May 2004

gaping gazing

something chodai

Photo: Ryan Junell
I was running Ryan's video mixer at the Cafe du Nord. He took a break after he'd been VJing for a WideHive record release party for Mayhemystics. We found some delicious visual recursion, running his video camera on our faces and then projecting on the wall our gaping maws and bugged eyes with staggered with delays, traces, colors and layers of other footage. It was mesmerizing; I believe it put me in a sort of trance, something Ryan captured as he was photographing the scene in front of me. See the zoom for details. Also, here's a picture of Ryan at the controls.