IGV fest hits Dublin


Hey guys, sorry about the short notice but Ed just sent this on to me. The international guerrilla video festival will be starting in Dublin tomorrow evening. It's kicking off at 17:00 from Connolly Station and there are various other points on the route map. Check here for more details.

"The International Guerrilla Video Festival (IGVFest) is a mobile festival integrating video art with the urban and social environment. The festival removes the technologically complex medium of video out of the institutional situation re-positioning it as open and reflexive in the public domain. The artworks have site-specific thematic relations to the space where they are shown, engaging and reflecting upon the unique architectural, historical, and interpersonal context of each area the festival travels to.

One of the aims of the festival is to create a continuous dialogue from the videos into the community, focusing on lapses in the current framework such as an absence of communication or invisible components of the area. Open to local and international artists, the festival widens the panorama of the discourse to include the perspective of communities elsewhere that have parallel circumstances.

A self-contained, transportable GPU (Guerrilla Projector Unit) facilitates the incursions into the public realm. Transforming public space into a fertile ground for experimentation toward new possibilities in the relationship between art and society."

Stephen

1 comment:

Tracy O'Brien said...

Thanks for that Stephen! Just saw an article about it on Irish Times online too - sounds really interesting.
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2009/0219/breaking21.htm

It's cool that it shows videos that relate to the area it is in - a great idea!