With Eric Graf & Alexander Stewart
Presented by HOMEROOM


November 10th, 2009

The YouTube Assembly is an attempt to capture the phenomenon of viral video in a live event. The event consists of screening web-based video for a live, participating audience. Like karaoke or a traditional performance open mic, the YouTube Assembly creates a situation in which people take turns entertaining each other, in this case, by sharing their favorite Youtube clips. In the spirit of the popular YouTube interface, audience members will be encouraged to comment on the videos they watch, except out loud and in real time with no anonymity

Each screening will feature a pair of hosts from different artistic backgrounds that will share their YouTube video picks and help facilitate the evening’s open mic portion.

Alexander Stewart lives in Chicago, Illinois. Born in Mobile, Alabama, he attended the University of Richmond and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His film work has screened at film festivals and galleries in the US, Europe, and Japan, including the Tribeca Film Festival and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Alexander currently teaches at DePaul University, and curates a monthly screening series at Roots & Culture gallery.

Eric Graf’s bio has been deleted.

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