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Saturday, July 30, 2011

19 Adam Chodzko: Something in the Water; A Search for the Turn of the Backwash

Where’s the art work? The residency and its location is the work. The group is the work. The differencesbetween the group is the work. But the group is looking somewhere else altogether. And that somewhere else — certainly, not here — must be where art is really about to happen.
We would start, perhaps, by considering the Banffness of it all, looking for answers, and questions, in the background of the 1945 National Film Board production about The Banff School of Fine Arts,Holiday at School. Then we might wonder why Alberta became one of the few places in the world that successfully eradicated the Norwegian rat? And therefore consider the status of photography now, had not the Banff photography program gone missing for 10 years after a fire in 1979. This might lead us to the creation of a concert with Gnawa musicians. Or we could decide to transfer all decision-making for the group to a committee based in the city of Beppu, Japan.
Based on research and experimentation through play, improvisation, and the use of chance, this residency will explore the methodologies of ethnographic film maker Jean Rouch, that looking catalyses a particular reality. And, Grotowski’s notion that actors co-create the event of theatre with its spectators might provide some guidance. Moving between media we will, as a group, develop processes which question the role of vision in how we encounter each other and the social spaces beyond us. The carnivalesque, the everyday, magic, documentary, the surreal, the archive, ritual, reflexivity, and the pragmatic will help us out.
It’s a collaboration. Each participant contributing equally, sharing authorship. Whilst there’ll be plenty of opportunity for individual studio practice we’ll navigate this residency through field trips, hikes, meetings with “real” people, collaborative video projects, individual quests, a lot of “show and tell,” too much late night Googling, coincidences and misunderstandings, all tempered with the enjoyment of the potential to be found in getting radically lost.

€500 for Best Re-Use of an Urban Object or Area

To encourage and celebrate resourcefulness in the city, EXCHANGE RADICAL MOMENTS! Live Art Festival is awarding a prize for the most innovative re-use of an urban object or area for a new purpose.

From telephone boxes being re-used as tree planters to street signs being used as musical instruments , the urban landscape is no longer the end of a creative process, but the beginning. The city has become source material and urban residents around the world are finding new uses for the existing infrastructure of their city.

Do you have an idea for how an object or area in the city could be put to better use than the one it was originally designed for? Have you seen or created an alternate use for something in the city? Please submit your photos, images and ideas below for a chance to win €500 as well as having your work published and exhibited.

The GO11 Award is a €500 prize for the best examples of re-using existing objects and areas of the city for a new purpose. The winning entry will receive €500, and will be presented in the festival magazine, published October 2011. Winning and shortlisted entries will also be presented as part of the Exchange Radical Moments festival in Berlin on 11/11/11. Additional judging and contest details can be found below. Submissions must be visual - photos, sketches or videos - not only narrative descriptions.

All submissions must be received by 5 September 2011.


Documentary Filmmaker Retreat

August 26 – 28 join the Seattle Documentary Association for DocForest, a documentary filmmaker's retreat at the Kitsap Forest Theater. The weekend retreat – formerly known as DocFarm – will be filled with guided peer-to-peer workshops, documentary films, camaraderie, bonfires, and great food. Recharge your creative spirit at this breath-taking environment in the woods!

The weekend kickoffs Friday evening with a Happy Hour followed by Rapid Recharge – an event where we show YOUR favorite, brain tingling, jaw dropping, inspiring clips. We will show five minutes of any genre of film you bring!

During workshops discover the myths of distribution; practice pitching your dream project and honing your idea; and explore the ethics of documentary filmmaking and the elements of storytelling.

Bring SHORT CLIPS for our Saturday evening Works-in-Progress (no longer than 10 minutes) and for our Rapid Recharge event on Friday (no longer than 5 minutes).

DocForest events end Sunday at 2pm so you'll have plenty of time to continue to enjoy this historic site and head home.

Sleeping accommodations are available on site where you can bunk with other people in the cabin or bring a tent and camp. If you prefer to sleep offsite there are hotels nearby.

Tickets include the following chef catered meals: Friday Happy Hour; Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner; and Sunday breakfast and lunch.

Get inspired and get to know your fellow documentary filmmaking community at the 2011 DocForest!

Ticket Prices

$150 All Weekend / Bunking (includes 5 meals plus Friday Happy Hour)
$150 All Weekend / Tenting (includes 5 meals plus Friday Happy Hour)
$125 All Weekend / Offsite Sleeping (includes 5 meals plus Friday Happy Hour)
$85 Saturday Only (includes 3 meals on Saturday)

Tickets available on Brown Paper Tickets

Event updates can be found on the Sea Doc Website SeaDoc Facebook Page

About Seattle Documentary Association
The Seattle Documentary Association (SeaDoc) organizes activities for the Puget Sound documentary film community to grow as filmmakers, support one another, creatively energize and have fun.

About Kitsap Forest Theater
The Mountaineers Kitsap property, including the Kitsap Forest Theater, is located approximately 7 miles west of downtown Bremerton in unincorporated Kitsap County. Part of the 460-acre Rhododendron Preserve owned and maintained by the Mountaineers Foundation, the property is home to Kitsap Cabin, built in 1918 by mostly women volunteers during WWI. It is listed on the Washington Heritage Register as a historically significant site.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Applications now Open for Kinetica Art Fair

Kinetica Art Fair, is the UK's only art fair specialising in Kinetic, Electronic, Robotic, Sound, Light, time-based and multi-disciplinary New Media Art, science and technology.

The Fair is produced by Kinetica Museum and provides collectors, curators and the public with a unique opportunity to view and purchase artworks from leading international galleries, artists collectives, curatorial groups and organisations specialising in Kinetic, Electronic, Digital and cutting edge New Media Art.

Alongside the Fair, Kinetica curate a programme of special events, performances, talks, screenings, tours and workshops. These events involve some of the world's most eminent leaders in the most experimental and exciting realms of art, science and technology.

The fair has been held annually since 2009, at Ambika P3, one of London's most exciting exhibition spaces and dynamic venues.

Kinetica Art Fair 2012 will take place from the 9th - 12th February.

We have a variety of stands and locations available to exhibitors. Specific requirements can be taken into account when arranging different exhibition options.

Kinetica also run an Artist Membership programme, for smaller organisations and individual projects. Our Oxygen Artist Membership enables artists to submit their work, providing the opportunity to take part in our feature exhibition, curated by Kinetica's Artistic Director Dianne Harris.

For further information please email:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Call for submissions: NW Filmmaker's Festival

NOVEMBER 11-19, 2011

If you haven't heard, the Northwest Film & Video Festival has changed its name to The Northwest Filmmakers' Festival and I am looking for your best recent work for our 38th year of celebrating you. I am hoping you have something for me-or know someone who does.

The NW Filmmakers Festival only accepts work made by filmmakers living in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington State.

If you are a permanent resident of any of these, this Festival is for you. 

And it's not just "for you" in the sense that your work is eligible.

The whole festival is actually for you.

What do I mean?

  • We do not charge an entry fee.
  • All entries are considered for other screening opportunities at the Northwest Film Center including the Portland International Film Festival and our Northwest Tracking series.
  • All selected short films will be eligible to join the "Best of the 38th Northwest Film & Video Festival" touring program that screens at venues large and small from Alaska to Tennessee and many points in between.
  • Filmmakers whose work is selected are eligible to receive Production Services Awards worth $1000 or more from regional sponsoring companies like Alpha Cine, Digital One, Modern Digital and Koerner Cameras.
  • If your work is selected, you'll get a Festival Pass for all events including the Opening Night Gala and, of course, invigorating and inspirational hours of screenings made by you and your comrades. Out of town guests will be put up in one of our sponsoring hotels.
  • All filmmakers of the Northwest are invited to the Festival's free BarCamp un-conference where attendees set the agenda and lead discussions on all aspects of filmmaking-sharing their areas of expertise with each other.
  • Every filmmaker who enters eligible work is offered two free tickets to Festival screenings regardless of whether they are selected or not.
  • Did I mention that we do not charge an entry fee?

The entry deadline is August 1 (postmark) but be a pal and send it along as soon as you can.  I personally watch all the entries and would love to get a running start at it.

Here is a link to our NW Fest web page-it includes links to download the entry form.

Official Selections will be announced and the schedule available online at by October 15.

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your latest work.

Thomas Phillipson
Regional Services / Festival Manager

Presented with support from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, The National Endowment For The Arts, The Oregon Cultural Trust, Weiden + Kennedy, LAIKA and many others.

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Regional Services Manager
Northwest Film Center
Mail: 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
Office: 934 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97205

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Call To Artists

The Eugene Storefront Art Project will be hosting a Summer Fundraiser with a Figurative Show. Looking for various types of media. This is a non-juried show with a $10.00 entry fee that includes membership to E.S.A.P.  Fee includes up to 3 entries.  Framed and Unframed accepted.

Intake will be on Thursday July 28th from 2p.m. to 6p.m. at 224 E. 11th Street. This show will be included on the 1st Friday Art Walk in August and the Fundraiser will be on the following evening, August 6th from 5:30 - 9:30.

Portland Creative Conference - September 17th

Join other Creative Industries professionals for a celebration of inspiration, imagination and innovation at the Portland Creative Conference on Saturday, September 17th at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, featuring local and national creative thought-leader presenters.  Early bird registration is just $64 after the 20% we can offer you as long as you register with our Discount Code: “GOFT”. Proceeds support K-12 arts education.
Confirmed industry-leading speakers so far include*:
Jim Kouf – Writer/Producer/Director  (“National Treasure”, “Rush Hour”, “Stakeout”), Producer (“Con Air”, “Ghost Whisperer”, “Angel”, “Grimm”)
David Greenwalt – Producer (“X-Files”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Angel”, “Eureka”, “Grimm”), Writer (“Wonder Years”, “X-Files”, “Buffy”, “Miracles”, “Angel”, “Grimm”), Director (“Help Wanted Kids”, “Double Switch”)
Rob Legato, Special Effects Supervisor, “Avatar”, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, “Titanic”, “Apollo 13″, “Armageddon” and others
Brynn Bardacke, Global Creative Director, Coca-Cola
Naomi Pomeroy – Chef, Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” TV show
Peter Richardson, Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner for documentary “How to Die in Oregon”
Robert Thompson, architect & design director at TVA Architects (Nike campus, Matthew Knight Arena at the U of O, Fox Tower, Proctor & Gamble HQ)
Irene Taylor Brodsky – Documentary Director, “Saving Pelican 895″, “Hear & Now”
Robyn Tenenbaum, Producer of OPB’s Live Wire! radio show
…all for just $64 with the discount code “GOFT”
In addition to several keynote presenters, there will also be our traditional Wrap Party for all attendees right after the conference.
Early bird registration is just $64 if you use our 20% Discount Code: [GOFT].
For complete details and to register, visit the Creative Conference Website.
NOTE: Proceeds go to support K-12 arts education programs in Oregon.
A Special Thank You to Creative Conference Sponsors: Wieden+Kennedy - Waggener Edstrom - Icebreaker Nature Clothing- Tonkon Torp LLP

OVERVIEW: Portland Creative Conference 2011 - Newmark Theater, Portland Center for the Performing Arts - Saturday, September 17, 2011
8:15am Check-in and networking
9:00am – 5:00pm Main program
5:00 – 7:00pm Wrap Party

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Master of Arts: Design Practice, Critical Art Practice, and Visual & Critical Studies

Call for applications to Master of Arts programme in Design Practice, Critical Art Practice, and Visual & Critical Studies

School of Art, Design & Printing. Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

The School of Art, Design & Printing Dublin Institute of Technology is offering a suite of Masters programmes specifically designed for honours graduates in fine art, multimedia, design, architecture and humanities. It has been developed by the School in collaboration with the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media ( which delivers a structured Doctoral programme. The programme is centered around the development and delivery of a major project which can be either practice or theory based. Key features of this approach are the integrated delivery of Masters and Doctoral research methods as well as a special series of lectures providing a survey of key ideas in the study of contemporary cultural practice.

The programme combines the self-directed ethos of graduate academic research with the structured environment of a taught programme. Drawing on the diverse research and scholarly activity by staff in the School and the activities of GradCAM it aims to nurture and support an interdisciplinary approach to research and development within art, design and critical theory. This dynamic environment seeks to provide a framework for critical interdisciplinary dialogue and enquiry that facilitates, promotes and leads the interaction between cultural practice, educational practice and the everyday world of work and innovation beyond the academy.

The programme allows specialisation within a dynamic mix of critical and practical disciplines in art, design and/or critical theory – realised within the context of critical and philosophical debate. The series of thematic streams on offer will reflect the current practice, scholarly and research activity of staff and will be available to students in the Project Initiation, Project Development and Project Delivery modules. Initially, the following thematic streams will be offered:

• Text and Type
• Narrative and the Image
• Design Participation and Usability
• Art and Temporalities
• Semiotics and the Visual
• Memory and Material Culture
• Interpretation, Representation and Criticism
• Transdisciplinary Practices
School of Art, Design & Printing
DIT Mountjoy Square
Dublin 1

NIEA Experimental Arts Double Conference

Registration Open: NIEA Experimental Arts Double Conference - August 19-20

What is experimentation? What makes art 'experimental'? What are the results of aesthetic experiments and why do we need them? Could artists invent new modes of experimentation with/for science? What are the differences between experiments and inventions; experiments and failures; experiment and innovation? How do we set up ethico-scientific-aesthetic experiments? 

This conference will showcase and discuss innovative arts projects by leading practitioners, thinkers and research groups that model new forms of transdisciplinarity and offer new ways of addressing real-world issues. These include works that have successfully 'changed the world' as well as speculative initiatives that radically change the way we think. It will survey the results and potential of Experimental Arts, inviting leaders in the field to discuss how we can extend and support a platform for path-breaking experimentation.

Invited speakers: James Crutchfield (Complexity Sciences Centre, University of California, Davis); David Dunn (Art and Science Laboratory, Santa Fe); Donald Brook (Flinders University); Amy Balkin (CCA; Stanford); Mischa Kuball (Academy of Media Arts, Cologne); Chris Bosse (UTS; L.A.V.A.); Terry Smith (Pittsburgh; NIEA); Elizabeth Ann McGregor (MCA, Sydney); Adrian McKenzie (University of Lancaster); Victoria Vesna (University of California, Los Angeles); Lyndal Jones (RMIT); Pia Ednie-Brown (RMIT); Joyce Hinterding (University of Sydney).

Main program includes keynote lecture, five plenary sessions and three parallel strands over two days.Session topics: Formative Technologies; Politics/History; Agency/Materiality; Experimental Humanities Bio Art/Sense Perception; Experiments in Collaborative Experience; Affective Experiments; Soundscape/Filmscape/Landscape; Urban Construction; New Materialities; Health/Body; Ecology/Sustainability; Exhibiting; Experimental Discourse & Practice. Also features lunchtime screening of iCinema Centre's Scenario on Friday. 

Visit the Conference Website for full program and registration.

NIEA website:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

FREE, Summer in the City event

Downtown Eugene,  
Wednesday, July 13 at 6 pm
Kesey Square   

Summer in the City presents    
Wednesday, July 13 at 6:00 pm  
Downtown, Broadway & Willamette
Treat yourself to light opera favorites, sung by members of the Eugene Opera's Mentor program, with Eugene Opera music director Andrew Bisantz. This show is all voice!

Join us at Kesey Square (Broadway and Willamette) for this Summer in the City-Downtown event on Wednesday, July 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Summer in the City - Downtown: Fun, family-friendly and free! Suggested donation of one can of food or $1 for FOOD for Lane County 

More information about this event and all City of Eugene's Summer in the City free events go to in the City or find us on facebook.

NW Film Center - Media Arts Academy



If you’re thinking about applying to film school or want to experience the excitement (and challenges) of creating an entire film from scratch and experiencing a real film shoot, you don’t have to go to New York or Los Angeles. Now in its 12th year, the MEDIA ARTS ACADEMY FOR TEENS is the School of Film's premier opportunity to learn with award-winning film professionals, work in a small group, and use professional level digital video equipment and Apple Final Cut Pro software. Bring several script ideas to the first day. You'll work as a group to determine producability, what attributes make a story great, and to select one concept to develop into a screenplay. You will then be involved in all aspects of production, including planning, casting, directing, working with actors, shooting, lighting, sound recording, and editing to a polished level. Come prepared to work hard and learn an amazing amount! Expect at least one long shooting day during the class. The week will culminate in a screening for family and friends in the Film Center's state-of-the-art Whitsell Auditorium. Tuition includes catered lunches. No previous experience is required. Completed films will be uploaded to a special class online video album.
Enrollment is limited to 14.


No specific classes are required. Please see notes below for more details and recommended skills required to successfully participate in this course.


8 Sessions



Level 1: Does Not Apply
Level 2: Does Not Apply
Level 3: Does Not Apply
PSU Course: Yes


Equipment/Lab Fees:$125.00
PSU Credit (optional):$240.00 (if taken for 4 PSU credits)


Northwest Film Center School of Film
934 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR (Corner of 10th & Salmon)


Meals: Provided
HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT: The Academy may qualify for high school Arts or Elective credit through your school district. Inquire with your local guidance counselor. COLLEGE CREDIT: The Academy is available for 4 undergraduate credits through the Portland State University Department of English at an additional charge of $240 (depending on enrollment status, additional PSU fees may apply). A letter grade will be issued on a PSU transcript. Admission to PSU is not required. College credit must be selected by the first day of the Academy and cannot be awarded retroactively. For information contact or 503-221-1156.
STUDENT HOUSING: Reasonably priced dormitory housing with kitchen and Internet access (and optional meal plan), operated by the Portland State Housing Office, is available in the Ondine Residence Hall, a short walk from the Film Center. Arrangements must be made directly with PSU at 503-725-4336 and/ Please note that PSU housing does not provide on-site supervision of students and is not affiliated with the Film Center. For more information contact Pam Minty, or 503-221-1156 x25.
FRANK HOOD SCHOLARSHIPS: A limited number of full and partial scholarships to the MEDIA ARTS ACADEMY FOR TEENS are available to those with a demonstrated high interest.  The application deadline is June 15, 2011. Dowload the Application Form.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Szpilman Award 2011: Call for Submissions

Members of the jury - Bernd Euler, Dirk Fleischmann, Lise Harlev, Leonard Kahlcke, Patrick Koch, Tina Kohlmann, Sara Nuytemans (prize winner 2010), Arya Pandjalu (prize winner 2010), Tina Schott, and Michal Sznajder - are glad to announce the SZPILMAN AWARD again in 2011.
The SZPILMAN AWARD is awarded to works that exist only for a moment or a short period of time. The purpose of the award is to promote such works whose forms consist of ephemeral situations.
Everyone can apply. Worldwide! There is no participation fee. Closing date: September 30, 2011 (postmark)

The prize winner receives the Jackpot Stipendium. This scholarship consists of three parts:

A challenge cup, 10 days of accommodation in Cimochowizna (Poland), and a sum of money in cash.

The amount of money is dynamic. SZPILMAN is raising money parallel to the competition. The prize winner receives the money that is raised until September 30, 2011. The current score may be checked here ( )

For all informations and the application form click and: Apply Now!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Project Youth Documentary - apply now

August 1 - August 26

PROJECT YOUTH DOC (PYD) is a summer video documentary program for youth ages 13-16 years old taught at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR.  Working in small teams with the guidance of professional filmmakers, students go through the process of producing, filming and editing a short documentary from start to finish.  Students create documentaries focusing on the most powerful force in our society today, their own voices, turning the camera inward to explore issues important to their lives and communities.

Documentary topics by PYD students have included:

   * "Flashmobs" –   Looks at the new 'Flashmob' phenomenon, where a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment and/or satire
   * “Alberta" –  Examining the Alberta neighborhood in Portland, focusing on the people, businesses, and recent changes affecting the area
   * “Disabled Lives”  –  Several hearing impaired PYD students explore cochlear implants, the controversial new technology that many see as endangering deaf culture.

Get more information and download the application at
While there is no formal deadline, applications are reviewed in the order received

August 1 - August 26
M-F, 12pm-5pm at the Hollywood Theatre
$600, scholarship information available at:

Project Youth Doc films will have a formal premiere at the Hollywood Theatre on September 9th, 2011. Students will also offer community screenings and Q&A sessions.

For questions, please contact Rachel Stone, Education and Outreach Coordinator, at or (503) 493-1128