cyberboy666 & user43368831 presents

cyberboy666

cyberboy666

video-artist & toolmaker

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interested in: experimental video-art, electronics, creative code, open source, hack culture, community space, outsider film making, weird&trash cinema, etc

find me online at:

mastodon, instagram, github, youtube, underscores, scanlines, videos.scanlines

or write directly tim (at) cyberboy666 (dot) com

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click on each entry for pictures, videos and more info

art projects timeline

2022-04 - curated and hosted 12hour film event - BLACKMASS III - a marathon of timeslips

Blackmass_iii

BLACKMASS is an annual all night 12-hour movie marathon special event hosted by the film club TRASHPALACE

every year some of us make a pilgrimage to avondale’s hollywood theatre for the incredibly strange 24-hour movie marathon for those who missed this procession, for those who even our weekly tuesday penance won’t atone them - join us for a service through the darkest hours: welcome to BLACKMASS

2022-03 - KEITH - IN A CROCKPOT - offical video

In_a_crockpot

very excited to share my music video for the titular track on KEITH ‘s debut album - IN A CROCKPOT

its been a pleasure to see this genre-defying labor of love take shape out of our home over the course of last year & its clear the result is nothing less than a masterpiece - i dont know if the world is ready yet for KEITH fully UNSHEATHED but when future music historians trace back the influence of these sounds to this singular moment i will be proud to have my art sitting here along side it 🥰🔥🥰🔥

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2022-02 - performed live liquids and glitch visuals for GRAINS, Wellington, New Zealand

Grains_at_meow

I was invited to perform live visuals for GRAINS at meow. since the visuals were recorded directly on my laptop we also released a few live av tracks onto youtube:

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it was also fun to make glitchy visuls for JILTER OFF KILTER using written notes on the document projector:

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2022-01 - performed live visuals across 3 stages, 5 nights for TWISTED FREQUENCY FESTIVAL, Takaka New Zealand

Twistedfrequencyfestival

TWISTED FREQUENCY is NZs premier underground music festival - I was lucky enough to get to perform visuals across both of the main stages over multiple nights as well as support the setup and running of new renegade stage THE DOJO

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2021-12 - contributed a segment to an experimental video-art remix of Prince's PURPLE RAIN

Purplerainedit

PURPLE RAIN - REMIXED & RETOLD (2021) - ten video-artists edit, glitch and remix segments & songs from Prince’s 1984 rock musical drama film PURPLE RAIN. Featuring edits by VideoArtDuo, Chris Prine, Josh Sasson, Saiteron, Marisa DeMarini, cyberboy666, David Jackson, theB_Roll, Paul Cornett, mingkurray

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2021-11 - introducing underscores.shop - talk for VIDICON festival, online

Vidicon_2021talk

i presented a talk - introducing underscores.shop - an exclusive look into a project i have been working towards launching for some months now

the talk is about my plans to open a shop to sell some circuits, but also covers some history of open source, some personal experiences with video instruments and a fair bit of insufferable rambling about art, money and life 🙊

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2021-11 - technical infrastructure and support for VIDICON festival, online

Vidicon_2021

Vidicon is a gathering of video artists, analog, digital, software, hardware and everything in between. For 3-4 days there is never ending sessions of jams, talks, workshops, impromptu art pieces, collaborations and performances.

once again scanlines.xyz is providing infrastructure to help power this festival on independent and open-source technology - its been a pleasure to help make this event happen again this year

big ups to autr for coding the frontend for our multi-stage cube interface! and ed as always for bringing us all together

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2021-11 - released CRVST (2021) NZ 3'11" - an experimental short film

Crvst_shortfilm

a (silly) little experimental short film made at home with flatmates while i couldnt access the studio due to covid lockdowns…

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2021-10 - collaborated and performed AV noise-performance-art piece TRANSMISSION, Wellington, New Zealand

Transmission

TRANSMISSION is an audio visual noise-performance-art collaboration Nathaniel Sibbles and I conjured last week as part of the group show ECHOS OF OPTIC DEMISE

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2021-10 - creative design and content creation for LATERAL MOVEMENT club night [CANCELLED]

Lateral_movement

I created poster images and video trailers for a night of experimental dance music and club deconstruction that I was going to provide visual content for also - unfortunately due to covid restrictions the party was postponed and eventually cancelled - hopfully this idea will resurface again in more stable times

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2021-10 - hosted, facilitated and provided visuals for Lilac.Angel.Nightmare's WLG LIVESTREAM PARTY

Lan_party_bakerylounge

We hosted the wgtn side of lilac.angel.nightmare’s stream party at the bakery with hyperpop//scenecore//glitchcore// mixes from _bbmage yr_mpdg stacey.leeeee and birkent.hot - i helped to set up and run the stream plus provided visuals for the whole night.

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2021-10 - Film screening and panel talk in GLITCH CINEMA, Fu:bar Festival 2021, online

Fubar_festival_2021

fu:bar is the longest running glitch-art fesival - a celebration of errors in Zagreb, Croatia, that aims to gather contemporary glitch artists from all around the globe. This year again the festival was held completely online

I was invited to present and screen an old video piece TWO MUSHROOMS KNOCKING and partake in a panel disussion as part of their GLITCH CINEMA programme:

“GLITCH CINEMA: Poetic & critical embrace of noise & error In the beginning there was noise – thus writes Rosa Menkman in her influential Glitch Studies Manifesto (2011), a work that laid the foundations for the critical exploration of art works that incorporate noise & error as a means to examine and interrupt the normative function of the image and the media itself. These works do not only present pleasurable aesthetic objects (because, yes, dirty glitch can be indeed very pretty) - they also act as a magnifying glass drawing attention to the material basis of the technology used to reproduce moving images, whether it be celluloid, analogue video or digital apparatus. Using various means to distort the recognisable imagery (celluloid scratching, data bending, images generated by artificial intelligence etc.), they bring us exciting, vibrant, noisy and utmost dirty alternative visions that radically challenge the dominating clean, sterile imagery of contemporary digital cinema. As such, they pose fundamental questions regarding the political nature of technology, image and the reality itself. This program will showcase eight eye and mind-bending contemporary audiovisual works that offer a journey through myriad of creative & critical uses of glitch in different media (celluloid, analogue video, digital format) followed by the Q&A discussion with the artists.” - Ejla Kovačević, curator

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2021-10 - curated and hosted 12hour film event - BLACKMASS II - a marathon of madness

Blackmass_ii

BLACKMASS is an annual all night 12-hour movie marathon special event hosted by the film club TRASHPALACE

every year some of us make a pilgrimage to avondale’s hollywood theatre for the incredibly strange 24-hour movie marathon for those who missed this procession, for those who even our weekly tuesday penance won’t atone them - join us for a service through the darkest hours: welcome to BLACKMASS

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2021-10 - performed 5hrs of spooky live video-art w art~hack collective

Arthack_ghostmachine

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2021-09 - dj sets and live av performances livestreamed from the bakery basement

Bakery_lockdownlivestream

New Zealand went into a full lockdown following the COVID-19 outbreak in august last year - my flatmates and i took this oppertunity to livestream a more intimate party night of dance music and glitch visuals from our basement

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2021-07 to 2022-04 - relaunched TRASHPALACE again, a weekly celebration of outsider, strange, experimental and cult cinema

Trashpalace_relaunched

now with a mailing list and website and an instagram - more info about this at the TRASHPALACE subsite

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2021-05 - live av performances at the bakery, Wellington, NZ

Bakerypartymemes

It has been so nice to be back in New Zealand after some years away. I have been staying in an awesome big house in the brooklyn hills known to some as the bakery. we threw an all night multistage dance party in may where i got to perform some collobarative audio visual sets with some old friends ( DESTROY WITH SCIENCE ) and new ( perescope ) ! (i also deejayed some techno iv been listening to from berlin in the early hours)

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here is an excerpt from collaboration with perry (1/2 of grains ) plus me live remixing their microscope footage:

2020-11 - facilitated two workshops at VIDICON festival, online

Vidicon_2020workshops

Vidicon is a gathering of video artists, analog, digital, software, hardware and everything in between. For 3-4 days there is never ending sessions of jams, talks, workshops, impromptu art pieces, collaborations and performances.

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I used this opportunity to debut two different (online) video-art related workshops:

the first was a mail-in video circuit building workshop

two_comparator_effect DIY with cyberboy666 - The Comparator circuit is a Posterization video effect that produces high contrast video and differentiation. The circuit is based off a circuit design by Rob Schafer and made into an open source DIY project by cyberboy666 and the Scanlines community.

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the second workshop was teaching about kicad the open source pcb routing software

Intro to KiCad: A hands on interactive workshop with cyberboy666 : Learn how to design and create printed circuit boards using the free and open source program Kicad. No prior experience needed! rsvp required as space is limited.

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2020-11 - technical infrastructure and support for VIDICON festival, online

Vidicon_2020

Vidicon is a gathering of video artists, analog, digital, software, hardware and everything in between. For 3-4 days there is never ending sessions of jams, talks, workshops, impromptu art pieces, collaborations and performances.

scanlines.xyz provided infrastructure to help power this festival, so i was busy in the background settings things up. It’s so rewarding to see it all come together - thanks ed and everyone involved

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2020-11 - Lecture and demo about r_e_c_u_r at PIKSEL festival, Bergen Norway

Pikselfestival

PIKSEL is an international network and annual event for electronic art and technological freedom, organized in Bergen Norway

I was invited to speak about r_e_c_u_r, including the backstory and spinoff projects plus give a live demo of some features.

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2020-10 - Lecture and Exhibit at Fu:bar Festival 2020, online

Fubar_festival_2020

fu:bar is the longest running glitch-art fesival - a celebration of errors in Zagreb, Croatia, that aims to gather contemporary glitch artists from all around the globe. This year the festival was held completely online - including inside an interactive 3d render of the medika cultural centre.

My new video piece ~ gezeiten ~ (a collaboration with berlin based producer alec budd ) premiered at this festival. both as an installation in the virtual gallery and as part of their short and experimental online film screening.

I also gave a lecture about the joys and struggles of performing with real-time analog video corruption and a live demo of a new video-circuit SYNC_OPE i have been working on with Gael Jaton.

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2020-05 - co-curated and orginised streamlines series of streamed live audio visual performance for scanlines.xyz

Streamlines

Paloma and i hosted monthly livestreams from the scanlines community. watch this space - more scanlines events coming soon !

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2020-04 - co-founder and admin for scanlines.xyz, an online and open community space for diy audio/video projects and electronic media art

Scanlines

in the wake of physical isolation from first covid lockdowns some friends ( Paloma Kop, Andrei Jay, Olivia Jack) and i created an online community space to discuss diy video and audio projects, electronic-based art, and related interests. It is hosted on our own servers, running open source technology and intended as a refuge from large corporate social media sites. you can check it at scanlines.xyz

in addition to the (discourse) forum we also set up a chatroom, streaming server and video hosting platform for this community

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2020-02 - Workshop at Co-axial Arts Foundation, Los Angeles

Coaxial

Guergana Tzatchkova ( ichi_raramuri ) and i took the recurboy workshop to Co-axial Arts Foundation in Los Angeles. we met so many amazing people through this workshop - thanks so much to Eva and Brock for hosting us!

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2020-01 - Lecture and performance at Mars College, Bombay Beach CA

Marscollege

spent some time with Guergana Tzatchkova ( ichi_raramuri ) in residency at mars.college - a educational program, R&D lab, and residential community dedicated to cultivating a low-cost, high-tech lifestyle in the california dessert.

although our scheduled soldering workshop was cancelled due to sandstorm+power outage, i did get to give a talk and demo about video-art ( intro to video-art making instruments ) and perform with new friends including phillip and kyoka

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2019-11 - Video performance at powerplay.rave, Berlin

Powerplayrave

performing visuals with ixianoptical and maryvizbiz at this multistage squat party on the outskirts of east berlin

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2019-10 - Workshop, Lecture and Performance at Fu:bar Festival, Zagreb

Fubar_festival_2019

fu:bar is the longest running glitch-art fesival - a celebration of errors in Zagreb, Croatia, that aims to gather contemporary glitch artists from all around the globe.

Guergana Tzatchkova ( ichi_ramamuri ) and i were invited to the week-long fubar_2019 artist residency in Zagreb where we presented and hosted a video-instrument building workshop for our new project recurboy

we met and spent time with other artists from across europe and the united states. attending fubar gallery opening, film screenings, audio visual performances and many late nights with beer and börek in HACKLAB01

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2019-03 - Lecture and demo at VideoCircuitsBerlin about r_e_c_u_r project

Videocircuitsberlin_talk

I gave a talk and demo of the r_e_c_u_r project at one of our VideoCircuitBerlin meetups

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2019-03 - co-founder and organiser for VideoCircuitsBerlin - a local community meet-up

Videocircuitsberlin

Gilbert Sinnott ( autr ) and i decided to host some communtiy gatherings, featuring talks, jams, beer and hangs with artists and hobbists interested in electronic media art in berlin

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2018-10 - toolmaker in resident at Signal Culture in New York

Signalculture

it so happened that my plans to travel outside nz coincided with an invitation to spend some time working on my r_e_c_u_r project at Signal Culture in Owego, New York. This was an amazing experience which i want to write about in more detail soon. In short i used this opportunity to explore and push the limits of what a raspberry pi based video instrument could do. there is a more detailed write-up on this research on the github. Hopefully these new features will make it to a stable release soon !

2018-09 - (pending) Official video for Peach Lane - House Party

Housepartyvideo

currently pending an ‘official release’ due to technical / bureaucratic reasons , this is an unofficial preview of the abstract colours and textures used to evoke sweet dream-pop from Adelaide, Australia.

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2018-08 - Official video for Owls Are Not + Certifyd - Asali

Asalivideo

the next collaboration was an international effort, working with Piotr Dang from Owls Are Not (Poland) and vocalist Certifyd (Malaiwi) for their release Asali SP on 1000HZ Records / Atypeek Music Records

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2018-07 - Official video for DESTROY WITH SCIENCE - Show

Showvideo

most of this year my focus has been on toolmaking (see r_e_c_u_r ) and travelling (without video gear), so not too much time for composing new video-art. i decided to concentrate my efforts on a series of commissioned music videos for some friends. This is the first, made with from DWS, (my longest collaborator) to coincide with his new EP Digital Devices.

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2018-06 - started work for On the Urban Motorway Pedestrian Corridor

Motorway

an unrealised multi-channel installation piece. maybe it will become something oneday… i actually quite like this 3 min demo as it is :

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2018-05 - designed, developed and released r_e_c_u_r , an open diy video sampler for live performance

Recur

more info about this at the r_e_c_u_r subsite

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2017-12 - co-composed and performed live score for 1933 experimental film LOT IN SODOM as 1/2 of WEMAKEPORN

Lotinsodom

more info about this at the WEMAKEPORN subsite

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2017-12 - organized, co-hosted and curated day-festival / amateur art showcase BACKYARD SESSION 2

Backyard2

Backyard #1 was so nice Courteney and i decided to put on one more:

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photos by Courteney. Matt outdid himself and shared a playlist of video recordings for all sets, day and night.

2017-11 - co-created Getting Out of Bed - a short experimental film as 1/2 of WEMAKEPORN

Gettingoutofbed

more info about this at the WEMAKEPORN subsite

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2017-11 - performed live crt a/v set with DWS for Eyegum Wednesdays

Eyegum

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(photos by Sam Blyth Collective)

2017-10 - exhibited DEADCHANNEL for UPSIDEDOWN - Massey University Dark-Ambient Boxing-Ring showcase

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2017-10 - established and hosted the tableh00ters - toykeyboard meditative jam sessions

Tablehooters

more info about this at the tableh00ters subsite

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2017-09 - exhibited PARASITIC CIRCUITRY and DEADCHANNEL installations for 121 Underground

Underground

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(photos by Rob Burrows)

2017-07 - composed and recorded two mushrooms KNOCKING for Radical Mycology Mixtape

Radicalmycology

Radical Mycology was looking for submissions of mushroom related tracks for the Radical Mycology Mixtape Vol. 1. Catherine, Victoria and i banged some mushrooms together, recording ambient and percussive mushroom sounds and remixed Derek Mahon’s poem a disused shed in county wexford to create two mushrooms KNOCKING. i made a video from some mushy visuals i had just recorded.

this video contains the demo recording:

for a more polished audio recording checkout the Radical Mycology soundcloud :

2017-07 - created PARASITIC CIRCUITRY interactive glitch-art installation

Parasiticcircuitry

more info about this installation at its project page

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2017-06 - curated and hosted 12hour film event - BLACKMASS - a (half) marathon of filth

Blackmass

more info about this at the TRASHPALACE subsite

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2017-03 - performed live visuals for 121 BLOCK PARTY

Blockparty

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(photos by Rob Burrows)

2017-03 - organized, co-hosted and curated day-festival / amateur art showcase BACKYARD SESSION 1

Backyard1

Courteney Lomas and i thought it would be fun to put on an event in her backyard to share the various art/music projects our friends are involved in. turns out it was.

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in such a relaxed and supportive environment it was nice to experiment with ideas i had never tried live before. Catherine and i put together a noise set to open the basement stage. my visual set with Henry was the first time performing with live liquids, and my MX50 mixer got his first live outing performing with Matt.

a playlist of full sets from the basement can be viewed thanks to Matts gopro

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(photos by Courteney Lomas and Andy Raba)

2017-02 to 2017-12 - relaunched TRASHPALACE, a weekly celebration of outsider, strange, experimental and cult cinema

Trashpalace

more info about this at the TRASHPALACE subsite

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2017-02 - performed live visuals for Taniwha's Den - an annual dance music festival in the Wairarapa

Taniwhasden

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(photos by Kelly Kellective)

2016-09 - performed live visuals for 121 Meow Rave

Meowrave

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2016-08 - exhibited DEADCHANNEL and performed live a/v with DWS for OS//OS after party

Osos

OS//OS - Open Source, Open Society Conference After Party !

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2016-08 - exhibited DEADCHANNEL teevee wall and performed 6 hour live visual set at 121 Office block Rave / Multimedia Art Show

Officeblock

121 curates a number of popular dance party events in Wellington.

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(video and photos by Emmi Walden-McLean)

2016-07 - created DEADCHANNEL teevee wall installation with Ian Matthews

Deadchannel

more info about this installation at its project page

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2016-06 - performed live improvised A/V jams with DESTROY WITH SCIENCE at Art~hack, Wellington

Arthack

Matt McKegg (DWS) and i have performed improvised live a/v sets together on a number of occasions. Matt performs electronic music using open-source javascript software he created called loopdrop. we have similar approaches/interests in improvising, diy, hardware etc which makes collaborating a pleasure

2016-04 - created and released welcome to the PLEASUREDOME , a collection of live hardware video performances / music videos

Pleasuredome

a live hardware visual set

using video collages created by some of my favorite films and remixed as video-art in real time. loosely inspired by the energy and passion of the minority subcultures at the heart of the first wave of house-music

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2016-01, ongoing - conceived cyberboy666; begun experimenting with video-bending , collecting obsolete video hardware, making some video-art shorts

Cyberboy

my exploration seires of video-art shorts were made to explore the aesthetics of new gear in my setup

exploration #1

Ian Matthews and i started poking around (carefully) inside a vhs player. i made a short using this and a damaged bowie cassette i found:

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exploration #2 (corporate sponsorship)

video made with a simple diy vga-synth i started building as part of a work hackathon:

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some ps1 circuit bending, would later use this in my interactive glitch-art installation Parasitic Circuitry:

exploration #4

experiments with symmetry and video synthesis (first plays on my edirol v4). inspired by moments from a improvised hardware jam with leo and laurence

exploration #5

i finally got around to building my cfog video equations and managed to track down a korg entrancer = 8-bit graphics and 90s rave aesthetics !

exploration #6

video inspired by my live liquid light set at Backyard Session accompanying Henry’s (BE.) dreamy compositions

2015-09 - wrote, directed and self-produced an independent experimental film empty your MINDZONE

Mindzone

a no-budget cyberjunk experiment

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2014-10 to 2015-01 - co-hosted and coordinated events at Homies Cosy Teahouse - Koha cafe, venue and community space

Homies

opened by Naomi Smith, more info about the space here

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while in this space i curated a film night for the main area and also began experimenting with a ‘secret’ proto-TRASHPALACE cult/outsider film night in the back room. making it exclusive must have worked as these screenings were more popular than the main nights ! (pictured below)

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