The YouTube/Guggenheim Play Biennial: Re-cap Part 1

(The event featured dance and music performances set to the top 25 videos. The walls of the museum became giant projection screens for psychedelic video transformations.)

We were pleasantly surprised to find many of our selections exhibited at the inaugural YouTube/Guggenheim Play Biennial. The top 25 videos (selected from a pool of 23,000) were exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City last Thursday. And we were lucky enough to attend.

In this week's two-part column, we recap the best videos surrounding the monumental event, including a surprise performance by OK Go, personal footage and responses to this first-of-its-kind exhibition. It took a big name like the Guggenheim Museum to do it, but the world now knows: Viral video is the next big movement in art.

And with that, we present our recap of Play 2010, a collaboration between YouTube and the Guggenheim Museum.

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OK Go performed "White Knuckles" on three-story ladders in the center of the Guggenheim museum.

The facade of the Museum was turned into kinetic art through video projections featuring elements from shortlisted videos.

 

HarbingerGratitude creates this, one of our favorite video responses to the event.

Our view: This is what if felt like to be in the building during the event. AMAZING!!!!


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