A new streaming service for the art-house crowd just went live. Kabinett plans to showcase innovative video artists with an anti-Instagram, anti-Snapchat approach to streaming video art.
Kabinett has two viewing areas where you can find new content. The Screening Room contains a curated selection of music videos and video art.
Right now The Screening Room features Psychosis by the Russian art collective AES+F. The 18-minute video piece is about “women brought to the point of hysteria” and is “so grotesque and macabre that it goes as far as becoming humorous.”
The Journal provides Kabinett subscribers with a venue for social engagement. They can share works of art or stories that have moved them.
Art World Info Glut
Kabinett’s founder is Eduardo Costantini, the co-founder of indie film streaming service Mubi. He created Kabinett as a reaction against the “information glut” that makes finding art works with unique voice so difficult.
Costantini explained to Variety that Kabinett will “discover talent and emerging artists from anywhere in this world.”
Kabinett curates a small collection high-quality video art from established and emerging artists alike. At the same time, it’s social tools will make the service “more democratic and inclusive” than the art word’s elite institutions.
Kabinett is completely free and available now on the web, Android and iOS.
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