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WMC: Gardner Post, DJ Tom Laroc and the Baby Grand Master in Miami

WMC: Gardner Post, DJ Tom Laroc and the Baby Grand Master in Miami

DJsounds caught up with the US conceptual/video artist Gardner Post to talk about art + technology at the Remix Hotel, at The National in South Beach. The interview is followed by a trip to a nearby apartment to get a special, behind-the-scenes insight into what Gardner’s working on this year – complete with words from celebrity DJ Tom Laroc!

Gardner was in South Beach with his Baby Grand Master creation (an acclaimed DJ/VJ masterpiece, modestly tagged the king of ‘video instruments’) to collaborate with the New York-born, Miami-based hip-hop DJ Tom Laroc/United Content Providers.

DJsounds last spoke to Gardner in 2007 at the Optronica festival, so it was great to see his vision for Baby Grand Master-style video mash-up materialising in such full-on splendour. Enjoy the show.

Words: LRC

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Addictive TV rock London’s Southbank

Filed under the “shit, I wish I could have been there” category, is this new clip from Addictive TV’s outdoor Southbank, London, show. I’ve yet to make it to one of these massive outdoor shows, but damn it looks fun. These guys keep getting better and better – if you get a chance to see one of their live shows – definitely check it out.

August 4th 2007. Chosen as Critics Choice in London’s Evening Standard’s TOP FIVE gigs of that weekend, alongside London gigs by Prince, Issac Hayes and Dr John, the Addictive TV guys returned to the southbank for a huge outdoor gig. In what seems to have become established as an annual event, Saturday 4th August 2007 saw DJ/producers and audiovisual artists Addictive TV rock London’s Southbank for the third year running with a traffic-stopping audiovisual set from the roof of the National Theatre, projecting on the massive 30 metre flytower, visible right across the Thames and from Waterloo Bridge. Without a cloud in the sky, it was the hottest day of the year in London!

Addictive TV’s website

Thank you

Thank you thank you thank you thank you.

Really. Thank you. To everyone who helped get the word out this weekend.

Baby Grand Master is on the homepages of Gizmodo and Engadget right now.

Early VuJak videos

Sweatin’ to the old school: here are some early VuJak videos which I recently found on Hi-8 tapes in my closet.

The first video is from the Digital Hollywood conference in Beverly Hills, 1994. Some friends at Interactive Light lent us an array of floor mounted infrared controllers, so we hooked them into VuJak and let people do what they wanted during the exhibit. Shown in this video is a dancer who got quicky hooked on it and spent a long time with it. Interactive Light, Inc. created the D Beam Controller, which is now integrated into Roland keyboards.

The next video is just us having fun in the studio one night in 1993. We had just gotten the system working well and there were people over for a party, so we turned on the camera. Fun stuff.

And here’s some raw footage straight out of the system from around the same time. Fun with randomness. Always liked this. Still kinda relevant. Bill was so much more fun than GW…

There’s another post about VuJak here



biPod – the two thumbed dj/vj iPod.