Unless you’re under 25, or firmly entrenched in millennial culture, you probably haven’t heard of the social media platform Vine. Founded in 2012 and acquired by Twitter shortly before its launch, this network’s claim to fame is short—and we’re talking extremely short, like, 6 seconds short. Vine posts are (6 second) video clips that are created and shared by users. Home to memes, comedians, singers, artists, and more, the platform is a perfect place for experimentation. Incredibly, some vines have even been sold as digital art.
Over the last few months, the Blanton has been playing around with our own clips on the platform. Animated exhibition images, new ways of moving through the museum space, unusual musical juxtapositions, and a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on at the Blanton are all fair game for our vines.
Check out a few examples below (make sure to turn your sound on!), and see the full collection on our profile page.