LipDub – Take a Chance, Take a Change!

Ars Electronica (AT)
SAT September 6, 2014, 1 PM

If you happen to see a torrent of merry folks from diverse ethnic and social backgrounds dancing their way through downtown Linz while lip-syncing a blaring playback of ABBA’s hit song Take A Chance on Me, then you might think that Mardi Gras is awfully late this year or mass lunacy has broken out. But never mind, what’s underway is merely a collective emotional experiment.

Not Just One Camera, Lots of Them

The point of the Ars Electronica Festival’s experiment is a large-scale Lip-Dub, though one that intentionally deviates from the classic version featuring an uncut tracking shot. Participants in this creative exercise are called upon to film themselves with their own smartphone or an action cam they’ve brought along. This is a great opportunity to vent spontaneously, since happenings that materialize out of a clear blue sky are expressly welcome.

1 Video from 1,000 Perspectives

With the festivities still in progress, the video editing terminals in the Ars Electronica Center will already be in high gear turning countless selfies from this inner city tour into the first version of a music video shot jointly from hundreds of camera angles. Multiple subsequent versions will follow, all entertainingly illustrating how differently one and the same event can be depicted via multiple shifts of perspective.

Take part!

Do you also want to participate at this emotional high point of the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival? Then come to  Linzer Spittelwiese on Saturday September 6th, 2014 at 1 p.m. and embark on selfie-ride through the center of Linz!

The Horn Dance School choreographed especially for this occasion a special LipDub-Dance, which has been filmed in advanced and made available online so anybody who wants to can easily learn these simple steps. That way, as many people as possible will be able to participate on site. Here you can find the choreo to the dance:

Read more about this on our Ars Electronica Blog!

Many thanks to our partners:
Steel Sharks Diamonds Cheerleader
Danceschool Horn
Top Tanz Andexlinger
Bergrettung Linz
Bar Schneiderei
ÖTB Turnverein Linz
Landesjugendchor OÖ
Manus deaf Theater

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