Light Pirate is an art collective working in time based media
Evelyn Delgado / ev
Evelyn works with children creating learning environments. Imagining the space as the third teacher (a learning concept that imagines the environment is as important as parents and school teachers in the children’s lives). This insight has inspired her work to have a storybook feel. She breaks down “systems” of animations and displaying them as a historical narrative of the artform itself. Often working with dance and choreography, then abstracted into shadow puppets mixed with animations, all modified through digital methods yet retaining a narrative core. She is incorporating liquid lightshow and the immersive experience created from something so simple as oils and dyes. Frame by frame animation is her favourite method, these snippets encompass thousands of hand drawn images. This has naturally expanded into the exploration of stop motion animation.
Jeff Read / brcn / triturador / jv
Jeff works with digital systems, loves exploration and the natural systems found in the remaining wilds. This has influenced his compositions to focus on their own passage of time like an unfolding path, searching for surprise around the bend. Documenting the obstacles that we face, modulating the speed which we move through life. He works in digital environments, as well as with guitars and electronics he modifies and builds himself. Jeff is also interested in musical historical narratives and explores this in his work through varied compositional and sonic strategies that hopefully combine to novel effect.
Lullabies for robotic children
Lullabies for Robotic Children are 4 chapters in the life of a young being. Bombarded by media, children speak the language of robots whose experiences and memories have been pre-programmed by filters, edits, and retouches: predetermined by forgotten histories. Reprogramming might be possible, but if it not, robotic children grow into robotic adults.
Live Event Visuals:
Lightpirate will be doing Live Visuals for Matthew Cardinal as part of Winterruption
Lust for Dust:
LightPirate created kinetic light shows mixing video, animations, moire patterns and liquids. Resulting in an all encompassing psychedelic visual expression of music, nature and the human experience.
Wreck City: Phantom Wing, 2013 Calgary
Jeff and Evelyn, along with a group of science centre coworkers and friends created an immersive space where we reimaged a school from our memories, all of a sudden returning to the place of your childhood the walls seemed smaller, caving in. Inside we had space for hangouts, and a chalkboard, the chalkboard was attached to contact mics sending sound through the space as people wrote.
Freakshow: Forbidden Spectacle, 2011
A combination of video footage and shadow puppetry evelyn and jeff create a world where an excited bunny rabbit travels through the forest meeting all sorts in interesting creatures. Created as a site specific work for Swallow-a-bicycle’s Freak Show.
Soundasaurus: Optic Nerve, 2010
For Optic nerve we were influenced by science videos of the 80s. We wanted to recreate a visual environment using only lofi materials. With a small tub of water and different color explosions mediated through a computer video program, all effects were made live on stage with simple eye droppers filled with dyes, and tables to recreate explosions. The live music created ripples in the visuals so that both audio and visuals were connected.
High Performance Rodeo Freakshow 2009: Mermaids
Evelyn choreographed a piece where three mermaids danced on skateboards. Jeff composed a piece that sounded like mermaids singing underwater, the lights pulsated to the beat.
Ignite! Festival For Emerging Artists, 2009 pandas 8:48
For Ignite festival, Evelyn choreographed a dance inspired by artificial love. Dancers moved on stage as awkward cartoon characters unable to “connect”. Jeff played an electroacoustic piece live on stage. Evelyn drew an animated sequence which played in the background.