My audiovisual work (see here: https://vimeo.com/thomasvallianatos), is a hybrid artwork based on New Media and Audio-reactive Live Visuals. The aim of the projects is to create experimental 2d/3d graphics in real time, with various techniques and Artistic Media such as Generative Art, Music Visualization, Virtual Reality, Depth Cameras and Synthesizers. The art works, in their final form, are presented as live audiovisual performances, video screenings, digital prints and original drawings. The problematic of the interaction between image and sound is dominant in the art work. It consists of audiovisual works that explore the possibilities of live video screening and real-time music visualization. Utilizing visual and audio data streams, weaves through video screening systems and abstract audiovisual patterns, (See here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/5073598 and here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/4536324), and proposes an experimental model for producing audiovisual events and spatial narrative. (See also here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/5847495). It focus on interactive reconstruction of image and the real-time video production, based on audio visual information or the visual quality of a live sound. The purpose of the whole work is to explore the transition / translation of the 2d/3d image to sound and vice versa and to create generative images in real time.
Thomas Valianatos was born in Athens and attended Athens School of Fine Arts, receiving a B.A. in Painting in 2003 and a M.A. in Digital Arts in 2006. The body of his work ranges from 2d & 3d animation works and comic book art works to electronic music composition and live audiovisual performances (1998-2020). Since 2010 he has been teaching as Lecturer (Permanent Lecturer, since 2020) at the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of Ionian University, in both to undergraduate and postgraduate students, academic art, 2d/3d animation, digital illustration, non linear narratives and Live Visuals. His artworks, in the form of original comic book art, digital prints, live electronic music, videos and live audio & visual performances, have been exhibited both nationally and internationally at various international festivals and art exhibitions and in various publishers and advertising films in Cinema & TV, including the 10th European and Mediterranean Young Artists Biennale, ZKM, National Museum of Contemporary Art (Athens, EMST), Michael Cacoyannis Foundation (MCF), ARTATHINA, Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF), Cambridge Science Festival, Splice Festival, LPM Live Performers Meeting, Synch Festival, China VISAP, Athens Science Festival, Athens International Comics Festival.