open call

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Date: September 29, 2015 05:00pm — September 30, 2015
Categories: Opportunities, Conferences & Lectures
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1. Open call
INNER NATURE EXHIBITION is a nonprofit project that arises from the wish to propose a reflection on art, nature and contemplation through audiovisual creation. This show takes place annually and aims to create an important cultural influence with minimal environmental impact in order to foster a consciousness that is more alert and sensitive to the global challenges we face today. The ultimate goal of the project is to transform our reality starting by changing ourselves.
2. Theme
This project explores through video art the interaction between the art discourse on nature and the contemplative experience, aiming to update spiritual traditions from a broad and intercultural approach. Each edition of the show focuses on a specific theme.
In this open call, we aim to explore issues that are more directly related to ecological consciousness in order to gather different views and reflections on the environmental crisis we face today. In this critical historical moment, it is necessary to question our worldview in order to explore new ways of being and living on this planet.
3. Participants
Artists working both individually and collectively are welcome to apply. All submissions must be original. If they contain images whose copyright belongs to other authors, the participants must have their explicit authorization.
4. Format
Artists may submit works of video art in formats such as AVI, MOV, MPEG, FLV, ASF, 3GPP, guaranteeing their quality for a public screening. Their duration must not exceed 10 minutes.
5. Submission of works
The submission of proposals runs until September 30th, 2015. Works can be submitted in the following ways:
 Online: by sending the works to the following email address  through or similar file sharing websites:;
By personally submitting the proposals in a sealed envelope to the attention of José Albelda Raga at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n, Valencia (Spain).
6. Conditions for the submission of works
All video proposals shall be sent in a sealed envelope if they are personally submitted or in a zipped folder if they are online. Along with the video the envelope / folder shall include:
– the submission form filled in all its parts and signed;
– a scanned copy of the author’s or group representative’s ID card.
If the work belongs to a group, only the personal data of the group’s repesentative will be sent.
7.Travelling exhibition
The selected videos will be part of collective show which is scheduled to travel to several exhibition spaces in Spain and internationally. The opening of the show will be held in Valencia (Spain) within the cultural initiative entitled “ECOFRAMES. Environmental consciousness and film narratives” which will take place at the IVAM Museum of Contemporary Art ( in November 2015. The exhibition will then travel to other places in Spain such as Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Espacio Guia), Teruel (Human and Social Science Department), Salamanca (Espacio Zinc), Granada (Mediterranean Center) and Lleida (Art and Nature Center Can de Farrera). Furthermore it will also be shown in other countries: Botanical Garden of Marnay-sur-Seine (France), Chile (Santiago) and Argentina ( Art Department, UNT, Tucuman).
The organisers will make all the necessary effort to maximise exhibition opportunities during 2016 in order to give the widest possible visibility to the works. Artists will receive all information about each exhibition.