Open Call: Urban Research

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UR2010PosterSMLUrban Research:
Call for Artists Exploring Contemporary Urban Space
Entry Deadline Jan. 10, 2010 (postmarked)

Urban Research has been a successful program both at Directors Lounge Festival and in screenings in London, Hannover, Poznan, Freiburg, Essen, Dordrecht, St. Petersburg and Berlin. International artists present their vision of public space and urban landscapes. How is the condition of the public realm connected with urban space? Can we talk about urbanity as a common figure in urban life at all? Has public space been replaced by the electronic virtual spaces? Or, has public place been bounded, forcefully homogenized and “pacified” by surveillance and private security forces? Are there new developments, definitions and uses that make “public space” lively again? Artists find challenging views and concepts, or more importantly, they question anew the common concepts of urbanity.


This is an open call for new work of Urban Research.

The program will be first shown at Directors Lounge, Berlin, 11-21 February 2010.

Experimental, documentary, essay, interactive and multi-channel, all welcome.

Please send in a preview DVD of your work.

Entry Deadline Jan. 10, 2010 (postmarked).


Please fill out the submission form (mandatory) at:

Please ship to:

Klaus W. Eisenlohr, Urban Research, Osnabrücker Str. 25. D-10589 Berlin, Germany

Contact: klaus |at| richfilm |dot| de


Urban Research 2010 will firstly be presented at the media art festival Directors Lounge in February 2010.