Fire & Ice at Rodan 5/15/05
Originally uploaded by .Kerri..
The original piece that started it all: Fire & Ice played Fire & Ice as part of the Native Instruments night at Chicago electronica restaurant Rodan. Always a different performance driven by a core of predetermined video and audio samples, Fire & Ice remix feature length films, usurping narrative, focusing instead on the visual orchestration of its various elements via live control of a character's movements to create an additional expressive and musical dimension. Through repetition, variation and manipulation, reference points are abstracted and the code of the body is reimagined/reevaluated.
Jeff did double duty by VJ'ing to featured laptop musicians after jumping off his hybrid drum kit at the end of Fire & Ice's performance. J pictured here simultaneously knob-twiddling and eating maki.