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Invitation to participate : Folie/Culture One-Minute Video!

Deadline : March 30, 2018

For a second edition, Folie/Culture is inviting everyone—professional and amateur artists, members, family and friends, community workers, and more—to be part of an unusual thought experiment: make a one-minute video on the theme of POST-.

It seems everything today is “post-something”—the term is truly the darling of the conceptual world. Does something seem obsolete or old-fashioned? Just tack on a “post” and presto! Post-truth, post-deinstitutionalization, post-traumatic, post-avant-garde, post-colonialism… where will it end? We seem to live constantly under the yoke of a hegemonic idea that was supposed to be reserved for radical departures and paradigm shifts. Today, rather than giving a name to something new, “post” seems to simply pass judgment on the past while pushing us toward a dead end.

Folie/Culture is pleased to invite you, not into the “post-post” era, but rather into the a-POST- era. Together let’s throw off the shackles of POST- and instead find new names for the present. Artists and other denizens of the crazysphere: To your stations! Let our every proposition be a manifesto, constructing our reality by embodying an aesthetic, representing a social imaginary, or simply shaking loose the conventional wisdom killing our souls.

The selected One-Minute Videos will be shown at a public screening as part of Folie/Culture’s 2018–2019 programming. There are two ways to submit:

OPTION A: Create a one-minute video (fiction, documentary, or art film)
• Produce a video that addresses the theme: POST-
• Form: A single uninterrupted take
• Time: 1 minute (continuous take)
• Accepted formats: .mov or avi (uncompressed)
• Note: Video editing, sound editing, and credits are not allowed.

OPTION B: Create an animated video or GIF!
• Produce an animated video or GIF that addresses the theme: POST-
• Time: 1 minute
• All music must be original or in the public domain
• Accepted formats: .mov or .avi (uncompressed) or .gif

Videos that don’t respect the prescribed constraints or exceed the time limit will not be considered.


Send us your video along with contact information by email to (transfer files with Dropbox or WeTransfer) or by mail to 335, rue Saint-Joseph Est, bureau 520, Québec (Québec) G1K 3B4.
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