VJ Theory research description
narrative, philosophy, psychoanalysis, cultural theory, ephemeral, performance,
technology, aesthetics, politics, ethics, realtime processing, collaboration,
VJing it’s the action of mixing visuals in a live/performance
environment such as a club. Realtime interaction is a generic definition
for VJing and for other events such as interactive installation
art where the moment and time (and sometimes the space) define
the work. Audio, visual and physical elements and also the public
are involvement in the event in different ways.
A few books and websites are available about the practice and history
of VJing and realtime interaction. There are also several active
communities, discussion groups and festivals related to Vjing and
realtime interaction. However at this point, from our research,
there is a very apparent demand for work which draws upon philosophy
This project intends to develop a community actively discussing
and reflecting on philosophy and theory related with Vjing and
We envisage several outcomes, such as conference papers, journal
articles and a symposium.
The primary outcomes will be the book and the website which we
are currently editing and developing.
The book intends to be a collection of texts written by those intimately
involved in Vjing and realtime interaction as theorists and/or
practitioners. The website is a growing collection of articles,
references and art projects in collaboration with our contributors
and the growing community.