[artinfo] VII MEDIA FORUM, Moscow

Tania Goryucheva tangor at xs4all.nl
Thu May 4 19:16:05 CEST 2006

of the ХХVIII Moscow International Film Festival
June 23-26, 2006


MF programme 2006
International Board
Entry Form and contacts


Festival programme works submittion  deadline ­ May 20th 2006
Presentation programme and conference applications deadline ­  May
10st 2006
(e-mail ­ mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru)
Organizers: MediaArtLab Centre for Art and Culture, Interfest
Location: Russian Cinematographers Union, Club Na Brestskoj, Moscow
Support: ANO Internews

Moscow International Film Festival
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 2006
1. Festival programme

During preparation to this year MEDIAFORUM Alexey Isaev (1960-2006),
our ideological leader and theoretician, died.

This tragedy brought us to two immanent conclusions:
1. dedicate MEDIAFORUM 2006 to Alexey Isaev memory;
2. select as a theme for the Forum Autho(Ritarinost) because this was
his last will.

Media-artist by the very order of things is placed in the state of
auto(rhetarian) author.

First, as artistic personality generating its significant discourse,
its self rhetoric. He automatically places itself in opposition to
totality ­ to its material, to the viewer, to the society, to  the
critic, to the power, to the temporality, and to the space.
Authorizing his conception he wins the fight with the context. Only
charismatic, autonomous, despotic rhetoric rips the emptiness of
distrust, indifference, apathy. To establish his authority and
accomplish the influence of art the author glows with will, forth,
self-esteem,  pretension; under this aegis he storm the heaven, shoot
forward in a deep avant-garde. Only ambitious will be taken to the
future (Victor Misiano).

Secondly, he joined with the tentacles of the power, i.e. with media.
He manipulate with its manipulators. Media is rhetoric in itself;
without authority of the author it escapes the grasp. Artist which
rules them by the iron hand doubles authority, i.e. produce art.

The theme of the authority of media is as old as first experiments
of ‘guerilla video’ of the 60-s but it haven’t lost its
actuality. The power reactualizes it again and again. Now is quite
obvious that without total antagonism and authority of artist it’s
not possible interaction with unlimited.

2. Presentation programme: informational retrospective screenings and
special screenings
We invite the participation of festivals, distributive centres, media
labs, archives, independent curators
The International Conference and round table “Between viewer and
4.     Multimedia shows

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],
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, 2006):

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


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

Media Forum programme is to be published as part of the official
XXVIII Moscow International Film Festival Catalogue in Russian and

Olga Shishko, Programs Curator (mediaforum at mediaartlab.ru)
Konstantin Bokhorov, International Curator (bororo at division.ru)
Olga Selivanova, Coordinator of the Festival Program (elka at sidor.ru)

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