Call for Proposals: New Forms Festival 2007
The New Forms Festival is an annual cross-disciplinary festival exploring installation, performance, music, film, and electronic arts.
The theme for NFF07 is Re·Use
To use something again, often for a different purpose and usually as an alternative to throwing it out. NFF 07 looks at the ideas of reuse in the media arts. These forms have been able to come from different areas all around us. Whether involving the recycling of equipment, the change in its use, reprogramming material, the sample and mash-up of sound/images and reconstruction of ideas; the concept of reuse has become one of the major entities behind invigorating, changing, and growing media and electronic arts.
New Forms Festival 06 / Transformations #200-252 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5T-1A6
Submission Deadline: April 1st, 2007
(No Submissions arriving after April 1st will be accepted)
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Over history art has always seen recontextualization at its very core. Warhol once asked if there was ever really an original idea. Shakespearean tales become modern films, ancient sounds become electronic music anthems. Pop culture drives home sounds and imagery that have changed, grown, and evolved over time. Within this we have seen our cultures mix, grow, and shape shift as ideas get recontextualized and reapproapriated from generation to generation, and culture to culture.
For Re:Use NFF is looking for pieces that challenge these models and trends, recognizing shifts that have taken place as well as new and innovative works that re:use works on formats and in ways not yet seen. As the amount of information we receive on a daily basis increases at a pace far faster that at any other time in history, NFF 07 will become a platform for this mixed media world, and a indicator of what might lie ahead in the years to come.
NFF EXHIBITION 07
Re-Use: Everything Knows Itself
The world is round. - Gertrude Stein
Clocks are thinking, Earth is spinning, people are ticking...
Furthering the New Forms Festival’s 2007 direction of exploring things unseen the exhibition will centre on the theme of re-constructing, re-shaping and re-mixing the already extant. The aim of this reincarnation is to reflect the sameness and the difference of things revealed by repetition, iteration, rhythm and phase.
Sameness requires difference; the very regularity of a beat, of drumming, can be enhanced and overwritten. The second repetition is invariantly different then the first by being second. Difference resolves into more complex kinds of sameness.