Mobile phones, PDA’s, i-pods, and other hand-held devices have already gaining widespread acceptance as tools to capture as well as experience music and photographs. Now these devices are being further designed and equipped with video capabilities – both for viewing as well as capturing. What are the potentials of the handheld device as a cinematic tool for expression, activism, and experimentation, and exhibition? With the recent announcement of the i-pod video device the advancement of this medium is now a foregone conclusion…the train has left the station that is for sure, but on what track is its heading?
How will viewing images on the small screen change our perception of the moving image arts? How will the moving image arts change to present works on a hand-held device? These are some of the questions that Mobile Exposure 2006 hopes to address.