Documentation of the first edition of Sassafras, a party inspired by the early years of the house scene. In the video you can see parts of my VJ set.
As the house scene started to emerge in the late 1980’s, what footage would have been more appropriate than the early computer graphics that were really up and coming back then? A big inspiration for this VJ set has been the demoscene; computer generated music clips. The demoscene first appeared during the 8-bit era on computers such as the Commodore 64 and was really in the late 1980’s. It is truly amazing to see how far these (by today’s standards) very limited computers could be pushed. A playlist with recorded Commodore 64 demo’s can be watched here on youtube.
Also, one other video that should really be mentioned when it comes to early computer graphics and house: Stakker Eurotechno, the very influential music/video by video artists Colin Scott and Mark McClean. Released in 1989, still not old.
One can now see my work in Cologne, Germany! Since three days there is a media plastic at the Eberplatz, Local-Non-Off-Line!
What is a media plastic? A media plastic is: a) a Web page which can be accessed only at a single point in the world. b) A sculpture formed from information and coordinates. The space which the plastic is occupying defined by the access area. (source : medienplastic.de)
As suggested above, one of the local accessible webpages is mine, my webGL work, sunset and rise in RGB (since it is webGL, it will be only visible on Android phones, sorry Iphone-owners!).
Also participating in de Local-Non-Off-Line is the BrowserBased Foundation, with whom I meet regularly to discuss art, code and beer. The Foundation has the aim of stimulating digital/online art, and they do that very well: browserbased.org
So when you go to Eberplatz, Cologne, rember your smartphone!
Tileable and seamless pixeltrashed landscape animation.
One of many different idea’s for tonights VJ set @ Nachtdienst. The ever amazing pixeltrash effect I once discovered in a free photoshop filter package by Flaming Pear, amongst many other very nice effects. You can get the package here.
I once installed the filter package as the solidify filter provides you with a way of getting rid of white borders around png’s in Unity3D, but that is really another story. Though while I’m at it: you can read more about transparant png’s with white borders in Unity here. The End.