RUNNER-UPS: Presented By IOCOSE JURY STATEMENTS:

Constant Dullaart: "Very hard to say something about something after having selected it on the criterium that it is devoid of any reason to say something about it." Geoff Cox: "If there is always waste produced in the valorization process, our video of choice expresses this in the extreme. It comes close to pure rubbish, and in this sense can be seen to paradoxically express something profound about user-generated content on the social web in general. Many congratulations to the winner!" Marisa Olson: "I find the prospect of hunting for meaninglessness a rather futile exercise, both because the more open-ended the video, the more room there is for the viewer to project onto the work, and because approaching a piece with an agenda automatically inscribes the possibility of what you seek onto the object. It's like the physicist or anthropologist whose act of observation inherently skews what they observe. I tried my best to pretend I was just watching these videos on my own, with no score or context attached to them. My votes stem from the decision that I had to attempt to eschew anything with the slightest bit of potential narrative "value." Of course they all have some, but this was the best I could do given that we're dealing with time-based media whose availability to us is predicated on a cause/effect relationship."

NoTube Contest

HOW TO PLAY

The NotubeContest is back, now in a new format.
Go on youtube, find a valueless video and submit it to notubecontest.com
Make sure the video meets the notube's criteria:
1) No reason to make it
2) No reason to publish it
3) No reason to watch it
The NoTube videos should have no value whatsoever!

Then go on notubecontest.com, and watch, like, share, tweet, +1, adn vote the Notube Videos.
But remember, the more you vote the more the video goes down.
Constant Dullaart Constant Dullaart (*1979) studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin. Originally trained as a video artist, he nowadays works mainly with the Internet as an alternative presentation space. By editing online forms of presentations and by re-contextualising ‘found’ material he creates a new, found (online) exhibition space with networked performances, digital prints, YouTube videos, domain names and blog postings. His work has been shown internationally at venues such as MassMoCA, New Museum, Art in General and the MWNM Gallery in the U.S, the ICA in London, NIMk, de Appel, W139, the Stedelijk Museum, Ellen de Bruijne Projects and Galerie West in the Netherlands.
Geoff Cox Dr. Geoff Cox is currently a Researcher in Digital Aesthetics as part of the Digital Urban Living Research Center, Aarhus University (DK). He is also an occasional artist, and Associate Curator of Online Projects, Arnolfini, Bristol (UK), adjunct faculty, Transart Institute, Berlin/New York (DE/US), Associate Professor (Reader), University of Plymouth (UK), where he is part of KURATOR/Art and Social Technologies Research group. Amongst other things, he is an editor for the DATA Browser book series (published by Autonomedia, New York), and co-edited 'Economising Culture' (2004), 'Engineering Culture' (2005) and 'Creating Insecurity' (2009). He is working on a new book with the tentative title 'Speaking Code'.
Marisa Olson Marisa Olson's work combines performance, video, drawing & installation to address the cultural history of technology, the politics of participation in pop culture & the aesthetics of failure. Her work has recently been presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Pompidou-Paris, New Museum of Contemporary Art, 52nd International Biennale di Venezia, National Museum of Contemporary Art (Athens, Greece), Edith Russ-Haus fur Medienkunst, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst/ Montevideo, the British Film Institute, the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, the Sundance Film Festival, and elsewhere. While Wired has called her both funny and humorous, the New York Times has called her "anything but stupid". Marisa was born in Germany and lives in New York.