Past events

DocLab Live: Immersive Showcase 22 Nov 2016 at 20:00

Immersive storytelling is going through an unprecedented evolution. But where does the hype end and do new art forms take shape?

Industry Session: Putting Your Audience in the Story 22 Nov 2016 at 12:00

Virtual reality pioneer Zillah Watson tells you all about storytelling in emerging consumer technology.

Industry Talk: The (Un)defined Business of Interactive 22 Nov 2016 at 15:00

With over 10 years of digital non-fiction art production behind us, this talk explores future developments of interactive storytelling and how to fund it.

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Thru You Too

Kutiman creates whole new songs from YouTube videos: smoothly edited songs composed from the work of anonymous amateur musicians.

Ever uploaded a song you’ve written and sung to YouTube? Or your flute practice or drum lessons? Then you might well recognize yourself on Kutiman’s new album. The Israeli composer, musician and producer sees the video site as one big sample resource, and makes grateful use of it. He creates whole new numbers from dozens of videos: smoothly edited songs composed from the work of unknown musicians who have unknowingly become part of something bigger than their own tune. Kutiman broke through in 2009 with the online music project ThruYOU. The new album is a follow-up to this. Apart from Kutiman’s compositions, Thru You Too also features the original YouTube clips he used in his songs. Once again, Kutiman hasn’t asked these musicians for permission, but most of them feel privileged to be included, and the extra attention drawn to their own videos is a nice bonus: it’s the 15 minutes of fame they’d hoped for when they uploaded them. Social sharing is used here to create a new art form that defies the traditional notion of authorship and challenges current ways of artistic creation.

This competition project is part of the DocLab Expo: Immersive Reality presented by IDFA and De Brakke Grond.

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Year of development :2014
Created by:Kutiman

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