International and National Call
Modern Edinburgh Film School
Videotheque, & Screenings: The Hand That Holds the Desert Down 2002/A Floral Room/A Party for Young Artists
This is a general call for video, performance documentation of live works, and film work for Modern Edinburgh Film School, an education, research and production project that aims to explore, through a temporary participatory film school, combined themes of the sculptural screen, narrative and space, event as image, and acoustics and noise as form. This call seeks work from a range of practitioners in visual art, poetry, performance and moving image to submit pieces that respond to a set of vague, elusive, corresponding, abrasive or overlapping themes on film, sculpture and poetry, particularly those evidencing non-narrative or oblique and sensitive approaches to the screen.
“On Spaces of Uncertain Function”,
“A Transmitter of Mysteries”,
“Filming Day for Night, its message is open and allusive”,
“This space evaporates, pursues, too, yet requests time”,
“flowers and questions, indoor: blue, black, permanent”,
“Sculptural revisions, additions, equally found on photographs, maybe poetry and possibly films”,
“Displayed revisions echo future actions”,
“Drawing time, no characters”,
“A fluid resemblance to Margaret Tait”,
“Cinépoetry, measurements, once, twice, cut, & Incence”,
“invitations to music on and from FG Scott”,
“the decorative screen, no purpose other than to remain very very very very beautiful”,
“Alain’s remark about A Man at A Window”,
“Sculptural separator, (Lou Reed, Mary Shelley, Kate Bush, Ceal Floyer, Untitled (A Curse), sensorial, jellyfish, every flower in living memory), overload the timid, a lovely counter”,
“le Carousel, for gentlemen only between midnight and 4am”,
“Jimmy Robert, Figure de Style, Hall of Mirrors”
These works: will be presented at screenings at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2013, alongside a series of published film essays, events and workshops/lectures.
Selected works: will be presented at screenings at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and Embassy Gallery,
Edinburgh, Scotland, 2013, alongside a series of published film essays, events and workshops/lectures.
Deadline 01 February 2013, selected artists will be contacted end of February 2013, & ongoing…
Works should be less than 10 minutes, although consideration will be given to durational pieces, or those that explore time, and made after 2008.
Moving image work MUST be sent as a data DVD in Quicktime format, .MOV with an aspect ratio of 4:3
Works with and without sound are welcome.
Links to submissions on Vimeo, personal web sites and YouTube are invited.
Recent graduates are very welcome to apply. Please note the screening opportunity is not available to students. Another call directly aimed at students will be announced soon.
There is no fee for selected works. Stills from work maybe republished in printed matter form.
To apply please send your work, with a recent CV, brief biography, less that 200 words and description or synopsis of the work,
less than 200 words, your contact details, name, address, email, telephone, if you wish your material returned please include sufficient postage.
Please also include on your DVD 1-3 screen shots of your film, clearly labelled with your name and title of work. Moving image work MUST be sent as a data
DVD in Quicktime format, .MOV with an aspect ratio of 4:3. Applicants who do not supply this information will not be considered.
Contact for questions: Alexander.firstname.lastname@example.org
Send materials to Alex Hetherington, MODERN EDINBURGH FILM SCHOOL, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Bill Scott Sculpture Centre, 21 Hawthornvale, Newhaven, Edinburgh, EH6 4JT UK.
YOU MAY SEND MULTIPLE WORKS.