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MAY 29th June 1st 2008 Ex Mattatoio Rome, Italy
Audio Visual Performing Artists Meeting
May, 29th 2008, 10:59 am | June, 2nd 2008, 4:00 am
may 29 - June 1, 2008
Ex Mattatoio, Rome Italy, Rome, Italy

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 veejaying, visual and live video performance.

FIFTH EDITION
LPM 2008 closed the doors of its fifth edition with a smash hit, expanding locations and contents. An historical location, the Macello IV del Mattatoio di Testaccio in Rome, hosted the four days of the Meeting, with a broad program of A/V performances, workshops and showcases of projects, softwares and cutting-edge products. Four days, each one focused on different basic themes: Digital Freedoms, 8 Bit/Eletrropop, Breakbeat/Techno/Electro, Visual Genders.

For the Digital Freedoms session, dedicated to digital freedoms: LA DEGRADARTE, “When, how and why from a copyright law born an artistic and cultural provocation.” Among the Vj protagonists: Ser (Spain/Germany), vj who corporated with important artists such as Ellen Allien, Dj Hell, Rush, Fangoria, Moby, with the performance Input data, a performance that show the power of phisical computing; Dr Mo. (UK), photographer and videoclips director, with Space travel: an endless series of pictures took in all the cities he visited in the world.Among the workshops: freej o.s. Videomixer.

For the Elettropop/8 bit session: LeCollagiste (France) with VeeJinima, visual inspired by a imaginary videogame; Hiroshima Denryoku (Japan), Japanese Techno Collective; Synesthete (Turkey) with Signal to Noise, the performance analyzes the energy spread by the plants; the Vj duet Visuallab from Bologna, with Is you: tribute to the french artist Sophie Calle, awarded at the past edition of the Biennale di Venezia. Besides: TheSAD (Milan), Loco y Libra (Barcellona/London) KlipMan (Rome).

For the BreakBeat/Elettro/Tekno session: Toby Spark, one of the most important international VJ and founder of AVIT, historical english festival became now a network of Festivals and international events focused on live video; Homemade, french project which aim to face visual art using interdisciplinary approaches, with Just Alice 02, performance inspired by the hallucinatory, fairy-tale world of Alice in the Wonderland. Besides: VJ Tintin (Marseille), Brandy Alexander Project (London).

Visual Genders is the basic theme of the last day, with visuals dedicated to the Queer world and to the fleeting border among sexual genders. Among the main characters: Polivisioni, Vj collective from Cagliari (IT) with Ero/sono; Strap on Dildos, french collective of visual artists, musicians, performers, dancers and sex workers. And more, the launch of the contest organized by AMORE, giving the chance to perform at AMORE 09, one of the most important electronic event worldwide. Among the stars of the Queer Rome scene: Infidel, resident vj for PHAG OFF; Paco Nazim, vj for AMIGDALA and ROBOTERIE; RedNikita plus Vivel. Among the Djs: Hugo Sanchez and Warbear (resident vj for PHAG OFF). In the end the prize-giving ofDEGRADARTE contest: the vjs has improvised a three minutes video inspired by the movie Zatoichi by Takeshi Kitano using exclusively degraded images. Up for grabs one CODANOVA midi controller – cutting-edge technology product.

Location

Mattatoio di Testaccio – Macello IV
L.go Giovanni Battista Marzi 10
00153 – Rome

INDOOR

The indoor space of the event is located at the Macello IV of Mattatoio di Testaccio and it has the use of free internet connection , bar, 3 stages, Learning area and area Expoinfobuy.

INDOOR: Stage 1 and Stage 2
The stages 1 and 2 are twins and are structured with two stages equipped with sound system and 5 mega-screen. Here audiovisual performances and presentations follow one each other from 15:30 to 4:00, assuring a continuous line-up without any interruption.

INDOOR: Stage 3

The Stage 3 is dedicated to the vjs. From 01.00 to 04.00 they interpretate the sound of the djs and the audiovisual performances. It is set up with a wide video consolle from where 8 beamers projecting on 8 screens are controlled.

INDOOR: Learning
The learing area is the space dedicated to workshop sessions.

INDOOR: ExpoInfoBuy

ExpoInfoBuy is the space dedicated to commercial stands and sponsors promoting their products through exhibitions or showcases charachterised by presentations and shows.

OUTDOOR:
The open air space of the event is located outside the Macello IV of Mattatoio di Testaccio; it is set up with free internet connection, bar, kitchen and tables to guarantee a comfortable dinner.

2008 Ex Mattatoio – Macello IV

TECNOLOGIES

VIDEO

  • 13 Beamers 3.000/5.000 ansi/lumen
  • 3 VMS Beamers 3.000 ansi/lumen
  • 8 Video Consolles
  • 8×8 VGA MATRIX
  • 2 Video Mixers EDIROL V440
  • 1 Video Mixer EDIROL V8
  • 6 Video Mixers EDIROL V4
  • VGA Cables


AUDIO 

  • 2 DJ Mixers
  • 4 CDJs
  • 4 Technics 1200
  • 5.000 watt indoor audio system

FREE INTERNET

  • WI-FI

ORGANIZATION

The administrative office, supported by a group of volunteers, has deal with the informations and relationshipswith artists starting two months before the event. Almost 300 submissions have been collected, giving useful informations about the tipology of the event and the schedule.

During the four days of the meeting the LPM desk welcome the artists explaining informations about their performances and accomodations in Rome; besides it also managed the pass entrance and supported the press office, dealing with the welcome and coordination of the invited journalists.

Tha taks of the Press office started three months before the event, managing  the relationships with the numerousmedia partners, collecting their requests and creating ad hoc proposals. This resulted in some prestigious collaborations, such as ALL MUSIC (publishing group “L’Espresso “, also present during the event with excellent online coverage of the monthly “XL Repubblica”), Zero Edizioni, Radio Lifegate.

To note the good online and offline response obtained during the four days of LPM, with reports of the event on the most important newspapers and web portals.

Partners

PRODUCTION

FLxER.net

flxer.net

Linux Club

linux-club.org

SUPPORTED BY

Red Bull

redbull.it

APPROVED BY

LPM NETWORK

2STEP

myspace.com/2stepbeat

369gradi

369gradi.it

Art is Open Source

artisopensource.net

Avit C23

visualberlin.org/avitc23

AVITnetwork

avit.info

Bluecheese

bluecheese.it

Brancaleone

brancaleone.eu

Bugdate.net

bugdate.net

CarniScelte

carniscelte.info

CineticLab

CineticLab.it

Cinetrip

cinetrip.hu

Contesta Rock Hair

contestarockhair.com

CouchSurfing

couchsurfing.com

DegradArteCrew

degradarte.beyourbrowser.com

Deliriouniversale.com

deliriouniversale.com

Fabrik

fabrikproject.com.mx

Goa Sala Multimediale

goaclub.com

Muv festival

firenzemuv.com

Noise collective

noisecollective.net

Peam

artificialia.com

Phag Off

phagoff.org

RadioDD

radiodd.com

Shockart.net

shockart.net

SickMarylin

myspace.com/sickmarylin

Spruzz

spruzz.eu

Tekfestival

tekfestival.it

Share Festival

toshare.it

VideoMinuto

videominuto.it

Vision’r

vision-r.org

VisualBerlin

visualberlin.org

VJSpain

vjspain.com

YKS.tv

tbtv.it

Zone Attive

zoneattive.it

TOP MEDIA PARTNERS

All Music

allmusic.tv

Alternitalia

myspace.com/alternitalia

Crak

crakweb.it

Design Radar

designradar.it

DIGICULT

digicult.it

Drome Magazine

dromemagazine.com

InsideArt

insideart.eu

LeCollagiste

blog.lecollagiste.com

Metromorfosi

metromorfosi.com

MusicaOltranza

musicaoltranza.net

Next Exit

nextexit.it

Post.it

postitroma.it

Random Magazine

random-magazine.net

Romastyle

romastyle.info

Stirato

stirato.net

Taxi drivers

taxidrivers.it

Vjcentral.it

vjcentral.it

Vjing

vjingit.com

Zero Edizioni

zero.eu

TECHNICAL PARTNERS

Codanova

codanova.com

Matrox

matrox.com

VMS

vms-at.com

 

Photo & Video

2008 Selecta

2008 Selecta Video

2008 Partner Selecta

PROMOTION

Promotion activities have started from the identification of target audience, identifying the essential point in the vjing forums and web sites. We’ve used newsletters and mailing lists, relying mainly on the principle of networking. We’ve promoted the meeting by paper matirals, distributed in the aggregation places and in all the usually frequented areas.

Produced material:

  • 1 television Spot on TBTV
  • 2 advertise pages on su 06
  • 1 advertise page 02
  • 1 advertise page 081
  • 1 advertise page Taxi Driver
  • 1 Padvertise page NextExit
  • Banners
  • 26.000 Newsletter
  • 15.000 flyer
  • 3.000 programmes
  • 1.000 wallpapers 35 x 50
  • 1.500 pins
  • 200 T-shirt
  • 1 banner
  • 50 press kits

 

2008 Press Conference

They said about us

The press office focused its efforts increasing the interest of specialised magazines, local cultural reviews of the most important magazine, and targeted internet websites in order to provide a better visibility to the meeting.

2008 PressReview

2008 WebReview

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