During Nuits Sonores 2011, we conceived and directed a real time audioreactive scenography in Transorder's big hall in Villeurbanne.Disk Matrix, is composed of 288 disks, sized 50 cm diameters, matched in 3 massive broadcasting surfaces of 96 disks each.The principle of the matrix allows to adapt to the configuration of the hall meanwhile keeping visual unity.The mathing thus defined functions as a kinetic sculpture.This scenic device permanently evolving is completely modular and scalable.Therefor each gig is a pretext to new experimentations.The global principle is to dynamise the invasted space and to visually translate the musical atmosphere.The technical device allows to welcome outsider video artists working in a more conventional way, thanksto real time video capture system.
Digital Slaves and Kaalam have develloped a new system for real time calligraphy and drawing.This system reproduces exactly the calligraphic feeling adding some new features from the digital world.The system is composed of one industrial camera at 60 fps, a home made lamp and a touch screen with an interface.The interface allow the calligrapher to choose the texture, the width and the high and also the color.All running in real time using our favorite library: vvvv
Kazantip is an ultimate non stop Rave from the 25 July to the 22 August which takes place on the Black sea in Ukraine.This year was the 17th edition, known as the Z17.Digital Slaves was ask to build a huge wall of 50 m large and 10 m high with 72 square screens.This wall was fully audioreactive using several meshes with several textures coordinates.Digital Slaves made also two Vj shows on the Main Stage with different artist such as Paul Van Dyk, Sven Väth, ФОНАРЬ, Sanches, Nikitin & Semikashev, Kooqla ....Many thanks to Anthokio and Eps from Moscow invited us for that project
UFA 3D Mapping Event is the first even of its kind in Lebanon and the Middle East. It is a non-commercial urban art event and competition.The event took place over 6 days on the facade of UFA Building in Martyr's Square in Beyruth city center, from 22nd of DEcember to 31st December 2010The program consisted in :A Historiacl piece called " Law Hakouni aan Beirut" was shown.A commissioned piece called " Color of an old Beyruth"A selection of 15 Lebanese artists in competitionOn October 15th 2010, a competition was launched for the best animators and visual artists in the country. 15 finalists were selected, attended 3D mapping workshops with experts.
This is the new scenography made for Teenage bad Girl.At this point this is only a live demo.This scenography is composed of 22 lasers on the two sides and on the back.There is also a laser harp in front composed of 4 lasers.All is motorized, audioreactive and managed with vvvv.Lights DMX laser and moving heads are also managed by vvvv.Production and Partners : Digital Slaves, Citizen Records, Scopitone / Songo, Codonova.Video : Mog Prod and Digital SlavesMusic : Teenage Bad Girl
This show was done in Abu Dhabi for the Abu Dhabi Awards 2010.We were using our virtual calligraphy system with Kaalam.There was also a tracking for the dancer.Programming, tracking and electronics : Digital Slaves.Calligraphy : Julien Breton / KaalamDancer : Malik LenostVideo footage : JBM Studio
The artist Philipp Geist / VideoGeist from Berlin ask us to manage the projection, the 3D mapping and the media broadcasting for the 4D Light & Sound Installation, concerning the Thailand's King Birthday.The project has involved 120 musicians, 100 choirs and each night around 300 000 spectators.4D Light & Sound Installation by Philipp GeistArtist / Director / Animation / ConceptPhilipp Geistphilipp-geist.de3D Mapping / projection:Digital Slaves (France)digital-slavesManaged byFresh Air Festival and Kaiser Communications Co.,Ltd. (Thailand)