UPLOAD.gif Outdoor Digital Art Exhibition and Party

When
Sat Oct 12, 2013
Where
Newhive
Time
8:00pm
Tags
Arts

Description

The Upload.gif event series will take place on the weekend of October 11th to 13th – with your help – we will transform Newhive’s parking lot into an Animated GIF playground! Spanning 26 years, GIFs are now one of the oldest image formats on the web. An in-between medium that is lighter than a video and heavier than a photo, animated GIFs occupy a unique position in popular culture, accounting for some of the earliest and most powerful Internet memes.

UPLOAD.gif is a partnership between NewHive.com and GrayArea.org. The exhibition + event series will be a celebration of the Animated GIF! Spanning 26 years, GIFs are now one of the oldest image formats on the web. An in-between medium that is lighter than a video and heavier than a photo, animated GIFs occupy a unique position as a fundamental part of the Internet, web art and pop culture.

From now until October 7th they will be accepting submissions for Upload.gif, an urban outdoor exhibition which will transform a vacant parking lot into an Animated GIF playground. We’ll blast your original GIFS for all to see among the work of other innovators, bringing together more than just memes.

No matter where you live in the world you can take part in having your original artwork projected on larger than life walls in the center of San Francisco. Your work will also be exhibited online in a permanent #Upload collection. From raving cats to revolutionary statements, let THIS be YOUR blank canvas and let’s paint the street in GIFS.

Not a GIF artist but want to learn?! Awesome, we are going to have plenty of workshops over the weekend in advance of the party.

The first event will take place at NewHive, and will be a celebration of the Animated GIF! Spanning 26 years, GIFs are now one of the oldest image formats on the web. An in-between medium that is lighter than a video and heavier than a photo, animated GIFs occupy a unique position in popular culture, accounting for some of the earliest and most powerful Internet memes.

Artists:
Submit your GIF to the jury for selection by October 7th

Music by:
DJ MatrixxMan

Have questions about UPLOAD.gif Outdoor Digital Art Exhibition and Party? Contact GrayArea.org and Newhive.com

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Location

  1. Newhive
    1975 Bryant St , San Francisco, CA