Monday, January 25, 2010

TOLD:BY MXWendler

Today I have Hendrik Wendler here at Told:By. He is the mastermind behind MXWendler and the same named software. I met him also in Neuhaus at the visualisation festival. He did a nice workshop about his software and what you can do with this nice 6head system.. thanks hendrik for your time.

Q: Where does you'r Artistname come from?
A: mx: mx10/mx10 ( device&friends) + wendler ( should be obvious )
Q: What discribes your VJing style the best?
A: technical challenges, architectural approach
and a deep sympathy for electronic music
Q: Location/Act you ever want to do visuals for and why?
A: ayers rock / auroville, matrimandir
Q: Who should be the next VJ for told:by interviewsession?A: Ask Who-Be, Weimar / Broken Harmony Crew
Q: Your personal famous last words?
A: cu

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Retina Error Live Mix for Markus Lange

Here is a Live Cut for the Markus Lange vs BreakfastClub Remix of "This is Sick"
I used some just still images my oxygen8 and Resolume Avenue. I hope you like it. Feel free to comment and rate. Any Feedback is welcome.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Retina.Error and Devon Miles at FritzClub Berlin

Just some short cutz from my tripleheadsession at Fritzclub Berlin together with Devon Miles.

told:by - Goetz Kleinhaus (DEKONSTRUKTIV.org)

This time we got Goetz Kleinhaus of Dekonstrukiv to answer the 5 questions of told:by

Q: WHERE DOES YOUR ARTIST'S NAME COME FROM?
A: it bascially describes of my take on all things cultural or political, a kind of tongue-in-cheek quasi-ironically dystopian parody of an order/chaos, control/creativity, machine/human dichotomy. i quote wikipedia on "deconstructivism":

"It is characterized by ideas of fragmentation, an interest in manipulating ideas of a structure's surface or skin, non-rectilinear shapes which serve to distort and dislocate some of the elements [...], such as structure and envelope. The finished visual appearance[s] [...] that exhibit the many deconstructivist styles is characterized by a stimulating unpredictability and a controlled chaos.""

i've been using the DEKONSTRUKTIV.org moniker for all my creative output for quite a couple of years now, basically since the early 2ks when i first startet doing projections for bands and other stage acts.

Q: WHAT DISCRIBES YOUR VJING STYLE THE BEST?
A: besides the "deconstructivist" label i'd go with "glitchy minimal pseudogenerative high contrast monochromatic lofi flickering"

Q: LOCATION/ACT YOU EVER WANT TO DO VISUALS FOR AND WHY?
A: I'd like to do visuals for a throbbing gristle gig or tour. TG is one of the bands that really informed my take on contemporary music. plus i think my style would go pretty well with it.

Q: YOUR PERSONAL FAMOUS LAST WORDS?
A: "nothing ever changes"

Q: WHO SHOULD BE THE NEXT VJ FOR TOLD:BY INTERVIEW SESSION?
A: I'd suggest my pal DETRONIK from Detroit.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

told:by - mr.shintla of bildstörung live vjs crew

So here you go with the next told:by interview. this time we have mr. shintla from the swiss crew Bildstoerung. Pretty nice guys I've met by the end of 2009 at the Visualisation Festival. Also the heads behind Videopong.net

Q: Where does you'r Artistname come from?
A: "bildstörung" is actually the german word for "image interference" and "phantom image" which is actually quite obvious for a vj crew. the logo with the hatched ant comes from the noise image when the tv-tuner does not adjust to a channel or has a bildstörung (image interference) and one sees only noise. in swiss german this is sometimes called "ameisen-rennen" which translates to ants-race.
Q: What discribes your VJing style the best?
A: By now its very geometric, very few colors, typographic, vectorized, much dark and all hard and fast cut. but this is because we do a lot of dnb and minimal giggs. when we started with goa our style was completely different. but i always liked it more reduced.
Q: Location/Act you ever want to do visuals for and why?
A: I would prefer some kind of a vj wandering (like carpenter do). just go from town to town and play wherever its possible. just a bag with beamer, notebook, midicontroller, v4, kaos-pad, pmp... he he maybe less equipment. but this would be great fun and i will do that some day. and i will use the contacts from videopong.net (our self developed vj footage share and remix platform) to contact local vjs to do giggs with them and get in contact with the users of that platform. that would be really great fun!
Q: Your personal famous last words?
A: ahoi
Q: Who should be the next VJ for told:by interviewsession?
A: As we founded a vj label here in switzerland that consists of six crews it would propose one of them. the guys that have something to say are the guys from pixelpunx.

Friday, January 8, 2010

DJ Deevits vs VJ LotteZ at the Groove Radio

This is the first of two hours live mixing in both music and video. Done in december 2009 by LotteZ from Utrecht... Nice tunes nice video... enjoy and watch it full screen!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

144m² LED Facade

That's a think I really wanna have here in my city... ;)

Langarita–Navarro Arquitectos‘ Led wall at the Medialab-Prado in central Madrid is an interactive façade that aims to be a space for exchange and communication with both visitors and locals, a commission by the Madrid Town Council to develop social interaction and to offer a new digital landmark for their city which is often so closely guarded from development. 144m2 of wall space is covered with some 35,000 Led nodes that are configured to allow both still and moving imagery, allowing the wall, with it’s simple traditional madrileño definition to come alive with psychedelic imagery. (via http://www.kanyeuniversecity.com)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

A Happy New Year

Hey Mates,

first of all I wanna wish you a happy new year with lots of fun and a lot of nice partys and shows and all around. May god bless you.

So whats going on? I'm going to go back to normal and publish more regulary than the last couple of days aaaand i just realized that I'm nearly 18 years in electronic dance music and in my 10th year of doing live visuals. In fact I also become 30 this year so there will be some celebration in the middle of the year. But until that I'll do some nice shows and will work even more harder at my skills. I hope to find allways good infos for you.

Since I'm planing to go to b-seite festival in mannheim I'm going to work out a little workshop about creating widescreen content for panorama projections and I'm designing a custom midicontroller for the use with resolume avenue at the moment. Ok, thats pretty enough for this year. Just hope that I may play at a place that has such a LED driven dancefloor...