A film that I completed a few years ago, I LIKE AMERICA AND AMERICA L is going to be shown in the User Generated Content exhibition in Manchester England June 3-16. A preview will be held June 2. The exhibition is in association with Blank Media Collective and MadLab.
“User Generated Content is an exhibition about social media, self-publishing and the virtual environments that we create for ourselves. [It is] an exploration into the deepening relationship we now have with technology with regards to the social aspects of our lives.
The term ‘social media’ has been defined by Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein – and has been categorised into 6 different forms. These have been identified as collaborative projects, blogs and microblogs, content communities, social networking sites, virtual game worlds, and virtual communities. User Generated Content is a term to describe the various interactive online activities.
[The Curators] are interested in how these ‘highly accessible’ self-publishing tools and ‘user generated content’ has had an affect on creative practice in conjunction with the recent explosion of such sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Blogspot, YouTube, Vimeo etc. [They sought] creative practitioners who are responding to the recent developments by removing them from the interface and transforming into a tangible form or experience.”