The goal of Upgrade! International's Video Sharing in
Physical Space project is to create low-tech video-sharing
communities in physical spaces. Videos are circulated between
cities so that programs can be screened locally and internationally,
preferably in the built environment. Flyers with individual contact
information for the artists whose work is shown are handed out
to encourage people who are seeing the work in each of the cities
to develop individual connections and relationships. This is essentially
a "social software" aspect that picks up on digital
social networking strategies--such as YouTube, MySpace, Facebook,
Friendster, etc.--and attempts to extend them into new spaces
in order to reach new communities. This is an opportunity to participate
in the grassroots building of an international network of video
artists, and have your work screened around the world.
Participating nodes are Amsterdam, Belgrade, Boston, Chicago,
Istanbul, Montreal, Paris, Scotland, Seattle, Skopje
Upgrade! Boston is now accepting submissions for the Boston "reel."
We are interested in short experimental fragments, castoffs, and/or
remixes; provocative, contemporary ideas; and works that challenge
preconceptions and generate dialogue.
Deadline: October 30, 2007
Eligibility: ONLY artists residing in the New
England states--Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hamphsire,
Rhode Island and Vermont--may apply.
-- Work must be no longer than 8 minutes
-- The maximum number of submissions is 3 per artist/collective
-- Format: Quicktime
-- Include your name, email address, and phone number
-- Send PC and Mac formatted DVD to:
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.
124 Bourne Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
NOTE: YOUR DISKS WILL NOT BE RETURNED UNLESS
YOU INCLUDE A RETURN ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE
Questions? email jo at turbulence dot.org