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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.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 30, 2018

Send us your video along with contact information by email to programmation@folieculture.org (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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Text descriptive of POST-