Ooh, I wish Vivid had some way to link to specific things on their site. Something like, I dunno, a blog. Hint hint.
Here’s a couple of interesting things currently on their front page. The first is a European Media Artists in Residence Exchange.
The newly established European Media Art Network will give 16 production awards to emerging media art talent to explore the creative possibilities of innovative content for new media platforms.
The international residency programme has been running since 1995 and has worked with artists including Dane Watkins, Paul Harrison & John Wood, Martin Howse, Kypros Kyprianou, and Mike Stubbs.
Media artists in the fields of digital media (including internet and computer based art, video and sound) are invited to apply for a two month residency with one of the following partner organisations: Impakt (Netherlands), Werkleitz Gesellschaft (Germany), Interspace (Bulgaria) and Vivid.
Residents will receive: A grant of 2.000 Euro, Free accommodation, Up to 250 Euro in travel expenses, Access to technical facilities and media labs, Individual exhibition following residency, Major group exhibition in 2009 in Halle (Saale), Germany
Applications have to be in by January 7th. Here’s the application form (Word.doc)
Ben Callaway – ‘Carousel’
The second is a screening of Fresh Moves: New Moving Images from the UK, “a collection of film and video works by 24 of the best emerging and established UK-based artists” introduced by Laure Prouvost, curator at tank.tv
Compiled by a panel including Hans Ulrich Obrist, director of Serpentine Gallery, and Stuart Comer, curator of film and video at Tate Modern, Fresh Moves encompasses fictional narrative, digital film, animation, montage and installation-based film work. Exploring a variety of subjects including politics, identity and aesthetic practices, the collection celebrates not only the artists featured, but the art of moving images as a whole.
The screening takes place on Thursday December 6th at 6pm for a 6.30 start. Tickets are Â£3/Â£2 and you’re advised to dress warmly, Vivid being effectively a warehouse space, albeit a very nice one!