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Moving Silently, 2018

In collaboration with Essanay Silent Film Museum and the Fremont Art Association Ephemereye  announces Open Call for Artists. Submission Deadline: July 7th, 2018 (see important dates below)

Media format:

B&W, no sound, 2.5-3 mins or less, MP4.Name of the artist visible as a watermark in the lower right corner of the screen.

hether you are inspired by early film, technology, or just like working with B&W, we'll be glad to see your work.

Paying tribute to art and technology in the heart of Silicon Valley, early film and contemporary video art, Moving Silently is a festival of ideas. How does technology assist in giving birth to the new art forms? What is the connection between historical and contemporary moving images? Can video cameras, being as widely accessible as crayons, be the most democratic tool of art production of our time? Artists are invited to submit their B&W silent work to be included in the show dedicated entirely­­­ to video art. The show will provide an opportunity to engage the public with digital media and video as a contemporary art form in the unique historical context of Essaney Silent Film Museum, located on the original site of Essanay Studios – where Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp films were produced, and where silent films are on show weekly.

Selected works will be included in the exhibition reel for the duration of the show, as well as featured on, a virtual video art gallery. Live audio performed by sound artists will also be featured on the opening night