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Friday, August 04, 2006

Live Cinema Nights: Aug 8, 9, 10 in San Jose

This sounds like fun. From the site:

    What happens when you take cinema out of the confines of the movie theater, wrench the film reel off the projector, and start editing the images and sound live, in front of the audience? Live cinema.


    Recent developments in media processing software tools have facilitated a new generation of electronic artists across the world in creating real-time video performances. The practice of combining music and images live started in club culture and carries on the visual music tradition of abstract filmmakers such as Oskar Fischinger and the Whitney brothers. The form also resurrects the expanded cinema experiments of the 1970s, in which artists started to craft an immersive synaesthetic or expanded cinema, one that would create a new kind of vision, a new kind of consciousness.


The artists come from Spain, Israel, Turkey, France, Finland, Mexico, Columbia, and the US.