People meet in different ways now, even in the strangest of manners. Imagine flying over a city and witnessing all the things that are ta...
People meet in different ways now, even in the strangest of manners. Imagine flying over a city and witnessing all the things that are taking place there. Connect to Google Earth and find Eindhoven, a small city in the Netherlands. As you get closer, a number of YouTube videos appear on top of the city. Did you know about the man that juggles? That there is a flying saucer in a park? A young couple are moving into their new apartment? The people who like to dance tango or the person who is an aspiring singer? The City is Creative explores the daily creative acts taking place throughout Eindhoven that are often overlooked. Michelle Teran approached different people in the city who published videos on YouTube and invited them to remake one of their videos within the abandoned factory buildings at Strijp-S, the former Philips industrial terrain and future site of urban development project 'The Creative City'. Visitors to flux-s can experience these reinterpretations through an exploratory interactive installation on the first floor of the buildings where the videos were recorded. This creates a double facade. The video makers never imagined that their works would be exhibited beyond the realms of YouTube, and the public are exposed to the untapped creativity of the city. In addition, a series of documents from conversations and interviews between the artist and the creators brings together biographical information, observations and comments about the past, present and future state of The Creative City of Strijp-S as well as personal reflections on what it means to create, document and broadcast. The City is Creative is project by Michelle Teran and co-produced by flux-s (www.flux.s.nl) and BALTAN Laboratories.(www.baltanlaboratories.org)