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Genius Loci Weimar Video Mapping Competition 2013

The international festival of audiovisual projections Genius Loci Weimar has recently launched the second video mapping competition.

Genius Loci Weimar is an unique media art festival which looks beyond the mere geometry of objects to explore the possibilities of reflecting the spirt of the place through projection art.

For this competition, Genius Loci Weimar seeks for innovative ideas for the facade-projection festival held from 5th-11th August 2013.

Genius Loci Weimar Video Mapping Competition – Make Walls Talk!

The organizers are seeking for innovative artistic video projection concepts for three historic facades: Courtyard of the City Castle, Wittumspalais, and the Main-Building of Bauhaus University Weimar. Until the 15th of April 2013, artists from all over the world are invited to participate with a 30-second videoclip explaining the main concept. An independent jury, together with a public audience, will select the best artwork which will be exhibited in Weimar‘s city center.

The three winning projects will be realized with a prize money totaling €45,000. The artworks will be then presented from 9 to 11 August 2013 in an evening tour through Weimar as part of the Genius Loci festival.

The most important requirements for the Genius Loci Weimar competition are:

  • An innovative design in the form of an audio-visual video mapping, with particular observance paid to the Genius Loci.
  • An individual, original and sophisticated handling of the spirit of the location with respect to the history and architecture, etc.
  • The deliberate omission of erratic gimmickry and showmanship, intrusive clichés, and careless historical retelling.

Please visit the official website for further info.