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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Memoires: Disability Culture

An interesting event we thought we would share with you:

Liberty Festival 2011: Call for submissions

Submissions of Disability Arts and Deaf Arts work, from 1950 to the present day, are invited for inclusion in a video piece to be screened as part of the 2011 Liberty Festival in the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre on 3rd September.

Caglar Kimyoncu and Simon McKeown’s composite video work will present a playful whistle-stop retrospective of Disability and Deaf Arts over the last sixty years and their contribution to London culture. Splicing together archive footage and imagery with contemporary material, it will refer back to the celebration of the 1951 Festival of Britain. You can submit your own work, or archive images or documentation of Disability Arts work and events from the past.

The work will be screened at various intervals throughout the 3rd September. Please note that the video piece will not include sound and will act as a backdrop for other events. Submitted works may be cropped or only excerpts included, and may be juxtaposed or overlaid with other images. All will be credited.

How to submit work:
- For still images: Please send high-resolution JPegs to or on CD to the address below.
- For moving image: Send work to the address below or contact us for instructions to submit work online.

Send the art work along with:
Your name and contact details, The name of the artist (if not your own work) and an assurance of the artist’s permission or of copyright, Full title of the work, Year of production, Place of production, Any other important credits information

Deadline: Monday 8th August 2011.

Address for submissions:
Liberty submission,
c/o filmpro limited
Studio 8.1
1-15 Cremer Street
London E2 8HD

About the artists:
Caglar Kimyoncu is a filmmaker, photographer, curator and consultant. He is founding director of filmpro limited, which supports artists who work with digital media. Between 1999 and 2006 he directed seven London Disability Film Festivals and has curated programmes for events in Helsinki, Berlin, Paris, Auckland, Adelaide, Calgary, Munich and Brazil.

Artist Simon McKeown, recipient of DaDaFest International Artist 2010-11, has twenty years’ experience in commercial animation, special effects and gaming. In the past year his works have appeared on BBC City Screens across the UK and in over twenty venues including the Smithsonian Institution International Gallery, Washington DC.

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