As previously mentioned, we had a great time at Splice Festival back in June and one of the biggest highlights was getting to meet so many different artists using VDMX.
Today we are featuring ID:Mora who gave a mind blowing psychedelic visual performance on the opening night of Splice and along with this interview he has shared a set of video loops from the show!
1. Who are you and what do you do?
I’m ID:Mora, a Czech video heretic based in Barcelona. I specialize in live visuals for Diamond weddings.
Over the years I have made music videos for musicians like Otto von Schirach, Matta, Chevron or Meneo and performed AV live shows at numerous music and video festivals.
2. What tools (of all sorts, software / hardware / non-digital) do you use in your creative process?
To create the material/media I work on my custom built Hackintosh. For my 3D projects I use Blender and Faceshift with my Asus Kinect camera for face motion capture.
I often collaborate with Barcelona based painter Fritz Krieg. She is the one in charge of all the texturing for my 3D models using photography just as paintings and drawings.
When working with video image, I use a lot of After effects and datamoshing software. I really like datamoshing, even though it’s kind of like playing lottery, you never know what comes out of it. I use Avid and Final cut for final editing. In addition I use photoshop a lot to create my 2D animations.
For audio reactive stuff I tended to use Quartz composer but lately I work more with Vuo. My set up for live shows is macbook pro and VDMX with Novation Mini Launchpad. I love the integration of Quartz or Vuo in it. Any, quite simple composition with few published inputs in VDMX becomes a clip with endless possibilities.
3. Tell us about the video loops you've shared and how they were made.
Most of the clips have been made in Vuo. Some are done entirely with Vuo nodes, some of them have imported 3d models previously made in Blender. Vuo has lots of nodes that permit twist/distort/ripple 3D objects in a very curious way. Most of them also have alpha channel.
4. Tell us about your recent travels and performances at festivals like Splice and other upcoming projects.
My recent performances have been at Lapsus Festival here in Barcelona where I was doing the visuals for Gacha Bakradze. Then at Splice festival I was collaborating with Loraine James.
Right now I’m finishing a new immersive 360º video called ‘When your uncle is your dad’. It’s about european royal families using inbreeding as a tool of the desperate preservation of the throne. It’s a 3D video done in Blender. The textures by Fritz Krieg are drawn by hand with graphite on pergamino and then scanned. Music is done by Kristian Westergaard, a Danish musician living in Barcelona. We want to present it to various festivals as recently more and more festivals are including the VR video section.
Make sure to download the clips and visit the vimeo page of ID:Mora to see more of his work!