The theme for 2015’s Print Screen festival is “Hypersensitive:” an examination of if and how digital technologies change our sensitivity toward one another and the world around us. Questions explored will include those ranging from the more literal — What added senses does technology provide us, and what are their limitations? Does a technologically-heightened sensibility lead to added sensitivity? — to the more theoretical: How does technology impact emotions? How does technology change our awareness toward the social injustices and global concerns?
This is the second year that Print Screen will explore this theme through a curated program of video works. In our first year we received over one-hundred and fifty submissions and exhibited the works of nineteen international artists.
Submissions must be works that are 10 minutes or under. Works will be selected according to their merit, complexity and depth of the concept. Works that touch on the following themes related to “Hypersensitive” will be especially considered:
* Senses: Heightened, Modified, Manipulated
* The Transhuman and his emotional states
* Sensitivity toward one another through the use of technology
* Emotional computing and programming
To submit work:
Submissions may be made through the Print Screen Entry Form: http://goo.gl/OL7I7q, in English or Hebrew. A new entry form is required for each submission. Deadline for submission is April 15, 2014
Selection Notification: Early May 2015
Exhibition: May 27th-30th, 2015
This will be the fifth year of Print Screen, Israel’s International Digital Culture Festival. Just as the “PrintScreen” function captures a screenshot of a computer, so too does the festival capture a contemporary screenshot of life in the epoch of new media.
The festival draws together artists, technologists and digital culture researchers for four days of programming at the Holon Cinematheque in Holon, Israel. Print Screen includes a wide variety of films, contextual programming, interactive presentations, master classes with international artists, workshops, lectures and panel discussions.
In 2014, more than 2,000 participants took part of the screenings and activities. Notable guests included Evan Roth (US), Johannes Grenzfurthner (AU), Julian Oliver (DE/NZ) and Yossi Vardi (IL). More at http://www.printscreenfestival.com.