Observatory’s Lead Creative, Ben Sheppee has been involved in the VJ scene for many years, most notably setting up Lightrhythm Visuals – one of the first ever VJ labels, which was internationally distributed from 2003 to 2015. He published 15 albums of visual content (70 artists / 240 films), often touring visual artists he released. He’s developed an online school for audiovisual art and performance and written for multiple publications on the subject. He lived in Tokyo, San Francisco and Paris before setting up Observatory in London.
For Splice Festival, Sheppee’s audiovisual performance brought together his recent visual studies set to an audio backdrop of dubstep and ambient electro. It’s designed as a multi-screen set-up where he mixes across two video signals, blending audio samples into his AV set.