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Art Radar: Moving Images

This week’s art radar explores digital art in the form of video and moving images. We cover video installations from 20-21 Visual Arts Centre (UK) and Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin), the Berlinale International Film Festival and open calls from ikonoTV and FEST.

Time Is Speeding Up at the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

Ruth Catlow
Source: Ruth Catlow

The latest from artist Ruth Catlow, Time Is Speeding Up is a networked video performance and installation in collaboration with developer Gareth Foote. Using a computer program called Geological Time Piece, this machine mediated installation looks at how life seems to speed up as one gets older by capturing a still webcam image every three minutes during it exhibition’s opening hours and adding it to a looping video. According to Catlow’s website, the video will contain 9,000 images when the exhibition closes.

Time Is Speeding Up opened in January and will run until Saturday, April 23 at the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe, UK. Viewers can watch the performance in real time here between 10:00-16:00 GMT and follow @TimeSpeedsUp on Twitter for a new video each day.

66th Annual Berlinale International Film Festival


Berlin rolls out the red carpet for the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival. Known for being one of the top cinema showcases in Europe’s film industry, Berlinale hosts film programs, workshops, panel discussions and other activities throughout the 11-day event. According to their website, over 330,000 tickets have sold and there will be more than 20,000 professional visitors from 128 countries, including 3,700 journalists.

Berlinale runs from Thursday, February 11 – Sunday, February 21 at various venues throughout the city. Full program and ticket information can be found on their website.

Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto at Hamburger Bahnhof

© Julian Rosefeldt, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015.

Renowned photographer and Berlin-based artist Julian Rosefeldt will present his solo show Manifesto, at Hamburger Bahnhof. A joint production of the Nationalgalerie, Manifesto is a film installation that consists of 13 channels running parallel, displaying emotions ranging from angry to youthful. All of the monologues are meant to question the role of an artist in society.

Manifesto will be on view at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart until Sunday, July 10. Opening times and further exhibition information can be found here.

Open Call: ikonoTV’s Digital Canvas

Digital Canvas

ikonoTV has released their latest call for submissions for work that will be part of their on-air exhibition Digital Canvas in May. Digital Canvas will present a curated selection of video works by international artists who focus on new media techniques and digital art. The exhibition will be broadcasted on ikonoTV’s live stream and shown in selected venues worldwide.

For Digital Canvas, they are looking for short, non-narrative videos implementing the universal language of image and sound, with no text or dialogue. Interested artists can find guidelines and entry details on ikonoTV’s Tumblr page. Deadline is Sunday, February 28. For more Artist Opportunities, check our Jobs page.

Call for Entries: FEST 2016


FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival is an annual event in Espinho, Portugal that celebrates young filmmakers. According to their website, the festival is “focused on creating a space for up-and-coming filmmakers to show and promote their work and develop their skills.” The 2016 festival will run from Monday, June 20 – Monday, June 27.

For its 12th edition, FEST is accepting feature films, Fiction and Documentary, from directors who are on their first or second production, regardless of age. They are also accepting short and medium length films for their fiction, documentary, animation and experimental competitions from directors up to the age of 30. Deadline is Sunday, February 28 and more information is available here.