KINO-PRESENT is a non-profit participatory art project inviting the general public to the co-creation of film collages building upon the architecture for participation offered by contemporary domestic social media, wireless and mobile technologies.
KINO-PRESENT is a homage to Dziga Vertov, Soviet filmmaker of the 1920s, who was one of the precursors of social and avant-garde cinema through his Kino-Pravda (Film-Truth) with the purpose of showing life as it is. He directed in 1929 The Man with the Movie Camera, in which he explores meta-narrative or film-within-film.
The video collages created throughout the KINO-PRESENT process, are the final trace, the documentary record of the dialectics between the different levels of participation: from the first clips sent by participants which interact with the participants receiving them in their mobile phones via Bluetooth in the public domain, who also upload them onto the website, and finally the participants editing them online, in order to create new video collages.
This project is core of the practice-based PhD that iceberg Fernandez is developing at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.