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“Beyondmemory” Call for Works

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Artists are invited to reflect on contemporary photography and video’s role in perceiving history and collective memory.

Theme: "beyondmemory" reflects on photography and video’s role in the perception of history and collective memory, with particular attention given to the importance of archives and photographic documents in artistic research – a cultural phenomenon which the philosopher Jacques Derrida called “le mal d’archive.”

Archive fever is one of contemporary art’s principal themes. Photography provides another viewpoint on history, revealing misunderstood or possible ‘truths’, transforming traces of information and documents into visual monuments of our time, often creating their own devices and taking up other languages of expression. Works submitted to Beyond Memory can contain images as clues for paradigms, textual elements, photographic installations with archive material, sound fragments, the use of photographs which are simply found or tell a common story, are some of the forms adopted by contemporary photography to give images various levels of significance to history and collective memory.

Prizes:

  • First prize: 1,000 €
  • Second prize: 500 €
  • Third prize: 500 €
  • The three winning projects will be chosen by Marinella Paderni and announced on 15 May at the opening of the exhibition, which will last from 15 May to 12 June 2012.

Works submitted to Beyond Memory can contain images as clues for paradigms, textual elements, photographic installations with archive material, sound fragments, the use of photographs which are simply found or tell a common story, are some of the forms adopted by contemporary photography to give images various levels of significance to history and collective memory.

Each project can contain one work or upto a maximum of 10 works – containing photographs and/or videos (max 10 miunutes) – supported by a textual statement. Online submission.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.celesteprize.com/beyondmemory/

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