Hello @ Ashley Berlin, Apr 27

25 April 2016

Berlin’s Ashley will host Hello, an evening of readings by four artists on April 28.

Starting at 8pm, artists Rosa Aiello, Hanne LippardMegan Rooney, and Jenna Sutela will read in the project space nestled in Berlin’s Kottbusser Tor area.

Hello comes at a moment in contemporary art where artists’ words are being offered as work not just in and amongst shows and press releases —indeed, there are none with this event —but in their own right, read out, and settling in poetry zines.

Berlin-Helsinki based Sutela seeks to identify and react to precarious social and material moments, while London-based Rooney, who aqnb interviewed back in 2014 and who was a part of Cell Project Space‘s sets of poetry event, works between fiction and memory, or, reflection as she puts it.

See the Ashley Berlin event page for (limited) details.**


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hello, future.

21 April 2006

Vimeo is quite hyperactive lately huh? They just keep pulling contests out of their hat like there was no tomorrow…. their very own Festival, then “One day on earth” project, lately they partnered with Nokia for a shorts festival, and yesterday they announced a new contest….

This time Saatchi & Saatchi (the big bold advertising emporium with quite a passion for contemporary art) & Moby (the other big bold American DJ who hasn’t done anything worth mentioning since Play… and that was a while ago) are teaming up with Vimeo for some “new talent” discovery.

The initiative is part of Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase (already the 21st edition) at the Cannes Lions fest which takes “Hello, Future.” as this year’s theme.

Basically like many artists have been doing lately (getting someone to work for free) and like many other initiatives like the one by Genero.tv, Moby, Vimeo & Mr Saatchi would love you to “Visualise the concept of ‘Hello, Future’ in the form of a standout music video inspired by one of three tracks selected from Moby’s new album, “Destroyed”.

What do you get in exchange?

A lot of recognition! Ain’t that enough? Mmmm, ok, they’ll show your film during their Cannes Showcase on June 23rd + the chance to work on a project for Mr Saatchi’s ad network!

Submission deadline: 9th of May, very tight yep, but we know many of you will participate anyway. More details on the contest page. Hey look! A week has passed by… and 3 videos have already been submitted!!! Cmon, don’t be stingy!

This year’s competition will be judged by Curators from BUG Music Videos, and key representatives of Vimeo, Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide Creative Board, and Moby (the best thing about all this is that Saatchi’s  New Directors Showcase have a youtube channel account and not a Vimeo one… ooohps!).

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