VJ Fest Istanbul (vjfestist.org) - Visual artist and founder of VJ Fest Istanbul Burcu Gündüz K.(vimeo.com/vjunk) will talk about her festival happening every year in Turkey. VJ Fest Istanbul is an independent visual arts festival, focused on the art of Vjing as a social act. Burcu will tell us about how she started doing the VJ Festand how the festival grew and accomodated many artists from different parts of the world in thepast four years in Istanbul. Her talk will be a chance to discuss possible collaborationsin the future between VJ Fest Istanbul and Visual Berlin.
The work of Pierce Warnecke (piercewarnecke.com) stems from his interest in the effects of time on matter: modification, deterioration and disappearance. Via an almost scientific process of collecting, filtering and combining phenomena (objects, data, sounds, images), he distills the subject via repetitive processes until it approaches true abstraction. Whether focus is on the purity of digital forms or the chaotic grit of natural objects, large scales of time and space or microscopic detail, the goal of Pierce’s work is to readapt existing materials into a parallel context where their signified meanings, symbols and cultural connections have become residual ghosts.
digital techniques in interactive art – Mauritius Seeger (morishuz.com), VJ, digital artist and programmer will talk about how specialised software can be used to build engaging and responsive artworks and installations. Mostly using examples from his own work he will present the challenges and solutions encountered when trying to make interactive software and hardware. The talk will concentrate the topics of optical sensing – computer vision, tracking and 3D imaging – as well as graphics algorithms, high dynamic range imaging and time-lapse photography.