Deadline: 8 September 2016
Call for entries

CALL FOR VIDEO ART RELATED TO SUSTAINABILITY, OPEN-SOURCE TECH & LOCALISM

2016-10-08 SCREENING @ BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
2016-10-22 SCREENING @ BKLYN ARMY TERMINAL

Screening dates subject to change.

CALLING ALL VIDEO ARTISTS! Biome Arts is hosting screenings of video art as part of the event series Eco_Hack 2016. The screenings will take place aboard Swale, a floating food forest by Mary Mattingly, inside the Greenhouse Theater, a multi-purpose structure built aboard Swale by Biome Arts.

Eco_Hack 2016 is an installation and performance series taking place at Swale. Swale is a floating garden of edible and medicinal plants that asks the question, what if healthy, fresh food could be a free public service and not just an expensive commodity? Built on a 130-foot by 40-foot barge Swale contains an edible forest garden using a sustainable form of agriculture called perm aculture. Swale imagines an alternate future with water and fresh food as commons.

Lens-based artist Sally Bozzuto along with Biome Arts will be curating evenings of video art to be screened on Swale using a projection system we are creating in the Greenhouse Theater. We are looking for video art intersecting/creating relationships between:

ecology, sustainability, food & environmental justice, open source, civic data & technology, localism, alternative political organizing, prefigurative politics, hacking, blockchain, decentralization, autonomy from centralized food, energy, water, healthcare, telecommunication & transportation infrastructure.

SUBMISSION
There is no fee to submit.
Please submit work to connect AT biomearts DOT net via email with subject: “Eco_Hack 2016 video submission”
Include a description of your work to help us better understand it.
You will be notified by early October at latest regarding you r submission.
FILE SPECS
Include links to video hosting platforms so your video can be viewed easily.
Have a high-resolution version available for download via Google Drive, Dropbox, and so on, should your work be selected.
Use an open format so that it can be easily played on most media player.
CREDIT
Your video should contain any and all titles/credits.

LANGUAGE-SPECIFIC THINGS
Eco_Hack 2016 is taking place in New York, we think it is preferable that your video comes with English subtitles if the soundtrack is not in English. If you can, include a Spanish subtitle as well. Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the United States.

MORE ABOUT CALL: http://biomearts.net/ecohack2016/opencall/
MORE ABOUT ECO_HACK 2016: http://biomearts.net/ecohack2016/en/