Mapping VJ Contest 2011 winner: KOBORED from Thailand!
PONGPASSAKORN KULTHIRATHUM a.k.a KOBORED, is a visual artist, motion-graphic designer, visual jockey and visual – audio performer. KOBORED specializes in motion graphics such as music video animation that has been to nominate for Channel [ V ] music awards 2005 and is keen to continue developing his live visual – audio performance experience. KOBORED has extended this unique skill blend to create visuals for many Thai and international musicians, for music festival concerts and site-specific art projects.
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/kobored
-Daniel Sciboz : responsable du Master Media Design (HEAD, Genève)
-Jeremy Boxer: Vimeo (UK)
-Laki et Nano : VJ Torna/ cinetrip, Budapest (US)
PARTICIPANTS OF 2011 EDITION:
1. VJ TCHERNOBOY
Last Name: Filoche
First Name: Vincent
Resident VJ in the Zoo-Usine, Tchernoboy is equivalent to a Trojan virus in pop culture. He mixes his videos live, and it is colored, entertaining and dangerous, just like a nuclear plant that catches fire!
2. VJ Benj
Last Name: Buj
First Name: Benjamin
Ben-vj (Benjamin Buj) makes VJ lives for more than ten years, in the Flèche d’or in Paris, in festivals such as Festival du Vent in Calvi, or by the setting up of a VJ projection room for the Villa Mais D’Ici with the collective Negralux.
Besides he is contributing to the carrying out of the Enjoy Drum n’ bass parties in Marseille, by being on the associate of the Human ET Crew.
Last Name: Cui
First Name: Wen
James Cui (Fader) is an Asian American artist with a focus on live video performance and generative visual art. In the past 8 years he has VJed at hundreds of clubs, events, and festivals around the world including Coachella and Burning Man. His work also includes music videos, installations, stage design, video mapping, facade visuals, and AV performance. He’s serving as a co-organizer for the (Los Angeles Video Artists) group.
At Mapping 2011 VJ Contest, Fader will compete as a gesture VJ, using Kinect sensor to control generative visuals that perpetually evolve algorithmically through custom-written code in Processing.
The VJ Eletroiman represents Corisco, Oxossi and Macunaíma, characters of Brazilian culture that claim for political resistance and a constant search for a Brazilian identity.
The objective of this project is to rethinking the video from its conjugation with other techniques. His activity is related to the development and discussion of audiovisual language of VJs. VJ Eltroiman is also the director of the Hybrid Live AV Streaming Project and the Festival Visual Brasil, which in eight edition brought the work of Brazilian artists to Spain, generating a new distribution net between Brazil and Europe.
5. Studio Livyatan
Last Name: Sadeh
First Name: Lior
Studio Livyatan is a studio that specializes in Creative Video and animation production for all sorts of Events, Shows, Parties. Productions in Israel specifically and worldwide.
6. Optika VJ
Last Name: Ramirez Leal
First Name: Laura Marcela
Laura is the director of “Optikal Ink Lab” an independent laboratory research, focused on new trends related to audiovisual technology and the use of video and light in unconventional projects that are related to the use of hardware, software and installation stage.
Representative in Colombia for 404 Post Electronic Art Festival Argentina and VJ TORNA BUDAPEST Cinetrip.
Protean artist and artistic director of the AADN (aadn.fr), Pierre Amoudruz explores collaborative and participative creation process and creates immersive, interactive and sensorial devices.
Mr Tout Fin Tout Seul is his Mr Hyde, offhand filmmaker for performances and visual installations in situ.
He collaborates more particularly with Svindrön (myspace.com/ svindron ), Velveteen Glove (myspace.com/ velveteenglove ) and Paral-lel (paral-lel.org ).
Last Name: Kulthirathum
First Name: Pongpassakorn
PONGPASSAKORN KULTHIRATHUM a.k.a KOBORED, is a visual artist, motion-graphic designer, visual jockey and visual – audio performer.
KOBORED specializes in motion graphics such as music video animation that has been to nominate for Channel [ V ] music awards 2005 and is keen to continue developing his live visual – audio performance experience.
KOBORED has extended this unique skill blend to create visuals for many Thai and international musicians, for music festival concerts and site-specific art projects.
9. VJ Jynzé & VJ Ma
Last Name: Zaki
First Name: Jehanne
Last Name: Revuelta
First Name: Marta
Since 7 years for VJ Jynzé (Jehanne Zaki) and one year for VJ Ma (Marta Revuelta), they have been playing around Switzerland. Between Geneva (Zoo, Mapping Festival, Electron, Underground Festival…), Nyon (Paléo Festival), Lausanne (Mad, Nuit des Musées), Bern (Reitschule, Open Air Woodrock, Bonsoir), Lucerne (Froschkönig), Basel (Fame) and Zurich (M4Music, La Catrina, NRJ Music award). Experiencing the Vjing in clubs, Theater, on tour with a band (Copy & Paste), and the Mapping. Now it’s time for them to experience the VJ contest together
10. VJ Chico Abreu
Last Name: Abreu
First Name: Francisco
VJ since 2006, Chico Abreu is graduated on cinema and work with audiovisual stuffs. Last year won the Brazilian video contest ”The Green Project VJ”, sponsored by the brand of whiskey “Passport”.
He also participated VJ TORNA BUDAPEST, in Hungary, where he earned third place in the category BATTLE. After this he was invited to put visuals in Cinetrip Water Circus, one of the best parties of Eastern Europe that takes place periodically in the famous baths of Budapest.
In Rio de Janeiro is producer and resident of an audiovisual party (TILT).
Last Name: Mendes
First Name: Leandro
Leandro Mendes, a.k.a. Vigas is a visual artist from Brazil, graduated in design and cinema. He is always seeking new visual languages for all events he is presenting, alongside with renowned Dj’s, bands and artists. In 2008 Vigas reached the 4th place at the Brazilian’s biggest VJ competition that is called “The Green Project”, at this event he participated with more 82 artists. In 2010, he got ranked at the top 10 Brazilian VJ’s in VJ TORNA BRASIL.
Now he is resident VJ at MOOM ART ’N MUSIC, BALI HAI and SOUL CLUB, a dance club located in his hometown, Joinville, Santa Catarina.
12. VJ Roger
Last Name: Sodré
First Name: Roger
Roger Sodré is a VJ and game designer, making software for video mapping, interactive installations, data visualization and procedural art.
13. VJ Erms
Last Name: Queiroz
First Name: Emersom
VJ Erms has nearly 10 year career and is a strong presence in the videos of the main events of electronic music of Brazil. Recently he has been dedicated to Video-Mapping techniques. The recognition of all these years of work came in 2010 when he won in Budapest the Battle Category in championship VJ Torna.
Last Name: Godinho
First Name: Gabriel
First VJ experience, Vjing for a grindcore band in 2007. Since then, one of DEZKALABRO’s VJ crew, electronic nomadic party throughout Portugal and UK.
Mixing political with biological, crossing surgical fields, I am interested in intense visual experiences for the public.
My favorite visual area and skill is script, non-random images, following a line of thought to attain direct/indirect messages.
15. Elastic Eye + Morebuck$
Last Name: Thornton
First Name: Peter
Last Name: Sharp
First Name: Matthew
Having worked independently for years, in early 2006, Pete (Elastic Eye) and Matt (Morebuck$) began working together. Achieving great results they decided to join forces on a more permanent basis, thereby creating one of the most comprehensive live VJ setups around.
Over the last 5 years they have produced live visuals alongside some of the biggest names in the dance music industry and played at some of the most iconic clubs and festivals across the UK.
Last Name: Marotta
First Name: Ygor
Last Name: Soloaga
First Name: Cecilia
VJSUAVE is the result of an artistic and conceptual reunion between Ygor Marotta (BR) and Cecilia Soloaga (Arg).
The idea starts in 2010 with the need of an escape of the common place in the visual aspect; adding fun, sensibility and personality, without loosing confident in doing what they love and with the pleasure of working different ideas without the rule of adapting them to what the market demands. Using the resource of projection and live animation, Vj Suave transforms what used to be an empty space in a center of feelings and encouragement.
17. Vj Dobermann
Last Name: Santoux
First Name: Joel
After this place has been closed down, several collaborations followed with different musical bands in Switzerland and France.
Ranging from rave to free parties, to the sounds of hardteck and goa, as well as dance performances and drum’s concerts became sort of an habit the last few years.
Memorable performance happened in the Alhambra and in the Espace Vélodrome in 2008, the Paleo Festival 2009 and many live shows in the Uptown Geneva in 2011.
18. Tha Preset Selecta
Last Name: Porschuetz
First Name: Tilman
“Preset Selecta” is a performative live VJ act. Tilman Porschuetz aka “Tha Preset Selecta” is exploring minimalist graphics and their potentials for animation, abstract story-telling, etc.
His interdisciplinary work has gained him international attention and a broad playground to experiment with his artistic expression.
He is an awarded radio play producer, label founder, dance performer, and visual artist.