Call for Submissions: Transoceanic Visual Exchange

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TVE (transoceanic visual exchange) is making an open call in search of recent artists’ films and videos to be included in an exchange between Fresh Milk (Barbados), RM (Auckland) and VAN Lagos (Nigeria). The deadline for submissions is February 16, 2015. Here is some information below, with links to more detailed material below:

Description: Fresh Milk, RM and VAN Lagos, are pleased to welcome submissions of recent film and video works – screenings, installations and expanded cinema – by contemporary artists, to be included in programmes for exchange between Barbados, Auckland and Lagos. Submitted works must have been completed in the last five years and must be made by artists practicing in the Caribbean, Africa or Polynesia.

The foundation of this transoceanic visual exchange (TVE) will be a collection of recent artist’s film and video from each region. However, the final shape and content of the programme will be informed by an open workshop process, which aims to involve and promote discussion within the wider arts communities of each arts initiative. Working between the Caribbean, Africa and Polynesia, TVE aims to negotiate the in-between space of our cultural communities outside of traditional geo-political zones of encounter and trade. [. . .]

Submissions (Multiple submissions are welcome):  

Must be work from artists practicing in the Caribbean, Africa or Polynesia.

Must be work that has been completed/made in the last five years.

Can be films of any length (shorts, experimental, features and video artworks)

Can be in any language (films originally produced in regional languages are welcome) with English subtitles.

Must be accompanied by a description of the work (500 words max), a bio (200 words max) and detail of any technical requirements i.e. audio, installation, equipment required, preferred setting etc.

Works must be in the form of mp4 files no larger than 10MB, or private Vimeo / Youtube links.

Deadline for Submission: 16th February 2015.

The exchange will occur in June 2015.

Please send submissions and enquiries to the region in which you are practicing:

Caribbean: freshmilkbarbados@gmail.com
Polynesia: taarati@rm103.org
Africa: info@vanlagos.org / vanlagos.org@gmail.com

For more information, see http://freshmilkbarbados.com/2014/12/09/tve-open-call and http://rm103.org/?p=1008

[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.]

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