OPEN VIDEO PROJECTS
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Blueroom (www.blue-room.it) is a collective dedicated to producing and promoting all forms of media experimentation including electronic music, video, sound art, and cinematic exploration. Blueroom organizes a weekly evening of audio-visual interaction at Rialtosantambrogio, a cultural center in Rome's historic district. Featuring a dynamic mix of live experimental electronic music, a rotating DJ line-up, live video-mixing, site-specific video installations and 3500 cm_ (a weekly exhibition of poster art specially designed by a contemporary artist for free distribution at the event), Blueroom has become a vital component of Roman nightlife. The overwhelming public interest has brought an average weekly attendance of more than 800 guests.
This season, Blueroom kicks off with a new program, Open Video Projects, dedicated to developing an international network of artists working with film and video. All artists working in these media are invited to submit work to be part of Open Video Projects. All submitted materials will be evaluated for inclusion; however, only selected pieces will be screened as part of the Blueroom evening. Lorenzo Benedetti, Sarra Brill, Andrew Cappetta, and Adrienne Drake are responsible for the selection of all video entries and will curate the weekly programming. Submitted materials will be collected in a searchable database and accessible on the program's website, www.openvideoprojects.org. In addition to the database, the site will also feature a program guide, screening times, and links to the websites of participating artists (if provided). The same information will also be posted on the Blueroom site, www.blue-room.it.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING VIDEO-WORKS
- subject matter is unlimited;
- each submitted video must include the name of the artist, title, duration, year of production, contact information (e-mail and home address), biography, and any additional information;
- the sender is responsible for mailing costs of submission;
- works will not be returned to the senders from Italy and the United States unless a stamped, self-addressed envelope is included in the package. For submissions outside these two countries, please contact Open Video Projects by email for return postage instructions.
There is a rolling deadline for submissions.
Please confirm your submission with an e-mail.
Submissions can be sent to:
c/o Lorenzo Benedetti
Via Ottorino Gentiloni, 41
c/o Andrew Cappetta
20 Herbert Street #2
Brooklyn, NY 11222
We look forward to hearing from you!
Lorenzo Benedetti is an independent curator, Project Curator of Volume! non-profit gallery, and curator of the Sound Art Museum, RAM, in Rome. Sarra Brill is co-director of the New York-based art collective, Aviate, organizing audio/visual events in New York and Rome. Andrew Cappetta is a co-founder of the experimental video label, RAYR, as well as a co-founder of New No York, a collective that organized shows of experimental electronics at the New York club Tonic and other venues across New York. Adrienne Drake is co-founder of the Rome and London-based curatorial collective, Platform, and Corresponding Editor of “Contemporary” arts magazine.