The Forward Motion Theatre presents:
another mixed cocktail of
Visuals and Music
EYEWASH in New York City
11 new tracks!
Over 1 hour of original
IDM, house, ambient music
DVD NTSC Region-Free $20.00 US pre-order: shipping Dec 30, 2004
featured artists: BILL JONES and BEN NEILL
Bill Jones is the founder of Artbyte Magazine, and created NiteNite a midi-controlled video installation at Sandra Gering Gallery. His long-time composer/collaborator Ben Neill (six degrees records, astralwerks) is no less a designer and artist and re-engineered his 3-belled mutantrumpet to crontol 4 laptops triggering Jones' video.
Although a commercial artist, Neill refuses to allow his creativity to flow one-way out of the underground scene and released Automotive, a full-length album based on jingles originally written for Volkswagen commercials . Jones and Neill have completely erased the line between admen and hopeful artists by presenting their collaborative VW remixes at the Sundance Film Festival. Their new theater-media project Palladio premieres in Glasgow in February before coming to NYC's Symphony Space. Based on the novel of the same name, it remixes a complex love triangle caught between DJ/VJ electroarts-culture and the sell-all world of advertising, a subject they no doubt know intimately.
Colorbar remix is the first track on the EyeWash2 DVD, and Jones makes a playful (almost Warhol-esque) meditation on the most mundane of editor's preroll, while Neill expands the standard test tone into a soulful yet somehow breezy soundscape of unfinished guitar chords and intelligent beats.