Doppelganger: Stokes Croft Masquerade Ball

Tonight sees the first part of an interesting two day event collaboration between Compass and The Motorcycle Show Room in Stokes Croft, Bristol. It features Audio Visual performances, interactivity and installations from some of the West Country’s finest live visual-media talents including Lumen and Dub Bait favourites Prymedia. More info, videos and pics after the Jump.

Above (Prymedia’s newly mappable visual screen) is a little taster of the kind of thing to expect around the venue, I’ve already been sitting here contemplating the many possible ways this bizarre screen can be mapped, what shapes/patterns can be exploited and how this can interact with the audience in exciting ways. Although, I am sure that whatever I’ve thought up, is not going to be half as brilliant and insane as the experience Prymedia will have in mind. Can’t wait to see it in action!

Lumen is another artist we worked with, at Freerotation Festival earlier this Summer. A well know name in Bristol from his many commissions by club nights, festivals and record labels, Lumen is a versatile and experienced Audio/Visual media artist able to work in many light based techniques. Below we’ve included a promo Audio/Visual DJ set from Lumen, for you to get lost in.

Lumen – Live A/V Set from Lumen on Vimeo.

Tonight’s event is closely followed by tomorrow’s double film screenings from Prymedia and Minima. Minima music is, as they put it, an “audacious 21st-Century interpretation of the images of silent and avant-garde film”, theres an example below.

…and Prymedia will be once again screen Tri Hita Karana (which you may remember we screened at Nozstock for them this year), though this time scoring the music themselves. Trailer below.

So if your around the Bristol area either tonight or tomorrow, be sure to pop along. I promise you your in for an amazing night and some great film and visual content!

All event details below:

25 Nov 2011 20:00 Doppelgänger: The Stokes Croft Masquarade Ball (masked) £7

A night of auditory audacity, visual decadence and experimental aerial performance. Come on a journey through immersive artistic incursions and experimental live mixes of Avant-Gardism and modern extortionist psychedelia

Minima (Live)

Pseudo Nippon (Live)

Prymedia (Live AV)

Lumen (Live AV)

OCD (Live art instillation)


26 Nov 2011 20:00 Doppelgänger: Double Bill with Live Score (unmasked) £5

A double bill of film with full composed live scores. Visual art meets documentary in Tri Hita Karana. Silent cult classic The Seashell and the Clergyman is transformed by live experimental instrumentation

21:00 – The Seashell and the Clergymen – scored by Minima

22:00 – Tri Hita Karana – scored by Prymedia


Colden Drystone

Um Zimbra Limb

Weekend ticket £10

The Motorcycle Showroom

15-19 Stokes Croft

Bristol, BS1 3PY

Tickets available from the Bristol Ticket Shop | | 01179299008

“The stage revealed another, a hideous recognition, a violent repose that burned itself onto my retina and lodged itself into a memory that has always been there, since it all began.”

- Unknown 1846

Doppelgänger is the long awaited collaboration between Compass and The Motorcycle Showroom, which begins its roots its ideas in the macabre and unsettling manifestation of an exact double of living human: the doppelganger. Typically representing the alter ego or a dark paranormal bilocation, the event takes on these themes and builds a set around them.

Installations will merge into each other as the protagonists (you) negotiate the space, artistic incursions take on forms that derive from: artwork as doppelganger, the double and the mirror.

It will take you on a journey through immersive VJing, performance and experimental live improvised music, to a mix of Avant-Garde cinematography and modern extortionist psychedelic eye pain. It spews forth fiction into its playground for clashes of friction to be born out of nostalgia and hyper-modernity.

Only by involving yourself in the chaos will you truly begin to disrupt your senses.

For more info on The Motorcycle Showroom, visit:

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