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The call for the IX edition of Magmart Festival is open!. Join us, now!
Read the rules and participate with your video artwork(s)!...

Look at the videos of this edition!

 The artist behind the video 

A new program of interviews to video artists

This week we launch a long series of interviews with international video artists, that will go under the title: "The artist behind the video".
All the questioned artists answer to the same eight question, so we can draw a wide overview over some defined themes. The interviews will be published weekly, and the order is simply that of reception.
We hope this will offer new sparks of reflections for all videoart lovers...
The interview of this week is with:
Silvia De gennaro
read the Interview

International database of video artists

A new great new initiative by Magmart!
In view of a forthcoming international project focused on building a network of curators, we have launched an international campaign for the creation of a database on video artists.
This will be a useful tool for all curators that work with videoart. More, this database will be always open to your full worker management. At any time, you can access and modified the stored data, add new informations, or simply remove your presence. And, obviously, we'll never use your data for commercial purpose and don't transfer them to third part, neither for money nor for free.
Take part you too, linked to videoart database, check if your email address is already present, and enter your details. Otherwise, register and input your data!
Remember that you can follow the Magmart news flow even on social network: join Magmart Videoart Network on FaceBook or follow @MagmartFestival on Twitter.

Next F.I.V.E. screenings

Seed Space (in Nashville / United States / America)
(curator: Adrienne Outlaw)
Seed Space organize a full screening of F.I.V.E. project.
The screening will will start on 2014-08-02 and go on until 2014-10-24 at: Seed Space gallery (Nashville, TN, USA) located at 1209 4th Ave. South


Photon Gallery (in Ljubljana / Slovenia / Europe)
(curator: Vesna Bukovec & Metka Zupanič)
Photon Gallery organize a full screening of F.I.V.E. project at next Video Evening.
The screening will have place on 2014-10-28 at: Photon Gallery, Trg prekomorskih brigad 1, 1107 Ljubljana, Slovenia


Webster University Film Series (in St. Louis / United States / America)
(curator: Zlatko Ćosić)
Photon Gallery organize a full screening of F.I.V.E. project at Winifred Moore Auditorium, on 7.30 pm.
The screening will start on 2014-11-08 to 2014-11-09 at: Webster University Film Series Winifred Moore Auditorium (470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119), St. Louis, Missouri (USA)


Octubre Centre de Cultura Contemporània (in Valencia / Spain / Europe)
(curator: Cristina Ghetti)
Octubre Centre de Cultura Contemporània screening a full screening of F.I.V.E. project within the INtramurs festival, that involve many city spaces.
The screening will have place on 2014-11-13 at: Octubre Centre de Cultura Contemporània, C/ Sant Ferran, 12 - 46001 València, Spain


American University in Dubai (in Dubai / United Arab Emirates / Asia)
(curator: Ani Atanasova and Flounder Lee)
Octubre Centre de Cultura Contemporània screening a full screening of F.I.V.E. project, with a talk of both curators, Dr. Ani Atanasova and Flounder Lee.
The screening will have place on 2014-11-18 at: American University in Dubai, near Dubai Internet City (E421), at 07.00 p.m.


100x100=900 catalogue

The 100x100=900 catalogue (214 pages, A4) finally available!
100 artists, 57 partners, 40 curators from around the world, for the project which celebrated 50 years of video art.
Order now your copy of printed catalogue!

(posted on 2014-10-25)


Gli artisti di OVERVIEW a cura di Fabio Carnaghi sono Benedetta Alfieri, Francesca Amati, Adriano Annino, Francesco Ardini, Erica Battello, Giulia Berra, Rita Casdia, Andrea Fiorino, Marcantonio Lunardi, Florencia Martinez, Adel Oberto, Mauro Pellegrini / Barbara Pianca, Valeria Pierini, Serena Rossi, David Anthony Sant, Pasquale De Sensi, Veronica Tierri, Maurizio Zorat.
Overview riguarda una tematica estesa che ha modificato radicalmente la vita e ha scoperto nuove rotte nel navigare lo spazio sia esso reale, virtuale o inventato. La percezione a tutto tondo di un fenomeno è approdo della multimedialità, mentre i territori della conoscibilità estendono i propri confini, divenendo prerogativa memorabile di questo tempo. La spazializzazione è ormai imprescindibile e assume i caratteri di un’ennesima rivoluzione copernicana. La grande conquista della visione satellitare consente all’individuo di geolocalizzarsi, scoprire con meraviglia l’inosservabile e dargli un aspetto concreto.
Le opere dei diciotto artisti selezionati secondo la consueta formula del Premio che supera ogni distinzione mediale favorendo il dialogo fra linguaggi, estetiche ed esperienze differenti, alludono a suggestioni immaginative ma anche al nuovo rapporto con la conoscenza. L’applicazione di connessioni più o meno consapevoli alla vita induce ad essere constantemente in overview.
Premio Arte Rugabella è realizzato con il sostegno di UNESCO, MaB- Man and Biosphere, Parco del Ticino, Regione Lombardia, Provincia di Milano, Città di Castano Primo, arteCa, Proloco di Castano Primo, ARK Cultural Property and Contemporary, Ecoistituto della Valle del Ticino, I Navigli di Leonardo, Consorzio di Bonifica Villoresi.
Premio ArteRugabella 2014 OVERVIEW a cura di Fabio Carnaghi
Castano Primo (Milano), Villa Rusconi via Corio 20022 Castano Primo (Milano)
25 ottobre - 2 novembre 2014

(posted on 2014-10-25)

Archive of Digital Art 2.0

The ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL ART 2.0 is online!
Since its foundation in 1999, the Archive of Digital Art (former Database of Virtual Art) has become the most important scholarly onlinearchive for media art. In cooperation with established media artists, researchers, and institutions, it has been documenting the rapidly evolving world of digital art and its related fields for more than a decade and today contains a selection of thousands of artwork at the intersection of art, science, and technology.
A New Tool Enables Collaborative Archiving
With two large international grants, the archive is evolving into a web 2.0 environment. The idea is to provide community features and user-oriented applications to enable a collective scientific exchange between artists, researchers and the public to foster interdisciplinary and global collaborative analysis and a proactive process of knowledge transfer.
Meta-Thesaurus Cross-links Media Art with Art History Furthermore the archive's rich data collection - based on a 'concept of expanded documentation' for media art - will be semantically cross-linked with classical art from the Renaissance to the present by a newly developed meta-thesaurus. This innovative tool will expedite the contextualisation of media art in art history and enable large-scale comparative image studies. The aim is to foster a better understanding and systematic integration of media art in scientific studies and cultural institutions.
Content Meets High Academic Standards
The collaboratively-compiled data gives a broad and vivid picture of the multifarious developments in digital art. ADA allows the upload of high resolution images, videos, academic texts, literature, and information on exhibition, technology etc. More than 500 artists selected from 5000 applicants offer the best selection of high quality work. To ensure the high academic and artistic level of the contributions, the prerequisite for becoming become a member is a minimum of five exhibitions and/or publications. The Advisory Board, represented by Christiane PAUL, Roy ASCOTT, Erkki HUHTAMO, Gunalan NADARAJAN, Martin ROTH a.o. guarantees the high standards of the archive. ADA already contains thousands of high quality artworks from most renowned artists such as:
Danube Universtiy Depatment for Image Science
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Strasse 30 3500 Krems Austria


(posted on 2014-10-24)

Raphael Grisey

In his solo exhibition Amor e Progresso artist Raphaël Grisey presents the newly produced eponymous video essay on the Templo da Humanidade ("Temple of Humanity") in Rio de Janeiro, one of the three still existing temples of the Positivist community in Brazil.
Positivism was founded by the French mathematician, philosopher and critic of religion Auguste Comte (1798-1857) as a post-revolutionary and post-enlightenment philosophy trying on one hand to include different social bodies newly appeared after the french revolution and during the beginning of the industrial one and at the same time trying to frame it into a model of social organization based on order, progress and altruism.
Followers of Comte and the Positivist Church played an important role in the dissemination of republican ideas, as well as in the end the overthrow of the monarchy and the proclamation of the Brazilian Republic in 1889. At the same time close to liberalism, and calling for social justice, Positivist ideology gained considerable influence in the political and social fabric of the Brazilian Republic. The motto Ordem e Progresso ("Order and Progress") graces the Brazilian flag and is still a state doctrine.
Grisey's film presents documentary footage that shows the current state of the temple next to found footage that gives an insight into the origins of Positivism, the associated “Religion of Humanity”, their representations and their transfer in the (post-)colonial Brazilian context.
Raphaël Grisey is a visual artist and filmmaker, working with experimental films, video installations, video-essays, documentaries and publications. His work gathers or produces narratives around specific geographical and social contexts and displacements using politics and forms of memories, language, landscapes and bodies within the editing of images and sound.
Opening Friday, October 24, 2014, 7 p.m.
Uqbar - projectspace Schwedenstr. 16-13357 Berlin


(posted on 2014-10-24)

Nuda proprieta' Lab1#

NUDA proprietà Lab 1 # venerdì 24 ottobre 2014 ore 19.00 /22.00
RIALTO SANT’AMBROGIO Via di S. Ambrogio 4 Roma
Ginevra Panzetti | Enrico Ticconi a cura di Roberto D’Onorio
Rialto S’Antambrogio ospiterà in data 24 ottobre 2014 il primo appuntamento di art cohousing Nuda Proprietà Lab1# a cura di Roberto D’Onorio.
La terza edizione del progetto iniziato nel 2011, all’interno di appartamenti monumentali in fase di compravendita, giunge nelle sale e nei corridoi del Rialto Sant’Antambrogio ospitando le opere video di Ginevra Panzetti ed Enrico Ticconi.
Venerdì 24 Ottobre | Rialto Sant’Ambrogio| Il programma
H 19.00|22.00
OPENING NUDA Proprietà Lab 1#
VIDEO INSTALLAZIONI | Ginevra Panzetti | Enrico Ticconi
A cura di Roberto D’Onorio
H 22.00| 04.00
Dj set di musica house_deep_techno
Sala 1 dj Gino Woody Bianchi/Viktor Martini
Sala 2 dj Mario di Benedetto/Laura Ross
Vj set cura di Alt-G / Elettra-V&V Style
Secondo i filosofi dell'antica Grecia la vista sarebbe il più nobile tra i sensi. Dunque guardare è bello, facile, si può interrompere quando si vuole, che sia da lontano o che sia da vicino.
Il duo impegnato da anni in Germania , sceglie per il primo intervento i passaggi obbligati del Rialto per dar vita a visioni confuse e alterate nel tempo e nella messa a fuoco. Le immagini inflitte nello spazio dell’edificio spostano la comprensione dello spettatore dal cosa al come si sta osservando. La contemplazione di quello che appare indaga il sentimento estetico dell’empatia siano a sovvertirne la capacità.
A differenza della religione orientale è concesso rappresentare il Cristo perché incarnato in uomo. L’immagine divine riconoscibile e riconosciuta nel sentimento della passione come pure del dolore.
La genesi del lavoro muove i suo sviluppi dalla sequenza video “EMPATIA otto capricci enfatici”, secondo intervento presente al Rialto. Il progetto inedito si compone in otto inquadrature di paesaggi urbani nei quali è riportato un evento tragico. In Quest’ultima testimonianza il duo si interroga sul ruolo centrale che i mezzi di informazione hanno nel mostrare il dolore degli altri sotto forma di icone, offrendo al modo un’unica visuale, una sola angolatura e, dunque, un unico pensiero.
Le azioni incriminate provengono da una ricerca rapace nel web di azioni violente, scelte per la leggibilità del gesto al fine di facilitare una riproduzione mimetica.
Le icone laiche che muovono i tableau vivant diventano altro dall’accaduto, l’evento si compone in testimonianza inaspettata, in quanto il gesto non è portatore o denuncia dell’accaduto, ma protagonista di un discorso non verbale. Quello che vediamo non è più una narrazione, che informa e suggerisce uno stato d’animo, ma un atto che ci rende passivi e con il quale è difficile dialogare. Il mimo di Ginevra Panzetti e Enrico Ticconi, come nella definizione di Decroux, non racconta storie: esso può solo “presentare”, lasciando la scelta della storia davanti al dolore degli altri. L’esposizione risponde all’interpretazione percettiva del luogo concentrando l’analisi sulla sfumatura del contesto in cui vive. La sovraintendenza delle opere diviene dispositivo di sovversione tra lo spazio e chi lo abita.
Nuda Proprietà al Rialto S. Ambrogio è un appuntamento di art cohousing a cura di Roberto D'Onorio in collaborazione con DISCOVOLANTE. Il progetto intende il luogo del Rialto Sant’ Antabrogio quale arena di cooperazione fra diversi operatori che agiscono per la promozione dell’arte contemporanea. Lo spazio diviene contenitore strabico ospitando una selezione di interventi site specific . La finalità è quella di produrre un dialogo vivo tra realtà outdoor e realtà indoor .
Nuda proprietà prende vita nel 2011 e successivamente nel 2012 all’interno di appartamenti storici privati in fase di compravendita. L’idea è quella di utilizzare il tempo della transizione di un giorno, quale appuntamento di Art Cohosing.
Attenzione particolare viene data alla valorizzazione del luogo, approfondendo la storia e la rilevanza culturale che questo ha nella costituzione culturale del territorio
Evento 24 ottobre dalle 19
Rialtosantambrogio via di Sant'Ambrogio, 4- Roma Lazio Italia


(posted on 2014-10-24)

Celeia - Center for Contemporary Art Celje

Exhibition period: 26. 3. – 26. 4. 2015
The Celeia - Center for Contemporary Art Celje announces its International Open Call for project proposals for an exhibition to be held in the Likovni Salon Gallery in spring 2015. All complete applications will be reviewed by a team of curators of the Center for Contemporary Arts Celje, and the results will be announced by 15 January 2015.
The Open Call is addressing contemporary visual artists and groups/collectives who are invited to submit exhibition proposals. The call is not limited by any specific topic and is open to all media (painting, sculpture, installation, photography, digital animation, sound-based art, video, interactive and interdisciplinary projects). The priority in the selection process will be
given to projects that challenge the social environment, and engage and interact with various audiences and/or communities.
Artists are advised not to send original artwork but only documentation (photographs, sketches, video and audio material, etc.) that will present the project's idea in detail. The received documentation will not be returned.
The application material (in English) should include:
- Name and surname of the artist/collective, address, telephone and e-mail address
- Project description
- Year of production
- Artist's statement
- Technical details (equipment needed for the exhibition set-up)
- Biography/CV
Please send the application material to the following address or e-mail:
Celeia Celje, Center for Contemporary Arts / Likovni salon
Open Call (Maja Hodošcek)
Krekov trg 3 3000 Celje Slovenia
DEADLINE: 1 January 2015


(posted on 2014-10-23)

Videobardo 2014

V Festival Internacional de Vídeo Poesía
VideoBardo es el archivo de videopoesía mas importante a nivel internacional, con sede en Buenos Aires.
Creemos que la videopoesía debe ser definida por los propios artistas, pero la entendemos como un género audiovisual que realiza un tratamiento especial sobre la palabra, la letra, el lenguaje, el discurso, lo poético, el signo, el símbolo.
VideoBardo es un colectivo de poesía y arte independiente. Tiene por objeto la difusion,la investigación y el debate teórico sobre el lenguaje de la Videopoesia. VideoBardo es uno de los archivos más importantes a nivel internacional en este género. Organiza el Festival Internacional de Videopoesia VideoBardo y se ha presentado en importantes museos y centros culturales tanto del circuito cultural como independientes en Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Mexico, USA, Canadá, España, Francia, Alemania e India, estableciendo intercambios con otros festivales.
Este año el V Festival Internacional de Videopoesía - VideoBardo 2014 cuenta con la presencia de diversos invitados:
John M. Bennet (USA) / Jorge Luiz Antonio (Brasil) / Ernesto Baca (Argentina) / Margarita Bali (Argentina) / C. Mehrl Bennett (USA) / Luis Calvo (Argentina) / Carlos A. Estévez (Argentina) / Tom Konyves (Canadá) / Pipo Lernoud (Argentina) / Eric Mandarina (Argentina)


(posted on 2014-10-23)

Premio Arte Rugabella 2014

Premio Arte Rugabella per la sua quarta edizione indagherà la contemporaneità attraverso una proposta che si pone l’obiettivo di riflettere sull’ampliamento del punto di vista della conoscenza e sul concetto di immaginazione che l’arte oggi, nella realtà aumentata dalle tecnologie multimediali, non può fare a meno di documentare nelle sue trasformazioni.
Overview riguarda una tematica estesa che ha modificato radicalmente la vita e ha scoperto nuove rotte nel navigare lo spazio sia esso reale, virtuale o inventato. La percezione a tutto tondo di un fenomeno è approdo della multimedialità, mentre i territori della conoscibilità estendono i propri confini, divenendo prerogativa memorabile di questo tempo. La spazializzazione è ormai imprescindibile e assume i caratteri di un’ennesima rivoluzione copernicana. La grande conquista della visione satellitare consente all’individuo di geolocalizzarsi, scoprire con meraviglia l’inosservabile e dargli un aspetto concreto.
Le opere dei diciotto artisti selezionati secondo la consueta formula del Premio che supera ogni distinzione mediale favorendo il dialogo fra linguaggi, estetiche ed esperienze differenti, alludono a suggestioni immaginative ma anche al nuovo rapporto con la conoscenza. L’applicazione di connessioni più o meno consapevoli alla vita induce ad essere constantemente in overview.
Gli artisti di Overview a cura di Fabio Carnaghi sono Benedetta Alfieri, Francesca Amati, Adriano Annino, Francesco Ardini, Erica Battello, Giulia Berra, Rita Casdia, Andrea Fiorino, Marcantonio Lunardi, Florencia Martinez, Adel Oberto, Mauro Pellegrini / Barbara Pianca, Valeria Pierini, Serena Rossi, David Anthony Sant, Pasquale De Sensi, Veronica Tierri, Maurizio Zorat.
Premio Arte Rugabella è realizzato con il sostegno di UNESCO, MaB- Man and Biosphere, Parco del Ticino, Regione Lombardia, Provincia di Milano, Città di Castano Primo, arteCa, Proloco di Castano Primo, ARK Cultural Property and Contemporary, Ecoistituto della Valle del Ticino, I Navigli di Leonardo, Consorzio di Bonifica Villoresi.
Premio Arte Rugabella 2014
OVERVIEW a cura di Fabio Carnaghi
25ottobre - 2 novembre 2014
Villa Rusconi via Corio 20022 Castano Primo (Milano)

(posted on 2014-10-23)

Oeil d'Oodaaq

L'OEil d'Oodaaq is a french non-proft organization that aims to refect on video art and other forms of images in contemporary art : photography, installation, performance, drawing, painting, new media...
L'OEil d'Oodaaq will be organizing its ffth Oodaaq Festival in May 2015 in the city of Rennes, France. It will be composed of : exhibitions, screenings, performances, lectures, installations in public space.
The festival mainly aims to present contemporary video works, but is open to every other medium (photography, installation, performance, drawings, painting …) . It intends to carry out a refexion on the notion of poetic and nomadic images.
Applicants can propose up to three artworks.
The open call is divided in 2 categories :
Videos presented in a curated programme along with other videos
Photography, painting, drawing, installation, video installation, new media, performances
Selection :
Applications are to be sent before October 15 at midnight, exclusively via e-mail , to: projet.oodaaq@gmail.com
Every application has to be sent as a zip fle (named « surname-frst name ») not exceeding 10MB and containing :
•flled out application form (to be downloaded on the website of l'OEil d'Oodaaq)
•text about the proposed artwork(s)
•for exhibitions : a high-resolution image (300 dpi, named « surname-frst name-title.jpg) + specifcation sheet if necessary
•for videos : a high-resolution image extracted from the video (300 dpi, named « surname-frst name-title.jpg) + link to YouTube or vimeo fle. High quality video fles are requested in case of selection.
Concerning the exhibitions : depending on the projects, the artist can be invited for a short period of residency in order to develop the fnal spatialization of his work.


(posted on 2014-10-22)

Fair Play

A cura di Cristiana Perrella e Paola Ugolini
Un’occasione per riflettere sullo sport, un argomento che si dimostra sempre più rilevante per i suoi aspetti antropologici, sociali, educativi, economici, culturali.
Determinante per il benessere fisico, lo sport è uno dei mezzi più efficaci per sollecitare incontri, scambi, passioni, entusiasmi ma anche tensioni.
Il rapporto fra sport e arte, con modalità diverse e legami più o meno stretti a seconda dei diversi momenti storici, ricorre in tutto l’arco di sviluppo della cultura occidentale: l’arte adesso trova nelle discipline sportive un fecondo campo di suggestioni per una riflessione sui vari aspetti della società moderna.
Fair Play si concentra sul linguaggio video utilizzato dagli artisti dell’ultima generazione che ne scardinano le regole e che, alla ricerca di possibilità di narrazioni diverse, critiche o poetiche, giocano con i generi televisivi e li sovvertono.
I video sono presentati tutti insieme, visibili in un unico colpo d’occhio in un allestimento “aperto” che, pur rispettando l’individualità di ogni opera esposta, allo stesso tempo compone un mosaico collettivo di immagini.
In mostra opere di Hilla Ben Ari, Mark Bradford, Paolo Canevari, Stephen Dean, Douglas Gordon e Philippe Parreno, Nilbar Güres, Christian Jankowski, Ali Kazma, Annika Larsson, Marzia Migliora, Robin Rhode, Roman Signer, Florian Slotawa, Grazia Toderi, Salla Tykkä, Uri Tzaig, Guido van der Werve.
Inaugurazione 22 ottobre alle 19.30
Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo - MAXXI via Guido Reni, 4a-Roma Lazio Italia


(posted on 2014-10-22)

Gallery 263

A national juried exhibition of work on hue, saturation and value. Apply to Chroma at Gallery 263 with your most glowing, blushing, luscious artwork in any medium.
Selected by: Lynda Schlosberg (Boston-based artist, Kingston Gallery)
Open to all residents of the United States. Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete.
Online submissions only. Work in all media is encouraged!
See prospectus for 2-D and 3-D media size restrictions.
Deadline: December 7 2014
Exhibition date: January 15 2015 - February 14 2015


(posted on 2014-10-22)

Convocatoria Internacional De VideoDance

The Foundation International Fund of Arts (FIArt) and the Institute of Dance “Alicia Alonso” , University Rey Juan Carlos, in collaboration with the Foundation of the New Latin-American Cinema start a new project for the conservation of the Audio-visual Heritage of the Dance by means of the creation of a circuit of exhibition that allows to promote the work of vídeocreadores, choreographers, interpreters and professionals of the dance generating a bridge of intercontinental exchange that assures the diffusion and the exchange between European ,Latin-American artists and the rest of the world.
EUROPEAN DANCE HERITAGE approved by the European Union in 2013, which aim has been to structure an European memory of the Dance that guarantees the conservation and preservation of the world heritage of dance. We aim to of promote an intercontinental initiative that allows the creation of the exhibition network of the audio-visual record of the choreographic creations of different authors from Europe, Latin Americans and of the rest of the world. Its main objective is the transmission of the values linked to the cultural inheritance of the different peoples that expresses across the dance and to stimulate and promote the inspiration of the young generations of artists at the same time that they acquire the conscience of the need to preserve the Dance as a cultural good of Humanity.
This project tries to group institutions from the continents of the world that would compromise in the exhibition of the audio-visual creations of the dance, establishing standardized guidelines that allow to share the information and to create institutional networks with the principal aim to form, promote and spread the dance in all its manifestations ,joining for this purpose Universities, Theatres, Festivals, Centers of Investigation, Museums, and other institutions compromised in the development of Dance.
In consequence, the International Foundation of Arts and the U Institute of the Dance “Alicia Alonso” ,University Rey Juan Carlos, in collaboration with the Foundation of the New Latin-American film, as well as the network of centers associated with the above mentioned institution invite vídeocreadores and professionals of the dance, choreographers, teachers, directors of spectacles of dance, producers, who possess works of Video Dance, with a window of time between 3 and 6 minutes, to take part in the Contest of Selection.
This First Itinerant Exhibition will be exhibited in countries of the American Continent (South, Center and North) Europe, Asia and Africa.
- Who can participate: vídeocreadores, choreographers, interpreters and professionals of the dance, producers and the directors of spectacles of the dance from any part of the world. Could be an individual or a group, and it has to be no more than 2 works per participant. If they present two works, each one has to have the registration form with all the requirements fulfilled.
– The videos can´t be from before September, 2012 and could have participated in festivals or other exhibitions.
-The duration of the works should not exceed 6 minutes or be less than 3 minutes
-The allowed language will be only Spanish or English. If the piece is created in another language it must be subtitled in spanish or english.
The format of the works will be of FULL HD and the format 16:9.
– The works will have to be accompanied with the chain of rights both of image and musical rights.
-The period of reception of the works will be from the day of the publication of the bases until November 10, 2014, no later than 19:00 hrs by mail.
-They should be sent by e-mail vía Drop Box , to the mail: fundacionvideoarte@gmail.com. On the Subject, should be the name of the Video and it also should be sent the Inscription card, signed.
-It could also be sent by post, in which case the date of the stamp is considered the date of reception. Also included the registration form, signed.
-The address is: Proyecto Videodanza
C/Infantas 27, 2do Izq.
28004 Marid. España
-In both cases the reception of the works will be communicated via mail.
-An international juror formed by 11 experts will select the 20 most representative videos. -If any of the requirements enunciated in the bases are not fulfilled, the work will be automatically rejected.
-The participation implies the acceptance of each and every of the points, without exception. –
-The participants exempt the organizing institutions and collaborators of any responsibility derived from the plagiarism or from any another transgression of the in force legislation for intellectual property which it could incur with the presented works.
-The results of the selection will be communicated via -email to the winners and also in the we page of the Foundation and Institute, from November 20th, also at the channel vimeo of the Foundation.
– The selected authors will have to grant the transfer of the copyrights and exhibition of the work in any activity related to this call and exclusively in relation to it.. –
-The first two selected will participate in the workshops – and residence at The School of Cinema, in Cuba, in 2015, with the cost of the plane ticket covered.
-The 20 selected pieces will belong to The First Itinerant Exhibition of the International Videodance Proyect that will be ,extended in the successive years. This First Itinerant will be exhibited in countries of the American Continent (South, Center and North) Europe, Asia and Africa. The selected works will be added to the secured consulting files in the Virtual Libraries of the European Union and Hispanic.
Source: International Fund of the Arts
Summons: The First international call of selection of video dance
Calls: Foundation International Fund of the Arts, University Institute of the Dance ‘Alicia Alonso’ of the University King Juan Carlos, Foundation of the New Latin-American Cinema
Endowment World: Exhibition and Workshop in the School of Cinema of Havana
Deadline: On November 10, 2014


(posted on 2014-10-21)

Finished and Last-Minute Videos

The evening's theme is curating. The curators of TABULA RASA exhibition Fernando Gómez de la Cuesta and Pau Waelder Laso will be present, as well as artists Irene de Andrés Vega, Lara Fluxà Garcias and Joan Cerdà Bennassar. The programme also includes screening of a series of video art from the Baleares compiled by Fernando Gómez de la Cuesta and Pau Waelder.
Hosts of the evening: Markus Renvall & Hanne Ivars
Series of video works from Balearics. Artists:
Curated by Fernando Gómez de la Cuesta and Pau Waelder. Presented by Pau Waelder.
After the presentation the evening continues with a video screening. Bring your own video for others to see!
“Finished and Last-Minute Videos” is a series of Monday night events in MUU Gallery that were started in 2012. The events consist of video screenings and commentaries from a variety of perspectives. During 2014 the evenings have also included selected video compilations.
27 October 2014, from 6-9 pm
MUU Gallery, Lönnrotinkatu 33, Helsinki


(posted on 2014-10-21)


December 14, 2014, NEW YORK CITY...
CYBERFEST's VIDEO PROGRAM comes to the city that never sleeps.
Curated by Victoria Ilyushkina
Below the list of works that were chosen for the Cyberfest’s The Other Home video art program.
The program presents the works of the artists from around the world (Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Lithuania, Chile, Austria, Denmark, Philippines, Greece, France, Germany etc.).
During evolution the fundamental idea of home has transformed many times: it has shifted from a comfortable cave to the heights of architecture and technical advance. As the result, the location of the house tends to be of less importance today. A person can travel freely and with an amazing speed and have all the information needed on his laptop or smart phone – a small digital model of the world.
Everyone has a home, each home is different. Home is a haven, a border of elements, a burrow; it is the body and the projection of its owner’s mind. But we are also interested in past and future: demolished house as a memory of past civilizations, smart digital home as a project of the coming new era. The scale of the subject is very wide: from private experience to the global scale: nature, planet, universe.
Technological gadgets, permanent communication and the ubiquitous media change the very structure of the person’s mind and actions. We often cannot figure out what is real and what is a fake, a media illusion. However, it is all inside our homes now, it virtualizes our reality.
The exploration of the transformation of the idea of home is what interested me in compilation of this program.
1. Jermolaeva Anna (Austria) / IN/OUT, 2011 (3:30 min)
2. Francesca Fini (Italy) / WHITE NOISE, 2013, (6:00 )
3. Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy)/ Public Space, 2014 (03:45)
4. Mark Salvatus (Philippines) / Current Affair$, 2014 (1:12)
5. Aujik (Japan) / Plasticity Unfolding, 2014 (5:00 )
6. Rasmus Albertsen (Denmark) / Forest, 2011 ( 04:32 )
7. Vassiliev Yuri (Russia) / Last next winter, 2011 (4:42)
8. Alena Tereshko (Russia) / JUST MY OWN, 2014 (6:00)
9. Mauricio Sanhueza (Peru) / Calico, 2012, (3:38)
10. Sandrine Deumier and Alx_P.op. (France) / Un.reality , 2012 (0:55)
11. Yannis Kranidiotis, (Greece) / Ichographs, 2014, (6:00)
12. Arya Sukapura Putra (Indonesia) City of Lights, 2013, (2:06)
13. Jean-Michel Rolland (France)/ Training Doors, 2011 (5:53)
14. Eleonore Joulin ( Belgium ) / The House of Certainty, 2012 (5:09)
15. Maria Korporal (Germany) / Between Memory and Destiny, 2014 (4:29)
16. Liuda Kartoshkina (Russia) / Et cetera… 2011 (1:50)
17. Emilija Skarnulyte (Lithuania) / Aldona, 2011, (13:00)
18. Ryo Ikeshiro (U.K.) White Square, White Circle, 2013, (3:15)


(posted on 2014-10-21)

20th Video Evening

In the 20th Video Evening KOLEKTIVA presents another project initiated by international video festival Magmart | video under volcano from Italy.
With Magmart / video under volcano we already collaborated at the Video in Progress 5 festival (Photonic Moments 2014).
Video vecer / Video Evening #20
F.I.V.E. – Feelings International Videoart Experience
Participating: Enrique Lacorbeille (IT), Andreas Mares (AT), Nara Denning (US), Russel Chartier (US), Sylvia Toy (US), Silvia De Gennaro (IT), Francesca Amati (IT), Mohamed Harb (PS), Damon Mohl (US), Antonello Matarazzo (IT), Arya Sukapura Putra (ID), Clara Aparicio (UK), Steven Verstuyft (BE), Emre Onol (TR), Marc Neys (BE), Jamie Rodriguez (ES), Benna Gaean Maris (IT), Lelievre Lievre (FR),Willehad Eilers (NL), Dimitri Fagbohoun (BJ), Lino Strangis (IT), John Sanborn (US), Urszula Kluz-Knopek (PL), Gérard Cairaschi (FR), Danilo Rosini (IT)
F.I.V.E. project art director: Enrico Tomaselli (IT)
Total screening time: 1h 30 min
More info:
Previous Video Evenings:
Production: Kolektiva Institute
Co-production: Association/Gallery Photon, Magmart
Project coordinators: Vesna Bukovec, Metka Zupanic
Tuesday, 28. 10. 2014 at 7 pm Photon Gallery Trg prekomorskih brigad 1, Ljubljana


(posted on 2014-10-20)


Ash, a video broadcasted on a single channel made of two windows connected one another, is the latest of a series of artworks carried out by the MASBEDO in Iceland.
Shot during the eruption of the Eyafjallajokull volcano which paralyzed the skies around the world, the artwork is a metaphor of the sublime and utterly powerful, hostile and primordial nature, rebelling against man’s material whims, thus forcing humans to seek comfort in the act of hoping and praying. Ash stands for the ash compelling humans to physically “cover their mouths”, lower their eyes to the earth and gather together in a church (in fact it was the only structure in the small town of Vik, located on the hillside of the volcano, where one could find a shelter); it is ash as the indisputable warning concerning every man’s destiny; it is ash descending from the sky by obscuring the light and plunging us into the darkness, the pre-eminently image of the apocalypse. In Ash, the MASBEDO show how nature of such incredible beauty can overwhelm men and escape any human effort aimed at imposing meaning and rules; the feelings of powerlessness, danger and fear and the condition of submissiveness, as interior states of the human soul, stand out in Ash.
MASBEDO are Nicolò Massazza (1973) and Iacopo Bedogni (1970). They live and work in Milan. In 2013 they present at Leopold Museum Wien the video-installation “Ash” and in they exhibit in Pinacoteca Nazionale Bologna a solo show with videos and video-perfromance. In 2012 they held video-performances in several museums of contamporary art and in particoular locations such as the Italian Embassy...

(posted on 2014-10-20)

One Minute Volume 8

Preview: Saturday 1st November 1pm - 4pm
Exhibition continues Saturdays and Sundays 11am - 4pm until 4pm Sunday November 23rd
One Minute Volume 8 is a new series of shorts curated by artist/filmmaker Kerry Baldry. The screening is accompanied by One Minute Remix pt. 2, a selection of moving images from One Minute Volumes 1-7.
One Minute Volume 8 includes work by:
Paul Rooney, Nicky Hamlyn, Claire Morales, Nick Jordan, Gordon Dawson, Sana Ghobbeh, Tony Hill, Alex Pearl, Sam Meech, Greg Pope, Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore, Philip Sanderson, Martin Pickles, Guy Sherwin, Olga Jurgenson, Kerry Baldry, Tansy Spinks, Sam Renseiw, Katherine Meynell, Philippos Kappa, Kelvin Brown, Chris Paul Daniels, Stuart Pound and Rosemary Norman, Julia Dogra-Brazell, Marty St. James, Shaun Hay, Virginia Hilyard, Eva Rudlinger, Louisa Minkin, Steven Ball, Kate Jessop, Zhel (Zeljko Vukicevic), Riccardo Iacono, Karen Densham, Mary Stark, Nicolas Herbert, Michael Szpakowski, Max Hattler, Steven Woloshen, John Kippin, Daniela Butsch, Leister/Harris
One Minute Remix pt. 2 includes work by:
Laure Prouvost, Guy Sherwin, Nick Jordan, Gordon Dawson, Nicki Rolls, The Gluts, Emily Richardson, Tina Keane, Marty St. James, Katherine Meynell, Catherine Elwes, Tony Hill, Kerry Baldry, Alex Pearl, Martin Pickles, Louisa Minkin, Stuart Pound, Phillip Warnell, Steven Ball, Lynn Loo, John Smith, Nick Herbert, Chris Meigh Andrews, Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore, Mark Wigan Williams, Anahita Razmi, Lumiere et Son, Riccardo Iacono, Alexander Costello, Eva Rudlinger.
Furtherfield Gallery, McKenzie Pavilion, Finsbury Park London N4 2NQ


(posted on 2014-10-20)

James Elaine & William Basinski

Prima indagine fra musica e videoarte. A partire dall'Ottobre 2014, il Museolaboratorio di Citta' Sant'Angelo (Pescara, Italia) inaugura un affascinante progetto in cui il superamento del media 'musealizzato' rappresenta la necessita' di ri-scoprire la contemporaneita', concependo lo spazio per l'arte come luogo di sapere universale. James Elaine & William Basinski. Dal 1978, James Elaine e William Basinski lavorano a stretto contatto nella creazione di alcuni degli impianti visivamente e foneticamente piu' poetici del XXI secolo. Utilizzando partiture originali, suoni rubati, echi, tape loops, le composizioni di Basinski costruiscono un sognante nido per le tentennanti pitture in super-8 di Elaine. Utilizzando tecnologie obsolete ed analogiche, Basinski ed Elaine esplorano la natura temporale della vita. La ciclicita', stigmatizzata dalla loro poetica, e' forse la rifrazione dell'uomo asservito alla sovrastruttura, le sparute variazioni, effetto di carichi di malinconia strazianti, sono costrizioni al cambiamento, correzioni cromatiche nell'atmosfera generale. Un percorso di cinque 'contemplazioni' audiovisive attraversera' le cuniculari sale del Museolaboratorio rivelandoci i sogni dei due artisti americani.
Inaugurazione 18 Ottobre 2014, ore 19.


(posted on 2014-10-20)

The middle sea

THE MIDDLE SEA è un percorso sulle rive del Mare di Mezzo che tocca città, abitanti e territori, analizzati attraverso gli sguardi di alcuni tra i principali protagonisti dell’arte internazionale. Istanbul, Beirut, Nicosia, Tel Aviv, Alexandria, Tangeri, Palermo, Barcellona, Marsiglia, Atene, Napoli sono alcune delle città individuate, viste in un approccio interdisciplinare che coinvolge artisti, architetti, fotografi e teorici.
Tragitto verticale e orizzontale, fra il Mediterraneo e l'Europa, l'Oriente e l'Occidente. Un moto circolare di andata e ritorno, di arrivi, contatti, migrazioni,contaminazioni, propagazioni infinite. L’acqua è l’elemento naturale che unisce e contemporaneamente divide le terre che si affacciano sul Mar Mediterraneo. Il mare, che da sempre ricopre un ruolo fondamentale nella quotidianità delle città marittime, influenzandone colori e profumi, attività e relazioni, bene prezioso e punto di riferimento per la vita dei suoi abitanti, è al centro del progetto THE MIDDLE SEA/IL MARE DI MEZZO.
Le immagini e i racconti sono quelli che ci spiegano, attraverso l’arte, l’abbandono delle tradizioni e la crescita di nuove megalopoli, i crescenti flussi migratori e i capisaldi turistici,le antiche rotte mercantili e le grandi infrastrutture, il ruolo ibrido e complesso delle città e dei grandi porti sul Mediterraneo, con i loro cicli produttivi e ludici, le componenti sociali, le aperture e le connessioni al territorio circostante.
THE MIDDLE SEA/IL MARE DI MEZZO propone una sorta di video marathon nello spazio della biblioteca del Museo Madre, con letture di testi dal Mediterraneo. La città di Napoli si trasforma così in galleria di immagini e di racconti sul Mediterraneo, che potranno essere fruiti da un ampio pubblico.
Le opere sono state realizzate e raccolte nell’ambito del programma internazionale GOING PUBLIC, progetto decennale di valorizzazione delle culture e dei territori del Mediterraneo e dei Balcani.
MARSIGLIA: by Maria Thereza Alves (Brasile), il video The Seeds of Change (12’), un’opera che riflette sui confini geografici e sociali, sulla migrazione, sull’appartenenza e sull’identità nazionale, concetti analizzati attraverso le antiche rotte marittime mercantili e la loro relazione con la biodiversità della flora.
TUNISI: L’opera dell’algerina Zineb Sedia (Algeri/London) The Middle Sea (16’) racconta di un viaggio in nave nel Mediterraneo, di un uomo che diventa emblema del viaggiatore, dell’esule, del vagabondo, della speranza, attraverso quel mare che a tratti sembra unire e a tratti dividere popoli, Paesi e culture.
PALERMO: Il lavoro di Marcello Maloberti (Italia), Il mare e la superstizione dei marinai (21’), racconta il porto di Palermo attraverso una serie di interviste ai lavoratori portuali sullo sfondo di un telo blu mare; veri e propri ritratti della quotidianità in cui si percepisce, grazie alla tecnica di montaggio scelta, la realtà circostante con i suoi rumori e colori.
TEL AVIV: Al centro del video The Floating Simmetry (11,30’) dell’israeliana Ofri Cnaani (Tel Aviv/NYC)
si trova il Mar Mediterraneo, origine degli assi di quattro linee immaginarie che collegano Paesi coinvolti in conflitti geopolitici contemporanei (Cipro e Israele, Grecia e Turchia, Marocco e Spagna, Slovenia e Croazia). Una visione per nulla unilaterale, che apre nuove prospettive e nuovi angoli di osservazione.
TANGERI: Il lavoro di Yto Barrada (Marocco) è legato a La Cinematequr de Tanger (14’), uno spazio culturale d’artista nato sulle ceneri del Cinema Rif, una vecchia struttura degli anni Trenta nella Medina di Tangeri. Il progetto, unico nel suo genere sulle sponde del Magreb, propone una programmazione quotidiana di film d’autore, una raccolta di video d’artista e una piccola biblioteca pubblica.
BEIRUT:Il lavoro di Ali Hassoun (Libano) con Beirut Memories (3,30’),cerca di sovrapporre i confini tra la realtà e l’esperienza personale, esplorando i concetti di memoria e percezione spazio-temporale, attraverso una poetica ricostruzione della città che affianca ricordo e attualità.
ATENE: Zafos Xagoraris (Grecia) con Port AMPs(3’)
presenta una versione acustica del rapporto dialettico tra città e mare, spingendo la città di Atene ad ascoltare i suoi suoni e i suoi silenzi. Tutto questo attraverso una serie di sculture sonore create in loco con materiali semplici che amplificano i rumori del mare.
ISTANBUL: Deniz Gul (Turchia), racconta con poetiche e incisive istantanee la difficoltà di Istanbul, città cerniera tra est e ovest, crocevia di suoni, sapori e culture tra l'Oriente e l'Europa.
MADRE - Museo d'Arte Donna Regina via Settembrini, 79 (Palazzo Donnaregina) Napoli


(posted on 2014-10-19)

Under the Box, Beyond the Bounds

Walking into the Hiraki Sawa exhibit Under the Box, Beyond the Bounds, currently on at the Greater Victoria Art Gallery, is like walking into a familiar place you’ve never been to before. Throughout the exhibit, video screens and projectors, from the size of a wallet to the size of a wall, display images and landscapes, mostly spare interiors of apartments, that are instantly recognizable, and yet are populated by nothing less than the fantastic. Look closely and you see a herd of antelope swimming through a kitchen sink, airplanes taking off from a bed, a dancer who spins inside multiple copies of herself, and a toaster that sprouts legs and walks across the counter.
Sawa, a Japanese-born artist who now lives in London, England, is a master of his techniques, and in recent work the various styles of animation blend flawlessly into the landscape. Although his earlier works show more clearly the seams of his creative process (layering images together in a collage-like fashion), the effect is a heightened sense of the juxtaposition between the unreal and the everyday. In Elsewhere, salt shakers, scissors, and a tea kettle walk about the kitchen counter. (Sawa began the piece by asking, “What happens in my apartment when I’m not there?”) Video art has a reputation for being hard to understand, but Sawa’s work is instantly approachable. It begins in imagination, and the full possibilities of imagination blossom in each piece. Taken on their own, the videos are stunning examples of visual composition, light, shadow, and texture. When viewed together as an exhibit, they paint a picture of imagination at work on memory and time. Partly a result of his medium, these subjects have personal resonance for the artist. Lineament, which examines a man trapped inside bizarre and unravelling mechanisms, was inspired by the experience of a close friend who suffered sudden-onset amnesia. The interior void left by such an event is clearly of interest to an artist so preoccupied with the process of looking inside. This inversion of the gaze from outside to inside is a common theme in Sawa’s work. In Departures, his first video project, Sawa filled his apartment with miniature flying airplanes. The piece examines borders, both outside our domestic environment and within. The world at large becomes the world inside our homes, which ultimately becomes the world inside ourselves. Our day-to-day lives and domestic spaces contain the potential for exploration; Sawa’s work shows us how to penetrate the screen of the everyday and reveal the extraordinary that’s lurking behind. Along with exploration comes the potential for discovery. Sawa’s interior landscapes are not only analogues of the wider world: they are the jungles of possibility inside ourselves where self-discovery can happen.
Until January 11
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria


(posted on 2014-10-19)


International artist's video project
The project will be presented at the exhibition 'BIO50}hotel', at the BIO50 Biennale, Llubeljana, Slovenia.
It will be part of the 'one-question' video series, which consist of short interviews (2, max 3 min). Examples on www.facebook.com/onequestionproject.
The interview will be related to traveling and to crossing borders & personal boundaries. You can film yourself on your mobile phone and upload the video to me. A live screen recording while talking on Skype is also a possibility. And last but not least: if you live in/near the Netherlands I can make the video live.
Feel free to contact us for more info. If you decide to join the project you will receive detailed information about the specific question & instructions about how to record yourself on your mobile phone.
Hope to hear from you soon!



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