THE MAN INTO THE MAP, the two-year theme inaugurated in 2014, will guide the artistic selections and the new artistic productions of the 2015 festival.
In the last 15 years, maps have become one of the main means of expression. Artists break up the neutrality feature which is at the basis of cartography and, through personal interpretations, they give life to a wide collection of works representing personal itineraries and personal territories.
Geographical maps, subways maps, conceptual and interactive cartography, data collection, sound mapping. “Artists make maps”.The man into the map is an invitation to explore the relationship between man and map, putting the individual at the centre of their work.
Open Call Video
Participants can optionally use a library of 12 videos selected from the Prelinger Archive.
Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger with the goal of preserving what he called “ephemeral movies”, a collection of films about the cultural and social life of North America between the Thirties and the end of Fifties. It consists of advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur films.
The over 3.200 films are public domain and they are available for free downloading and reuse.
Why Prelinger Archive?
The archive was included in the Open Call 2015 for the following reasons:
1)the movies pertain to “The man into the map” theme.
2)the movies are suitable for the creation of works that compare traditional forms of expression with digital technologies
3) the ephemeral movies consisting of advertising, educational and amateur filmshave a strong aesthetic and expressive value.
1° prize: Lucio Lapietra, …ma l’amor mio non muore
2° prize: Daniel Wechsler, Remains
3° prize: Marta, Boreal Network – Northern Prairie Habitat
1. CAUGHT MAPPING 1940
2. STORY OF OUR FLAG 1939
3. ROBOT AT THE MIT LAB
4. THE LIBRARIAN 1947
5. HOME MOVIE 1930
6. HOME MOVIE 1940
7. EDUCATIONAL SCREEN 1941
8. EDUCATIONALSCREEN AS BOYS GROW 1957
9. THE ARTERIES OF NEW YORK CITY 1941
10. STILL IMAGES OF PEOPLE WALK IN NEW YORK STREET 1940
11. HOME MOVIE (NO DATE)
12. RADIO AT WAR 1944
Open Call Sound
The biennal theme THE MAN INTO THE MAP will lead the partecipant in the creation of original sound works by using a library composed by 12 sounds as a starting point.
This set of sound is born from an interpretation of the theme: map as the crossing of actions and rituals created by humans during his daily existence.
The first step for the creation of a sound map was the sampling of the 12 sound elements of the library. This sound map aim to join the daily ritual to the extraordinary event, the nearer to the farest, without hierarchies and difference of value. The library is created with the aim of merge together analogue and digital, deep and shallow , random and calculated.
1° prize: έκτακτη Μεταμoρφωσης, The Man into the Map 2015
2° prize: Nicolò Cervello, Bulk
3° prize: Francesco Giannico, Deconstruct