[artinfo] Media Forum 2005 (Moscow) - Call for entries!

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of the ïïVII Moscow International Film Festival

June 23-26, 2005



«Attractions Park»

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. Well!
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 being. (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 perceiverŠ (Sergey Eisenstein. 
Attractions Montage)

A good art work get ready as a killing, it should 
be precise, perfect and privateŠ 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 pastŠ
(from the article of Dutch artist, participant of 
FLUXUS group, Wim T. Schippers)


>>MF programme 2005

>>>International Board

>>>>>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

>>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
special screenings

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

3.      The International Conference and round table "Between viewer
and screen"

4.     Multimedia shows "Attractions Park"

>>>International Board

·         Woody Vasulka - pioneer of media art, founder of the
world's largest media archives «Vasulkas», USA

·         Rudolf Frieling - Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnology
[ZKM], Karlsruhe,Germany.

·         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

Festival programme

(Deadline:  May 20, 2005):

ONLY CD ROMs or DVD disks

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





Title of work, year and place of production


Technology, original format

Submitted format ______________________________________________________________

Synopsis ______________________________________________________________________


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 festival ________;

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: mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru)

Contacts: MIFF, Media Forum

119019, 8a, Nikitskii Boulevard, 3rd,

("Internews" - for "MediaArtLab")

Tel.: +7 (095) 956-22-48

E-mail: mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru

URL: http://mediaforum.mediaartlab.ru

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

Konstantin Bokhorov, International Curator (bororo at division.ru)

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

Olga Selivanova, Coordinator of the Festival Program (elka at sidor.ru)

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