AIVA 2014 Finspång.AIVA 2014, International Video Art Festival will take place in Finspång, Sweden May 28-31 and the main purpose of the festival is the free presentation, promotion and development of international video art and to create a new, alternative, peripheral meeting point for emerging and established video and media artists from all over the world. We hope to bring Sweden clearer on the map, both nationally and internationally, as a vivid scene of video art.
It is supposed to be a recurring event in addition to art offers cultural meetings that attract conversation about video art and its position in contemporary art. An open call for works was published online on December 20th, 2013 and up until the deadline March 1st, 3040 people from 94 countries downloaded the submission file and 1006 completed submissions landed in the mailbox. The selection process for the open call is made by curator Anders Weberg.In addition to the open call screenings, the festival invites international guest curators from other video art festivals to curate programs of video art. They will also be present in Finspång during the festival and present their selection in person.
Invited curators for AIVA 2014 is Ivanov+Chan from the Papay Gyro Nights festival, Scotland; Margarida Paiva from Oslo screen festival, Norway; Gabriel Soucheyre from Videoformes Festival in Clermont Ferrand and all the way from Damaskus, Syria; Abir Boukhari – director, curator and co-founder of AllArtNow organization in Syria, founded in 2005.The festival will also have an exchange program with the International Video Art Festival “Now&After” from Moscow, Russia. Program curated by festival founder, director and curator Marina Fomenko. All programs will be exhibited as projections in huge containers arranged as a special outdoor screening area placed in the main area of Finspång.All activities is free and open to the public.