Vjing and performance
IT IS A MOVING IMAGE INSTALLATION SO I CANT UPLOAD AN IMAGE, HERE THE LINK FOR THE VIDEO> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZTxWSiGbfexnyWWjLwO0SH4Q5C3H9a3z/view?usp=sharing
INTRO - Dance, graphic design and music always had something in common to my eyes, with time it became clearer that all of them share two features: shape and color. Assuming a certain posture and dressing of a certain color is shape and color in dance. Choosing to draw a red circle will give a different visual impact than drawing a green abstract sketch, this is shape and color in graphic design. Listening to a song will make you visualize blurred images and forms in your mind, this is shape and color in music. These two coordinates are direct variables of the viewer perception over the visual or the sound.
PRACTICE - Since I left university I navigated in these different areas of interest digging deeper and deeper, asking myself how far I could bring them together and doing so I knew I would push them naturally a step further as separate practices. Being an house dancer of the London underground scene, I got closer to Vjing as commonly present in clubs. A digital technique for creation or manipulation of imagery in real time through technological mediation, in synchronization to music. With Vjing I found the best ground to explore new possibilities for dance, graphic design and music.
EXHIBITION - My proposal aims to develop a Vjing exhibition, where visitors can interact and respond to various Vjing installations. There will be different soundproof spaces which each of them has an interactive visual. The visual is in response to a mic that can catch music or sound made by the visitors. Along with this, I would like to document the interaction made by the visitors and invite underground dancers to enrich my publication.
AIMS - One of my aims with my proposal project is to highlight an underground culture aspect in an exhibition setting and introducing the underground community into a new environment. This new possibility will create future spaces for underground creators to express themselves not just in clubs but also in museums. In an age where one of the main trend waves is inspired by the underground aesthetic, I want to create space for people that are part of the scene to express and earn from their art which is usually stolen, re-designed in a digestible way for the mass and produced to buy on a large scale. Vjing also covers this aspect creating live imagery which is valid in the moment and not as a profitable object. Therefore my aim is to allow visitors to interact with the installation, making the interaction the art piece.