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Magmart new project!
VideoWords is the fifth special project by Magmart. And it comes at a particular time, at the turn of the covid19 pandemic, which will undoubtedly mark a global cultural change - for better or for worse we still don't know.
The pandemic, and in particular the lockdown measures variously adopted in many countries of the world, has in any case already had a significant impact on the methods of use of the visual arts: closed at home, people have seen the online artistic offer grow exponentially, in especially that of video art. Last but not least, always on the initiative of Magmart, the #videovirus marathon should be remembered.
There are therefore the preconditions for video art to try to hook an audience wider than that of the insiders.
With this new project, the focus is this time on words. Fifteen pairs of words, antinomical to each other, which represent as many aspects of life, emotions and human expectations. Thirty international artists, therefore, are called to interpret these words - what they represent - trying to weave a dialogue with the public.
As visually represented also in the project logo, the intention is to pierce the viewer's eye so that he sees everything he usually doesn't see - and perhaps he doesn't want to see. Just like in the opening scene of the surrealist Un chien andalou, and with the same ambition.
The challenge, as always, is in the hands of the artists who take it up.
[look at the project website ]
Joan Jonas, Woman in the Well
Among the aspirations of the long-awaited Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), which eventually opened in 1991, was the fostering of exchanges across both cultural and disciplinary borders. Some particularly fruitful transactions were facilitated between the visual and verbal arts. The year before IMMA opened, one of the most celebrated writers in ... [read more]

XPRMNTL film festival
XPRMNTL films ONLY. Do not submit anything else. XPRMNTL films are abstract. They represent nothing found in the natural world. XPRMNTL films are the inner feeling expressed by: colour, shape, space, composition, depth, time, movement, rhythm and sound. Examples: [read more]

seiren 2.0: superficial
CALL FOR SUBMISSION Deadline: 31 July 2020 We would like to invite you to submit to seiren 2.0: superficial. Seiren is a quarterly multimedia digital publication. The call for submission for our second issue is open until July 31. The current issue’s theme is superficial. All submissions must be emailed to seiren.quarterly@gmail.com by July ... [read more]
Life Captured Still
An online extension of our recent London exhibition, Life Captured Still brings together a selection of seminal video works by Harun Farocki and Hito Steyerl, two pioneers in the fields of documentary film and new media art. Their work has often been conceptually associated, but is placed in dialogue for the first time by curators Antje Ehmann ... [read more]

Out of Touch Part 2
1 – 31 July HERVISIONS presents OUT of TOUCH Part 2 featuring moving image works by Dagmar Schürrer, Taina Cruz, BORA MICROCOSME and a preview of Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley’s interactive game. Part 1 of OUT of TOUCH began with peripatetic experiences in which vernaculars of gentler transmissions examine imaginative connections without ... [read more]

Jerwood/FVU Awards 2022
What are the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2022? The Jerwood/FVU Awards 2022 are a major opportunity for UK-based moving-image artists in the first five years of developing their professional practice. Jerwood Arts and Film and Video Umbrella invite early-career artists to make proposals for ambitious new works in any form of the moving-image. Two ... [read more]

Jordan Baseman’s gendersick
MattFlix presents Jordan Baseman’s gendersick (2019), available to watch online for 2 weeks only. gendersick combines visual material gathered on the streets of Dallas and Fort Worth Texas with a monologue delivered by an unnamed narrator. Hours of interviews are distilled into 11 minutes of speech. The narrator’s eloquently-voiced ... [read more]

Selected X – online programme
6 - 12 July 2020 • online The Selected programme was established 10 years ago with the aims of supporting artist filmmakers to gain greater visibility and to bring new, diverse moving image work to audiences. Each year the artists who are shortlisted for the Film London Jarman Award nominate artists who are earlier in their careers and from ... [read more]

Restless Waters IV
For the fourth year, the visual arts continue to be "restless". The reason for the exhibition Restless Waters IV, which will be inaugurated next Friday at 8 pm in Achaia Klaus, in the context of the 8th Regional Growth Conference. In it, we will see three different arts meet under the supervision of ArtWare. The first is the Animation exhibition ... [read more]
9 recorridos en vídeo por la Colección MUSAC
Ciclo de proyecciones en el MUSAC leonés, en julio y agosto Este programa, concebido con motivo del 15º aniversario del MUSAC, propone nueve recorridos por la colección en vídeo de este centro, articulados en base a distintas temáticas a través de las que reflexionar sobre una nueva realidad atravesada por la pandemia global. Las ... [read more]

Durational Portrait: A Brief Overview of Video Art in Saudi Arabia
“Durational Portrait: A Brief Overview of Video Art in Saudi Arabia,” curated by Tara Aldughaither and Afia Bin Taleb, brought together work by forty-eight artists from the late 1990s to the present, with sections labeled “Beginnings,” “Identity,” “Connection,” and, for the most current work, “Recovery.” Though it didn’t ... [read more]


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