VisArts (MD), International Call for New Media, Film and Video Art: Frame & Frequency 3, Vol. 2

VisArts (MD), International Call for New Media, Film and Video Art: Frame & Frequency 3, Vol. 2

Deadline to apply: April 7th, 2017

From their call: Video art today plays a key role in contemporary art practice. However, it differs from other art mediums specifically by its technicality, its ephemeral and perhaps at times intangible nature, as well as its mutability and adaptability in terms of the aesthetic processes within the medium.

While video art is a relatively recent development in art history, it allows for a unique and wholly different experience from other mediums such as painting and sculpture, etc. The durational nature of video art requires a longer commitment of time on the part of the viewer in order to render an aesthetic judgment, but hopefully also a more immersive experience as well.

This exhibition presents a diverse group of artists representing multi-generational and cultural backgrounds, nationalities and personal histories, while demonstrating the artists’ impressive command of video and new media technologies.

Frame & Frequency 3 is an ongoing International Video Art Exchange program that will screen concurrently in Rockville, Maryland at VisArts and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogota, Colombia (South America). It will highlight the work of twelve international artists from Bogotá to Medellín, Colombia and from Pakistan to Sweden as well as artists from across North America, whose new media, experimental film and video works explore contemporary visual culture, and presents an intimate panorama of the variety and breadth of video art in artistic practice today – including various themes such as appropriation, digital erasure and camouflage, identity politics, climate change, as well formal investigations of video as a medium.

To apply and for more detailed information:

About: VisArts is an independent non-profit art center located in the heart of Rockville Town Square, a thriving gathering place for the local community. VisArts presents exhibitions of contemporary emerging and established artists in four galleries, an Emerging Curator Program, a Studio Artist Program, and an Art Education Program making it an active and important presence in the greater metropolitan arts community. Rockville offers easy access to public transit to Washington, D.C. via the Red Line Metro, an excellent bus system, bike trails, and parking.

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