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International Video Art Day
June 21, Santander, Spain (curator: Luis Bezeta)
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TAM Torrance Art Museum
from August 1 to August 29, South Bay area of Los Angeles, USA (curator: Max Presneill)
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The Night in Plovdiv
September 12, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (curator: Ventsislav Zankov)
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Centro Nacional de las Artes
October 22-23, México City, México (curator: Enrique Hernández Barrera)
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La Neomudejar
October 30, Madrid, Spain (curator: Nestor Prieto & Francisco Brives)
{ about partner } | { www.laneomudejar.com }
on November 20, Valencia, Spain (curator: Cristina Ghetti)
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VideoBabel 2015
on November 24-26, Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano del Cusco, Peru (curator: Vera Tyuleneva)
{ about partner } | { www.festivalvideobabel.org }
Inter Art Center / Gallery
December 5-6, Beijing, China (curator: Na Risong)
{ about partner } | { www.intergallery.cn }

(posted on 2015-08-29)

Sensory Stories

Stories invites visitors to discover immersive experiences and new technologies that engage our senses of sight, sound, touch and smell. Entertaining and playful, the exhibition features 16 works by artists from all over the world who are redefining the way we experience narrative. Five of these were created by Canadians, including three works by Quebecers and three produced with the collaboration of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).
After being the main partner of the exhibition Sensory Stories, presented by Future of StoryTelling (FoST) at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, the Phi Centre is proud to host the exhibition on its home turf.
Phi Centre, 407, rue Saint-Pierre, H2Y 2M3, Montreal Canada
From August 11 to September 27


(posted on 2015-08-29)

America is hard to see

Including works by approximately fifty artists, this film and video series showcases highlights from the Whitney's collection that relate to the themes, styles, and decades of art making on view throughout America Is Hard to See. Programs screen on select Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in the Museum's third floor theater. Special Saturday evening presentations involve live projections; rare screenings of works shown on celluloid; and environmental film installations.
Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street New York, NY 10014
Location: Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater


(posted on 2015-08-28)


For the next exhibition Videokanava is searching for artworks that discuss the concept of home at large scale. Besides a roof and walls, home can represent almost anything: language, a community, a city, a place-based identity or even a brief period of time. Home can be shared or private, but rarely it is open for everyone. The concept of home is also closely related to the feelings of otherness and alienation, which seem to stay relevant subjects in our reality. Videokanava and curator Martta Tuomaala aim to present an exhibition, which deals with the theme of home diversely without forgetting social criticism.
Martta Tuomaala (b. 1983) is a Finnish visual artist, working in Helsinki. She gained a Master's degree in Fine Art from Aalto University School of Arts and Architecture in 2014 and is currently working on a large-scale documentary project Cleaner's Voice. Tuomaala focuses on various forms of film, video and socially engaged art.
Deadline: august 31


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!

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 2015-08-28)

Retina @ Flussi

Flussi, Media Arts Festival 2015, on theme 'realityvism'. 23-30 August 2015, Teatro Carlo Gesualdo, Casina del Principe, Avellino, Italy
Retina video festival is an exhibition about contemporary video productions video–art, collected from all over the world.
The virtual dimension interacts more and more with real life thanks to digital technologies, it is therefore necessary to think about the production of visual works as a representative phenomenon of evolving trend drawing near global and local approaches, mass production, high level of customization and political dependency centralization and practices of self-sufficiency and decentralization.
The goal is to probe the contemporary search of potential that will dial the near future.
Digital technologies appear to have definitely accentuated the nature of video art like something fluid and not categorizable. We are currently witnessing a production that draws as much from the language of film and television as from the home made.
It is in this nebula that Retina feeds; this segment is not yet cataloged, so Retina intends to be its showcase. A dynamic showcase, showing and reflecting at the same time, on current expressions and variations of video–art.
Albert Alcoz
Alessandro Amaducci
Amir Khanpoor – Seyyed Mohammad Jeddi
Annetta Kapon
Arthur Tuoto
Dvein – Teo Guillem – Carlos Pardo
Guglielmo Emmolo
Hernán Apablaza
Ivan Svoboda
Jake Fried
Juan Aizpitarte
Matilde de Feo
Mimmo Rubino
Pooja Iranna
Recep Akar
Silvia Iorio
Tell No One
Thorsten Fleisch
Walter Paradiso


(posted on 2015-08-27)

Lost & Found

animateCOLOGNE - Cologne Art & Animation Festival @ 10th Linoleum International Animation and Media Art Festival Kiev
2-4 September 2015
The Best of Animate Cologne - Cologne Art & Animation Festival curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
Shuai-Cheng Pu (Taiwan) - Consciousness Spin project, 2015, 5:39
Kristina Frank (Sweden) – Take to the woods, 2011, 6:01
Susanne Wiegner (Germany) – Home, Sweet Mome!, 2014, 2:59
Todd Fuller (Australia) – One and only, 2012, 3: 54
Silvia Carpizo (Spain) – Alienation, 2012, 3:38
Antje van Wichelen (Belgium) – Lost and Found, 2013, 9:34
Kianoush & Farnoush Abedi (Iran) – Irreversible, 2012, 6:50
Ulf Kristiansen (Norway) – Jealous Guy, 2014, 4:35
Caro Estrada (Austria) - Typemachinery, 2011, 3:58
Ezra Wube (Ethiopia) – Kaled, 2014, 6:10
Gavin Hoffman (Ireland) – Complicit, 2013, 4:08
Marlena Rask (Denmark) - The Signal, 2011, 07:13
David Clark (UK) - Odd Jobs, 2010, 4:16
Eric Patrick (USA)- Retrocognition, 2012, 17:37


(posted on 2015-08-27)

3D Video Art

Locations chosen for the LUMA. 3D VIDEO ART contest are the façades of the Odessa Duma and the ensemble of Primorsky Boulevard (two buildings that have the shape of semi-compasses, at the address Primorsky Boulevard 7 and 8).
During the contest the participants will demonstrate their skill of working with 2D and 3D projections, using urban objects and taking into consideration their geometry and location. The participants are free to choose the technologies and instruments for the realization of their works that would maximally help to showcase their knowledge and skill in the field of video mapping.
The competition is open to representatives of Ukrainian and foreign creative teams, design studios, student and professional associations, etc.
IMPORTANT: Technical assignment, 3D-model and the mask of the façade will be provided to the participants on the 1st of September, after they have filled in the registration form.
– until September 5, you must send an application for participation in the contest (REGISTER);
– until September 15 (no later than September 20!), you must send the presentation of the work for the contest;
Send the presentation of the work for the contest at the email: contest@lightfest.com.ua. You must state the nomination in the topic of the letter. For example, “contest work presentation, 3D Video Art”.
All submitted works will be considered and a pre-selection of participants will take place.
– until September 31 you must send in the work to the Organizing Committee for preview. According to the results of this contest stage, the participants will receive recommendations for improving their works.
– until October 10, you must submit the final work. The Organizing Committee will provide additional instructions concerning uploading the materials for submission.
Should you have any questions, please contact us by email: contest@lightfest.com.ua


(posted on 2015-08-26)

Venice Vending Machine

Following the highly acclaimed Venice Vending Machine during the 54th Venice Biennale & Hamburg Kunst Altonale 2013, MARINA MORENO & ART-E-MOTION invite Artists to reflect and create in a small piece of work, to be encapsulated within a 100mm sphere around the idea of:
..............Projecting our dream for the world, our reality in the future
This is the theme of the “Venice Vending Machine Edition III, 2015”, that once again proposes to unite artists from all over the world, and project our hopes and thoughts for the future of our world. A unique live art piece that combines an installation of 100+ INTERNATIONAL Artists running from 22 September to 4 October 2015 at the world famous Serra Dei Giardini, adjacent to the entry to the Gardens of the Biennale.
Work/s in any media, whether painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video in the form of memory stick and less than 3 minutes long, music if presented along with a visual form, and writers, poets, presenting as well in a visual context element. Artwork can be either original or a limited copy of a work. Work must have been produced within the past three years.
The work, in any media, maximum dimension 9cm diagonally will be packaged with the artist’ name and contact details in one of the plastic spheres. These will be placed in the vending machine and will be available through random selection by engaging with & conversing with the curator of the machine.
After delivery of work/s by 23:59:59 September 7, 2015 by all participating artists, ART-E-MOTION will then curate and produce an online catalogue, transport art work to Venice, Italy & install the work at the Serra Dei Giardini, market & promote the artist.
Artists may enter up to 5 pieces of work. A £10 administrative fee is requested upon entry of up to 2 pieces of work.
For any subsequent submission of work, we ask a contribution of £5 per submission, up to a maximum of 5 in total.
Deadline for delivery of work: Midnight 7 September 2015
For further information, email: info@venicevendingmachine3.com subject line; VVM3 Call Out


(posted on 2015-08-26)

The pictorial unconscious

Even though painting and moving image art do not represent space and time in the same way, in a significant part of the video production process, that has occurred from the origins of this medium until the present, emerges the 'pictorial unconscious' that becomes the principal leimotif of this exhibition.
Illumination, color, composition, iconography or staging inform us of a shared vocabulary between both mediums that are extremely interrelated in the works of current video artists in the Sorigué Collection, such as Bill Viola, William Kentridge, Marco Brambilla, Mat Collishaw, Jacco Olivier, Ger Van Elk, Marina Alexeeva or Elisa Sighicelli & Marzia Migliora,whose video creations establish a retroactive dialogue with some of the most esteemed works in the collections of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.
The film director Eric Rohmer put it very bluntly: “All organization of forms in the interior of a flat surface stems from prictorial art" and Nam June Paik, one of the pioneers of video art, expressed it in a comparable way: “In the same way that a collage has substituted oil painting, the cathode ray tube will replace the canvas".
In The pictorial unconscious, the video creations establish a retroactive dialogue with some of the most esteemed works in the collection of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.
Curator: F. Javier Panera Cuevas, Until 30/08/2015
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain


(posted on 2015-08-26)

Four Charles Bukowski Poems Animated

The poetry of Charles Bukowski deeply inspires many of its readers. Sometimes it just inspires them to lead the dissolute lifestyle they think they see glorified in it, but other times it leads them to create something compelling of their own. The quality and variety of the Bukowski-inspired animation now available on the internet, for instance, is certainly surprising.
Look at them at the link below.


(posted on 2015-08-26)


GENERATE! addresses contemporary tendencies of art that are based on the use of electronic media as well as on the application of digital technologies. GENERATE! Is especially interested in the interrelations between art, research, and technology. A special focus is put on works that are dedicated to generative processes of production and to algorithmically controlled outputs. This also includes their underlying concepts. Likewise, GENERATE! takes an interest in works that were made in the context of science and humanities, and that reflect on the aesthetic value of their results and formation.
GENERATE! intends to enable a discourse regarding the aesthetic, sociopolitical, and economic effects that are caused by media and information technology of the 21st century. GENERATE! seeks to explore and shape the methods and forms of aesthetic practice which promote an independent participation in art, media and technology.
GENERATE! is a programmatic and ambiguous title. It intends both the artistic-technical process and the contents that are relevant regarding its aesthetic content. It also includes an invitation to independent creative action.
The festival consists of three elements: an exhibition, a workshop series and an accompanying performance program.
October 16th to 18th, 2015
Deadline: September 5th, 2015 (10am) submission via our online form


(posted on 2015-08-26)

Digital Travel Sketchbook Prize

16th Rendez-vous du Carnet de Voyage, Clermont-Ferrand, France, November 13 - 15, 2015
For the 16th Rendez-vous du Carnet de Voyage in CLERMONT-FERRAND on November 13th, 14th, 15th 2015, the ‘Il Faut Aller Voir’ organisation together with VIDEOFORMES, International Digital art Festival, will deliver the 'Digital Travel Sketchbook Prize' which rewards the author(s) of a digital travel sketchbook. Artists can submit:
- A video travel sketchbook (playing time: 5 minutes maximum, credits included)
- A vlog
- An interactive website
The artistic dimension of the work will prevail.
Deadline to 27 September 2015


(posted on 2015-08-25)

Inner Nature

INNER NATURE EXHIBITION is a nonprofit project that arises from the wish to propose a reflection on art, nature and contemplation through audiovisual creation. This show takes place annually and aims to create an important cultural influence with minimal environmental impact in order to foster a consciousness that is more alert and sensitive to the global challenges we face today. The ultimate goal of the project is to transform our reality starting by changing ourselves.
This project explores through video art the interaction between the art discourse on nature and the contemplative experience, aiming to update spiritual traditions from a broad and intercultural approach. Each edition of the show focuses on a specific theme.
In this open call, we aim to explore issues that are more directly related to ecological consciousness in order to gather different views and reflections on the environmental crisis we face today. In this critical historical moment, it is necessary to question our worldview in order to explore new ways of being and living on this planet.
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n Valencia 46022 Spain


(posted on 2015-08-25)

Activa 2015

August, 28 / September, 19 > XX Certamen Audiovisual de Cabra. Museo Aguilar y Eslava. Cabra, Córdoba, Spain.
lunes-jueves / horario escolar | viernes / 18h-20h. | sábado / 11h-13h. & 18h-20h.Mon-Thur / school schedule | Fri / 18h-20h. | Saturday / 11h-13h. & 18h-20h.
Monica Ezquerra + Svart1 + Roland Quelven + Wilhelm Matthies & Isabel Pérez Del Pulgar + Bogdan V Dullsky + Simone D'Annunzio & CEsar Naves + Vääristymä [ Janne Liimatainen & Jarko Mikael Hedenius ] + Mind Revolution-Collective + Jacob Kirkegaard & Salvatore Insana + Mehata Hiroshi
directed & coordinated by jaime Rguez


(posted on 2015-08-23)

Mundos Alternativos

Plano Lisboa presents the video-art urban exhibition Alternative Worlds at Poço dos Negros St, Lisbon.
Curated by Sofia Mourato
(DYMA - Dou You Mean Architecture)
3 SEP - 3 OCT
wednesday to saturday
Night Video Exhibition
9 SEP + 16 SEP
Open Talks @ Bar Irreal
FAS - Fundo de Arquitectura Social (PT)
ALEXANDRA AREIA - Arquitecturas Film Festival
16 SEP

(posted on 2015-08-23)

Body interference

Jermolaewa Di Sopra Weibel Hofstetter Doser
Künstlerhaus, Erdgeschoß
4. September bis 18. Oktober 2015
Eröffnung: 3. September 2015, 18:30 Uhr
body interference, kuratiert von Laura Carlotta Gottlob, ist Teil des internationalen Projekts ”the body series”, das 2013 mit einer Ausstellung im St. John’s College (Oxford/UK) begann. Die Ausstellung zeigt fünf Werke von Künstlern, die mit der Sprache des Video die Grenzen des Körpers in seiner Beziehung zur Welt erforschen. Gemeinsam ist den gezeigten Werken, dass sie das Bild des Körpers als ein Mittel zur Vermittlung verstehen: zwischen Individuum und Macht (Anna Jermolaewa), zwischen Indiviuum und
Individuum (Elisabetta Di Sopra), zwischen Individuum und audiovisueller Wahrnehmung (Hofstetter Kurt und Barbara Doser), zwischen Individuum und Raum (Peter Weibel).
Die technologische Sprache des Video eignet sich besonders zur Darstellung dieser Beziehungen, da sie die Rolle des Körpers als Stätte der säkularen Begegnung zwischen Kunst und Wissenschaft unterstreicht – ein Aufeinandertreffen, das von Laura Safred, kunsthistorische Beraterin der Ausstellung, analysiert wird, und im Rahmen der Wolfgang Pauli Lectures (begleitend zur Ausstellung) von vier Vortragenden weiter entwickelt wird.
Der performative Aspekt und die Nähe zum theatralischen oder filmischen Körper weichen einer Konzentration auf die Bedeutung des Bildes und seiner Bewegung. Darüber hinaus spielen Klänge oder
Geräusche eine entscheidende Rolle in den Werken: sie
unterstreichen die Interferenzen des Körpers. Das akustische
Element, das lange aus der bildenden Kunst ausgeschlossen
war, wird Teil des Kunstwerks. Damit ist ein weiterer Bezug
zur Physik realisiert. Die Ausstellung holt die Werke aus ihrer virtuellen Isoliertheit in einen gemeinsamen Raum: Dort entstehen Interferenzen der Bilder untereinander und mit dem Körper des Besuchers.
Diese Ausstellung wird vom Künstlerhaus in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Wolfgang Pauli Institute organisiert und von der Technischen Universität Wien, Informatics Europe, dem Zentrum für Informatikforschung sowie dem Verein Zwei Kongruent Null unterstützt.


(posted on 2015-08-22)

Parts & Labour: Animate open call

We are paying exhibition fees and there are Jury (£1,500) and Audience (£750) prizes. The jury members are: Chris Robinson (Artistic Director, Ottawa International Animation Festival), Louise Clements (Artistic Director, QUAD), Ruth Jarman (artist, Semiconductor), and Gary Thomas (Animate Projects).
Deadline Sep. 03, 2015
Animate Projects is an arts agency based in Derby and London, UK. We champion creative animation practice, with a mission to produce projects of high artistic merit with artists and partners that connect a wide public to the creativity and craft of animation.


(posted on 2015-08-22)

10 of the Best Video Artists Working Today

Video footage is the smudge-faced Cinderella of the art world. While sculpture, painting and photography get glammed up to be fawned upon by countless admirers at the ball, video’s invitation is all-too-often overlooked because it seems too pretentious or confusing.
Yet such a blinkered view negates the fact that video artists are some of the most important creatives working today, and the medium is going from strength to strength. In many ways moving footage is the perfect means of satire and critique of our modern, media-obsessed age, being one of the youngest major artforms around by some degree.
So, if the world of video art still remains as murky, obscure and indecipherable to you as a screen full of static or an after-hours test screen, read on for our list of ten of the most important names you need to know to begin cracking this most exciting of genres.


(posted on 2015-08-22)


Contemporary art and traditional calligraphy mingle with each other in artist Fatma Zeynep Çilek's videoart work "Padişehir" currently on display at the 1453 Panorama Museum, the world's only full panoramic museum illustrating the conquest of Constantinople. Having already opened on Aug. 19, Çilek's work shows a silhouette of the historical peninsula written with the Prophet Muhammad's (Peace Be Upon Him) well-known hadith "Verily you shall conquer Constantinople. What a wonderful leader will he be, and what a wonderful army will that army be!" in the Kufic calligraphic style. The videoart's background was enriched with a call to prayer and the voice of seagulls.
In a statement, she said, "My work explains the sense of belonging as well as how a civilization conquered a city and recreated it. Padişehir is an example of contemporary art focusing on Turkish culture." The Ankara-born artist is specialized in traditional ornamental art. In 2013, she worked for the Directorate of Ottoman Archives. Çilek currently continues her sculpture and painting projects at her workshop in Nişantaşı.


(posted on 2015-08-21)

De arrogantie van de jeugd

Mehraneh Atashi, Alicja Bielawska, Ruta Butkute, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Paul Geelen, Nicolas Lamas, Cheng Ran
Videoprogram curated by Cheng Ran: Enoch Cheng, Zhu Changquan, Keru Yuan, Liu Yuija, Tian Zhu, Peng Zuqiang
Until 22 august 2015
De arrogantie van de jeugd is like something non-existent: there is always the pretension to distance yourself from what already exist and what you do not want to be. The pretension will always bring you back to the already existing. It is good to be this haughty, again and again you try to be a tabula rasa. But then again you will always be limited by your knowledge. A sketch of what an exhibition could be, is an exploration of this limitation. A sketch is the search for structure. An open-ended temporality is the only thing this sketch can bring.
Cheng Ran (1981, Inner Mongolia) lives and works in Hangzhou and Amsterdam. His works convey a young perspective on the unsolvable issues in life, such as problems regarding identity, life and death, and the anguish felt by young Chinese people living through the globalized Chinese culture and cultural policy. Recent solo exhibitions include In cours of the miraculous, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing and Immersion and Distance, Ullens Center For Contemporary Art, Beijing. Recent group exhibitions include When I give, I give myself, Van Gogh Museum, Utopian Days, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Inside China, Palais de Tokyo, Forest of Illusions, Galerie Emmanual Perrotin, Whe Have Never Participated, 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, Perspectives 180, Contemporary Art Museum Houston.
Peng Zuquiang (lives and works in Beijing and Chicago) holds a BA (First Class Honours) at Goldsmiths (2011-2014) and is currently doing a MFA at the Art Institute in Chicago, where he is the recipient of the New Artists Society scholarship. His works probe, speculate and question the potential and condition of collectivism, through exploring the spatial and temporal dimensions of urban interiors and exteriors. His work has been exhibited at MOCA, Shijiazhuang; Camden Image Gallery, London; The Gallery, Antenna Space, Shanghai.
Yuan Keru (1990, Hangzhou, China) holds a BFA in New Media from the China Academy of Arts and is currently doing a MFA at the School of Inter Media, China Academy of Art. She has participated in Poetry will be made by all, Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Creating for the future: thinking about the unthinkable, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin; Limited Knowledge (curated by Yang Fudong), Run Run Shaw Media Centre, Hong Kong; Fusion Convergence, T Museum for Contemporary Art, Hanghzou, China; Salon | 89 plus: introducing The Diamond Generation (with Hans Ulrich Obrist), Art Basel Hong Kong 2013; Lecture Series: Border of New Media Art – Creation, Spectatorship, Presentation and Collection, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai.
Zhu Changquan (1989, Shandong, China) graduated from the Trans-Media Art department, China Academy of Art in 2014. Zhu Changquan tries to make new narrative relationships between film and normal objects. Reflections on daily life and himself are focusal points in his practice. He participated in This is not video, Asia Art Center, Taipei; The 1st PSA Emerging Curator Program, Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum; Begin from Chaos, Inna Art Space, Hangzhou; Nowhere to Hide, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai; All new-formed ones become antiquated before they can ossify, am Art Space, Shanghai; Compressed Project, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai
Liu Yuija (1981, Sichuan province) received her MA in 2009 from the Univery of the Arts London. She has exhibited at the the 10th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai; Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai; Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai; Art Basel HK, Hong Kong.
Zhu Tian (1982, China, lives and works in London) received a MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art in London (2014), an MA in Sound Design from Bournemouth University (2007), and a BA in Economics from the University of Nottingham (2006). Moving effortlessly from object intervention to digital to performance to set piece installation, she presents works embodying discourse around the theme of power relations, freedom and individualism. Concerned by the automated routines of robotic individuals in today’s society, Zhu creates pieces which she describes as “hiccups – to interrupt and disturb.” Her work combines light humour with a sharp sense of critique, and is known for being ‘compelling and unsettling’. Zhu has exhibited internationally at Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong (2015); Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2010); She was also the winner of the Catlin Art Prize (UK) in 2015 and the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize (UK) in 2014, and was selected as the Emerging Sound Artist in the UK in 2009.


(posted on 2015-08-21)

Channels: the Australian Video Art Festival

Channels: the Australian Video Art Festival returns to Melbourne next month, featuring 60 artists in 21 events.
The ten-day festival will explore contemporary video practice from all over the world, with events in Melbourne and online.
The program of exhibitions, screenings, talks, performances and workshops will tap into particularly modern preoccupations, including the pervasiveness of mobile technology, the rise of YouTube, and the reality of data collection.
Highlights of the festival program include the Australian premiere of Sam Smith's live-video performance/audiovisual collage, Notes; and the Festival's closing night party Two Party State, which draws upon the works of video, sound and performance artists.
Channels runs from 18 - 27 September.


(posted on 2015-08-21)

Proyector 2015

PROYECTOR 2015. 8º Festival Internacional de Videoarte
10-27 SEP 2015. Madrid (esp), Jaén (esp) + Coimbra (por), Milán (ita), Oaxaca (mex) y Quito (ecu).
Director: Mario Gutiérrez Cru
Coordina: Clara Leitão
En esta convocatoria se presentaron 614 propuestas de videoarte (monocanal, multicanal, videodanza, videoperformance, videoinstalaciones, videointeracción, videomapping... ) y se han seleccionado 28 proyectos. Mantiene la apuesta de ser un festival multi-sede e internacional.
Tras meses de visionado el jurado de PROYECTOR compuesto por Sergio Gomes, Mario Gutiérrez Cru, María Jáñez Álvarez y Clara Leitão han seleccionado de las 614 piezas presentadas de 19 países:
Vanane Borian (arm), Azul y Lindy Márquez (col), Jorge Pellicer y Johnatan Molina (mex), Alberto Díaz (esp), Tara Mahapatra (ale), Christoph Oertli (sui), Gustavo Gutiérrez (col), Juan Caunedo Domínguez (esp), Javiera Tejerina-Risso (fra-chi), Gabriele Stellbaum (ale), Eduardo Restrepo Castaño (col), Joshua Chacón Vega (mex), Paula Bruna (esp), Marte Kiessling (ale), Roman Gomes (arg), Johanna Reich (ale), Dominik Ritszel (pol), Melancholy Maaret (fin-fra-eeuu), Daniel Djamo (rum), Miguel Andrés (esp), Jorge Catoni (chi), doriandgrey (esp), Shahar Tuchner (isr), Richard Bailey (eeuu), Marina Camargo (bra), Natalia Valencia Delgado (col), Rosie Morris and Sam Grant (ing), y Miguel de Almeida Ferreira (por). Además por parte de otros espacios contamos con Sarah Minter (méx), Rubén Gutiérrez (méx), Raisa Maudit (esp) y Olalla Gómez (esp).
Además contaremos con el Artista Seminal Hans Breder (ale, 1935), ofrecido por la galería THEREDOOM, para su [solo project]. Y con la residencia en colaboración con Intercambiador ACART de Maia Navas.
Contamos con nuevas sedes: el Cinema Usera, Espacio Proa, el Atelier Solar, Ésta es una plaza, Espaço Partícula en Coimbra y el nuevo país invitado Ecuador con el Festival MIVA.
Muchas gracias a todos los que se han presentado a la convocatoria y sobretodo a todos los creadores y amantes del videoarte.
19h. Swinton Gallery
20h. Theredoom
21.30h. Ésta es una plaza
23h. La noche boca arriba
21h. Cinemateca Nacional / Quito - Ecuador
21h. [BOX.] / Milán - Italia
20h. Atelier Solar
20h. Quinta del Sordo
18h. Espacio Naranjo
20h. Espacio Labruc
20h. Intermediæ - Festivales LatinoAmericanos
20h. Theredoom (solo project)
20h. Intermediæ - Festivales Europeos
20h. Galería Astarte
12-20h. Espacio PROA
20h. Espacio Oculto Madrid
22h. Cinema Usera
21h. Museo Belmer Jiménez / Oaxaca - México
21h. Museo Provincial / ARTJaén
21.30h. Espaço Partícula / Coimbra
Astarte Galería, Monte Esquinza, 9, Madrid
Atelier Solar, Arturo Soria 39, portal D, bajo. Madrid
Cinema Usera, Primitiva Gañán, Madrid
Espacio Labruc, La Palma, 18. Madrid
Espacio Naranjo, Naranjo, 33. Madrid
Espacio Oculto Madrid, Nicolás Usera, 27. Madrid
Espacio Proa, Saturnino Tejera, 4, Madrid
Ésta es una plaza, Doctor Fourquet, 24. Madrid
Intermediæ (Matadero), Paseo de la Chopera, 14, Madrid
La Noche Boca Arriba, Salitre, 30, Madrid
Quinta de Sordo, Rosario, 17, Madrid
Swinton Gallery, Miguel Servet, 21
Theredoom, Doctor Fourquet, 1-3, Madrid
Theredoom (solo project), Luisa Fernanda, 19, Madrid
ARTJaén, Museo Provincial, Jaén
Espaço Partícula, Miguel Torga, 25 cv, Coimbra, Portugal
[Box.] Videoart Project Space. Via F. Confalonieri, 11. Milán, Italia
Museo Belber Jiménez, Matamoros esquina Tinoco y Palacios. Oaxaca, México
Cinemateca Nacional, Quito, Ecuador
Festivales LatinoAmericanos
> PLAY (arg)
> OJO DE PERRO (mex)
> Festival MIVA (ecu)
Festivales Europeos
> FONLAD (Festival Online de Artes Digitales) (por)
> OODAAQ (fra)
*El proyecto no ha recibido ningún ayuda económica, todo se está realizando gracias a los artistas que han cedido los derechos de reproducción de sus obras, las empresas o asociaciones que están apoyando con sus materiales y a la inestimable coordinación de KREÆ, Instituto de Creación Contemporánea.
Queremos agradecer especialmente la ayuda de Pepa de la Roca, abuela del director, que desde 2014 se convirtió en mecenas del proyecto.
Cualquier persona, entidad que quiera colaborar con el proyecto por favor póngase en contacto con nosotros.


(posted on 2015-08-21)

Genius Loci

KLEX ExScreen series presents to you contemporary Japanese experimental film and video from the prestigious Image Forum Festival from Tokyo, Japan! Festival director and curator Koyo Yamashita will present the programme in person! Come meet Yamashita-san!
Guest Speaker: Koyo YAMASHITA (festival director of Image Forum Festival, Japan)
Date & Time: Tuesday, 1 September, 2015 @ 8:30pm.
Venue: Lostgens’ Art Space, No. 8, 3rd Floor, Jalan Panggong, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Admission by Suggested Donation: RM10
Koyo YAMASHITA has been festival director of Image Forum Festival since 2001. He is the programmer of Theater Image Forum in Shibuya, Tokyo since 2005, and has been guest programmer/curator for many film and media art festivals and film events in and outside Japan, such as: Transmediale (Berlin), Norwegian Short Film Festival (Grimstad), Seoul New Media Festival Festival (Seoul) and more. He has served as jury for many international film and art festivals such as Hong Kong International Film Festival, Cannes Director’s Fortnight and Rotterdam International Film Festival.
Mikio OKADO digital/2002/9 min
The island of Gunkanjima is completely abandoned. Buildings once lit with fires and lights of daily life have turned into concrete gravestones. One night, a sudden spark illuminates each room one by one. The filmmaker records this almost ceremonial happening with fixed camera, then uses digital effects to match the luminous fluxes in this requiem for the unknown building. The title means “secret ceremony”.
Mikio OKADO: Born 1979 in Tokyo. Graduate of Image Forum Institute of Moving Image, Tokyo University of the Arts. Has won several festival awards with HIEROPHANIE.
Saya ITO video/2012/color/14min
A boy is sent to a military school to be brainwashed to be a super-soldier. An dark absurd animation film which wryly reflects on the pre-war totalitarian regime of Japan.
Saya ITO: Born 1989 in Sapporo. Graduated from Hokkaido University of Education. Her POETRY IN MOTION(2011) has entered into Chofu Film Festival Short Competion and her co-directed film STEAM IN MOTION has won a prize in the same festival.
Hirofumi NAKAMOTO digital/2011/12 min
A large number of crabs that a man has gathered at the seashore crawls out of a suitcase and spread out, over the carpet, the desk, the bed and the washbasin in a hotel room. The very quiet artificial place is suddenly invaded by crabs, and its cleanness and comfortableness becomes vulnerable.
Yoshifumi NAKAMOTO: Born 1986 in Yokohama. Graduate of Tokyo University of the Arts. His film SILENT PASSENGERS (2012) has been invited to short completition of Berlin International Film Festival.
Hideki KAWAHARA+Maya NUKUMIZU digital/2013/5min
The girls, under unjust attack, transform, multiply, and fire up. No one knows which one of the girls is Alice, nor for the Queen, No one knows which had started the battle. For that matter, they do not know if there is any point in the battle. A drawing mandala that thrusts itself with affection and reflection. While the presence of the texture of the paper leaves very strong impression in this film.
Hideki KAWAHARA: Born 1985 in Okayama. After working in an animation studio, KAWAHARA worked on various commercials and music videos as a freelance animator.
Maya NUKUMIZU: Born 1982, Kyoto. Since 2005 NUKUMIZU works internationally as an artist, whose works’themes concern fighting girls and fear.
Ryo ISHIKAWA digital/2011/5 min
Objects and light passing cyclically as if watching a view from a window in a train provide dreamlike sense to the viewer. Double, triple exposure using a projector and hand processing also gives a special effect of light in this film.
Ryo ISHIKAWA: Born 1984. Currnetly makes film and installation projects. Also organizes film events such as Small Format and !8.
Shunsuke HASEGAWA digital/2014/13 min
A man who watches human behavior from outside of a body is connected to a woman with a different consciousness inside the body via a “circuit.” Their monologue inhabits a monochrome everyday, and becomes an impersonal “perspective” looking out at the world. Half a century has passed since Chris Marker’s La Jetée a film made from still photographs, and digital masking effects have given birth to a strange world of intermingled moving and still images.
Shunsuke HASEGAWA: Born in Tokyo in 1989. Entered Musashino Art University after graduating from Kawaguchi Art School of Waseda University. Studies moving images with a focus on cinema. Vanishing Circuit has been officially selected in Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2015.
IMAGE FORUM established itself in the current form in February 1977. However its original activity started in 1971 under the name of "Underground Film Center" to screen and distribute experimental/independent/alternative films and videos. Image forum is a non-profit organization and receives no grants from national or local governments. The running cost is solely covered by admissions to the cinematheque programs and festival, rental fee of the collected films and video, and tuitions for the film- and video-making school. Katsue Tomiyama is the representative of Image Forum.
Image Forum organizes an experimental film and video annual festival named Image Forum Festival. Image Forum Festival, initiated in 1987, will celebrate 19th in 2005, Japan's biggest and most significant showcase of avant-garde, experimental films and videos all over the world. Directors are: Hiroyuki Ikeda and Koyo Yamashita.
Image Forum owns a screening room with a capacity of 35 seats and produces weekend cinematheque programs (in principle, the programs change on a weekly basis). The programs consist mainly of new works of independent film and video, both domestic and international. The works shown here vary from short/feature-length experimental film/video, documentary film/video to animation.
Image forum runs Image Forum Institute of Moving Images and offers one-year courses and summer workshops to grow young film and video artists. The one-year courses start in April. The faculty consists of several full-time instructors (all film/video artists and critics).
Image Forum has a film and video collection of about 1000 titles (most of the works were shown at cinematheque programs) and circulates them throughout the country to various institutes, museum and cine clubs. The collection is open to international scholars and festival directors. Many of the collected films and videos have been presented at international festival and cinematheque programs.
Image Forum founded Daguerreo Press, Inc. in 1980, a profit body for publicizing Image Forum, a monthly journal of experimental / independent / alternative visual communication media. Image Forum features reviews, essays and interviews as well as the Japanese translations of critical essays which first appear in international publications.
Daguerreo Press's other activities include: theatrical release of experimental and art film (Quay Brothers, Pat O'Neil, Alexander Sokurov), home-video releases ('Visions of Light', Meredith Monk, Quay Brothers, Jan Svankmaejr, Don Herzfeldt), co-productions of retrospective programs (David Cronenberg) and organize screenings and managing Theater Image Forum, an two-screen art house cinema in Shibuya, Tokyo.
"ExScreen" is an experimental video screening series of the Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival (KLEX) started in 2015. Realizing the lacking of exposure for local audience to see local and international cinematic works made with an experimental and avant-garde interest, ExScreen aims to provide the platform for appreciation and discussion in experimental cinema.


(posted on 2015-08-20)


EMERGENCY is Aspex's biennial open submission group exhibition, which seeks to highlight the work of emerging visual artists working in all media. Submissions can be made by artists from anywhere in the UK or abroad. There are no age restrictions, but undergraduate students must be in their final year of study. The exhibition is not themed.
Selectors: Suki Chan, Artist
Kwong Lee, Director Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Karen Mackinnon, Director & Curator, Artes Mundi
Joanne Bushnell, Director of Aspex
The selection panel will shortlist ten artists to appear in a group show at Aspex to take place between 27 November 2015 – 11 January 2016
One artist from this group will then be chosen to receive the prize of a solo show at Aspex in 2017 and £1000 fee.
Aspex has a 33-year track record of supporting emerging artists and engaging audiences, through the delivery of a programme of exhibitions, off-site projects and participatory opportunities.
Artists such as Mona Hatoum, Richard Wilson and Susan Collis, all internationally acclaimed, received support from Aspex at an early point in their careers. This work has continued with projects including Emergency, offering key opportunities for artist exposure and professional development.
Deadline for submissions: 5pm Monday 28 September 2015
Aspex Gallery The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays PO1 3BF Portsmouth UK


(posted on 2015-08-20)

Gwen Frostic School of Art seeks video art

The Atrium Gallery at Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo MI) seeks video art and animation for group video exhibition 17 Days (vol.8). 17 Days (vol.8) will also exhibit at Alfred State College.
Only online Submissions received by email will be considered.
Please email to adriane.little@wmich.edu
• Website link to video
• Artist Statement (pdf)
• Short Bio or CV (pdf)
• Personal website?link
• Write video submission in the subject line
If you have questions, contact Adriane Little at adriane.little@wmich.edu with video submission in the subject line. Please do not contact the School of Art directly.


(posted on 2015-08-20)

Currents NewMedia

This Year’s Categories include:
New Media Installations, Outdoor New Media Installations and Architectural Mapping, Single Channel Video and Animation, Multimedia Performance, Fulldome, Experimental or Interactive Documentary, Web-Art/Art-Gaming/Mobile Device Apps, Oculus Rift, Robotics, 3D Printing and Interactive Installations for Children.
Two Special Categories:
Axle Contemporary Mobile Gallery – see bottom for submission info
New Media New Mexico 2016 – applications will open September 15 – see bottom for info
Submission Form Instructions
Work Samples
video work samples must be viewable online (personal website, YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, etc).
uploaded video still captures should be full file resolution .jpg only
uploaded photos and other images – minimum size 300 dpi, 5?x 8? ( the larger the better ), .jpg only
Submission Fee schedule is as follows:
One Submission = $20 (USD)
Two or More Submissions in one or multiple categories = $15 (USD) for each submission
The Submission Fee for each entry must be paid separately
Submission is FREE for those 18 years old or younger.
You are welcome to submit multiple entries in one or more Categories.
You must submit a new form for each entry.
Follow these steps to fill out the Submission Form:
Fill out the general information at the top of the Form. About half way down select the Category you wish to submit your work in. Once you have selected the Category you can fill out the remainder of the Form. You are welcome to submit multiple entries in one or more categories. You must submit a new form for each entry and pay separately for each form.
Once you have submitted the form you will be directed to PayPal to pay your fee. You will be able to pay via PayPal or use a credit card ( artists 18 or younger will skip this step and go directly to a confirmation page ). Once you have paid your fee a confirmation page will appear. If you wish to enter another submission you can select the HERE button. You will receive an email confirmation of your submission with a copy of the form you submitted.
If you are unable to use a credit card you can mail a check to:
Parallel Studios Inc.
PO Box 31674
Santa Fe, NM 87594-1674
If you select “Yes, I am mailing a check”, once you submit you will still be sent to PaypPal. Just exit Paypal. You will receive a confirmation of your submission. You can then return to the Currents website if you would like submit another form. Pay for all entries with one check.
Final Selections will be announced January 11, 2016.
New Media Installations (video, sound, interactive)
Installation artists are eligible for travel, lodging and shipping assistance.
You may also apply to be considered for the Santa Fe Art Institute Residency Award.
Submissions must include:
a completed online submission form
brief written bio/bios / max 150 words each (to be included on our website)
the title of the work, year created and a brief written installation description for each submission / max 150 words each (to be included on our website)
a website or link where work can be seen (see work sample description above)
upload a CV/resume .pdf only
upload 2 to 3 still images of the proposed work or previous work for each submission in this category (see image requirements above) .jpg only
upload an installation floor plan for each submission indicating ideal space requirements / .jpg or .pdf only
upload a complete proposal/description for each submission .pdf only
an equipment list (indicating which equipment you will need the festival to supply) .pdf only
Single Channel Video and Animation
Submissions must be 6 minutes or less in length.
Submissions must include:
a completed online submission form
brief written bio/bios / max 150 words each (to be included on our website)
the title of the work, year created, duration and a brief written description for each submission (to be included on our website) / max 150 words each
a website or link where work can be seen (see work sample description above)
upload a CV/Resume .pdf only
upload 2 to 3 still images of the proposed work or previous work for each submission in this category (see image requirements above) .jpg only
upload a more complete description of the work/s if you would like (optional) .pdf only
Deadline: November 15, 2015


(posted on 2015-08-20)

Animation artist in residence Tokyo

Now accepting applications!
Deadline: September 10th, 2015
Residency Period: January 7th - March 17th, 2016
This project, organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (Bunka-cho), is an artist in residence program that provides three outstanding young animation artists from around the world with an opportunity to come to Tokyo and create new works while directly interacting with Japanese animation culture. It aims to promote both the creation of excellent works of animation and a better understanding of Japanese culture.
-Education/training: participants will give reports on the progress of their work being created as part of the program and will receive guidance from accomplished Japanese animators/experts on a regular basis.
-Visits/exchange events: participants will visit animation studios and participate in exchange events with artists and students enrolled in art programs at educational institutions.
-Creation of a new work: participants will begin a new work while in Japan and present the finished work or one part of a work in progress at the end of their stay.
Applicants must
-Reside outside of Japan and be a citizen of a country other than Japan.
-Have had one of their animated works screened at an international film festival, exhibition or similar event where works from countries other than their own were also screened/featured.
-Be between the ages of 20 and 35 as of September 10th, 2015.
-Be able to speak either English or Japanese at least well enough to communicate in everyday situations.
-Be in good health.
-Have access to the equipment necessary to participate in a remote interview (i.e. a computer capable of connecting to the internet and using Skype).
For application procedure see website



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