[Oberlist] FR* call/nmed: Digital, Electronic and Media Arts Symposium

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Subject: [transversal] Call for Proposal - Digital, Electronic and Media
Arts Symposium
From:    "Oudeis" <info.oudeis la gmail.com>
Date:    Wed, October 7, 2009 12:55
To:      transversal-list la eipcp.net


Digital, Electronic and Media Art Symposium

Trapped in Freedom

 From 5^th to 12^th december 09 – Oudeis – Le Vigan / France

It is by chance, in a dead street's far end that we faced a white padded
door, opaque windows secured by bars and a turned off neon. Trapped in
Freedom, the inscritpion was unlit, we could imagine it shining in the
night a deep red and evocative light.

This sentence questionned us all the more we didn't know this place's
nature. A one evening peculiar cabaret drawn from a David Lynch
imagination, a libertine meeting place, rare liquors and cigars club...
Anyway, this place seemed contained in its wording an entire paradox,
one of a sensual pleasure, assumed, shown and restrained to this area,
condensed behind the walls and hidden from prying eyes. This paradox was
for the more obvious that the street was isolated, empty, but close to a
wide and passing road. As if the answer or possibility for an
emancipated freedom was actually just before our eyes. An obvious fact
so strong that it cannot be assumed or seen as real.

It is this exact feeling which this place was emiting, an unrealistic
atmosphere, a suspended time, a breach given to the onlooker in an
innocent way, still tantalizing. No way between an assumed freedom, the
idealized one, the return to nature, the emancipation from the powerful,
the ethical, racial, social and political conflicts anihilation...

Live freedom as a release of burdens due to our environment. To focus on
a will, a space peculiar to oneself, to individualities... To adopt
freedom, take it fully, means to seize new spaces, to make new choices...

And yet the idea is not that simple. Freedom is a delicate notion and
value, fascinating, unpredictable. As for who takes some liberty may
take it off others, who enjoys freedom may loose a secured framework, a
set of references and foundings, who wants to be free may be put in
danger because of his/her own choices. Trapped in Freedom synthesizes
the paradox of a dear and desired state at the same time feared and
mostly let in an utopic idea condition. Any social project is based on
consensus and thereof asks for new definitions of individual liberties
while arising new ones relative to a global, general and becoming
homogenic corps.

Oudeis, a cultural organization in Le Vigan (France), has decided to
dedicate its coming Digital, Electronic and Media Art Symposium on this
issue. Thus, several exhibits will take place in town in different
places from the 5^th to 13^th december 2009. There are two types of call
for proposal for thwo specific projects.

First, a video exhibition. Oudeis invites all artists interested in the
issue Trapped in Freedom to send us a proposal and short bio by the 7^th

The second project open to participants is a temporary and free editing
workshop. Temporary because it will last only the time of the Symposium,
free because it will be nomad and will be moved from place to place to
mix contents. A silkscreen printing workshop will be set and an edition
will be publish, with critical contents, poems, analysis and esthetics
statements, drawings, photographies, collages... All produced in real
time, in the manner of performance, in front of the public.

Address :


Place Quatrefages de Laroquête (mairie)

30120 Le Vigan – France

mail to : info.oudeis – AT – gmail.com


Sandra Bébié-Valérian

Oudeis, association pour le développement des expressions artistiques
actuelles. 06 84 86 06 06 http://www.oudeis.fr
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