Temel Hüseyin Kuru / VJ Vidbeat
T.Hüseyin KURU as known as “VJ Vidbeat” born on 15/09/1982 in Zonguldak-Turkey. He started his music and video career when he was 17, in Rio Negro-Argentina. He began music as a drummer and percussionist; he played in grunge and heavy metal bands. When he travel back to Turkey he played in several rock bands also made short film scores when he was a student. He was interested in video-art while he was working in a Internet-TV as a cameraman and audio-video technician. In this period he was involved into video-art and start shooting his first experimental videos.
In April 2004 he started living in Istanbul, when he was a visual design student in Galatasaray ITM he made documentary films, short films, music videos, video installations and edited short films for university projects, artists and musicians. He had the chance to show his works on tv shows, internet, art magazines and university festivals. His first influences were Nam June Paik, Michel Gondry, Chris Cunnigham and Stanley Kubrick.
He started VJing when he was a lighting operator in Club Indigo / Istanbul. He met Michael Parenti, Pascal Lescon and Todd Thille from Artificial Eyes. He participated in their VJ workshop and improved his style.
From the year 2005, VJ Vidbeat made live performances for more than 500 DJs / bands such as; Paul Oakenfold, Sven Vath, Anthony Rother, 2 Many DJs, Max Cooper, Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, Sophie Ellis Bextor, The Oh Sees, Kuniyuki Takahashi, China Woman, The John, FM Belfast.
Since 2013 Vidbeat works with Nerdworking Design Collective as a stage designer and VJ / video artist.
Also he is the founder/director of Motus.Lumina Collective.
Claudia Hiroki was born 10/03/1984 Neuquen-Argentina. She started music lessons with keyboards when she was 8 years old in her hometown Cipolletti. Then she started playing bass guitar when she was 15 years old. She played in a punk rock band during high school days.
After graduating from high school she moved to Buenos Aires to study audio-visual design in Buenos Aires Universty (UBA).
During that time she continued playing bass and took courses in Berkeley College / Buenos Aires. She got interested in video-installation and video-art during college days. She did video animations for musicians and art-projects.
In 2012 she went to Japan and took a 3d design course in Ibaraki University.
Claudia Hiroki still works as a freelance video editor and graphic designer.