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2011

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

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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

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!

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

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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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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.

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