From: Stoffel Debuysere @ argos (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Oct 18 2007 - 12:42:32 PDT

Video Vortex: Responses to YouTube
Fri 05.10.2007 // 11:00 - 19:00
Argos Brussels

Over the past years the moving image has claimed an increasingly
prominent place on the internet. Thanks to a wide range of
technologies and web applications it has become possible, not only to
record and distribute video, but to edit and remix it on-line as
well. With this world of possibilities within reach of a multitude of
social actors, the potential of video as a personal means of
expression has arrived at a totally new dimension. How is this
potential being used? How do artists and activists react to the
popularity of YouTube and other ‘user-generated-content’ websites?
What is the impact of the availability of massive on-line images and
sound databases on aesthetics and narrativity? How is Cinema, as an
art form and experience, influenced by the development of widely
spreading internet practices? What does YouTube tell us about the
state of art in visual culture? And how does the participation
culture of video-sharing and vlogging reach some degree of autonomy
and diversity, escaping the laws of the mass media and the strong
grip of media conglomerates?

with Nora Barry, Johan Grimonprez, Peter Horvath, Lev Manovich, Ana
Kronschnabl & Tomas Rawlings, Adrian Miles, Simon Ruschmeyer, Keith
Sanborn, Peter Westenberg

moderated by Geert Lovink.
Co-production with Institute of Network Cultures

+ screenings, curated by Keith Sanborn a.o.

in the context of the Argos project OPEN ARCHIVE #1
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Stoffel Debuysere
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