"The digital world of interactivity describes an area of interdisciplinary teamwork that prospers on the promise of “collaborative dy-namics.” Perry Bard’s reworking of Vertov’s Man with the MovieCamera (1929), which fulfils his vision for cinema production anddistribution, is indicative of the creative power of such endeavours. Bard invites users from around the world to replace Vertov’s originaldatabase resources by uploading their own content to a designated website.
by Stavros Alifragkis
"I don’t like the idea of thinking about media as being new. Look at how technology allows us to manipulate the document today; a document of an event is treated as if it were a realistic paint-ing. I’m using the database as a tool and not as an invention. Vertov was asking us to think about the nature of the document alreadyfrom the beginning of the 20th century. The database for me is a toolthat allows my project to happen, but, I am retaining a linear struc-ture, in other words, I am adhering to the movie, I am not allowing people to grab shots from wherever and reorder the film"Perry Bard