Video Art Miden invites all video artists and video creators from all over the world to submit their videos for the next events & collaborations of Miden, which include screening events and video art exhibitions in Greece and internationally. The call will be open until January 15, 2023.
The call is open to every creator (individuals, groups or organizations) of any nationality and background.
There is no entry fee.
There are no thematic or morphological restrictions, but the curatorial team of Video Art Miden is particularly interested in video art, video-performance, video-dance, experimental music videos, experimental animation.
Along with the general open call, Miden addresses a special call for a series of thematic tributes, inviting artists to contribute their personal view and conceptual approach on the following themes:
How do you experience silence? As a chance to get in contact with your inner self? As a withdrawal from the interaction with the others? As a connection with the others? What if you are condemned in silence or it is a forced one?
-“Chasing my tail”
-“Happiness is a warm gun” (the title is borrowed from the famous Beatles’ song)
-“To the Zoo”
-“Teen” (a showcase of video works for and/or from teenagers)
-Also, Video Art Miden inaugurates this year a new event, MidenTV. It will be a specialized festival for the presentation of music video clips of the alternative Greek music scene, aiming to present the best videos by talented young directors/artists. MidenTV is organized in collaboration with Bandapart Recording Studio in Kalamata.
Entry forms and preview links can be submitted electronically until January 15, 2023.
More info, entry regulations & online entry form can be found at: www.festivalmiden.gr
Video Art Miden is an independent organization for the exploration and promotion of video art. Founded by an independent group of Greek artists in Kalamata in 2005, it has been one of the earliest specialized video-art festivals in Greece and builded an international festival identity, presenting an annual video art festival for a decade. Since 2015, Miden continues its work changing its form to a more flexible and broadened event programming in Greece and abroad, setting as basic aims to stimulate the creation of original video art, to help spread it and develop relevant networks and research.
Through collaborations and exchanges with major international festivals and organizations, it has been recognized as one of the most successful and interesting video art platforms internationally and as an important cultural exchange point for Greek and international video art. It also provides an alternative meeting point for emerging and established artists in Greece and a communication hub between artists, organizations, festivals and art spaces around the world.
Miden screening programs have traveled in many cities of Greece and all over the world, and they are hosted by significant festivals, museums and institutions globally.
(*Miden means “zero” in Greek)
Art directors: Gioula Papadopoulou | Margarita Stavraki
Curators: Maria Bourika, Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, Danny Kargas, Olga Papadopoulou, Nikos Podias, Martha Zoupa