VIDEOART & EXPERIMENTAL AUDIO-VISUAL ART CALL FOR MADATAC & TRANSFERA TV:
CYBORGS AND AUDIOVISUAL ART FOR THE END OF THE TIMES
Spain and International/ It is left open without restrictions a call to select, by means of a criteria in which will be valued particularly the quality, the experimentation, the innovation and the risk, the creations of all those audio-visual artists who wish that their works are promoted and broadcast through the independent program Transfera and MADATAC04.
The content of the TV program Transfera is exclusively dedicated to divulge Video Art and Audio Visual Art in all its modalities (any processes of image-sound interaction, without exclusion of the experimental cinema), with the aim to disclose to the great public a view of the consolidated video artists and offer a platform for all those emergent video artists with a future projection who contribute with renewing proposals, avoid conventional visual language and does not find their place in other mass media spaces.
Due to the difficult challenge that supposes to mantain a project of this spread, destined essentially to compensate the well-known mediatic absence, the relation with the artists will be based on a principle of promotion and visibility, a guideline directed to strengthen the sustainability of the program. However, all the received material will enter, unless the authors express the contrary, in the selection for the IV Edition of MADATAC, the Contemporary Audio-Visual & New Media Arts Festival, that Transfera organize on December12th, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. This event will serve to prize the best videos among the selected and emitted in the program during the related period, as a compensation for their participation:
Five awards of a cutting-edge sculpture, with the international artistic and professional recognition implicit in receiving this already prestigious award.
BEST VIDEO ART WORK
MOST INNOVATIVE WORK
MOST PROMISING VIDEO ARTIST
BEST VISUAL-AURAL INTERACTION
SPECIAL AUDIENCE AWARD (voted by the festival audiences)
The well-known TV programme Metrópolis (shown on Channel 2 of Spanish public television) will select and award works from the Official Section, totalling 27 minutes. Winning artists will be paid €100 per minute for broadcasting rights and the winning videos will be shown in a special programme dedicated to MADATAC to be broadcast on TVE2 at the end of the festival.
MADATAC and the auction house, Subastas Segre, will select three preselected pieces from the Official Sections, to be sold at public auction at 18, Calle Segre, Madrid. The works will be exhibited during some weeks until the auction day and the starting price will be around 350€-400€ for editions of 3 copies on DVD. Artists will receive the final sale price less a percentage commission for administration and sale fees.
Participants must send their works, preferable not to exceed the 20’ although we made exceptions if the video merits it, in a PAL DVD, or uncompressed mpeg or mov files (at least 720×576 16:9 resolution, preferably HD), with quality for broadcasting, spanish/english subtitles if needed, two jpg stills of the video, a brief CV and a filled and signed form agreement for broadcast permission.
The interested can also send a brief promotional video statement about themselves and their work (not more than 4 minutes long), that will be included on Transfera TV as an artist presentation.
There are not restrictions for the age of all the participants around the world, nor for the amount of material desired to send.
There is no criteria as to the subject of the works, though the IV edition of MADATAC will give preponderance to the concept: CYBORGS AND AUDIOVISUAL ART FOR THE END OF THE TIMES
We only ask that the submitted works will not be shown or prized in any other festival celebrated at least 3 months before, or at the same time that MADATAC takes place, as to maintain the uniqueness of the work.
Transfera cannot return the sent material.
Participation in this project implies the acceptance of all its rules.
This year deadline (post stamped) is September 3th, 2012.
To receive more information on the call please write to:
All materials has to be sent to the following address:
28232 Las Rozas
Madrid ESPAÑA (SPAIN)