HAPPENINGText: Carlos J. Gomez

Inside, the inviting warmth of LEDs allowed people to freely schmooze, enjoy their beer and perhaps play a bit with “Double Cute Batttle Mode“. This VJ-Game allows two people to play a 3-D VJ battle using Playstation2-like controllers. The actual experience invented by Aya Karpinska and Carlos J. Gomez de Llarena resembled a freestyle visual jam more than a game properly, but it was a refreshing interpretation of what VJ’ing for the masses could be.

Josh Nimoy’s “Ball Droppings” presented a playful physical interaction. This sound toy installation used a table as a canvas for creating noise patterns. By placing black wooden bars over the surface, one could make dots projected from the ceiling bounce in reaction to their placement. The ricocheting pixels were matched by amusing cacophonies, much to the amusement of those clustered around the board.

Additional projects from James Clar, Ariel Churi, Mathew Morr and Shoko Honda, explored further possibilities of merging technology with space and design, making the premiere of Compact-Impact Nights a worthy happening. The shows could become a relevant platform for exposing and experiencing these evolving techno-artforms in the urban ship that sails on.

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Text: Carlos J. Gomez
Photos: Carlos J. Gomez

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