[dorkbottoronto-announce] Fwd: NY VIDEO ARTISTS:CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Liav Koren liav.koren at gmail.com
Sun Sep 27 14:40:33 EDT 2009


Also from Kristin. Please circulate widely.


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PLAY WITH FIRE

Festival of Video Art, Performance and Design

November 14-21, 2009-New York

Venue: Harvestworks, 596 Broadway, Suite 602, Manhattan, NY

http://playwithfirefestival.wordpress.com/

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Deadline October 15, 2009

If you are an artist or designer who uses video outside “the box” we
want you to participate at Play With Fire!

We are seeking submissions for AV performances, installations, panel
discussions, VJs, workshops or other video based projects to present
or discuss.

Please send us a proposal and a description of your history and
relationship to video. Weblinks, video or images of your work are also
welcome and help us get a better sense of your background.

All submissions: playwithfirefestival at gmail.com

MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:

PLAY WITH FIRE

This festival brings together video artists, performers and designers
who progress their field by finding new applications for video!  Play
with Fire is a platform for discussing the common set-backs and
advantages of working with video while celebrating its forms by
hosting a series of performances and a competition of live video
editing.  Also, learn a new tool for live video manipulation during a
demonstration and workshop in Modul8, a software used across
disciplines.



VIDEO: INTERDISCIPLINARY GLUE

Video has found its way into artworks and installations in gallery
settings.  It is now an accepted artistic medium, with some galleries
dedicated to showcasing these works.  Performances time-based
practices have also benefitted from the inclusion of video. Theatre
groups and musicians collaborate with video artists and designers
developing new elements to these performances.



The term, VJ, a live video editor, became popular during the Rave era
of the 1980s and 1990s. Since then, these artists face the unique
obstacle of being situated in a club setting.  Although this genre has
become blurred at the whim of cultural interest and economic
incentive, this type of video performance can be an exciting way to
engage the public in a setting where they are both performer and
audience.



Performance designers specialize in spatial design and apply video
onto interesting new surfaces. This practice is more often for
commercial entertainment or architectural facades. Under the right
circumstances these designers create magical live experiences.



Even the challenges that face these artists are a part of the reward
in pioneering a creative effort. The Play With Fire festival will give
practitioners a chance to build a stronger community between these
groups who use video in new ways. The festival will also offer a
chance for new interest to emerge through demonstrations and
workshops, providing a great opportunity for both parties to share in
the exploration of video practices.



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www.kristintrethewey.com
http://www.playwithfirefestival.wordpress.com NOVEMBER 2009
www.myspace.com/electricblanketartist





--
www.kristintrethewey.com
http://www.playwithfirefestival.wordpress.com NOVEMBER 2009
www.myspace.com/electricblanketartist





--
www.kristintrethewey.com
http://www.playwithfirefestival.wordpress.com NOVEMBER 2009
www.myspace.com/electricblanketartist





--
www.kristintrethewey.com
http://www.playwithfirefestival.wordpress.com NOVEMBER 2009
www.myspace.com/electricblanketartist


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