ABOUT

VIDEOMO: Video DJ + Digital Media Artist

Born in Lagos, raised in California; Omolara Abode, often called Omo for short, spent most of her formative years exploring digital media as a platform for alternative storytelling. After a childhood of experimentation with late 90s consumer equipment, she finessed her technical skills at UCLA’s School of Film and Television, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in production and directing.

As can be expected for all film school graduates, Omo worked a series of low to mid level jobs in all aspects of film production, from lighting to sound mixing, from editing to distribution. Recently, her creative endeavors led her to the world of immersive media – video projections, mapping, and installations featuring what she calls “video collage” – foregoing the traditional narrative methods of post-production and opting for visually arresting timelines.

Through the ever-expanding world of digital arts, Omo anticipates a shift in how film and video are used for creative expression. She intends to explore and ride this new wave through common yet evolving venues; including mid-to-high capacity theaters, art galleries, warehouse raves, nightclubs, and alternative-minded corporate events. Any space can be redefined and elevated with video projections, and Omo has found that immersive media is the key to using an environment for the purpose of making statements through intensely curated content. Her existing work and upcoming bookings can be followed via Instagram.com/videomo.mov

Featured Mediums

  • Video projections, mapping & collage
  • Immersive media environments
  • Audio/Visual installation
  • Live theatrical performance

Residencies

  • LYRICS FROM LOCKDOWN – January 2017 to present

    • Video DJ for multimedia theatrical production, starring Bryonn Bain, directed by Gina Belafonte

    • Produced by Sankofa.org, New York City

  • WHAT IT IZ! - March 2017 to present

    • Video DJ for multimedia theatrical production, directed by Bryonn Bain

    • Various academic conferences, Los Angeles

  • CHAPTER 7 DANKRUPTCY – December 2017 to January 2018

    • Artist in residency program & solo exhibition; funded by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

    • Coaxial Arts Foundation, Los Angeles

  • BACK BEAT – July 2016 to November 2016

    • Immersive visuals for live music and beat showcase

    • General Lee's Cocktail House, Chinatown, Los Angeles

    • Sessions: November 2016 – Delicious Vinyl, Los Angeles

  • BANANAS – July 2015 to December 2016

    • Monthly music showcase

    • KAOS Network, Leimert Park, Los Angeles

  • MORPHOS – September/October 2015

    • Artist in residency program for fulldome immersive media

    • Denver Museum of Nature and Science/Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Denver and Fort Collins

Performances + Commissioned Works

  • Lyrics From Lockdown

    • Video DJ for multimedia theatrical production

    • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, October 2018

  • This Is Bruin Life

    • Abridged version of Lyrics From Lockdown for student orientation

    • UCLA, Pauley Pavillion, September 2018

  • UNGRUND

    • Group show and video screening

    • Coaxial Arts Foundation, Los Angeles, June 2018

  • What It Iz!

    • Video DJ for benefit performance and reading

    • Greenway Court Theatre, Los Angeles, April 2018

  • Lyrics From Lockdown Unplugged

    • Video DJ for conference keynote performance

    • On Race (UCLA Luskin), LA Trade Tech, April 2018

  • Lyrics From Lockdown

    • Video DJ for conference keynote performance

    • Radical Fictions (USC), Ebony Repertory @ Nate Holden Theatre, April 2018

  • What It Iz!

    • Video DJ for conference keynote performance

    • Beyond the Bars, UCLA (Northwest Campus Auditorium), October 2017

  • Lyrics From Lockdown (abridged)

    • Video DJ for conference keynote performance

    • Arts in Corrections, Loyola Marymount University, June 2017

  • FLIGHT

    • Immersive visuals for music showcase

    • Grand Star Jazz Club, Los Angeles, June 2017

  • What It Iz!

    • Video DJ during previews for theatrical production

    • Los Angeles Theater Center, Los Angeles, March 2017

  • Lyrics From Lockdown

    • Video DJ and design for theatrical production

    • The Actors Gang, Culver City, January-February 2017

  • Magic Garage: Ritmo Global

    • Immersive visuals for art and music performance showcase

    • The Airliner, Los Angeles, January 2017

  • Magic Garage: Spirits Rising

    • Immersive visuals for art and music performance showcase

    • Civic Center Studios, Los Angeles, December 2016

  • ALLUXE Contrast EP Party

    • Ableton-synched visuals for EP release

    • BOLD LA, Los Angeles, November 2016

  • Electric Relaxation

    • Immersive visuals for music showcase

    • Grand Star Jazz Club, Los Angeles, October 2016

  • BOOMBOX

    • Immersive visuals for DJ showcase, substituted for Major Gape

    • Grand Star Jazz Club, Los Angeles, September 2016

  • illBananas

    • Collaboration event with illsociety magazine

    • Non Plus Ultra, Los Angeles, August 2016

  • RUPEEGANG

    • Immersive visuals for underground dance party

    • Mid-City Art House, Los Angeles, August 2016

  • Troop EP Listening Party

    • Commissioned visuals for private EP listening session

    • Dash Radio, Hollywood, August 2016

  • Manam SS16 Push Campaign

    • Commissioned video installations for fashion line launch party

    • Cosmo Lofts, Hollywood, June 2016

  • Magic Garage

    • Commissioned projection map for art and music showcase

    • The Airliner, Los Angeles, May 2016

  • Broke LA Fest (fka Brokechella)

    • Commissioned visuals for Shifty Rhythms stage

    • Imperial Art Studios, Los Angeles, April 2016

  • Wellness 101

    • Commissioned visuals for 4/20 event

    • Living Earth Wellness, Los Angeles, April 2016

  • 40 Oz Bounce

    • Commissioned video installation for event

    • Dragonfly Bar, Los Angeles, February 2016

  • Beat Haus

    • Commissioned video installation for event

    • UNION, Los Angeles, February 2016

  • Beats with Bulay

    • Commissioned visuals for pop up music showcase

    • Crown Roots, Pasadena, February 2016

  • .GIF Arts Festival

    • Immersive and interactive new media festival

    • Coaxial, Los Angeles, July 2015

  • Venice Block Party

    • Open air event for NYC-based PR firm Restless Group

    • Victoria Ave, Venice, June 2015

  • Static Frequency”

    • Exterior installation for CalArts Immersion Group’s show “A Different Kind of Sky”

    • Vortex Dome, Los Angeles Center Studios, May 2015

  • Time”

    • Performance piece for Aliona Kononova fashion line

    • H.Lorenzo, Sunset Strip LA, November 2014

  • Caribbean”

    • A/V support for closing show with Nana Ghana

    • HVW8 Art & Design Gallery, Los Angeles, November 2014

  • LA Drones concert

    • Visuals for live performance

    • The Smell, Los Angeles, July 2014

  • Psycho Babe Carnival”

    • Commissioned visuals for 20 band festival

    • LA Moonpad, Los Angeles, June 2014

  • Tarts & Vicars”

    • Visuals for aerial dance performances and subsequent event

    • Three Muses Studio, Los Angeles, February 2014

  • Crazy Chix Festival” at HM157

    • Commissioned visuals for 12 band festival

    • HM157, Los Angeles, February 2014