[artinfo] VIDEOLOGIA 2006

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Deadline: November 1st 2006

Curatorial group of  VIDEOLOGIA is calling for entries for the official
selection program of the III International festival of audio-visual arts
that will take place in Volgograd, Russia, in November of 2006. Artists and
directors working with short films, video art, animation, documentary
films, net art and various visual experiments are welcome to participate!
All selected titles will be screened in the cinema halls and art galleries
and evaluated by the independent jury and local audience.

I. Festival VIDEOLOGIA: brief introduction.

The festival debuted in 2004. The competition selection and hors concourse
programs of international & Russian festivals & curators were demonstrated
for four days. Along with screenings VIDEOLOGIA 2004 included video
gallery, theoretical forums, concerts and performative actions in clubs.
Works taking part in the selection program were subdivided into two
nominations according to the main conceptual lines of the festival: 1)
Intersection of video with other arts (poetry, painting, photography,
dance); 2) (V)ideological statement of an artist.

The II festival VIDEOLOGIA 2005 received more than 600 video and cinema
works from 42 countries. Three screening days of its selection program
included films based on three conceptual nominations: 1) Retrospection
(works about displaced traumatic images of the past); 2) Current Moment
(films about the present and its fixation by the audio-visual means); 3)
Infanteria Futura (video and cinema about the future embodied in the
childhood images).

Independent jury of VIDEOLOGIA 2005 consisted of artists, directors,
curators, theoreticians of contemporary art and musicians, who also played
concerts, held master classes and public lectures. Among the award winners
of the festival were Gerars Kairaschi (France), AES + F (Russia), Mehmet
Bahadir Er (Turkey), Dmitry Bulnygin (Russia), Patrick Rebisz (Poland
USA), Pierre Daudelin (Canada). The unique innovation of the VIDEOLOGIA
2005 became the internet conferences with the artists who could not arrive
to Russia but had a chance to present their work to the local audience,
answer their questions and watch the screening programs on-line.

Foreign partners of VIDEOLOGIA 2005 in hors concourse programs were
International festival of cinema and video Visionaria (Italy),
International festival of experimental film Carbunari (Romania) and Inter
American Videoart Biennale (works of authors from South and Central

II. VIDEOLOGIA 2006: Thematic pattern

The key conceptual lines of VIDEOLOGIA 2006 will be articulated with the
special attention to the art works arriving to the festival. These lines
will become the result of synthesis of curatorial intentions and ideas of
the festival participants. Nevertheless, according to traditions of
VIDEOLOGIA curators formulate a thematic orienting point for artists and
directors. It will enable the festival selection program to become an
integral, but not homogenous, composition of conceptual series consisting
of diverse artistic approaches.

Such orienting point of VIDEOLOGIA 2006 is the theme: THE ART OF

It is evident that there is no absolute stasis in audio-visual imagery;
even a silent and still representation possesses a rhythm, attuning
spectators perception and sense to a certain tempo. However one can make a
gradation of art works targeting at creating a dynamic effect to a lesser
or higher extent. For instance, a single shot video installation made from
one camera angle without editing and aimed for a gallery exhibition will
look less kinetic in a movie theatre than a short cinema work filmed from
different perspectives and edited to create a high tempo of narration.

VIDEOLOGIA festival is very much interested in both types of works. The
festival concentrates on comparison of stasis and kinesis in audio-visual
arts, it is on the quest for ecstatic artistic impulses, which mark
transition from one state to another and are inherent in both of them.
Ecstatic impulse is understood here as a rapture, as coming out of ones
experience, which seems to be essential for making an unpredictable work of
art. Such condition of being outside oneself because of grief or
intellectual exertion, fury or joy is characteristic of any sphere of human
activity, from religion and politics to theory and love.

If you diagnose and explore political transitions from social
disintegration to centralized hierarchies; if your work is dedicated to
unpredictable motions of human mind and heart; if you experiment with the
form of audio-visual art; if you are fascinated by the rhythm itself of
passage from despondency to ardour, from art to politics, from thought to
love, you might be very much interested in taking part in the III

International Festival of Audio-visual Arts VIDEOLOGIA 2006. Welcome!

Shoot motion pictures, participate in the festival, carry on polemics with
audience, and modify ideas of curators!

III. Regulations of the III International Festival of Audio-visual arts


1. Participation in the festival is free of charge.

2. The following formats are acceptable for selection program:
DVD, Mini DV (pal);
35 mm, 16 mm, 8 mm films.

3. Only works produced not earlier than January 1st 2004 are applicable.

4. Duration of works should not exceed 30 minutes (exceptions may apply).

5. The panel of coordinators of the festival will assemble the selection
program based on criteria of inventiveness, quality and correspondence to
the thematic pattern of VIDEOLOGIA 2006.

6. The entry form should accompany the work sent to the festival.

7. Deadline for submissions is November 1st 2006.

8. All deliveries from international participants should be marked: "no
commercial value - for cultural purposes only".

9. All entrants will be notified November 5th 2006.

10. The entry implies full acceptance of the regulations.

Entry forms can be found in the attached files. For any information mail to
<mailto:volgafest at yandex.ru>volgafest at yandex.ru

Send your works to:
Yaroslav V. Khokhlov
Do vostrebovaniya
Volgograd 400066

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