Monday, August 9, 2010

Second Live Projection 2010, Betty’s Nashville, July 22nd

Live set that evening at Betty’s Grill, 49th & Charlotte:
Sugar Skulls [Ben Marcantel]
Black Patch [John Adams, Joe Garcia, Nathan Vasquez, Adam Bednarik]
Doberman [Scott Martin, Ryan Norris]

Scott Martin and I had talked one evening after a set of his at Betty’s about doing some video projection during one of his shows. He asked me if we could work that out because he wanted to play with some images really going on around him.
I lucked into it really. Only one other time has Scott called me accidentally, but one Sunday morning, Scott called and woke me up, asking if he could get in my liquor cabinet on a dry, eventful Sunday. I had to refuse because I currently don’t have a liquor cabinet, and was not who he thought he was talking to. I got the opportunity to ask him if he had any shows coming up though, and right then and there we made arrangements for Alcamy Henriksen and I to provide video for his show that following Thursday. I agreed immediately on our behalf.
The next few days were set-up for Alcamy Henriksen and I to get together to view, shoot, compile, and edit something for the occasion. With two laptops, two projectors, and two screens, we shot many films on top of and beside one another. Some of these films being paired had already gone through various multiple exposure, performance, and re-filming processes.
The images we worked with were both commercial and generated by working artists we know, a lot of which was work of Alcamy’s. My awareness of the film work being done among Ben Marcantel, Dustin Zemel, and Alcamy Henriksen is that upon which my enthusiasm and ability to create such a live video environment are contingent.

Stills from film;
Compiled by ABA & ASPHH; edited by ASPHH, 2010.
The show was a great success. The music, all around, was yet another incredible showing of just some of Nashville’s immense pool of dedicated and extremely talented artists and musicians. I am amazed, as usual, and dually honored to have been a part of it. Having heard and seen the progression of these musicians over the past ten years, there is hardly any effort left to lacking. The opportunity to collaborate with these artists to create a more succinct environment in which their work can be experienced is an opportunity not to be turned down.
Alcamy worked crazy hours and by her determination we were well over prepared with footage for the show. My heartfelt out to she and Scott for the great work, initial invite, and the desire for collaboration. Let’s fucking do it again!

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