Videos as Writing Machines
an open call for video work 15 minutes or under
for the 3 screenings of COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN EXISTING ART FORMS, WMC_e4
Jan 22-23, 2011 @ Youth Square
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 the relationship between images 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.
Videos which 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 fonts can be rendered to become moving images..
3. Generative Video
Videos created with 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 subjected to operational rules, become complex systems.
Video as Writing Machines 2010 /
The Writing Machine Collective edition 4 (WMC_e4)
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 videos:
2.1 Entry form should be submitted via email to
2.3 Each submission should have one entry form.
2.4 There is no entry fees.
2.5 Videos can ONLY be upload online to the WMC_e4 Vimeo Group via entrant’s own Vimeo account.
2.6 If selected, the filmmaker 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 December, 2010. All applicants must become a member of Vimeo Group – WMC_e4 ( http://www.vimeo.com/groups/wmc4 ) and have their videos uploaded to the group by this date.
4. Screening dates and venue:
Screening will run from January 22, 2011 to January 23, 2010
At Youth Square, 23B Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong (3 minutes away from the Chaiwan MTR Station)
5.1 All submissions will be selected by members of WMC_e4.
5.2 All decisions are final.
ENTRY FORM AVAILABLE HERE […]