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EVENT

Open Screening


Dates:
Mon Dec 11, 2006 00:00 - Wed Dec 06, 2006

Open Screening is held the 2nd Monday of every month at 8 PM in the brand new screening room at 911 Media Arts Center, 402 9th Ave N, Seattle. Open Screening is an "open mike night" for video and digital media arts; an open forum for filmmakers and digital media artists- ranging from amateur to professional. Discussion follows each screening.

How it works: Bring your DVD or VHS, disc/tape. Make sure it's cued, maximum ten minutes in length or less, first come-first screened. Cost to submit or attend: $2 suggested donation.

www.911media.org


OPPORTUNITY

Open Lab


Deadline:
Sun Dec 17, 2006 00:00

Open Lab at 911 Media Arts Center, held every third Sunday of the month from 6-10 PM, is an informal lab for new media artists to meet, collaborate, share new works and experiment together. The Open Lab gives access to 911's theater and large studio as well as available equipment such as cameras, video projectors and a video mixer. Artists working in electronic and digital media are encouraged to bring their own equipment and add it to the mix. Lab Fee: $2

911 Media Arts Center
402 9th Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
www.911media.org


EVENT

VJ Night with special guest Yuba Forxfire


Dates:
Thu Dec 21, 2006 00:00 - Wed Dec 06, 2006

Half social, half showcase the VJ Night is both a regular meeting point for VJs, DJs, and everyone who is fascinated by this highly artistic medium as well as a showcase of some of the best work of local talents. VJing as an emerging art form has yet to find a home in Seattle (in the US as a matter of fact) outside of the regular club scene and we have set out to change that. Every month we invite local artists to share their work and talk about their craft—what they do, why they do it and how they do it. We are excited to provide a forum for audiovisual creatives to meet, share, and enjoy the art of VJing.

For more information, please contact VJ scobot (alias Scott Bennett) at vjnight@911media.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Thu, Dec 21, 7:30-10:30pm
with special guest Yuba Foxfire (Foxfire F/X)
Since Yuba Foxfire's first appearances in Bellingham ten years ago, he has brought marvelous slide shows and 16mm loop arrangements up and down the west coast from Whistler to San Diego. Currently Foxfire F/X uses custom slide, 16mm film loops and the latest in video and digital photography, combining analog and digital and specializing in custom A/V installations. Past indoor installations include such venues as Max Fish, Mars Bar, NAF studios, Barca Lounge, Consolidated Works, See Sound Lounge, and Chop Suey. Production and visual projections have also been seen at outdoor events such as Full Moon Gatherings, Phoenix Fest', Elysium Festival, Oracle Gatherings, Burning Man regionals and other Best Coast gatherings. With much of his work, he tries to capture the mood, energy and creative flare of local expression, reflecting it back through modern technology to inspire new views and understanding of the world around us.

www.911media.org


EVENT

Upgrade! Seattle with Caleb Larsen and Brett Walker


Dates:
Thu Dec 14, 2006 00:00 - Wed Dec 06, 2006

Come join us for the December Upgrade! Seattle meeting featuring Caleb Larsen and Brett Walker. Caleb Larsen will talk about his recent and current projects. Revolving around two central concepts: Language and Mapping, Larsen’s current point of inspection creates intersections of digital and physical cultures by reinterpreting online information and community based websites. He is working on a suite of projects that use Google News headlines. The headlines are processed in realtime and produce simultaneous outcomes ranging from bizarre video montages to large generated associative word drawings.

Seattle resident Brett Walker will give a brief performative lecture on the use of life experiences as a mediator for his work. His artistic output encompasses a broad range of mediums, including enormous amounts of film and video work, photography, and paper-based explorations dealing with note taking and reading.

Upgrade! Seattle is a once a month event for new media artists working in the Seattle area. Every second Thursday of each month Upgrade! Seattle invites artists/curators/thinkers/everyone to gather at 911 Media Arts Center to see and critically discuss new media work. Upgrade! Seattle is hosted by the 911 artists2artists group and is affiliated with the Upgrade! International network. www.911media.org


EVENT

VJ Night at 911 Media Arts Center, Nov 16 @ 7:30pm


Dates:
Thu Nov 16, 2006 00:00 - Mon Nov 13, 2006

Hosted by VJ scobot
Musical Direction by Hyasynth

Every 3rd Thursday of every Month

Kick off night: Thu, Nov 16, 7:30-10:30pm

Come join us for our first VJ Night at 911 Media Arts Center with special guest KillingFrenzy. Half social, half showcase the VJ Night is both a regular meeting point for VJs, DJs, and everyone who is fascinated by this highly artistic medium as well as a showcase of some of the best work of local talents. VJing as an emerging art form has yet to find a home in Seattle (in the US as a matter of fact) outside of the regular club scene and we have set out to change that. Every month we invite local artists to share their work and talk about their craft—what they do, why they do it and how they do it. We are excited to provide a forum for audiovisual creatives to meet, share, and enjoy the art of VJing.

For more information, please contact VJ scobot (alias Scott Bennett) at vjnight@911media.org.

About VJ scobot:
VJ scobot is currently the resident VJ at the See Sound Lounge (Belltown) where he performs every Friday and Saturday night alongside some of the top DJs on the West Cost. He also produces content and performances for corporate events including such clients as: The Pacific NW Ballet, Microsoft, Midway, CoCA and Nordstrom.
His style can best be described as "visual jazz", for its live, improvisational spirit. "My goal is to manifest the music - visually - not just where the beat begins and ends, but to express the spaces between the beats, using the motion within the motion of the video clip to capture the visceral feel of the music. It is an organic reaction to the music - how the music moves me, is what I try to express on the screen." For more information about VJ scobot and to check out clips of his work, please visit: www.scobot.com or www.myspace.com/vjscobot

About Hyasynth:
Hyasynth (alias Karen Baskett) is a resident with De La Creme Soundsystem, and is working hard to keep the electronic music scene alive in Seattle. A recent transplant from NYC, Hyasynth has been a DJ for 5 years and experiments with various genres of music. Her specialty is club-style house music, but her collection is quite diverse. Currently she holds residencies at Merchant’s Cafe and Doc’s Lounge, and is working on the release of her fifth live mix.
As a former professional dancer & figure skater, Karen understands the impact of the right song at the right time with a live audience. She enjoys playing with VJs because of the magic that happens when technology meets improvisation, and is excited to help bring more recognition to this art form here in the US. For more info about Hyasynth please visit www.myspace.com/djhyasynth

About KillingFrenzy:
Leo Mayberry, based in Seattle, has been coordinating and performing live video for the last six years. Projects have varied from mod nights to explorations with improvisational conquistadors Steve Fisk and Greg Gilmore. Developing custom applications in Max/MSP/Jitter and amassing an eclectic catalog of sources to draw from has allowed the flexibility to thrive in environments from gothic ambience to breakcore meltdown.www.killingfrenzy.com

What is a VJ?
A VJ is a performance artist who manipulates video imagery, LIVE, on large displays and projections, often at concerts, nightclubs and music festivals. A VJ uses video in much the same way that a DJ mixes records. The techniques and equipment vary but the basic principles remain the same (e.g. selecting, cross fading, scratching, cutting and sampling). Some VJs concentrate on just visuals, mixing and manipulating video or film in tandem with a DJ, others incorporate audio with their visuals to create stunning, multilayered audio visual experiences.

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