Plazaville is a new media video art work set in 21st century New York City. It is based on the classic 1965 movie "Alphaville" by Jean Luc Godard. The scenes from the original "Alphaville" are being re-enacted, interpreted and improvised upon by artists, actors and videographers. The piece uses the Internet as one means of distributing the short video clips. Viewers can download new scenes as they become available. This is somewhat like a serialized program but is not in any order. The videos can be viewed on computers, iPhones and large screen HD televisions (using AppleTV). Plazaville extends the notion of video-performance by using the idea of a movie shoot as vehicle for ephemeral performance art.
by G.H. Hovagimyan,
with Christina McPhee and Artists Meeting
with funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
and the New YorkState Council on the Arts, a state agency