call: 5th Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition 2016
Deadline: 30 April 2016
Call for entries
The 5th Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition 2016
Since launched in 2008, the Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition staged by Chew’s Culture Foundation has won great credit from video artists throughout the world.
Now the foundation is calling for video art projects regarding this topic Negative Horizon.
One can refer to the term “Negative” not only as the photographic film that represents the essential image movement of the video artâ€”a materialistic process of appearingâ€”but also as an adjective indicating a sense of feminine passiveness with an implication of antagonistic denial. The term “Horizon” embodies the dynamics within the liminal space between the heaven and earth, which is conditioned by the correlation between the perspective of the spectator and her circumstance of the surrounding. Negative Horizon stands for those invisible scenes that inhabit opposite to, behind, or underneath the normative visibility.
The exhibition engages with artistic visions and their corresponding projection in mechanical motion pictures to expose an unseen reality that is constituted by the mundaneness of mobility. A sense of movement is embodied by the economic and political exiles who result from contemporary geopolitics in conjunction with the disruption of citizenship caused by human trafficking beyond political borders. As these trans-national/trans-regional movements gradually become a part of more and more lives, Negative Horizon addresses the question of whether the state of movement expands our horizons or makes us increasingly blind to exploitation by legitimizing the meaning of mobility.
ï¬ Open to all domestic and international artists at the age of 18 or above, working with video art. May enter as an individual or as a group. Maximum two entries are allowed for each individual or group.
ï¬ Entries are restricted to single-channel videos created after January/1st /2010 those have not been previously shown in any exhibitions in Taiwan.
Entry deadline: April 30, 2016. 23:59 p.m. (Taipei, GMT+8).
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