[artinfo] Media Forum of the MIFF Moscow - Trash aesthetics

Andreas Broeckmann abroeck at transmediale.de
Fri Apr 18 17:41:49 CEST 2003


of the Moscow International Film Festival

June 24-26, 2003


TRASH / At the film industry's backyard


>>MF programme 2003

>>>About Trash

>>>>International Board

>>>>>Entry Form and contacts


Festival programme works submittion deadline - May 15th 2003

Presentation programme and conference applications deadline - May 1st 2003 ÇÏÄÁ

(e-mail - mediaforum at danet.ru)

Organizers: Interfest, MediaArtLab centre for art and culture

Date: June 24-26 2003

Location: Russian Cinematographers Union and the Central Manezh, Moscow

Support: German Cultural Center Goethe-Institute, Netherlands Royal Embassy in
Moscow, French Cultural Center in Moscow, British Art Council

Moscow International Film Festival

Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) is held since 1959 and gradually it
has become one of most respectable and prestigious film-forums in the world. In
1973 MIFF was registered by the International Federation of Film-producers
associations (FIAPF) as an "A" class film festival alongside with those in
Berlin, Cannes, San-Sebastian, Karlovy Vary and Venice.

This is the fourth year Media Forum is organized as part of the Moscow
International Film Festival. The role of new media in audiovisual art and
culture received due recognition and Media Forum was immediately introduced
into the official program of MIFF.

Media Forum is the first event of such scale in Russia and it reveals a new
vision of the world of new media culture and new screen technologies to the
professionals, critics and public in general. The objective of Media Forum is
to demonstrate the connection between traditional and modern branches of screen
culture, the impact of technological innovations on visual arts.

Media Forum as action is an exchange of ideas, infusion of new forces into
contemporary culture and vice versa. It is an attempt to demonsrtate the logic
of new thought and new communications. At the moment it is inside media culture
that new ideas go through trial and approbation, ideas that cannot be realized
in contemporary art context.

>>MF programme 2003

   1.. Festival programme: experimental films, documentary, video art, 

Trash aesthetics

Trash ideology

Trash technology

2. Presentation programme: informational retrospective screenings and special
screenings of the latest trash video and trash cinema

We invite the participation of festivals, distributive centres, media labs,
archives, independent curators

   c.. The International Conference "Future Cinema"
Round table "Trash: at the film industry's backyard"

We invite the participation of producers, art critics, film directors, artists
and journalists

>>>About Trash

Key words:

Trash - crash of machine (computer) logic

Trash - crash of user logic

Trash - failure of image creating

Trash - cracked art - isn't to be identified, is unexpected by society,
critics, doesn't conform to the demands, wishes, logic

Trash - as fashion, style, freedom


Today it is necessary to revive the original radicalism of the media-
technologies. This is not a problem of technology, but a problem of philosophy
and ideology. We are interested in projects that revolt against the technology
itself. What do we need technologies for if they cannot express new ideas?
These are old technologies. New technologies come first of all new objectives.

Today the concepts of "trash & trash art" have acquired quite a variety of
interpretations. Our task is to confine them to categories conforming with new
tendencies in ideology and culture.

For us "trash" stands for the positive radicalism in art, technology and forms
of communication. Media Forum is the search for materials and criteria. The
interaction of art and technology frames the conception within which our
festival works.

What do we need technologies for if they cannot express the tendencies of new

>>>>International Board

   a.. Woody Vasulka - pioneer of media art, founder of the world's largest
media archives "Vasulkas", USA.
   a.. Rudolf Frieling - Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnology [ZKM],
   b.. Kirill Razlogov - art director of MIFF, director of Russian 
Institute for
Cultural Research, Russia
   a.. Kathy Rae Huffman - Assistant Director of "ROOT" media festival 
   a.. Etienne Sandrin -Curator of Video Archive at the Georges Pompidou
National Centre for Art and Culture, France.
   a.. Jan Schuijren - Curator, The Netherlands Media Art Institute,
Montevideo/TBA, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
>>>>>Entry Form and contacts

Festival programme

(Deadline: May 15, 2003):

CINEMA and VIDEO in all format on VHS, S-VHS, Beta-SP/PAL, EXCEPT NTSC:


Name, family name, nationality, telephone/fax, address and e-mail of the author

Title of work, year and place of production

Technology, original format

Submitted format


Short CV

*Please enclose to your work:

I authorize that my work can be (yes/no):

transferred to other formats if it's necessary for presentation within the

used in printed and online publucations, TV programs presenting Media Forum,
full_______, fragments________;

kept in MediaArtLab's archive________.

Date_____________ Signature____________________

Non-selected works won't be returned

Presentation programmes and conference

(Deadline: May 1, 2003):

Papers and Programme'description Proposals

Please submit short abstracts (no more than 50 words) and description of
organization or short CV (by e-mail MediaForum at danet.ru.

Contacts: MIFF, Media Forum

20, Bersenevskaya Nab., 109072 Moscow, Russia (MediaArtLab)

Tel.: 007 095 959 17 05, Tel./Fax: 007 095 950 09 92

E-mail: MediaForum at danet.ru

URL: http://www.mediaforum.danet.ru

Media Forum programme is to be published as part of the official XXV Moscow
International Film Festival Catalogue in Russian and English

Alexei Isaev, Art-Director (newart at aha.ru)

Olga Shishko, Programs Curator (mediaforum at danet.ru)

Alexandra Litvina, International Coordinator (mediaartlab at danet.ru)

Antonina Titova, Coordinator (procontra at danet.ru)

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