Blip Festival 2008
Archaic game and home computer hardware is recast into the
unlikely role of musical instrument and motion graphics workstation in the Blip Festival 2008, a four-day event showcasing nearly 40 musicians and visual artists occupying the international low-res cutting edge. The Blip Festival takes place December 4 - 7 2008 at The Bell House, and is presented by Manhattan art organization The Tank and NYC artist collective 8bitpeoples.
Highlighting the chipmusic phenomenon and its related disciplines, the festival aims to showcase emerging creative niches involving the use of legacy video game & home computer hardware as modern artistic instrumentation. Devices such as the Nintendo Entertainment System, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Nintendo Game Boy and others are repurposed into the service of original, low-res, high-impact electronic music and visuals sidestepping game culture and instead exploring the technology's untapped potential and distinctive intrinsic character.
Now entering its third year, the Blip Festival remains the largest and most comprehensive event of its kind in the world. The event's inaugural 2006 edition was highlighted as the subject of acclaimed documentary feature _Reformat The Planet,_ which premiered at the 2008 SXSW Film Festival. Blip Festival 2008 promises to build even further upon the breakaway momentum of its predecessors, bringing together the movement's most visible and talented international names for an explosive event taking place in the epicenter of the creative world.
Selected artists confirmed for the Blip Festival 2008 include:
[AUDIO] Animal Style, Bit Shifter, Ikuma, Jellica, Lissajou, M-.-n ,Meneo, minusbaby, Mr. Spastic, noteNdo, Nullsleep, Sidabitball, Starscream, Syphus, Tonylight and Trash80
[VIDEO] Entter, NO CARRIER, noteNdo, VBLANK, Voltage Controlled
... with more artists and participants to be announced.
The Bell House
149 7th Street
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