L'Aubaine (pronounce: Loben) aka Laurie Bender, loriben. VJ, visual artist, digital designer based in London.
My visuals are evolving compositions, audio-reactive, created live and flowing with the crowd and the music.
All elements are self-produced, mixing different techniques, as hand-drawn animations, vectorial and drawing, typography, photography and videos.
My creations vary from abstract, graphical, bright coloured, cartoony animations to "live video narrations" expressing a deeper side of my concerns as immigration, urbanisation, politics, psychology, and emotions using a visual language made of text, videos, graphics looped and layered.
Since 2010 I collaborate with Diarmo on live audiovisual performances, producing videos for some of his tracks, also graphics, artwork/covers for Basilar Records the label setup by Diarmo.
I've collaborate with the producers all based in Barcelona, Fernando Lagreca, E mc2, Manintheattic for "live video narrations", live visuals and music videos.
I played in several festivals, events, to name a few, in London: Futurist 47, Plug Me In, Rubik's cube, Cinema Varieté; in Spain: Festival In Pulse (Caceres, Spain), Mostra Sonora i Visual (Barcelona), Fundub (Barcelona), Festival Femelek (Barcelona), Festival Escena Poblenou, Electronic conferences (Barcelona). Some of my videos were also presented in festivals and exhibitions. Festival Vertical (Spain), Mostra Arte Digital, Caixa Forum (Barcelona), Festival Internacional de la Imagen (Colombia).