Tuesday, 22 February 2011
APHEX TWIN & WEIRDCORE @ WE LOVE, SPACE, IBIZA…
If there was anyone who could sully the perception that club visuals are all pretty colours and shapes, it's Aphex Twin. The electronic renegade descended on Ibiza for the We Love…Space closing party in September 2010, and he made sure his debut was not one soon forgotten.
Last week, Aphex Twin's visuals wizard – the appropriately-named Weirdcore – posted a video of his handiwork from the main room at Space.
Complementing the unhinged sounds booming out the speakers, Weirdcore's visuals, projected on custom-built screens, used the freaky technique of 'face-mapping' to mess with minds on the dancefloor. In the video below you'll see clubbers excitedly registering their faces on the screen, before watching themselves morph into something far more sinister.
"I was just trying to make the show interesting and interactive," Weirdcore told the We Love blog. "But what was done there was very early stages, the technique has been developed waaaay further, and is still in development...."