This website documents my journey, as an artist and technician through the bizarre and compelling medium of video feedback.
Randy Stiefel and I burnt this video feedback design of mine onto my Pin Tail Landyacht using Randy's laser plotter over at Maker Labs! Super stoked with the results! There are some things I would do differently on the next design. Randy and I are both looking forward to burning more decks!
Here is what the deck looked like after we took it out of the laser plotter and sanded it.
Tape saturated sounds, from international talents for an afternoon into an evening. Originally a Live in person event located at The James Black Gallery, it was reconfigured during this time to an Online format for your pleasure.
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Pleased to be doing visuals for Softness - Vancouver Low Frequency Festival 2019 around the corner from my beloved Redgate at the The James Black Gallery in Vancouver BC on Saturday, May 11.
NuezTec was such a good time! Special thanks to Kikino Myster Shulba, David Bodrug, Chris Rozek and Sara Gold. Great to hang out with artists from the islands Brian Stubbs, Maxwell Patterson, Padre and my Vancouver peeps as well. I had a few people come up to me after the show and compliment my performance. This made up for last weekend.
Here is a video of my set.
Poor Mans Speed Ball
This weekend was Big to me. I did all the things. Visuals for every set. Video and audio recording. A noise set. Special thanks especially to Sian Macleod and also to Liam McIvor and Shawn. Such an honor to collaborate with such talented artists. Very happy to report that the audio recordings off the board + my video to the projectors look/sound good enough to release. Sian and I will update contributing artists before anything goes live. Poor Man's Speed Ball demanded a great deal of my energy this weekend. I definitely over extended my self and ran out of spoons half way through. It was TOTALLY WORTH IT! My PSYCHEDELIC ATTACK set certainly suffered. I can say with confidence and objectivity that it was the worst set of the night. Lesson learned. Better to do a few things well and relax then bomb in front of an audience.
The FIRST Loop Coma party showcasing some of Vancouver's local deejays. This is also a bit of a tear jerker as we say bye bye to our beloved Spencer before he migrates to Chi-city. NERVOUS OPERATOR JOEL JOHN OVERLAND GOO MATT TECSON
RedCircle album release party. RedCircle Diva Plavalaguna Group Vision Kamikaze Nurse
Mark Hosler was cool. I enjoyed talking with him. His set was amazing. It is such an honor and a pleasure to make live interpretive visuals for bleeps and bloops of this caliber! Thanks to Mark Hosler for coming to Red Gate and to Fans of Nothing and Happiness Under Capitalism for bringing him out. Thanks especially to Jim Carrico for inviting me to do visuals.
What an adventure! Edmonton Noise Fest was awesome! Made some new friends. Heard some crazy sounds. Spread the namshub of PSYCHEDELIC ATTACK to a new region of brain hosts. Took out the drivers side CV joint in the minivan and still made mine and Whip of the UFOs set! Then fixed it and still made my lift op shift at Skookum Festival. Listened to Electric Wizard for the entire 10 hour drive back. Hahaha. Special thanks to Sian Macleod for the couch. OMG, Joellicorn, you saved our asses so excellently! Thanks for putting us up (and putting up with us). Without your help we wouldn't have made it. Thanks also to Mark Meloche for throwing a great event and inviting us, and to Gary James Joynes for making me sound so good.
The last Hexistential was the best visuals gig I had last year. The performers were all top notch and my interpretation of their sounds with colour was flawless. it will be held at the Redgate Review Stage which is the perfect venue for this work. I am really looking forward to this. I will be doing visuals and performing solo as Psychedelic Attack.
BYOG2 on May 2, 2018 was another success. DJ Seedy came out of retirement and surprised us all with strange tracks in a play list curated to fill in between live sets. Public Disturbance started the live sets with a harsh noise cover of 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall that actually did remind one of glass breaking over and over again. Stay tuned for my upload of that set with accompanying visuals. Followed by Giorgio Magnanensi then PSYCHEDELIC ATTACK. After that everyone just started playing one by one until we were all drowning in a mud bath of sound that lasted for hours. Scott Thomas Chalmers and Caleb Blagdon finished off the night like last time. I got good feedback from people. The consensus seems to be that Vancouver could use a night like this. I'm considering making BYOG a regular event. I am going to miss Redgate's 855 east Hastings location. I have had a lot of good times here. This was a great memory to leave this place with. I shared creative expression with some new friends and some old friends that haven’t seen each other in many years.
BYOG on April 4, 2018 was a success! Much tallent was shared and enjoyed! Thanks to all who came. My video recordings did not work out unfortunately. But, I did record over an hour of interesting audio. I have separated the recording into tracks. When I have confirmation regarding who played in each track and have all the permissions perhaps we can release some of it.
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February 24, 2015: