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Loco Moto Art Collective at Aberthau

by on Feb.20, 2014, under Design, Events, Integrated Media, Media, Music, Photography, Technology, Video

I am really excited by the work of the Loco Moto Art Collective!

I first met them through Jamie Griffith, an artist who attended the same workshop at STEIM

In July, I volunteered to help out at their show at Queen Elizabeth Park, “Youth, Technology and Nature”.

I was impressed by all the work shown, particularly by Merlyn Chipman’s work using video feedback.

Swirling Spirals: Merlyn Chipman.  Photo: Michael Moster

Swirling Spirals: Merlyn Chipman. Photo: Michael Moster

 

I will post some of my own photos of the event soon.

Merlyn will be doing a workshop, “Weaving with Light” at Aberthau where he will show you how to print these patterns on cloth.

Sounds like a lot of FUN!

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Helix Installation Opens in Mons

by on Jul.10, 2013, under Events, Travel

People in Belgium — please go to see my friend Sonia Paco-Rocchia’s installation.

Today is my last full day in Amsterdam.
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I will miss each brick of the city.

This is the west entrance to the Vondelpark.

I will develop my photos, and share more, but most are not unusual.

For me the ordinary streets and the ever present water will make up the dearest memories of the actual city.

The best images are of my friends that I have made in here.

Below — the sunset on a canal last evening.

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Now I am off to Rotterdam to the North Sea Jazz Festival.
It will be exciting to see one of the world’s largest jazz festivals.

Any tips on the festival?

Then I go to visit Sonia in Mons, Belgium.

I hope to see her show!

 

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Amsterdam at Oorsprong Curators Series

by on Jul.02, 2013, under Concerts, Events, Films, Media, Music, Projects, Travel, Video

After my work at STEIM, I was fortunate to play with two improvising musicians, Frank Mauceri and Ángel Faraldo as part of the Oorsprong Curators Series.

This is an interesting improvised music series in North Amsterdam organized by bassist Raoul van der Weide.

The major constraint imposed by the series is that none of the players have ever played together before.

The second rule is that each player can only be in the series once a season.

Even though I worked with Frank at STEIM, we did not play together until this show.

Oorsprong-Mauceri+Gibson+Faraldo-MPEG-4 from victoria gibson on Vimeo.

It was a wonderful evening of creative music. Frank Mauceri and Ángel Faraldo are both wonderful musicians and I hope to play with them again.

I was captivated by the other two sets featuring Dana Reason, piano; Lori Goldston, cello; Ricardo Tejero, sax+clarinet; Jaap Blonk, voice; bassist Dominic Lash and drummer Onno Govaert.

Ricardo Tejero, (sax+clarinet) and bassist Dominic Lash did not play together because they are involved in a tour supporting their CD. I had the opportunity to hear this duo twice, once at Raoul’s Atelier and once as part of Tabula Rasa: Improvised Music @ Maarten Luther Kerk – basement.

Dana Reason (piano) and cellist Lori Goldston are also playing together, so they played in separate sets for the Oorsprong. I arrived late and missed their showcase at Raoul’s atelier, but I hope to see them play in future as they are both based on the West Coast of the USA.

 

My thanks to the organizers of the event and the volunteers who support the series.

This was my first opportunity to play in Europe and I was happy to be in such great musical company.

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Laurie Anderson does Network Performance

by on Jun.18, 2013, under Integrated Media, Network Performance, Open Source, Play the Moment, Technology

Laurie Anderson’s new show is a network performance with Ai Wei Wei. Video from the premiere at the Luminato Festival in Toronto.


They are using Skype to connect the live Toronto performers with Ai Wei Wei in Beijing.

Network performance is a growing area and Play the Moment is on the leading edge!

PTM-Facebook-coverI was inspired to start working with network performance by Pauline Oliveros and Chris Chafe. Chris Chafe calls these Telematic performances and has developed a software at CCRMA Lab, Stanford, that works really well. For the techies who read this blog — using Red Hat Linux OS — a communications port can be opened.

In 2010, I visited San Francisco to learn this software, and I was able to open ports on two computers and communicate using the software. This system works really well, but both sides of the performance must have the ability to operate sophisticated technology. That is why my efforts to successfully produce a network performance were not realized until I started using Waterwheel in 2012. My first solo show, Flow Time, led to the development of work for the group, Play the Moment.

It was my vision to have a combined live and networked performance that was realized with the recent Mini Maker Faire show. This was the first time one of the group members was live, playing with the networked stage on a projected screen. Now, I am seeking more of these performance opportunities so internet viewers can join concert goers to enjoy live, improvised media performances.

Now network performance is going mainstream with this show by Laurie Anderson — as mainstream as experimental performance art ever gets — but soon, I believe this will become a widely recognized genre of performance.

Stay tuned to this site to learn about the next Play the Moment performance or follow us on Facebook.

 

You can now donate directly to Play the Moment to support these free shows!



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First trip to Europe

by on Jun.05, 2013, under Events, Immersive Environment Instrument, Integrated Media, Media, Technology

It is very exciting for me to be counting down the days until I leave for Amsterdam. I have to get ready for the wireless sensor workshop by purchasing some Arduino parts!

This is my first trip to Europe, so I am very excited and a bit nervous.

Itinerary

June — Amsterdam

Early July — Germany

July 11th — Mons, Belgium for my friend and collaborator Sonia’s show!

No return date set as I have applied for a few events and residencies in Europe that still might come through to extend my stay.

Any helpful tips, please contact me!

 

 

 

 

 

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Play the Moment at Mini Maker Faire

by on May.24, 2013, under Concerts, Events, Integrated Media, Media, Network Performance, Play the Moment, Projects, Video

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PtM Poster-Vancouver Maker Faire-smPlay the Moment is at the Mini Maker Faire in Vancouver and on-line WORLDWIDE!

 

Buy a ticket to see fun maker events and Victoria play live with her internet creative crew!

http://vancouverminimakerfaire.brownpapertickets.com/

Show at NOON in the Dark Area of the PNE Forum.

If you are not in Vancouver you can still experience the show on the internet.

 Go to this URL to see the internet show. 

http://water-wheel.net/taps/view/235

Find out what time it is in your local area with this handy web tool


You can now donate directly to Play the Moment to support these free shows!


We have an event on facebook here

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Vixmedia on flikr

by on May.13, 2013, under Media, Photography, Projects, Travel

I am preparing for another Indiegogo campaign to help fund my trip to Europe in June, 2013.

My new Flikr account holds some photos from my 2010 trip to NYC. The series reflects my continuing interest in contrasting the remnants of a previous use for a space that contrasts with the present.

VIXMEDIA on Flikr

Yes, I am a bit behind in developing and posting . . .

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This old sugar factory on the edge of the river in Brooklyn is one of my favourites.

Prints of these images will be one of my Indiegogo prizes.

You can donate directly to help me with my first trip to Europe here.




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Writing a column or feminist blog Paradigm Shift

by on Apr.18, 2013, under Integrated Media, Writing and Editing

It always causes a pang of sadness and anger that women are still fighting the same battles that I thought we had won already.

Why are women still being forced to fight for control of our own bodies, reproductive rights, equal pay for equivalent work and other gender related issues.

In my opinion, these rights are so obvious, there should be no room for argument.

Now I am writing for a feminist blog based in NYC, you can read my first post here.

I wrote about the Femen protests as the political protest actions of young women, including Pussy Riot, have started to gain media attention.

I plan to write regularly in support of gender related issues.

 

 

 

 

International Womens’ Day inspired me to write a song.

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June 1-2 at the Vancouver Maker Faire

by on Apr.18, 2013, under Events, Integrated Media, Media, Network Performance, Play the Moment, Technology

Play the Moment will be performing as part of the Vancouver Maker Faire June 1-2 at the PNE.

This is a rare opportunity to experience a network music performance with a live band member in attendance.

I will be playing computer and singing on-site and I will be available to answer questions about our show and my other projects.

In addition to the confirmed Play the Moment performance, I am working on also presenting Angels Among Us, an interactive installation featuring my collaboration with visual artist Joanna Gabler as Zest Continuum.

More information on exact dates and times will be announced soon.

 

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Play the Moment at Network Music Festival UK

by on Feb.22, 2013, under Concerts, Events, Media, Network Performance, Play the Moment, Video

 

Play the Moment, an improvising ensemble will perform for the Birmingham Network Festival on Sat. Feb 23rd on the internet. Please point your browser in our direction.

London (United Kingdom – England) Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 3:35:00 PM GMT UTC
Vancouver (Canada – British Columbia) Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 7:35:00 AM PST UTC-8 hours
Montreal (Canada – Quebec) Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 10:35:00 AM EST UTC-5 hours

Go to this URL to see the show.
http://water-wheel.net/taps/view/235

More information and guest list on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/events/302066193252470/

All performances improvised using live audio and drawing with video and audio samples.

Christina de Roos – projection artist – visual coordination and video
Sonia Paço-Rocchia – live drawing, improvised bassoon and electronics,
Jude Abrams – piano, percussion, vocals – contributed video
Victoria Gibson – guitar, percussion, vocals – contributed video

 

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