[KS] VENICE BIENNALE SEEKS VIDEO IMAGES OF SEOUL
David S. Lee
dlee2005 at lawnet.ucla.edu
Tue Feb 14 11:43:55 EST 2006
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VENICE BIENNALE SEEKS VIDEO IMAGES OF SEOUL
The Venice Architecture Biennale 2006 will focus on urbanism and the forces
that influence the built environment in very large cities—flows of
migration, of capital, and of urbanization. The exhibition will profile
eighteen cities from across the world. Each city portrait will include
historical information, visualizations of quantitative data, explorations of
some of its key urban challenges, and a projected video and sound collage.
The aim of the video component is to present an impressionistic counterpoint
to other aspects of the exhibition. The idea is to go beneath the skin of
the data sets to present something of the sensory, experiential quality of
each city. Utilizing a variety of film, video and sound material from
different media-makers in different time periods will allow the video
projections to approach the pluralism of each city and the subjectivity of
each urban encounter. The aim of the video component of the exhibition is
not to attempt a comprehensive cross-section of points of view on any of the
cities (as that would be impossible) but rather to synthesize a diversity of
voices and styles to reflect each city's complexity.
The Film/Video Project Manager is now accepting video footage and recorded
audio from local artists in each of the cities profiled. Moving images and
sounds that reference the human relationship to urban infrastructure, the
commercial and cultural by-products of migration and racial diversity (such
as shops, marketplaces, language & music) and the daily realities of city
life (such as commuting or gathering in public space) are particularly
encouraged. The contemporary images will be juxtaposed with archival film
from the past 100 years to create a dynamic collage.
Each video projection will be approximately three minutes in length,
compiled from a variety of sources both archival and contemporary. Each
collaborator’s name will be listed on a museum card (or equivalent) next to
the video projection. The Film/Video Project Manager would like to collect
four to five hours of unedited material on each city by March 15th, 2006.
The preferred format for video is mini-DV (PAL or NTSC).
Please send material to:
London School of Economics
London, WC2A 2AE
+44 (0) 20 7107 5278
cassim at mit.edu
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