Babel Fiche by artist Dave Griffiths is the first in a series of new web-based artworks commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella.
For this collaborative film project, Griffiths invites members of the public to gather and select a set of user generated video clips that describe contemporary existence. These will be transformed into a set of colour microfiche films, creating an imaginary media for the anthropologists of the future.
Utilising online filmmaking platforms, Griffiths surrenders authorial control in favour of a crowd-sourced, democratically produced artwork. Members of the online film community will write and direct a series of animated shorts using the microfiche as a resource.
In Babel Fiche, process and discussion are given precedence over end product. The final results of this endeavour are as yet unknown; viewers and collaborators are invited to follow the progress of the project as it develops and changes.