[artinfo] Hitchhiking to Transilvania - 1-31 August 2007

Adele Eisenstein adele at c3.hu
Tue Jul 17 10:57:52 CEST 2007

Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 22:12:24 +0300
From: "Fundatia Culturala Meta" <metacult at gmail.com>

*Hitchhiking to Transylvania - collaborative video art project*

1 &#241; 31 August 2007**

*Concept: *Iuliana Varodi // www.morisena.org

*m **o r i s e n a** **  *offers a space for international collaborative art
projects, seminars on ecology, sustainability, contemporary art related
issues, summer camps and at times a dorm for backpackers::::::::::::::

About 7 video artists from north and south, east and west will be invited to
hitchhike to Transylvania. On the way, they will record images, sounds /
music representing whatever charms or intrigues them. The meeting point is
Morisena, the centre for art residencies, cultural exchange and local
development established in Sangeorgiu de Mures, on the 1st of August 2007.

The first week will be devoted to time for the artists to get familiar with
each other, to watch each others material and to figure out a way of working
together and to decide about the ways the material will be used for the
final film, for example recomposing fragments according to a script to be
written together. Artists may need to shoot some more material on the spot /
in the surroundings. The last week will be reserved for the editing and
final processing of the film. At the end of August a screening will take
place at Teatru 74 (in Targu Mures). Dissemination, as well as a DVD
publishing and spreading through our network will be provided. The movie
will be presented submitted to various art / alternative film festivals.

Morisena will provide the necessary technology for editing as well as food
and lodging during the project. The conditions will be quite basic, and
together we'll make sure the place will be clean, messy and cozy. There will
be homemade wine, jams, bread and more, all produced at Morisena from fruits
and vegtables coming mainly from our own (and neighboring) gardens.

*Continuity and follow up*: in 2008 we intend to have the film "travelling"
back to the original departure points of each artist, with a team of
caravans leaving Morisena at the same time and stopping on the road to
various locations &#241; at centres that would be interested in discussing the
film. Various screenings can take place simultaneously, followed by round
table discussions and teleconferences via webcams in order to discuss issues
such as identity of the traversed spaces etc.  This project can be developed
in collaboration with SODAart (www.sodaart.at) in the context of their NOMAD
project, that can provide the needed caravans equipped with all it takes for
screenings and round-table discussions.

Fundraising ideas: www.eurocult.org, www.fondsbkvk.nl, www.canon.com, etc

For applications, please send a CV and a motivation letter at
morisena at gmail.com or at iulianavarodi at gmail.com

:::: www.musafirfoundation.net :::: www.morisena.org :::: www.stupgrup.ro :::
adress ::::    Sangerogiu de Mures :::: Str Principala nr 940 :::::::: + 40
265 319 771  ::::::  Romania :::::::::::::

Fundatia Culturala Meta
Str. Sfintii Apostoli nr. 37A, sector 5, Bucuresti
tel.:(004) 031.805.21.23
fax. 031.805.21.24
e-mail: metacult at gmail.com
web page: www.metacult.ro

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