9th international video festival videomedeja
september 30 – october 2 2005.
The museum of voivodina, novi sad
Subject portapak: 40 years after

portapak

…thanks to the accessibility of the technique, the very idea of the video, being an autonomous form that quickly spreads the message and communicates in the way of modern man, was accepted in the broadest sense, so one inevitably tends to make a parallel with naive [primitive], folk or margin art [outsider art]… namely, documenting and recording is not only a thing that artists do: recognized as influential and efficient way of communication, video becomes a mighty weapon in the hands of the activists, political non conformists, disprivileged groups or simply the ones that fight for rights of consummers… and this is exactly where the sincere, vital strenght of this media lies and therefore proves that successful work of art can be rendered somewhere elsewhere of elitistic circles…more at www.videomedeja.org.yu/retrovision.pdf

categories

  • video
  • installation
  • live visuals
  • interactive internet/cd/dvd project

All the works within festival categories produced in last 2 years could be nominated for the competitive selection which is curated by selection committee
All the applicants have to submit the entry form …more information and entries at www.videomedeja.org.yu

Awards

international jury selects the best works for the following awards:

  • Sphinx – monetary prize for the best video
  • Bogdanka Poznanovic Award – monetary prize for the best installation, live performance or internet/cd/dvd rom project
  • festival audience will select one work for the Viewers choice Award [certificate]

videomedeja info

the first festival was held in 1996 so far, 8 festivals have been realized, more than 3000 works made by artists all over the world were submitted for the programme renowned artists, prominent critics, theoreticians, producers, distributors and journalists from all over the world took part in festival programme videomedeja presents and promotes brand new videos, video and sound installations, computer animations, interactive art, VJ performances… permanently obeying copyrights and being strictly determined for professional approach, videomedeja is significant festival on the international scene videomedeja festival is stricly dedicated to art, completely independent from sociopolitical establishment and all kinds of negative influences