Immediate Release: Intercontinental Skype Discussion on VJ Theory and Practice - May 26th Video In (VIVO)

Posted by Camille Baker | Wed May 16th 2007 3:56 p.m.

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In collaboration with VIVO and VJ Theory, The Escape Artists presents


1-3 pm, Saturday, May 26th at the VIVO (Video In | Video Out), 1965 Main
Street, Vancouver, 604-872-8337

We expect this presentation will be of interest to practitioners and people
interested in the area of vjing and realtime interaction (theorists,
developers, programmers, artists, activists).

This presentation/discussion hopes to create awareness and get people
interested in the vjtheory project. We would also like to receive feedback
from the participants on the work done so far and ways in which it could
expand, specifically, what people want in terms of interacting with each
other online about vjing.

We would like to focus our presentation on the subject of community
development: How does VJ Theory become a platform for the development of
theory informed by individual and collective practice and theory originated
by a community instead of an author or group of defined authors.

Participants should expect to get more familiar with the vjtheory project
and people involved (contributors and editorial body), providing the
opportunity to ask questions to the editors about contributions or any other
relevant subject. People can also participate by introducing examples of
communities they are familiar with and expressing their ideas on what kinds
of interaction they may like to find in a site such as

For more info on the event contact Camille Baker at
at 604-708-0997

ABOUT VJ THEORY is an online community of VJs and artists who reflect on their
work and share their ideas with others in the community. This community
actively discusses and reflects on philosophy and theory related with VJing
and realtime interaction.

The project has been running for over two years and has built up an
extensive collection of work which can help other practitioners to
critically examine their practice. Through publishing articles, interviews
and reviews, the project is able to distribute the work of the community and
organise online debates in areas which are highlighted by our contributors.

In this way we have been, increasingly, linking artists, activists and VJs
(the links are often already there) which in turn links practices such as
realtime installation, performance and political praxis.


*VJ Theory*: Philosophy and Theory of VJing and Realtime Interaction <>
Editors: Ana Carvalho and Brendan Byrne
Co-editors: Lara Houston and Paul Mumford

*The Escape Artists Society* (T.E.A.S.) is a small Vancouver media
performance society, putting works of media art, performance media,
music/sound art, and visual art events into predominantly unusual locations
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