in Residence at tiger,
- December 2008
Black and Jasper Cook are VJzoo.
They met at Art School in 2003 and have worked together
since then developing a reputation for innovative projection
art, performing in Europe, Asia and the US.
"VJzoo are influential and internationally-respected
VJs with a rare, synergistic mix of expertise in painting,
photography, graphic arts, and live video performance" Paul
Spinrad, author of The VJ Book
their residency at tiger, tiger, VJzoo videoed
willing members of the public and then projected them.
faces: you, me, them - us. Pared
down to the most basic, simple form, then projected
onto buildings and landmarks. Putting a human face
- literally - on the modern city.
Their first Artist in Residence
was Jimmy Jack, co-writer of the wonderful Aussie movie Black
Balloon - so they're big boots to fill.
title of the project was thanks to ArtSource,
who deemed that the project was 'too local and unmonumental'
be of interest to their international e-zine readership.
Way to support members, thanks guys!
over 95% of our traffic and subscribers are in Europe,
US and South America and we've performed at arts
festivals as far afield as Spain and New York to great
reviews, but we've had far less support locally.
we thought it was a pretty good title since this is
and we liked the irony of projecting people on
scale being called 'unmonumental'.
While the actual projections will usually
be done late at night, they will be documented and shown
on the website VJzoo.com as well as Facebook and YouTube,
so you have to be willing to sign a Model Release so
that your image can be used for this purpose.
the undersigned, hereby grant VJzoo (Kat Black
and Jasper Cook) the rights to use my image as
recorded on video at tiger, tiger on the date
listed. This usage may include being projected
very large on public buildings. I understand
that these projections will be documented on
the internet and I have specified whether I wish
my image to be anonymous or credited below."
tiger is now open in the evenings and have a
liquor licence - which makes it Perth's first
real Art Bar. It's like a little bit of Melbourne
here in Perth - in
a laneway, even!
all material 2003 > present kat