Learn how to perform and create your own visuals with some of the world’s best! Dubspot is excited to welcome pioneering visualists Benton-C Bainbridge and V Owen Bush to our faculty as the course designers and instructors of our new Visual Performance Program at Dubspot NYC.
On Wednesday January 9th, curriculum designers Bainbridge and Bush will be at Dubspot NYC for a preview event to talk about this exciting new program. The event will be streamed live online, please return to this post tonight at 7pm EST to tune in!
Visual performance has been an important part of the electronic music scene since the beginning, with VJs mixing video live along with DJs or live performers. These days, visuals have become an integral part of most electronic music events.
In Dubspot’s new Visual Performance Program you will learn the basics of performing, producing and manipulating visual content. In this program, you’ll work with a toolkit of the latest software (including Vidvox VDMX, Quartz Composer and Adobe After Effects) and create your own setup to do visuals at live shows. You’ll develop your creative vision through hands-on practice producing and performing. Click here for more detailed information on this new program, including registration dates.
Dubspot’s Visual Performance curriculum was designed by V Owen Bush and Benton-C Bainbridge of Glowing Pictures, a company they founded together in 2004. Bush and Bainbridge are pioneers of live visual performance, with an extensive list of collaborators and credits including work with the Beastie Boys, Pauline Oliveros, Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, Four Tet, Grace Jones, Kanye West, and Moby, to name a few. They have presented their work across five continents, at venues like the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, the American Museum of Natural History, SFMOMA, the Mercat des les Flors (Barcelona), LUX2006 (Sevilla), Auditorium Parco della Musica (Roma), Sonic Light (Amsterdam), Wien Modern (Vienna), Inventionen (Berlin), and the Teatro Colón CETC (Buenos Aires).
Over the years they have innovated and helped to develop tools and techniques for visual performance, collaborating with the software design company Vidvox LLC to develop live video software including VDMX, the central application used in the course.