Alfredo Salazar-Caro is a Chicago/Dallas based visual artist.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Animated GIFs exist on the Internet as a small gestural movements and moments. The Animated GIF format of moving images can be used in conversation to communicate simple ideas in response to other people, other GIFs/images or even websites. They can be short samples, fractions of events or hypnotizing, timeless loops.
In this project, [STREET TEAM], Animated GIFs or short video loops by artists will be used outside of the digital world, in physical spaces, to create conversations with public and private spaces. [STREET TEAM] addresses architecture as a webpage and GIFs as graffiti.
[STREET TEAM] will consist of clandestine video installations that will take place throughout London, Glasgow, Berlin, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Rotterdam. The sites that will be used for installation include Tate Modern, Neues Museum and the Rotterdam Film Festival among others.
The installed works will be documented and archived in a website dedicated exclusively to the project.
Additionally, there will be a one-day gallery exhibition/ screening of the work in Amsterdam on (DATE/PLACE TBA) and Chicago at MT-Chicago in February.