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Open Call: Genius Loci Weimar Festival 2023

Friday, 16 June 2023

Genius Loci Weimar is looking for innovative ideas for facade projections festival.
This festival is the realisation of a concept that is unique worldwide, combining digital technology with artistic expression and historical heritage. Still today, the festival is the only international platform with an emphasis on free artistic work in the field of videomapping, and is a vanguard for the associated technological developments.
All interested artists can submit their concept ideas for the competition building 2023, the Bauhaus Museum Weimar. Three concept ideas for the building will be awarded by the jury and a public vote. A budget of 5,000 euros is available for the realization of each winning submission. During the festival in late summer 2023, the winning submissions will be presented in sequence on the façade of the Bauhaus Museum.

This year, the competition theme is "Bauhaus goes AI".
With the 2023 edition of the festival, Genius Loci Weimar would like to commemorate the Bauhaus Week that took place 100 years ago, and this year's competition will reflect on tasks and issues surrounding the use of artificial intelligence in art and design.

Content criteria: an innovative design in the form of an audiovisual video mapping with special attention to the genius loci. An individual, original and sophisticated approach to the spirit of the place in terms of the history and architecture of the site, the people who worked there and historical events that have left visible and also invisible traces. An exciting dramaturgical and narrative concept for a five-minute video work.

Design criteria: an expression of individual visual and dramaturgical styles in the development of the concept. A conscious refraining from erratic gimmicks, obtrusive clichés as well as unreflective historical retelling.

Deadline: 30.06.2023

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