An audio visual remix of cult sci-fi cinema commissioned by the London Film Makers Co-Op and scored live by the Ninja Tune artists the Herbaliser and Dynamic Syncopation

The first live cinema performance created by the studio took place at the Lux Cinema in 1998 and was commissioned by the London Film Makers Co-Op. The performance consisted of many sampled scenes and fragments from different sci-fi and thriller films which together formed a sort of Frankenstein narrative on cult cinema. A feeling of suspense and tension was built during the show as a time code slowly counted down to 00:00. This use of a visual time code was also key to the syncing of the music and the visuals by giving queue points for the live musicians to start tracks at specific points.

All the music was performed live by the band the Herbaliser, with additional soundscapes from Dynamic Syncopation, both artists on Coldcuts Ninja Tune label. Ocularis was the opening event for the Lux Cinema in Hoxton Square and was run in collaboration with the Blue Note club next door, where the studio curated a club night with a line up of DJ’s and pioneering audio-visual artists.

The Performance went on to be shown at the Rotterdam Film festival in 1999.


Collabrating Artists:Christopher Thomas Allen,
Andy Flywheel, Andy Firman
& Mark Blackburn
Musical Collaborators:The Herbaliser & Dynamic Syncopation



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