YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video
YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video is an open call developed by YouTube and the Guggenheim Museum in collaboration with HP in order to discover “what’s next” in the world of video art. There is no entry fee to submit and a jury of film, video and art professionals (namely, Laurie Anderson, Animal Collective, Darren Aronofsky, Douglas Gordon, Ryan McGinley, Marilyn Minter, Takashi Murakami, Shirin Neshat, Stefan Sagmeister, Apichatpong Weerasethakul & Nancy Spector) will decide which videos will screen at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in NYC in October.
I usually avoid using YouTube due to the negative (not to mention ignorant, racist, homophobic and misogynistic) comments left on many of the videos, therefore, I am not overly surprised to seeing similar comments left on the official trailer for this call.
In spite of this, it is nice to finally see an art institute scouring YouTube in search of artists! I encourage everyone to submit. Submissions close July 31, 2010.