Videoooooh poster

Videoooooh poster

, 2012

Videoooooh, a Slade Olympic-related initiative, took place at the Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB, from 12noon - 5pm, 24 July - 3 August 2012.

Videoooooh, a Slade Olympic-related initiative, took place at the Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB, from 12noon - 5pm, 24 July - 3 August 2012. It included one minute videos by Charles Gouldsbourgh, Henrietta Simson/Jo Volley, Hira Mansur, Liz Rideal, Luke Schroder, Michael Duffy, Patrick White, Pippa Connolly, Rebecca Merrill, Rob Cross, Sarah Bayliss and Kasia Depta-Garrapach.

Videooooh was a collaboration between the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL The One Minutes Foundation, Amsterdam and  the Flemish/Dutch house de Buren, Brussels. The exhibition comprises 212 one minute videos made by 193 artists from 33 countries on the subject of Sport, Like/Dislike (truly Olympic) to conincide with the London Olympics.

The Slade School of Fine art, UCL in collaboration with The Oneminutes foundation, Amsterdam and  the Flemish/Dutch house de Buren, Brussels is hosting a multi screen video exhibition to coincide with the London Olympics. The exhibition consists of 212  one minute videos made by 193 artists from 33 countries  on the subject of Sport, Like/Dislike (truly Olympic)

The multicultural nature and speculative approach to the themes of the project generate a wide diversity of outputs. These reflect the innovative ways in which different cultures perceive sport and attempt to integrate it into their lives. The resulting works reveal through humour, pathos, subjectivity, objectivity and keenly focussed observation just how diverse our perception of sport can be and how the medium of video can be a convenient and immediate way of expressing ideas and capturing the moment.

The One Minutes (TOM) is a brand name for moving images that last exactly one minute. It fits well in our world of looking quickly, understanding immediately and it is a response to the influence of commercials, video clips and the increased affordability of camera’s, computers and access to Internet. The limited time frame forces the maker to think critically about what he/she would like to show us. The flexibility of the formula and the diversity of dissemination from the street to galleries, tv and festivals make it an attractive and accessible contemporary art form for a broad audience.

The One Minutes foundation launched in 1998, is a non profit organisation. It is hosted by the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam an international  centre for graduate studies in visual arts.

The Slade School of Fine Art at UCL, is a world leading centre of excellence for the study of Fine Art,  significantly contributing to the field of contemporary art both nationally and internationally. The school  is number one in this year's Guardian University League Table for Art and Design in the UK.

The Flemish-Dutch House deBuren (“the neighbours”) offers a platform for debate about culture, science, politics and the society in Flanders, The Netherlands and Europe. It is a place where artists, journalists, academics and politicians get the opportunity to voice their thoughts.

The exhibition was open to the public 12.00 noon – 5.00pm Tuesday 24 July – Friday 3 August 2013 (including weekend 28/29 July) at the Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB.

With your smartphone you can watch 6 videos from the exhibition.  Go to www.theoneminutes.org.

A selection from the exhibition in London travelled in summer and autumn 2013 to Belgium, Bolivia, China, Australia and Russia.