𝗢𝗣𝗘𝗡 𝗖𝗔𝗟𝗟 𝗹 𝗩𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼𝗔𝗿𝘁 𝗚𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗻
𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘮𝘴

📣Application deadline: 21 July, 2023

VideoArt Garden is a 4-day open-air program of video art & film screenings, accompanied by thematic talks, sound and poetry experiments in the garden of Cazarma U, a historical building situated in the center of Timisoara, the European Capital of Culture 2023. The selection of films is curated by artist Larisa Crunțeanu and curator Cristina Stoenescu, and focused on artistic expressions from the region, both historical and contemporary, in partnership with local and international organizations. The selected works will feature guest artworks as well as films submitted in the open call.

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁 & 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺𝗲: 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀

The four-day event of films, talks, and performances will focus on the theme of Coatings, conceptually connecting the immaterial, ephemeral nature of time-based media with the textured body of paint varnish or sculptural surfaces, further underlining the cross-media ethos of the program. 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 is not quite the body, but rather a flat surface following the curves of 3D space, describing a state of in-between, surface tension, texture, and exposure to external forces. From industrial products to agricultural produce, from clothing to landscape design, from language to the paralimbic cortex, everything has a surface that holds it together, gives it a particular look, and makes it deal with the outside in a certain manner. Likewise, the films featured in the selection will alternate between surface and depth, narrative and visual experiments, both abstract and reflective of the film-making format, as an epidermal of visual contact.

𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝘆:

We are currently searching for experimental and video art films of max 20min. Candidates are required to provide the following information:

▪️Link to video work – Vimeo preferred
▪️3 film stills
▪️link to a personal site or Social Media account

𝗢𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗯𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁:
▪️digital file (quicktime, mov container, encoded as H264, 1080p, stereo AAC encoded audio, maximum video data rate: 20 Mbps / MPEG4, 1080p, stereo AAC encoded audio, maximum video data rate: 20 Mbps), or Blu-Ray disc.
▪️with English subtitles, delivered as a separate file.

Please send the requested files until 21 July, 00:00 EEST via email at videoartgarden@gmail.com

For any further info, please write us at videoartgarden@gmail.com

⚠️ 𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗺𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗻 𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘂𝗺.
𝗢𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗿: Copia Originala

𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆: The project is financed by the Ministry of Culture, through the Timișoara Project Center. The project is part of the national program “Timișoara – 2023 European Capital of Culture”. It is financed through the Grow Timișoara 2023, run by Timișoara Project Center, with funds allocated from the state budget, through the Ministry of Culture.