Image by participating artists Rrrrrrrrol, a Japanese artist collective who make rolling gifs. © Rrrrrrrroll.
Night Contact is a new London Multimedia and Photography Festival established to display exciting and innovative photographic works that engage with other media. Projections of photography related mixed media work will be screened across seven indoor and outdoor spaces. The free festival will run from dusk until 12 midnight on Friday 27th September in and around Gillett Square, a busy public space in Dalston, the heart of East London.
A majority of the work shown at the festival will come from open submissions, accompanied by a curated programme to ensure a varied, engaging and inspiring final line-up. Three £1,000 grants are available to part-fund new works for the festival. Night Contact is inviting innovative collaborations between a photographer/artist using photography and an artist/creative from another background, to produce new site-specific work for projection. Artists are asked to submit proposals to optimise the large three-screen setup in Gillett Square, the central focus of the festival.
Beyond the main square the festival will break out into a trail of six satellite venues, taking over the streets of Dalston across outdoor spaces, bars and music venues, each showing a programmed screening.
Proposals can be submitted to either realise a new project, complete an existing body of work â€¨or repurpose an existing body of work.
Entries may only be submitted online via the Night Contact
website. A fee of £15 will be charged to cover administration costs. The final deadline for submissions is 27th May 2013.