I am really excited about the launch of this new video project I just completed. NOISEY is a music website out of Berlin for VICE magazine that features a lot of cool established and up and coming artist’s work, through music reviews and world premires of music videos. Thanks to Nadja Sayej, NOISEY picked up the new music video I did for TUSK and launched it on their site.
Here’s a great article in Omniocity (Saskatoon based indie music blog) where Chris Morin interviews Jon Vaughn, the director of Pop Quiz.
Pop Quiz is a independent electronic music label out of Saskatoon that I am the webmistress for :)
It’s hard to know where to start in describing this exhibition! So much great work from over 50 different international digital media artists!!! IT’S NUTS!!!!
Check out the online exhibition here: http://cupcake.spamm.fr/
You can also see my video here: https://vimeo.com/60060673
I am really happy that Jennifer Chan curated a couple of my video pieces for inclusion in her event at Spark Video in Syracuse, NY!
I’m doing a live video mixing performance with members of the Saskatoon Symphony at Paved Arts on March 22. The players will be performing a work by Jeff Morton called “The Old Cause”. Last time Paved and the Symphony put on an event like this the tickets sold out quickly, so get your tickets sooner than later if you want to attend! :)
Event lising on Paved Arts’ website: http://www.pavedarts.ca/2013/surround-sound/
facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/281805895283083/
UPDATE: Tickets are sold out!
This is a silent VJ clip that I use in my live mixes when I perform. This clip stars Stabmaster as the glamourpuss on the chayyn. Made with modul8.
Video mixed and recorded live by VJ Carrie Gates
Music by Jon Vaughn
Yes, it’s a response to the whole seapunk fiasco.
Here are a couple of silent VJ clips I made that I mix together with other videos when I perform live. I used Super Mario 2 graphics for this set and glitched them up with 3D stuff in modul8.
Pizzabook is a little bit of code that turns the facebook interface on your computer into a crazyyyy pizza animated experience.
Check out the Pizzabook website for download instructions and more info!
When I was in Lucerne, Switzerland a few weeks ago performing at the Blue Balls Festival, I was interviewed on a Swiss television talk show called “Meet The Artists” with Hannes Hug. I decided that in order to ease my nerves, I would turn the interview around on him and make the host the star by hijacking the scene and making him act out a video shoot with me. I directed him to pretend he was in a fancy little getup and a pink wig for me and got him to werk it on camera! It was a lot of fun!
Urs Leirier from the Blue Balls Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland, commissioned me to create a seven hour HD audiovisual mix. The video was looped for the entire duration of the week-long festival in the open-air rooftop Video Lounge in the KKL. This respected jazz festival was celebrating not only it’s 20th anniversary, but also the attendance of over 100 000 people. I commissioned DJs to create custom mixes for me to use in the project, including Sarah Adorable, Dreamaniac, Cheeky, Helium 3, DJ Mehta, and Dr. J.
Friday July 13 2012
Beaumont Film & Records/Underground Cafe
430 20th St W
Lucinda Catchlove interviewed me this May for Nightlife.ca, a music review magazine out of Montréal. when Jon Vaughn and I performed at the Sight & Sound Festival organized by Eastern Bloc.
promo video: https://vimeo.com/42419650
festival photo album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.366177213430324.77158.100001141442184&type=1
More info coming soon!
Mz Sunday Luv approached me to work with her on a music video for her and Berlin-based artist Geiger. We used some video I created from shoots with Sarah Adorable from Scream Club. I am really happy with how it all fit together!
The Visual Arts Night will feature artist talks by renowned artists Levi Nicholat, Carrie Gates & Zachari Logan as well as an exhibition of works by 15 emerging artists. Starts at 7:00pm and donations graciously accepted. Free snacks and wine for purchase available.
Meet local artists and support your arts community by attending. This event is a part of the Eat Your Art Out, Judy Garland! festival organized by The Avenue Community Centre in conjunction with the Rainbow Explorations Series organized by the USSU Pride Centre.
Festival Passports ($10) give you free or discounted entry to all festival events and free cover to both 302 Lounge & Discotheque and Diva’s Private Club during the duration of the festival! www.eyaojudy.wordpress.com
ANTI-GRAVITY was a crazy space-themed event in Saskatoon on Boxing Day of 2011 that I helped put on with my ultra-special team, Enchanted Groove.
Natural Hys Events Presents
☯ D R A G O N C E N S E ☯
Jon Vaughn and I have a no-input audiovisual duo called J + C Feedback Factory and we have been producing work together under that name since the mid 2000s. We were exceptionally thrilled to be part of the GLI.TC/H/ Festival in Chicago this year.
Antonio Roberts from hellocatfood.com curated a video from the J + C Feedback Factory project (Jon Vaughn + I, no-input audiovisual mayhem) to be screened at the FLIP Festival in Wolverhampton, UK as part of a GLI.TC/H Festival screening feature.
There are some photos on Flickr of the FLIP Festival…
I have four videos (Dirty Two Minutes With You, Meatspace, Awakenings, and Inverted Wasteland) being screened this month at the Mann Gallery in Prince Albert (SK) in an exhibition called URBANISMS II, curated by Michel Boutin and Judy McNaughton. The show features work exclusively from Saskatchewan based women working with “urban art forms”. I will also be performing live in Prince Albert on September 29th for their event in conjunction with the exhibition. Read on for details!
I had a last minute opportunity last week to create a new video work to be screened at Montreal Fetish Week (Sat. Sept. 3, 2011). Needless to say, I jumped at the chance and created a new 20 minute long video that went along with a live drone performance by the artist Old Wyoming. It was my first completed work completely in black and white, which was exciting to challenge myself with. I’ll post some more pictures when I get the documentation from the wonderful curator of the event, Freida Abtan.
pack your beamer, grab your laptop, pick your video.
BYOB Linz is taking off on Thursday, September 1st and Friday, September 2nd.
I just finished making the website for a Saskatoon based net.label called Pop Quiz. it is directed by Jon Vaughn. There is a ton of cool underground electronic, noise, and avant garde music to be downloaded here, so rev up your click finger :)
Two evenings of performances are dedicated to artists who repurpose, hack or deconstruct tools to produce sound and/or light for time-based performances. The selected artists have built instrumentation using various and varied media formats. In a Frankenstonian spirit, these artists fashion composite instruments, for the purpose of engaging further into the intangible experience. Expanding out, these events will be broadcast both on radio and public television.
Curated by Victoria Keddie
I had a fantastic time at the Motion Notion festival this year! Excellent company and atmosphere. I have been playing there for six or seven years now and I think this was the most fun yet.
I have a video from my friend Amanda Syryda of a little bit (12 min) of my six hour set. What’s extra fun is that I took a videocamera and screen out there last year and taped some of the fancy people doing their thing and then remixed it on the stage this year, and Amanda was able to get the clip of herself and her friend Letisha (“SaTurn”) Hoop up on the screens. Good times.
This event was a very upbeat little forest themed affair brought to you by one of the grooviest teams I’ve had the pleasure to organize an event with.
I VJed at this event for Dreamaniac, The Depth, DJ Shortcircuit, and DJ Fuuuze. We rocked it – the place was sold out by midnight and the vibe was excellent and warm. Big ups go to my friends Kristen Hodge, Puffy Pop-N-Fresh, and Kiki Roquette for doing the freight elevator costume contest photo booth!
I recently had the pleasure of performing with Castle If (aka Jess Forrest) in Saskatoon at Jale (the event space above Cafe Sola). She’s a really unique character whom I find quite intriguing…her music is synthy and kraut-influenced, with a splash of sort of an electronic goth vibe.
Check out the videos and see what you think of our fresh collab. I think we’ll be doing this again…
Castle If Website: www.castleif.com
I like to take photographs of mannequins in the different cities I travel to. I will update this with more as they happen…
When I was in New York recently, I went to the weekly Share event at the Issue Project Room. People bring their projects to show, discuss, and jam with. A lot of people bring custom MIDI controllers, Max/MSP patches, and such…others use it to get feedback on their works in progress, and some come just to jam.