[artinfo] Call for video works, please fwd

UNXposed Moderator saiz at unxposed.com
Mon May 23 15:18:35 CEST 2005

'Out of Darkness'

Artist's video and cinema.

Deadline 10th June, 2005.

This is a call for single screen video works, of under 10 minutes duration, 
that relate to cinema or the cinematic. This reference could be either 
through allusions to particular films or through a formal relationship to 
the cinema space. These will be programmed for one night screenings in 
cinema spaces in the Midlands and beyond.

The works will preferably not have been shown in a cinema context before. 
Analogue and digital video is a more democratic medium than 35mm film, and 
film makers such as Kiarostami have embraced the immediacy of video as a 
medium. The works in this screening will play up the distinction between 
the two media, however, to engage with the cultural resonances of the 
history of film from a critical or poetic distance, or in order to use the 
shorter history and do it yourself informal aesthetic of video as a 
comparative advantage.

The screening will include works by international artists such as Harun 
Farocki, who has made a video meditation on the first ever publicly 
screened film, which was of workers leaving a factory; and Com & Com, who 
have made a Hollywood style trailer for a film that was never made about 
the William Tell story. Other works will be by John Baldessari, Francis 
Lamb, Paul Rooney, and others, as well as one or two works by younger 
national British artist video makers.

An application for funding to pay artist fees from Arts Council West 
Midlands is not yet confirmed. There will be two screenings at cinemas in 
the West Midlands in September, at the Light House and OHM Media Center, 
and there will be one more screening further afield, ideally in September 
also. If you are interested in submitting work (no students please), send a 
VHS, miniDV or DVD with CV, synopsis or statement to ?Out of Darkness?, 29 
Halkyn Avenue, Liverpool. L17 2AH. Please email Paulrooney2 at yahoo.co.uk if 
you have any questions

Many thanks, Paul Rooney.

Paul Rooney
29 Halkyn Avenue
L17 2AH

Tel and fax - 44 (0)151 733 0150

Paulrooney1 at aol.com
Paulrooney2 at yahoo.co.uk 

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