Prix Mobile Opening at DigitalArti Gallery Paris
Apps on cameraphones, smartphones and tablets have truly democratised the making of art. Over 20 million people are now exploring creative image making which goes beyond just taking pictures, and they are sharing the results with an unselfconscious freedom.
This creative explosion is genuinely revolutionary, and still very much under the radar of both mainstream media and high art. It’s a true rock and roll moment, the smartphone the modern equivalent of the 1950s cheap electric guitar, apps its effects, and social networks its cassette tapes allowing easy distributionŠ and just like the electric guitar, whose distortion, delay, echos and chorus pedals gave birth to a new global music, modern mobile devices and cheap software are leading the development of a new language, in this case, a visual language, deriving from all corners of the globe simultaneously.
The Prix Mobile exhibition will be taking place inside LeWeb 7, 8, 9 Dec, and also at DigitalArti Gallery, Rue des Écluses, Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris, France, on the evening of 8 Dec starting at 19:00 and the following day, 9 Dec from 12:00 to 16:00. It will also be on the web at http://prixmobile.eu and of course, it will be on your mobile.
At 19:30 in a 30 minute session, Dean Whitbread of Prize Arts will present a walk through of the contest, illustrating techniques of mobile image creation with apps, and showing the relevance of the social image networks Instagram and Streamzoo, which were both studios and galleries for Prix Mobile.