About Us

Pocket

 

Zrzut ekranu z 2016-04-12 12:23:44SPACE VJ MEETING - space for VJs, international meeting for new visual media artists. Our aim is to create space where we can share knowledge and friendship, promote visual, digital culture and artists. We strongly support the development of new technologies. During our few-day expo we will feature VJing, fulldome projections, live video, workshops, presentations and interactive installations. We will learn, teach, share, talk, create new connections and build crazy structures (for 3D mapping). SPACE VJ MEETING is a project supported by artists, produced by VJs for other VJs.

A few-day expo with workshops and performances to promote new media art and artists.

Event created by VJs for VJs in order to shape the future for our most beloved artform.

SPACE VJ MEETING is a place where VJs from all over the world can gather and connect to eachother. Space where we can make visual experiments. Exploring new ways of perform.

The aim is to create a community where people can share there ideas and concepts with likeminded souls. By bundling this creative collaboration we can achieve an extraordinary experience to bring our artform to a higher level.

 

This time meeting will be organized by: VJ from Poland (Jaroslaw Balabanski-VJ DIABLOS) and VJ from Japan (Toshikazu JaySon Toyama- VJ Sinarisama).

It' s confirmed. 2017  nov.2-5 but we will start in oct.23 @ Olsztyńskie Planetarium i Obserwatorium Astronomiczne in Olsztyn, Poland.

Produced by: VJ DIABLOS' Foundation Visual Art Space Foundation / Fundacja "Przestrzeń Sztuki Wizualnej and Olsztyn Planetarium.

 

Thank you for support us! Join us!
We are waiting for you with VJ Heart!
We ♥ all of you !

spacevjmeeting team

 

from history of SVM: VJ DIABLOS‘ idea was to prepare a small  party@small club with one VJ and one DJ, but Bjorn Samson (VJ Forum International, Dizzy&Woozy) offered help so this event is international, lets get started again!

First and second event (2012, march, sept.) took place in Olsztyn Planetarium in Poland and was a one of a kind events supported by VJs and other international partners. The Planetarium was filled up with projectors and soundsystems and VJs started to show up from all over the world and the party had started for a four day long experience with impressive artistic visuals and sound. Installations where quickly build and the local people appreciated the efforts made by the enthousiastic artists. Shortly after, this gathered the interest of the media and television and radio stations showed up and reported live about this unique and spontanious artistic action. As this proved to be a succes for the artists involved we proudly announce that the third event will be organised.

It was a huge success for two editions, but this was only possible by the input of all the participating artist at SPACE VJ MEETING. It proved once again how inventive VJs are. Giving us only a few hours in the fulldome planetarium and no time for preparation at all, we succeeded to achieve a fully projected fulldome and quite some spectators. As obvious the third edition will need some improvements but afterall, we had some huge fun.

 


SVM1 & SVM2 was organized in 2012 march (4days) and 2012 september (4days)
by:
VJ from Belgium ( Bjorn Samson-SAMSON VISUALS) 
and VJ from Poland (Jaroslaw Balabanski-VJ DIABLOS).

Unfortunately, work on the 3rd edition has extended to 5 years.

VJ DIABLOS: ” I suggested my  idea to Bjorn Samson. First, I wanted to make a party for VJ and DJ in a place other than the planetarium, but Bjorn offered to help and so SPACE VJ MEETING came to life. In 2012, during its 2 editions it attracted 72 artists from 15 countries. These two editions were possible thanks to hard work of everyone involved, especially VJs and friends of the foundation and my friends.

It was hard to arrange such a meeting at the planetarium, because it is a government facility and it is difficult to cooperate with. I was not taken seriously, because the issues I talked about seemed vague and abstract. The officials promised a hostel for artists and when it came down to it, they informed us they had no funds. At that time we had already booked 20 artists with more to come.

I visited the City Hall every day and after 2 months they organised a hostel to meet our needs and told me not to come for the next 3 months. After the second edition the press wrote that there had been nothing going on on Friday night as there had been no lights visible outside. However, it was the time of interactive presentations which were supposed to take place in the dark, therefore, when the marshal read that nothing had happened on Friday evening, the cooperation became hindered again and the struggle began anew.

As usual, people in the Department of promotion in the City Hall get heart palpitations as they see me, because I can come every day for several months, always being polite, although sometimes a bit too talkative, putting forward arguments such as A is A and B is B, but for them A suddenly becomes B, so the struggle continues.

>Establishment of the foundation was supposed to help us organize SPACE VJ MEETING, but it got extremely difficult; numerous promises made by the city hall led to nothing, caused us to set the initial date for the  October 2015. However, the City hall once again informed us they could not fulfil the promise they had made during the meeting at the planetarium with me, Bjorn, director of the planetarium itself and the director of promotion of the City Hall. In this situation our foundation filed 8 applications for grants from Poland and from Olsztyn.

We have not managed to receive any grant yet, even though the ministry of culture gave us 63 out of 70 possible points. I am still struggling to find sponsors and assistance, but it is a hard task. I don’t give up because my VJ friends tell me not to. I listen to them because they have never let me down. I am not discouraged by setbacks and I am looking for a private sponsor, filling in application forms, I constantly attend various meetings, develop the foundation and maybe someday we will win a contest”-from LUMEN MAGAZINE.

This post is also available in: Polish