[artinfo] Futurevisual - Call For Submissions
drew at futuresonic.com
Tue Jan 23 01:20:43 CET 2007
CALL FOR PROJECTS
A part of FUTURESONIC 2007
10-12 May, Manchester UK
In 2007 we are inviting submissions of projects at the cutting edge
of immersive sound and image.
Deadline: Thursday 15th February 2007
Futurevisual forms the centrepiece of Futuresonic Live at Futuresonic
2007 in Manchester/UK, and a dedicated space - the Futurevisual
Lounge - will be available at the main festival venue for
Futurevisual screenings. A selection of works will be shown at
partner festivals in South Korea and Brazil, and as part of The
Bigger Picture, Big Screen Manchester on a 25 square metre video
screen with full sound system situated in Exchange Square, a public
area regenerated after the IRA bomb in 1996, that has an estimated
daily footfall of 50,000 people.
WHAT IS THE THEME?
Futurevisual is a celebration of all things audiovisual, with a focus
on audiovisual projects which emerge from, reference or are inspired
by the transfusion of visual media and visual technologies within
music culture, and the mixing of visual culture and music culture.
This will be a homage to the 40th anniversary of seminal multimedia
events in 1967 which, like Futuresonic, came not from film but a
collision of music and art worlds. At events such as The 12 Hour
Technicolour Dream and Games For May, and the UFO club, London's
psychedelic underground exploded into the daylight. These were at the
beginning of a seminal year which saw a coming together of the worlds
of music and visual art, a crossover between avant garde and popular
music, and also the introduction of the Moog at Monterey.
In what is also the 20th anniversary of another key year for
immersive sound and image, the birth of UK electronic dance culture
in 1987, Futurevisual goes back to the future - revisiting one of the
inspirations of the first Futuresonic festival in 1996, and the theme
of Audiovisions in 2000 - to look at the cutting edge of immersive
sound and image today.
Futurevisual will feature work by leading local, national and
international artists working in sound and moving image. Some of the
original figures involved in 1967 will play key roles in
Futurevisual. Alongside them will be contemporary musicians and
artists who can connect with the energy and openness of that year,
and bring it bang up to date.
WHAT KINDS OF PROJECT WILL BE ACCEPTED?
We accept proposals for projects in any format. The Futurevisual
Lounge will be available within at the main festival venue for
Futurevisual screenings. Opportunities and spaces at Futuresonic 2007
for complex live projects and installations are limited. To check
formats accepted for the Big Screen Manchester see The Bigger Picture
submission guidelines http://www.biggerpicturemanchester.com.
HOW ARE PROJECTS ASSESSED?
Projects are assessed by an international Jury:
Casey Reas (Processing, USA)
Charlie Gere (Institute for Cultural Research, Lancaster/UK)
Colin Fallows (Liverpool School of Art & Design, UK)
Drew Hemment (FutureEverything, UK)
José Luis de Vicente (ArtFutura/Sonar, Spain)
Kwong Lee (Director, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester/UK)
Lassi Tasajärvi (Creative Director, Evenlake Studios, Finland)
Lucas Bambozzi (Curator, arte.mov, Brazil)
Michael Connor (Head of Exhibitions, BFI Southbank, UK/USA)
Patrick Lichty (Artist & Editor-in-Chief of Intelligent Agent, USA)
Suhjung Hur (Curator, Art Center Nabi, South Korea)
Plus more TBA
IS FUNDING AVAILABLE FROM FUTURESONIC TO COVER THE COSTS OF
PRESENTING THE PROJECT?
Please note that in 2007 we are only asking for submissions of
projects that can be presented without financial support from
HOW TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS
Please complete the online form to submit your project.
Deadline: Thursday 15th February 2007
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