OpenLAB April


OpenLAB April brings sound and visuals to ACMI X! Join us in our new post-work timeslot to hear from Joshua Batty & Mitchell Nordine of MindBuffer, and Robert D. Jordan of Cat Full of Ghosts Electronics. These artists will be performing at Media Lab Melbourne’s curated party “Decode” for Melbourne Knowledge Week in May (More info here: so come by for a sneak peak and behind-the-scenes look of how these artists work. These are artists working across audio-visual media including projection, video and custom software and electronics.



Robert D Jordan is the Musician, VJ, designer and engineer behind Cat Full of Ghosts Electronics (CFOGE). Based in Melbourne CFOGE creates experimental audio and video hardware that is used by artists, producers and creatives around the world. CFOGE has a focus on creating new ways of interacting live with audio and video, creating new ways to play, manipulate and control sound and video.
Robert then uses this new technology to perform live, which further informs the design of new products.
Synthesizers and hardware from Cat Full of Ghosts Electronics are in the collections of the Pratt Institute of Film (NYC) and the Princeton Media Department.


MindBuffer (Joshua Batty & Mitchell Nordine) is the product of an obsessive submergence deep within the oceans of audiovisual computer coding… this combined with a fetish for sensory overload, years of collective experience within popular DAW’s such as Logic and Live, and a history of professional performance in jazz trumpet and violin. This manifestation of experience and understanding leads to some of the most hi-tech, cutting edge and immersive performances to date. MindBuffer thrives on intricacy and innovation, integrating self-generative and prerecorded audio, 3D reactive visuals and crowd interactivity; all grown from the ground up on self developed software. MindBuffer have performed / collaborated with artists such as Rob Clouth, Opiuo, Si Begg, Trifonic and Fine Cut Bodies, and have performed at festivals such as Burning Man (Nevada), Resonate (Belgrade), and White Night. This will be the debut performance featuring ‘Jen’ a generative composition software built by Mitchell over the past 5 years as well as the debut dual laser beam visual show.



ACMI X is the creative hub co-working space (run by ACMI) in Southbank.
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Date and time: Wednesday 26th April 2017, 6pm-8pm

Venue: Level 4, 2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, VIC 3006

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OpenLAB is co-hosted with ACMI X.

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