Office Hours is a dance party and live video art show from a collective of disc-jockeys, wave technicians and visual artists at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Starting as the final assignment for an independent study within UNC’s Media and Journalism school, this experimental audio-visual performance was the brainchild of producer Nicholas Byrne. Bridging his early musical background with professional experience as a video editor for record labels, Nicholas envisioned a live show in which musical and visual elements were crafted side-by-side, complementing and reacting to each other for a more holistic sensory experience.
Artists Scott Diekema and Webb Hinton joined Nicholas to develop Office Hours’s unique visual style. Scott uses circuit benders to mix and distort the show’s live camera feeds with VHS animations, painting reactive analog visuals onto a network of CRT televisions that invite audience participation. Webb’s expertise in animation, live video software, and stage design allow for the team to experiment with emerging and legacy technologies each and every show.
Office Hours relies on a talented group of student DJs and artists not only for their musical talent, but also for production assistance in pulling the show together. Collaborators include Elinor Walker, Amy Vaughn, James Creissen, Michael Gu, Austin Robichaud, Karma, J Dasani, and Funeral.
By blurring audio-visual boundaries, Office Hours aims to create a fun, immersive concert experience.
If you have any questions, just come to Office Hours.