[artinfo] Media Forum 2005 (Moscow) - Call for entries!
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VI MEDIA FORUM
of the VII Moscow International Film Festival
June 23-26, 2005
CALL FOR ENTRIES - - EVERYBODY!
So, on for the unit of impact in art! Science knows 'ions', 'electrons',
'neutrons'. Let be 'attractions' in art!
The technical term signifying assembling of machines, water-pipes, and
lathes migrated to everyday language from industrial usage.
The beautiful word 'montage' signifies assembling.
If the word isn't still fashionable it has all chances to become common.
Let the combination of impact units in one whole receive this ambiguous
semi-industrial, semi-music-hall signification blending together two words!
They are both from the heart of urbanization and these years we all were
awfully urbanized. Like this the term "attractions montage" will come into
(Sergey Eisenstein. How I became a film director)
Attraction (from the angle of theatre) is any aggressive theatrical
moment, i.e. any element putting viewer to the mental or psychological
impact, optically measured and mathematically calculated
for the predefined emotional shock to the perceiver.
(Sergey Eisenstein. Attractions Montage)
A good art work get ready as a killing, it should be precise, perfect and
private. To describe some of its aspects is almost a treachery because
there is possibility that the one of art forms possessing the potentiality
of destructive force and unexpectedness has been realized in the past.
(from the article of Dutch artist, participant of FLUXUS group, Wim T.
>>MF programme 2005
>>>>>Entry Form and contacts
Festival programme works submittion deadline - May 20th 2005
Presentation programme and conference applications deadline - May 10st 2005
(e-mail - <mailto:mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru>mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru)
Organizers: MediaArtLab centre for art and culture, Interfest
Location: Russian Cinematographers Union, ClubnaBrestskoj, Moscow
Support: ANO Intermews
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 sixth 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 2005
1. Festival programme
Resting upon the Sergey Eisenstein 'Attraction Montage' avant-garde
conception the Festival aims at collecting "Attractions Park" represented
by the new technologies in experimental film, video, and interactivity art.
The Festival works for re-actualizing Eisenstein conception in
correspondence with contemporary ideology, cultural context and technology.
2. Presentation programme: informational retrospective screenings and
We invite the participation of festivals, distributive centres, media labs,
archives, independent curators
3. The International Conference and round table "Between viewer and
4. Multimedia shows "Attractions Park"
· Woody Vasulka - pioneer of media art, founder of the world's
largest media archives «Vasulkas», USA
· Rudolf Frieling - Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnology [ZKM],
· Kirill Razlogov - art director of MIFF, director of Russian
Institute for Cultural Research, Russia
· Kathy Rae Huffman - Director of Visual Arts at Cornerhouse,
· Etienne Sandrin - Attaché de Conservation of Video Archive at the
Georges Pompidou National Centre for Art and Culture, France
· Jan Schuijren - curator, Amsterdam, Netherlands
>>>>Entry Form and contacts
(Deadline: May 20, 2005):
ONLY CD ROMs or DVD disks
Name, family name, nationality, telephone/fax, address and e-mail of the
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 10, 2005):
Papers and Programme'description Proposals
Please submit short abstracts (no more than 50 words) and description of
organization or short CV (by e-mail
<mailto:mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru>mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru)
Contacts: MIFF, Media Forum
119019, 8a, Nikitskii Boulevard, 3rd,
("Internews" - for "MediaArtLab")
Tel.: +7 (095) 956-22-48
E-mail: <mailto:mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru>mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru
Media Forum programme is to be published as part of the official XXVI
Moscow International Film Festival Catalogue in Russian and English
Alexei Isaev, Art-Director (<mailto:newart at aha.ru>newart at aha.ru)
Konstantin Bokhorov, International Curator
(<mailto:bororo at division.ru>bororo at division.ru)
Olga Shishko, Programs Curator
(<mailto:mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru>mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru)
Olga Selivanova, Coordinator of the Festival Program
(<mailto:elka at sidor.ru>elka at sidor.ru)
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