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18th February 2005, 01:30 PM
It's that time... if you'd like to come and play please read the post below. Submissions should include all information listed below (points 1-7).
For some background information about this event, and a preview of what's on offer at the festival, please have a look here. (http://www.vjforums.com/showthread.php?threadid=10475)
For more information, or if you've got any questions, comments or concerns please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
18th February 2005, 01:32 PM
AVIT UK 2005
Callout for Performers
>> Deadline Friday March 11, 2005
>> NOW PAID : ?100 flat fee for 1 hour slot
We hope that this can help with travel and accommodation.
AVIT UK 2005 is a live audio-visual art and VJ festival taking place at Birmingham's Custard Factory complex from April 25 to May 01 this year. For more information visit www.avit.org.uk.
The Custard Factory complex is an important venue in Birmingham entertainment, and plays host to a diverse range of innovative club nights. In addition to performance modules created by VJs, AVIT UK 2005 is working in association with three club nights to programme a selection of the most interesting and progressive international VJs and AV acts. We are seeking submissions from VJs and AV acts who would like to perform at these events.
>Heducation >Thursday 28 April
Heducation is a community orientated hip hop collective dedicated to providing a 'total' hip hop experience: from DJing to graffiti, breaking and MCing. They embrace the values of 'real' hip hop: 'from its roots in funk to the cutting edge of conscious hip hop ... music that inspires people to want to be involved in the culture, because they feel that it's a medium through which they can express themselves and meet people that they can relate to.'
>Music Policy: Hip hop, Funk or Breaks
>Shaanti >Friday 29 April
'Shaanti is an award winning UK institution where live performers, producers and turntable terrorists create a blueprint for the future for Electronica, Eastern and Desi Dance Music! Sound & speaker technology combined with the digital DJ pioneers of the Asian Underground, Eastern Fusionionist, Desi Electronica, House and Street Sounds. The depth of the underground music policy combined with the fierce line-ups have secured Shaanti a well deserved place as one of the most famous fusion club nights in the world.'
>Music Policy: Eastern, Fusion
>Drop Beats Not Bombs >Saturday 30 April
In their own words, 'Drop Beats Not Bombs is not a clubnight. It is not a dance event. It is not a party. It is a conscious effort to make ourselves heard. It is a thought. It is a belief.' Drop Beats Not Bombs is a clubnight in support of the West Midlands CND. Their music policy is eclectic, with multiple rooms facilitating a wide range of musical styles. Visuals are usually themed sets concentrating on politics and the promotion of peace.
>Music Policy: Hip Hop, Breaks, Eclectic, Nu Skool & Electro-breaks, Drum n Bass
>> Submissions: >>Deadline: Friday March 11, 2005
Please note that slots for AV acts are very limited, and that submissions will be selected by club organisers in association with AVIT UK 2005.
We will aim to provide a standard selection of equipment at these events to cut down the equipment you'll need to bring. More details will be provided for selected performers. If any very specific or unusual are needed please include this information with your submission.
In your submission please include:
1. Your name and contact details
2. If you're a VJ or an AV performer
3. Which club night you'd like to perform at
4. A 10 minute mix on miniDV, DVD or VHS
5. A short biography
6. A short list of performances
7. Any specialist technical requirements
Please send submissions to:
1 Burwell Walk
18th February 2005, 03:52 PM
Lara can you provide more information.
How many slot do you propose for
b) AV acts
What time period do you intend each performer having? (2 hour solts, etc)
Will there be any other oppurtunity to display our VJ skills other than
From what I can gather there are 3 nights all with a distinct style in mind dunno maybe I am just not left wing enough *shrug*. Personaly I am disappointed only 3 on from last years AVIT. AVIT is on for the week is it not? I hoped we would have a night to showcase VJing in it's natural arena.
Is that all that is on offer? No mass jam, open sessions, etc.
18th February 2005, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by Rovastar
From what I can gather there are 3 nights all with a distinct style in mind dunno maybe I am just not left wing enough *shrug*.
Strangely, left wing people seem to be more prepared to put their time into making events happen. I wonder why that might be...
I think there are going to be other performance slots other than the clubnights, but I'm not on the organising group this year, so I'll let someone more in the know provide details. I definitely heard tell of an open mixer event.
The nice thing about the three events is that they're all at the Custard Factory, so there won't be the treks across town to get to events that there was in Brighton.
19th February 2005, 10:10 AM
Originally posted by Lara
In addition to performance modules created by VJs, AVIT UK 2005 is working in association with three club nights....
As you can see from the post above, this is only part of the performance programme for the festival. The rest are posted below and note that you can now check out full programme details here. (http://www.vjforums.com/showthread.php?postid=82326#post82326)
In answer to your other questions, we haven't got any set numbers for AV acts or VJs, that is to be decided in conjunction with the promoter, and when we have a look at the submissions received.
We envisage the slots being 45minutes (with 15 minute changeover) but again this is totally negotiable- we want to be flexible enough to facilitate VJs who might like to perform in a different way.
19th February 2005, 10:11 AM
The full performance programme:
Heducation (in association with AVIT UK) is one of Birmingham's staple Hip Hop events aiming to provide a total hip hop experience from its roots in funk, to the cutting edge of conscious hip hop... hip hop that inspires people to want to be involved in the culture, including DJing, graffiti, breaking and MCing.In the past Heducation have played host to artists such as the Beastie Boys, MC Ty, A Tribe Called Quest, Roots Manuva, Mark B & Blade, Public Enemy and many many more. The event at AVIT will present a inspiring selection if hip hop acts and a range of international VJs.
Shaanti (in association with AVIT UK) is where sound & speaker technology combine with the digital dj pioneers of the Asian Underground: Eastern Fusionionist, Desi Electronica, House and Street Sounds. At the forefront of the birmingham club scene presented nights including Nitin Sawhney, Asian Dub Foundation, Badmarsh and Shri, Talvin Singh, and have reached critical acclaim as Best Club Night at the Asian Pop Awards 2001, Best Alternative Club Night by Muzik Magazine ?01 and Best Club Night by the readers of Snoop Magazine ?99. . The event at AVIT will be an upfront mixture of asian beats and international VJ talent.
Drop Beats Not Bombs (in association with AVIT UK) is a conscious effort to make peoples voices heard. A collaboration between the Tumbledown crew and the West Midlands Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament brought about the first music led event in 2003 where 2000 people rushed through the doors to see a bubbling mixture of musicians, DJs and visual artists. At AVIT the event will feature international VJs performing with eclectic hip-hop and breaks electro-breaks & nu-skool breaks presented by Trigger, Drum and Bass, World Music, Dub and Reggae from Jibbering Records and experimental work from Indymedia UK.
VPEEK (presented by AVIT UK) VPEEK is the evolution of the mass Jam event from Brighton 2003 and is an opportunity for the VJ community to collaborate with musicians and DJs, a chance to be uncovered and exposed to the scene in the setting of the Custard Factory's Medicine bar. Participating VJs will be invited to submit work for the VPEEK DVD to work towards a document of the work being created by the developing members of the community. The evening is set to become exciting space of new and aspiring artists.
Step up and play (presented by AVIT UK) is an open mixer event. VJs are invited to rock up, plug in and jam. React to other artists, form new collaborations and create a improvised video display in an informal environment.
Mix Labs (presented by AVIT UK) The mix lab event is a space for work to be shown where there is a thoughtful or innovative process to the production of work that can be used, taught or illustrated for the benefit of others ie. projects that contribute to a developing strand of VJing. Projects are drawn from the educational modules as a priority to demonstrate the results or outcomes of research, experimentation and collaboration. The space the mix lab offers is one of innovation and forward thinking artists and will be an exciting, inspiring evening to attend.
4X4 by Exceeda (in association with AVIT UK) transplants the long running London 4X4 event to the Custard Factory showing a diverse range of works from accomplished short films to creative image pieces, DJ interludes and audio-visual VJ mixes in a comfortable and relaxed seated environment. Works are curated into 4 parts to include: digital media > experimental video > short-film >animation > sting & idents > music video > live performances. At AVIT you can expect to see an inspiring range of screened media and well crafted AV acts.
21st February 2005, 04:58 PM
Lots of people have been getting in touch via email.
I just wanted to clarify that all four days of educational events are free.
All performance events presented by AVIT UK 2005 are free.
The only things people attending AVIT UK 2005 will have to pay for are the club nights, and they are very reasonable.
Club nights will all be free to performers selected to play via the callout above.
26th February 2005, 03:37 PM
Only 1 week left to get submissions to us...
3rd March 2005, 09:46 AM
Ok after all the feedback emails I've been receiving we've looked again at our budget, and cut every penny from everywhere we could and a few extras, and now we can afford to offer 20 paid VJ and AV slots.
We're offering ?100 for a 1 hour set to help people pay for travel and accommodation. We've extended the callout deadline for 1 week, so if you'd like to come and play then get your submissions in now.
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