PERCEPTUAL BALLADS (YOUTUBE series)

Perceptual Ballads was a Youtube channel that published fan videos of art exhibitions across the United States and Europe between 2010-2013. I created the videos on iMovie from collected iPhone footage of museum and gallery exhibits and paired them with pop songs. Originally the channel was anonymous to avoid copyright infringement, although many videos were taken down by Youtube’s content ID filters. By using the internet, popular culture, appropriation, and humor as egalitarian methods to view and understand information, Perceptual Ballads bridges different media and exhibition formats to examine the accessibility of art.

The Perceptual Ballads channel can be viewed at www.youtube.com/PerceptualBallads