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OPEN CALL | VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images

Deadline: 28 Sep, 2017

Disciplines: Moving Image.

Location: Florence, Italy, Italy

Deadline: 28 Sep, 2017

Duration: 1 week

Eligibility: work with moving images as part of their artistic practice are under 35 years old are citizens or residents of one of the 47 member countries of the European Council (complete list) have a degree (M.A. or equivalent) or have had at least a solo-show in the last two years have an excellent knowledge of the English language

Support: Pass providing access to all parts of the Festival (screenings and lectures) Participation in all the Programme’s Sections Hotel accommodation (November 14th – 20th, 6 nights)

Costs: Transportation to and/or from Florence is not included

URL: http://www.schermodellarte.org/en/visio-2017/

Program Description:

VISIO - European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images has a 6-part structure:

1. Directing the Real: Artists’ Films and Video in the 2010s the exhibition will at Palazzo Medici Riccardi and in other locations in Florence (14th November – 10th December 2017) and will present one video work for each of the 12 selected artists along with a selection of works from VISIO’s previous participants and nominees of Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival Prize.
Curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, the exhibition is an overview on the practice of a new generation of visual artists working with moving images in Europe. The selection will reflect the diversity of mediums and formats in contemporary moving image practice: from analog to digital works, single-channel video and films and video installation and multichannel works.

2. Festival: the participating artists are invited to attend screenings, meetings and lectures of the Festival's official program, and are encouraged to actively participate in the discussions. The main topics will then be expanded and developed during the seminars and conversations with the curators and artists hosted by the Festival. This year’s edition will feature works by Hassan Khan, Roee Rosen, Yael Bartana and Ben Rivers among others.

3. VISIO Young Talent Acquisition Prize: the Prize will be assigned to one of the participating artists and consists in the acquisition of one of his/her video work by the Seven Gravity Collection, a private Italian collection that focuses on video works from contemporary artists. The Prize will be assigned by the Founding Members of the Seven Gravity Collection and the winning artist will be announced during Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival.

4. Artists Presentation: the participating artists will be asked to introduce their work in a 15 minutes presentation at Cinema La Compagnia in Florence. Here, they will have the opportunity to present the fundamental themes of their artistic practice to the other participants and to a selected audience.

5. Seminars: a series of seminars will be conducted by artists and curators who will speak about various aspects of their artistic practice and research methods with the participants. The seminars, which will last 2 hours each, will be structured in such a way as to allow also moments of discussion and sharing of experiences between the professionals and the participants. In the previous editions the seminars have been conducted by Isaac Julien, Marine Hugonnier, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Filipa Ramos, Deimantas Narkevicius, Mark Nash, Maria Lind, Alain Fleischer and Heinz Peter Schwerfel, Sibylle Kurz, Sarah Perks and Erika Balsom.

6. Conversation room: in this informal environment participants will meet, in 45 minutes round tables and individual encounters, artists, curators, critics, producers and directors of international institutions hosted by the Festival. Ranging from the presentation of their own portfolios to simple conversations, these moments are conceived as an occasion for encounters and exchanges that can foster the participants' professional growth and extend their networks of international contacts.

Selection:
Candidates must be visual artists who:
- work with moving images as part of their artistic practice
- are under 35 years old
- are citizens or residents of one of the 47 member countries of the European Council (for the complete list, see http://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/47-members-states)
- have a degree (M.A. or equivalent) or have had at least a solo-show in the last two years
- have an excellent knowledge of the English language

Application and Deadlines
Please download the Application Form:
http://www.schermodellarte.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/APPLICATION2017.pdf

Together with the Application Form you need to submit also the following files
documents in order to complete your application:
Curriculum vitae (specify date of birth and nationality and/or country of residence)
Portfolio with web links to previous video works and if available exhibition photos
One photograph of the artist with a resolution of at least 300 dpi (format: JPG or
TIFF)

Applications must be sent to Carolina Gestri at visio@schermodellarte.org by September 28th 2017. The 12 selected artists will be notified by October 16th 2017 at the latest.
The official opening of the sessions will be at 5.30 p.m., on Tuesday November 14th, and will end at 11:30 p.m. on Sun., November 19th.
Participants must attend all meetings for the whole duration of the Programme.
All meetings and seminars will be in English.
The selected artists will be granted:
- Pass providing access to all parts of the Festival (screenings and lectures)
- Participation in all the Programme’s Sections
- Hotel accommodation (November 14th -20th, 6 nights)
Transportation to and/or from Florence is not included

ph. Omer Fast, Continuity, 2012 (film still). Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York

More Info: http://www.schermodellarte.org/en/visio-2017/

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