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September 2013

At Freezefest 2013

The festival took place around this old derelict industrial site at Libušín důl.A lot of hard work had gone into clearing the site and erecting the various tents and stages for the festival. We were projecting on the exterior of the big building in the photo above – which proved to be a great location for Tagtooling!The side of the building was really dark with a good clear view for drawing.Our BenQ wide throw projector covered nearly the whole height of the building. It is only 3500 lumens but in these dark conditions it was possible to get quite bright images although, because as can be seen in the photo above, some of the colours were a bit dull, I drew mostly in black and white.

Because I was drawing from 9 pm and people were coming and going throughout the night visiting the various festival performance sites, I was able to take my time and develop several different sequences of drawings.

As usual Dima took lots of photos – here is a selection.

During the night I took some short breaks and was able to have a quick look at the other stages and projections – the festival had a really great atmosphere, with a lot of different things to see, live bands, VJing, art installations and fire jugglers….. Then it was back to the Tagtool for me, to do some more drawing….

Video from České Budějovice

For this short video Dima selected part of the performance we gave on Thursday 29 August, projecting on the old armoury building in České Budějovice.
Of course in the video my drawing is speeded up a lot – there is no way that I could draw so quickly in ‘real time’! But doing this at least gives some sense of the succession of images and the development of the drawing. As the photo in my previous posting shows, this was a really great building for Tagtool projection and having the use of Lunchmeat’s 10,000 lumen wide throw projector gave wonderful super-bright images. (Thank you Lunchmeat!)

The accompanying music is ‘Parallel Highway’ by the band God is an Astronaut from Glen of the Downs, Ireland.