beta free A/V mixer, software that lets you mix together in real-time vector graphics, audio, video, text. VJ Dogon (DF) creator and producer, presented the event Circuito Electrovisiones, created in May in Mexico City, followed by the audio-visual performance Lights Bendings which makes use of circuits, controllers and games: a webcam capture images, brightness and contrast live, and translates the video and sound signal according to the setted programming code.

Deftoo á LA Yoa (Poland) has performed with his project Eeny meeny miny moe, which tells the social reality of his country. The Multimedia Designer VJ Chana (DF), presented an overview of vjing mexican festival and events, which promote theVjing Mexican culture abroad. Vj Lalo (D.F.) has proposed the video installation “Flor”, an interesting visual proposal in 3D that reacts to the movement of spectators. Lalo has also made a presentation of the VVVV software, explaining in detail the software able to recreate graphical environments and physical interfaces, motion-graphics, audio and video manipulations.

In the classroom 102, were shown some DVD, like Audiovisual Landscape and Net Data Visualizer by Marcus VJ (Cuernavaca, Morelos), Placenta by Imwinkel (Paris), AFX by Manolo (León México), One-minute suite top ten by Video Minuto (Italy).

During the two evenings on the Esculela Gestalt terrace, equipped with 6 screens, many artists have performed with audio-visual projects such as Pasos by NomadaSimbioptic with his project From reggae to dubstep, Desollado with the performance Fragmentado, and closing Bestial crew by Vj Chana and still VJ Copycat, DJ Redker, Daesfunca, Xnografikz.

6th September – Museo del Transporte y Exposiciones
The last day of the Meeting hosted the closing party, with many audiovisual performances: Arkteria withProtocelularNucleroto by Kchihiro accompanied by Mixfukedup live guitar & electronicsMohnvox by Xnografikz,MexicanKitschNonStopThePower by Sonido Mala Onda, to one of the special guests, Bostich + Fussible, members of the renowned NORTEC collective .

Starting at midnight began the VJclash, during which the VJs performed at the same time, together with some national famous djs, such as In Vitro and Dj Six (D.F.). The public could enjoy vjsets: Vj Diablos (Polonia), Vj Packo Pasko (D.F.), Vj Dogon (D.F.), Vj CHaNa (D.F.), Desollado (D.F.), Bioritmo (D.F.), and the presentation of FLxER Team (Rome) with the vjsets by Meta2, Deftoo á la Yoa and TheSad, which showed the latest features of FLxER 4.4-free AV mixer software, so closing this mexican edition.

 

Locations

Escuela Gestalt de Diseño A.C.
Av. Orizaba #42, Xalapa, Veracruz Mexico
www.gestalt.edu.mx

MUTYE – Museo del Transporte y Exposiciones
Km. 1.5 Carretera Xalapa Coatepec Col. Benito Juárez, Xalapa, Veracruz Mexico

1) Escuela Gestalt de Diseño
The first two days of the Event will take place in the Auditorium, in the Ateliers and in the Terrace of the Escuela Gestalt de Diseño.

INDOOR: Auditorium
The Stage 1, provided of a video system and 3 maxi-screens, is set up in the Auditorium.
Here have been presented showcases of projects/products and audio-video performances.

INDOOR: Classrooms
The Classrooms of the Escuela Gestalt de Diseñohosts the Learning area of the Event.
This space is dedicated to the working groups of the workshops and to possible debates and more in-depth examinations about the projects/products presented.

OUTDOOR: Terrace
The Terrace is set up the Stage 2, provided of an independent video system with 3 maxi-screens where audio-video performances are following one each other.

TECHNOLOGIES

VIDEO

* 8 Video projectors 3.000/5.000 ansi/lumen
* 4 Video Consolles
* 2 Video Mixers EDIROL V440
* 1 Video Mixer EDIROL V8
* 4 Video Mixers EDIROL V4
* VGA Cables

AUDIO

* 2 DJ Mixers
* 4 CDJs
* 4 Tecnics 1200
* 5.000 watt indoor audio system

FREE INTERNET

* WI-FI

2) MUTYE – Museo del Transporte y Exposiciones
The event closing Party wil be in the big space of the MUTYE – Museo del Transporte y Exposiciones.

INDOOR
The Stage is set up in the Big Exhibition room of the Museum an host 6 maxi-screen.

The protagonists of the final Party are the audio-video performances, the VJ CLASH and the DJ SET by the many artists palying from the many video consolles.

TECHNOLOGIES

VIDEO

* 9 Video projectors 3.000/5.000 ansi/lumen
* 3 Video Consolles
* 3 Video Mixers EDIROL V440
* 3 Video Mixer EDIROL V8
* 3 Video Mixers EDIROL V4
* VGA Cables

AUDIO

* 1 DJ Mixers
* 2 CDJs
* 2 Tecnics 1200
* 10.000 watt indoor audio system

FREE INTERNET

* WI-FI

2008MEX Gestalt & Mutye

 

NUMBERS

  • 3 days
  • 6 beamers
  • 2 location: Escuela Gestalt de diseño and the Museo de Transporte y exposiciones
  • 1320 m/2 Mutye
  • 400 m/2 Gestalt Terrace
  • 250 seats in the Auditorium Gestalt
  • 5 vj mixers
  • 4 audio consolle
  • 39h of presentations, live performances and showcases
  • 1500 turnout
  • 15 persons of the staff
  • 80 artists (Poland, Italy, Mexico: Guadalajara, Df, Toluca, Cuernavaca)
  • 60 shows and performances
  • 4.000 flyers
  • 200 programmes
  • 2400 posters (35 x 70)
  • 50 press kits

 

ORGANIZATION

In the four months before the event, the organizing team in collaboration with a group of volunteers, has handled well the communication and information on the event, with the objective to promote and spread the mission. This first latin american edition, has opened a dialogue and exchange between mexican and international visual artists, recording more than 150 requests for registration, which has responded by providing information about the characteristics of the event and artistic programme.
During the days of the event, the information point has welcomed artists to establish the timing of their performance and manage their time to Xalapa. In the same way, were managed and coordinated the invited journalists.
The work of the Press Office, which began three months before the event, has enabled the promotion and dissemination throught various local media, press conferences and publications, massive media contacts, parallel activities, that have allowed to place LPM among the most interesting national events of the year.

The work of the Press Office, which began three months before the event, has enabled the promotion and dissemination throught various local media, press conferences and publications, massive media contacts, parallel activities, that have allowed to place LPM among the most interesting national events of the year.

 

Partners

PRODUCTION

SUPPORTED BY

APPROVED BY

LPM NETWORK

TOP MEDIA PARTNERS

TECHNICAL PARTNERS

 

Photo & Video

2008MEX Selecta

 

2008MEX 08-28_Preview@ParqueJuarez

 

2008MEX 08-24_Preview@Ibiza

 

2008MEX Makingof-Selecta

 

2008MEX Selecta Video

PROMOTION

Our communication strategy took place through a promotional campaign which aimed to create a strong impact towards the audience of Xalapa, organizing also live previews targeted to specific audience.

Details:

  • 3 press conferences (Centro Cultural España, Restaurante Sumarento y Restaurante Mi viejo café), with the participation of many representants of local and international media.
  • 1.000 radio spots among the 9 stations of RTV and 2 stations of  Avanradio Group.
  • 180 television spots on channel 4 RTV
  • 13 banners 1:20 * 2.50
  • 25 lighting adverts at public transports stops
  • 2 advertise cars
  • 2.400 posters
  • 10.000 flyers
  • 4 live previews

2008 Materials

2008 Press Conference Mexico City

 

They said about us

The presence and support of different mass media, radio and local television, as well as the local press and the web, have helped to spread the news of this first LPM Mexican edition in the best way; the local and Mexico City press has reported in detail the importance of the Meeting.

2008MEX PressReview Conference

2008MEX WebReview


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