The 2nd International Festival of Audio-Visual Arts VIDEOLOGIA will take place in Volgograd, Russia in the 1st decade of November 2005. The festival debuted in 2004 and united authors working with videoart, experimental cinema, animation, VJ works and musical accompaniment to video.
The international competition selection and hors concourse programs of international & Russian festivals & curators were demonstrated in the cinema hall for four days. Jury and audience evaluated official selection videos. Along with screenings VIDEOLOGIA 2004 included video gallery, theoretical forums, concerts and performative actions in clubs. Works taking part in the selection were subdivided into two nominations according to the main conceptual lines of the festival: Intersection of video with other arts (poetry, painting, photography, dance); (V)ideological statement of an artist.
Developing their theoretical and artistic interest in omnipresence of the aesthetical and the seeming lack of taboos for art in contemporary culture curators of VIDEOLOGIA 2005 link its key conceptual lines to the issues of the 1st festival. As the sample of das Gesamtkunstwerk, integral creative work, audio-visual art incorporates poetry, dance, theatre, photography and even the non-spectacular self-criticism. This claim for omnivorous wholeness is consonant to the events on the present sociopolitical scene, where alteration has become constancy. The ability of audio-visual works to underline the multitude of thematic elements & to act as digital pseudo-equivalent of the endless scope of modifications makes it the art of kinetic Becoming rather than the art of statuary Being. Dissonance and constraint caused by constant becoming in love, politics, theory, production, economy, technology and war are relieved in cathartic (v)ideological statements, in which audio-visual! becomes verbal and words turn into images.
We invited artists to participate in VIDEOLOGIA 2005 with:
Experimental cinema and video