MEIN NEUES ICH (MY NEW ME)
Video and Media Art
Call for submissions:
Thu 15 Mar
vkunst frankfurt VIII
"Mein neues Ich" (MY NEW ME)
Video and Media Art Exhibition
May 4 – 5, 2018
Call for Submissions – MEDIA ART PRIZE "VKUNST"
Deadline: 15 March, 2018
In 2018, vkunst frankfurt will for the eighth time showcase the latest trends in video art. The galleries and stores on Fahrgasse, behind the Museum of Modern Art Frankfurt, will once again function as an "open-air exhibition space". With vkunst frankfurt, video art moves out of the museum setting and into the city.
Under the title "Mein neues Ich" (My new me), curators Christoph von Löw and Andreas Greulich will examine artistic output dedicated to life in the 21st century. On two evenings from 8 p.m. to midnight participating artists will show projections, interactive installations and animated computer art in the displays of the galleries and stores. In 2018, vkunst frankfurt will present selected works of the exhibition from May 9–13 at the premises of the Kunstverein Familie Montez e.V. (Honsellstr. 7, 60314 Frankfurt am Main).
vkunst frankfurt is organized as a regular platform for national and international media artists.
Central Motif 2018: "Mein neues Ich" (MY NEW ME)
My new me – it sounds like a promotional slogan from the sports or health industry. The promise that after a few training sessions in a fitness studio you will become a totally new person. The creation of an ideal of perfection – Me, release 2.0. But it is also a question about your own identity. The wish for change, something new. Giving yourself a radical makeover. In a society subject to constant change does a person have to adapt so as not to be left behind? Or should he consciously choose not to adapt for that very reason? Identity is nothing readymade. Nothing you are born with or acquire. In the same way that we are capable of shaping the reality we live in, we are also able to repeatedly re-invent ourselves – no matter what age we are.
This transformation can be expressed outwardly in a new hairstyle, for example, or a new style of dressing. But it can also be a slow, quiet process that takes place within us.
Moreover, modern technology offers us the means of not only making changes, but also completely recreating ourselves – as a virtual Alter Ego.
However, some changes in life seem to not be of our own free choosing. Take the current issues surrounding migration and refugee crisis, where opting for new routes or taking on a new identity and culture can even make the difference between life and death.
My new me – a change of consciousness, which can unfold and be revealed in so many facets. How do contemporary video artists deal with the topic of individual and change, or society and radical global change? Who am I, who do I want to be, who can I be? These are the fundamental questions vkunst frankfurt 2018 explores.
Media Art Prize "VKUNST" donated by Jochen Latz
The Media Art Prize "vkunst" with prize money of EUR 5,000 donated by J. Latz will be awarded once again in 2018. An independent jury of museum curators and art experts will select a winner from the exhibited works (the judges’ decision is final).
This competition is open to all artists who work with media art. Every artist can submit one item. Please send either a USB stick or the download link to the address given below by March 15, 2018.
Aside from the work itself, artists are asked to also submit three image files (300 DPI, maximum 22 cm page length), a short text on the video, and a short CV (no longer than 800 characters in total). If the work is shortlisted, the images and text you submit will serve as a basis forthe catalog entry. Please remember to also return the signed registration form to us. Entries will not be sent back to artists. There are no submission fees.
c/o Galerie Greulich