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The festival Les Instants Vidéo (international video art and multimedia festival) wants to be a space/time where destinies come across each other, where new cartographies of creation can be woven, where new lines can be opened in direction to new comets...
Les Instants Vidéo Numériques et poétiques is a non-profit art organisation (association law 1901). It inherited from the Festival founded in 1988 in Manosque (Department of Alpes de Haute Provence). Since 2004, it is based in Marseille and cultivates nomadism. We are always looking for the encounters of publics and artists that we like to name the electronic poets.
What we aim to
Support and promote video art and multimedia creation
￫ with the multiplication of number of screenings all the year long, in France and abroad,
￫ with the diversification of the places/spaces where we present our programs (cinemas, galleries, universities, schools of arts, prisons, theatres, museums, social centres, schools, media libraries....) and with a deep complicity of our partners,
￫ with publishing (the magazines BREF, 24 Images, artists biographies...),
￫ with the organisation of theoretical and practical training,
￫ with forging the mobility and the fellowship/connection of the works of art and the artists,
￫ with the development of audiences, awared, interested, critical and lively.
Favorise the encounters audiences-works of art-artists, as an invitation to see and think the world, to cross the glances, sharing knowledge, experiences, understanding, imagination of the other, of elsewhere.
What we do
All the year long, we are making stops in France and abroad, to lead the following activities:
￫ the festival Les Instants Vidéo nomad, every year in autumn (in 2010, it was 7 countries, 14 towns, 32 different spaces, 512 works of art coming from 48 countries, and more than 50 artists invited),
￫ workshops of awareness and of creation, as laboratories of experimentation, inspiration and education,
￫ conferences about the history of video art and about the international creation,
international screenings that we always accompany and which are written as poems,
￫ development of methods of preservation, archiving and dissemination of multimedia arts ( 4616 referenced works of arts by more than 2500 artists),
￫ (inter)national cooperations shaped like a constellation, in which the artistic creation is approach as an essential component of the society, dealing with social, political and cultural issues.
Who are the members ?
The activities of the association are made possible thanks to the commitment of the volunteers, whose competencies and sensitivities are multiple: education, arts, culture, social work, and who are involved in the daily life of the structure as well as in the artistic project, together with the more permanent team.
Philippe Guiguet Bologne (President)
Frédéric Arcos (Visual artist)
Jean-Jacques Blanc (Musician, singer, comedian)
Vincent Bonnet (Artist)
David Bouvard (Artist)
Sophie Charlotte Gautier ( film maker and producer)
Willy Legaud (teacher school of arts, graphic designer, webmaster)
Aline Maclet (Comedian)
Chantal Maire (director of a Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture, co-founder and member of the Board)
Vincent Makowski (net art artist, graphic designer)
Thomas Rolin (Coach in education)
Les Instants Vidéo have always been in favour of free entrance as it is specified in each one of our catalogues “Admission is free because we deem Art as priceless, because we are rather demanding and expect quite a lot from the sensitivity and attention of our guests, because we hold each of our rallying-screening to be a general assembly of the living, because our compensation is your thoughtful, giggling and breathing acts of heedful speech.”.
The 25th edition of the Festival Les Instants Video
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