Imagine you’re surfing YouTube and come across a clip of Leonard Bernstein conducting Shostakovich’s Fifth. It looks and sounds great. Now imagine that you layer on top a series of YouTube comments that accompany the video. Suddenly things get a little different and bizarre. This piece comes from the YouTube Commentary Project developed by Artists Space, which we’ve added to our collection, YouTube Education: 80 Intelligent Video Collections on YouTube.
PS The YouTube comments are rated R, not PG. So watch this clip in the company of an appropriate audience.