Video-sharing website YouTube and the Guggenheim Museum in New York have collaborated to bring a biennial of creative video. It’s called YouTube “Play” because anyone can do it regardless of background, education, experience, or wealth. They called out for online artists to send in their works and were flooded with a staggering 23,300 videos, submitted from 91 countries around the world.
After some deliberation, a jury of 13 people picked the 25 top videos for the Play exhibition, including two you might have seen on the blog before – Bathtub IV and Synthesia. Rymdreglage’s most excellent 8-Bit Trip got into the shortlist of 125 videos but sadly didn’t make the final list.
You may or may not be happy to know a local rave-rappers Die Antwoord have made the cut. Having toured the US, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, and becoming a global phenomenon, Waddy Jones and his crass, white trash alter-ego Ninja has been featured in the top 25 for Zef Side, the video that launched Die Antwoord towards Internet stardom.
Have a look at the shortlisted videos and the jury selections at YouTube Play.
[via My Modern Internet]