[artinfo] Call for submissions: OUTVIDEO 2006 festival

Myriam Thyes myriam at thyes.com
Tue Apr 4 11:18:36 CEST 2006

Call for submissions:

Organizers & festival team invite artists working with video,
animation and new media to participate in the project:

3rd International videoart festival in public spaces
June 5 - July 5, 2006

Festival places: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Volgograd, Voronezh,
Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Krasnodar, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Riazan', Samara,
Sochi, Ufa, Yaroslavl', Yekaterinburg and Surgut (Russia).

The idea of the festival is to integrate contemporary video art into
the public space.
International Festival of Videoart in public spaces OUT VIDEO Œ06 is
the only one around the world shown on large-sized LED video screens
within the urban environment. For two years it was held in
Yekaterinburg (in 2004-2005). In 2006 OUT VIDEO is for the first time
emerging the All-Russian stage and is to be demonstrated in 16 cities
by the outdoor video network consisting of 39 large screens. This
festival aims at full-scale integration of actual videoart into the
urban environment and promotion of public art strategies in Russia.

Within the framework of the festival, the programme includes lectures,
workshops, presentations and round tables of experts from Belgium,
Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, France, Russia, Serbia. These
activities are intended to share experience and update possibilities
and problems of interaction between actual art and urban electronic
media, aspects of actual art integration into general audience and
topical art practices of this field.

The festival public screenings will happen on outdoor video screens
networks of CityVision & "IgRek Cinema" companies, 39 city screens
located in the most busy spots. Selected video art works will be shown
during one month each day in the pauses between commercial blocks,
altogether around 240 screenings per day on each screen.

There are only two formal requirements to video works:

The festival will end with two nights video screenings of the entire
festival program on all 39 city screens. The closing ceremony will
include presentation of the best works in a cinema theaters.

Authors whose works will be chosen for day program screenings on the
outdoor video screens network will receive by mail special edition of
DVD catalogue with registration of translation theirs works on outdoor
video screens network in ³documentation² section & CD with photo &
video registration files ready to use. After the end of the festival
all participants will receive the festival DVD catalogue by mail.

The amount of the applications from one participant is not
circumscribed (please see ENTRY FORM section to download application
form & technical guidlines). Only one work from one author can be
selected for public outdoor screening in day program.

All necessary information and application forms you can receive also
by e-mail, outvideo at pochta.ru or by telephone/fax +7(343)3747318
Contact person: Arseny Sergeyev, curator of festival

Deadline for works sent via post: May 15, 2006 (Œpostmarked)
Deadline for works sent via fast post [DHL, UPS, City Express etc]:
May 24, 2006 (postmarked)
Deadline for works sent via e-mail & FTP: May 31, 2006

Arseny Sergeyev, curator of OUTVIDEO festival
Nailya Allachverdieva


E-mail:     arsush at gmail.com
              arseny_s at hotbox.ru
              outvideo at pochta.ru
              arseny at artpolitika.ru
Tel./fax    +7 (343) 3747318

Art in Pro Creative group
Kominterna 20 app. 43

More information about the Artinfo mailing list