jeudi 2 juillet 2009

Call for entry : 4-4-4

4th exibit
4 elements
4 images

The Andre Malraux Cultural Center organize his Fourth International lensless (pinhole, zone-plate, sieve…) photography exhibition on the theme of the Four natural elements : Earth, Water, Fire and Air.

Great news, this year !
The exhibition will stand up first in France in the CCAM from March 11th to April 24 2010 and then in Spain en el Centro Civic Can Basté de Barcelona ( during 3 consecutives weeks between May and July (the exact dates will be announced later)

Both real and symbolic, the four elements are part of both science and the culture that we feed from the Greek philosophers. Necessary for Life, these four elements take sometimes a malicious aspect.
No water and the desert invades the planet, too much water and the floods destroy everything !
Mother Earth can have earthquakes which devaste cities and countryside ;
The fire heats up and allows food to cook, but burns millions of square kilometers of forests ;
The air is necessary to humans, animals and plants, but hurricanes, tornadoes and other storms make them fly off to distant parts.

Since the Renaissance in particular, whether in the etching, painting, or litterature, these four elements and their fragile balance has attracted many artist who have produced works both figurative or allegorical.

Now, in your turn to create a modern pinhole vision of these four elements !

You can treat :
- Four elements through four images (one element = one image)
- Two elements into four images (one element = two images)
- One element into four images
The size, the support and the arrangement of the images are free.

The images going to be exhibited in two locations must be prepared to be « ready to hang ».
If you choose to show them framed, don’t use glasses !

To participate, send before December 31st, 2009, by Internet only at the electronic address, a file including the following details:
1- Reproductions of the images such as they will appear to the exhibition. The reproductions will be numbered. Every reproduction will have 15 cms /1800 pixels in its largest dimension in 300 dpi, .jpeg format maximal quality. The digitized images must be dusted off, in RGB format for the color, in grey levels for the Black and White.
2- A sketch presenting the arrangement with the number of each picture. You aren’t obliged to use frames, your pictures can be simply pasted on a rigid support or presented in the form of a roller…
3- a note (format RTF) presenting (in French, English or Spanish) :
- Your Name, First name, Address, Country
- e-mail address.
- The URL of your website, Blog or Flickr gallery, and so on
- A short biography (5 lines max.)
- Characteristics of the pinhole-camera(s) used to create these photography (focal length, diaphragm, …)
4- A short text (in French, English or Spanish) presenting your work on this subject (5 lines max.).
5- A photography of each pinhole-cameras used, numbered in correspondence with the reproductions. This (these) image(s) will measure 7 cm / 850 pixels in its greatest dimension in 300 dpi, in JPEG maximum quality.
The files not corresponding to this request will be systematically rejected.

The selected authors will be informed by e-mail only during the last two weeks of January 2010. The selected authors will have to send in January (dead line for reception : February 15th) by the post office their photographies ready to be hung on the walls.
Authors have to take all the customary precautions for a safe travel of their works so that they won’t be damaged.

The curator of the exhibition and the CCAM reserve the right to not hang on the prints which quality is not in compliance with selected files.

During the exhibition, the authors will follow on the events of the exhibition.
At the end of the exhibition in the CCAM Le Bourget, the pictures will go to Barcelona (Spain) to be presented during 3 weeks. At the end of this second part of exibition they will be returned to their authors at the Can Basté of Barcelona expense.

2009, December 31th : Dead line to send the files to the following address :
20010, January 15-20: The selected authors are informed by e-mail.
20010, January 15 – February 10th : Reception of the works ready to be hung.
At the address : Centre culturel André Malraux
10, avenue Francis de Pressensé
93350 Le Bourget
2009, March 11th to April 24th: Exhibition (Openning on march 11th)
2010, May-June : Exhibition in Centro Civic Can Basté de Barcelona (Spain)
2010 July : The works come back to their authors.

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