MAGMART BECOME BIENNAL
Magmart festival VIII edition is over, and is time of an appraisal.
Along this years, often fighting against many difficulties, we have seek the goal to support videoart, to widen the opportunities of cultural exchange between artists and countries.
I think with a bit of success.
But now is time for some changes. The festival risk to become just a ritual, and on the other side new ways, new horizons opens.
In my opinion, the festival remain relevant; it is still an important appointment for international videoart community, and for italian artists in particular, so we don't think to drop out it. Becoming biennal, we think the festival can increase its significance.
But, at the same time, we want explore the new ways that can bring to the same goal.
The experience of 100x100=900 Project is must important, for us. It has show us the relevance of a new approach. The project is still on the run, and so is too-early for an appraisal; but it has stimulated some relevant reflections, and I want continue to explore this way.
So, even if the festival become biennal, we'll organize something each year, alternating with festival itself.
And something is already on work in progress for 2014.
I hope to find again all you, on these new roads... So, keep in touch!
Festival Art Director
Magmart VIII edition (celebrate 50th of videoart)
Magmart | video under volcano VIII edition has its winners!
The jury has pass his verdict, and we have the 30 selected videos. And these are the winners:
3 minutes song - Eva Fontana (Italy)
4B movie - Antonello Matarazzo (Italy)
Anatomy of a Poem - Rebecca Ruige Xu (United States)
Andante - Nick Rands (Brazil)
Confession - Ahmed Mohsen Mansour (Egypt)
Diary - 1 Gulli(n)ble 2012 - Rolf Versteegh, Lin Klaassen-Zwamborn, Toine Klaassen (Netherlands)
History repeats itself - Didier Feldmann (aka Videopaper) (France)
... in-volo-quadrato ... - Maria Korporal (Italy)
Little Falling Words - Igor Imhoff (Italy)
Mabu - Igor Krasik (Germany)
Melyna (Blue) - Rimas Sakalauskas (Lithuania)
Nevermore - Maria Korporal (Italy)
Notre histoire - Lépine Vincent (New Caledonia)
O. - Adrian Regnier Chavez (Mexico)
Paroniria - Mauricio Sanhueza (Peru)
Primordial Soup - Hideyuki Tanaka (Japan)
Sarà stato - Marta Roberti (Italy)
Sempiterno - Ora (Israel)
Shift - Juan Carlos Zaldivar (United States)
Short trip in an image of the time. - Lino Strangis (Italy)
Still burning inside me… - Silvana Sferza (Italy)
Storia - Gérard Cairaschi (France)
The End - Ülo Pikkov (Estonia)
The Ice Song - ferrie = differentieel (Netherlands)
Topology of the Nine Circles / Open Set 5 - Isabel Pérez del Pulgar (Spain)
Une minute-lumière - Roberto D'Alessandro (Italy)
Ungun - Jessica Fenlon (United States)
Untitled (Uglyscape) - Nam Le (Vietnam)
Variations in the Stone Forest - Ouestbrouq (France)
Wombs - Francesca Fini (Italy)
Videomapping section selected artists here.
In the meanwhile, we have launched a parallel project: 100x100=900 (100 videoartists to tell a century). It is the main way Magmart will go to celebrate the 50th anniversary of videoart.
The american videoartist Bill Viola has said that: "The digital era will overwhelm us, as it happened with the industrial revolution. And I am not talking about technological changes, such as the internet, Twitter or in art. The changes will hit all of life: from politics to science, from medicine to culture. Will change our way of life. The role of artists will be even more relevant. Our vision will communicate knowledge and compassion."
The project schedule that 100 videoartists, from all continents, are invited to participate; every of them will produce a video artwork inspired by one of the 100 years of the previous century. The pairings are done randomly. All the videos will form a show that will be taked around the world during 2013.
But there are other ways you can be part of project! Go on 100x100=900 website and discover more...
|Edition XIII May 23rd - 26th 2013 | Rome
SEPTEMBER 26th - 29th 2013 | Cape Town
Live video performers, visual artists and vj meeting
The thirteenth edition of LPM Live Performers Meeting begins on May 23, 2013 in Rome.
LPM offers the unique opportunity to experience 4 days of audiovisual performances, VJing, workshops, panel discussion, product showcases presented by hundreds of VJs, audiovisual artists, new media professionals and thinkers from around the world.
In fact it is this community of artists that made of the 2012 Rome edition a surprising event. We hosted more than 500 artists, (read more)|
(posted on 2013-03-19)
|Submissions are accepted on a revolving basis and there is no entry fee.
While there is no thematic requirement for submissions, upcoming programs will focus on industry & technology, ecology & sustainability, animation, and history.
Moving image art includes experimental film, video art, installation art, performance art, essay films and animation.
MIA is projected on a digital system, please mark your submission clearly if your project requires special equipment. MIA is a brand new series screening the work of artists using the moving image. Curated by artist Alanna Simone.
Moving image (read more)|
(posted on 2013-03-13)
|Non può mancare l’evento dedicato alla sola videoarte, durante i giorni dell’Armory week newyorkese. Ecco allora – nel tunnel della Waterfront di Chelsea – la fiera Moving Image Art Fair, che vuole l’offrire l’opportunità di apprezzare opere basate sull’immagine in movimento. Una lunga fila di schermi piatti, uno dopo l’altro, dispongono le opere di una trentina di giovani artisti che non si limitano soltanto al video, ma esplorano piuttosto il media dell’immagine tecnologica, nei più diversi modi.
Presenti opere realizzate su dispositivi cellulari, video multichannel imp (read more)|
(posted on 2013-03-13)