SIMULTAN FESTIVAL 2023
— OSCILLATIONS: Things to Remember
DEADLINE: August 20, 2023
REWARD: 4 x 500 Euro
The 18th edition of the SIMULTAN Festival will take place between 5-8 of October 2023 in Timișoara and aims to explore and question various aspects of society and individual life influenced by technology, to delve into speculative situations, and to disrupt the standardized image of the future, the cult of progress, and infinite development. From the personal to the social and political, philosophical, and existential, the festival seeks to highlight how artists respond to some of the major challenges of our times and their relationship with the media, how they document change, and how they envision the future.
In the modern cacophony of life, technology emerges as a double-edged sword, orchestrating a complex relation with nature, information, everyday life, memory and so on. While it promises convenience and progress, its pervasive presence and relentless intrusion raise profound concerns about the erosion of genuine human experiences and memories.
The natural rhythms of existence and the authenticity of human interaction become distorted by virtual substitutes. We surrender to technology, letting it dictate our thoughts, memories, and choices, all while the digital orchestra maintains control over our actions.
Oscillation serves as a foundational principle in understanding and interacting with our world. From the smallest atomic vibrations to the grandest cosmic movements, oscillation shapes our experiences, communication, and technological advancements. [...]
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The call is open for emerging and established artists, new authors and/or students. We are looking for submissions of innovative video works related to the festival theme, produced in the last two years (2021-2023).
TYPE OF WORKS:
motion graphics/experimental animation.
NUMBER OF WORKS: 2 max. / author.
DURATION: 10 minutes max. (each)
Upload a preview version of your video to youtube (can be unlisted) or vimeo (optional with password) and include the link in the application form. The video must contain the title of the work author’s name and year of production.
We will reward four video works with a 500 EUR artist fee.
All works will be reviewed and selected by the festival’s curatorial staff. Only those accepted will become part of the Festival screening program. The jury's decision is final.
We would be happy to answer your questions, if any.
Do not hesitate to contact us at simultanfestival[at]gmail[dot]com