OCTOPUS : SPECULATIVE CARNIVAL // VJ & LIVE AUDIOVISUAL PERFORMANCE MASTER CLASS

OCTOPUS : SPECULATIVE CARNIVAL // VJ & LIVE AUDIOVISUAL PERFORMANCE MASTER CLASS

This summer, BANDITS-MAGES is running the fourth edition of the VJ & LIVE AUDIOVISUAL PERFORMANCE MASTER CLASS  in co-construction with Laurent Carlier (VJ artist and director of Vision’R VJ Festival),A-li-ce (Vj and video artist), Jan Bode (sound artist) and Gérald Kurdian (artist, performer and musician).

After many years teaching VJing, sound and directing, they train and support participants in the creation of audiovisual performances.

As well as technical and theoretical training on live visual and sound tools, the masterclass invites you to think of pictures and sounds as how to reveal worlds and “êtres-au-monde” (relationships to the world), as alternatives to control systems and how to step out of the box.
Imagined as a common construction and a sharing of points of view, VJ creation opens up a new relationship to pictures and a constant re-invention process. It’s a “factory” of other stories where we can imagine a world that we would like to see and live in, after having deconstructed and made a critical analysis of the one in which we live.
Between returning and hijacking, the live activations of the images and sounds used will thus express desires which do not put off existence, which remember its History and which open up multiple futures.
This liberation of images invents the processes of freeing up present events taken/imprisoned in “the shock doctrine”, like in re-editing of “temps subis” (lived-with time) suggested by the historian Georges Didi-Huberman.
From the Aby Warburg’s Atlas Mnémosyne to images circulating in social networks, passing by books of emblems, allegorical editing enables to “call the real world” by assembling moving partial connections.
Using databases of Bandits-Mages and Pôle patrimoine de Ciclic archives, the master class will enable participants to share the creation of a relationship between images and sounds played live.

The participants are encouraged to bring their own databases of images, sounds and original music. They will be able to record sound and images on the spot.
Everyone will work on an audiovisual performance which will be played on the last day of the masterclass inside a collective creation in La Friche l’Antre-Peaux.

Upon registration, the participants have to specify their main field of interest : VIDEO LIVE or SOUND LIVE. 

– VJing, Live vidéo, vidéomapping – Modul8 and Resolume Arena

  • VJ Archeology & Anthropology
  • History of the loop across mixed-medias fields
  • Media collections and anarchive
  • Hardware, cables
  • Creation of the video loops, samples,codecs, technical workflow
  • Modul8: Interface, Importing the media, using the sofware, midi controllers, Syphon, videomapping
  • Resolume Arena:  Interface, Importing the media, using the sofware, midi controllers, Syphon, videomapping, NDI connections
  • Audiovisual dramaturgy & audio-visual connections
  • Working in collaboration with other performers, including sound performers

– Live Audio – Software Ableton Live

  • Sampling
  • Creating Beats
  • Building own instruments
  • Using effects and understand how they work
  • Mixing and mastering tracks
  • Setting up a live set
  • Exporting and archiving a project
  • Connecting and mapping of hardware
  • Basic knowledge about physics of sound, film music theory, organology, technics and codecs
  • Audiovisual dramaturgy
  • Working in collaboration with other performers, including visual performers

LIVE VIDEO:  The Masterclass is officially supported by Resolume and Modul8 Vj Softwares. The participants will be able to use the softwares without restrictions during the Master Class

LIVE AUDIO: The Music participants will be able to use the complete free version of Ableton Live during the Master Class.

Sunday 08.26: Arrival – collective dinner
Monday 08.27 : VJ ARCHEOLOGY, AUDIOVISUAL PERFORMANCE & MUSIC ANALYSIS -Collective day
10:00 – 13:00 // 14:00 – 18:00

Tuesday 08.2 : VJ & AUDIO SOFTWARES / CREATION
09:30 – 12:30 // 14:00 – 19:00

Wednesday 08.29: VJ & AUDIO SOFTWARES / CREATION / JAM SESSION
09:30 – 12:30 // 14:00 – 22:00

Thusrday 08.30 : AUDIOVISUAL CONNECTIONS / LIVE TESTS
09:30 – 12:30 // 14:00 – 22:00

Friday 08.31: VJ & AUDIO SOFTWARES (ADVANCED) / REHEARSALS
09:30 – 12:30 // 14:00 -22:00

Saturday 09.01 =: LIVE AUDIOVISUAL CREATION IN SITU & LIVE SHOW
10:00 – 13:00 // 14:00 – 18:00
21:00 Public presentation: Live audiovisual performances

The first day of the Master Class is collective. The next days are dedicated to learning softwares,  artistic research, and to the creation of the audiovisual performances. Each day begins and ends with a collective moment where the audio and the video teams meet and work together.

The meals are organised in collective way, at the Friche or at the residence space.

The Master Class is designed for all the artists, students, and amateurs who want to develop their artistic research and their technical skills in the live audiovisual field.

Beginners are also encouraged to join.
The Master Class is developed for an international audience and will be taught in French and in English.

Deadline for registrations  : 25th of july

PRICES :  Full price  : 180€ // Reduced price: 140€ – Students, unemployed persons, Members of Bandits-Mages’s association

More information contact :  Olivia Earle :  production@bandits-mages.com  //  Ligne direct +33 9 81 85 74 49

BIOGRAPHY//

Laurent Carlier
Laurent Carlier has worked as a VJ for 15 years and coordinates Vision’R VJ Festival (international nomad VJ festival) . He also created Vision’R – Ecole VJ, a nomad VJ training which is orientated towards popular education and which explores the VJ medium as a wide practice crossing different live creation fields.

His visual and theoretical research deal with Living archives, spectrality and post-identities.

Claire Fristot
A-li-ce (FR, Berlin) works as a video artist, mainly in the live video field. She played in many audiovisual festivals (Mapping Festival (Ch), Videoformes (Fr), RoBOt Festival (It), Mira (ES), Vision’R (Fr), etc.), with solo live video performances and collective projects

Since 2010 she has also worked as a professor for live video workshops, leading courses on live creation processes in different art places and universities, including Bandits-Mages.

Her artistic research is divided into two parts: visual and theoretical research using archive material (“memory in motion” and “remix”), and another line dealing with identities, using different tools such as fiction, animation or documentary , between wonderland and darker realities.

Jan Bode
Jan Bode, born in 1978, is a German music composer and video artist, mainly in the field of audiovisual performances and live cinema. He studied Media Science at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen and graduated 2011 in Visual Communication at the Kunsthochschule Kassel (School for Art and Design Kassel).

Currently, he lives and works in Berlin.

Gérald Kurdian
The music and performance artist Gérald Kurdian, studied Visual arts at ENSAPC (National Art School, Cergy-Pontoise) and contemporay dance as part of the dance training Ex.e.r.ce.
His quirky works are regularly played in the fields of performing arts, visual arts and indie music.
He has developed since 2017 the project HOT BODIES OF THE FUTURE!, which is a performative and music project about queerMicro-politics and the alternative forms of  sexuality, especially as part of the post-diploma Arts et Création Sonoreat ENSAB (National Art School, Bourges.