In June, YouTube and the Guggenheim Museum launched YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video
. The Guggenheim describes the project as an initiate "to discover and showcase the most exceptional talent working in the ever-expanding realm of online video." The shortlist of entries was announced
this week, whittling down some 23,000 submissions from 91 countries to just 125 videos. Among this select group is Josh Bricker's piece "Post Newtonianism
," which juxtaposes footage and sound from real modern warfare with Call of Duty 4
. (Bricker's video is embedded after the break.)
The shortlist will be further reduced to 20 videos, as selected by a jury chaired by the Guggenheim's chief curator, and those choices will be featured at the museum in a special exhibit next month. Could it be? Call of Duty 4
... in a museum?!