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Enrolment for the symposium Video in visual art

The conference is intended for scientists, students, culture researchers, philosophers, artists and everyone interested in experimental film and video techniques in contemporary art. The aim of the conference is to capture the variety of video applications in art as well as to examine artistic potential of this medium. We are interested in both historical and problematic perspective as well as we study the works of particular artists.

Since the 60’s of the 20th century video technique has been a medium gaining more and more popularity among visual artists. Over decades it has become a never-ending source of inspiration. The artists test the communication possibilities of a camera, they manipulate sound and image exploiting the projections in their own ways. There exist differences in using this particular medium at various levels ranging from the choice of equipment, through the method of recording and the editing process to the choice of location and the way of presentation of work. Nowadays, the application of contemporary video techniques in art provides more and more possibilities. Therefore, the theorists need to observe this process that constitutes an interesting source of studies on the development of visual culture.

Suggested topics:
– video techniques
– film, TV, video
found footage
– projections in public space
– mobile phone as an artist’s tool
long durational films/never-ending films
– video performance

Date: 21 – 22 February 2014
Venue: Labirynt Gallery, ks. J. Popiełuszki 5 Street, Lublin
Enrolments: until 20 December 2013 please send the paper’s title, an abstract (200 words) as well as a short note about yourself at: konferencja@labirynt.com
Conference fee: PLN 250 gross (the fee includes lunch and coffee)
The organisers do not cover the costs of accommodation.