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Electronica Optica is having a Electronica Optica VJ & Visual Artists Conference in San Francisco on Saturday May 17, 2003. Info from squidlist (
which you should subscribe to if you live in the bay area).

2pm-8pm (Free) 8pm-2am (small donation)

*Intro*

Electronica-Optica is celebrating their 2nd anniversary by presenting
their first annual VJ & Visual Artist Conference in San Francisco on
May 17th, 2003 from 2pm – 2am. This conference will be one of the first in the US to highlight and showcase this growing visual culture.

*WORKSHOPS\SCREENINGS* (2pm-8pm) FREE

The afternoon workshops will be filled with a fun assortment of
software and hardware demonstrations for VJs, DJs, visual artists, and newcomers to this growing culture.

Featuring

– VJ Panel discussion with Radley Marx (e-optica)
Jon Schwark (Lightrhythm) Grant Davis & Michael O’Rourke

– Equipment Demos, Arkaos, Reason Cycling 74, Edirol, M-Audio

– Visual Screenings

Bitz & Bytz Screenings An assortment of 5-10 minutes work from visual artists and producers from around the world. Featuring visuals by Addictive TV, D-Fuse, Benton C, eMovie Collective, Mickey T, Epsilon Labs, SquareSquare, Mindcandy, and more!

Dimension 7 – I Am A pre-screening of this locally produced epic
release, over 3 years in the making.

Yeast Films / Raya – Develop A visual commentary mixing shot footage and dialog from India and other countries, examining the economic and social impact of uni-culturalism. Music by Nitin Sawhney.

VJTV – Best of VJTV – Season One Featuring interviews and visuals by Arcane, Addictive TV, VJ Culture, Robotkid, VJ Luna, Suryummy, Absurde Collective, Jon DeKron, gMunk, Honeygun Labs, WDDG, and VJ Pixielight.

VJTV – Best of VJTV – Season Two Featuring Visualaudio, 47, Johnny Dekam, Imaginary Forces, Madame Chao, Blasthaus, Amoeba, Yeast, Tina Z, Speed Tribe, C-TRL, Just-D Phantasmagoria Video, Swipe, VJ V2, and Overlay06/Alpha Channel.

*AUDIO VISUAL PERFORMANCES* (8pm-2pm) small donation

The night celebration will feature performances by several outstanding artists from the Bay Area and the mid-west. Headlining the night will be VisualAudio, VJ Oz, and ESP – audiovisual performing artists that base their show on the video as much as the music (or more). Other performances will feature VJs and DJs playing together for exciting in- the-moment mixes that spawn a powerful experience for the eyes and ears.

Audiovisual Artists

– VisualAudio – Chicago

– VJ Oz (Electronica-Optica)

– ESP (Extra-Sensory Projection) featuring VJ Culture, Alaric,
Suryummy (Dimension 7, Insect Funeral, Electronica-Optica)

– Mike Migurski & Andy W (Viberations)

VJ / DJ Mix Sessions

– VideoJon & Ben Sheppee (Light Rhythms) w/ DJ Surge (Eyephunk)

– Hardsync & Kai (Electroradio) w/ DJ Amy (Infinite Kaos)

at D7 150 Folsom

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