interview with: flx (2005/08/30)
tags: journal, interview
journal contents

How long have you been working in this area?

I have been involved in music since I was a kid and I have been working in visual art for the last 20 years

Were you an artist/ musician first who got into using computers/the net or did you respond to the net in an artistic way?

I am a working artist and musician, I used to paint, draw, etchings and objets, installations etc. I also had an experimental band, I used to play the bass, I have been working with computers since 1998, and my creativity is leading me to this area, all my art is now concentrated in working with animations and videos, and I just bought a synth to develop to another level of music, I feel myself in a process of learning.

What/who has influenced you in your work? (themes, other artists etc)

In music one grat influence was the Tresor label expecially Pacou, who make me discover another way of listening, also Steve Reich and many others.

In the visual arts, well all the abstract expressionist painters and in video, Doug Aitken and Bill Viola.

Are there any other artists covering the same field as you?

I hope so but I don?t know

With regard to 'soundtoys' especially, why do you think the audio visual metaphor is so key to the net?

Because it allows a none verbal comunication, were other kind of human experiences are shared

Could you come up with a definition of "soundtoys"

not yet

Does the net promotes visual awareness that is unique to it?

Yes I think in a certain way it does, it makes you alert and participating, but for me the real net is beyond the computers

How novel do you feel generative music and interactivity is?

I have the feeling that it is in its first steps

Would you describe yourself as a multimedia artist, a net.artist, programmer, or none of the above?

Multimedia Artist

What software do you use most and why?

I use a lot of Flash it allows me to combine audio and images, animations and video also I use After Efects (well this program is really something), Freehand, Soung Forge for editing audio, Rebirth, and Fruityloops and others.

What is you project and your work about?

My idea is to make downloads of the animations, without any preview. In the Cd there is a folder called dwij-net where you will find a menu page ready with the links and all, you can put this page on your site and it will download the animations from www.lazo.cl if it all works fine, or you can change the links and put the animations on your site, the movies and projectors (.exe) are included on the CD.

My project is about creating an absorbing experience that compromise al least two senses, the visual and the audio, the whole idea is to comunicate beyond concepts.

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