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Writing Machine Collective 4

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The Writing Machine Collective 4th edition (WMC_e4)
“Computational Thinking in Existing Art Forms” (exhibition Jan 13-31, 2011, Hong Kong)

VIDEO AS WRITING MACHINES
An Open Call for short videos in 3 categories:
作品徵召
...
1. Image and text
Videos made up of still and/or dynamic images and text...
We welcome any moving image sequences constructed to revisit / experiment / re-invent the relationship between image and text (as words with content and as a form of visual graphics). We would like to screen works that open up our expectation and exploration of the two visual elements.

- 影像與文字/文本
由影像與文字/文本結合而成的錄像:
文字與影像的關係好像未被認真解析或定義或詮釋。在此,我們希望看見一些經由錄像實驗混合出來的新‘視’物,將影像與文字的關係在推展,擴展出不一樣的面貌。

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The Writing Machine Collective 4th edition (WMC_e4)
“Computational Thinking in Existing Art Forms” (exhibition Jan 13-31, 2011, Hong Kong)

VIDEO AS WRITING MACHINES
An Open Call for short videos in 3 categories:
作品徵召
...
1. Image and text
Videos made up of still and/or dynamic images and text...
We welcome any moving image sequences constructed to revisit / experiment / re-invent the relationship between image and text (as words with content and as a form of visual graphics). We would like to screen works that open up our expectation and exploration of the two visual elements.

- 影像與文字/文本
由影像與文字/文本結合而成的錄像:
文字與影像的關係好像未被認真解析或定義或詮釋。在此,我們希望看見一些經由錄像實驗混合出來的新‘視’物,將影像與文字的關係在推展,擴展出不一樣的面貌。

2. Typography
Videos that play with words as well as the images of words...
Imagine a movie with no main characters or beautiful sceneries, but mainly words. Imagine a video work in which motions occur to alphabets and characters.
Typography itself is a concrete visual object. It is the arrangement of words in space with attention to its physical features -- size, style, and the rendering of its fine visual variables. We wonder how far types and fonts can be rendered to become moving images.

- 字體排版
排版.錄像.遊樂場:
你有見識過沒有演員、佈景卻只有字體排陣的影畫戲嗎﹖
字體排版本身已是個很實在的視覺藝術模式。字體的大小、款式與排放風格直接透露著不一樣的空間構造。我們很期待當字體被「活化」時,觀眾會接觸到怎麼樣的新鮮「質感」。

3. Generative video
Videos created by rule-driven principles...
Video works often are appreciated as a tale, a painting, a poem, or an essay. Can you imagine a video work that is itself a system of images operated on a set of hidden rules?
Repetition with variation seems simple. As a rule applied to a group of audio-visual fragments, a complex work may result. The setting of rules is to make positional and permutational arrangements to audio visual elements, so that completely new images and unexpected sequences can be produced.
In this category, we would like to screen video sequences created based on the design of rules applied to images to open up new, complex and unpredictable outcomes.
Generative art forms often begin with a singular, simple unit which, when subject to operational rules, generates complex systems.

- 自我衍生、延展不息的錄像?!
守規則但不守規矩的錄像:
錄像常常以故事、圖像、詩詞或散文的姿態出現,又或以這些不同創作體裁為素材化成錄像作品。那麼,現在讓我們想像一種新的錄像,本身就是一個影像系統,有其內部的運作和演算法則,把零碎的影像片段有秩序的建構成完滿的體系。可以嗎?
當然可以!
系統內的規則都是為了設定基本原素而建立的程式,套用到錄像創作上,儘管手上的視像物料相同,只要微調系統內的假設數值,影像的佈置便陳出不窮,應運而生。
只要有一套規則,縱使是一個單一的單元,也可演奏出變幻莫測的錄像!
關鍵在於發明設計精準的規則,然後發現你手中素材的潛在力。

Rules and Regulations
1. Requirement of the entry:
1.1 Running time must be under 15 minutes.
1.2 There is no restriction on production year.
1.3 Non English spoken videos should have English subtitles.

2. Submission of the entry form and the upload of the video:
2.1 Entry form should be submitted via e-mail to submission@writingmachine-collective.net
2.2 Each submission should have one entry form
2.3 Videos without application form will not be accepted.
2.4 There is no entry fee.
2.5 Videos can ONLY be uploaded online to the WMC_e4 Vimeo Group via entrant’s own Vimeo account.
2.6 If selected, the artist will be contacted to provide an uncompressed version of the video either by mail or via ftp.

3. Submission deadline:
The submission deadline is 27th Decemeber, 2010. All entrants must become a member of Vimeo Group – WMC_e4 ( vimeo.com/groups/wmc4 ) and have their videos uploaded to the group by this date.

4. Screening date and venue:
Screening will run from January 22, 2011 to January 23, 2011
at Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong.

5. Jury:
5.1 All submissions will be selected by the participating members of WMC_e4.
5.2 All decisions are final.

To upload an Entry Form:
sweb.cityu.edu.hk/smllai/EntryForm_WMC4_open-call.pdf

The Writing Machine Collective is a new media art collective founded in 2004.
To learn more about the Writing Machine Collective:
writingmachine-collective.net/joom/

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