Adash Ihopemylegsdontbreak2017

A-DASH: Open Call for short films

Open Call: for short films in relation to notions of place, architecture, memory and temporality. Curated by A-DASH Project Space, Athens, Greece.
I Hope My Legs Don’t Break investigates the relationship between temporality and architecture: taking the Kiosk as an entry point. The Kiosks (Periptera), visible all over Athens, are frequently witnessed as no more than redundant structures. In their time, and when in use, they have the capacity to act as sites that trigger and promote societal exchange.
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I Hope My Legs Don’t Break
Open Call: for short films in relation to notions of place, architecture, memory and temporality.
Curated by A-DASH Project Space, Athens, Greece.
Deadline for submission: Saturday 4 February 2017
I Hope My Legs Don’t Break investigates the relationship between temporality and architecture: taking the Kiosk as an entry point.

The Kiosks (Periptera), visible all over Athens, are frequently witnessed as no more than redundant structures. In their time, and when in use, they have the capacity to act as sites that trigger and promote societal exchange.
The Kiosk is now often only seen as a hollow shell; a stranger within it’s own time; an outsider within it’s own topology; an outmoded site being withdrawn to the architecture of memory.

The Kiosk, resembling a landed UFO, is like an obscure object that has returned from the future, or voyaged forth from a time before time. It is both ‘alien’ and ‘alienated’; a space that simultaneously speaks of and is disconnected from it’s own past(s) – present(s) – future(s).
The Kiosk belongs to all and none of these at the same time.

Through this shift, reverse or rupture in chronology, the Kiosk can re-emerge as something else altogether: it’s identity, purpose and function can be re-defined.
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We welcome works that present an investigative and innovative approach to film in direct relation to overlapping notions of place, architecture, memory and temporality.

The submitted media can be up to 5 minutes in duration, with or without sound. If not in Greek or English the films should be subtitled in either of these two languages. The chosen films will be presented in a transitory structure, in situ with disused kiosks across different sites in Athens, Greece.
I Hope My Legs Don’t Break will take place four times throughout 2017 (March, May, September, December), with each event holding a selection of different films.
Submission to be sent via email with:

URL link for the video work, with password if necessary (preference: Vimeo)
Name

Title of submission

Duration

Text about the submission up to 500 words (optional)

Email : kioskathens@gmail.com
Deadline: Saturday 4 February 2017
The selected submissions will be announced by mid February 2017

If you need more information please send us an email.
Curators:

Noemi Niederhauser / Benjamin Cohen
A-DASH Project Space.