Trickster Masterclass in Video Jamming

As part of the Adelaide Fringe 2002, ANAT co-ordinated the Trickster Masterclass in Video Jamming. An official component of the Shooting from the H/’pfilm/video program, the Trickster Masterclass was a professional development opportunity for Australian VJ artists to network
and receive feedback about their work from guest tutor, VJ IKO from Portugal (leading video artist and software developer who has worked with Jean Michel Jarre, Beastie Boys and Daft Punk).

Adelaide based VJ’s inCube co-curated the Masterclass with ANAT and participants were selected from a call for proposals advertised in December, 2001. The following artists participated in the Masterclass:
Cicada (NSW)
eyefi (NSW)
Sean Healy (Old)
Soncha lacono (Vic)
Wade Marynowsky (NSW)
Tara Pattenden (Old)
Tesseract (NSW)
Nick Ritar (NSW)
Kristian Thomas (SA)
Joel lika (Vic)

For three days the participants, all Australian artists, presented and discussed their work. Each evening the artists projected live images into the street-front Njapartji cafe, Rundle Street.

A flow on project from Trickster was the initiation of the Trolley Collective Several artists involved in the Masterclass set up the collective to investigate international touring opportunities. In November, members of Trolley and other Trickster participants attended a workshop in France conducted by Trickster tutor VJ IKO.

Trickster was supported by the Adelaide Fringe and Australian Film Commission and included live video projections as well as a closing party in collaboration with 2002AD Electronic Music Conference.

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