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AntiVJ [Profile, openFrameworks, Processing]

ANTIVJ is a visual label initiated by a group of European artists whose work is focused on the use of projected light and its influence on our perception. Stepping away from standard setups & techniques, AntiVJ presents
live performances and installations using custom built applications created using openFrameworks and Processing.

Most recently, last May, the team was commissioned by Montreal based Mutek festival to produce an Audiovisual piece in the Old port. The canvas was an old scaffolding tower built in 1957. As they couldn’t project directly onto the rusted structure they instead put up a large white “screen”, and used an optical illusion effect to re-project what was hidden behind this screen. See bottom of the post + more here.

Similarly, AntiVJ have been working on a new format for French retro-futurist electronic producers Principles of Geometry. Using stereoscopy (technology used in IMAX cinemas to watch visuals with 3D glasses) they produced a 50min long real-time journey through space. An exciting counterpart to the band’s space/epic soundtrack.

The below is just a small selection of projects ANTIVJ created. You can see many more on their site and if you are looking for details, make sure you also check out their blog.

Also, many more images on Simon’s flickr.

ANTIVJ artists include Simon Geilfus (http://www.kinesis.be), Yannick Jacquet (Lego_man) (http://www.legoman.net), Joanie Lemercier (crustea) (http://blog.antivj.com), Olivier Ratsi (http://www.ratsi.com) and ROMAIN TARDY (Aalto) (http://www.19m2.com).