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MUTEK presents an international audiovisual creation contest as part of the 18th edition of its festival. The call for submissions is now closed. Participants were asked to produce an original audiovisual composition that could not exceed 3 minutes.
The Anthropocene describes the current geological age, a period marked by the impact of human activities on the ecosystem of Earth. It demarcates the moment when human infuence on the biosphere reached a point where it became a major "geological force," capable of modifying the lithosphere. Human practices such as industrialization, atomic energy, natural resource exploitation, agriculture, consumerism, technology, migratory movements and population growth have generated irreversible changes and continue to do so. The scientifc consensus holds that this new geological era transforms the understanding of the role of humanity on this planet. We believe that the innovations of technology and art are excellent vectors of communication and dissemination. This is why we propose that applicants think about the impact of humans on the planet as it is today, and will be in the future, by producing an audiovisual creation that will investigate and raise awareness about the theme of the Anthropocene - our Next Era.
The jury is comprised of Patti Schmidt (MUTEK), Vincent Lemieux (MUTEK), Patrick Trudeau (audiovisual artist, Diagraf) and Chris Salter (artist, Concordia University Research Chair in New media, Technology and the Senses, Co-Director, Hexagram). The jury chose the 5 finalists that are now submitted to a public vote for the Public Choice Prize, open from June 14 at noon until August 29 at noon.
The five finalists' creations will be broadcasted at the Centre for Sustainable Development in Montréal during August.
See the five finalists and vote here.