Thursday, August 27, 2009

Live Visuals for Nosaj Thing

I just can't stop posting.
I am super inspired tonight.
This video is a sampling of video clips for Nosaj Things live performance where Adam Guzman and Julie Tsao created visuals for the music. I love the liquid splash paint light!
***the video takes a second to load. Wait for it! It's totally worth it!
"The live show for Nosaj Thing, a collaboration with Julia Tsao. Video clips are the formatted for mixing in Modul8. Each clip belongs to a certain part of a song. We triggered and manipulated each clip live with 2 midi controllers. Our performance is focused around disorientation and using the projector as a light source. The first half of the show is dedicated to slowly building a visual style. The images are black and white lines and squares. The positive/negative space is used to create rhythm that is synced with the audio. As the set progresses, the imagery becomes less abstract and focused less on light. Patterns begin to form and space begins to open as if the two dimensions exploded into a third. The relationship the graphics create with the performer is interesting. As the graphics become more spatial, the performer flattens, becoming a 2-D cutout version of himself."-Adam Guzman