Because of great interest in the festival and a large number of works submitted in the last days, the CCA announces an extension for submissions for the festival IN OUT 2011 up to 15/08/2010 (postmark date)
The fifth IN OUT Festival 2011
“This year?s edition of the IN OUT Festival has introduced several changes to the rules of presentations and awarding. We encourage you to read the rules and the application card very carefully. The first change is about presentation of the videos in two sections during the Festival. The first section will be for those videos which used to be the only subject of the previous editions, which is videos exploring medium aesthetics and referring to the video and film concept as ?photography enhanced? by the time dimension. The second section will be devoted to ?visual narrations?, which doesn?t mean giving space to action movies or feature films. This new part of the festival wants to show works of artists who build wider and more complex forms of artistic expression based on the video-identity idea. The videos are then supposed to provide a powerful statement on issues that are fundamental for culture: ?who I am, where I come from, where I am and where I am going to?. We hope that the statements will be formulated in a language of plain images and not abstract verbal notions. We also hope that the participating artists will choose to show works which put together the environment of contemporary media with the environment of their own domestic scene and also with their individual internal experience shown with forms referring to a structural movie. If a video is an internal screen for the imagination, then the pictures produced by a medium which has been purposefully and creatively damaged will give images of a pure structure of a video, and thus will be a metaphor of pure perceptual structure which will introduce their value by neighbouring with the world of various media experience.?
Curator of the Festival: Michał Brzeizński
Organizer – Łaźnia Contemporary Art Centre in Gdansk ( 80-767 Gdańsk, ul. Jaskółcza 1),
announces an open competition for the best video ? in the framework of the Fifth IN OUT Festival 2011
in the categories:
1) Visual narrations:
The entries shall make a story, treatise, a poem told in a visual language, where the event layer has been enhanced by artistic elements, showing their multidimensionality in the context of a video matter.
2) Enhanced photography:
The entries shall be deprived narration and shall focus on optic and artistic phenomena or the entries shall be a documented registration of events, referring to deep-rooted art events ? performances.
Works complete with an application card must be submitted until 1st August 2011.
Mieczysław Struk, the Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship is the Honorary patron of the project. The awards in 5th IN OUT Festival 2010 are founded by the Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship, Mieczysław Struk.