Glasstire is asking commercial galleries, nonprofits and artist-run spaces across the state of Texas to send us video walk-throughs of your current exhibitions! Please shoot a video on your phone or camera (horizontal, please), no more than five minutes long, and get it to us via email (email us the file or a file transfer link so we can download the file). We will post these videos on Glasstire’s homepage as part of a new series titled Five-Minute Tours. We will add a simple intro-outro to the video, upload it to our YouTube channel (and get it up on Glasstire’s homepage). Feel free to make it as serious or as fun as you’d like.
Ideas: slow pans of the entire exhibition, plus a curator, gallerist, or artist describing the show, and perhaps highlighting a few key pieces. We’ll roll this out as a pilot program within days and we’ll keep it going for as long at the COVOD-19 situation persists. For more inspiration, see recent Five-Minute Tour walkthroughs from FWCAC, ICOSA, and UT Permian Basin, and (not to intimidate you) Hillerbrand+Magsamen at Heidi Vaughan in Houston.
More tips and tricks for making your tour a video you’d want to watch can be found here, and in the video embedded at the bottom of this page.
Our updating section of Five-Minute Tours is here.
(Send us one file, whenever possible, and please keep them at five minutes or shorter. We cannot download video you’ve uploaded to your own Youtube or Vimeo; instead try getting it to us via google drive, wetransfer, dropbox, hightail, or similar.)
Email your submissions to [email protected] In the body of your email, please include the below information about the exhibition or event:
– Opening date
– Closing date
– Artist(s) names (in a list, separated by commas. I.e. “Joe Smith, Bob Green, Steven Jones”)
– Exhibit/event title
– Venue name, address, phone & website
– A brief description of the exhibition/event
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing your shows! Stay safe.