A marvelous round robin “cover chain” of videos to support peace and reconciliation in Uganda.

Peter Gabriel » Tom Waits from The Voice Project on Vimeo.

“In The Neighborhood”

“Home” in Gulu from The Voice Project on Vimeo.

a thank you for the new farm from the ladies in Gulu, started with money raised at the Edward Sharpe record release party
voiceproject.org

UVA_SOL_9328

UnitedVisualArtists » Speed of Light.

A beautiful installation done with lasers. Excuse me — forgot this was the the Internet — I meant, LASERZ. United Visual Artists are a UK-based team who create live visuals and interactive installations with an architectural bent, meaning, not just the usual glowing rectangles: really striking work. As I tweeted moments ago, I can haz laserz, too? I’m tired of weak projectors on dingy screens.

Tonight my workshop peers and I will be performing our works-in-progress at Diapason Gallery, the results of our five weeks developing our ideas about video composition, notation and performance thereof.

The VCW Performance

Weds 4/28
8pm
$7 suggested donation

Diapason Gallery
882 3rd Avenue (map)
(bet. 32 & 33 Streets)
10th Floor
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Info: 718.499.5070
Subway: D, N, R to 36th Street/4th Avenue

The VCW Performance is a show of live video pieces created as part of the Video Composition Workshop.

The Video Composition Workshop is dedicated to writing performative video pieces. It explores how artists approach their compositions and how they notate the scores from which the videoists perform.

This show presents the completed compositions, works-in-progress, and experiments of six videoists and musicians resulting from the first six-week salon. Pieces include video paired with acoustic instruments, analog electronics, and digital audio. The evening will end with the VCW composers discussing their various approaches. (We’re as wary as you are of endless artist discussions. We’ll stay focused and concise.)

Live video has made some great advances in the past years. Technological capabilities and popular awareness are making it more integral to contemporary performances. VCW is happy to present 6 approaches to working with video as a dynamic, performative art.

Compositions by:
Naval Cassidy (aka Jon Giles) (including performers Roland Brown, David Hainsworth and Jonathan Moniaci)
Jonny Farrow
Nisi Jacobs (including performer Michael Schumacher)
Adam Kendall (including performers Christof Knoche and Eileen Mack)
Phillip White
Dan Winckler

Tomorrow evening I’ll be doing live visuals at the Open Planning Project, following a global webcast of Lawrence Lessig speaking live from Harvard Law School about fair use, online video, and politics. This event is free, so come on out for an interesting discussion and film screening, then stay for the free food and beer and awesome visuals and music by yours truly and DJ c-tor.

RSVP on Facebook

Screenings of the chat are being held around the world, so if you’re not in New York but still want to check it out, visit the Open Video Alliance site to look for an event in your city. Of course, you’ll miss out on my visuals, but it looks like there’s lots of good stuff planned for every location.

Update: still on!

Subject: let’s turn this wintery mix into a winter remix!

hey all,

just a reminder that our new york screening event is tonight feb. 25th beginning promptly at 6pm with a lecture by lawrence lessig. it’s at the open planning project, 148 Lafayette b/w howard and greene, on the penthouse level so take the elevator all the way to the top.

we’re expecting a great turnout and we have some amazing guests:
tom tenney of the re/mixed media festival 2010
videos by jonathan mcintosh, elisa kreisinger, and kenneth tin-kin hung
streetfilms
dj c-tor and vj dan winckler

and of course, friends, colleagues, and members of the open video alliance.

we’re now at 40 cities and 4 continents worldwide for tonight alone!

tell your friends, tag the web with #wireside, and look forward to seeing you there.

have a great night!

Last night I checked out my friend Chris’s art installation Synopsis at the Leo Kuelbs Collection in DUMBO. Gorgeous work, elegantly executed. Here are my pics (click for the Flickr set).

Synopsis installation by Chris Jordan