Visuals was formed by Jamie Stickman whoose interest in music
driven visuals awakened in 1995 when he first wrote a very simple
computer program to make a friends photo change colours to the
beat of his bands music.
1997 he purchased some equipment that allowed the capture film
footage and basic computer animation of drawings, creating various
imagery but always endeavouring to represent the mood that music
2002 he started performing his visual interpretation of music
alongside DJ's and bands in pubs and clubs, after much berating
from friends to get out there and show the world!
2003 VJ Laughing Budda (Sash) worked alongside VJ Stickman (Jamie)
bringing his extensive photograhpic collection and providing a
much needed pair of hands for the now increasing workload of gig's
with residencies with Euphoria, RainDance, clubKnowWhere and Blow
alongside a plethora of gig's within the London scene including
the Mixmag party, Coronet launch party and Heavens 21st Birthday
continued with performances all over the UK and at art festivals
including AVIT. We also ran an AV and VJ networking event "Expression"
in London. The focus had started to shift away from "just"
live performance to ceating more immersive and interactive environments,
including roots a visual narrative of mental health
issues in London for the Mayor of London Disability Conference.
included performances on the Origin stage at the Glade festival,
a "Rave for Deaf" with ASLIC and many adhoc performances
at events such as Synergy, although we found ourselves seeking
smaller, less commercial events at places such as Inigo bar and
PlanetAngel, each one being unique and with a continuos drive
forward to achieve more immersive and interactive reprensentations
of the music.
2006 we took a break from gig'ing, although we still performed
at 16 events including the Origin Festival in South Africa.
creating some installations in 2007, we have decided to return
to the scene, refreshed and invigorated and ready to resume our
journey into the visual expression of music and mood. This year
we have developed "BenditSliceitDiceit" an experiment
with layers of interactivity and reactivity - which we have used
at PlanetAngel and the 491 Gallery (so far!).