events > Thursday
6th December, 9pm - midnight
n Play - Audiovisual
Town Hall Main Hall $8/$5 +bf
Plug n Play started
spread to Perth and
It's a regular, hands-on audiovisual jam session where VJ's, electronic
musicians, AV acts and other audiovisual geeks come along and
show off their skills, style and equipment to each other
you've ever been interested in VJing, this is the night to
come along. Newbies are VERY welcome!
with local, interstate and international VJs, talk to them, have
a play with their equipment (if you're well behaved and keep your
us plug Plug n Play:
attendees and their toys to show off:
(Finland/Barcelona) - Max MSP Jitter, VJ Theory
- Jean Poole
(Melb) - Max MSP Jitter
- Roly Skender
(Perth) - VJamm
(Melb) - Mac-based VJing, VJ Theory
- VJ Pied
Piper (Melb) - Open TZT
Kirn (New York)
(Perth) - Resolume, Livid Cell, DM2, Fairlights
Mia Makela, Finland)
is a Finnish media+live cinema artist, teacher, investigator
and cultural activist residing in Barcelona.
recently completed Masters thesis on Live Cinema has been widely
acknowledged as the best resource available to date on this
rapidly evolving field. She has performed and conducted workshops
in the US, Canada, UK, Spain, Finland and more.
Poole is a Melbourne based writer and video producer, especially
interested in live audiovisual manipulation, and methods
of combining animation with video. Creator of Skynoise.net,
he teaches digital media @ various Melbourne Universities.
on a 6 month video residency in Istanbul, Turkey with artificialeyes.tv,
he has recently added many European audiovisual performances
to a long list of festival gigs up and down the East coast
founded the Electrofringe
Festival back in the 20th century, and more recently
helped initiate Melbourne's long running Plug
N Play event. His recently completed panoramic animation
for six screens, 'Animals
really are funny people' won the 2007 Horse Bazaar prize.
Wolf (aka dpwolf) is a digital media artist who's work focusses
on the production of interactive, network based video works
and performances. He recently completed his Master of Arts
at RMIT in Melbourne. His research looked at the changes in
audio-visual production methods associated with the use of
real time interactive, network-aware software.
part of his research David creates programs designed for use
in live video performance (VJing).
has performed at festivals and events such as The Melbourne
International Film Festival, Liquid Architecture, Electrofringe,
Straight Out of Brisbane, The Melbourne International Arts
Festival and has web based works presented at NewMediaFest
started promoting parties as part of the EMAS university group
in Perth, W.A. in 1996, which gave him a deep understanding
of the requirements for a successful event. Instead of joining
the bandwagon and becoming a dj, he investigated the little
known art of vj'ing, which resonated with his visual interpretation
of the world.
first encounter with computer graphics was with computer based
programs like arkaos, and "scene demos", aswell as
xmix- videos. His first vj gig was at a dance party in 1999
with DJ Aphrodite using a VHS player, a single PC and a basic
vision mixer. Since then he has continued to perform at a number
of regular nights and special events. For a number of years
he was the regular vj for Delirium and Loaded Dice, Two of
the biggest promoters in perth - Ministry of sound, Gatecrasher,
mixmag etc, As a result he have performed with a number of
the worlds leading dj's, to name a few: Sasha, Jeff mills,
Q-bert, Dillinja, Naughty by Nature, stanton warriors, Andy
C, Green Velvet, infusion, Itchy and Scratchy etc..
PiedPiper has always been an active member of several internet
forums devoted to the art of VJj'ing
(vjcentral.com) as well as giving a VJ seminar for the deuce collective
and ArtRage in 2004.
2005 VJ PiedPiper started the OpenTZT project - which has resulted
in a leading vj application being open sourced and FREE for
the community. Currently PiedPiper is living in Melbourne Australia
where he performs at a monthly night called "Fromage" at
the popular and very vj friendly bar known as "Loop"!
Headed to Northern hemisphere at the end of the year, PiepPiper
is set to take his Vj'ing to New York City, Toronto, and London
is a media artist, visualist, composer, writer, and teacher.
He is the creator and editor of createdigitalmusic.com and createdigitalmotion.com,
sites for digital technologists, and runs Create Digital Media.
These communities embrace a new wave of live performance technology,
including DIY controllers and custom software, hacked and repurposed
games and mobile devices, and visual instruments
and experimental motion graphics.
is also a contributor to Macworld, Make, Keyboard, and other
publications, and author of Real World Digital Audio (Peachpit
Press). He has been a Digital Fellow at Dance Theater Workshop,
a resident at the Corporation of Yaddo, and presented work at
festivals including the Boston CyberArts Festival / Ideas in
Motion. He regularly teaches media and technology.
is completing a PhD in music composition at the City University
of New York Graduate Center with a research emphasis on expressive
technologies and visualizing music in virtual space.
is a Visualist - Video Artist, Performer, Director, Editor, Writer,
Photographer and especially a student of the moving image. You
will catch him writing for CreateDigitalMotion.com (and
performing on stage with Folk-Rock wundergroup Bobby
Flynn and the Omega Three, with progressive house trio Segue,
and locked in his studio in Brisbane, Australia.
his spare time he is a director of the Oxygen
Kiosk, a web studio which also has its hand in the development
of CreateDigitalMotion and CreateDigitalMotion. He is the second
half of CreateDigitalMedia alongside NY Digital Creator Peter
of Kat Black (VJ kattyb) and Jasper Cook (VJ
collect vintage equipment. We VJ. We tour. We run Plug
n Play Perth. And this Festival :)
Spinrad, author of the
VJ Book said we're 'influential and internationally-respected
VJs with a rare mix of (blah, blah)...' but that's probably
because we plied him with cocktails after he came to one
of our gigs in the US.