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Madonna confirms short film, Vice-partnered art initiative

By | Published on Thursday 19 September 2013


That ‘mystery thing’ Madonna’s been trailing is, it transpires, a new seventeen minute film titled ‘secretprojectrevolution’ she’s co-directed with Steven Klein. Set to be released as a free file via BitTorrent, it’ll mark the ‘birth’ of Madonna’s new Art For Freedom initiative, an interactive bank of online art created in collaboration with Vice and, conveniently, BitTorrent.

Madge says in a statement: “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”.

‘secretprojectrevolution’, which – says co-director Klein – “examines our private prisons and questions our governments, and our collective thought patterns; what we do, how we do it, and how we treat others”, will be available as a free BitTorrent packet on 24 Sep.

Its stark trailer is playable in the meantime: