In partnership with Upgrade! International, Upgrade! Vancouver is launching a series of outdoor screenings of local and international art videos.
Appropriating the functional model of online videosharing sites such as Youtube, we are creating a series of exploratory events that translate social videosharing into the analogue environment of the urban street.
Video programmes are curated by individual Upgrade nodes and screened outdoors in the built environment of cities including Vancouver, Paris, Montreal, Belgrade, Seattle, Scotland, Skopje, Chicago, Amsterdam and Istanbul. Videos will travel between cities, being screened locally and internationally.
The social software aspect of these events is explored through a deliberately low-tech model in which flyers containing contact information for participating artists will be circulated at the screenings, with the intention of encouraging people in these cities to develop individual connections.
The series will launch in Vancouver in March, 2007.
For more information, to submit work, or to get involved: Kate Armstrong : kate at katearmstrong dot com