For its next installment, the Miami New Media Festival has selected “"Water, Heritage and Climate Change"” as curatorial thesis for video art and site specific installations.
Miami holds a close relationship with water: the ocean, beaches, navigation channels, creeks, bridges, pollution, toxic waste, and awareness of living on our blue planet, water as a spiritual purifier, and climate change. Few other cities in the world have as much to lose from rising sea levels as Miami, and the alarm bells sound ever louder with each successive “king tide” that overwhelms coastal defenses and sends knee-deep seawater crossing through downtown streets.
Therefore, we will encourage proposals that work on collaborative mappings that integrate water connections, water preservation, the memory of the city, critical water cartography and cultural heritage.
Dates: October 20, 2018 to January 20, 2019.
Venues MIAMI, USA:
- Center Cmx Vip Cinema Experience (Brickell).
- Espacio Salamantis / Muu Blanco (Little River).
- School Arthur & Polly Mays Conservatory Of The Art (Goulds/Pinecrest).
- Concrete Space Contemporary Art Space (Doral).
- Glacsystem Art Lab (Doral).
- Vice City Bean (North Miami Ave).
- De Hostos Senior Center (Wynwood).
- Departament Of Art + Art History Florida University (Modesto Maidique Campus).
Venues SANTO DOMINGO, REPUBLICA DOMINICANA:
- Mamey Library.
- Centro Cultural MICHES.
- Casa Quien.
Venues VALENCIA, ESPAÑA:
- Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Martir.
Venues BOGOTA, COLOMBIA:
- Barcu Art Fair.
Gerardo Zavarce - Adriana Barrios
Marcelo Llobel - Carola Bravo
David Marsh - Diego Damas
Special Committee Open Call:
Adriana Barrios - Muu Blanco - Katherine Chacón
Muu Blanco - Gerardo Zavarce - Nina Fuentes
We will work with:
- An open call for artists (worldwide).
- A curatorial selection in some venues.
- Art students from FIU and Arthur and Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts High School in two specific venues.