CAMILLE VERBUNT – Beautiful (THE NETHERLANDS 2008, 04:32 MINS)

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This film is part of a series of mosaic-films that unite many individual and private, yet published experiences into a single frame,a collective experience. This reveals a synchronicity in seemingly unique home videos posted on the Internet. The mimicking of other Internet videos is more than the desire to share a personal thrill. Through publishing one becomes part of a larger movement. The repetition of action and design within this group in turn propels new contributions with small alterations. These so called ‘memes’ (units of cultural transmission or imitation) make up the evolutionary DNA of the internet. Slow memetic changes in degrees of openness and social behavior are already detectable. This video explores adolescent sentiments on beauty.

BIO: Camille Verbunt (1968) is visual artist, cineast and potter. He graduated from the Academy St. Joost, is director at Meatwork, creates installations and video-art and specialises in glaze chemistry.