OPEN CALL – 2016 London Biennale MANILA Pollination –
Synchronisations - Syncopations
Project of the Transart Triennale 2016 - The Imperceptible Self

As part of the Transart Triennale, the 2016LBMP team, led by Josephine Turalba, is seeking submissions of videos that explore built, temporary, and imagined architecture for understanding shared histories, culture and inter-connectedness, within a framework of 'The Imperceptible Self'. Spurring dialogues on syncopations of the permanent and synchronisations of the displaced through built and imaginary structures, artists engage the borrowed concepts of adaptive re-use, sustainability, and repurposing from architectural frameworks vis-à-vis contemporary existences, otherness, the collective, individual and hybrid identities.

The 2016LBMP extends from the energies of London Biennale, founded in 1998 by David Medalla, an internationally-acclaimed Filipino conceptual artist based in London, which aims "to challenge and transform the notion of the art world 'biennale' as a large state or corporate-sponsored throwing open borders and encouraging a more intimate and community-based dialogue between the artists and audiences."

Videos will be screened without sound and must have a maximum running time of 7 minutes. Videos will be curated to continuously play in a loop and projected on chosen façades of heritage buildings (as-built, renovated and/or relocated) in Manila during the 2016LBMP.

All film and video works that dialogue with both the themes of 2016LBMP and Transart Triennale shall be considered for screening during the Transart Triennale in August 2016 in Berlin.


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