<videovortex> Random Rules: A Chanel of Artists’ selections from YouTube

Geert Lovink geert at xs4all.nl
Mon Mar 9 13:21:47 CET 2009

Fwd for Linda Wallace (lwallace (at) xs4all.nl)



PULSE PLAY > New York 2009
Random Rules: A Chanel of Artists’ selections from YouTube
Curated by Marina Fokidis

Many believe that since the launch of YouTube in 2005, the history of  
the moving image has diverted from its canonical route. The website,  
which makes it possible for anyone who can use a computer to post a  
video, reaches millions of people daily.

Like no other time before, it is now possible for amateur videos,  
music videos, film footage, commercials and news segments as well as  
(in some cases) artists’ videos to be mingled together in a random  
way, free of any preconceived hierarchy or system. According to  
Fokidis, the active use of YouTube is a form of curating and  
“Different people’s ‘playlists’ are transformed into exhibitions and  
“tagging” becomes a process of random archiving.” For PULSE  
PLAY>Random Rules, Fokidis has invited several emerging and  
established artists to create their very own playlists thereby  
presenting these artists not only as artists, but as curators and as  
collectors as well. Artists include Andrea Angelidakis, Aids 3D, AVAF,  
Pablo Leon de la Barra, Erick Beltran, Keren Cyter, Jeremy Deller,  
Cerith Wyn Evans, Dominique Gonzalez Foerster, Dora Garcia, Rodney  
Graham, Annika Larsson, Matthieu Laurette, Ingo Niermann, Miltos  
Manetas, Ahmet Ogut, Angelo Plessas, Lisi Raskin, Linda Wallace.

The selections will be available simultaneously in the video lounge at  
the Fair and online as a YouTube Channel.

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