At Alternativa 2013

The Czech Band Vložte kočku were presenting their new album SEAT at a concert at HooDoo Music Club in Prague as part of the Alternativa Festival.
The album is out now on Soundcloud – do check it out here.It was the first time that we had worked with the band so for this performance, to go with their new material, we decided to do something a bit different from our usual Tagtool drawing. Dima made a lot of video clips in black and white in which he combined found footage with material he shot using his circular video camera rig. Below – stills from three of these ‘circular’ videos that, together with the (figurative) found footage, were to form the ‘background’ for my drawing.At the performance I did live Tagtool drawing in monochrome on top of this underlying video but unfortunately this meant that we were too busy, me drawing and Dima manipulating the video clips, to able to take any photos. But Honza Kebrdle, who was making a video of the concert for the festival, very kindly made a copy for us so I could have some screen shots for my blog.

A lot of the screen shots are rather dark but in the one below the video, which can’t be seen in most of the photos, shows up quite clearly and the contrast is plainly visible between the drawn and photographic images.
But not all of my drawing was figurative ….
…and here my drawing, which appears partly on the ‘surface’ and in part is ‘cutting through’ to the video beneath, combines with it to complete the image.

There are two upcoming concerts where we will be providing more visuals for Vložte kočku – in Vienna at Club B72 on 8 December and in Jablonec on 10 December.

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