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Blue Crystal Ball

30 August – 20 September 2012

Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University

1100-1800 Free entry

"Kota Ezawa", "Jump Cut"

Kota Ezawa, Jump Cut, 2012 (still)

Blue Crystal Ball is a collection of single-channel videos by nine contemporary artists from around the globe commissioned by the IOC Olympics Media Art Collection. These new works reflect on the ideals and values of the Olympic movement.

Made by international, contemporary artists, the work fuses experimental film and video making practices, archive material, animation and virtual worlds. The artists speculate, like fortune tellers, on the rhetoric surrounding nation, unity and sport, whilst digging deeper into the ancient roots and future of the games.

Kota Ezawa | Kyungwoo Chun | Cao Fei | susan pui san lok | Kimsooja | Torsten Lauschmann | Emily Wardill | Yeundoo Jung | Hiraki Sawa | Kwungwoo Chun

Blue Crystal Ballis part of Abandon Normal Devices Festival of new cinema, digital culture & art and the Samsung Olympic Games Media Art Collection, commissioned by the International Olympic Committee and sponsored by Samsung.

AND Festival 2012