I’ve made a little video mapping browser extension! It’s simple. Aim your beamer at a rectangular surface and drag 4 corners to precisely map your video onto the target surface. But it’s also advanced. With it you can correct the perspective of the video source too. Just choose any region on the source video, which is distorted due to perspective but is supposed to be rectangular, and Mappertje will set it straight A bit like the Perspective Warp tool in Photoshop.
Video conferencing allows people to work together, remotely. It’s super useful. But if you want to do more with the received video, for example if you want to record or broadcast it, then the user interface of these conferencing apps will get in the way. With my Chrome extension, you can free these videos from the user interface that holds them. Do you want to grab a clean feed of the videos in a conference? Useful if you want to live stream with OBS Studio. Or perhaps you simply need to arrange your video conference across multiple monitors. Then my…
I went to Turku, Finland to be part of a show in New York City organised by the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art from South Korea. That’s right! I participated in Art Teleported, the art show and conference for nomadic artists, by teaming up with the Videokaffe collective. That’s a whole lot of name dropping, so let’s back up for a second. During Supermarket Art Fair I met the founder of Videokaffe: Sebastian Ziegler. Immediately there was a (goose bumps inducing) connection because of the way we both deal with the intersection of the virtual and physical world. It fuelled…
Videokaffe has been invited to perform and exhibit this Summer 2019 at the DesignLab Gallery in Pasadena, California. Two Videokaffe members, Mark Andreas and Sebastian Ziegler, will travel to L.A. to build up the exhibition and represent VK, as well bringing one work from Jip de Beer as guest artist.
Whooho I’ve been awarded the Reisma Van den Burg Grant! This grant is named after the Frisian painter Cor Reisma (1902-1962) and is offered by his family. The biennial stipend is intended to give recent graduates from the Minerva Art Academy an opportunity to further develop their work through an (inter)national project.
Stay tuned for my developments, as I will start to collaborate with the international Media Art collective Videokaffe!
The photo, by Harma Kaput, shows the three winners of Minerva Art Academy awards: Vassilena Petrova, Jip de Beer and Antonia Oana. I’m holding an artwork by Jos Volkers,which has been given to me as part of the award.
Jip de Beer is an artist who operates on the intersection of art and computer science.