i don't agree with that one. It all depends on the way the image is shown, or to say better: "the experience can be experienced". a single TV in the Effenaar (club in Eindhoven) made people duck and almost crowl into it. In The paard (club in The Hague), i saw this huge circle-going images above my head (it really was everywhere) So the way of presenting is guiding for the way of noticing!trilion99 wrote:Fact is that people don`t care if VJing is live or not. Actually I think they dont care about VJing at all. People go to the club to see other people, not to watch music videos, be they improvised or not. Be it art or not.
Other fact is that people DO watch, and you CAN influence that very much. A small example. I was VJ-ing at Worm (club in Rotterdamn) and that night i played together with a electro-guy (david vunk) his music made me go mad, and i decided to introduce my black and white set (i was so excited...)
Next thing happened was people stopped dancing and all noticing the b/w images. So I quickly started improvising on moving b/w bodies and b/w dancing people, which made some people interact with the screen. On which, of course, i reacted with great pleasure.
In my opinion VJ-ing is not at all a music video (in the sense of video-clip) but more a delicate a the moment chosen composition which carries the parties' expressions which are sensable.
In that sense it's more culture compared to art, but the difference can be really small. doing a vj-performance as an art is maybe more deepgoing, serious or personal. The fact that most images look like each other says enough to me. I just copied some images from somebody else (just for practicing :p, but i really believe in making your own imagery, which truly is an art)