Deadline: May 31, 2009.2009
Exhibition, workshops, discussions, and award for the best works
July 28 – August 9 2009 / National Gallery of Indonesia
COMEDY is an effective way to free ourselves from anxiety. As a critique that disguise itself as a form of entertainment, comedy helps us to reflect, laugh at ourselves, protest without anger, and turn calamity into hilarity. As a way to communicate, comedy never dies and has been accompanying us since time immemorial, from the form of comedy that uses the body as a medium to one that uses the audio-visual language.
OK. Video: Comedy will look at comedy as a form of communication using the medium of video, which responds to a variety of problems in critical ways. From the problems of the city, politics, power, modernity, technology, economy, generation, gender, tradition, religion, mass media, identity, pop culture, art, daily lives, to the general election.
OK. Video Festival is focused on non-narrative video works and open for reconstructions, recording manipulations, and an array of experiments of the audio-visual language. We receive video works with a variety of approaches to comedy—from jokes, parodies, to absurd, satirical, sarcastic, vulgar, as well as tragic comedy.
Video format: mini DVD, mini DV - PAL and multimedia file with the duration of 3 to 15 minutes produced in 2007 – 2009 Deadline: May 31, 2009 Registration fee: none Entry form can be download at: www.okvideofestival.org & www.ruangrupa.org
Send your work to :ruangrupaJl. Tebet Timur Dalam Raya No. 6,Jakarta Selatan, 12820, Indonesia.T/F: +62 21 8304220.