databit.me #3, 2nd November 2013

databit.me #3, the awesome festival in Arles, France that I took part in last year, started again on 23rd October. I’ll be there on 31st October for a small guest performance at the party on 2nd November.

databit.me #3

Myself and Axel Debeul will be creating a lot of funk, soul, noise and mess by utilising almost anything that makes any sound. If you happen to be in Arles you should check it out! And if you’re not in Arles already, go visit! It’s a beautiful place.

Arles

Arles is such a beautiful town that I think it deservers a whole blog post just to show it off!

Databit.me - 15.10.2012

Databit.me - 15.10.2012

Databit.me - 15.10.2012

Databit.me - 18.10.2012

Databit.me - 18.10.2012

Databit.me - 18.10.2012

More photos on my Flickr.

Databit.me #2

From 14-21 October I was in the beautiful town of Arles for Databit.me #2. It was all really amazing! I had the privilege of being in the presence of so many talented and creative individuals, including Jankenpopp, Gijs Gisekes, Tapetronic and Axel Debeul, who all were very happy to share their knowledge and skills.

Databit.me - 14.10.2012

Databit.me - 16.10.2012

Much of the week was spent working on the Open Camera project. The aim was to find a cheap and affordable way to capture images. My solution was to use a Raspberry Pi and digital photo frame to build a very simple script that glitched images from a webcam

Databit.me - 18.10.2012

Later in the week the performances from the resident artists and my presentation – alongside Sébastien Magro, Jacques Perconte, Yannick Vernet and Alexandre Simonet – took place. There’s no video recording of the presentation yet, but hopefully it’ll emerge soon!

My performance at the closing party – although only 10 minutes long – marked my first ever solo audio and visual performance. There’s no video (yet) of this, but it sounded and looked a lot like the preview video.

I’ll do detailed writeups of some of the achievements of the week, but until then enjoy this video documentation of performances from other artists:

More photos from the week are here on Flickr. Thanks to TNTB/David LePôle for inviting me over for the festival!

Databit.me

Databit.me starts this Saturday, 13th October in Arles, France. I’ll be there from 14th-21st October. Here’s a taster of what I’ll be doing there:

Databit.me #2, 13-20 October 2012

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be taking part in Databit.me #2 in Arles, France from 13-20 October.

databit.me 13-20.10.2012

databit.me 13-20.10.2012

What is Databit.me?

With workshops, conferences, residences, performances and video & musical evenings , the third edition of Databit.me invites you to discover the mysteries of digital art in all its forms 13th October to 20th October …

This year Databit.me offers an “electronic free market” on 14th October 2012 in the main venue of the festival in the centre of the city of Arles. As in previous editions, we will conclude with party and its international line-up, that showcases electronic music, VJ and other digital experiments, several of them will be create during a session of residencies during the week.

In short, lot of artists to discover, throughout the week.

An Archaeology of the computer!

I’ll be part of a roundtable discussion on Saturday 20th October with the likes of Sébastien Magro, Jacques Perconte, Yannick Vernet and Alexandre Simonet

Time of the first computers is not so far away. What remains today of these machines, software programs, practices, …? The future of digital files also seems very uncertain and computer languages today could soon become “dead” languages of tomorrow. Create an archeology for computing is an actual question…

Open Camera

I’ll be working throughout the week with Gijs Gieskes and others to create an “Open Camera” that is built from easily accessible components.

Closing Party

I’ll be doing a short performance at the closing party, also on 20th October. The night will feature performances from a wide range of artists, including 69DB, JUNIOR CONY & Sista Chance, THX1137, BITCRUSHER & MORUSQUE, HASSAN K and many more!

There’ll otherwise be entertainment in the evenings and workshops. Lots more information is available on the main databit.me website and their Page on Facebook. If you feel like sharing, here’s some posters for the festival.

In completely unrelated news I recently started to learn French.