personal reward, beyond a morning spent sipping coffee in a cafe overlooking the crescent beach of gijón, was seeing plaid perform itsu live, with the pleixvideo behind. its just a perfect track with the perfect video.
before us, “zan lyons vs bladerunner”. a film remix of bladerunner raises the cliché alert, but to see such good material transformed so well into a whole new aesthetic experience, thats double good. i couldn’t see it all, but what i did was really beautifully abstracted away, 99% shadow with scorching audio-visual flashes. oh, and violin.
to spain for laboratorio de electrónica visual with d-fuse in full wives and girlfriends mode - who wouldn’t, seeing the venues. this was the central quad of laboral, complete with church hosting one performance space to the left, and the entrance to the theatre where we were performing particle to the right. laboral is simply the best setting to have a festival i’ve ever seen: a full campus of venues stretching from this architecturally beautiful and technically top-notch main space to modern art galleries, workshops, labs and allsuch spread around the perimeter.