VJ

                                                                                                                                                                          
When I was a child, I imagined painting music. I discovered the joys of VJ-ing in 2007. My first ever VJ gig was an 8 hour long night at Earthdance '07 Festival near Sofia, after days of setting up all the decorations, and despite all the tiredness and bustle surrounding the event, I  fell in love with VJ-aying! Creating fleeting momentary worlds, rolling through associations, mashing up meanings and images or getting a clear point across, doing background light patterns or live feeds - I love it ! Parties are so much better with live visuals, and many other types of events - corporate, cocktails, openings, can benefit much more besides the aesthetic pleasure from live video. 
Most of the video material is I use for a VJ set is my own, but I am also happy to do shows incorporating other footage and graphics reflecting the client's corporate identity and mission statement.
I work in collaboration with other live video artists, musicians, set designers and performers, on a/v projects, theatre, film and other events.
I have played as a vj along jazz, rock, hiphop and ethnic musicians, at techno, trance, drum and base and house parties, at festivals and other events. I am available!
 

For bookings, collaborations or inquiries write: yagamaya@gmail.com
2012-13 vj project stills using painting and sand painting animations (triple screen)

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My videos often start as an analog process - a drawing or photo, stopmotion animation or shot footage, and I transform it digitally using various programs and techniques. Sometimes during a live vj set I manipulate and twist the footage so much it looks nothing like the original, sometimes I leave it almost unchanged. It all depends on the context. Usually I use mostly my own materials, but depending on the event I mix with found thematic footage.
Stil from Live set Nr. 1 at FreeRotation 2011
Still from Live set Nr2 at FreeRotation 2011
live set videostill New Generation concert 2009
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video still from August 2010 live set

Still from live a/v set with J-Lab, 2010

Live cinemaand audiovisual collaborations, are the directions in live video which I am taking. I feel that the sum of different artforms working together to create a synaesthetic performance can lead to more comprehensive and experiential artwork, and this is what I strive towards in my work. More about this on the A/V Project and Video/Theatre Collaborations pages.
"I CAN TOO" jazz concert to benefit children with disabilities, "Bulgaria" Concert Hall, Sofia, 15.12.2008
Frustration from yagama on Vimeo.

XTRACT live video mix from yagama on Vimeo.
VJ References:
Freerotation Festival 2011, 2010; SeeMe Music Conference 2010; Sonnenseiten Festival 2010; Luft und Liebe Festival 2010; Moscow Biennale of Young Art 2010; Visual Berlin Festival 2010; Collegium Hungaricum Berlin; Artmospheric Festival 2008-2010; Red House Gallery 2010; A/V project with New Generation - cult Bulgarian band, various venues 2009-2010; Netaudio Berlin Festival 2009; Sommersafari, Berlin 2009; Suicide Circus, Berlin, 2009, Cafe 1001, London - 2008; Secret Garden Party, UK, 2008; The Ginglik, London; Beglika Festival 2008; Bulgaria Concert Hall, 2008 (with the jazz band of Jivko Petrov and Angel Zaberski); Live Performers Festival, Rome 2009; Flussi Festival, Italy 2009; Earthdance Sofia 2007; club 4 km (var. events 2007-2010), Sofia, Watertower Festival 2010, 2008, Sofia; club Maria am Ostbahnhof; club Arena Berlin; club Yaam Berlin; Rosi's Berlin,  club Funkiss (var. events 2008-2009); Sofia Live Club; Social Jazz Club, Sofia; club Escape, Sofia; club Chervilo, Sofia; Yambol City Festival (with Goran Bregovich and orchestra) 2009; alongside artists such as Banco De Gaia, Trans Global Underground, Speedy J, Wighnomy Brothers, Move D, Jackmate, J-Lab, Arttu, Lerato and TamaSumo, Marco Carola, Juno Reactor, Lusine, Kliment, Victor’s Mob, Kink, Surbahar, Ostava, Zion Train and many many more…
Performing soon at:
Secret location ;)

                           
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Creatures - still from live video, the image is originally my painting
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About me

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Berlin/Sofia
Yagama makes art Yagama asks "Who Am I?" Yagama thinks about death Yagama worships the primeval Vagina and Penis Yagama plays with time, paint and words Yagama labours on film and video Yagama is a creature of the deep forests and turquoise seas Yagama wants to be free Yagama awakes and soothes beasts Yagama transforms Yagama dissolves Yagama loves Who is Yagama?