Past events

DocLab Live: Bloodless – Guided by the Ghost of a Korean Sex Worker 25 Nov 2017 at 17:00

Special presentation on VR installation Bloodless, in which director Gina Kim and guests discuss the influence of American military presence on the South Korean people since 1956.

DocLab Live: Order, Chaos and Everything 21 Nov 2017 at 20:00

Join Jonathan Harris on a secular pilgrimage: from physical reality to the chaos of YouTube, and a digital simulation of consciousness.

Industry Session: Making VR Work for Audiences 20 Nov 2017 at 10:00

Zillah Watson, Commissioning Editor for Virtual Reality at the BBC, on how to make VR work for audiences.

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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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