For over four years, the Joshua Light Show has been providing unparalled psychedelic visuals for live performances. From their early days working with the likes of the Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, to more recent collaborations with Oneida and Woods, the vision of the light show has truly remained the same — to transport audiences with organic, analog projections.
While their Liquid Loops piece has long been championed as an important piece in the experimental video history, the group felt the need to update the work, melding new visual techniques with the classic light show liquid projections. As part of their current Kickstarter project, they are unlocking Liquid Loops II and, in turn, enabling a whole new generation to re-mix their liquid vision, which, it just so happens, will be performed live this weekend at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium. In celebration of the event, I recently headed to the Joshua Light Show’s Brooklyn studio to chat about their techniques, and check out exactly how they use all sorts of machines and gizmo’s to create wondrously analogue, handmade atmospherics.