Program: Idiotbox - New Age Internet Perspectives

LPM Live Performers Meeting 2016 Amsterdam
Edition XVII May 12nd - 14th 2016 | Amsterdam
Audio Visual Performing Artists Meeting
May, 12th 2016, 3:00 pm | May, 15th 2016, 4:00 am
May 12 - 14, 2016
Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Program: Idiotbox - New Age Internet Perspectives

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Idiotbox - New Age Internet Perspectives

VJ Set

Duration: 30 min.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 | 01:10 > 01:40 | CONCERTZAAL

Art is art, regardless of genre. Humans are humans, regardless of gender.

Today’s world is obsessed with definitions. We prescribe multiple prefixes and suffixes to new sub-genres of music, and we introduce arbitrary terminology to define personal gender and sexuality. These cultural and social tendencies are linked, both caused by humanity’s predisposition towards organisation through linear spectrums; but it is unhealthy for people to have new categorizations enforced on them as a result of ‘not fitting in’ with a commonly accepted field. Terms like ‘outsiders’ and ‘anomalies’ are being used to define people who should just be considered as themselves.

I am exploring how to represent these ideas of definition, humanity, and identity, through creative means; by blurring borders and viewing project concepts through non-linear perspectives. To this end, I am developing an original method of synchronizing my live manipulation of audio and visual elements.

The visual aspect - the aspect to be presented at LPM - involves manipulating .gifs through the new "gifSlap" software. This software is incredibly versatile, especially when it comes to blurring the definition of source material. The source material itself will also reflect the relevant ideas of definition-escapement and the forming of identity through such escape.

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