VIDEOHOLICA INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL 2009, VARNA
PEKING DUCK OR VIDEO IN TIME OF CRISIS
The 2nd edition of the VIDEOHOLICA INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL 2009 will take place in Varna from 7 until 17 of August 2009.
VIDEOHOLICA 2009 will present a series of video art projections and exhibitions as well as discussions and workshops concerning video art topics in traditional gallery spaces in Varna and also in nontraditional outdoor public spaces, virgin for contemporary art environment, or where it is less known.
The 2nd festival edition will pass under the PEKING DUCK OR VIDEO IN TIME OF CRISIS motto. We believe this title corresponds with the core aims of VIDEOHOLICA FESTIVAL and also it is definitely provoking, actual, and gives opportunity to stimulate original visual art proposals covering very wide sphere of problems and meanings. Nowadays, in time of global financial crisis, the motto in question focuses on two contrast models that control the world - luxury and poverty - in the broad sense of the meaning. The motto also corresponds with the concept of „high” art and the video art as one of the most popular contemporary media, which nowadays is becoming more and more accessible for the artists around the world. In the frames of the PEKING DUCK OR VIDEO IN TIME OF CRISIS motto, this year’s festival edition gives certain directions for approach and development of the idea of international collaboration and partnership, concerning video art phenomenon with its complicated meaning and sense.
The decisions will be made by the 5-member jury. All the applicants, who observe the rules and the deadline, will have admission to the jury, which will take place in the early July 2009. The final results will be announced and sent to the applicants by e-mail approximately by the middle of July 2009. The jury will make representative selection of 20 movies. There is no submission fee.
VIDEOHOLICA 2009 open call will run until 20 of June 2009 and all applications are very welcome!
For contacts, terms and conditions & application form, please visit www.videoholica.org