[spectre] Older than youtube. Curator Laure Prouvost Explains Seven
Years of tank.tv
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue Jan 12 14:24:42 CET 2010
Older than youtube. Curator Laure Prouvost Explains Seven Years of tank.tv
Article by Angela Ferraiolo
Seven years ago, or about two years before the invention of youtube, the
editors of Tank Magazine saw the possibility of an internet platform
dedicated to video art. Their response was tank.tv, an Internet site
that is part moving image archive, part online gallery, and part cutting
edge video art exhibition.
"The sole focus is on the work," explains curator and creative director
Laure Prouvost, who has been with the site since its beginning. Prouvost
describes tank.tv as a completely open endeavor, one that supports
experimentation by accepting submissions and curatorial proposals
throughout the year: "We have worked to make tank.tv a collaborative
platform over time and we're still looking for ways to open our
programme as much as possible."
After running a series of solo shows in 2009, tank decided to finish the
decade with the group show 'Open End'. About twelve films were selected
from the submissions tank.tv received throughout the year. Works by
emerging artists received special attention. They include Just a 'Quiet
Peaceful Dance' by Dean Kissick, a rapid, flash cut montage that
cascades in one smooth glide over its upbeat house track, and the
dreamy, slightly disturbing 3D animation 'Your Uncertain Spirit' by
Jonathan Monaghan and more...
Angela Ferraiolo is an interactive writer and filmmaker experimenting
with text, video, and animation for the web, installation, and mobile
applications. She is currently working on a new interactive movie titled
"The Loop". Her digital story "Map of a Future War" was published in the
Fall 2008 issue of the New River Journal. Her plays have been produced
at La Mama Galleria and Expanded Arts in New York City and at the Brick
Playhouse in Philadelphia, USA. She is also the author of the RPG Aidyn
Chronicles and the MMORPG Earth and Beyond. Angela teaches game
programming and theories of game design in the Film and Media Department
of Hunter College in New York.
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