Since it was invented, the GIF has gained more strength, today the 2.0 web cannot be conjured without thinking about this member of the binary fauna.
The first ‘Motion Photography’ contest by the Saatchi Gallery and Google+ was a success /
Saatchi Gallery and Google+ launched the first ever global motion photography movement. Participants could submit their projects beginning on February 5th, and now the finalists’ work can be seen in the Motion Photography Prize exhibition from April 14th to May 14th at the gallery. This contest was possible because of the popularity of the GIF (animated GIF) as a creative activity with great possibilities as an art form.
The winners of this year’s contest were:
Stefanie Schneider Landscape
Kostas Agiannitis Lifestyle
Micaël Reynaud Action
Matthew Clarke Night
Emma Critchley People
Christina Rinaldi Urban
The exhibition will feature the work of 54 finalists, selected from 4,000 participant from around the world. The digital loop phenomenon is gaining strength as a creative means; after all, it is a simple expression like memes or other cyberspace constructions which embrace life and transform it into comedy, contemplation and art.
The 2.0 Web is completely turning life around, creativity is a conquest at the top of this list of transformations; the convening power that the internet can give to exhibitions and artistic events, extend the limits of the gallery to the dimension of datagrams circling cyberspace, expanding the reach of the work.
Saatchi Gallery and Google have distinguished themselves for being agents of change in their fields, fostering creativity, research and experimentation. An important duo for the projects of future creators and collectives in different disciplines, and one we should keep an eye out for in the future.Tagged: GIF, digital art