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“Vertov’s 1929 film is a great point of departure for the Internet because it has so many dimensions from the documentary to the performative to the effects along with its use of an archive which translates to a database and it’s a film within a film…. It seemed like a perfect vehicle for global input and in keeping with Vertov’s intentions as a filmmaker.”
Perry Bard, Author, to Rhizome
Man with a Movie Camera: Global Remake is a crowdsourced recreation of Dziga Vertov’s now-iconic avant-garde silent film, Man with a Movie Camera. Artist Perry Bard broke down Vertov’s film shot-by-shot and put out a worldwide call for submissions. People could recreate each shot in any way they chose. Each day, the code powering Global Remake pulls a shot at random from a database to reconstruct a new crowdsourced version of Man with a Movie Camera, ensuring the film will never be the same twice. Both a tribute and an experiment, Man with a Movie Camera: Global Remake celebrates the participatory and exploratory dimensions of Vertov’s own work.