is more variety on our old reel - for example, it included
done for installation in art galleries, collaborations
with dancers, trashy Bollywood tracks etc. This new
one is far more representative of what we currently
do live, though.
1 : Circus
this song, get very excitable mixing visuals to it
at Llama Bar - I always call "MINE!" when
it comes on, and elbow Jasper away from the mixer in
case he tries to muscle in. (says Kat)
Mysto & Pizzi
are an awesome pair of young producers from NYC. We
don't know them personally, but their mixes are hot
- check out
their other tracks.
Clips used here are all from 1920's and 1930's circus-themed
films, including the amazing Russian film Tsirk. If only
the track were longer, there is so much more cool footage
in our circus collection. Some of these films were very
hard to get hold of, and it's great to show them to a
whole new audience. Our friends who are circus performers
have been amazed at some of the moves in these old flicks
Circus by Britney
Spears, Electro Mix by Mysto & Pizzi;
Visuals by VJzoo Live@Llama
2 : Shaky
fans of the original Fame movie and TV series, when
DJ Reuben and DJ Tony Lopes started playing "Get
Shaky" at Llama Bar, we thought it suited the
Fame treatment :)
Jasper wasn't born when the movie came out in 1980,
but Kat was starstruck (even auditioning for NIDA in
1984 at the age of 17). This mix is dedicated to Gene
Anthony Ray - aka Leroy, who passed away from HIV complications
in 2003; and to Debbie Allen, one of the original Fame
teachers, choreographer and (squee!) Principal in the
forthcoming 2009 version.
"Sweet Dreams" the
Eurythmics; Visuals: VJzoo, Live@Llama
Vintage babes doing expressive dances, mixed live by
VJzoo at Llama Bar. Babes include Josephine Baker, Anna
May Wong, Ninon Sevilla and many lovely, unknown movie-studio
dancers from the 40's and 50's.
"That's Not My Name" The
Ting Tings, Visuals: VJzoo, Live@Llama
Another great Yves Larock track gets the VJzoo treatment.
The Royal Crown Cola TV Special from which the footage
comes is famous for the first inter-racial kiss on
US TV. Although it was really just an awkward peck
on Nancy's cheek by Sammy. I think her Dad (and fellow
Ratpacker) would have killed him if he'd given her
a proper sexy kiss ;)
Visuals: Nancy Sinatra Special remix by
This is a
typical example of VJzoo's "film nerd" style
of VJing, live-mixing archival clips to house music using
Resolume. This mix features robots, electricity and mad
Probably not really a good idea professionally speaking
to give away our sources, but in the interest of assisting
robot-lovers everywhere here goes: Bride of Frankenstein;
Metropolis; Just Imagine; The Lost City serial; archival
clip of the opening of the Chrysler Building; Robot Monster;
Forbidden Planet; Lost in Space series; Santa Claus Conquers
the Martians; Buck Rogers in the 21st Century series;
Madam Satan; The Day the Earth Stood Still original version;
First Spaceship on Venus; The Twilight Zone episode Mr
Dingle the Strong; On the Avenue; Voyage to the Prehistoric
is a bootleg of Daft Punk's "Technologic" and
Sydney Blu's "Give It Up For Me" by DJ Reuben
Cameron, who we have the pleasure of working with most
Saturday nights at Llama Bar in Perth, Western Australia.
"Give It Up For Technologic" Daft
Punk, Sydney Blu Bootleg: DJ Reuben; Visuals: VJzoo,
Projection - various
compilation of street projection by VJzoo on buildings
and Fremantle in late 2008. The audio is "Naughty
Naughty Naughty" by Dan W Quinn (1917). Some
of the projections are vintage footage, others are of
burlesque circus troupes Fliptease and Kimtortion.
of our outdoor projection and some tech advice at Flickr.
Footage from a variety of street and mobile projection
we've done around Perth.
got picked up by the police when we were doing the
mobile projection at around 2am on a weeknight.
We were worried they would think of something to book
us for - but then they just checked my licence and said
they wanted to check we weren't thieves, as we were "driving
slowly and pointing a light into buildings" lol!
Song is Helen "boop-boop-a-doo" Kane's song "Get
Out And Get Under The Moon" from circa 1930.
and mobile projection - Unmonumental & Projection
on the Move
Video Art Festivals - Canada
A dark, moody remix of two classic German Expressionist
films, Der Golem (1920) and Faust (1926), exploring themes
of seduction, corruption and redemption. This has been
layered with our 'video painting' style, giving a sense
of the film melting and burning reminiscent of Bill Morrison's
Decasia but without the destruction of archival material
VJzoo created the music in Ableton Live.
live and recorded for exhibition at z-axis in Saskatchewan,
Canada in June 2009.
The Devil Made Me Do It - VJzoo
Video Art Festivals - USA
NYC (was also on previous reel)
Cinema utilises VJ tools to perform to a sit-down audience,
usually in a theatre setting. Our first experience
of this was on tour in Spain and the US. Very nice
to get the audience and applause for a change!
Various WA acts
VJzoo Eyewash New York
Video Art Festivals - Spain
- Sevilla (was also on previous reel)
our 2006 tour of Spain and the US, we were very pleased
to use all Western Australian music.
venue was an awe-inspiring centureis-old church, now
the Andalusian Centre for Contemporary Art.