screenings at artspace new haven connecticut and krowswork gallery oakland 

Crystal Palace is an experimental film/video festival curated by Liena 
Vayzman for ArtSpace's 15th Anniversary, its crystal anniversary, that 
calls for crystal-themed, crystallizing, and multi-faceted video and 
film. Non-narrative and experimental narrative work created in any 
film/video/digital media format is welcome. Projections will be accepted
 in DVD format only.  Crystals include snowflakes, diamonds, ice 
crystals, gems like amethyst, and salt. We call for work that explores 
these references in abstract or narrative form, or takes as a starting 
point the scientific, chemical, cultural, or mathematical aspects of 
crystals. Additionally, submissions are encouraged to interpret the 
theme structurally by applying the metaphor of a crystal—as a geometric 
shape of flat surfaces with specific, characteristic orientations—to the
 structure of the film/video project. Cultural investigations might 
included crystals as luxury and kitsch (Swarowski crystal swans, 
chandeliers); serious or tongue-in-cheek healing artifacts (healing 
crystals, crystals as magical objects,  x-rays of crystals and their 
photographic/filmic permutations). Like the Crystal Palace plate-glass 
building, a marvel of engineering constructed by Joseph Paxton for the 
Great Exhibition of 1851 in London, ArtSpace's Crystal Palace aims to 
illuminate and amaze. Broad interpretation is welcome—send us your 
crystalline creations and multi-faceted video gems! The film/video 
festival will take place over two days, Oct. 20–21, 2012, in conjunction
 with ArtSpace's City-Wide Open Studios festival, and will also be 
promoted with screenings at Krowswork Gallery in Oakland, California 
( and other venues. CWOS is a convening of 
visual artists from across Connecticut in temporary studios and spaces 
throughout New Haven; the film/video festival is open to all artists, 
national and international. We welcome non-narrative or experimental 
narrative work playing on the theme of transparency, multiple facets, 
and processes of crystallization, or anything related to crystals or the
 Crystal Palace theme. 

Technical details: Single channel, 
two-channel, or three-channel/installation work is possible. Silent or 
sound work welcome; any length is welcome. Sculptural and non-DVD 
projector projections are possible, but artist must be able to provide 
all equipment and be present to install and screen their projection on 
Sat Oct. 20- Sun. Oct. 21, 12-5pm.  

To submit: send (1) DVD or 
online link of entire film/video; (3) title, length, and date of work, 
(3) name, email, website, contact info, phone number; (4) Artist or 
Project Statement  (100 words), and (5) submission fee of $10 by check 
made out to ArtSpace. Send to Artspace c/o Crystal Palace Film/Video, 50
 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Materials other than the check may 
be sent via online to with cc to  Deadline: June 15, 2012.  
 honoraria may be available to cover artist's local travel. For more 
information about ArtSpace exhibitions, programs, and the annual Open 
Studios festival, please see                            
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