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Middle East Talents Awards collaborating with Magmart Festival Italy

February 01 2014

Middle East Talents Awards will host the Middle East screening of the winners' videos of the Magmart Festival & F.I.V.E Feelings Internatonal Videoart Experience.

 

Information about MAGMART (www.magmart.it)

 

Magmart | video under volcano, is an international videoart festival, established in Naples, Italy, since 2005.


Starting from its first edition, the festival has developed a partnership with the CAM - Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, an important territorial reality for contemporary arts, that has welcomed the 30 selected videos of any edition within its permanent collection.


The festival is grown along the years, becoming a relevant event for international videoart.


At the I edition, 2005/06, organized in partnership with CAM, Stella Film and GenomART, participating 123 artists - with over 180 videos -  from Italy, Russia, Brazil, France, United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Serbia, Cyprus, Finland, Armenia, Japan, Spain, Austria, Canada, Croatia, Chile, Denmark, Lithuania, China.


At II edition, 2006/07, organized in partnership with CAM and GenomART, with collaboration of Computer Arts magazine and patronage of Sociology Faculty of University Federico II (Naples), participating 130 artists - with over 220 videos - from Italy, Belgium, Germany, United States, Austria, Hungary, Japan, France, Spain, Canada, Israel, Chile, Greece, Brazil, Colombia, Russia, Bulgaria. South Korea.


At III edition, 2007/08, organized always in partnership with CAM, and in collaboration with insu^tv and shavis.com, participating 170 artists - with over 290 videos - from Australia, Austria, Belgium, United Kingdom, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Syria, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States.


At IV edition, 2008/09, organized again in partnership with CAM, and in collaboration with insu^tv and shavis.com, participating 130 artists - with over 250 videos - from Italy, United States, Serbia, Slovenia, Colombia, Brazil, Spain, Israel, Australia, Portugal, United Kingdom, South Korea, Netherlands, China, Romania, France, Austria, India, Germany, Japan, Venezuela.


At V edition, 2009/10, organized in partnership with CAM and PAN - Palace of Arts Naples, and collaboration of Visualcontainer, participating 190 artists - with over 290 videos - from Italy, Poland, Germany, Spain, France, Ireland, Austria, United Kingdom, Croatia, Greece, Slovakia, Romania, Belgium, Serbia, Switzerland, Russia, Sweden, Netherlands, Finland, Norway, United States, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Brazil, Israel, Colombia, Turkey, Iraq, New Zealand, Australia, Philippines.


The VI edition, organized with partnership of CAM and patronage of Foundation Universal Forum of Cultures, and with the collaboration of NapoliFilmFestival, Ôrebro International Videoart Festival, Gaza International Festival for Video Art, Oslo Screen Festival, AllArtNow, Danube Videoart Festival, Athens Video Art Festival, Fonlad, VideoFormes, participating 363 artists - with over 550 videos - from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela.


At VII edition, 2011/12, organized in partnership with CAM Casoria Contamporary Art Museum and P.A.N. - Palace of Arts Naples, participating 455 artists - with over 700 videos - from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam.
At VIII edition, organized in partnership with CAM Casoria Contamporary Art Museum, participating 330 artists - with over 480 videos - from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herezegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Norway, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia and Montenegro, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam.

 

F.I.V.E. FEELINGS INTERNATIONAL VIDEOART EXPERIENCE
[The new project by Magmart]


Sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch. Through these five senses we interact with the world - and with other human peoples. They are our interface.

 

F.I.V.E. is the new international videoart project created by Magmart. After the international succes of 100x100=900 Project, and waiting for IX edition of Magmart Festival (that will start on 2014 fall), this new project want explore the five senses.


 
Like for previous project, the goal is always the same: look into the gaze of videoartists on the mankind. And if for 100x100=900 the subject was the human history of 1900s, F.I.V.E. focused on our senses - so on how we relate with other than one self. Senses are the medium between the world and us. Are the instruments of feeling. They channel to us all the informations that become from universe, they supply - even literally - the food for our body and for our mind.
Like any interface, they are two-faced. So the artist's research can be oriented to one of two - or both.
Therefore, the theme of human senses should be an intriguing challenge for artists. And - as already occur for previous project 100x100=900 - this can generate a positive and intense answer by them.
The fil rouge of Magmart activities and research in videoart field can be summarized in "how videoartists see the world", so it's clear why this choice. It's a new step on the same path. Is our (new) challenge.


 
The number five is a joining link too. Between the 5 senses, the 5 continents (where we want bring the project's tour) and the artists. An international jury will select, among submitted videos, five videoartists for each continent, in a manner that give back 25 videos, 5 for each sense.


 
The international open call to participate at the project is open! Go to http://www.f-i-v-e.net/call.php and register! Do it soon, the deadline for video submission is on february 28!


We'll wait for your videos. In any senses...