Artistic Exchange Project Revela-T 2017

TERMS OF THE CALL

Revela-T 2016 edition brought us, among other issues, the extension of the festival to three weeks as well as the call for an artistic Exchange that took part during the first of those three weeks. During those seven days, photographers from several parts of Europe and even America lived and worked together in different projects that will be exhibited during this year’s festival. In this new edition we’ve decided to bet again in this enriching activity. It’ll take part during the first week of the festival, which means from Friday 19th till Friday 26th.

This exchange will be coordinated by the photographers Ana Tornel and Joaquín Paredes.

The objective of this activity is to create true cultural and artistic exchange in order to allow and promote that these artists develop a common project: a project that goes beyond the pure addition of individual works. The point is, in fact, to summon several photographers, each one with a unique vision, sensibility, point of view, experience, with his/her knowledge and techniques, around a common theme that allows the appearance of an artistic expression as a whole. Do as connecting vessels, where each artist can express himself/herself individually as well as being part of a collective work.

This is open exclusively to photographers who use analogue or chemical photography.

Participants will work on the theme proposed by the organization, with the technique or techniques that they prefer. This working environment will allow sharing concepts and procedures, as well as to work with different techniques, methods and processes chosen by the participants.

How to apply

 Can apply all those photographers from any nationality that work mainly in chemical or analogue photography who are willing to develop their personal work as a group during the artistic exchange.

 Applications will be made filling a form before march 31st 2017.

 The list of selected photographers will be published in Revela-T website from April 15th. They will be contacted personally to formalize the acceptation.

 A maximum of 8 applications with be selected.

Selection and evaluation criteria

 For the selection of candidates the professional trajectory will be considered, the interest of the proposed work, suitability to the resources available in Revela-T as well as technique o techniques used and how the theme would enrich the artistic and cultural exchange.

 The selection of participants will be resolved by the organization and it is not subject to appeal. The organization will solve any circumstance not addressed in these bases.

 

Theme

 The artistic expression will be channeled to the following theme. Teams will be made according to the wishes of the participants, the capacity of the places to be photographed or the needs of the photographers.

 Hidden,... but in a wide sense of the term, as a general concept that can be read from different points of view. What is hidden, what you cannot see at first sight, what is too far in the distance or feeling, what you don’t want to see, what is or was taboo, what is disguised, covered, secret, or rare… We are looking for lost paradises, secret languages, angles that are demons and demons who try to look like angels, the wildest thing of the most innocent, and anything that you think that could fit in this description.


Photographic Places

 On Saturday 20th the organization will propose to the assistants a guided visit to several nearby places where they can make the Project. Just to say a few: Cal Garbat ancient factory, megalithic park, roman furnaces from Fornaca and Bouquet d’Alella vineyards.

Material resources

 Revela-T will provide a proper place to work as well as a lab to process the photographic materials.

 The material resources to develop the artistic activity will be provided by each participant.

 Revela-T will provide the necessary permits to photograph and promote the works made (publications and exhibitions).

 

Agreement

 Participants agree in developing their work during the time of this activity and to share their experience and knowledge in order to create an exchange of knowledge in an environment of photographic immersion.

 Participants authorize that their name is mentioned and to reproduce their works for the diffusion that Revela-T considers necessary related to the activity. The rights of the works are reserved to the artist.

 The author who wishes can donate voluntarily any of the works created during the exchange so it becomes part of the Revela-T collection.

 During the exchange there will be three meetings of the group. First one, presentations, were each participant can show their own personal works to share it with the rest of the group. An evolution meeting to solve doubts and to share the state of the works, and a final one where each artist will show the fruit of his/her work, and the final format to be used when it’s exhibited in the next edition of Revela-T.

 

 Hosting and Meals

 Revela-T will host in a double room for free to the assistants. Revela-T will take care as well of lunches. Dinners are not covered.

Considerations

This activity doesn’t include any monetary dotation; participants have to assume the travel expenses and all those expenses not covered by Revela-T.

 In the evenings there will be other activities related to analogue photography such as speeches, projections, lectures, demonstrations, that will be free for the participants of the exchange. Assistants can also benefit of a special discount in the workshops done during the festival.