The 2nd International Festival of Audio-Visual Arts VIDEOLOGIA will take place in Volgograd, Russia in the 1st decade of November 2005.

Artists are invited to participate!

The festival debuted in 2004 and united authors working with videoart, experimental cinema, animation, VJ works and musical accompaniment to video. The international competition selection and hors concourse programs of international & Russian festivals & curators were demonstrated in the cinema hall for four days. Jury and audience evaluated official selection videos. Along with screenings VIDEOLOGIA 2004 included video gallery, theoretical forums, concerts and performative actions in clubs. Works taking part in the selection were subdivided into two nominations according to the main conceptual lines of the festival:

Intersection of video with other arts (poetry, painting, photography, dance); (V)ideological statement of an artist.

Developing their theoretical and artistic interest in omnipresence of the aesthetical and the seeming lack of taboos for art in contemporary culture curators of VIDEOLOGIA 2005 link its key conceptual lines to the issues of the 1st festival. As the sample of das Gesamtkunstwerk, integral creative work, audio-visual art incorporates poetry, dance, theatre, photography and even the non-spectacular self-criticism. This claim for omnivorous wholeness is consonant to the events on the present sociopolitical scene, where alteration has become constancy. The ability of audio-visual works to underline the multitude of thematic elements & to act as digital pseudo-equivalent of the endless scope of modifications makes it the art of kinetic Becoming rather than the art of statuary Being. Dissonance and constraint caused by constant becoming in love, politics, theory, production, economy, technology and war are relieved in cathartic (v)ideological statements, in which audio-visual becomes verbal and words turn into images.

We invite artists to participate in "VIDEOLOGIA 2005" with:

Videoart

Experimental cinema and video
Animation
Video theatres
Documentaries
Video installations
VJ
Accompaniment to cinema

VOB, DivX, MPEG4, XviD, FLASH, GIF, TIFF, BMP formats on DVD, CDR and VHS are accepted. Duration of works should not exceed 30 minutes.
•The panel of coordinators of the festival will view every video.
•Only works created after January 1st, 2003 will be accepted. •The entry deadline is October 20, 2005.
•The application form filling is required.
•All deliveries from international participants should be marked: "no commercial value – for cultural purposes only". Jury and audience will evaluate Works of the selection program.
•Works, which will not take part in the selection program, will be included into curators’ projects and into video gallery also taking place during the festival.

The submission forms can be found in the attached files and on the official site of the festival www.videologia.ru
Email to: volgafest@yandex.ru

Curators of the festival

Nick Demidov mob. +7-903-316-82-60 8(8442) 23-83-54
Alexander Dudnik mob. +7-902-312-73-14 8(8442) 72-60-00
Yaroslav Khokhlov mob. +7-905-392-38-59
Ilya Permyakov mob. +7-903-478-67-38 8(8442) 35-40-40

Send your works to

Yaroslav V. Khokhlov
Do vostrebovaniya
Volgograd 400066
Russia