Blue Crystal Ball is part of Abandon Normal Devices Festival of new cinema, digital culture & art and the Samsung Olympic Games Media Art Collection, commissioned by the International Olympic Committee and sponsored by Samsung.
Blue Crystal Ball
Grosvenor Building, Cavendish Street
Manchester M15 6BR
Blue Crystal Ball is a collection of single-channel videos by 9 contemporary artists from around the globe commissioned by the IOC Olympics Media Art Collection. These new works reflect on the ideals and values of the Olympic movement.
Made by international, contemporary artists, the work fuses experimental film and video making practices, archive material, animation and virtual worlds. The artists speculate, like fortune tellers, on the rhetoric surrounding nation, unity and sport, whilst digging deeper into the ancient roots and future of the games.