The Visual Music blog gathers snap shot of websites that document work, artists, filmmakers, composers, musicians, video artists, exhibitions, call for worlds and events that work with the art and medium of visual and sound. All forms and presentations are considered. This blog contains an extensive archive as it has been active since 2005.

Otolab - Italy

"Otolab was founded in 2001 in Milan by an affinity group of musicians, djs, vjs, videoartists, videomakers, web designers, graphic designers and architects joined to go through a common path in the field of the electronic music and audiovisual research.
The projects are developed through lab sessions, seminars and live performance according to the principles of brainstorming and mutual support, free circulation of knowledge and experimentation."

See the otolab vimeo video channel for examples of their audiovisual works and performances

http://www.otolab.net/
http://www.vimeo.com/otolab


Selection of audiovisual works project descriptions
Op7

otolab, op7 (demo) from otolab on Vimeo.

otolab 2007 --audio: sn, dies_, mud, scrub, maikko, tonylight --video: mud, dies_, xo00, peppolasagna, fd, orgone --total time (live): 50,00'

"op7 is a live audiovisual performance that develops a new way of reading the concept of the tunnel as a metaphor of the journey and the survey about the audiovisual perception, through the optical language.
The project was realized for the Mixed Media festival taking place at the Hangar Bicocca in front of the installation “Seven Heavenly Doors” of Kiefer. Seven entrances, seven tunnels, seven journeys throughout as many experience optical environments looking for the final entire and unique wholeness."
http://www.otolab.net/data/projects/op7/op7-body.htm
see review of Otolabs at Cimatics 2007 "the graphics were made in 3DStudio Max" Three screen performance.

field

otolab, field from otolab on Vimeo.

audio: ssim_el
video: orgone
otolab 2007

remains 01-02

otolab, remains 01-02 from otolab on Vimeo.


audio and video: dies_
Total time: 30'
otolab 2005
"The techniques: Two sources are mixed on the screen: the first one is the 3D rendering that composes the narrative plot of the main body and its deformations; the second source is given by AVS files that move geometrically following the sound input coming from a laptop where the whole sound performance is carried out live."
http://www.otolab.net/data/projects/remains/remains-body.htm

events listing on their website