Man With a Movie Camera: The Global Remake is a participatory video shot by people around the world who are invited to record images that re-interpret Dziga Vertov’s Man With a Movie Camera (1929), film # 9 on The Essential 100 list.
After recording an image, participants upload them to Bard’s website, and then Bard’s custom software archives, sequences and streams the submissions as a linear film.
Anyone can upload footage and each contribution becomes part of a worldwide montage - in Vertov’s words the “decoding of life as it is”.
Perry Bard is a public art, video, and installation artist originally from Québec and now based in New York City. She works individually and collaboratively on interdisciplinary projects for public space.
Presented in collaboration with The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West.