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On next september, we'll launch the call for the IX edition of Magmart Festival. As usual, all details will be explained after the summer.
Meanwhile, I would like to explain the reasons, the sense, that has for me the festival. All along, since the first edition nearly a decade ago, there was the search for an opportunity of confrontation between video artists from around the world. Due an artist needs to know what is produced (artistically) in the world.
But during these years videoart has grown a lot - and obviously so are video artists, both in quality and in quantity. New festivals, also excellent, they were born, while festivals of art or photography have opened sections dedicated to videoart. It greatly increased general attention to videoart.
And of course, this growth also affects me, by asking new questions, which demanded new answers.
This is also why was born the project 100x100=900, which took the opportunity to celebrate 50 years of videoart to experiment with new forms - conceptually and organizationally.
From that experience, for me (and not just for me, I think), I have drawn important lessons, which led me to create then the project F.I.V.E., and most recently to kick off a new project, FOODS, destined to materialize in 2015.
All this has profoundly changed the perspective with which today I look at videoart, and then to my work in this field.
For this reason, the sense of Magmart Festival is not only to set up a showcase for international videoart. It is also a unique opportunity to discover new talent, a vantage point to understand the changes that pass through this artistic sector, a fundamental moment of reflection and processing for new challenges.
It is the moment in which are formed and matured ideas for new projects. And when it becomes possible to identify those who will be the protagonists of these projects, and take on these new adventures.
Appointment in September, then.

  Enrico Tomaselli
Festival Art Director

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 screening 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


Open Arts Foundation (in Plovdiv / Bulgaria / Europe)
(curator: Ventsislav Zankov)
Open Arts Foundation organize screening a full screening of F.I.V.E. project.
The screening will will have place within the event "Night of Museums and Galleries". The screening will start on 2014-09-12 and go on until 2014-09-13 at: Night/Plovdiv 69. Lady Strangford St., outside Bibliotekata Club, Plovdiv, from 20h to 01 h.


LXT Film Funds (in Beijing / China / Asia)
(curator: David Cheung)
LXT Film Funds organize a full screening of F.I.V.E. project.
The screening will start on 2014-08-23 and go on until 2014-08-31 at: Li Xianting’s Film Fund screening room, Songzhuang Art Colony, Tongzhou District, Beijing, China


International Festival of Computer Arts (in Maribor / Slovenia / Europe)
(curator: Kristijan Robic)
International Festival of Computer Arts organize screening a full screening of F.I.V.E. project that will be in connection with the International festival of computer arts, 20th anniversary.
The screening will start on 2014-09-25 and go on until 2014-09-27 at: Maribor, Slovenia

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 2014-08-29)

Proyector 2014

7º Festival Internacional de Videoarte
05 SEPT - 05 OCT 2015. Madrid (Sp), Coimbra (Pt) y Milán (It)
La 7ª edición del Festival Internacional de Videoarte PROYECTOR ya tiene fecha, del 25 de septiembre al 05 de Octubre de 2014, y discurrirá en Madrid, Milán y Coimbra en simultáneo.
Un año más contó con una Convocatoria que se estuvo abierta de abril a junio para seleccionar piezas de videoarte en todas sus variantes (mono canal, multicanal, video-danza, video-performance, video-instalaciones, video-interacción, video-mapping... ). Será también multi-sede e internacional.
La temática de este año va a ser Aproximación a una idea de PODER.
"PROYECTOR, así como KREÆ, el Instituto de Creación Contemporánea, coordinador de la muestra acreditan que el arte tiene que interactuar con el entorno y el estado de los cosas que están aconteciendo en estos años en los que la cultura es menospreciada, infravalorada. Y los artistas, los quieren convertir en meros "mimos", sin voz ni voto ante un mundo que lamentablemente va mal y puede ir a peor sino rompemos las barreras y reivindicamos nuestras posiciones. Queremos dar visibilidad a esos artistas que están luchando, creando y enfrentándose al sistema mediante el arte. Con fuerza, sin miedos, con el coraje de creer que otro mundo es posible y tenemos el PODER de cambiarlo."
"La muestra invita a una reflexión acerca de la responsabilidad política del individuo y el sistema: a medida que se descuidan los espacios de participación, estos son usurpados por otros agentes. El resultado es un sujeto desprovisto de su parcela de poder, víctima de manipulaciones, que se declara vulnerable y se siente frustrado en su deseo de alcanzar el ideal de convivencia en comunidad. La muestra pretende hacer llegar al espectador una visión del poder como un elemento compartido donde el individuo es a veces un actor pasivo y otras, en cambio, activo, siendo en ambos casos parte de la acción político-social."
Director: Mario Gutiérrez Cru
Coordina: Clara Leitão
Arrebato Libros, Palma, 21. Madrid
El Patio de Martín de los Heros, Martín de los Heros, 15. Madrid
Espacio Cruce, Doctor Fourquet, 5. Madrid
Espacio Malmö, Hernán Cortés, 14. Madrid
Espacio Oculto Madrid, Nicolás Usera, 27. Madrid
Intercambiador ACART, Antonio Moreno, 21. Madrid
Intermediæ, Paseo de la Chopera, 14
Galería Santa Clara, R. António Augusto Gonçalves 67, Coímbra, Portugal
[Box.] Via Volturno 41, 20124 Milán. Italia
> FONLAD (Festival Online de Artes Digitales) (por)
> INSHADOW- (Festival Internacional de Vídeo, Performance e Tecnologias) (Por)


(posted on 2014-08-29)

Visual Mosaic - Ravenna Video Contest

Visual Mosaic is the first international video contest organized by the Municipality of Ravenna and the City Art Museum dedicated to videos having the mosaic as a subject, concept or aesthetic reference.
Financed by the European project Adrifort - Adriatic Fortresses and Military Areas (IPA Adriatic Programme) - the contest merges the language of mosaics with video art, presenting artistic researches that use video-art as an expressive instrument and mosaics as a source of inspiration.
MAR - City Art Museum of Ravenna via di Roma 13 - Ravenna
Dates: Sunday, 21st September - Sunday, 9th November 2014
Hours: > Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am - 13.30pm / 3pm - 6pm
> Wednesday 9am - 1.30pm; > Saturday 9am - 6pm; > Sunday 3pm - 6pm (Sunday, 21st September and 12th October 10am - 6pm).
Closed on Mondays
Inauguration: Saturday, 20th September | 6.30pm


(posted on 2014-08-29)

ArtBat Fest

ARTBAT FEST and IADA are pleased to present ON LOVE AND OTHER TEACHERS, a group show featuring emerging Kazakh artists in an alternative exhibition venue: the parking garage's underground level 3 of the commercial center of Almaty known as 'the New Place.'
ON LOVE AND OTHER TEACHERS is curated by Dina Baitassova and Emilie Trice and brings together the works of sixteen Kazakh artists, all under the age of 35, whose artistic practices span diverse media, including video and performance art, painting, installation and graffiti. The exhibition's central themes revolve around the concept of LOVE, including expressions of passion, desire, nostalgia and empathy, as well as more personal narratives connecting the artists' unique experiences to those of the viewing public. Ultimately, ON LOVE AND OTHER TEACHERS seeks to translate the individual's experience of LOVE, a 'universal' human emotion, to the shared collective consciousness and urban condition.
Located in an underground parking garage, the exhibition's venue provides a fitting backdrop to the show's subject. The most intimate of emotions, LOVE tends to thrive in the dark recesses of our psyches. LOVE is among the most difficult human emotions to authentically express, as it forces us to reveal our true selves, to become vulnerable and to offer ourselves for potential rejection. LOVE is not guaranteed. It can be fleeting, painful, raw and tragic. It can also be comforting, reassuring, unconditional and sublime.
The exhibition's title is borrowed from a film by exhibiting artist ADA YU. Her work incorporates photography, choreography, and installation. During the exhibition's vernissage on August 28th, YU will stage a performance art piece that promises to be extraordinarily provocative.
Comprised of more than 250 felt hats, SRYLYBEK BEKBOTAYEV's installation transports the viewer to a more innocent place and time. Recalling the traditional dress of the Steppe nomads, his installation's use of felt hats is designed to mimic the mountainous Kazakh landscape while calling attention to the political and social realities of those who inhabit these areas, their families and loved ones. AIGERIM MAZHITKHANKYZY's site-specific installation, comprised of symbols connected to archaic tribes that the artist has re-contextualized as modern road signs, also links our present-day society to historic cultures and ancient symbols.
ALEXY SHINDIN's totems also seem anachronistic, relics of a not-so-distant past. Arranged as ritualistic mandalas, these assemblages utilize modern day instruments – utensils, CDs, USB sticks, etc. – but their compositions invoke an almost shamanistic spirit.
ALEXANDRA ALI's installation piece combines light and landscape imagery to transform part of the garage into a surreal and romantic space. Her use of neon light and color create an almost futuristic aesthetic, with nods to nu-rave youth culture and the ecstatic highs that traditionally accompany such scenes. SUINBIKE SULEIMENOVA & AINUR KOZHABAYEVA's site-specific installation also incorporates neon to interact with and psychologically seduce viewers, in addition to SULEIMENOVA's other exhibited work: a film which documents a touching moment in a human relationship.
Graffiti artists ANDREW, DMN and REKON have also utilized the physical exhibition space as their canvas. Together, these artists, whose work is usually associated with youth culture and underground venues like the parking garage, will recreate a domestic environment, before returning it to the 'streets' through their respective writing styles.
Like the graffiti writers' room, ASSEL KADYRKHANOVA's installations seek to transform sections of the underground garage into a dreamlike, almost magical stage. These pieces invoke the power of memory, innocence and wonder through the artist's use of unexpected objects and surreal colors.
The paintings of SHOLPAN SHARBAKOVA also encompass an unorthodox approach to form and color. Canvas are liberated from their stretchers and displayed as sculptures, large-scale abstract compositions made three dimensional by the artist's choice to relieve them from fixed structures. ANNYA SAND and KAMILLA GABDULLINA work in more traditional media, specifically drawing and painting. Their subjects range from inanimate objects with symbolic significance to emotional portraits and abstracted figurative landscapes. Finally, artists ANASTASIYA SILKINA, ALPAMYS BATYROV and AINUR KOZHABAYEVA also employ painterly abstraction in their respective works to touch upon various aspects of human emotion and relationships, both personal and universal.
Together, the exhibition juxtaposes different visions on the eternal subject of LOVE, as understood by each of the invited artists. The resulting works express a desire or a dream – lust, bliss and even suffering –emotions that help us to understand something important about ourselves as individuals, while teaching us greater lessons about the nature of humanity as a whole.


(posted on 2014-08-28)

Videoart workshop in Oman

The Omani Society for Fine Arts (OSFA) will be organising a five-day workshop on video art from September 6 to 10. The workshop, which will be conducted by artist Adham al Farsi at OSFA’s Buraimi branch will introduce its participants to the concept and techniques of this contemporary art form.
The art can be in any form like audio and video recordings that are broadcast or viewed at galleries, distributed as video tapes or DVD discs, installations that may incorporate one or more television sets or video monitors, and performances in which video representations are included.
Farsi however said, the art form should not be confused with short filmmaking as it does not have a concrete narrative or plot. “People often confuse this form of art with short films but one must understand that though it uses the same techniques, it is actually different in many ways. The presentation and duration are also different.”
According to Farsi, the art form is slowly gaining attention in the region as well.
“It is quite popular in the West and but it is yet to make a big mark in the region. Video art is an unconventional form as compared to traditional art like painting, sketching or murals. My workshop will focus on both, theoretical and practical aspects of this art form.”
Farsi, who had conducted a similar workshop last year, expects more participants this year and sees a bright future for the art form in the sultanate.
“Though it cannot replace traditional art forms, video art has its own place,” he said.


(posted on 2014-08-28)

Boda-Boda Lounge Project

The Boda-Boda Lounge Project is a cross-continental video festival that will feature at over 15 spaces throughout Africa. Boda-Boda Lounge Project is currently accepting video art submissions from artists based in Africa and of African descent. Relevant submissions will be put forward for intercontinental screening and exhibition programming.
The term ‘Boda-Boda’ is an adaptation of the word border and alludes to a cross border movement, suggesting physical mobility across lines that represent the divide of land and space universally. Teamed with ‘lounge’, the project seeks to engage questions of mobility and domesticities, and how these two notions are now being engaged in our personal spaces.
Altogether, Boda-Boda Lounge project takes cognizance of the physical aspect of mobility, it attempts to engage with people’s private space and imagine the ways through which Africans on the continent, mostly middle-class, do have access to a space in which we are allowed to cross physical and imaginary lines/ borders through the use of the TV set normally located in the lounge room of the house; thus, providing context to the thinking as well as exhibition making within the context of the Boda-Boda Lounge video exhibition.
Private space in many contexts represents an environment in which human beings reflect about their individual experiences comparatively to their interactions within public spaces - private space hence establishes room for intimate dialogues, activities and the opportunity to lounge and reconnect with their senses. Boda-Boda Lounge will attempt to reflect how people engage with their personal or private space looking at the influence of audio-visual sets in their lives in and out of private space.
The Boda-Boda Lounge Project is a collaborative project between VANSA (South Africa), Picha (Congo DRC) and VAN Lagos (Nigeria). It intends to enable wide access for African artists to be part of the festival and to enable a wide range of African arts organizations to take part. It is an engagement with low cost, widely accessible exchange processes on the African Continent.
Who can submit? Any artist working with digital and multimedia art as a medium on or from the continent.
Which works will be selected? Works must have been produced in the past five (5) years.
How many works can you submit? Maximum of 3 works per submission.
Each work must be accompanied by a new application form.
Selection Criteria
The works will travel through the many venues during selection period, where each hosting hub nominated jury will do a final selection for their exhibition.
The project will take place on the same date for 3 days at the following venues:
Zero Point Gallery
32º East | Ugandan Arts Trust
Medina Galerie Mediatheque
E.studio Luanda
Centre Soleil d'Afrique
Njelele Art Station
Voices in Colour
VAN Lagos
Picha Lubumbashi
Alle School of Fine Arts & Design | Addis Ababa University


(posted on 2014-08-28)

Fenway’s 30-Second Cinema

Compete to Have Your Video Art Put on Display Next to Fenway Park
Mayor Walsh announces Fenway’s 30-Second Cinema art competition.
I'm beginning to think that Mayor Marty Walsh is either an aspiring artist or a closet one. Either way, it's quickly become his hallmark to beautify Boston with dozens of pieces of public art and various temporary art installments citywide. His latest initiative is of the digital variety dubbed Fenway's 30-Second Cinema.
The project is basically as it sounds: artists will vie to have their video and digital works, no longer than 30-seconds, displayed on an eye-grabbing sign next to Fenway Park. The competition is the brainchild of City Hall, the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics and the Boston Art Commission; the New Urban Mechanics will judge submissions along with the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture.
“My administration continues to look for new ways to support artists and showcase their work in Boston," said Mayor Walsh in a statement. "Fenway's 30-Second Cinema is another innovative way to do that, and to make art more accessible to the public."
The screen itself is 14 feet high by 48 feet wide and situated directly next to Fenway Park, which offers plenty of exposure along with its massive size. Motion graphics, short films and other applicable videos are being sought until September 22, at which point the judges will consider each submission and announce their winners on October 1.
Judges will decide on ten finalists to have their art displayed, and award each a $300 prize from the City.
For more information on formatting and file sizes, check out all of the details here along with with application form. For an overview of the competition and examples of what can be submitted, check out the New Urban Mechanics' Fenway's 30-Second Cinema website.
Each winning submission will be displayed every hour for 30 seconds between regular advertising programming. The deadline to submit is September 22nd 11:59pm EST, and winners will be announced on October 1st.
You can apply at bit.ly/30SecondCinema.
Submission Guidelines
Submissions should be no longer than 30 seconds.
Submissions should be uploaded to Vimeo or YouTube. Please provide a link.
Soundtracks should be muted.
Your video should ultimately be in MP4 format using the H.264 codec at a resolution of 1170 W x 340 H with a data rate of 4000 kbps. Fields (color depth) should be set to none - millions of colors.
More questions? Email us at invitational@newurbanmechanics.org.


(posted on 2014-08-27)


August 30 @ 12pm - October 5 @ 3pm. 2014
In the framework of Art Temple 1:85
Manipulated Image exhibition of video art curated by Alysse Stepanian
@ Gislaveds Konsthall . Black Box Gislaved . Sweden
Liron Kroll (UK)
"High Expectations"
2011, 3:17 min, color, sound
Kelly Monico (USA)
“Hitchcock Heroine”
2009, 2:19 min, black/white, sound
Sonia Laura Armaniaco \\ aka svonica (Italy)
2012, 8:49 min, blk/white/color, sound
visual concept §vonicå ~ soniALaura armaniaco
music concept Julien Bayle ~ Protofuse
Ulf Kristiansen (Norway)
"I feel You"
2012, 5:16 min, color, sound
Music arranged and performed by Michael Chang
Yuko Takemura (UK)
“Space in Between”
2007, 5:02 min, color, sound
Payam Mofidi (Iran & Canada)
2013, 3:51 min, color, sound
Video by: Payam Mofidi and Ila Firouzabadi
Music: Armin Firouzabadi
Album: Music divided by 2
Alysse Stepanian (USA)
music by Philip Mantione
2009, 3:17 min, color, sound
Michael Douglas Hawk (Germany)
“RE-CREATION C (Slider C)”
2010, 3:00 min, color, silent


(posted on 2014-08-27)

SPAMM@Webtics New York

OPEN SEPTEMBER 06 2014 // 7pm
At Wendys Subway
Address: 722 Metropolitan Av. 2nd Floor. Brooklyn. New York. Lorimer Metro Station.
Systaime a.k.a Michaël Borras (France)
Helena Acosta (Venezuela)
Alan Schaffer (Venezuela) @electrikfreak
After Paris, Miami, Bruxelles, Caracas and China the Super Art Modern Museum (SPAMM by its French acronym) expands its borders and leaves digital sphere to occupy for the second time the art scene of New York. A selection of 30 artists of the digital art scene will be exhibit by a curator team conform by Helena Acosta , Alan Schaffer, and the french creator of SPAMM Systaime a.k.a Michaël Borras.
SPAMM@Webtics NY
Does the Internet destined to upset traditional political power?
Over the last three decades, the proliferation and convergence of networked media information and technologies have helped generate a new genres and modes of communication redefining people's engagement with media
Media audiences and consumers are also media users and participants, immersed in a complex language's landscape. This continuing changing context has created unprecedented opportunities. for expression and interaction, especially among artists. The web is a free and powerful tool for challenging popular culture, politics discourses and realities manipulated by the official media. Digital artist are more than ever developing their own information sources, talk back and confront dominant media culture, politics and power.
In a moment of communicative immediacy and distortion of information, the artist makes new uses of the web in order to remove the prevalence of a single speech, showing other ways of seeing and operate.
Yaneth Rivas Z A.K.A Cartel de Caracas
Rozita Fogelman
Anthony Antonellis& Carlos Saez
Lorna Mills
Rolando Peña
Claudia Maté
@Stephanie Andreou
Yucef Merhi
Alfredo Salazar-Caro
Katherine Sultan Erminy
Miyö Van Stenis
Violette Bule
David Kagan
Agente Doble
Kamilia Kard
Laura Hyunjhee Kim
@Laurus Edelbacher
Jean Guillaume Le Roux
Alix Desaubliaux and Katia Lecomte
Kiari Bastardo
Bia Rodrigues
Beatriz Sánchez
Iza Koczanowska
Ynfab Bruno
Piero Chiariello
Jabal Murbach
Estefania Valero Merkt
Debbie Davies & Julius Schön
Maggy Almao
G.M. PostMA
Antoinn Marroncles
Kévin Bray
Jaime Vous Treintaysiete
Fernando Orellana
Juan Lerele Lerele
Systaime Alias Michaël Borras
Helena Acosta
Alan Schaffer
André Santos
Deborah Castillo


(posted on 2014-08-27)

Moving Images: Israeli Video Art

“Moving Images: Israeli Video Art in Context” will take a historical, formal, regional and political examination of Israeli video art. Prof. Gannit Ankori (FA) writes in her course description that the course title “deliberately alludes to both the literal and figurative attributes of Israeli video art—its use of visual images in motion, and its profound emotive affect.”
Among their course materials, students in this class will read a book co-authored by President Emeritus Jehuda Reinharz, titled Israel in the Middle East: Documents and Readings on Society, Politics And Foreign Relations, Pre-1948 to the Present. Video texts will include Zionist propaganda films, German films from the early 20th century and narrative video art.
“Israeli video artists have become world renowned for their innovative contributions to the genre,” Ankori said in the course description, “Their path-breaking videos are featured in the most prestigious venues across the globe to great critical acclaim.”
“Moving Images: Israeli Video Art” will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.”

(posted on 2014-08-26)

Festival Celestial

“Celestial Twins” productora de cine experimental y simbolista, formada por los hermanos Diego Barrera y Julieta Triangular, busca iniciar un nuevo viaje alquímico, el “Festival Celestial”.
Diferentes formas de arte que dialogan con un pensamiento crítico, una mirada trascendental y de resistencia. Hacemos un urgente llamado a la movilización y directa intervención en temáticas de género y el mundo de los símbolos, la experiencia estética como un camino sagrado y la percepción que se extiende más allá de los márgenes de liberación.
“Celestial Twins” ha exhibido su trabajo en el Museo de Arte Moderno de New York MoMA junto a Jim Jarmusch, y participado en la creación de espacios compartidos de exploración cromática y videoarte en Berlín, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Ámsterdam, Tokio y ahora un festival basado en la crítica social que refleje una lucha contra los condicionamientos, inmersión sensorial y cine radical, metafísico en Chile y Colombia.
Invitamos a participar a artistas / activistas de todas partes del mundo.
Los trabajos no deben exceder los 20 minutos, sin restricción del año de creación.
Enviar el archivo de video (preferiblemente .MOV) vía Wetransfer a: twinscelestial@gmail.com
+ 2 Imágenes de la obra
+ Información (Nombre del autor / Nombre de la obra / Corta descripción)
La convocatoria cierra el 1 de Octubre.
* PAGO POR INSCIPCIÓN: 10 DOLARES (por medio de PayPal a twinscelestial@gmail.com)
Participantes / Participants:
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge / “Thee Majesty” (Bryin Dall, Edward O'Dowd)
Lindsay Kemp en "Elizabeth´s Last Dance" de Nendie Pinto-Duschinsky
David Lynch Foundation
Marie Losier
Jonathan Caouette
Roger Ballen
Tara Transitory (Singapur)
El Palomar (España)
Huntertexas (Colombia)
OTD (Chile)
Colectivo lemebel (Chile)
Maverick Morales
Silvia Rodriguez


(posted on 2014-08-26)

Surviving Confinement

“Surviving Confinement: Video Sculpture," a solo show, will be on view from September 2-27, 2014 at Ceres Gallery. Three works about surviving physical confinement are each inspired by the experiences of individual women including: a college student living under an authoritarian government, a Japanese-American girl relocated to a WWII internment camp, and the artist herself-constrained for months in a clam shell back brace. In each piece, Kumao interweaves video, photos, animation, and sound into a surreal journey that is anchored within a compelling narrative. She transforms everyday objects through mapped video in which real objects and shadows interact with shadows from non-existent objects, creating an uncanny dichotomy for the viewer to resolve.
In "Transplant," the projection transforms an interned prisoner's ID tag into a gardener's seedling, a guard tower, and an American flag. Similarly, in "Egress," a stack of books becomes a portal to another room, then a police inspection area, and then an entire apartment tower. Kumao's single channel video, "Swallowed Whole," uses repeated vertical frame-rolls from analog TV to metaphorically replay the impact that literally broke her back. Bone-crushing sounds and jarring movement echo throughout the film as a window of empathy into PTSD repetition compulsion.
Heidi Kumao has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in the USA, Brazil, Argentina, Spain and Canada. She has received support from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Creative Capital Foundation and many others. She is an Associate Professor at the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. Her work will be featured in "Dlectricity 2014," Detroit's Nighttime Exhibition of Art & Light, September 26-27.
Sept. 2-27, 2014
Opening reception Thursday, Sept. 4, 6-8 pm
Ceres Gallery 547 West 27th Street, #201 New York, NY 10001


(posted on 2014-08-25)

Papay Gyro Nights 2015

Theme: OCEAN (as place, action, philosophy, folklore)
deadline: 3rd November 2014 (any local time)
“...Become like water my friend.” - Bruce Lee
“Smooth space is filled by events or haecceities, far more than by formed and perceived things. It is a space of affects, more than one of properties. It is haptic rather than optical perception. Whereas in striated forms organize a matter, in the smooth materials signal forces and serve as symptoms for them. It is an intensive rather than extensive space, one of distances, not of measures and properties." - Gilles Deleuze. The Smooth and the Striated
"Orkney storytellers used to describe with exquisite imaginary the town of Finfolkaheem at the bottom of the sea." - Ernest W. Marwick. The Folklore of Orkney and Shetland
"…our island home is doomed. In a few short ages the lobster and
crab will crawl on our cold hearthstones; whales and fishes will disport above where our chimney tops now reach; seaweeds and limpets will grow on our gravestones, and our graves will be nowhere. But our dust will be safe in that most glorious of all sepulchers – the mighty ocean – on which “time writes no wrinkle” - Denisson. 1893 address to the Orkney Natural History Society
5th edition of Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival is taking place 3 - 10 February 2015 in Orkney (Scotland), 6 - 20 March 2015 in Hong Kong and through the year will be continued as an international touring and exchange programme
Artists from anywhere in the world are invited to submit video art works: single-channel and installation
OCEAN, as a theme, is not a limitation, but an opportunity to desolve boarders and bondaries, to"become like water", to submerge a rigid landmass, to look at OCEAN as a way of action, philosophical paradigm, world of folklore, post-human ecology, or as a mass of water
single-channel and installation
(please consult for others)


(posted on 2014-08-25)

Infrared Ultrasound

Detroit Contemporary Oct 18, 2014
Infrared Ultrasound is a video screening and performance event devoted to video art and experimental film, focused on the realationship between visuals and sonic motion, gesture, and texture. Work may be animated or live action.
Please submit .mov files to goldhousemedia@gmail.com through your favorite file sharing service, along with a document that includes:
Title / Artist(s) Name / Location / Year Completed / Lenght / Format / Summary
no later than 11.59 pm on Sept 20, 2014

(posted on 2014-08-25)

Festival NAA #04

- video art
- photography
- documentary
Festival NAA - New Associated Arts is an event organized by EsferaNegra in partnership with Pelouro da Cultura de Barcelos (Portugal), produced by Honeysound, with the support of other entities and associations. The festival’s goal is to promote new art. NAA is a non-profit event, the program is made by artists. The upcoming edition will take place between November and December 2014.
Our open call for this year will be focusing essentially on photography and video.
Submissions / deadline: September 20 / 2014


(posted on 2014-08-24)

Tehran Annual Digital Art Exhibition

Tehran Annual Digital Art Exhibition (TADAEX) was founded in december 2011 to open a new window toward digital art in Iran and to create a serious and independent atmosphere for the enthusiasts and researchers of this field. The generally non-commercial nature of digital art among contemporary art mediums on one hand, and the expensiveness of digital art tools and equipment on the other hand, makes it difficult for the Iranian artists to work and gain experience in this field. Therefore, there might be limited works for display and presentation. Also, the limited academic background and experience need help and management. With all these shortcomings, during the past two periods international artists have been invited to take part in TADAEX for interaction and exchange of experience. This has paved the ground for development and enrichment of Iranian digital art production and presentation.
TADAEX, in its third round, has planned to present selection of Iranian and foreign works, hold workshops, lectures, multimedia performances, and introducing international associations and festivals. TADAEX, this time, will provide a chance for digital art artists, specialists, students, and enthusiasts to review the contemporary trend of this art in Iran and in other countries and exchange views and experiences with one another.
To realize maximum possible participation of Iranian artists in a completely free and competitive atmosphere, organiz- ers decided to select and display works of Iranian artists through a public invitation for presentation of digital art works. It is hoped that the new achievements of this round of TADAEX would help rapid development of digital art in Iranian visual art field and open new chapters for its growth.


(posted on 2014-08-24)

Cyberfest 2014

Dear friends, we begin the open call for video program of the 8th edition of CYBERFEST, the International festival, that will be held in November 2014. More terrific details on this year’s edition will catch up in the following days.
We will chose videos for the program that will be screened during the International Media Arts festival CYBERFEST founded in 2007 by artists and curators Anna Frants and Marina Koldobskaya, held and organized on the basis of CYLAND MediaArtLab. Video art of any form is welcomed including experimental films, computer graphics, 3D animation, stop-motion animation, video poetry and documentation.
There are few requirements:
The work must have been made after the year 2010. With a maximum duration of 6 minutes.
The works should be uploaded on vimeo for viewing; the link should be sent attached by the technical datasheet to the following e-mail: VIDEO@CYLAND.ORG (in case it is protected with the password, please provide it).
You should also submit application form and 2 photos from the work in JPEG format (300 dpi) to the e-mail: VIDEO@CYLAND.ORG.
One or more works can be submitted as long as they fill correctly the corresponding technical datasheet out, and send photos of each video.
The artists included in the selection, as the winners, will be informed directly about the results by email and, within 15 days, should send the film in format . MOV or .AVI through online servers of their choice: WeTransfer (up to 2Gb), Wuala (up to 5Gb), Dropbox (2Gb), or YouSendIt (2Gb).
Please inform us if you have some kind of agreement or contract with film and/or video’s distributors or marketers, specifying which one.
The call is open until September 15, 2014. Please feel free to contact us with any questions!


(posted on 2014-08-24)

Cabin Fever

The Anchorage Museum seeks short film entries for Cabin Fever, on view Nov. 21, 2014 through Feb. 8, 2015. The film must enhance the exhibition theme.
Cabin Fever examines the emotions and behaviors that manifest after hours of darkness and isolation, a state of mind particularly common in the North. The exhibition features archival and contemporary photography, film, objects, and interpretive text explaining the hysteria associated with the term “cabin fever.” The exhibition addresses how cabin fever can take us to dark places, but also can inspire fascinating and humorous ways to cope. This exhibition may travel to other venues.
Thematically, films are more likely to be accepted if they directly address an aspect of cabin fever, which may include:
quest for enjoyment in winter or in close quarters
psychological toll of darkness, cold and isolation
coping mechanisms for life in the North
Humorous, dramatic and experimental genres are all encouraged.
Entries must be 5 minutes or less. Entries selected by the curator will be on view for the duration of the exhibition. Winning filmmakers receive a $200 stipend. For more information, please email Sharon Ennis at sennis@anchoragemuseum.org


(posted on 2014-08-23)

Project 35 Vol. 2

In 2010 ICI launched PROJECT 35, a program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today. The resulting selection has been presented simultaneously in more than 30 venues around the globe, inspiring discourse in places as varied as Berlin, Germany; Cape Town, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria; Los Angeles, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; Skopje, Macedonia; Storrs, Connecticut; Taipei, Taiwan; and Tirana, Albania. Following the widespread popularity and success of PROJECT 35, ICI is collaborating with 35 more international curators to produce PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2.
ICI is once again drawing from its extensive network of curators to trace the complexity of regional and global connections among practitioners and the variety of approaches they use to make video. 35 curators from 6 continents each chose one work for this compilation, showcasing a variety of artists’ takes on the medium.
Curated by Leeza Ahmady, Meskerem Assegued, Daina Augaitis, Defne Ayas, Regine Basha, Valerie Cassel Oliver, Rosina Cazali, Stuart Comer, Veronica Cordeiro, Christopher Cozier, María del Carmen Carrión, Rifky Effendy, Özge Ersoy, N’Goné Fall, Amirali Ghasemi, Vít Havránek, Hou Hanru, Virginija Januskeviciute, Abdellah Karroum, Sunjung Kim, Pablo León de la Barra, Maria Lind, Yandro Miralles, Srimoyee Mitra, Nat Muller, Sharmini Pereira, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Kathrin Rhomberg, Mats Stjernstedt, David Teh, Philip Tinari, Christine Tohme, Raluca Voinea, Jochen Volz, Adnan Yildiz


(posted on 2014-08-23)


] Data Glitch Abstract Geometrique Minimalisme Experimental Virtualisme [
0,466666667 minutes to express it on a video
L'espace PIXELLINN se destine à la vidéo actuelle et ses techniques.
Le temps, les limites et ses variables en sont les saveurs primaires.
Il sagit de mettre en avant cette nouvelle créativité, au delà l'image fixe, au delà les tendances.


(posted on 2014-08-23)

Inter / Actions

Open call for performance - sound - video artists
Inter / Actions – An independent and alternative initiative, dedicated to artists who work in the performance - sound - video fields.
Muzaplus - a space for art, invites artists to send proposals for the Inter ? Actions event, which will be held during November 2014.
The basic theme of Inter / Actions relates to the connection, dialog, conflict, challenge and/or distress, between the artist as performer, and the physical/metaphoric space in which she/he creates.
1- Live performances and /or video documentations of performances never premiered, or already presented in previous occasions are welcomed.
2- Artists are also welcomed to relate to the location in which the event will take place, either with a spontaneous approach or planed in advance.
3- Muzaplus will provide video and sound equipment. The participant artists are responsible for any other specific equipment needed for their performances.
Submission guidelines
1- Live performance proposals: doc / PDF files should explain about the work, including images and/or sketches, and should be sent by e-mail to Muzaplus.
2- Video documentation proposals: a link to view the work should be sent by e-mail to Muzaplus: muzaplusartspace@gmail.com
3- The performance/ video- performance should be up to 8 minutes long.
4- There is no year of creation limitation for the works proposed.
5- The submission of proposals is free of charge.
6- The submissions must be sent by e-mail before September 20th, 2014.
7- The selected proposals will be announced by September 30th, 2014.
Participant artists / works
1- Participation fee, which covers all basic costs of implementation:
Performances- /$55 / €40
Video works- /$40 / €30
The fee should be paid by the selected artist upon conformation of participation from Muzaplus.
2- Video works: should arrive as HD quality mov. files, no latter than October 20th.
3- Performances: the selected artists will be invited to arrive prior to the event, in order to relate to the space and consider its implementation possibilities.
By submitting images to the event, the artist warrants that:
• The artist is the sole author of each entry and that it is her/his original work.
• The artist owns the copyright and all other intellectual property rights in each image submitted by him.
• The artist has the permission of those pictured in an image or video work (or, where the image shows any persons under 18, the consent of their parent/guardian) for the usage rights required in the section on licensing below and will indemnify the Muzaplus organizers against any claims made by any third parties in respect of such infringement.
•The artist retains the copyright of his entries.
Usage rights
•The Muzaplus organizers respect the rights of all entrants and will not claim copyright for works submitted to the event. The artist will retain full copyright in each entry submitted. In addition, the artist’s moral rights are respected.
• Whenever the artist’s work is published and/or exhibited by the Muzaplus organizers, he will be mentioned as its author.
• By participation in the event, the artist grants the Muzaplus organizers a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use the works that she/he submits to the event throughout the media, for the purpose of marketing and promoting this event and for no other purpose. All the works used will be credited.
• By entering the event, the artist acknowledges his responsibility for protecting his entry against misuse by third parties. The Muzaplus organizers can assume no responsibility and are not liable for any misuse of the artist’s work by third parties.
General terms and conditions
• The artist is responsible for informing the Muzaplus organizers of any changes to the information entered on the entry form, in particular of any change of contact details at any time before the event.
• All dates specified in the rules are subject to change.
• The Muzaplus organizers will aim to announce any date changes as soon as possible via e-mail.
• The Muzaplus organizers will, under no circumstances, be liable for any loss suffered by any entrant or any other person arising from a change in dates.
* Submitting works to the event by the artist, reflects his consent to all the conditions listed above.



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