Janos Sugar sj@c3.hu
Mon, 16 Apr 2001 21:50:22 +0200


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MEDIA FORUM (June 22-27, 2001)
Organizers: <Interfest>, Information and Research Center for Media Art and
Culture <MediaArtLab>
The sites of Media Forum:
Cinema theater "Illusion", All-Russian State Library of Foreign Literature,
Central Manage

This is the second year when Media Forum is organized in the frame of the
Moscow International Film Festival, and, as the result of the acceptance of
the role of new media in audiovisual art and culture, it was immediately
introduced in the official program of MIFF and offers special accreditation
to the guests, participants and journalists who are over 300.

This forum is the first event of such a scale in Russia, and it reveals a
new sight at the world  of new media culture and new screen technologies to
the professionals, viewers and critics.
The task of Media Forum is to show the connection between traditional and
modern branches of screen culture, the impact of technological innovations
on visual arts.
This year Media Forum includes the following parts:

i. Festival program
- "MultiVideo": International festival of video art. Videos based on
synthesis of different genres and technics are in priority
- <CyberMovie>: Festival of Internet art projects associated with new forms
of screen shows on the web.
- <Telepresence by Extension>: Special program where the most popular for
the moment mass media TV meets the advanced new media art. Different forms
of their mutual appropriation will be welcome.

ii. Presentational programs
- <Montage of Attractions>: Representation of interactive screen art which
reflects inter-relations between avant-garde cinema concepts and trends in
development of new media art
- Retrospective showings of world video art masterpieces from international
- Presentation of Anthology of Russian video art, project by MediaArtLab

iii. The International Conference "Access to Excess" in the frame of the
Media Forum of the XXIII Moscow International Film Festival, June 24-26,

The core problem of the conference: how to organize effectively the process
of cultural and historical valorization (term by B.Groys, i.e. estimating
quality of product and making reasonable its value) of media art content
under the present conditions of information over-production. Among
participants of the conference organized in collaboration with the
All-Russian State Library of Foreign Literature are supposed to be
representatives of media art centers and archives, festivals, project
runners and researchers from Eastern and Western Europe, America, Asia and

The conference will highlight several basic problems of media art
collections and events development:

- Effective models of distribution and promotion of media art:

Curators of media art collections, organizers of media art festivals,
presentational and educational programmes, initiators of online resources on
media art on the Internet from different countries will present their
projects, share experience, and discuss different problems related to
searching for adequate and effective ways of presentation of new forms of
digital arts and the use of new technologies in the process of distribution
and promotion.

- Methods and policy in the field of preservation of media art works

The actuality of the problem of preservation of media art works has grown
during the last years. It's derived from the fact that media art works,
especially produced in analogue formats, start to lose their quality quite
soon since the time of their production. The basic aspects of the problem
are: appropriated formats of the storage of media art works, preservation
and restoration of media art works, transference to other, different from an
original one, formats, conservation of network and Internet based art

- Intellectual property and copyright in the era of digital economy

How artists, curators, and other professionals, from one side, and audience,
from the other, can benefit in "the era of digital reproduction" from the
use of advanced, first of all, Internet technologies?

- Online databases: architecture, content development, platforms for

Experience and perspectives of development of online archives and museums of
media art, as well as other related information resources. Database as a
network project.

=CB=CBIII Moscow International Film Festival 2001

Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) is held since 1959 and year by
year it has been becoming one of most respectable and prestigious
film-forums in the world. In 1973 MIFF was registered by international
=46ederation of Film-producers associations (FIAPF) as the <A> class alongsi=
with film festival in Berlin, Cannes, San-Sebastian, Karlovy Vary and


f e s t i v a l

Art works

VIDEO in all format on VHS, S-VHS, Beta-SP/PAL, EXCEPT NTSC:
INTERNET art projects: URLs

Total prize 8 000 - 10 000 $

Deadline: May 1, 2001

Selected art works will be presented at Media Forum, included in the
catalogue of the XXIII MIFF.

Entry form:

1. Name, family name, nationality, telephone/fax, address and e-mail of the
author (group)
2. Title of work, year and place of production
3. Technology, original format
4. Submitted format
5. Synopsis
6. Short CV

*Please enclose to your work:

I authorize that my work can be (yes/no):
a. transferred to other formats if it's necessary for presentation within
the festival________;
b. used in printed and online publications, TV programs presenting Media
=46orum, full_______, fragments________;
c. kept in MediaArtLab's archive________.
Date_____________    Signature____________________

Non selected works won't be returned

c o n f e r e n c e

Papers and Workshop Proposals

Please submit short abstracts (no more than 50 words) and short CV by e-mail

Deadline:  April 20, 2001

Alexei Isaev, Artistic Director
Olga Shishko, Director
Tatiana Gorucheva, International Coordinator
Olga Rumiantseva, PR Manager

20, Bersenevskaya Nab.,
109072 Moscow
Tel.: 007 095 959 17 05
Tel./Fax: 007 095 950 09 92
E-mail: MediaArtLab@danet.ru; MediaForum@danet.ru
URL: http://www.danet.ru