Final call for Light Moves Screendance Symposium proposals - Closing date 7 July

Having already received a number of exciting and intriguing proposals for this year's Light Moves Screendance Symposium, this is the final call for submissions for this year’s symposium.

Closing date: Thursday 7 July 2016

Proposals should be emailed to lightmovesfestival@gmail.com
Light Moves festival takes place in Limerick from 3-6 November 2016.
Full details of the Open Call are available below.

The symposium sits within Light Moves festival of Screendance and aims to encourage artistic and scholarly exchange, debate and discussion in screendance and related disciplines including performance, dance, film, visual arts, sound and text. Proposals are invited from practitioners and scholars for max. 20-minute presentations. Experimental and/or group formats of presentation are welcome.

Symposium Theme:

The theme for the 2016 symposium is Identity in Focus - Body, Site and Frame.  It invites considerations on the nature of identity in the fields of screendance, film, dance and media and their relationship to wider fields of study in the context of this theme.

Papers and project presentations may include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Urban and rural identities | boundaries and borders
  • Identity (per) forming: age, gender and culture
  • Contexts | fluid possibilities
  • Landscapes: environmental and geo-political
  • Seeing screendance... identifying with... identity beyond
  • Dancing in the frame
  • Our identity in relation | otherness
  • Embodying history: renewal / appropriation / archive
  • Locating bodies in fragmented space and time
  • Bodies, galleries and cinematic works exhibited
  • Identity in sound and site
  • Image identity / movement identity

Submissions:

Proposals for presentations/papers should be emailed to lightmovesfestival@gmail.com
Deadline: Thursday 7 July 2016
Proposals should be submitted in .doc / .docx format only.

Proposals should be no more than 300 words and must include:

  • Presentation title
  • 300 word abstract, to include a brief description of the questions, concepts and topics to be explored
  • Preferred presentation format/approach
  • AV requirements
  • Website links to support the proposal, where appropriate
  • Short biography and high resolution headshot (jpeg) of applicant.

Light Moves is Ireland’s international festival dedicated to the art of dance on film and video art with movement as a central theme, and is a response to the vibrant and expanding field of dance film / screendance in Ireland and internationally. The festival combines screenings, invited works, open submissions and - through a screendance lab and symposium - explorations of screendance with some of the most respected figures in the field. Light Moves is curated by Jürgen Simpson and Mary Wycherley and produced by Dance Limerick. The festival is supported by the Arts Council and Limerick City and County Council. Queries to info@lightmoves.ie

One day left: films for Light Moves 2016

Filmmakers, choreographers and video artists are reminded that the Light Moves festival of screendance Open Call for Film Submissions 2016 closes on Friday 27 May. Light Moves 2016 takes place from 3-6 November. Films eligible for consideration are screendance works which embrace dance and all forms of movement through the art of film and video art. Submissions should be made via the festival website www.lightmoves.ie. The closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 27 May 2016. Prizes will be awarded to both established and student practitioners for works submitted via the Open Call. Full details, terms and conditions are available from www.lightmoves.ie. 

Works which will be considered include:

  • Long films exceeding 20 minutes duration to be presented in a cinematic context.
  • Short films not exceeding 20 minutes duration to be presented in a cinematic context.
  • Short films and video art to be presented on individual displays in a gallery/installation context.
  • Documentaries.
  • Student films in which the director and/or the choreographer is a registered student on a course up to and including MA level.

In addition to films which embrace dance, submissions that reflect the unique potential of cinematography and sound as well as alternative forms such as animation and computer modelling will also be considered. While previously screened works are accepted, recent works will be given particular consideration in the selection process.

Jenny Traynor, Director of Dance Limerick which produces Light Moves, said “We’re really pleased with the standard of works submitted so far this year from all around the globe – all over Europe and further afield. Filmmakers should be sure to have their entries with us by Friday 27th of May and join us for the festival in November”.

Light Moves is Ireland’s only festival dedicated to the art of dance on film and video art with movement as a central theme, and is a response to the vibrant and expanding field of dance film / screendance in Ireland and internationally. The festival combines classics, family screenings, invited works, open submissions and explorations of screendance with some of the most respected figures in the field. Light Moves is curated by Jürgen Simpson and Mary Wycherley and produced by Dance Limerick. Light Moves is supported by the Arts Council, Limerick City and County Council, Dance Limerick and DMARC, University of Limerick.