< ⌂ Live Show Visuals

stranger ranger @ Union Ballroom (2018)
photo by Donal Lakatua

Live Visuals

In 2015 I started working with live visuals in Jitter / MaxMSP, and since then I've been regularly contributing projections to bands across Montana. In general I approach it improvisationally, utilizing MIDI controllers, a webcam, and a library of video samples.

I've performed in local and regional festivals, including Camp Daze, Julia Louis Dreyfest, and Labor Days, as well as dozens of local DIY shows.

powerplant @ the eel pit (2018)
photo by Donal Lakatua
Screaming Females @ the Union Ballroom (2017)
photo by Dan Franz
Great Grandpa live @ the Union Ballroom (2018)
photo by Joey Tobin
@ Camp Daze (2018)
photo by Donal Lakatua
@ the Union Ballroom (2017)
photo by Dan Franz

< ⌂ Performances

bloom (2018)
photo by Donal Lakatua

Bloom

a collaboration between Austin Slominski, Noelle Huser, Landen Beckner, and Justin Matousek.

Bloom was an audiovisual collaboration between dancer Noelle Huser, poet Landen Beckner, and musician Justin Matousek, and Austin Slominski as the visual artist. The poetry and dance were a meditation on Spring, so we laid a half circle of flowers against the wall as I projected a similar half circle of an image of flowers. The physical flowers were pushed and manipulated by the dancer moving amongst them, and the projected flowers were manipulated by camera input, using MaxMSP and Jitter to achieve a pixel displacement effect.

bloom (2018)
photo by Donal Lakatua
bloom (2018)
photo by Donal Lakatua
New Window (2014)

New Window

a performance at Royal Room in Seattle, WA, and at Western Washington University, in Bellingham, WA.

New Window was my first work with OpenFrameworks, utilizing OpenCV for contour tracking and video feedback. The initial concept was focused on using contour tracking to be able to 'paint' video layers, but when I was eventually confronted by the realities of video feedback, I focused on the interaction between the contour tracking and the feedback itself.