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Fast Food Music Video

By | 2012, commercial

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FFMV was the first project of the Fast Food Collective.  It was an attempt at an experimental platform for DIY music video production and distribution. We were trying to change the idea of what and how a music video is. Developing a concept called social cinema, we employ radically different techniques towards the creation of music videos involving audience participation, cutting edge technology, Absurdist spectacle, non linear story telling, collaborative process and the distribution power of online publishing.

Check out the  Fast Food Music Video Website

L’Homme

By | 2011, commercial

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I directed this really insane music video for Rubblebucket’s single “L’Homme” off their album Omega La La. It features some of my favorite beautiful men striking poses, video scratching, feedback, and lots of bad keying.

It dropped (8/1/11) on music blog Consequence of Sound.

Heres a blurb we wrote to explain it:

The L’homme music video for Rubblebucket, (literally translated as
“The Man”) engages the audience in a hypothetical reversal of power by
eroticising the image of big brother and reimagining him as a
beautiful man. Originally conceived as a tryptich for live
performance, 3 performance artists were filmed making gestures at the
camera. Recontextualizing these images for the music video, they
were then processed, scratched, glitched and rescanned in real-time
using custom video processing system designed by video artist/director
Eric Barry Drasin. Combined with footage later shot of lead singer
Kalmia Traver, Drasin weaves a psychadelic landscape that playfully
pokes fun at power relations between the watcher and the watched.

Featuring Performances by:

Jesse Super Levy of the Levites,
David M. Kline
Ian Fishman
Kalmia Traver (Rubblebucket)

Cinematography by:
Scott Schweizer
Sidharta Pascual
Benton-C Bainbridge

Makeup Design:
Abby Weg

Rainbow Thieves

By | 2011, commercial

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ARscreen

Hybrid inflatable, augmented reality sculpture

For the 2011 Bushwick Open Studios, Sean McIntyre, Jenn Park and myself made a giant inflatable rainbow that vomited out of our 3rd story kitchen window into the empty lot next door.  When people from the street walked by, the had the opportunity to see a custom augmented reality overlay sculpture we put over the empty lot.  rainbowslug pot1 flyer

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival

By | 2013, commercial

 

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Eric Barry Drasin @ Glowing Pictures BEMF 2013 Realtime Visuals Excerpts from Eric Barry Drasin on Vimeo.

 


Eric Barry Drasin did a VJ performance for Glowing Pictures at the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival Glasslands Stage. For this performance he used ZERO pre-recorded video content. All video was created in realtime and looped to go with the music that was being performed on stage. This video is a compilation of some of the content that was created over the course of the evening.

Music by DJ Sliink from his Soundcloud Page.

ericbarrydrasin.com
glowingpictures.com

Lost Property Unit

By | 2013, 2014, commercial

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Lost Property Unit – Beat Repeat from Eric Barry Drasin on Vimeo.

Lost Property Unit Night 2 jan 2014 from yuditskaya on Vimeo.

 

Lost Property Unit @ Gov’s Island from yuditskaya on Vimeo.

Choreography: Mei-Yin Ng
Projection Design: Sofy Yuditskaya
Additional Projection Design: Eric Barry Drasin
Lighting Design: Poe Ayumu
Sound Design: James Lo

In October of 2013 I started a residency on Governors Island with Sofy Yuditskaya and Choreographer Mei-Yin Ng on a multi-media dance performance. Here is some documentation of the works in progress showcase on the Island. The piece is in production for a showcase in early February 2014 as part of “HERE” Culturemart.

In “Lost Property Unit”, New York City’s own chartered dance explorer Mei-Yin Ng opens an investigation into the bodily and soul-driven limits of surveillance, networking, and media. Dance, robotic sculpture, and a time bending blend of live and recorded video craft a chilling narrative of a beautiful recluse and the cyborg pet who is anything but her best friend. Quoting and re-writing Hitchcock’s thrillers, Wong Kar-wai’s nostalgic romances, the science fiction of Twilight Zone, and the canon of Chinese mythology, “Lost Property Unit” lures us into a head space where solitude is never total and togetherness is always just out of reach.

The Secret Soup

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Secret Soup Performance in Flint MI

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Secret Soup is in Your Shoes, (Multi-Channel Installation) All that Glitters, Solo Project House, Newark NJ

Description

The Secret Soup is a digital real-time system for improvised audiovisual composition. Referencing audiovisual synthesis techniques, custom interfaces control LFO waveforms and looper with 1:1 audiovisual counterpart. Lines move across the frame while the oscillators are played to create an audiovisual gesture.

In a constant state of revision, the process has been realized as solo audiovisual performance, immersive interactive projection mapped installation, gallery installation, and as a score for intermedia performance ensemble.

The improvisatory nature of the score allows for constant recombination, breaking down the relationship between preconceived meanings and conceptions.  Language is sublimated into feeling, tone, texture so the habit of its construction can be stripped and a new way can be found.  Emulating the basic relationships of electronic signals allows me to “speak” in this energy. In this way, new meaning can be explored, probing in real-time for the sudden revelation that can occur through an integrated and fully authentic gesture.

Selected Solo Performances:

12.19.14 Fast Food Collective Presents – Single Channel Cheeseburgers @ Secret Project Robot

2.21.14 Single Channel Cheeseburgers @ Outpost Artist Resources

3.2.14 Distended Cinema @ Outpost Artist Resources

Intermedia Ensemble:

5.2.14 Lab No. 3 @ Launchpad Brooklyn

Gallery Shows:

Jan – March 2014, All that Glitters, Group Gallery Show @ Solo Project House Gateway Center, Newark NJ

June – August 2014, The Luminous Surface @ The Mission for Temporal Art, Marshall, North Carolina

Immersive Installation:

May 2014 Generative Soup, Interactive Tether Ball, Projection Mapped House, commissioned by Disorent for Disorient Country Club, Skandanken NY

August 2014, Free City Flint, Projection Mapped Performance, Flint Michigan

 

for booking please contact me directly @ eric (dot) drasin (at) gmail (dot) com

Lost Property Unit

By | 2013, 2014

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Lost Property Unit – Beat Repeat from Eric Barry Drasin on Vimeo.

Lost Property Unit Night 2 jan 2014 from yuditskaya on Vimeo.

 

Lost Property Unit @ Gov’s Island from yuditskaya on Vimeo.

Choreography: Mei-Yin Ng
Projection Design: Sofy Yuditskaya
Additional Projection Design: Eric Barry Drasin
Lighting Design: Poe Ayumu
Sound Design: James Lo

In October of 2013 I started a residency on Governors Island with Sofy Yuditskaya and Choreographer Mei-Yin Ng on a multi-media dance performance. Here is some documentation of the works in progress showcase on the Island. The piece is in production for a showcase in early February 2014 as part of “HERE” Culturemart.

In “Lost Property Unit”, New York City’s own chartered dance explorer Mei-Yin Ng opens an investigation into the bodily and soul-driven limits of surveillance, networking, and media. Dance, robotic sculpture, and a time bending blend of live and recorded video craft a chilling narrative of a beautiful recluse and the cyborg pet who is anything but her best friend. Quoting and re-writing Hitchcock’s thrillers, Wong Kar-wai’s nostalgic romances, the science fiction of Twilight Zone, and the canon of Chinese mythology, “Lost Property Unit” lures us into a head space where solitude is never total and togetherness is always just out of reach.

Vornado Reality Interactive Kiosk

By | 2013, commercial, Uncategorized

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Working with Oxygen Lightworks, I designed an interactive display system for Vornado Reality in NYC.  Vornado needed a slick solution that their sales team could use to show different property configurations in one of their flagship corporate office buildings in Midtown Manhattan.   I built an iPad interface that allowed sales associates to wirelessly control a video and lighting installation while talking to prospective clients.  The iPad interface had a page of buttons consisting of main cues which would change the videos playing on 2 projection screens and adjust the lighting in the room.  The other iPad screen's buttons would up all of the different architectural plans.

The Secret Soup Is In Your Shoes

By | 2014

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The Secret Soup Is In Your Shoes (2014)

Solo Project House Gallery @ Gateway Center, Newark NJ

A multi-channel audiovisual installation by Eric Barry Drasin.  Based on the “Secret Soup” performances, this installation fragments and spacializes the piece into an ambient multi channel work that implies a type of healing circle.

The piece consists of 7 looping DVD’s.  The piece is designed to be displayed on 7 sequential television monitors placed on folding chairs, with an eighth empty chair.

About The Secret Soup:

The Secret Soup is a realtime system for improvised audiovisual composition.

The work is improvised as a direct expression of spontaneous ecstatic experience, flickering and shimmering as layers of energy are built up and explored.  Each pass through reveals a new level of complexity as forms grow and evolve.
Referencing audiovisual synthesis techniques, custom digital interfaces control two

oscillators and looper with 1:1 visual counterpart.  Lines move across the frame while the oscillators are played to create an audiovisual gesture.  This gesture is looped and a new gesture is  created forming a call and response using waveforms as

the vernacular.  In this way a tableau is sculpted and layered to create rich tapestries of light and sound.  A narrative of abstract forms emerges as the composition becomes more dense and complex over time.

The piece exists simultaneously as a “living system,”  an immersive installation and a performance.  The system is living, in that it is constantly evolving and new relationships between sound and light are readily mapped as the system changes.  Each performance is both unique to the moment of conception and recorded to preserve that specific iteration.

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival

By | 2013

Eric Barry Drasin @ Glowing Pictures BEMF 2013 Realtime Visuals Excerpts from Eric Barry Drasin on Vimeo.

 


Eric Barry Drasin did a VJ performance for Glowing Pictures at the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival Glasslands Stage. For this performance he used ZERO pre-recorded video content. All video was created in realtime and looped to go with the music that was being performed on stage. This video is a compilation of some of the content that was created over the course of the evening.

Music by DJ Sliink from his Soundcloud Page.

ericbarrydrasin.com
glowingpictures.com

Calvin Klein Video Wall

By | 2013, commercial

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Calvin Klein was premiering a 2014 product line to potential buyers.  Working with Perception AV, I created a seamless, edge blended wall for the fashion show.  Using Pandora’s Box Media servers, I aligned and blended the three screens so it appeared like a perfect seamless texture across the entire wall of the event space.

Architizer 2013 Awards Ceremony

By | 2013, commercial

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Architizer A+ Awards Gala from Architizer on Vimeo.

Working with Architizer and Perception Audio-visual Services I designed all of the content for Architizer’s 2nd International Architecture Awards Ceremony, held at Cedar Lakes Event Space in NYC.   There were two 3 screen wide video walls behind the bars, as well as a 4×4 video wall on the main stage.  I used a combination of animation and presentation technologies including Keynote (believe it or not) to quickly build and modify the presentation and looping visuals for the show.

 

Four Stories Launch Party – Vice, W Hotel, Dell

By | 2012, commercial

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I collaborated with my friend Matthew Caron on video design for the Four Stories Launch Party at the W New York Downtown on August 9th, 2012

We created a custom video remix for the launch as well as motion graphics inserts designed as interstitials for the party.  We then took everything and remixed it live through our custom VJ software creating an unforgettable experience for all event attendees.

The scene on the red carpet of W New York – Downtown was electric Thursday night as Roman Coppola, The Directors Bureau, W Hotels, and Intel kicked off Four Stories, a short film series and competition. The party inside the hotel was even livelier than the scene on the street. DJ sets by Michaelangelo L’Acqua, W Hotels global music director, Theophilus London and DJ EIKO from Tokyo rocked the crowd. Michael Pitt and James Ransone — who are members of the competition’s judging panel — joined about 200 cinema-loving revelers to celebrate the opening of Four Stories. Roman even delivered a toast to the spirit of creativity, innovation, and collaboration.

W New York Downtown’s living room was decked out with large-scale movie posters, cinematic projections and an interactive display. Intel-inspired Ultrabooks™ powered cutting edge animated GIF booths that virtually transported guests to four iconic W Hotels destinations across the globe. Roman and his production company, The Directors Bureau, will produce four short films at W Hotels in Doha, Mexico City, The Maldives, and Washington DC.

Readymade Holiday Recycle Station

By | Uncategorized

I was commissioned by the NY Hall of Science for the “Re-Make the Holidays” event. We designed an interactive video installation where electronic sensors embedded in everyday products would glitch, scratch and warp christmas videos advertising those products.

Producer – Eric Barry Drasin
Programming – Zephyr Prusinski

Rebirth into the Ageless

By | Uncategorized

In 2012 I was reborn into the Ageless.  It signified my dis-identification with age based narrative.  As it was my last birthday party ever, and it needed to count.  We had a Balkan Brass band, the Slavic Soul Party follow us  on the subway out to the water were we performed a rebirth ritual based on a Voodoo rock band from the 70’s.  Dressed in black, I carried a shovel with me to the beach where I dug my own grave.  The party took turns burying me alive while  Jesse Super Levy of the Levites, aka the White Wizard of the North, Comma, Jersey officiated.  After reciting the Yiska, I was triumphantly reborn as the Obeah man, a mythical figure of power and virility, and led the party in a totally sweet jam.

The First AlChemical Bank of Public Square

By | 2011

alchemicalbankThe First AlChemical Bank of Public Square was a public art project executed in conjunction with the Occupy movement of Fall 2011, in Watertown NY. Setting up a gift economy bank in the center of town, protesters and passers by were asked to engage with a process that transmuted possibility into self actualizing social currency. These were formalized in gift certificates acknowledging the validity of these desires in the public and private spheres. Protesters were asked to “cash in” their picket signs and then redesign new picket signs actualizing their ideas of what they wanted in the present. The local media picked up on the protesters and we made it onto the local news for the North Country that day!

Silence Club

By | 2012

http://bushwicksilenceclub.tumblr.com/

The Bushwick Silence Club is dedicated to sitting in silence and staring at the wall. We do not talk, fidget, or think.  We do, nothing, in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Our practice is familiar to those who engage in mindfulness meditation, however it is not limited to any sect, tradition or belief. We do not have teachers, gurus, crystals, or dreamcatchers. Only a cold concrete floor. Which is its own dreamcatcher.

We meet for one hour every Sunday.

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Fast Food Music Video

By | 2012

fastfoodmusicvideoredux

 

 

FFMV is an experimental platform for DIY music video production and distribution. We are trying to change the idea of what and how a music video is. Developing a concept called social cinema, we employ radically different techniques towards the creation of music videos involving audience participation, cutting edge technology, Absurdist spectacle, non linear story telling, collaborative process and the distribution power of online publishing.

Check out the  Fast Food Music Video Website

Rainbow Thieves

By | 2011

ARscreen

Hybrid inflatable, augmented reality sculpture

For the 2011 Bushwick Open Studios, Sean McIntyre, Jenn Park and myself made a giant inflatable rainbow that vomited out of our 3rd story kitchen window into the empty lot next door.  When people from the street walked by, the had the opportunity to see a custom augmented reality overlay sculpture we put over the empty lot.  rainbowslug pot1 flyer

John Freida @ The New Museum

By | 2011, commercial

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For the John Frieda product launch, we worked with Perception Audiovisual to provide an immersive video installation in the sky room at the New Museum.  There was a super wide LCD video wall, floor projection, LED curtains and holographic product displays that we designed video for.   Showcasing the “foaming” quality of the product, we literally COVERED the entire room with foam during the reveal moment.

Content Direction:  Eric Barry Drasin
3D motion graphics: Jeanne Angel
Production/Media Servers: Perception Audiovisual Services

The First International Symposium on Speed Metal Drumming and Arts in Education

By | 2011

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Dungeon Master and Nsumi Collective presented “The First International Simultaneous Speed Metal Drumming Symposium on Arts and Education” at Postmasters Gallery in NYC, on June 26, 2011. This was part of the “Being and Event” evening that was presented by Artist Meeting. Sponsored by Guitar Center.

Dungeon Master, the worlds most brutal academic speed metal powerpoint band, gave opening plenary statements involving a powerpoint lecture about the teleological relationship between, time, the universe and geographic formations on planet earth. Lead Lecturer Harry Merrit was backed by a Speed Metal trio, fog machines and laser pointers to help emphasize the key points in the presentation. Following this was a panel discussion by distinguished speed metal drummers where the panelists answered questions delivered by electric guitar “shred” by one minute rhythmic response. This was followed by a question and answer period with the audience.

This is the MC reading the Memorial Day Guitar Center specials to a crowd of eager fans.

And heres some stills from the Powerpoint

Produced by Dungeon Master and Nsumi Collective

Creative Direction and Production Management – Eric Barry Drasin

Lead Lecturer – Harry Merrit

Musicians:
Pete McHugh
Mike Amacio
Eric Barry Drasin

Drum Panelists:
Greg Fox
Oren Canfield
Cameron Wisch
Matt Gaffney
George Demora

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WordPress Crash Course

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I hope you are spared my struggle.

Not knowing anything about wordpress proved rather difficult for me because seemingly simple procedures become complicated without knowing the easy way to do them.  I tried hacking PHP and creating custom templates and figuring out the inner workings of the way wordpress taxonomy works just so i could get a few measly posts to show up on a page based on their category…

This is a crash course for doing a basic wordpress website/porfolio using a local server and then transitioning it to your own server. I use dreamhost as my webhost. They are super cool and helpful. This is a hasty composite of the things I think I learned through several months of extreme torture. It assumes you know a little bit about html, css, and they way php works, even if you can’t code it. (lord knows I can’t).

First thing:

MAMP – Allows you to create and test yr site locally on yr own machine. Plug and play for a mac.
get MAMP and put yr wordpress stuff into HTDocs folder inside mamp folder. MAMP lives in your applications folder on your hard disk. Htdocs is like the root directory of your server. I wouldn’t make a subdirectory called htdocs/wordpress and then put yr site in it because it will cause headaches later when you try and move it and all of yr theme data and pics will be looking for ‘www.yourwebsite.com/wordpress’ rather then just ‘www.yourwebsite.com’. yr website will be located at http://localhost:8888. to access yr wordpress administrator area type http://localhost:888/wp-admin.

http://www.mamp.info/en/index.html

Key concepts:

Important
Pages – static pages, with content that doesn’t change. Can be used in conjunction with a shortcode plugin to call lists of posts based on what category/tag they are assigned.
Posts – Use for main content stuff, assign tags and categories in order to sort them by different classifications. These could be blog posts, or content that shows up on other pages.
Tags – allows for easy sorting and calling up of specific posts.
Categories – another way of classifying posts. theres a widget that comes with wordpress that allows you to put the list of categories into the sidebar as a type of navigation.
Heirarchy – pages and categories can be nested in eachother to create heirarchies in terms of the way things are seen.
featured images – good to set one of these for every post, so when you call up a list of posts, they show up with just one image, and or a text blurb from the main body text from the post.
shortcode: – super useful plugins you can download to insert different types of dynamic content into pages and posts. It just requires a tiny bit of pseudo-code like [cat = “1”] to call all of the posts from category 1 onto that page. for instance instead of putting a widget on the sidebar, you can put it on a specific page and only have it seen on that page.
child themes- make one of these if you are going to alter a theme so you don’t mess up the original i still need to figure out how to do this.

Less Useful
the loop – this is the php in each template.php that calls the posts or the blog stuff. the header and other template tags are usually put around this. I haven’t figured out how to alter it successfully.
query_post – this is a php call that you put before the loop, to call specific posts based on tags or categories and display them in a particular way. (although I haven’t done this successfully). If you do it wrong if messes up yr loop and can cause recursions or other wacky stuff.
templates: templates are the different types of pages that exist in a wordpress theme. there are these things called template tags that allow you to call different parts of wordpress up to make your own themes but its really complicated and involves hacking php. you dont’ really need to do this if you just use shortcodes.

Weaver
Get the weaver theme because its highly customizable and gives you lots of latitude for customization.
http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/weaver
highlights:

  • 15 different themes
  • input CSS into special section in weaver admin bar to customize your own div tags.
  • suppress wigets on a page by page basis, so if you don’t want widgets or sidebars on homepage, no sidebars!!
  • allows you to easily call a page of posts based on category.

PLUGINS

This is a good events plugin
if you fiddle with it you can delete the extraneous parts in the plugin settings, although not obvious at first.
http://wp-events-plugin.com/

List Category Posts
This allows you to use shortcode to call a bunch of posts to a page based on what category they’re in. Rather then using a template, this allows you to put a tiny piece of code into the text of hte page to do it. Has a bunch of customization features you can add in to alter how it displays.
http://picandocodigo.net/programacion/wordpress/list-category-posts-wordpress-plugin-english/

Widgets on Pages
Allows you to use shortcode to stick a widget on a single page, rather then a sidebar that recurrs everywhere.
http://gingerbreaddesign.co.uk/wordpress/widgets-on-pages/

URL updater
THIS ALLOWS YOU TO CHANGE ALL OF YR URLS WHEN YOU TRY MOVING YR SITE AND ALL IMAGES ARE BROKEN!!!
Velvet Blues Update URLs

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/velvet-blues-update-urls/

Transitioning wordpress site from MAMP to dreamhost:
http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress
http://a.parsons.edu/~zeravivm/s10/osd/tag/mamp/

  1. Go to MAMP settings page and go to “myPHP” section.
  2. Export all of your mysql tables as a .sql file
  3. open the .sql file in textwrangler and find/replace everything with ‘localhost:8888’ to your actual website url.
  4. open dreamhost and make a new database in yr myPHP section.
  5. make sure you know what yr username and password are and where hte database is hosted. for instance mysql.yourwebsite.com
  6. import yr .sql database to yr new database in myPHP area on dreamhost. you should see 17 tables created afterwards with different wordpress stuff.
  7. upload yr entire wordpress to your root directory via FTP
  8. open wp-config and put yr appropriate database info in there.
  9. open yr website and go to yr settings in dashboard and make sure that your URL’s are pointed to the right place.

I think that should do it…

let me know if any aspect of this doesn’t make any sense.

PEACE

eric

Brooklyn Night Bazaar December 16th, 2011.

By | 2011, commercial

I constructed a live processing system using a wireless barbie camera and a wiimote nunchuck so that I could have a sweet video jam with Matthew Caron on December 16th, 2011. It was at this huge warehouse in Williamsburg called the Brooklyn Night Bazaar and it was presented by Brooklyn Vegan. Matt had the foresight to bring a VHS deck with him to record what we wound up doing that night, and also managed to get a clean audio recording off of the soundboard. HE combined a recording of our output along with audio from the soundboard to create this instant music video of the bands. Here are some of the videos.

10/25/09 with Images

By | 2009

Live video performance with Images in support of Genesis P-Ourridge (of Throbbing Gristle) at Purchase College. Live camera by Pete McHugh who crawled around on stage with a flashlight while I processed the live footage with layers of feedback and delay.

Band:
Images – Scott Davis, Kai Lord Farmer

Cameraman: Pete McHugh

Video artist: Eric Barry Drasin

Cameron Wisch Collaboration

By | 2009

I created a performance with drummer and friend Cameron Wisch involving acoustic drums, glowsticks, fog machine, live camera, projection, audience participation and audio reactive light processing. Cameron performs on an acoustic drum kit along with laptop
computer as Eric Drasin beams laptop projections onto the audience and
stage. A camera captures the movement of the audience and is analysed
by the laptop to form a ‘feedback loop’ of light, echoing and
enhancing the energy of the room.

Grants:

Experimental Television Center Performance Grant

Shows:

4/09 – Hudson Valley Contemporary Art Center – w/ Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt
6/29/09 – Silent Barn
08/09 – The Tank NYC – with Benton-C Bainbridge and Bobby Previte performing “Dialed In.”

Marc Jacobs and Rob Pruitt MOMA PS1 Installation

By | 2010, commercial

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I produced an interactive video installation for Marc Jacobs and Rob Pruitt at MOMA PS1 for their MOVE! Halloween Weekend Extravaganza. We created a custom video processing system that performed a delay on a 3 incoming live camera feeds of people walking up and down a blue runway, and we then subtracted the background in real time using a Difference Matte and composited footage from a real Marc Jacobs runway. And Rob Pruitt made a bunch of wavy mirrors. People got to feel skinny. And famous.

New York Magazine had some nice things to say about it.

A pic showed up in the New York Times Style section

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/11/01/fashion/20101101-visionaire.html

Producer:
Eric Barry Drasin

Onsite Production Manager:
Reid Bingham

Programming:
Jeanie Angel

Installation:
Brendan Byrne

Synthetic Miracle – Videodrums Performance

By | 2010, commercial

In late 2010 I developed the first iteration of the Videodrums instrument. This is the first show I played using the system at Troutman Hall in Brooklyn. The Videodrums work by allowing me to trigger and control effect parameters on video clips and audio clips simultaneously through a midi drumset. The drums wound up being the most tactile and fun way to perform video that I’ve encountered so far.

One Minutes

By | 2010

One minutes is a series of one minute audiovisual collaborations between myself and a contemporary composer. This set was done in 2010 with composer Micheal Sperone.  Sets of five will be completed until 50 have been produced, at which time a gallery show will be mounted.  Ongoing works are posted at http://oneminutes.tumblr.com  .

text from DVD jacket:

“In the late spring of 2010, video artist Eric Barry Drasin approached composer Mike Sperone about collaborating on a series of one minute audiovisual compositions. They did not verbally discuss them outside of short emails. They started by creating a single composition that the other would score and then extend another minute. In this way they could start to develop the beginnings of an audiovisual language. In August of 2010 Eric joined Mike for a week at Better Farm in upstate New York where some of this material was also made. “

 

Simultaneous Invocation

By | 2009

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In late 2009 I shot the beginning of an audiovisual score entitled “Simultaneous Invocation.” The piece was never completed but it was realized as an audiovisual composition for videodrums and guitar at Silent Barn in the spring of 2011.

L’Homme

By | 2011

I directed this really insane music video for Rubblebucket’s single “L’Homme” off their album Omega La La. It features some of my favorite beautiful men striking poses, video scratching, feedback, and lots of bad keying.

It dropped (8/1/11) on music blog Consequence of Sound.

Heres a blurb we wrote to explain it:

The L’homme music video for Rubblebucket, (literally translated as
“The Man”) engages the audience in a hypothetical reversal of power by
eroticising the image of big brother and reimagining him as a
beautiful man. Originally conceived as a tryptich for live
performance, 3 performance artists were filmed making gestures at the
camera. Recontextualizing these images for the music video, they
were then processed, scratched, glitched and rescanned in real-time
using custom video processing system designed by video artist/director
Eric Barry Drasin. Combined with footage later shot of lead singer
Kalmia Traver, Drasin weaves a psychadelic landscape that playfully
pokes fun at power relations between the watcher and the watched.

Featuring Performances by:

Jesse Super Levy of the Levites,
David M. Kline
Ian Fishman
Kalmia Traver (Rubblebucket)

Cinematography by:
Scott Schweizer
Sidharta Pascual
Benton-C Bainbridge

Makeup Design:
Abby Weg