Visual Artist Vello Virkhaus (V Squared Labs) – Amon Tobin ISAM, Skrillex, Ultra Music Festival +

Dubspot catches up with world renowned visual artist and installation designer Vello Virkhaus to talk about his beginnings in visual art and his current state of “suspending reality, and going to fantastic places” with Ultra Music Festival, Skrillex, Amon Tobin.

You may not have heard of Vello Virkhaus, but you probably know his work. Virkhaus is the founder, CEO, and Creative Director of V Squared Labs – the visual design company and production studio who created Amon Tobin’s ISAM installation and the Skrillex Mother Ship. We recently caught up with this mastermind of visual design to talk about his beginnings in visual art and his current state of “suspending reality, and going to fantastic places” with Ultra Music Festival, Skrillex, Amon Tobin, and others.


Dubspot’s Visual Performance Program

In Dubspot’s 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.

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.

Check out some of our Visual Performance video tutorials: introduction to VDMX, how to synchronize audio with video, and performing with live visuals.

Visual Performance Program start date:

November 25th, 2013 in NYC – Mondays, 3:15–6:00pm

Click here for more detailed information on this new program, including registration dates.

If you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.

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