Video Jack is a collaborative project between Portuguese artists André Carrilho and Nuno N. Correia for audiovisual art and VJing. They started presenting work together in 2004. André is an illustrator/designer/animator and works for such publications as New York Times, The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Independent, Vanity Fair and El Mundo. Nuno Correia (a.k.a. Coden) is a programmer/DJ/musician and is a PhD student at Media Lab Helsinki (since 2006), where he also teaches. André lives in Lisbon, Nuno in Helsinki.
Video Jack try to push the boundaries of VJing and audiovisual art, incorporating software development; exclusive digital interactive animation; visuals with integrated graphical user interfaces; networked performance; web-sourced content; and audio-reactive graphics.
Video Jack were resident VJs at Lux club (Lisbon) between 2005 and 2007. In 2006 they released (with Coden) the Heat Seeker CD/DVD (later ported to the web as interactive project). In 2007 they were among the winners of the Portuguese Ministry of Culture net.art competition, with the project AVOL. In 2009 and 2010, they have been presenting their Master and Margarita. project, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Mikhail Bulgakov. It won an honorable mention award at Future Places festival, 2009. In the end of 2010, they have released their new project, AV Clash (avclash.com), an audiovisual composition tool that retrieves sounds from Freesound.org.
They have performed and showcased work in Brazil, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States and in such festivals and venues as Electro-Mechanica (St. Petersburg), FILE (São Paulo), Kiasma (Helsinki), Le Cube (Paris), Mapping (Geneva), NAME (Lille), Optronica (London), PixelAche (Helsinki) and SXSW (Austin).
As VJs, they have played with top international DJs, such as Alter Ego, Boys Noize, Busy P, Danton Eeprom, DJ Koze, DJ T, Ellen Allien, Erol Alkan, Ian Ossia, Ikonika, Loco Dice, Matthew Dear, Radio Slave, Rub-n-Tug, Sami Koivikko, and Tiefschwarz.