12 November 2007

Video Vortex : Curator for One Day

Video Vortex : Curator for One Day

22nd November 2007, 1pm,
or Blakkbyrd

Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst
Montevideo/Time Based Arts
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam
T 020 6237101
F 020 6244423
E info@montevideo.nl

ma - vr 9.00 - 17.00 u.
Galerie: di - za en 1e zo van de maand 13.00 - 18.00 u.

Curator for One Day
Van 19-10-2007 t/m 03-02-2008

Video Vortex
From 20-10-2007 until 02-12-2007

The exhibition video vortex is the Netherlands Media Art Institute's response to the Web2.0 phenomenon. Web2.0 stands for power to the user and democracy for everyone. It has led to innovative forms of media use in which an open and playful collaboration can lead to critical positions and new ideas.

The Netherlands Media Art Institute seizes upon these developments with a new exhibition model. Stimulation and participation within network environments is the point of departure. In addition to presenting existing installations, short workshops and presentations are given every day. In some cases the artworks form the starting point for a workshop, while in other cases the medium used is the subject of a workshop. Collective experience and building shared knowledge is an important focus in all the projects. In this manner, in the form of continual exchange of ideas, culture can change, renew itself and survive.

The Netherlands Media Art Institute has recently emerged as an experimental place where projects with a participatory aspect can be presented: in other words: do it yourself, with others! The artists are responding to developments such as YouTube, MySpace and Blogger, mobile video telephones and the influence of live webcam streams.

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