Art and Technology Intersect in New iPhone & iPad App That Streams Contemporary Video Art onto Home and Public Space TV Screens
Browse and rent contemporary video art from the ShinyArt internet site and stream it onto your television for curated video art exhibitions in your home. Create an ever-changing exhibition of abstract or representational video art on viewing screens in corporate or public spaces.
The new iPhone and iPad app, designed by the development team at ShinyArt and created by Mobovivo, provides the option of viewing video art exhibitions either on your iPhone or iPad, while on-the-go, or on your television screen.
In just a few easy steps access artwork created by visual and sound artists and filmmakers from around the world. ShinyArt provides easy access to the same video art works you find in galleries, museums, and at film festivals, along with the option of displaying these images on your own devices, and in your own home or corporate space.
Each ShinyArt video exhibition has three artworks, along with written interpretative information and anecdotes from the artists, making the work very accessible and approachable for newcomers to video art.
This is ShinyArt’s first app. Kristy Phillips, Ph.D. CEO and Founder of ShinyArt is working with his development team “creating new apps and finding new ways to get on mobile devices and basically make the [ShinyArt] service as easy to access as possible.”
Kristy Phillips has a PhD in Art History and has been Adjunct Professor at several San Francisco Bay Area colleges. “One of the questions that has intrigued me in my work is how artwork can function in communities by operating in unconventional spaces outside of galleries,” Phillips stated. “How do artists think about their work when its display and reception are uncontrolled and unmanaged; how do audiences respond to and relate to artwork that they “discover” in unexpected spaces?”
Phillips finds video artists through word of mouth and through new media sites and speaks to them individually about their work. “I like to think that I pick the best that I find, but sometimes really great work is not appropriate,” Phillips stated. “Given the uncontrolled nature of the display of this work, I frequently have to turn away terrific work whose meaning is contingent on sound. Obviously sound is important for a lot of work, but we try to avoid a lot of talking heads given the nature of how the work is presented in public spaces.”