The Art of Pop Video exhibition at FACT, Liverpool features more 100 videos that tell the story of the pop video, marking the medium’s substantial contribution to popular culture. Providing an insight into experimental approaches to pop video while also reclaiming it as an artistic medium, the exhibition looks at the evolution of the media over the decades – featuring everything from big-budget promos by Hollywood directors to examples of crowd-sourced, ‘DIY’ videos.
Hundreds of visitors to the exhibition and FACT’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed were asked what they though were the best videos in a series of categories over six weeks. These included the funniest, most emotional, the best representation of youth culture, the most iconic, and most controversial videos of the show.
The video that makes you laugh:
Praise You – Fatboy Slim
Most iconic video:
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Best video representing youth culture – joint winners
Boombox 100: Ely Kim
Stress – Justice
The most controversial video – joint winners
Punk Prayer “Virgin Mary, Put Putin Away” – Pussy Riot
Smack My Bitch Up – The Prodigy
Best video representing emotion – joint winners
Hurt – Johnny Cash
Nothing Nothing Compares 2U – Sinead O’Connor
All the videos and the runners up in each category can be viewed through the FACT YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/FACTLiverpool, or by paying a visit to The Art of Pop Video, which is on at FACT until May 26.