November 28, 2008
VIA dance-tech list
Choreographic Captures 2008:
Dear Artists and colleagues,
We’re pleased to announce that the www.choreographiccaptures.org website is now online.
The website contains about 100 choreographic short films which were submitted to the first international Choreographic Captures competition in 2008. Additional films will be added next year. Choreographic Captures, each of which is maximally sixty seconds long, reclaim the format of the advertising clip for a new and purely artistic purpose. Choreographic Captures are art in public space.
The five prizewinning films from this year’s Choreographic Captures competition are now also being shown in selected cinemas, where they’re screened at an unexpected moment: in the midst of the series of advertising clips that precede a feature film, e.g. between ordinary ads for jeans or cars! Shown in the context of such commercial messages, the Captures entertain and surprise movie audiences: entirely in accord with the motto “art for those who didn’t ask for it!”
For more information about the project, the upcoming competition in 2009 and the participating cinemas, please visit www.choreographiccaptures.org, where you will naturally also find all of the short films – so there’s no need to wait until the next time you go to your local cinema!
Visit the website and discover exciting films. Perhaps they’ll inspire you to create a Choreographic Capture of your own for next year’s competition in the spring of 2009.
Of course, we would be pleased if you would forward this link to all your friends and colleagues who might be interested in the project as well. Let’s bring art back to life!
Enjoy the films!
visit www.choreographiccaptures.org now