Internet Cat Video Festival

Internet Cat Video Festival
Date: 21 – 22 February 2015
Space: Gallery 1

GoMA and Glasgow Film Festival presented the Scottish premiere of the Internet Cat Video Festival. No longer a guilty habit, the watching of feline clips has gone mainstream. The videos in the programme ranged from clips dating back to 1901, to animations and shorts featuring some more familiar feline faces.

The event was an idea that grew out of early conversations with the Walker Art Center about their Open Field programme and the relationship to work about play, public space and encounter in GoMA’s exhibition ATELIER PUBLIC. For GoMA the interest was in how the Internet Cat Video Festival brought people together into a shared social space around the simple act of watching cat videos together. The idea of ‘mutual curiosity’ is something the gallery explored with aspects of the Public Programme and more recently through the Associate Artist programme.
‘Glasgow to host festival of cat videos’, The Guardian, 21 December 2014
Libby Brooks, ‘The Internet Cat Video Festival comes to Scotland’, The Guardian, 24 February 2015
Murray Spooner, ‘UK premiere of Internet Cat Video Festival held’, The Scotsman, 22 February 2015
Rowena McIntosh, ‘Cat Video Festival gets Scottish premiere at Glasgow Film Festival’, The List, 13 February 2015.

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