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Group Description

organized by Caspar Stracke/videokasbah (NYC/Seoul)

a Flickr meta group, linking people and objects from three entirely different cities

a photo project and 3D animation loop to be premiered at the forthcoming group exhibition"INTERFERENCE" at EYEBEAM, Center for Media Art and Technology, New York, opening September 28, 2007

here's what it's about:
"photograph an object from the street, in the neighborhood you live in. It should be something that represents your city and/or has some personal relevance to you."

This project has two objectives: First is the collective effort to establish a link between already existing Flickr groups within these three megalopoles, comparing (and reflecting upon) street objects found and documented in these three very different cities. The second one is an art exhibition, to which the group's initiator was invited.
(Eyebeam, Center for Media Art and Technology in NYC , opening September 28, 2007). For this exhibition we plan to create a video loop consisting of this collected material from Seoul, Theran and New York City with the concept of juxtaposing highly different urban environments, seen from a global, all-encompassing and interconnecting perspective.
The video loop will be a 3D animation which makes use of these street objects.
The chosen objects represent its particular city (and culture). They appear as floating 3D objects using the original photograph as their own skin/texture. Those who are interested to participate in this second section should photograph the found object from different angels: top, front and side, in extreme close ups so that the object fills out the entire image.Certainly there is no restriction or limit.
All submitted objects are organized as a floating mass in zero-gravity space.

Objects that posses strong similarity with their city counterparts blend into a new hybrid object.
The functionality of particle collision serves as the metaphor of "fusion" of culture-relevant city objects with idiosyncratic qualities, colliding with their counterparts from different cultures.
The idea is that in this juxtaposition the objects reveal cultural differences, even with nearly identical objects -reminiscent of the classical warning on the door mirror of NYC taxis, one could state that
"objects from the other city may be less similar than they appear".

Caspar Stracke , videokasbah, Seoul/NYC

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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