Vinyl Video Delay (2012)

Paweł Janicki (PL)
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Vinyl Video Delay (installation, 2012) The installation allows viewers to manipulate images of themselves by both scratching the vinyl record and commands sent via the internet. The DJ—like handling of the record and the internet controls to select from among three buffer modes for the images allow viewers to process their images captured a few seconds earlier.

Paweł Janicki (b. 1974) — a Polish independent media artist. Interactive director and producer working with the microsound aesthetics and algorithmic composition. Creator of audiovisual interactive systems, installations, and performances. Curator. Continuously developing software tools and interfaces.

Uneasy to classify, consisting of improvised sound, live programming, communication protocols, and hacking, his works were presented at many prestigious festivals, events and places devoted to contemporary art, including Ars Electronica, Transmediale, Centre Georges Pompidou and the International Media Art Biennale WRO in Wrocław, and won numerous prestigeous awards. His musical net—performance Ping Melody was awarded by the Tokyo University Haramachida in 2004 the ‘’ Grand Prize and gained a nomination for the Viper Festival in Basel. Within the framework of the European project, Moving Stories, he realized an interactive installation Oceanus, and a series of network performances EU_tracer within the framework of the Polish Presidency of the EU Council. These and other projects by Paweł Janicki were listed by the Society of Algorithm among the most crucial events in the development of the genre.

He has worked in cooperation with many artists, as well as the IT industry and educational institutions, including the media faculties of the leading Polish art schools, such as the Intermedia Faculty of the University of Arts in Poznań, Poland.

In the moment, he is associated with the WRO Center for Media Art, Wrocław, Poland, where he currently directs the WRO Laboratory/innovation department. His activities are focused primarily on web applications, as well as audio and sensory systems. He is co—author of the Interactive Playground exhibition, awarded by Poland`s biggest daily „Gazeta Wyborcza” with wARTo. He is also co—founder and longtime member of the well—known collective, Gameboyzz Orchestra Project, exploring lo—fi aesthetic.

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