STEVE GIBSON MAIN
Influenced by a diverse body of art and popular movements Gibson's work fuses immersive art, electronica, gaming, montage and post-minimalism. He works in a range of media, from live electronic music to full-scale virtual reality installation.
Virtual VJ employs motion tracking technology in order to allow participants to use space as an audio and video performance tool. Virtual VJ unites the role of the DJ and VJ into one interface, enabling users to control different aspects of the sound and video environment with their movements.
GRAND THEFT BICYCLE
Mount the Borgcycle™ and suddenly you are riding through a 3D recreation of a desert city. Choose between the roles of an insurgent, an invader or an onlooker. Change sides if you feel the urge! Ride through the chaos and join in on the hunt for the main targets: George Bush, Tony Blair, Steven Harper, Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong Il (among others).
WHEN GHOSTS WILL DIE
"When Ghosts Will Die", a performance-installation that utilizes multi-sensory elements such as sound, video, light, and text controlled by motion-tracking technology, tells the story about the dangers of nuclear proliferation. Inspired by the play, "Copenhagen", by Michael Frayn, it explores the use of non-linguistic elements in the service of making poetry and telling stories.
VIRTUAL DJ uses the tracking capabilities of the Gesture and Media System to allow one or more users to use space as an audio remix or performance tool. Users literally wave their arms, and as if by magic new audio loops are accessed, synthesizer filters are opened, samples are played, and drum loops are started. Simultaneously robot lights follow the users, dynamically changing in relation to their position and the audio.
EXPLODING, PLASTIC & INEVITABLE
A pop explosion of electronic music, hallucinogenic video and free improvisation came to Victoria on Sat. Oct. 21st 2006 and it came again to Digital Art Weeks in Zurich, Switzerland on Sat. July 14th, 2007., and then it travelled to China, Chicago, San Francisco, Singapore and many other places
DJ Nord is a Canadian DJ/VJ. His DJ sets are eclectic, merging many different styles of electronic music including hard techno, electro, progressive house and experimental electronica. He hosts a radio show on the first Monday of the month at 7.30 pm GMT on Culture Lab Radio Newcastle
CHANNEL 10 LIVE
Channel 10 performs an audio-visual set focusing on the synaesthetic relationship between the musical and the visual. Using new tools for real-time interaction, Channel 10 creates experimental dance performances in which the video has an equally improvisatory quality as the music.
CONTACT: YOU AND I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT AT THE END OF THE WORLD is a collaborative event with live electronic music by Steve Gibson, images by Randy Adams, and real-time interactive programming by Gibson and Jim Andrews. Crossing the boundaries between performance, technological innovation and cultural politics, CONTACT simultaneously inhabits the space of critical resistance and artistic endeavour.
TELEBODY is conceived as a large-scale piece for two music and video "performers." Using digital music instruments, the players have real-time control over an audio environment and images of two entire bodies.
The central theme of TELEBODY revolves around man-machine relations, and more specifically the man-machine interface and the human body.
PORTAL is a collaborative event featuring a spoken word performance by Arthur & marilouise Kroker, a set of live electronic music and spoken word by Steve Gibson with images by Randy Adams and programming by Jim Andrews; an ambient drum-and-bass audio-visual performance by Jackson 2 Bears and Tanya Doody; a pounding DJ set of IDM by Tom Kuo; and a live improvisation between Tom Kuo and Steve Gibson.
THE BRIDE STRIPPED BARE
The Bride Stripped Bare was a band and a phenomenon that was definitely ahead of its time. Mixing post-punk, noise, synthpop, and prog rock seemed natural enough to us, but in an era of stricter styles than today, this was certainly not the norm. Throw in a perverse sense of humour, "whiny, nasty vocals" and mixed-media elements (including 16 mm film) and there was definitely something unique about the band.