Blaste is the online portfolio of Kamel Makhloufi aka 'melka', a graphic designer, programmer, and all around jack-of-all-trades.
I'm based in Grenoble, France.
What can I do ? Check it out yourself and just scroll down to see some of my works.
Video installation for Nuits Sonores Festival. An array of 5 by 9 LED Screens are suspended above the public of Stage 1 and video is played live to immerse the public.
We played on artists such as Motor City Drum Ensemble, Alunageorge, Lindström vs Todd Terje or Pantha du Prince.
Lighting design by Yves Caizergues, art direction by Aurélien Arnaud, Elsa Audouin & myself. Video work & technical setup by Aurélien Arnaud & myself. Thanks to Mathieu Courbier & Jade Junique for their help. Photos © Sam Veysseyre.
Live installation where an array of 16x16 helium filled balloons is animated in sync with a soundtrack.
Art Direction by Maxime Houot. Electronics, mechanical and software design by Maxime Houot & myself. Sound design by Nohista. Pictures & video © Maxime Houot & Nohista
Interactive and immersive installation were visitors are invited to touch a sensor equipped balloon. This touch is turned into an audio-visual wave that propagates on the other balloons.
For this project, I first created a serie of concept sketchs and basic architectural renderings to get a feel for the final installation. Then, light balloons were provided by Airstar Light and the technical & artistic development was made in collaboration with Maxime Houot.
This installation was presented at Experimenta 2013 & on the Airstar America stand at the LDI Trade Show in Las Vegas.
Video © Airstar Light.
Promo video for the release of Noma's first EP "Blacwo". Video played in Resolume Arena and controlled live via a PadKontrol is mapped back on LED strips via a combination of Processing, Syphon, OLA and a Raspberry Pi.
Each pixel represents a death as reported in the "Iraq War Logs" leak made available by Wikileaks & The Guardian.
The data covers a time period from January 1st 2004 to December 31st 2009.
Blue = Friendly, Green = Host Nation, Orange = Civilians, Grey = Enemies, as named in the SIGACT database.
First graph is function of sum, second one is function of time.
Source code available on GitHub
Image featured and talked upon on The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Information Aesthetics, Gizmodo and more.
Print publications in Esquire Russia, Taschen's Information Graphics & Tactical Technology Collective's Visualising Information for Advocacy.
Iteration on the long running project Soundscapes that I started back in 2007 & presented during the Quarks Festival. Those sound visualisation were generated using The Echo Nest API. The files were then manipulated to fit the constraints of machining with either a laser cutter or a 3 axis CNC mill. The objects were produced at the Grenoble FabLab.
Photos © Sam Veysseyre.
Short video for Karvt explaining to their customers why they could no longer do an Apple logo cutout on their product.
Bachelors Degree in Online Conception and Development
Les Gobelins, Paris, France
2 Years Technical Degree in Communication Networks and Services
IUT of Chambery, Le Bourget du Lac, France
High School Diploma in Industrial Sciences & Technologies, Microtechnics Option
Lycée André Argouges, Grenoble, France
Graphic Designer & Junior AD
Graphic design, Flash integration, animation & development for dynamic websites.
Conception of communication solutions & design of graphic orientations for entertainement companies.
Flash Developer & Integrator
Actionscript programming & animation on promotional websites.
Motion designer & Flash integrator
Actionscript programming & animation for rich-medias to be integrated in virtual documents for corporate clients.
Mediation and formation of users to using the tools available at the FabLab Grenoble.
And a whole lot of freelance jobs in between.
what else ?
I'm French, but don't worry I also speak English fluently.
And here's a map of where in the world I was able to show my abilities.