An open letter to the organization of Visual Berlin Festival

June 19, 2010 | Posted by Andreas Apelqvist | 10 Comments »
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We choose to write this as an open letter instead of as a regular e-mail. We do it to show a really bad example of an arrangement. We do it in hope that this was a one time coincidence. And if not, that change will be made in the future.

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An interview with Aalto from AntiVJ

June 06, 2010 | Posted by The MIDI Thief | 5 Comments »
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I got hold of Romain Tardy a.k.a. Aalto from AntiVJ and asked him a few questions about their latest mapping project at the new Visualiseringscenter C in Norrköping, Sweden.

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Impressions of the Mapping Festival

May 27, 2010 | Posted by Andreas Apelqvist | 2 Comments »
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We walked up to the elevator that was going to take us to the second floor of the club Zoo Usine in Geneva. The walls were covered with stickers and graffiti. We were bringing a huge Pelican case on wheels, filled with technical mumbo jumbo…

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The Pixelache 2010 festival report

April 03, 2010 | Posted by The MIDI Thief | 5 Comments »
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I was invited to the Pixelache festival to hang out and network. For once I didn’t have to perform or give a speech, so I could fully indulge in all the activities that time and energy permitted during my three day long visit. That included a day long Bar Camp with a lot of talk about open source software, architectural video mapping, an Arduino workshop and some great VJ performances.

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Datastorm and the 8-bit scene

February 15, 2010 | Posted by The MIDI Thief | 3 Comments »
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When Ilan Katin told me about the Datastorm party that was going on in Gothenburg parallel to Pixelvärk I got really excited. Datastorm is a party dedicated to the Commodore 64 and Amiga demo scenes. When we were done with the last Pixelvärk event and all the equipment was packed up, Ilan and I took a cab to an industrial area on Lindholmen in the outskirts of Gothenburg where the party was located.

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A report from Pixelvärk 2010

February 13, 2010 | Posted by The MIDI Thief | Comments Off on A report from Pixelvärk 2010
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Pixelvärk 2010

I’ve had a week to come down from all the stress of arranging a festival. I thought I’d break down the festival as brief as possible in this blog post. Ok, well you know me, it won’t be THAT brief…

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Startsladd at Pixelvärk

February 01, 2010 | Posted by The MIDI Thief | Comments Off on Startsladd at Pixelvärk
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Andreas Apelqvist was quick to edit some clips featuring Startsladd from the Pixelvärk VJ section at the Gothenburg International Film Festival’s opening party.

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Vidiots + Dmitry Fyodorov = true?

January 11, 2010 | Posted by The MIDI Thief | Comments Off on Vidiots + Dmitry Fyodorov = true?
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The techno duo Dmitry Fyodorov has been out shopping for audio visual collaborators. For their last gig at Debaser Medis, they’ve teemed up with the Vidiots.

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Siggraph Asia

December 26, 2009 | Posted by The MIDI Thief | Comments Off on Siggraph Asia
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I just got back from Siggraph Asia in Yokohama, Japan. Siggraph is an expo for the world’s leading experts on computer graphics and interactive techniques. I was helping Mobile Life giving a demo of the Instant Broadcasting System that they were showcasing in the Emerging Technologies section. I didn’t really have much free time to see the rest of Siggraph but visited the art exhibition and I met a few fellow VJs.

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Installation group effort

November 21, 2009 | Posted by The MIDI Thief | Comments Off on Installation group effort
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This installation at Heineken’s Green Room Sessions party at Malmen, Stockholm, is a was a group effort. Jakob Grandin, head of Grandins Flying Circus asked the Vidiots to set up a triple screen video installation displaying film and photography from a number of artists.

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