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Habitat California: Flora & Fauna

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Habitat California: Flora & Fauna
February 8 – April 18, 2020
Traditional and Digital Media Juried Exhibition
Palos Verdes Art Center  (pvartcenter.org)
Juror: Tulsa Kinney, Editor of Artillery (artillerymag.com)

 This invitational and juried all-media exhibition focuses on the plants and wildlife of California in the shifting ecosystems they inhabit. Entry is not restricted to California-based artists. Traditional media including painting en plein air is welcome, as well as sculpture, photography, video, and new media including VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality), and internet-based art.

Welcome areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to:
* Continuing the California Landscape and California Impressionist traditions.
* The intersections of urban, suburban, and wildlife habitats.
* The effects of climate change on wildlife and botanical habitat and species.
* Explorations in new media featuring California flora and fauna.

 Contemporary juried-in works will be accompanied by works by select invited artists, as well as historic pieces by noted California painters.

 Juror: Tulsa Kinney is the editor and co-founder of Artillery, a contemporary art magazine based in Los Angeles established in 2006. She received her MFA at USC in 1988 and has been in numerous solo and group art exhibitions for over two decades. At that time she was teaching digital imaging at various Southern California colleges along with her graphic design career at the LA Weekly. Tulsa started writing about 20 years ago and her articles have been published in the Los Angeles Times and LA Weekly. She continues to write about art and stay deeply immersed in the contemporary art world.

Application Deadline: December 31, 2019
Jury Dates: January 2 – 7, 2020
Artist Notification: January 8, 2020

Deadline: 
12/31/2019

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Simultan Festival 2019 CALL FOR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS!

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SIMULTAN FESTIVAL 2019 - CALL FOR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS!

DEADLINE: 14th OCTOBER 2019

In 2019, SIMULTAN festival carries the theme “There will be a time when it will not be“, which aims to question technology’s influence on the different aspects of individual and social life, to explore speculative situations, and to disturb the standardized image of the future as a cult of infinite progress and development. The festival delves into the realms of personal, political, social, philosophical and existential aspects of our day and age, by pointing out the various ways in which the artists respond to and how they record those changes, and how they imagine the future.

We are open for submissions of innovative video works, related to the festival motto.

– CATEGORIES: video / experimental video; documentary / experimental documentary; digital / generative.
– NUMBER OF WORKS: 2 max. / author.
– DURATION: 10 minutes max. each
– VIDEO FORMAT: AVI or MOV; format 16:9 or 4:3 (recommended compression H.264; sound 48kh).

The video must contain the title of the work author’s name and year of production.

All works will be watched works and selected by a jury. Only those accepted will become part of the Festival screening program. The decision of the jury is final.

Incomplete applications will not be considered!
All the artists will be notified by the end of October 2019.

Deadline: 
10/14/2019

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Open call for artists for online exhibition: Digital U

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For this year’s Digital U micro-commission, Art Gene welcomes applications from artists and creatives to exhibit projects that explore the collision of art and the environment in the digital age, selected by Digital U returning Guest Curator Alejandro Ball. 

Six artists will be given the opportunity to exhibit on Art Gene’s online exhibition space Digital U-Hang. The exhibitions will be posted online between October 2019 – March 2020 and will remain online as part of Art Gene’s archive of projects.

Digital Uis Art Gene’s online exhibition series. Guest Curator Alejandro Ball returns to curate Digital U: Extreme Views for the second year, to select artists and creatives whose thought-provoking work explores new or subversive ways through which to respond to environmental challenges, whether digital or natural. Work should be in a digital format, or use digital medium such as film, animation, video and sound to explore the collision of art and nature.

Visit out website for full brief. 

Deadline: 
09/30/2019

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Editor Practicum | Media + Production

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Overview

Work and learn through exposure to a wide range of post production projects under supervision by and mentorship from Banff Centre staff and faculty, and through collaboration with other practicum participants and project-related artists. 

The primary tools of focus will be AVID Media Composer and Symphony editing applications, along with some time spent in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects for the creation of related graphic elements. 

What does the program offer?

Participants will strengthen their practical skills in a fast-paced, professional, multi-system broadcast environment. Participants will collaborate with fellow practicum participants in the production roles of producers, directors, and videographers, as well as those in the complimentary post-production roles of graphic design / visual FX and post sound. Duties will include (but not be limited to) transcoding, synching and sorting dailies, offline / online editing including advanced colour grading, and Avid audio mixing strategies. 

These skills will be applied to a variety of projects from inception to delivery, with a focus on multi-cam talks / performances and short form documentary-style stories. Organizational, logistical, and diplomacy skills are strengthened through communications across production and post production crews. Practicum participants will also have the opportunity to attend relevant Banff Centre talks and events to expand their knowledge and personal artistic network.

Who should apply?

The ideal applicant will have a combination of formal training with a minimum of one year of professional experience in video editing using current non-linear editing tools. Applicants should be willing to adapt and excel in a professional, multi-system, AVID shared storage environment/workflow. A basic working knowledge of Photoshop, After Effects, and image compositing software is considered an asset, as is a practical understanding of codecs, encoding, file creation, and management. 

Applicants should possess excellent diplomacy skills and willingness to work closely with project producers, artists, and clients. In addition, applicants should be confident managing multiple projects and deadlines with strong time management skills. Preference will be given to participants demonstrating a strong desire to utilize this opportunity to pursue employment specifically in the post production field.

Application Deadline: March 27, 2019
Program Dates: May 06, 2019 - April 30, 2020

Deadline: 
03/27/2019
Fee Detail: 
65
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32 Festival Les Instants Vidéo - November 2019

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The Festival Les Instants Vidéo is an event dedicated to video art and electronic poetry with its multiple forms, monobands, installations, performances, multimedia...

In 1969, Neil Armstrong set the firstmankind foot on the moon. The same year, Nam June Paik created a bra with two tiny TV sets featuring this remarkable event.Charlotte Moorman wore it overherbare breast as she played her cello : TV Bra for Living sculptures.The event got even more remarkable. Video art created a constellation connecting erotism, technology and the cosmos. In 2019, thousands of women, men and children (thousands of Neil Armstrong) are not allowed to set foot on the ground. They are wrecked at sea aboard their miniature Apollo 11. The shrinking of the planet and humans’dreams.

There is only three ways to avoid drowning into an ocean of despair 1) a love encounter 2) to act jointly for a social revolution towards freedom 3) to take on an ongoing basis poetic and artistic actions.

In regard to points 1) and 2), it is not in the missions of Instants Vidéo. We are not matchmakers, nor a Political Bureau. We are simply a group of freedom loving people, and for this reason we throw open the doors of the festival to all the artistic works keen to make life more interesting than art.

Video art didn’t have its last word, nor shown its last image. 

Artists of the world, let’s unite our films, video installations and performances so that every human being can walk around the earth freely, as weightless as a cosmonaut in outer space.

Deadline: 
06/01/2019
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ATHENS DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL

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15th ATHENS DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL | MAY 2019

 

 The World is a Hologram

Dating back to antiquity, theories which want us living in a hologram, apart from science fiction can also be endorsed by scientific data. Those who believe in the holographic theory of the universe, support that everything we know in our world are three dimensional depictions of data, stored in a two-dimensional form somewhere at the edge of our universe. This automatically means that we are all closely bonded with everything around us, as part of one large unity where the present, past, and future coexist simultaneously.

Anything that ever existed, anything that exists, and all that will exist, merged in one unity…

The hologram is often described as a three-dimensional depiction, consisted of two light rays (e.g.laser) while in order to properly work it must be also lighted by a third one. A fundamental feature of holograms is that all data are circulated through the whole, meaning that even if cut in two, still each piece will maintain all information intact. In this case, we will get two identical but complete smaller holograms, proving that this segregation is only fictive.

The scientific community, have found itself in front of a predicament while discovering that whatever gets pass the event horizon of a black hole, as it can never leave, gets lost forever when the hole gets disembodied by Hawking Radiation. As a solution, mathematics was able to prove that when data gets pass an event horizon, they also get imprinted on its very surface, allowing them to escape and thus be maintained. This theory was named holographic principle and was considered eligible to be deducted on a universal level, arguing that the whole universe is the hologram reflection of two-dimensional data stored in its very borders.

Later experiments, have proven that some subatomic particles under specific circumstances have the ability to communicate with each other instantaneously despite their distance, thus have given to the universe another credence of a hologram. Extending this research, scientists extracted that even the brain works in similar mechanics as memory is not stored in a sole neuron but through the schemes and patterns that the neural stimuli follow while extending throughout the whole brain.

Within the neurons of cosmic memory time does not exist, only ideas…

This kind of theories about the world can be traced back to antiquity. In Plato for example, and his “theory of forms” he tried to institute that ideas and forms exist somewhere independently out of the visible world, and we are only able to know and perceive their reflections. Additionally, Socrates speaks of the “allegory of the cave”, describes the reality we understand, as the shadows of the real things, which are projected in front of us like a movie because of a fire that burns between them and us. Chained in the cave, and being able only to look in front of us, we have no perception of what takes places behind us, thinking that the whole world is only what we can understand with our senses. Hence is up to this one person who is letting himself free from the chains, the philosopher by Socrates, or in our case the artistic work to awake the rest of the world and lead them out of the cave, in the light and real knowledge.

Using this stimulus, the International Festival of Digital Arts in Greece, Athens Digital Arts Festival is addressing an open call for its 15th and anniversary edition towards all artistic and scientific community. Artworks from the past, present, and future coming from the worlds of art science and technology are asked to co-exist in a festivity of digital culture, showing how everything is connected to each other like pieces of one undivided whole, while anything we perceive through our senses is nothing more than depictions of our ideas.

Anything one can imagine can become reality, hence options are infinite…

Extended Deadline 30.1.2019

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