Videoholica 2010 International Video Art Festival

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Videoholica 2010 International Video Art FestivalVideoholica 2010 International Video Art Festival
3rd Edition/ Keep The Illusion Alive
August In Art Biennial
10 – 17 August 2010, Varna, Bulgaria

The 3rd edition of the Videoholica International Video Art Festival 2010 will take place in the period 10 – 17 August 2010 in Varna within the framework of the International Biennial for Visual Arts AUGUST IN ART.

Videoholica 2010 will present a series of video art projections and exhibitions and will make presentations of well-known international video art forums and honored video artists in parallel with discussions concerning video art topics.

The 3rd festival edition will pass under the Keep The Illusion Alive motto.

In the process of increasingly stiffening economic spheres, multimedia, hyper realities and cybernetic culture, ‘the network of simulacra’ has become increasingly live phenomenon. High technologies, information, internet, clicking, downloading, setting commands, editing memories, cutting out dreams! The art sets the issue: "Shall we use all this, or shall we transform ourselves into very it?" The "hyper reality", thus created, dictates personality’s behavior, perception and consciousness, causing loss of subjectivity. The motto of this year's festival appeals to preserving one’s identity/ authenticity in the process of mass modification and unification of the individual. The term "illusion" is the subject of many cultural, sociological, religious, philosophical and psychological studies from the time of postmodernism, and continues to be a live issue, both with positive and negative connotations. In this sense, the conservation/ preservation of the unreal is a negation of the material world and a protest against the omnipotence of information, socio-cultural and politico-economic speculations.

The decisions about the selection of the videos will be made by the 5-member jury. All the applicants, who observe the rules and the deadline, will have admission to the jury, which will take place in July 2010. The final results will be announced and sent to the applicants by e-mail by the end of July 2010. The jury will make representative selection of 20 movies. There is no submission fee.

Videoholica 2010 open call will run until 30 of June 2010 and all applications are very welcome.

For contacts, terms and conditions & application form, please visit

Videoholica International Video Art Festival
Post Box 318
9000 Varna

[email protected]