Call for Media Artists from Northern Ireland and Finland. Deadline Oct. 14, 2011

Galleria Rajatila and Catalyst Arts, call for submissions, deadline October 14

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS/AVOIN HAKU
Featherweight Portable Museum

MediaHolidays group from Art Association Rajataide, Tampere, Finland and
Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland are collaborating on a
media art happening taking place in both countries. MediaHolidays and
Catalyst Arts invite artists based in Finland, Northern Ireland and Ireland
to apply. We are accepting submissions of video art (max 5 mins), portable
m…edia installations, sound art, performances and art talks or
presentations.

Submissions should include:
– a proposal of the work intended
– C.V.
– Max 6 images, good quality photographs of the work can be sent in hard
copy, via email or artists can send a link to a website containing the
images
– For video and time-based work, please send us a web -link or DVD, each
video should be no longer than 5 minutes (max 4 videos)

The submissions from artists based in Northern Ireland and Ireland should be
sent to:
mediapyhat@gmail.com
or
Galleria Rajatila
Hämeenpuisto 10
33210 Tampere
Finland

The submissions from Finnish based artists should be sent to:
catalystarts@gmail.com
or
Catalyst Arts
Ground Floor
5 College Court
Belfast
BT1 6BS, Northern Ireland, UK

Deadline for submissions is 14.10.2011.

Featherweight Portable Museum – media art happening consists of two events.
The first event is held at the end of November 2011 in Catalyst Arts
Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland. The second event is held at the
beginning of February 2012 at Rajatila Gallery in Tampere, Finland.
Featherweight Portable Museum aims to bring non-profit art associations
together in collaboration between different art associations around Europe.

Featherweight Portable Museum is a concept borrowed from Susan Sontag’s
book, On Photography, in which she analyses how we perceive photography and
how it transforms our self-image and society. We want to see the beautiful,
the strange and something that makes us see the extraordinary in the
ordinary.

Featherweight Portable Museum addresses the problem of how emerging artists
can show their work without undue economical strain and offers the answer by
using galleries slack time in between exhibitions and other unused spaces.
With a portable museum -concept we are collecting art works that are easy to
transport around art associations in different countries. The mix of Finnish
and Irish/British art in this event is a celebration for the art in slack
spaces, a tour of media art where nationalities come together, give
presentations about their actions and uses empty free space to show media
art in different forms. After the events in Tampere and Belfast the media
art screening will travel to different art associations, who are willing to
have a screening in their space for a day or two.
Enquires should be directed to catalystarts@gmail.com

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