Madonna?s?secretprojectrevolution, the 17-minute film she co-directed with Steven Klein, was unveiled last night. The film launches Art For Freedom, an online global initiative to further freedom of expression, created by?Madonna, curated by VICE, and distributed by BitTorrent.
Art ForFreedom encourages the world to express their personal meaning of freedom and revolution in the form of video, music, poetry, and photography. Join the revolution by uploading original artwork to ArtForFreedom.com or tagging original posts #artforfreedom.
VICE meets Madonna: secretprojectrevolution
Eddy Moretti (VICE) and Madonna talk about her new film, secretprojectrevolution, freedom of speech, and her revolution of love.
This interview, plus bonus content including secretprojectrevolution in 2k and a handwritten message fromMadonna and Steven Klein, is available to the public for free download exclusively at BitTorrent Bundle.
?My goal is to show by the example of secretprojectrevolution my creative commitment to inspire change in the world through artistic expression. I hope my film and other submissions to Art For Freedom will be a call-to-action and give people a place to voice their own creative expression to help fight oppression, intolerance and complacency,? commented?Madonna.
Art For Freedom is a global digital initiative, led by?Madonna, designed to fuel free speech ? to respond, address and protest persecution around the world. It is an online public art project encouraging the world to express their personal meaning of freedom and revolution, in the form of video,?music, poetry, and photography. Public submissions will become part of the Art For Freedom platform: contributors can join the project by uploading original artwork or tagging original posts #artforfreedom.
The BitTorrent Bundle is a powerful new media format that?s built to move freely across the Internet. It is designed to hold any file type, and any file size. And it?s designed to encourage and empower free expression, beyond the Internet?s walled gardens.
?This film operates on many levels. It examines our private prisons. It questions what we do, how we do it, and how we treat others. It questions our governments, and our collective thought patterns. Think about it ? the power of art can lead to peace,? commented Steven Klein.
?BitTorrent and VICE are both innovative and forward thinking which is why we chose to partner with them on the launch of ?Art for Freedom? platform and the film ?secretprojectrevolution,? commented Guy Oseary,?Madonna?s longtime manager.
?Madonna?is making a bold move, putting herself out there to support those suffering under repressive regimes around the world. Art For Freedom comes from a place of real empathy and emotion. It?s a reflection of a world in crisis by an artist who has decided that apathy is not an option. In one discussion,?Madonna?told me that she wanted to start a ?revolution of love.? How can you argue with that?? commented Eddy Moretti, Chief Creative Officer, VICE Media.
?The Internet drives creativity, democratizes information, and allows people to connect with one another?, shared Shahi Ghanem, Chief Strategy Officer for BitTorrent, Inc. ?The new BitTorrent Bundle format captures this ideal by giving artists and publishers an entirely new, people-driven distribution tool that is limitless in quality and versatility ? enabling them to connect with fans however and wherever they want. Using the Bundle format to help an iconic artist like?Madonna?share expression freely with the world is a perfect showcase for the technology and we?re thrilled to support her efforts.?
Last night, Madonna hosted a special premiere of the film #SecretProjectRevolution at the Gagosian Gallery in New York.
Amongst the celebrities invited were Sean Penn, Anderson Cooper, Lindsay Lohan, Lucy Liu, Donna Karan, Arthur Fogel, Zachary Quinto and her son Rocco Ritchie.
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Madonna Launches Flipboard Magazine
Today, in conjunction with global release of Madonna’s secretprojectrevolution, the 17-minute film she created and co-directed with Steven Klein to launch a global initiative to further freedom of expression, a new Flipboard magazine titled?#ArtForFreedom?also debuted. The #ArtForFreedom Flipboard magazine created by Madonna, Steven Klein and Giovanni Bianco (of Studio 65) features 85 exclusive animated GIF’s that can be easily flipped through on Flipboard and shared across social networks or into other Flipboard magazines. Each GIF is based off of the film.
Bringing the stunning content of secretprojectrevolution and Art For Freedom into one immersive digital collection, Madonna is pioneering the media experience with her magazine on Flipboard. Fans can find Madonna’s magazine in the New & Noteworthy and Art categories of the free Flipboard app for any iPhone, iPad or Android device. “Working with Flipboard was an eye opening experience”, said Madonna, “They’ve given me a whole new outlet to show my work. They’ve been totally supportive and collaborative and I love the way it looks. One more important puzzle piece in the revolution of love.”
Fans can participate in the larger conversation that Madonna is sparking with this project around the question “What does freedom mean to you?” by creating their own expression through?ArtForFreedom.com?or creating their own Flipboard magazine. You can also also search for or tap on the hashtags #secretprojectrevolution, #artforfreedom and #revolution to see how others are expressing their freedom.
A Flipboard magazine is a new way to collect and share content; a single place for gathering stories, photos, and videos around any topic or passion. Three million magazines have been created in the first five months since the launch of Flipboard’s magazine curation in March, on topics ranging from fashion to filmmaking and from changing the world to changing people’s minds. Magazine curators include political leaders, musicians, publishers and millions of every day people with a passion who want to express themselves. Flipboard recently crossed the 85 million active readers mark.
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