Festival of (In)appropriation 2012
Call for entries!
Deadline: May 15,2012
From collage to hip-hop, remix to mash-up, détournement to machinima, the appropriation of preexisting sounds and images has become integral to the creation of new and provocative works of art –all the more so in the digital era. Artists from diverse backgrounds are taking “found” sounds and images and appropriating them into new works that fundamentally alter the meaning and function of these found objects.
The Festival of (In)appropriation, now in its fourth year, plays on the notion of what an “appropriate” use of a found sound and/or image may be. Since what is considered appropriate always depends on context –being in the “right” place at the “right” time –appropriation is by definition the art of the inappropriate –being in the “wrong” place at the “wrong” time. Indeed, every reuse is, in some way, a productive misuse –a misuse that we celebrate! When films and videos tear materials from one (con)text and place them in another, they question the limits of what is “appropriate” and thereby open the doors to new ways of seeing, hearing, and thinking. At its best, this act of (in)appropriation may produce revelation that leads viewers to reconsider the relationship between past and present, here and there, truth and lie, intention and subversion.
With that idea in mind, Los Angeles Filmforum invites submissions for the 2012 Festival of (In)appropriation! We are open to all works that appropriate film or video footage and repurpose it in inventive ways. We will consider both films and videos, including works that are made up entirely of found footage and those that only use small segments of appropriated material. However, we will only accept films that include some form of appropriation, that are under 20 minutes long, and that were finished in 2010 or later.
The Festival of (In)appropriation will take place at Los Angeles Filmforum in Fall 2012, specific date TBA.
Curated by Jaimie Baron, Lauren Berliner, and Andrew Hall.
Playtime Audioviduales presenta un programa itinerante con obras recientes de found footage español. Presentando los filmes:
- The End (Fernando Franco)
- Alone (Gerard Freixes)
- Jean Claude Van Dance (Left Hand Rotation)
- La Cosa Nuestra (María Cañas)
- ¿Quién Puede Matar A Un Hombre? (Enrique Piñuel)
- Tabla aeróbica Nº4 (Entrenamiento para pintores) (Gonzalo de Pedro)
- Matar A Hitchcock (Alberto Cabrera)
- Nif Fin (Albert Alcoz)
- 28 de octubre 2009, a las 20.00 horas en Anteneo de Igualada, Carrer de Sant Pau, 9 - Igualada (Barcelona)
- 03 de noviembre 2009, a las 21.00 horas, en Sala el Cachorro - C/ Procurador, 19 - Barrio de Triana - Sevilla
- 06 de noviembre 2009, a las 11.00 horas, en la Facultad de BB.AA. de Bilbao - Barrio de Sarriena s/n - Leioa (Bizkaia)
Entrada libre. Programa comisariado por Playtime Audiovisuales.