Drone not Drones 2019
CLIENT: Drone Not Drones | DATE: January, 2019
In our third year preforming for Drone Not Drones, we provided unique visual experiences for a number of artists as seen below. Looking to pull from installations like Human Rorschach, Zenith and Emergence, visuals were produced on the fly with the help of live cameras, kinect and more.
CLIENT: Peace of Mind and Drugs / Axel Foley | DATE: April 2017, Nov 2018
In an ongoing series of events held at Honey by rapper, Will Robinson, I showcased Metamorphosis, a live edited feed where people dancing could interact with an alien, glitchy version of themselves.
In the first version we utilized VDMX and a 1080 webcam. In the 2018 version, we utilized the xbox kinect, Touchdesigner and Resolume in order to create a live, light painting installation.
LUMIA | SYMPOSIUM 2018
CLIENT: Trent Kim | DATE: June, 2018
Following a successful 2017 presentation, I was primed and ready to come back with even more groundbreaking lumia projects.
This presentation picked up from where I left off and was titled "Technologically Mediated Lumia Continued." Using many of the same techniques and equipment, I focused even further on interactive qualities that bring light art techniques into the modern age.
CLIENT: Art Works Eagan | DATE: May, 2018
In a follow up event to Lighting the Way, Ben Hunder, one of the Infinite Strangers, and Second Sight Visuals put on an entirely interactive showcase at Art Works Eagan.
On the visual side we had a hand held lumia station and a kinect "light shadow" for people to play with. There was also a light painting booth with our Kinetic Colors App and I controlled a projection mapped lumia sculpture.
For audio, guests were encouraged to manipulate sound through midi controllers, keyboards and other digital means.
Overall it seemed like a huge success, everyone from the youngest of guests to the oldest got in on the action.
DREAM: CREATING A NEW PARADIGM
CLIENT: Spectrohm Movement | DATE: February, 2017
The second in a series of shows at Honey in Minneapolis, I used this platform to break out my latest show, EMERGENCE. EMERGENCE is a generative fractal performance that uses VDMX and video feedback to produce fractal forms that grow and change color. Plus, I did it all by hand (in a sense).
Check out the definition of emergence here.
Enjoy the Facebook live feed below and a few other shots from that night as well.
SECRET CIRCUS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017
CLIENT: Secret Circus | DATE: September, 2017
Back for our second year at Secret Circus, we had the awesome opportunity to outfit the Cabana/DJ stage. We tried something new by using thin, white scrims to create a front layer of projection and a "holographic" effect. It went over really well and was enjoyed by both the artists and fans.
Here's a look at how it went down.
Vital Vibrations 2017
CLIENT: Vital Vibrations | DATE: August, 2017
With our biggest undertaking at the time, we were tasked with providing technical and visual support for the main stage at the Vital Vibrations 2017.
For this stage (same as Earth Rhythms) we rented a 10k Christie projector. Using scaffolding we brought the projector 11.5' above the crowd and mapped the Mission-inspired stage facade.
We provided visual support for two nights including Phutureprimative's set and many others.
EARTH RHYTHMS 2017
CLIENT: Earth Rhythms | DATE: June, 2017
Projection mapped a mission-style facade on the Grove stage at Earth Rhythms. Used a mixture of the Emergence technique and other clips for a number of artists.
Check the recap video below with music by Beak Nasty and TRNSTYL.
HER ANNIVERSARY PARTY
CLIENT: HER Social App | DATE: May, 2017
Booked to help create a unique look for the HER Social App Anniversary Party, we overlaid custom liquid visuals with live silhouettes from the dance floor. Utilizing Kinect for Windows, Resolume and Touchdesigner, we brought the large central elevator shaft to life as the main visual focus of the night.
LUMIA WITH SYMONE SMASH IT
CLIENT: Symone Smash It | DATE: April, 2017
For my first live show at Can Can Wonderland, I teamed up with Symone Smash It to create some colorful, lumia-inspired visuals to fit her spacey theme (and the space we had to use).
Here I used the same materials from my Made Here installation, A U R A Borealis to do a close range projection and blend colors and speed to match her musical stylings.
For some of the time, I was creating the lumia live using color filters and a wii remote. This remote was connected to VDMX and the position of the colors were determined by the pitch and roll of the controller, with the colors themselves controlled by the d-pad.
Enjoy! Reach out with any other questions about this setup.
PHOTOS BY SARAH ELLEN PHOTOGRAPHY.
CLIENT: HOMEBOI, Kill Palace, Weather Check | DATE: March, 2017
I have been planning to use my digital microscope for a show ever since I got it last fall. Luckily I found the perfect opportunity during a show at Day Block Brewing with Kill Palace, Weather Check, and Homeboi.
For each band I used the microscope in a different way. During the Kill Palace set I manipulated some disks that I had marbled with colorful paint, for Weather Check I used found slides as the basis for the visuals, and for Homeboi I used liquids like the greats before me to get a range of color and emotion on screen.
LUMIA | SYMPOSIUM 2017
CLIENT: Trent Kim | DATE: February, 2017
After posting a few light art projects in the Facebook group, The Psychedelic Light Show Preservation Society, my work was picked up by Trent Kim who was hosting an international symposium on the topic and invited me to attend and present.
Given this incredible opportunity, I got right to it. My presentation focused on how I had used light reflection and refraction with the help of technology to create modern light sculptures.
CLIENT: B-Lectric | DATE: February, 2017
With an email sent into the void, I managed to get the go ahead to partner with The Dance Shanty and do some projections onto their new structure for a visual element to accompany their awesome beats.
B-Lectric is the first iteration and part of a growing winter festival across the Twin Cities. Hosted by Barbette, projection, fire and fun converged upon uptown Minneapolis for a cold night of good times.
For this particular event I teamed up with Alex Munro (also from SNOWTA) to do a tag team performance. Their new structure provided a unique challenge in that they were using semi-transparent sheets for the walls. Our projection ended up working nicely to be seen both outside and in and also gave a colored glow to the structure.
Check out the video and footage below and let me know if projection would add to your next event!
SNOWTA FEST 2016
CLIENT: SNOWTA FEST | DATE: December, 2016
For the first ever Snowta NYE Festival hosted at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Second Sight Visuals was contracted to supply a team of VJs for the Upper Midwest's Largest EDM New Years event.
We got to experiment with some new material and give a unique experience for each performer. It was really quite incredible to be in front of thousands of concert goers and helping add value to an already awesome experience.
Second Sight Visuals personally provided visuals for Beak Nasty, Bobby Raps and Hippie Sabotage.
Check out more details on the event here:
Snowta NYE page
SECRET CIRCUS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016
CLIENT: Secret Circus | DATE: September, 2016
Had a great opportunity to play a smaller festival in North Branch Minnesota called Secret Circus with the guys in The Ancient Moon. This was my first time doing a solo visual performance (I'd teamed up with Mondo Liquado Light Show previously) and it ended going even better than expected. I met a lot of great people and networked some other opportunities while getting to stay on later and do visuals for Headband Jam.
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