A video created for 60 Seconds festival 2020 and 4 one second videos created for One Off festival 2020.
The 60 Seconds Festival team came up with the following long talk in their call for artists (no wonder several videos presented serious problems with breathing):
Theme for the 2020 60Seconds Festival:
RIGHT OR WRONG / BROWSING YOUR CITY
Key words / concepts: Black and white, right and wrong, left and right , irrational and rational, searching, browsing, opposites, wandering
The 60Seconds Short Film Festival celebrates its 13th edition in 2020 with the theme:
RIGHT AND WRONG BROWSING YOUR CITY
The exhibition dates are February 10-16, 2020 and the deadline for participation is JANUARY 19TH. 2020
60Seconds invites all artists and video creators to submit their 60 second videos with no sound that explores and relates to this years theme right and wrong, their opposition and interrelatedness.
Is there right and wrong, is there a right way and a wrong way?
How do we navigate an increasingly complex and confusing world of facts and fakes?
Are we approaching what André Breton wrote almost hundred years ago in his 1924 Manifesto, “I believe in the future resolution of these two states, dream and reality, which are seemingly so contradictory, into a kind of absolute reality, a surreality.” Or should it rather be called a subreality? What about right and left? Hemispheres? Do they relate to dream and reality? Wrong and right?
The surrealists, and later situationists, found ways of fusing the two, by allowing the subconscious, irrational and the wrong to play a part in the modern society of the spectacle. A special way of browsing the city and surroundings, called psychogeography, was developed as a wrong way to navigate the space, through random drift, programmed routes and playful games to unlock the desires, hidden motives and secrets of the city, and undermine the systemic right way of doing things.
Today we spend more and more of our time immersed in a virtual environment, browsing the internet, navigating feeds, window-shopping in the big avenues, maybe discovering small alleys and websites. Our social behaviour is just as much regulated by our browsing as it is by navigating urban space. Facebook, instagram, Google and other mega big, virtual cities regulate, monitor, store and control our movements and behaviour on the net, defining a right way of browsing, a right way of using the net. Indeed, the freedom of internet and browsing is quickly turning into a culture of political correctness, social peer-pressure, and surveillance. Do we need a psychogeography for the net, methods for browsing wrong, ways to restore our freedom in the virtual landscape? We invite to you explore ways of browsing right and wrong.
60Secs Festival screens movies in urban, public space, onto walls of buildings and streets. The audience is people wandering the city. In this sense the festival is an intervention in the city, providing alternative perspectives, ways of seeing, ways of browsing the city, a kind of psychogeography. We’re looking for works that can explore, interprete and comment on the festival as interventions in urban space.
Browsing, our use of the net, is also a kind of wandering but in virtual space. We’d like to provide a way of self-reflecting on the ways we are browsing and using the net. It’s something we can relate to immediately as everybody is browsing on the phone or computer, in the streets or at home. Imagine a small screen blown up to the size of wall, screened in public space. What would be an interesting work? Ways of browsing, ways of seeing, right and wrong. A psychogeography of virtual spaces, screened in public spaces! We invite you to send us your movie.
All videos must be related to the theme RIGHT AND WRONG.
All videos must be one minute in duration with no sound and received on or before the deadline date.
#1 minute short
#an original film
#mp4 (4×3 aspect ratio)
#about RIGHT OR WRONG
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The One-Off festival shared theme with 60 Seconds festival (quoted above) and also felt the need to add the following to their variation of the call:
One second movie submission
Read about the theme “Browsing right and wrong” below. If it seems unclear or impossible for a one second movie, here are some suggestions and examples. It could bebe a self-reflective moment of net behaviour, how we browse, navigate, and use the net with our devices. Imagine for example a finger swiping left or right on a brick, or swiping a book, or just the banality of our gestural movement, poses, postures, or a snapshot sitting at the computer, or writing on a (virtual) keyboard. it doesn’t have to be spectacular but rather something that brings self-reflection. Some of these movies will be screened in large formats on building walls etc, so the small gestures and movies are experienced in another larger-than-life context. Others remain screened on the small monitors of smartphones and form a sort of meta-level of the experience of browsing.
# one second short
# original material
# no credits added to the movie
# following the theme
# mp4 web-optimized format
# 4×3 aspect ratio (use letterbox to convert from other aspect ratios.)
Deadline for participation: 26 January 2020.
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