Open Call Video Projection Commissions @ Genius Loci Weimar

20.05.2020 |

The organisers of the international festival Genius Loci are looking to commission three video projection projects to work with three buildings in Weimar (Germany): the Marstall, the Goethe and Schiller Archive, and the Altenburg.

One submission will be commissioned for each building, with a budget of 15,000 euros made available for the artistic realisation of the work. The winning concepts will be presented in the context of an evening tour through Weimar during the festival from 4-6 September 2020.

Historical awareness, an understanding of architecture, high abstractive and imaginative power, narrative, dramaturgic flair and a clear vision of the local situation are all vital aspects of a strong concept. Besides classical video mappings, new styles and compositions are also very welcome. Possible styles and compositions include e.g. 3D animation, elements from animation,real and short film and illustrative techniques such as drawing, silhouette, stop-motion etc.

The realisation of such large-scale projections requires technical craftsmanship, enthusiasm for computer graphics and an affinity for modern media. A new element of the call for proposals is a presentation of the development of the material in a ten-minute video production.

Content criteria are:

- An innovative composition in the form of an audio-visual video mapping, with particular observance paid to the Genius Loci.
- An individual, original and sophisticated handling of the spirit of the location with respect to history and architecture, as well as to the people who were active there and who have influenced the surroundings, and to historical events that have left visible or invisible traces.
- An engaging dramaturgical and narrative concept for a 5-10-minute video performance.

The competition is open to individuals and groups who complete the application process in full. All application forms must be submitted online.

All participants, enthusiasts, students, amateurs and professionals will be given the same opportunity to take part.

The open call deadline is 14th June 2020. Detailed information can be found here.

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