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|Throughout the old town of Mykonos, famous for its white building and thus often called the bride of the Aegean, art videos will be projected on the walls of houses and gardens transforming this town that never sleeps into a living theatre of video graffiti.
|A selection narrative short films, documentary and art videos will be screened in the open air theatre of the island and at the important Gryparion center.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Mykonos Biennale is an intellectual event which brings together the work of artists from all over the world to create something new, to break the borders of art, using the telluric energy and hermetic beauty of this cosmopolitan island.
The international multicultural events will interact with the local memories, traditions and historical spaces creating a unique experimental event.
The art exhibitions, the installations, and performances of the artists, the musicians and dance group will spread through out the monasteries, the museums, the old houses, the ancient island of Delos, the windmills and other monumental buildings, like a treasure map of the old island. The heart of the Mykonos Biennale is the video film festival which in 2017 is divided into two categories:
Video Graffiti - Throughout the old town of Mykonos, famous for its white building and thus often called the bride of the Aegean, art videos will be projected on the walls of houses and gardens transforming this town that never sleeps into a living theatre of video graffiti.
Dramatic Nights - A selection narrative short films, documentary and art videos will be screened in the open air theatre of the island and at the important Gryparion center.
Submissions, given the creators permission, will be shown on our website.
Trans-Allegory is the theme of Mykonos Biennale 2017.
Everyday like a poison, world news infects humanity, plunging the human conscience into a deep hibernation of frantic inactivity, in an attempt to find some serenity to endure in until the end.
However they say that if a tarantula bites you the only way to escape death is to dance day and night, jumping from the pain and staying awake, because if you let go and fall asleep you are lost. Such a crazy celebration of consciousness is the Mykonos Biennale as its theme for 2017 is the Trans-Allegory.
What is the Trans-Allegory? Is it love? Is it power? Or is it sorcery? Always the artist, the scientist, and the alchemist have searched for the answer to immortality, the philosophers’ stone, and the magic portal. Their quest, itself, holds the answer for by it they have already danced the first steps of the Great Awakening.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Mykonos Biennale was originally founded in 2012 by the artist Lydia Venieri. It is an non for profit organization that uses contemporary art and the Greek element to build a new model for the cultural development of Greece through the spirit of celebration.
Directed as a complete art piece, the Biennale is a celebration which honors art, tradition, ecology, and cultural heritage by revitalizing them through every kind of contemporary art: visual art, music, theatre, dance, poetry, food and cinema.
Exhibitions, installations, and performances are spread throughout the historical Mykonian buildings including the Archeological Museum, Island of Delos, Maritime Museum, Folklore Museum, Gryparion Center, Town Hall, Lena’s House, Venieri Mansion, Amphitheater, Open Air Cinema, School of Fine Arts, DEPAM, the windmills and various churches and monasteries as well as archeological sites, ecological vineyards and beaches.
In 2013 the biennale showed 130 artists and performers, including many famous greek and international names, and screened 74 films and art videos.
In 2015 the biennale showed 142 artists and performers, including many famous greek and international names, and screened 84 short films and 62 art videos.
The success of this project in Mykonos which is a number one touristic destination has become a pilot of a cultural celebration which through a promotes Greece, employs and educates the youth during this difficult period through a creative orientation.
Blending the ancient, the byzantine, and the alternative natural contemporary spirit of Greece, through the ritual of art we give to the immortal Greek humanitarian ideal a new dimension.
Dimitra Tampakopoulou; Dimitra Tampakopoulou; Lydia Venieri (Creative Director); Lydia Venieri (Creative Director); Lydia Venieri (Creative Director); thanos vassilakis (Technical Director)
Not all entries can be publicly screened during Mykonos Biennale 2017. A pre-screening selection committee comprised of filmmakers, video artists, and other artists associated with the Mykonos Biennale will view each entry to determine which works are selected for screening during the Festival.
All creative works will be welcomed.
Please fill out the entry form at Withoutabox.com. All entries must be submitted in digital format. Mykonos Biennale can only accept, consider and notify entries submitted with valid entry form and the non-refundable entry fee.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By agreeing to the terms and conditions on the entry form for Mykonos Biennale, the person or entity (the Applicant) submitting an entry (the Video) to Mykonos Biennale 2017 (MB) acknowledges that he or she has read, understood and agrees to the following rules and guidelines:
The Applicant is legally authorized to enter the Video in MB, and the Video is not subject to any claims or litigation and is not threatened by any claims or litigation.
Entries should be at least 1 minutes and less than 30 minutes in length.
Mykonos Biennale can only accept, consider and notify entries submitted with valid entry form and non-refundable entry fee. To be considered for Mykonos Biennale, the Applicant must fill out the entry form at Withoutabox.com.
Entry Deadline dated appropriate to the Entry Fee paid. Payment must be made through Withoutabox. Late Entries: If you are unable to meet the (Late) deadline, please contact the festival office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Results will be posted or notifications will be emailed in early June. Selected finalists will be notified MB (To ensure timely notification - if your contact information changes between entry submission and our notification date please email changes to Mykonos Biennale at: email@example.com.).
Entry materials such as preview media or press kits cannot be returned.
It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure clearance from the copyright holders of any copyrighted materials in the Video/Film. The Applicant releases and discharges MB, its employees and agents from any and all claims, demands or causes of actions related to misappropriation or infringement of copyright or violation of any other right arising out of or relating to this Video/Film.
In the event that the Video/Film is accepted by MB, the Applicant hereby agrees to the following rights and requests and grants to MB without reservations, conditions or qualifications:
MB reserves the right to screen your video/film during Mykonos BIennale (July 2015).
MB reserves the right to coordinate ALL publicity and press outreach concerning the Video/Film’s presentation at MB, including but not limited to:
MB reserves the right to use excerpts, stills and/or titles, and information from or relating to the Video/Film for promotional purposes in all media including MB’s website.
MB reserves the right to issue and authorize publicity concerning the Video/Filmmakers and the Videos/Films and to use all associated names, likenesses and biographical information.
MB reserves the right to provide contact information for the director and producer(s) of the Video and to grant MB the right to provide this information to Video/Film industry organizations sponsoring Festival events at its discretion.
The right to retain a preview video copy of any work selected as a finalist for festival's research and education library.
MB reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees, any entry which is in violation of the guidelines and participation agreement.