The MisALT Screening Series is excited to go into 2012 with three new calls for entries for the new year. We’re looking forward to an exciting year of experimental, avant-garde, and underground film, video, and media art including shows by guest curators and hopefully some special screenings of feature length projects.
Our new calls for entry include: *Conversations with the Mirror: Contemporary Autonarrative and Reflections on the Self* Deadline: February 29th, 2012 Screening: Late-March, 2012 Film and video artists have regularly turned their cameras upon themselves presenting their lives and bodies to the public gaze. From early trance films through decades of memoirs, self-portraits, performance video, and personal essays – self-exposure, confession, and self-mythology have been pervasive in avant-garde and experimental time-based practices. For this screening, the MisALT Screening Series is interested in projects that draw from these traditions and experiment with notions of auto-biography and auto-fiction . We are looking for self-reflexive work that dangerously walks the line between revealing deep personal secrets and telling exquisite lies – between revealing hidden truths and providing false confession. *Experiments with Science:* Deadline: March 15th, 2012 Screening: Mid-May, 2012 Science and art are often consigned to separate social spheres, and the intersection of science with cinema frequently evokes memories of classroom films and epic television nature documentaries. While these forms can be informative and at times spectacular they tend to prioritize goals of education and entertainment over aesthetic experimentation and critical engagement. For this screening, the MisALT Screening Series is interested in presenting experimental films and videos that take their inspiration from Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Astronomy, and Mathematics and brings them out of the sphere of edutainment to make bold and original artistic statements that push the boundaries of scientific cinema. * Vulgar Politics:* Deadline: May1st, 2012 Screening: Mid-June, 2012 Electoral politics frequently brings out the worst tendencies of American culture. Politicians and their proxies intersect with 24-hour news media to create an unending spectacle of antagonism, pandering, and barely-coded appeals to the prejudices that permeate through much of the United States. In recognition of this year’s American presidential elections, the MisALT Screening Series is soliciting submissions of experimental, avant-garde, and underground films and videos that engage with political culture in all its vitriol and absurdity. We are interested in work that critiques current political media and challenges the status quo to make the proposition that a better politics is possible. We are primarily interested in short to mid-length works (0-45minutes) but will consider work of longer durations and we are currently capable of exhibiting pieces on DVD, VHS, Super-8mm, 8mm, 16mm, or as digital files. To submit to any of these screenings please fill out the submission form (available at http://www.othervixen.com/misaltsub.html) and either send it along with a preview DVD, artist statement, and project description to: MisALT Screening Series c/o Tessa Siddle 738 Andover St. San Francisco, CA 94110 Or E-mail the submission form, statement, description, and a link to a full version of the submission to: t...@othervixen.com
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