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'Buscando al Sr. Goodbar' is a journey through Murcia, Spain where a search is made for the locations and authors of various YouTube videos produced in the city.

If the longitude and latitude coordinates are included with the video when publishing it on YouTube then this video automatically appears on Google Earth. A link is therefore made between the YouTube video and where it was produced in the city.

A bus tour was organized by Michelle Teran, who visited the city repeatedly via Google Earth and started to get to know some of the people living there through the YouTube videos they produced. As the bus moved through the city, its movements along the streets were mirrored on Google Earth. YouTube videos were played corresponding to where they appeared on the map and could be viewed on a large flat screen installed at the front of the bus.

In this way the audience on the bus witnessed short glimpses of what the city had to offer and started to meet some of the people living there. Somebody solved a Rubik's Cube in under 2 minutes, a young man played the piano, a group of friends drunkenly sung together, a 14 year old boy showed off his head banging skills, somebody choked his friend and caused him to pass out, somebody played a video game, a man taught himself Arabic, two people fell in love, a festival happened on the street.

At certain points the audience left the bus and met some of the video authors who presented them with a reenactment of their performances. By entering the spaces where videos were produced, an intimate encounter occurred between video makers and public.

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