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Istanbul AV Residency 2018 #1 | LPM 2015 > 2018

Istanbul AV Residency 2018 #1 | LPM 2015 > 2018

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April 3 - 7, 2018

Zorlu Performing Arts Center, Istanbul, Turkey

  • April 03 // 07 2018 | Zorlu Performing Arts Center, Istanbul, Turkey


FLxER 7.0

Artistic residency | April 3 > 6

Video & LED Mapping

Workshop | April 7 | Sonar Istanbul

DECOL – New Media Studio

Showcase | April 7 | Sonar Istanbul

AVnode Network

Showcase | April 7 | Sonar Istanbul


Day 1 | Tue 3 April 10 > 19 Artistic Residency

Day 2 | Wed 4 April 10 > 19 Artistic Residency

Day 3 | Thu 5 April 10 > 19 Artistic Residency

Day 4 | Fri 6 April 10 > 19 Artistic Residency

FLxER 7.0

Artistic residency | April 3 > 6

Video & LED Mapping

Workshop | April 7 | Sonar Istanbul

DECOL – New Media Studio

Showcase | April 7 | Sonar Istanbul

AVnode Network

Showcase | April 7 | Sonar Istanbul


Day 1 | Tue 3 April 10 > 19 Artistic Residency

Day 2 | Wed 4 April 10 > 19 Artistic Residency

Day 3 | Thu 5 April 10 > 19 Artistic Residency

Day 4 | Fri 6 April 10 > 19 Artistic Residency

Day 5 | Sat 7 April 10 > 19 Workshop at Sonar

10 > 11 Decol / AVnode presentation

11 > 20 Video & LED Mapping Workshop

FLxER 7.0 | Artistic residency | April 3 > 6

We are making an artistic residency to do an interactive mapping framework from 1 to 7 of April in Istanbul. The project is a 4 days residency to build a video mapping games framework with Touch Designer, and 1 day of workshops and presentations inside Sonar Istanbul 2018.

The aim is to develop a framework to let other people build their games in a more contemporary and powerful ambient as the Touch Designer is now representing. The idea came out from the work done by Gianluca Del Gobbo on FLxER; the last version of the software is able to load games and expose to this games OSC and the SVG maps that the game can use.

Once done this tool can be used not only for mapping or games, but in every live show where you want your visuals to interact with shapes you draw live.


András Nagy – Hungary

Burak Dirgen – Turkey

Emanuele Tarducci – Italy

Gabor Kitzinger – Hungary

Gianluca Del Gobbo – Italy

Ricardo Silveira Cançado – Brazil

Stanislav Glazov – Russia

Stella Gelesh – Turkey


Video & LED Mapping | Workshop

11:00 > 20:00 | April 7 | Sonar Istanbul

Zorlu Performing Arts Center | Levazım Mah, Koru Sok 2


One full day to learn everything related to Video Mapping techniques, from the project idea to the final realization.

Technical study, optical, video projectors, lux, blueprint, 2d, 3d, music and sound effects, taught by Ricardo Silveira Cançado (VJ Eletroiman) from Brazil, member of the Telenoika Community.

After a painstaking measurement process, we construct detailed 2D and 3D models of the target surface. We then generate the audio and video content, using these models to "map" the content onto the finest details of the specific site. This allows us to visually alter the appearance of the architecture – by controlling light, colour and surface volume – to change its very nature and transform the way it’s perceived.

Our standard plan can be sketched as follows:

Technical Site Visit for photography and measurements

Assessment of site-specific technical requirements to devise the technical rider

Software development

2D and 3D modelling

Test Site Visit for verification of the modelled template against the site;

Visual content creation

Audio content creation

Post-production and editing

On-site set-up and final adjustments

Live show

Minimum/maximum number of participants: 8/15

Prerequisites for attending the workshop: At least some basic knowledge of graphical animation, video, photography

Requirements for the participants: A laptop with installed Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects

Duration of the workshop: 1 DAY // 9 HOURS


The Telenoika Collective is an association of free culture and audiovisual experimentation that has developed research in the field of video mapping. In recent years, the group has made a lot of mapping projects in many international audiovisual festivals.

Ricardo Silveira Cançado (VJ Eletroiman) – Brazil

Since 2000 VJ Eletroiman works with VJing, stage design and in the last 8 years he is dedicated to the Video Mapping. He is the coordinator of TkLab, group of visual experimentation of the collective Telenoika and he is one of the founders of the Darklight Studio.


1st prize Zsolnay Light Art Mapping Competition 2017 | Percs | Hungary.

2nd place Art Vision Mapping COMPETITION. Moscow International Festival «Circle of light» 2016

2nd place Art Vision VJING COMPETITION. Moscow International Festival «Circle of light» 2015

1st prize WINNER VJ Contest Mapping Festival GENEVE 2014

2nd place LPM XV Edition | Live Mapping Contest | Eindhoven 2014

He also won many times the VJ Torna (world VJ championship)


Darklight Studio :: WINNER Epson Mapping Challenge Costa Rica

Mapping Sacred Geometry 2017 :: Darklight Studio :: VJ Eletroiman

Showreel Mapping 2017

Showreel Mapping 2016

Showreel Mapping 2015

Showreel Mapping 2014

DECOL – New Media Studio

Showcase | 10:00 > 10:30 | April 7 | Sonar Istanbul

Zorlu Performing Arts Center | Levazım Mah, Koru Sok 2


DECOL is the abbreviation for Digital Experience Collective.

Besides producing international arts and design projects, DECOL aims to effect 3 continents by evolving with its partners at all times, as well as being a school for the independent ‘digital art stage and design platform‘. In 2015, the first event of “Digital Experiences” series, VJ Torna Istanbul, took place in Indigo with the attendance of VJs and audiovisual performers from 13 countries. On the same year DECOL started its life as a new media arts project with VCD department of İstanbul Bilgi University. Its structure is designed in a way to supply the needs of new media digital artists and entrepreneurs, by creating a secure environment, such as the new media lab. DECOL project was funded by Istanbul Development  during 2014-2015 under the Creative Istanbul calls.

“DEKONSTRAKT“, new media art installations and performance series, is the first collective creation of DECOL . It includes 3 art pieces in the concept of deconstructing the visual aesthetics of Anatolia by digital arts. ."Knit", "de.fusion" and "Tile" are the art pieces created in the context of DEKONSTRAKT series.  "de.fusion" and "Haraka" were  installed in the Contemporary Istanbul art fair in 2015 and 2016. Both of these installations are interactive and generative installations by sound and visuals.

Co-founder Ahmet Said Kaplan performed in more than 36 countries as live audiovisual performance artist with electronic music producers. DECOL also created videos and live performances for Gaiser, Matador, Richie Hawtin, Marc Houle Tale of Us, Solomun. In 2015, DECOL organised  "Contagious Bodies: Network Politics" , a series of seminars with the curation of Ass. Prof. Ebru Yetişkin and hosted by Akbank Sanat. In 2015, "Istanbul Maker Faire" "Amber Technology and Art Festival","Psychedelic Art Festival" and "Bilgi Project 01" exhibitions took place with DECOL's organisational and technical sponsorship.  In 2016, Mert Uzbaşlı and Amir Ahmadoglu performed as VJ and Light Artist in different clubs and events of Istanbul.

Mert Uzbaşlı also performed at electronic music and art festivals, as Mo:Dem Festival, Co:in Festival and Ayata Festival.  Same year, DECOL Academy was born to give courses and workshops for light design, real time image processing and production softwares.  DECOL partnership with Istanbul based music label Hiccup, revealed the new brand "avosync". Avosync is an audio visual record party organisation label.  Till the beginning of 2017 Kabile Contemporary Circus Theatre and DECOL working on interactive stage and virtual reality stage performances. After the second quarter of 2017, DECOL focused on VR Art projects. In 2017 DECOL was invited by Amsterdam, Belgium, Rome and Berlin new media art scene.

AVnode Network

Showcase | 10:30 > 11:00 | April 7 | Sonar Istanbul

Zorlu Performing Arts Center | Levazım Mah, Koru Sok 2


AVnode is an international network  of artists and professionals organising activities in the fields of audio visual performing arts. The main goal is to join forces of local players, active on a international level on research and development of audio visual performing arts. AVnode was born in 2011 and developed into a cultural umbrella foundation in 2016, being formed by organizations of audio visual performing arts festivals from all over the world.

Gianluca Del Gobbo – Italy

Considered a guru of the new media and the digital arts world as well as a pioneer in the Audio Visual Performing Arts, he was born in Rome in 1970.

Very interested in any kind of avant-garde, costume, music, art and experimentation, it is updated on all sorts of innovation in art, technology and communication.

In 1996, with a background in house party organization from 1988, he founded Flyer Communications and coordinates the various activities, as well the managerial tasks and strategic development of all projects of the company that now have a leadership in new media communication services with 2 spin off, Web Environments and Audio Visual Performing Arts.

In 1999 he founded, that quickly became a point of reference for the Web Art and especially for the productions in Shockwave Flash; it features exhibitions in Rome, Valencia, San Francisco and New York.

In 2001 he created the AV mixer FLxER, which is used to mix vector graphics, audio, video, text and interactive media, in live performances. FLxER is one of the first vj software for a Audio Visual Performing Arts, is free and community based. FLxER is today the biggest network of Audio Visuals artists and VJs linked together from the interest for the Audio Visual Performing Arts and first of all the sharing of knowledge. With FLxER he became a code/hacker, extending his knowledge on many other languages, softwares, platforms and os related with web, datas and new media.

From 2002 to 2013 he taught at the IED (European Institute of Design)  as teacher in the Master in Web Design and Strategy.

In 2003 he started working to the creation of a permanent center for new media art in Rome, WAM Web Art Museum.

In 2004 he created LPM Live Performers Meeting, the meeting in one place for 4 days of the people in connection trough the FLxER community. From 2004 to today (2017) LPM hosted 3.501 artists from 72 countries with editions all around the world; right now it’s the biggest AV event.

In 2004 he won the Bardi IBM Web award, with the site of the Photograpy International Festival of Rome;  in the same year he started writing for Next Exit magazine and others on the Web.

In 2006, Achille Bonito Oliva gave him the ABO Silver, an award for having outstanding accomplishments of Web Art, as one of the protagonists of international contemporary art.

In 2007 he was one of the founders of the Free Hardware Foundation, an institution based on the dissemination of the free hardware philosophy. Gianluca is now the secretary of the Free Hardware Foundation.

In 2009 VJ Television, by the community of FLxER,  was born; it’s the first 24-hour live video broadcast channel.

Since 2010 he is the president of the Linux Club italia.

In 2011 he started working on the AVnode network with the aim to put in connection and share experiences and tools between organizations active in the Audio Visual Performing Arts. At the same time AVnode will be for the artists the biggest AV community inherit the 25.000 artists of the FLxER community.

In 2011, 2012 and 2013 LPM was supported by the Culture Programme of the EU with the strand for Third Countries, making 6 editions, 3 in Europe and 3 in Belarus, Mexico and South Africa with hundreds of satellite events.

In 2014 he founded the Live Cinema Festival, a live performing exhibition that explores and promotes all the artistic trends whom is attributed the term "Live Cinema", with performances by artists which have made this narrative technique their stylistic code

In 2014 he taught at Quasar University, with a course on events management.

In 2016 he founded the Chromosphere, an event on 360 projections inside domes.

In 2015 he became project leader of AVnode | LPM 2015 > 2018, a large scale cooperation project of the Creative Europe Culture Programme of the EU with 14 partners from 13 countries; Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom; he aimed to promote and develop Audio Visual Performing Arts and European to worldwide audiences.

In 2016 he founded  Fotonica,  a festival that investigates art forms related to the light element, in particular digital light.

He has also edited several lectures in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Sannio, Department of Linguistic Practices and Text Analysis at the University of Bari, in the Faculty of Humanities, University of Tor Vergata, University of Perugia , at the Biennale of Young Artists of Athens, the Flash Forward in San Francisco and New York, the Center for Studies in Szentendre (Budapest), at Sonar in Barcelona, the RESFEST of Rome, the Biennial of Valencia, the Faculty of Fine Arts in Barcelona at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Rome, at the Faculty of Architecture of Rome.


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WAM Web Art Mouseum

Free Hardware Foundation –


LPM 2015 > 2018

AVnode | LPM 2015 > 2018 is a cooperation project between 13 partners from 12 countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom, aimed to promote and develop live video culture to European and worldwide audience with 14 events per year.

AVnode | LPM 2015 > 2018 project foresees the production of 1 Meeting, 1 Audience Development Conference and 12 festivals for each of the following 3 years, besides 200 satellite events. Each festival will host 1 artist as extra feature, so at least 630 selected guest artists will be promoted by the partners across Europe.

AVnode | LPM 2015 > 2018 will reach this estimated numbers over the 3 years, 3.000 artists, 500.000 people during the events and at least 10.000.000 of people with the communication plan.

AVnode | LPM 2015 > 2018 offers a unique chance to be involved in full days of audiovisual performances, vjing, workshops, panel discussions & product showcases, bringing together an amazing community of vjs, audiovisual artists, new media practitioners and thinkers worldwide.

The cooperation project wants to support the development of the cultural and social values of Audio Visual Performing Arts with the artistic ambition to let that discipline to be the leader of the new century and at the same time become an institutional and policy referral for progressive and fast evolving fields of Digital Arts.

The project leader follows the work of each partner for quite some time, 9 partners worked  together in the previous 3 years Large Scale Project and already proved their capability to fulfill all the activities, including audience development and communication plan.

All the members make relevant activities in Culture; all the members, excluded Culture Action Europe, organize festival and Audio Visuals Performing Arts events.


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