[NetBehaviour] call for contributions: video vortex 12, malta, conference & exhibition: september 2019

adnan hadzi a.hadzi at gold.ac.uk
Mon Jan 7 17:20:19 CET 2019


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call for contributions
videovortex xii, malta
conference: september 27-28, 2019
exhibition:  6 september until 10 november (in gallery, space c)

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deadline: 31st january 2019
please submit to: submissions at vv12.org
website: http://vv12.org

videovortex, an artistic network that deals with the aesthetics and
politics of online video, will gather again, this time in malta, for a
two days conference/event. there will be a separate exhibtion (from
early september to early november 2019), curated in partnership between
spazju kreattiv and video vortex, to be held in the gallery spaces of
spazju kreattiv (https://www.kreattivita.org), particularly to enable
malta-based participants to engage significantly with the conference
delegates’ work before and after the conference.

we are interested in the sharing of propositions, research,
speculations, video and film work that responds to current debates in
film, video, media, networks, and game theory, while being particularly
attentive to the implications that technologies of live video, virtual
reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence have for the
future of video & media cultures.

if you want to get involved, contribute to the conference, exhibition or
screening program, please send us a proposal on submissions at vv12.org.

topics:
1) video cultures on social media/mobile platforms (facebook live,
instagram, snapchat, smart phone aesthetics)
- streaming realtime video & streaming platforms
- surveillance cinema
2) online video, activism and migration
- automated and algorithmic filmmaking (ai), bots, online video archives
- drone aesthetics (e.g. wiki loves monuments)
3) digital preservation of online video (archives / curating)
- use of online video in the established film industry

films, videos & curated screening programmes:
filmmakers and video artists are invited to submit work that addresses
the themes and concepts outlined here. curators are invited to propose
short screening programmes of up to 3 hours that showcase video/film in
response to the themes outlined.

workshop proposals:
we invite video practitioners, artists, researchers, scientists, content
producers and theorists to submit proposals for workshops that explore
critical making as a mode of critique and inquiry. we are particularly
interested in hearing from those working with virtual or augmented
reality. if you are proposing a workshop, please indicate costs for
materials, as these will have to be built in separately as registration
fees. all workshop organisers will have to make their own arrangements
for materials required.

talks & lecture-performances:
we welcome proposals for presentations addressing the topics outlined in
the call, as well as proposals for
lecture-performances that play with the standard academic form of
presentation.

program committee:
andreas treske (department of communication and design, bilkent
university, ankara)
toni sant, justin galea, daniel azzopardi (spazju kreattiv, malta)
matthew galea & adnan hadzi (department of digital arts, university of
malta)
barbara dubbeldam & geert lovink (institute of network cultures, amsterdam)

background of videovortex

videovortex is a network of video makers, geeks, activists, artists and
research that work on the politics and aesthetics of online vode. the
initiative was established in 2007 by the institute of network cultures
in amsterdam. video technology has radically altered the way in which we
produce, consume and circulate images, influencing the aesthetics and
possibilities of moving image cultures, as well as yielding a rich body
of scholarship across various disciplines. given its ease of access and
use, video has historically been aligned with media activism and
collaborative work. video is driving social media and the web. it is
dominating the internet of things. cameras causing breakdowns in
networks. online video became lifelike.

rapidly changing technological formats implicate the urgent need to
engage with practices of archiving and curation, modes of collaboration
& political mobilisation, as well as fresh comprehensions of the
subject-spectator, actors & networks constituted by contemporary video
and digital cultures.

previous events:

videovortex #1: brussels, belgium, october 2007
videovortex #2: amsterdam, the netherlands, january 2008
videovortex #3: ankara, turkey, october 2008
videovortex #4: split, croatia, october 2009
videovortex #5: brussels, belgium, november 2009
videovortex #6: amsterdam, the netherlands, march 2011
videovortex #7: yogyakarta, indonesia, july 2011
videovortex #8: zagreb, croatia, may 2012
videovortex #9: lüneburg, germany, february 2013
videovortex #10: istanbul, turkey, september 2014
videovortex #11: kochi, india, february 2017








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