My Loopt Journal
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
So Jessica and I stood out in the cold for about an hour last night to go to the new Deitch exhibit at 18 Wooster (thanks to Snezan for organizing the visit). The exhibit itself is a fantastic low-fi creation of various archetypal scenes and settings that might be used in a movie, and the idea of the whole project is to initiate audience interaction in actually creating short video movies on site... which was not possible on opening night, as the place was packed with people just trying to figure out what was going on or what was expected. But, if one had the time and was so inclined, all you have to do is sign up for time in the exhibit to go back and make your own movie. Gondry will keep one copy, for who knows what sort of eventual video collage of amateur film or whatever further mutation he might have in mind, and another copy is given to you.
I only hope that the space is used by people with ideas rather than just pretty faces, but of course, if the two could be combined that would be best... it is a visual medium after all.