VIDEO ON THE LOOSE
June 26, 2010 at the LACMA plaza
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the LA-based new media arts organization Freewaves, with international experimental media art from the past 20 years, and a preview of the new John Baldessari retrospective. Enjoy food, drinks and a live DJ!
VIDEO ON THE LOOSE
El 11 Festival Internacional de Video/Arte/Electrónica (VAE 11), a realizarse del 28 de Junio al 27 de Julio de 2010, tiene como objetivo principal fomentar la experimentación en el campo de las artes electrónicas y los nuevos medios, incentivando y promoviendo la producción de artistas contemporáneos, así como el intercambio artístico y cultural entre el Perú y otros países del mundo.
En esta oportunidad el VAE 11 anuncia las siguientes convocatorias:
– 1er Concurso Nacional de Videoarte VAE 11
– Concurso Internacional de Proyectos on-line: espacio físico + virtualidad + ciudad + territorio
Plazo de recepción de obras: 19 de Junio
Más información: http://www.festivalvae.com/
Con el ruego de su difusión,
open call for submissions
e-fagia Organization is accepting submissions for videophagy, an exhibition to be carried out from September to October of 2010, in the city of Toronto.
The medium of video continues to be transformed by changes in technology. With Video Line we want to explore the web as a channel through which we could investigate the different forms in which Internet and video are related. We are looking for traditional or hybrid contents that are present on the Internet and that participate of, or expand on the notion of video. We encourage submissions of diverse artistic-cultural contents through the video on the web, as we strive to integrate the fields of contemporary culture, visual arts, music, film and architecture.
Feature of the month June 2010
Selection of Norwegian Video Art from Oslo Screen Festival 2010 curated by Margarida Paiva (dirctor Oslo Screen Festival)
VideoChannel Cologne proudly present
Feature of the month June 2010
Selection of Norwegian Video Art
from Oslo Screen Festival 2010
curated by Margarida Paiva (director Oslo Screen Festival)
V I D E O O N T H E L O O S E
Freewaves to transform LACMA plaza
with international experimental media art from the past 20 years
June 26, 2010
As part of its 20th birthday celebration, Freewaves will present “Video on the Loose” at LACMA’s Late Night Art Event on Saturday, June 26, 2010, from 8-11pm. The event will animate the museum’s north piazza with 21 experimental media art works produced over the past two decades. The videos span perspectives from the identity politics of the 1990s to post-9/11 reality checks, from deep inside the mass media landscape to observations from media makers in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
C.A.R.M.A. – Applied Multimedia Art and Research Center – announces an open call for “ARTE VIDEO ROMA FESTIVAL” to take place in Rome, Italy.
The Festival intends to select and present to the public a selection of audiovisual works conceived and produced as pieces of contemporary art.
The Festival welcomes any digital production technique focusing on the expressive and conceptual potentialities of the chosen medium.
There are no particular restrictions about the subject of the work, but a thematic area is suggested through the reference to the “Beyond appearance” (“Oltre l’apparenza”) umbrella title.
el colectivo e-Fagia está aceptando proyectos para videofagia, una muestra que se llevará a cabo entre Septiembre y Octubre del 2010 en la ciudad de Toronto.
El video como medio sufre contínuas transformaciones gracias a los cambios en las tecnologías. Con Video Line queremos explorar la Web como un canal a través del cual investigar las diferentes formas en que el video y el Internet se relacionan. Estamos buscando contenidos híbridos o tradicionales que se encuentren en Internet y que puedan ser definidos como video, o amplíen dicha definicion. Los trabajos de contenidos artísticos y culturales diversos en video serán bien recibidos, pues nos interesa integrar la cultura contemporánea, las artes visuales, la musica, el cine y la arquitectura.
28th May – 18th July 2010
Listen to your present time tapes and you will begin to see who you are and what you are doing here mix yesterday in with today and hear tomorrow your future rising out of old recordings
everybody splice himself in with everybody else
The 5th Annual Anti-Corporate Film Festival opens this Thursday, May 20, at the Victoria Theatre on 16th Street in San Francisco with a film on how small, local, and independent “micro-brewers” must fight for their daily survival against the three corporate brewing behemoths that together control more than 90% of the market.
It’s just the first of three beverage-related films in a line-up that includes movies about the bottled water industry (which may soon rival the beer industry in sales and influence), and the grand-daddy of all beverage companies, and an international symbol of American culture and commerce: the Coca-Cola Corporation.
Also in the mix is a film about the pharmaceutical industry’s effort to sell women drugs and medical treatments that don’t work for a disease that doesn’t exist (so-called “female sexual dysfunction”), a look at the birth and growth of the Bay Area organic/sustainable food movement as part of the Berkeley counter-cultural politics of 1960s, and a closing night examination of past, current, and future U.S. energy policy as told with distinct drawl by the Texas oilmen who feed the nation’s petroleum habit.
The Festival kicks off on Thursday at 7:00pm with the Northern California premiere of BEER WARS, a behind-the-scenes look at the daily battles and all-out wars that determine what kind of beer Americans get to drink. The film follows the struggles of two small “craft brewing” entrepreneurs as they battle the might and tactics of Corporate America in a contemporary David and Goliath story about keeping your integrity … and your house.
The film will be followed by a reception at the SF Media Archive featuring locally made beer and brewmasters discussing the difficulties they face trying to sell higher-quality, better-tasting “micro brews” amidst the domination of the market by international brewing giants Budweiser, Miller, and Coors and their unlimited marketing budgets.
At 9:00pm, the opening night film TAPPED screens with a disturbing look at the bottled water industry, which goes the industrial beer giants one better by pumping millions of gallons of public water — even during a drought — from taxpayer funded municipal systems, and then selling it back to the same people for six times the price.
The Festival opens its second day on Friday, May 21, at 7:15pm with the San Francisco premiere of ORGASM, INC, an expose on how the pharmaceutical industry continues to define our notions of what “healthy” is, in its efforts to replicate the success (and profits) of Viagra by developing a similar drug for women. But first it must convince them that the norms of female sexuality actually constitute an illness that can be fixed by taking a drug. The screening with be followed by a Q&A with Carol Queen of the Center for Sex and Culture.
At 9:15pm, the centerpiece film this year is the West Coast premiere of THE COCA-COLA CASE, a taut legal thriller about a court battle by two crusading labor lawyers trying to bring the world’s largest beverage company to account for its role in the murders of union organizers in violence-torn Colombia. The film will be followed by a Q&A featuring Ray Rogers of the Stop Killer Coke! campaign, and other speakers on the situation in Colombia.
The closing night of the Festival begins on Saturday, May 22, at 7:30pm with the Northern California premiere of FOOD FIGHT, a look at birth and development of the local/organic/sustainable food movement right here in the Bay Area, as an outgrowth of the political upheaval of the 1960s. The film will be followed by a Q&A with local chef and San Francisco Chronicle food writer Eric Gower.
The Festival’s closing night film, HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM, screens at 9:30pm with a clear-eyed look at the current state of our energy addiction through the eyes (and mouths) of the Texas oilmen who ride the boom and bust cycle like a bucking bronco. Like dealers of any drug, they don’t see it as their job to help us kick our oil habit — but they can also see the day coming when we won’t need their product any more.
For more information — including descriptions and trailers for each of the films, the full Festival schedule, and links to buy tickets online — visit the CounterCorp website at http://www.countercorp.org/film-festival.
Thanks for your support and look forward to seeing you at the Festival!