[artinfo] Open call: "REFUGEE!"

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne artvideokoeln at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 09:51:58 CET 2015

deadline: Monday, 21 December 2015
Call for entries


artvideoKoeln is looking for artvideos dealing with the topic of 
"refugees" to take part in an exhibition project to be realised 2016 
and later.

There are currently more than 60 millions of refugees on the globe, 
people who left their home country in order to escape war, 
persecution and murder, but also poverty and the lack of any 

People in Europe speak currently of the "refugee crisis", as if the 
streams of refugees would come by coincidence. In fact, Europe and 
the old European colonial superpowers , eg Great Britain and France, 
and on a smaller scale Spain and Portgal prepared the fertile soil 
for all current conflicts, wars and civil wars in Middle East, Asia 
and Africa. When the colonial powers left the stage, after World War 
II other imperial powers - like USA and Russia - were replacing them 
and continued again the powergames at the expenses of the local 
people anywhere. They were feeding the current local Islam dominated 
powers in Middle East and their main tool to expand power, the 
terrorism. In the current "crisis", Europe - meanwhile shrinked to an 
irrelevant local power - is taking the position of a silent observer 
with fatal effects.

It is said, the refugee crises would be the biggest since World War 
II, but the transmigration of people does not represent a new 
phenomenon in the history of human civilization, it is even like 
that, that the phenomenon of transmigration was always initiating a 
new era, a renewal and an important step forward to a next level of 
human civilization.

But the open call would like to get down to the human dimensions, 
since the refugees are human individuals who are forced to leave 
their home countries in order to get shelter, protection and 
perspectives for survival elsewhere. Do or did they find the 
"promissed land" - temporarily or for sure?

Artists and video makers are invited to submit and spotlight this 
human dimension and the diversity of reasons and motivations to 
become a refugee.

More details, regulations and entry form can be found on

netEX - calls & deadlines - 

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