Æther is an independent art space in the heart of Sofia.
It started its activities in spring 2016.
It seeks to offer a possibility for experimentation and generate a critical feedback on the contemporary obscurities of living through art, science, politics and activism.
It wishes to engage and bridge the local and international art scene in different propositions and activation of collective rituals and thinking. It asks for strengthening the dialogue between artists and its audience.
Micro-society, which purpose is to deliver an autonomous ground for sharing and reflection, where different ways of communication intersect, shaping new ideas about art, history and the present states of both beings and affairs.
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For our upcoming project ‘Wild Wild Æst' that will take place on March 6 at Æther Haga in The Hague, we are looking for submissions of short video works with a vision on the current era of what we call "Eastern Europe". Maybe you live on that "Eastern side", or you've never been there, but your image consists of a collection of possible prejudices that you want to confess and share. We’d love to receive contributions with a diverse spectrum of points of view with a maximum length of two minutes.
Psycho-geography more than ever plays part in the way we perceive the ever-rolling shift of the con tempo. We are looking for explorations of both urban environments that emphasizes playfulness and "drifting" inner wishes and visions, revolutionary groups fictions, Marxist and anarchist theory retold, as well as by the attitudes and methods of Dadaists and Surrealists applied nowadays. Psycho-geography as a new guide tool for orientation in geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals has also been defined as "a total dissolution of boundaries between art and life". A whole toy box full of playful, inventive strategies for exploring cities, places, mindsets, traditions; just about anything that takes pedestrians off their predictable paths and jolts them into a new awareness of the landscape.
Send your video with wetransfer to:
Maximum length: 2 minutes
Format: mp4 / MOV / AVI
Deadline: February 14
Æther is a self-supporting artist-run platform and what we have to offer for this open call is a stage on the 6th of March as part of the 60th edition of Hoogtij, The Cultural Tour in The Hague.
We’re very much looking forward to your submission!
Open call – Wild Wild Æst