History of APE. APE was created out of a seemingly universal desire to control even more of the Modul8 interface with live sound. For many VJ's who work in live performance settings, the need to synchronize the transparency of video layers and effects with music is paramount. Artist Miah Artola brought this need to musician and programmer Thomas Martinez in 2010. Together they have reworked and refined APE to make it an indispensable AV tool for Modul8. APE has been utilized in numerous VJ events in New York City (from Issue Project Room to the Museum of Natural History), featured in a long term installation at The Silent Barn, and even used in a one woman show at Harvestworks.
About the Creators: Miah Artola and Thomas Martinez
Miah Artola is an artist and video editor. She creates single and multi-channel, interactive installations. Miah's background is in the fine arts and she incorporates her paintings, drawings and sculptures into her video work. Miah is the founder of Artola Digital. Venues where her work has been shown include: Andrew Roth Gallery, Galapagos, Harvestworks, Issue Project Room, The Cake Shop, Ramis Barquet Gallery, The Dome at PS1/MoMA, Queen’s Museum, Museum of Natural History, Parker’s Box Gallery, Goodbye Blue Monday, Silent Barn, 303 Gallery, ARCO Madrid, Clemente Soto Velez Flamboyan Theater, Harwood Art Center, Studio7 Gallery at Ft. Tilden. Professional clients include: United Nations DP, David Lee Roth, BMI, Stadium Red, Glassnote Records, HGTV, HarperCollins, Duston Spear, Pier 59, Chashama, Roosevelt House, Brooklyn Museum, SXSWConferences & Festivals, Phil Niblock
Thomas Martinez is a New York City based Artist and Programmer from Los Angeles, California. He works in multichannel sound, improvised guitar, video and custom software. He has performed and exhibited work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Shanghai Biennial 2012, Harvestworks, Microscope Gallery, and Red Bull Music Academy. Thomas is currently developing an interactive 3D sound piece for virtual reality. Professionally, he helps artist's integrate technology into their work by building them custom software/hardware solutions. You can check out his work at www.thomasjohnmartinez.com and www.customarttools.com.