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Call for artists, researchers and agents in Chile
XXI International Image Festival - SURtropias
Manizales-Bogota Colombia 

October 17th to 21st, 2022


The International Image Festival is a space for designers, artists and scientists to meet around themes that interrelate digital culture with contemporary debates around the great challenges of the 21st century. In its 20 editions, the Festival has managed to establish an international network of institutions, researchers and creators who exchange experiences and knowledge every year, which has positioned it as an event of international relevance and academic reference in design, art, science and technology.    

Organized for 25 years by the Department of Visual Design of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the Universidad de Caldas (University of Caldas) and, since 2020 in alliance with the Faculty of Arts and Design of the University of Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Colombia, the Festival addresses cutting-edge issues that integrate various disciplines, distributed knowledge and social and environmental challenges that invite critical reflection on media and communications in contemporary times.

In previous years, the Festival has been held in alliance with important events worldwide such as the Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil, Balance Unbalance, ISEA International (Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts), 16th Participatory Design Conference 2020, the Biennale des Imaginaires Numériques de France, VIDEONALE.18. Association for the Advancement of Cultural Awareness in the Audio-Visual Field of Germany, among others. 

For the year 2022, the International Image Festival together with the Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage of Chile and the Directorate of Cultural Matters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile are organizing the participation of Chile as a guest country in this edition. The initiative seeks to strengthen ties between creators and researchers from Chile and Colombia in the framework of the 200 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries and to be a fertile platform for the exchange of artists and curators from Chile and Colombia. 

In hybrid -presential format and scheduled for the week of October 17th to 21st, the 2022 edition seeks to convene different managers, agents and creators of the world who work in the media arts, sound, science, design and technology, with emphasis on the management of creators from Chile, for which different calls are extended in order to have a robust participation of people from that country.  

Central Theme
SURtropias

Creation, from avant-garde perspectives, is linked to open spaces and times that dialogue with multiple centers and engages with forms of life and knowledge that have not had prominence in traditional academic knowledge. It is under this view of openness and exchange that the concept of SURtropias is suggested as a way of defining those creative processes that take into account decentralizations and mobilities that can respond, in an alternative way, to the profound geopolitical, environmental and social challenges we face today in our territories. 

The increase of complexity in the dynamics of the 21st century questions the uniqueness of visions that are imposed in the face of the ignorance of the singularities of integrated environmental and digital ecologies that, due to geographical, technological, biological, cultural, linguistic or gender diversities, require collaborative analysis and adaptive actions from every latitude. Therefore, it is necessary to observe not the universality, but the pluriversality of knowledge, to carry out inquiries from different coordinates and integrating visions that come from multiple fields and places, in such a way that this allows confronting the labyrinths of knowledge, by introducing critical views that reconstruct a reality apart from unidirectional discourses.

SURtropias, which integrates the words "sur" (from the Proto-Germanic sun-thaz: "next to the sun"), and "tropía" (from the Greek suffix meaning "quality of going around" or "being around"), guides us to explore alternative forms of critical and propositional analysis of diverse realities. Along these lines, themes are proposed to establish a dialogue and open up to renewed ideas in the following areas:

Poetics of representation.

Transmedia interactivity, fosters new forms of analog and digital representation that, in turn, proposes metadesigns, with diverse emerging languages. Metadesign, as an interaction of systems, is the possibility of relating diverse forms of representation towards a common goal of transformation within integrated social and natural dynamic systems.

Conectographies

The systems of networks and connectivity propose forms of exponential growth, which are related to data and geographies, which have the capacity to weave networks in a cyclical manner in permanent movement, migrations and transhumances, which blur conventional borders.

Geocultural technologies

The Cyberculture and free, intercultural, intergenerational and interdisciplinary culture are integrated into inhabited spaces through autonomous, self-generating and adaptive creations that go beyond planning and processes. 

Persistences

The claims and progressive activism of political, environmental and social resistance favor changes in thinking towards the preservation of life and planetary health, issues that from art and design imply commitments for a common commitment.

Hybridizations

Consilience, as a willingness to integrate knowledge and information from different disciplines, proposes a framework of understanding that merges processes and methodologies such as bio-creation, which integrates science and art, or xeno-feminism as a joint struggle from diverse identities. The consilience between Design, Art and Science proposes relationships, symbiosis and connections of diversity of knowledge in areas related to ethics, aesthetics and technology.

In synthesis, the International Image Festival invites artists, designers and scientists to propose ideas, works and projects around SURtropias in order to promote scenarios of understanding the interdependence of our being and feeling in the world, as individuals and as a collective, in intense interrelation with everything created, to avoid the traditional duality subject-object, mind-body, reason-emotion, which has conditioned the division between disciplines and has caused an environmental imbalance of instability and uncertainty, affecting terrestrial habitability and more significantly the contemporary globalized world. 

CALL ADDRESSED TO ARTISTS AND RESEARCHERS FROM CHILE
(Chilean nationals residing in Chile, or foreign nationals residing in Chile).

The International Image Festival, in conjunction with the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage of Chile and the Directorate of Cultural Matters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, invites artists and researchers from Chile, Chilean nationals residing in Chile, or foreign nationals residing in Chile, to participate in the Academic, Artistic (Exhibitions, Residencies, Soundscapes) and Creative Economy calls to present their works, processes and projects within the framework of the event to be held from October 17th to 21st, 2022, between Bogota and Manizales, Colombia. The terms of the calls are set out below. 

Line 1 - Academic Call: 

Design and Creation: International Academic Forum 

This activity invites the academic community, researchers, professionals, teachers and graduate and undergraduate students to submit their research and creative work to promote the meeting, discussion, reflection and exchange on art, design, communication, technological innovation and interactive creation and new approaches to contemporary project thinking. 

Subcategories: 

Although the festival has three lines for the participation of the Academic Forum: Papers, Posters and Panels, the call is directed for the subcategory Papers. Papers are research works completed or under development with contributions to the area of knowledge. They will be oral presentations of 20 minutes, with 5 minutes for questions and answers.

2 people will be selected via call for papers and 2 people will be invited directly from the Festival to be part of the organization, between October 17th and 21st, 2022.

The selection includes:

-In-person presentation of paper in Manizales, Colombia. 

-Participation in other activities related to the International Image Festival.

-Airfare Santiago - Bogota - Manizales - Bogota - Santiago

-Airport transportation: Within Colombia

-3-night stay in Manizales

-Presentation fee: $250.000 gross Chilean pesos

-Per diem: $120.000 gross Chilean pesos

-Accreditation for all the activities of the Festival.

Terms: 

-The works selected in the call for the International Academic Forum will be included in a printed and digital publication that will have a registration code.   

-Panels must be formed by groups of a minimum of three and a maximum of five people. 

-Each author will receive a certificate for his/her participation. In the case of multiple authorship, the corresponding credits will be given in a single certificate.  

Application:

-The submission and review of proposals for participation for Line 1, will be administered through Conftool, an online paper management system. This platform allows authors to follow up on their participation proposals once they are submitted. Proposals must be submitted according to the guidelines established in the template provided for this purpose, which can be downloaded at the following link.

To access the application platform, go to: https://www.conftool.org/festivaldelaimagen2022/

LINE 2 - Artistic Call: 

The Artistic Call aims to promote creation linked to technology and encourage the integration between design, art, science and technology. It also promotes the production and exhibition of collaborative developments, through works that include design, sound art, audiovisual art, exhibitions, concerts, performances, installations, among others. 

LINE 2A- Exhibitions

Exhibitions (Interactive Installations, In-Room Exhibitions, Transmedia Creation)

Languages that propose diverse readings of interactive creation, art, film, photography, sound and technological experimentation, including interactive installations and samples to be exhibited in a museum room.

4 people will be selected via call for this category to be part of the Festival between October 17th and 21st, 2022. 

The selection includes:

-In-person participation in Manizales, Colombia. 

-Participation in other activities related to the International Image Festival.

-Airfare Santiago - Bogota - Manizales - Bogota - Santiago

-Airport transportation: Within Colombia

-$400,000 Chilean pesos for a 7-night stay in Manizales

-Fee of $600,000 Chilean pesos gross 

-Per diem: $240,000 gross Chilean pesos

-Accreditation for all the activities of the Festival.

Terms: 

  • The Festival will cover the expenses of the technical productions of the selected proposals, subject to prior agreement between the authors and the Festival production.
  • Each author will receive a certificate for his/her participation. In the case of multiple authorship, the corresponding credits will be given in a single certificate.  

LINE 2B - Residency

Proposals that are framed in the field of interactive creation through artistic or design expression, with the purpose of developing a project that enables the exchange of knowledge and collaborative work with the community. The International Image Festival invites artists, designers, teachers, students, professionals and researchers in the fields of design and interactive creation to participate with a Research + Creation project. The proposal must make use of collaborative dynamics and maker methodologies (DIY, co-creation, digital fabrication) and involve diverse social and academic actors in the process. Participants in this category must provide the information of the proposal as indicated in the template provided, in addition, develop a short video presenting the proposal. The person selected for the Residency will be invited to participate with a workshop or conference in the framework of special events on topics related to his/her research project, training or experience. This activity will be part of the official program of the Festival.

1 person will be selected for this category to be part of the Festival between the dates September 21st and October 21st, 2022.

The selection includes:

-In-person participation in Manizales, Colombia. 

-Participation in the exhibition of the 2022 edition of the Festival.

-Participation in other activities related to the International Image Festival.

-Airfare Santiago - Bogota - Manizales - Bogota - Santiago

-Airport transportation: Within Colombia

-$800,000 Chilean pesos for a 1 month stay.

-$600.000 Chilean pesos corresponding to artist fee

-$700.000 chilean pesos corresponding to per diem for one month

-$500,000 Chilean pesos for the production of the artwork

-Accreditation for all the activities of the Festival.

Terms: 

The process must be documented on the www.clusterlab.online platform. www.clusterlab.online

-The proposal must have a collaborative work component that can be promoted from the ClusterLab, in network with the participating members of this platform.

-Any product, prototype or artifact resulting from the development of the project must be delivered to the organization at the end of the residency. 

-The duration of the residency is four weeks. 

-Participation in the call must be individual. 

-The resident must give a seminar or workshop as part of the Festival's program of activities. 

-The resident will have to present his or her work publicly in an exhibition space of the International Image Festival

-The proposals submitted must include a detailed budget that must cover expenses related to mobility, lodging, food, materials and technical production for the development of the proposal.

LINE 2C - Soundscapes

Concerts, sound experimentation and audiovisual presentations with proposals around the image-music-technology relationship. Contemporary music, experimental sound trends, the use of technological tools, advanced composition processes, mixing as art and noise as soundscape. Presentations of the submitted audio track of maximum 20 minutes in theaters or alternative staging.

4 people will be selected via call for this category to be part of the Festival between October 17th and 21st, 2022. 

The selection includes:

-In-person participation in Manizales, Colombia. 

-Participation in other activities related to the International Image Festival.

-Airfare Santiago - Bogota - Manizales - Bogota - Santiago

-Airport transportation: Within Colombia

-$200.000 for a 3-night stay in Manizales

-Per diem: $160.000 gross Chilean pesos

-Fees: $400.000 Chilean pesos per artist

-Accreditation for all the activities of the Festival.

Terms: 

  • The Festival will cover the expenses of the technical productions of the selected proposals, subject to prior agreement between the authors and the Festival production.
  • Each author will receive a certificate for his/her participation. In the case of multiple authorship, the corresponding credits will be given in a single certificate.  

Application LINE 2:

Proposals will be sent through the following form.

LINE 3-Creative Economies

The International Image Festival together with the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage of Chile and the Directorate of Cultural Matters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, in order to contribute to the strengthening of the ecosystem of the Creative Economy of the two countries, join forces to carry out the 9th Design, Electronic Art and Technology Market, a space for inter-sectorial meetings for the generation of opportunities and exchanges. The Market will be held on October 20th and 21st, 2022. The D+A+T Market will convene entrepreneurs, businessmen, academia and government, who are part of the Video Games, Audiovisual (Video and Animation) and Editorial Design subsectors, to establish networking structures and exchanges that enable the strengthening of the creative sector in the two countries.  

5 organizations or companies will be selected to participate digitally in two instances of project presentation and business rounds. 

The selection includes:

-Virtual participation in the D+A+T Marketplace within the framework of the International Image Festival. 

-Fees: $120,000 Chilean pesos per participating organization or company.

-Accreditation for all the activities of the Festival.

Application:

Proposals will be sent through the following form.

Language 
Proposals will be received in Spanish and English

Evaluation and selection process

The evaluation of the proposals submitted to the call will be in charge of an Academic and Artistic Committee made up of experts in the different modalities. For its part, in the Artistic Call, the committee will carry out a curatorial process. 

Inquiries: 

International Image Festival

convocatoria@festivaldelaimagen.com

Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage of Chile

Ximena.moreno@cultura.gob.cl

Additional clauses:

Venues and other activities linked to the IIF: 

The International Image Festival takes place in Colombia, thanks to the support of the Universidad de Caldas (in Manizales), in partnership with the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano (in Bogotá). Therefore, several of its activities will be held in a synchronous manner between the two cities, and some of them will be integrated with other events that will be held in parallel, such as ARTBO - International Art Fair of Bogota, among others. 

COVID-19: 

The organization of the International Image Festival is pleased to inform that, according to current Colombian Government regulations, the activities to be held from October 17th to 21st, 2022 will be face-to-face, preserving the protocols defined according to health recommendations. However, the Festival may adopt a virtual or hybrid modality, in case there are changes in the regulatory decrees as a result of COVID-19.

DATES. 

March 14th. Opening

May 13th. Deadline for applications

June 3rd. Delivery of results

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