Video installations at jovialbiennalen 2014

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For the third year in a row I have been a part of Jovialbiennalen. This time the little festival took place in Deichmanske Bibliotek on Schous Plass, Oslo. There were a lot of bands playing, all boked by Jørgen Sissyfus from Metronomicon Audio. One of the acts on the poster was “Los Castros”. Las Castros is Kristian Castro (my nephew), Alfredo Castro (my cousin) and I. Alfredo AKA Cutmaster Alf did a DJ set while Kristian and I made some kind of video-bonansa! We had a screen inside the castle-shaped bar showing funny clips related to the castle. We put a five old televisions on stage. They made simple squiggly circles that oscillated with the sound of the band. We had a couple of televisions hooked up to videocameras over the turntables so all could see CMA´s fancy scratching. We also made som fancy animations just for Alfredo. We had a very wide projection over the stage showing the Jovial-banana and a lot of other strange stuff. We also had two projectors in the lobby that bounced off broken mirrors to create nice moody light effects. All in all we put in a ton of effort and were happy with the result. But, man oh man, were we exhausted afterwards!

Truls, Eva and Ane building the castle-bar.

 


Some of the oscillating screens.