CALL FOR LENS-BASED ARTISTS – Simply Screen: Inbetweeners of Asia (Lá Fora… 149)


Simply Screen: Inbetweeners of Asia
Deadline : 15th June 2009

Award: 2400 EUR full tuition scholarship to attend Transart Institute Summer Certificate Program 2009 Berlin Screening venue: Tanzfabrik Berlin
Admission: Free, open to the public

This is a call for lens-based artists working in film, video or animation, who deal with issues of inbetween-ness and hybridisation in the context of Asia. Simply Screen relates to the course Dichotomy, Diversity, Discourse: Art on the Pacific Rim of the 2009 Transart Institute Summer Residency. There will be a one-hour screening of ten pieces of selected works and a 30-minute discussion with the audience. 

A course description can be found under point 8 at:

Simply Screen aims to show a selection of new video works from international artists that will cover a wide range of ideas, including 
issues of immigration, industrialisation, globalisation and identity.  
The event will interrogate how people in Asia and the Asian diasporas see themselves within the complex presence of contemporary global culture; how artists respond to ideas of contemporary multiculturalism and trans-nationalism related to the context of Asia; how artists visualise the issues of war, memory, conflict, displacement, identity and the sense of belonging.

1. All art works need to have been created since 2006.
2. Submissions must arrive by 15th June 2009.
3. Submissions will only be accepted on DVD.
4. Maximum length: 10 minutes (edits of longer works accepted).
5. Artists need to include their contact details, a short CV or 
biography, the details of the work, 3 still images and a statement (up to 200 words).

One full tuition scholarship of EUR 2400 will be offered to one of the chosen artists. The award recipient will be invited to attend the Transart Institute Summer Certificate program from July 25 – August 15, 2009 in Berlin. Travel and accommodation are not included in the award.
Transart Institute Berlin Summer Program:

Saturday, 8th August, 18:00-19:30 at Tanzfabrik, Möckernstraße 68, Berlin

All submissions need to be posted to the curator:
Dr. Ming Turner, Lecturer, Department of Design Theory and Innovation, Faculty of Art and Design, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom.

All enquiries can be sent to:



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