4youreye was established in the early 1990s (by Gerald Herlbauer) and is based on the Rave, Ambient and Club culture of that decade. 4youreye have not only made a name for themselves in their own country but can also look back on many successful international performances. The 2 man Crew stand for fast hard cuts and unconventional screen sequences taking images that we believe to know from old viewing habits, out of their original context to then generate them into a completely new context. The Austrian slide-projection team LICHTTAPETE provides impressive projection design.
They work principally live, so in real time produced FX with the intention to combine music and visuals into one form / entity. Music becomes visual and can be experienced in a totally different way.
Found, imagined and found again serve as fragmentary clichés which then with acquisitiveness and the strength of reinterpretation create a mind-boggling diversity. Stories are understood as a never-ending Babylonian Archive of pictures,media, sounds and symbols that explore the open spaces of the future.
Aesthetically, 4youreye relate their non linear and expansive conceptions towards the abstract Art films of the 1920s, the literary and political cut-up and collage technique of the experimental films from the 1950s / 60s, the complete concept of the happening art and rock concerts of the 1970s and the live concept of the video scratchers of the 1980s.
In the beginning of 2005 the English Magazine "DJ-Mag" has voted 4youreye one of the top 20 VJs worldwide, being placed number 18.
At the end of 2005 "DJ-Mag" has again voted 4youreye into the Top 20 VJs ranking – 2006 4youreye is placed number 5 again in 2008.
Lichttapete aka Pixkompressor (www.lichttapete.at) will also support Coldcut with live performances along with 4youreye. Lichtapete is most notably known for its out of the ordinary slide installations. They define rooms in a new way, they use the viewers themselves as screens and make them part of the art. The slide installations are kind of a second virtual room within an existing room – something like a second skin which gives the room a new identity, a new structure. Lichttapete is visual stimulation in rooms of cognition, communication and encounter.
LICHTTAPETE is an Austrian artist formation which ranks among the most significant representatives of the so-called visualist-scene, which has established increasingly over the past years. Both in the event sector and in the artistic endeavour the viewer mostly adopts a completely passive attitude and only figures as a consumer. This is different with the installations of LICHTTAPETE, where through a contingent of a wide technical equipment rooms are staged new and automatically the viewer is incorporated in the events.
The installation creates a kind of second skin made of light, which not only redefines the room, but the visitors themselves become the projection screen.They are able to affect the scenario with their bodies by conscious or unconscious moves through which their shadows again modify the room.
Technically speaking, the artists of LICHTTAPETE, Johannes Menneweger (He also does digital projections under the artist name of PIXKOMPRESSOR.), Tim Schmelzer and Marcus Zobl, act against the mainstream.Digital constructed material is analogized through photography and projected into the room through numerous slide projectors. In contrast to a mere digital projection this technique achieves a certain softness of the transitions from illustration to illustration, which again grants the installations a certain warmness.Through these light wallpapers the surroundings are newly created and transformed into rooms of sense, communication and encounter. Thematically speaking, the artists particularly correspond to locality, the impression of the room and its own virtual charisma. Thus rooms win a new identity by enforcing their architecture in structure and singularity.For instance, starry skies covered the rooms of the Hofstallungen at the event “Per Anhalter durch die Galaxies”. (As a hitchhiker through the galaxy)The area of the company Würth was transformed into a jungle without further ado, and inside the Gloriette virtual flower birds buzzed on the ceiling. Usually projections require a room. This is different with moving objects, if people themselves become projection screens.LICHTTAPETE often project their projections into the crowd. Having little Icons on your body, you become a projection screen yourself; you become the medium of a shared message.