“NORM/NO-madic Lives – international video art project”
Video Art multi- City travelling Exhibition :2012 -2014.
Project: influences overview
In the light of the tumultuous past 12 months – where political economic forces caused seismic shudders across the global financial system , combined with the deeply inspirational protests, regime change enacted during the Arab Spring across Yemen,Egypt, Libya now Syria. this project exhibtion is a reaction to these events in 2011 draws inspiration from actions of people across the globe who feel they can enact social change. the Project is dedicated to these people of regime change – irrespective of their cultural background or religion.
The key themes of “NORM/No-madic Lives” is that of trans-global cultural exchange of ideas : their similarities disjunctions utilising actual gallery spaces online promotion interaction. The project is intended to highlight not only pan-global artistic links expression but also the innovative use of digital technology contemporary communication modes ( digital art media ,email, web-site interaction) in new innovative modes of cultural exchange across borders travelling from city to city over the next 12-24 months.
“NORM/No-madic Lives” is an self-funded project utilising digital media, communication expression outside of the traditional modes of gallery representation or control.
UPDATE : 2012 >>
1) Melbourne – first exhibition city
2) Liverpool – 2012: venues TBC
3) Beirut – 2012: venue TBC
4) Copenhagen – 2013 venue TBC
5) San Francisco – 2013 venue TBC
6) Berlin – 2014 venue TBC
7) Ramallah – 2012 venue TBC
Hargreaves + Mack (liverpool-uk)
Lorna Crane (melbourne-australia)
Dima Hourani (ramallah-palestine/norway)
Ghayyan al Amine (Shortfuse Films: beirut-lebanon)
Lars Buchardt (copenhagen -denmark)
Fred. L’Epée (switzerland-greece)
And other artists TBC.
The project to include all or some of the following cities-
Melbourne, LA, Liverpool, Berlin, Beirut
NB : i am seeking further video/short film + photographic artists to respond to theproject themes of:
Norm/No-madic Lives – contemporary pan-global identity, displacement, wanderlust, cultural curiosity, societal conformity, economic neccesity + innovative cultural dialogue.
Talented primarily video/photographic artists are sought who can contribute more than just posting their work . hands on people to help find + liase gallery space, help promote + have pan-global fun also. possible short stay digs also needed/offered if neccessary. other the above artistic media considered on its merit + relation to the Project themes. all works have to be easily sent either via courier or digital network/email between each artspace city.
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