Call for entries
Deadline: 5 June 2011
NEW MEDIA ARTISTS/FILMMAKERS/VIDEOGRAPHERS
“Water, Water Everywhere“ – a traveling exhibition
Jennifer Heath, a curator, writer, and editor in the United States, is seeking movies and new media for a traveling exhibition on the subject of water.
Water is the world’s most sacred commodity and the basis for all earthly life. Its preservation and protection may be our greatest environmental challenge. The global water crisis affects everyone, from those lacking enough to those experiencing uncontrollable floods that wipe away homes and land and wildlife.
This exhibition is seeking movies (film and video transferred onto DVD) 3 to 30 minutes long from artists worldwide about water.
Films/videos might be artistic artistic or documentary, experimental or traditional, humorous or solemn; animated or acted; any other genre.
In addition, interactive new media will be considered.
Possible topics might include the beauty of water; water dreams; the politics of water; water wars; water autobiographies, allegories and fairy tales; polluted and toxic waters; water-borne diseases; rain and snow; rivers, oceans, ponds, lakes, canals, creeks, irrigation ditches; dams; farms; lack of water; floods; sweat; fog; ice; water as a source and home of life; consequences; solutions; revolutions and grassroots movements; wasting water; desalination plants; climate change (cold, heat, drying earth, drought, melting glaciers, flooding, tsunamis…); children and water; corporate water grabs (privatizations); bottled water; Coca Cola-izations, etc.; water flora and fauna; all animals in need of water; swimming pools; and many more from the artists’ imagination, experience and knowledge.
DVDs must be compatible with broadcast formats used in the United States.
Contact Jennifer Heath at firstname.lastname@example.org, with synopsis, bio and running time, or with questions. Submissions may be posted on Vimeo.
Deadline for submissions is 05 June 2011.
“Water, Water Everywhere” (working title) is not a film festival. DVDs will travel, in some cases for long-term exhibitions, in other cases for short-term screenings.
Jennifer Heath is an independent scholar, curator, award-winning activist and cultural journalist, and the author or editor of nine books of fiction and non-fiction, including three recent anthologies, The Veil: Women Writers on Its History, Lore, and Politics (2008) and – co-edited with Ashraf Zahedi — Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women (forthcoming Spring 2011), both from the University of California Press and Primal Picnics: Writers Invent Creation Myths for their Favorite Foods, from Whole World Press. Her numerous art exhibitions include the acclaimed national touring shows, The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces and Black Velvet: The Art We Love to Hate (catalogue from Pomegranate Art Books, 1994) and most recently, a “locavore” trash-art exhibition, Resurrections: ECO-logy & ECO-nomy. She currently lives in Colorado, in the United States, but grew up in Australia, Japan, Bolivia, Afghanistan and Europe.