YouTube Play 2010 : 23,000 Creative Music / Video Works, 25 Finalists

Oct 28, 2010
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Who would have thought that a tiny video website with the clever name "YouTube" would one day would be exhibiting works at the Guggenheim Museum in New York? That day is here, they're that fabulous. YouTube is that big of a deal. Let me tell you how they got there. YouTube Play is a call out to the public to submit their best creative video, music and visuals made moving, to be sifted through and judged. Once 25 (out of the 23,000 they received this year) are chosen, they have a magical event in New York, gigantic video projectors and everything.

YouTube Play is what they call "A Biennial of Creative Video." Last month the initial list of 23,000 was parred down to 125, which was then reduced to 25 (five more than they originally intended due to the excellent nature of the submissions), announced at a celebration at the Guggenheim on October 21, 2010. The videos were then presented at the Guggenheim Museums in New York, Bilbao, Berlin, and Venice on October 22-24, 2010, and are of course available online basically forever.

The Judges Panel is a who's who of AWESOME PEOPLE, I assure you: Laurie Anderson
Animal Collective, featuring Deakin (Josh Dibb), Geologist (Brian Weitz), and Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Darren Aronofsky, Douglas Gordon, Ryan McGinley, Marilyn Minter, Takashi Murakami, Shirin Neshat, Stefan Sagmeister, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and Nancy Spector, Jury Chair.

Highlights from the event in New York:

Below we've got those videos for you! You lucky doggy. Now all you've got to do is use these next two years *this even takes place every other year* to make the greatest video ever and submit! If that's too long a time for you to wait, you can of course participate in the YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011, complete with interactive webcam/paper instrument.

Behold! YouTube Play 2010!

AUSPICE, 2010
Bryce Kretschmann (b. 1974, California; lives in Newark, New Jersey)

BEAR UNTITLED – D.O. EDIT, 2010
Christen Bach (b. 1978, Kolding, Denmark; lives in Berlin)

BATHTUB IV, 2009
Keith Loutit (b. 1973, Melbourne; lives in Coogee, Australia)

BIRDS ON THE WIRES, 2009
Jarbas Agnelli (b. 1963, São Paulo)

BIRDY NAM NAM – THE PARACHUTE ENDINGS, 2009
Steve Scott (Director) and Will Sweeney (Art Director and Illustration)

DEUCE, 2010
Monica Cook (b. 1974, Dalton, Georgia; lives in Brooklyn, New York)

DIE ANTWOORD – ZEF SIDE, 2009
Sean Metelerkamp (b. 1984, Knysna, South Africa; lives in Cape Town, South Africa)

GARDYN, 2010
Pogo (b. 1988, Cape Town, South Africa; lives in Perth, Australia)

I MET THE WALRUS
Josh Raskin (Director and Animator), James Braithwaite (Drawings), Alex Kurina (Computer illustration), Jerry Levitan (Producer, Story and Voice)

LADYBIRDS' REQUIEUM, 2005–06/2010
Akino Kondoh(b. 1980, Chiba Prefecture, Japan; lives in New York)

LE SYNDROME DU TIMIDE, 2010
Pierre-Axel Vuillaume-Prezeau (b. 1986, Nalliers, France; lives in Paris)

LUIS, 2008
Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal León, and Niles Atallah

MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA: THE GLOBAL REMAKE, 2007–
Perry Bard (b. 1944, Quebec City; lives in New York)

MOONWALK, 2008
Martin Kohout (b. 1984, Prague; lives in Berlin)

NOTEBOEK, 2008
Evelien Lohbeck (b. 1983, Rotterdam; lives in Tilburg, Netherlands)

POST NEWTONIANISM (WAR FOOTAGE/CALL OF DUTY 4 MODERN WARFARE FOOTAGE), 2010
Josh Bricker (b. 1980, Torrance, California; lives in New York)

SCENIC JOGGING, 2010
Jillian Mayer (b. 1984, Florida)

SEAWEED, 2010
Remi Weekes and Luke White

STRINDBERG AND HELIUM AT THE BEACH
Eun-Ha Paek (Director, Animator and Artist), Erin Perkins (Writer and Voice of Helium) and James Bewley (Voice of Strindberg)

SYNTHESIA, 2009
Terri Timely (Corey Creasey and Ian Kibbey)

TAXI III STAND UP AND CRY LIKE A MAN, 2007/2010
Lisa Byrne (b. 1973, Newry, UK; lives in London)

THE HUBER EXPERIMENTS, 2010
Erik Huber and Matthew Huber

THIS ABORTED EARTH: THE QUEST BEGINS, 2010
Michael Banowetz and Noah Sodano

WONDERLAND MAFIA, 2008
Lindsay Scoggins (b. 1985, Gainesville, Flordia; lives in Tampa)

WORDS, 2010
Everynone (Will Hoffman, Daniel Mercadante, and Julius Metoyer III)

[Via Guggenheim]


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