IN\VISIBLE CITIES / URBAN MULTIMEDIA FESTIVAL 2017
OPEN CALL / ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
The following call is open to individual artists, artists’ groups, collectives, production studios interested in participating to the Festival by proposing shows, live performances or art installations to be realized in the formula of “artistic residency”.
Applications must be submitted on-line not later than 27th of February, 2017 via the following web form.
This call selects artists who will take part in a two-week residency (8-22 may 2017) in Gorizia where to develop artworks, installations and live performances to be presented during the Festival. All proposals should follow the artistic guidelines (see Annex 1).
Specifically, all projects must fall within the concept of “Urban multimedia” that identifies all those art forms in which artistic, technological, media and interactive languages act and reflect on the city and on the people who live there. The proposals’ focus have to be the cities, their spaces, their dynamics.
Multimedia shall be interpreted:
1) as the interaction between media and traditional languages (moving images, photographs, words, sounds, texts etc.), combined in original and interactive ways;
2) as “digital multimedia”, which are technological languages based on IT, web, virtuality, relation man-machine and social media.
Focus 2017 – “MigrA(c)tions. Stories, perceptions, experiences”.
Every year the Festival focuses on a new theme, a topic that confronts different visions and practices, exploring different forms of expression and offering causes for reflection.
The third edition of In\Visible Cities will focus on the theme of “migrA(c)tions: stories, perceptions, experiences”.
Through digital arts and the languages of multimediality, the artists are invited to explore the experience of migration. This is a very urgent issue that is present in our everyday life and affects all countries in different ways. This theme is often dealt with superficiality, particularly in the public discourse, where the stereotypes are reiterated without knowledge and comprehension. The Festival aims to be a chance for the participant artists to offer alternative visions and narrations, “different” gazes and points of view, even in contrast amongst them.
According to the Festival’s custom, participant artists are invited to explore not only the present situation but also the past, the many migrations’ stories that affected different populations and communities that have preserved memories and narrations. We will deal with migrations caused by wars and conflicts, as well as economic, climatic, familiar and work reasons.
The main focus will be life histories, practices of memories’ transmission and the different perceptions of events by the migrants and also by the ones who are giving them shelter; we will focus on the experiences acquired by the migrants in their origins’ countries, or during their trips or when they reach their destinations.