On Saturday, September 13, 2014, crowds from far and wide entered into the world of Beakernight. Surrounded by larger-than-life installations, they stumbled upon experiences never before seen in Canada. Among these interactive smash-ups of art, science, and engineering, was a group of Calgarian DJs and Visualists who live to experiment with music, visual art and technology.
Meet Lo Definition
Engulfed in a trance of heavy bass, projected live-mixed visual, and the collaborative vibe of a house party, Lo Definition came to life. The group’s joint, artistic mentality combined with the technology of new equipment, and the science of melding their talents into a performance, is what inspires them to experiment.
“It has always been important to us to return the favour, bringing together other artists, promoters, musicians, and the public to show off the work that is happening locally, and to bring things that inspire us on the international front to audiences here,” says the group.
“From PixelMash – a new-media, contemporary art, and music event at a warehouse in Sunnyside – to setting up interactive, educational DJ/VJ installations at the Youth Science Fair, Mini Maker Faire, and Adults Only Night at TELUS Spark, we have been keen to highlight the confluence of various artistic endeavours, and support the amazing art that the Calgary scene generates.”
So knowing that Beakernight is unlike anything Calgary has ever seen, the group built a custom, cubist-inspired projector mapped stage structure. The custom visuals were projected onto the structure along with a complex array of audio hardware and software. The culmination of sounds, visuals and crowds created a multi-sensory, contagious experience that fuelled the entranced environment that is Beakernight.
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