due to organisational reasons, the next scope session will not be on november 3rd, but the week after on november 10th.
The video work of Carrick Bell (carrickbell.com) negotiates between narrative and abstraction in depictions of human interactions with natural landscapes. He uses appropriated video to investigate nature as a site for man-on-man violence, as a site for abandonment (of self, social constraint, good taste, futures, etc) and as a site for the production of political narrative. Using scenes from everything to trashy B-movies and viral videos to Hollywood blockbusters and disaster footage, he extracts micro-narratives from existing cinematic, art historical, and pop cultural representation of the relationship between subject, landscape, and sovereign power.
Developer Sébastien Bourdeauducq (lekernel.net) will present the The Milkymist One, an open hardware product that concentrates all the processing power and the interfaces of an heavily interactive VJ setup into one small box. With a unique combination of built-in interfaces such as MIDI, DMX512, analogue video input, Ethernet, OpenSoundControl and generic digital I/O, it gives you all the tools to create truly interactive performances.
VisualBerlin (visualberlin.org) management board member Aude François and co-founder Kiritan Flux will present Berlin’s number one video-arts and VJ association VisualBerlin, how it all started in 2005 and what it has developed to today. Members and projects will be presented and people will have the chance to ask questions about the association.