YouTube Play: Live from the Guggenheim

YouTube Play, A Biennial of Creative VideoGuggenheim exterior projection, October 21 and 22, 2010

Join us via live stream on October 21 from 8–9:30 pm (EDT) as the jury’s top choices from the YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video shortlist are announced during a special event at the Guggenheim Museum. The event will feature profiles of the video makers as well as live performances celebrating these outstanding talents. Developed by YouTube and the Guggenheim Museum in collaboration with HP and Intel, YouTube Play was inaugurated in 2010 to recognize the ever-expanding realm of online video and to discover its most remarkable practitioners.

Hosted by comedian and actor/director Michael Showalter, the event includes performances by the Grammy Award-winning rock band OK Go; the musician, producer, and video artist Kutiman; dance troupe LXD; musician and songwriter Megan Washington; and the San Francisco artist known for his audio and video mash-ups, Mike Relm.

Over the course of the evening, the top videos will be projected onto a large screen in the rotunda and onto the Guggenheim Museum facade facing Fifth Avenue. The exterior projections, created by Obscura Digital and Consortium Studios, will be on display October 21 and 22 from sundown to 10:30 pm. The final videos selected by the distinguished jury will also be on view to the public from October 22 through 24 in the Annex Level 2 area of the museum and in an adjoining HP + Intel digital gallery, as well as to a worldwide audience on the YouTube Play channel.

YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video Guggenheim exterior projection, October 21 and 22, 2010. Digital rendering, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. © 2010 Obscura Digital, Inc. Video: Travis Threlkel. © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, 2010


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