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A documentary that explores how the digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way.

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"In House of Radon’s beautifully rendered think-piece documentary PRESSPAUSEPLAY, artist Bill Drummund rightfully suggests that when it comes to the creation of art, 'technology always comes first.'" - Jessica Carroll, Toronto Standard


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A fair film about the ever changing art culture in the world today. Many different perspectives shading the lines on what is art and how it is used and seen and heard. I find myself excited by some ideas and petrified by others, it is certainly worth knowing nonetheless.

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A fair film about the ever changing art culture in the world today. Many different perspectives shading the lines on what is art and how it is used and seen and heard. I find myself excited by some ideas and petrified by others, it is certainly worth knowing nonetheless.

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Mind-blowing - yet somehow lacking. Because of it's main focus on technology and music artistry, other forms of art may well be experiencing revolution. What I did hear is that technology its providing artists with increased power to produce flawless presentations (or ways of eliminating mistakes), yet in doing so it is creating a product that some are rejecting because it is missing the "humanness" with which people identify. It is becoming crowd produced, rather than an artist's presentation.

We miss the artist as creator. "Art" that becomes common or uniform or technical, looses uniqueness, vision, value. We seem to want an art that moves us, not just entertains us for a moment. The artist who paints a scene, is bound to be missing the more perfect details as might be captured by a camera, but allows us to share things that may NOT be present in the scene - to see what the artist sees, his/her vision, interpretation, inspiration. I vote for humanism, not perfection.

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4 1/2_really pretty great_love a lot of it_i haven't bought a CD in years_i'm an artist & i work digitally & with paint but also film & just starting a bit of video_i love sharing & i love seeing & hearing_i think it's exciting.................!!!

There is some interesting stuff (commentary) in this film. It started off promising but sort of devolves into a bunch of artists saying, "there's amazing stuff happening, art is changing and we don't know where it ends up - everyone's an artist then there's no art or maybe it's just about getting of the internet and relating to people". In other words kind of turns into navel gazing.

One is presumed to recognize the various interviewees - I almost wanted to know more about a few of them. Perhaps if I was more into some of these artists, this would be a cooler movie.