DAW+ Event: Clip Clap Bang Boom

Last update: August 03, 2008, at 12:31 PM

CLIP CLAP BOOM BANG (Projections, Performances & Club Event)

Event date: Thursday, 22 of May, starting at 9 pm

Partner Institutions: Interactive Futures Victoria Canada, Corebounce Group Zurich, The Shelter Shanghai

Participants: Art Clay (USA/CHE), Steve Gibson (CAN), Stefan Müller Arisona (CHE),. Justin Love (CAN), Art Clay (USA), Till G. Bay (CHE), Claude Gacon (CHE), Cargobar Basel u.a.

About Clip Clap Bang Boom Project

The program breaks down into to a related suite of projections and performances within the framework of a club culture event. Everything deals with creating virtual and real spaces through taking a playful approach to space by enhancing it and contradicting it with a mix of pre- and post- new media art in immersive space. The resulting environment is then “playfully” engaged with performances that reference pop ideology in terms of slogans like “let’s get it together” “Give peace a chance” and “Blow your mind”, grafting onto the psychedelic roots of Andy Warhol’s Plastic Inevitable events of the 1960s. Things go “clip, clap, bang, boom” and the elements of the project unite into a mind-riveting club like event. It all stays within the framework of a fine art setting, but takes Warhol’s concept into the realm of the 21st century with the technology of tomorrow.

- Art Clay, Artistic Director © 2008





Drinkable Artworks

Cargobar Basel (CHE)

Renowned for their art installations, fine taste in djs, vjs and mixed drinks, the renowned Cargobar of Basel, Switzerland has dreamed up a contemporary palette of mixed drinks to be served as "artworks" for your enjoyment. The drinks are based around the titles of real artworks and the idea of cross culture. Their titles reflect this. Why order just a martini if you can order an work of artwork as a coctail? The list of drinks -rather let us say drinkable artworks- can be downloaded in the form of a "drinkable.digital.book" authored by Swiss Artist and Cargobar owner , Claude Gacon, without charge at the link below. Load it down and enjoy some the artistic charm that cultural cooperation has to offer!
http://www.cargobar.ch/

Digital Drink Book Recipes (Excerpt):

download recipe "Sister Cities" (English) → PDF
download recipe "Sister Cities" (Mandarin) → PDF
download recipe "Tangocrash* (English) → PDF
download recipe "Tangocrash* (Mandarin) → PDF
download recipe "Shanghai Lady" (English) → PDF
download recipe "Shanghai Lady" (Mandarin) → PDF Δ





Flights of Fancy

Till G. Bay (CHE) & Art Clay (CHE)

The vast collection of bird paintings in various cultures reflects a longstanding global fascination with our feathered friends. Balanced on two legs, like humans, and able to fly and swim, birds have been viewed as an engineering miracle in the East and West and have been studied by artists and scientists a like. The installation “Flights of Fancy” brings you into a world of flying birds and strolling flamingos. In a relevant cultural gesture to the six principles of painting by Xie He, the six „movable screens“ of the installation invite the public to be the artist, in that they „paint“ in a playful manner by displacing any of the six movable screens or just as they wander through the space. Their movements, like the brush of an artist, get linked like handwriting to personality and get translated into gestures of artistic vitality.



Exploding Plastic & Inevitable (Contemporary pixels and beats ala Warhol) + Special Guests

Location: Shelter Club Shanghai
Dates & Times: Thursday 22 May, Starting at 9 pm

Scheinwerfer (CHE) & Steve Gibson (CAN) & Other (INT)

The Swiss VJ group Scheinwerfer Scheinwerfer has been creating visual experiences at various electronic music and club events since 2001. Their live-composited and sound-driven visuals are designed to emphasise the theme of the event as well as taking into account the architectural framework of the performance space. Not coincidentally, Singapore's Centro Club has labelled us as "Club Scientists": Also, their performances are deeply influenced by the momentary state of their innovative "Soundium" software platform, which makes the impossible in interactive visuals possible. They are being joined by the famed Canadian Keyboardists and Laptoper Steve Gibson, who they have been working with since 2006.
download info sheet → PDF



Club Scientists (Dancing to contemporary pixels and beats)

Location: to be announced
Dates & Times: to be announced

Scheinwerfer (CHE) & Steve Gibson (CAN) + Special Guests

The Swiss VJ group Scheinwerfer Scheinwerfer has been creating visual experiences at various electronic music and club events since 2001. Their live-composited and sound-driven visuals are designed to emphasise the theme of the event as well as taking into account the architectural framework of the performance space. Not coincidentally, Singapore's Centro Club has labelled us as "Club Scientists": Also, their performances are deeply influenced by the momentary state of their innovative "Soundium" software platform, which makes the impossible in interactive visuals possible. They are being joined by the famed Canadian Keyboardists and Laptoper Steve Gibson, who they have been working with since 2006.
download info sheet → PDF




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