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The festival Les Instants Vidéo (international video art and multimedia festival) wants to be a space/time where destinies come across each other, where new cartographies of creation can be woven, where new lines can be opened in direction to new comets...
Les Instants Vidéo Numériques et poétiques is a non-profit art organisation (association law 1901). It inherited from the Festival founded in 1988 in Manosque (Department of Alpes de Haute Provence). Since 2004, it is based in Marseille and cultivates nomadism. We are always looking for the encounters of publics and artists that we like to name the electronic poets.
What we aim to
Support and promote video art and multimedia creation
￫ with the multiplication of number of screenings all the year long, in France and abroad,
￫ with the diversification of the places/spaces where we present our programs (cinemas, galleries, universities, schools of arts, prisons, theatres, museums, social centres, schools, media libraries....) and with a deep complicity of our partners,
￫ with publishing (the magazines BREF, 24 Images, artists biographies...),
￫ with the organisation of theoretical and practical training,
￫ with forging the mobility and the fellowship/connection of the works of art and the artists,
￫ with the development of audiences, awared, interested, critical and lively.
Favorise the encounters audiences-works of art-artists, as an invitation to see and think the world, to cross the glances, sharing knowledge, experiences, understanding, imagination of the other, of elsewhere.
What we do
All the year long, we are making stops in France and abroad, to lead the following activities:
￫ the festival Les Instants Vidéo nomad, every year in autumn (in 2010, it was 7 countries, 14 towns, 32 different spaces, 512 works of art coming from 48 countries, and more than 50 artists invited),
￫ workshops of awareness and of creation, as laboratories of experimentation, inspiration and education,
￫ conferences about the history of video art and about the international creation,
international screenings that we always accompany and which are written as poems,
￫ development of methods of preservation, archiving and dissemination of multimedia arts ( 4616 referenced works of arts by more than 2500 artists),
￫ (inter)national cooperations shaped like a constellation, in which the artistic creation is approach as an essential component of the society, dealing with social, political and cultural issues.
Who are the members ?
The activities of the association are made possible thanks to the commitment of the volunteers, whose competencies and sensitivities are multiple: education, arts, culture, social work, and who are involved in the daily life of the structure as well as in the artistic project, together with the more permanent team.
Philippe Guiguet Bologne (President)
Frédéric Arcos (Visual artist)
Jean-Jacques Blanc (Musician, singer, comedian)
Vincent Bonnet (Artist)
David Bouvard (Artist)
Sophie Charlotte Gautier ( film maker and producer)
Willy Legaud (teacher school of arts, graphic designer, webmaster)
Aline Maclet (Comedian)
Chantal Maire (director of a Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture, co-founder and member of the Board)
Vincent Makowski (net art artist, graphic designer)
Thomas Rolin (Coach in education)
Les Instants Vidéo have always been in favour of free entrance as it is specified in each one of our catalogues “Admission is free because we deem Art as priceless, because we are rather demanding and expect quite a lot from the sensitivity and attention of our guests, because we hold each of our rallying-screening to be a general assembly of the living, because our compensation is your thoughtful, giggling and breathing acts of heedful speech.”.
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Les Instants Vidéo is an event dedicated to video art and electronic poetry with its multiple forms, monobands, installations, performances, multimedia…
It is all together a festival and a laboratory where international renowned artists and works of arts can meet with works that are more fragile, still in progress, delicates. In order to support real encounters between works of art, artists and spectators, there is no competition and the admission is free.
The event is made of different spaces of time. The international Encounters take place in Friche la Belle de Mai in Marseilles (in November). Every year, this central part of the event welcome more and more spectators, in a space we try to make as friendly as possible.
And either before and after these dates, we act in concert with our partners to organise the festival stopovers in other spaces in Marseille, the area…and abroad. We name the whole stopovers a poetronic constellation.
We do not give a theme, but every year we give a title to our manifestation like one does for a collection of poems: “Burn your own patience”, “Resistance my sweet concern”, “(Seize) The image round the waist”, “Under the sign of the Quetzal” ; … and we are wonderful ! ….
The title for this year festival (not definitive) is You expected me virgin. I expected you not to be a dumbass.
We are prisoners of the image we have of the other (the foreigner, the poor, the opposite sex, the other sexuality, the revolutionary, the poet...).
We are free each time we refuse to be kept in the dream of the other (fascist, racist, sexist, moraliser, religious...).
The time has come for images to migrate, as well as for us so as to escape from stereotypes which make us monsters.
Artists don't have to follow the lines above. Be sure we will watch your work with attention, being aware that electronic poetry is fragile, delicate : a quivering…
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