30 August – 20 September 2012
Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University
1100-1800 Free entry
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.