“What would it look like if other VJs worked over my self-produced videoclips?” This question stimulates Matthias Siegert´s VJ project, which is organised as an open workshop. Matters of copyright, recycling, and file-sharing will be dealt with, and also techniques and customs of the VJ culture that's growing all over the world. The subtitle "Sample-Mix-Remix" stands for: found, invented and rediscovered; the workings behind the creation of a VJ set will be layed bare to the audience.
But what precisely is a VJ? VJing is a new artform, and a profession, that arose from the rave, ambient and club cultures in the 1990s. The video jockey (VJ) creates collages of images in real time, he's the visual equivalent to the disc jockey (DJ). Transitory original artworks are composed from computer animations, TV samples and preproduced material.
In May, VJ acts “4YourEye” from Vienna (alias Eva Bishof-Herlbauer and Gerald Herlbauer), “Sehvermögen” (Marcel Panne) and Siegert himself will recycle video clips produced in the gallery. They will agree on a topic beforehand, which will serve as a red thread for the material. The end results of Video_Recycling will be presented on May 23, 2004. DJs will round out the event.