The Council of Bergen and Stiftelsen Kulturhuset USF offers a residency to professional artists of all fields. The aim is to strengthen, promote and develop a collaboration between contemporary artists in Bergen and foreign artists.
The residency is open to artists of all fields: visual artists, curators, craft artists, writers, film directors, film makers, dancers, choreographers, theatre and stage artists, performance artists, composers, musicians, audio and new media artists.
SCREEN CITY FESTIVAL – Call for short video and animation
Shaping Public Space. Moving Cityscapes
October 25th – November 2nd – 2013
Submission deadline: March 1st 2013
We are looking for Video art / animation / visualization: short (max 5 min) and presentable without sound to be screened in shop windows or on outdoor facades in public space.
Screen City is dedicated to the moving image presented in public spaces, on the city`s facades, shop windows and urban venues, enlightening and changing the vision of the urban context of Stavanger. It will take place for the first time during from October 25th – November 02 2013. The program will experiment with the reshaping of public space through Media Art, presenting a program of video art, animation, experimental short films, creative data visualizations, projection mapping and participatory urban media interventions.
The city of Stavanger is currently going through a rapid city development meeting challenges of gentrification and conflict of interests. Our point of departure, for both content production and as sites for screenings are the many areas with development potentials currently in the middle of an urban transformation, which we think need careful identity and community building. How can artistic interventions guide and support reflection on this process by giving voice to different parties and ideas? What fears are there and what kind of city do we dream of and want to live in?
We invite artists and filmmakers to reclaim the city, challenge the concept of public space and use it as canvas for story telling urban visions. Lets rethink, imagine, visualize, animate, transform cityscapes and activate Stavanger’s neighbourhood through the moving image.
We especially welcome works that explore issues along these lines:
- Inspiring innovation around the artistic expression – through moving image – in its relation to public space and cityscapes
- Enlightening the future vision of the urban context of Stavanger
- Creating spaces for joint experiences and formation of Identity and a living local memory
- Creating public awareness by criticism, reflection on processes of urban development
- Revealing a strong message to create a process of exchange and discussion
- Exploring cross-disciplinary skills and experimental production techniques
Curated by Daniela Arriado (CL/NO) and Mirjam Struppek (DE).
Artist fee: 500 Euro
Selected artist’s works will be shown during the festival week, starting October 25th until November 02nd 2013.
Please fill in the attached submission form and send us:
- CV, still image and film preview, using the following formats: pdf / doc / mov / jpeg
Please submit your work before March 1st 2013 – to the following email: email@example.com using the subject: “SCREEN CITY open call – (your name)”
Curators’ selection deadline:
End of March 2013
Infrastructure: screens & locations
For further information, please visit: www.screencity.no
The municipality has its annual information meeting about their grant program Monday 14 February, at 17-19, Bergen City Hall. More info
Take a peak at the artist talk by Fulbright scholar Nathan Wolek in Tromsø
Sunday 9 December there will be an Artist Talk with three local artists from the Material Information exhibition. One of these is Katrine Meisfjord. At Permanenten, Meisfjord displays a sound installation in the Red Room called Mennesket og Tingene, that comments on the current production conditions of objects. In this work you’ll be accompanied by personal stories from the multicultural Bergen related to the multinational company Hennes and Mauritz (H & M).
BEK has assisted Katrine during the development of the installation.