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Winners will be announced at the closing ceremony (27/06/06).

AUTHOR(WRIT)Y. Drawing borders.

Media artist is by the way things are preordained to Author(writ)ative authorship. First, as a creative individual who generates own significant discourse and own rhetoric. The artist is automatically put into opposition to totality: confronting matter, audience, society, authority, time and space. Authorizing his concept the artist stages a rhetoric fight with the context. Only the charismatic, autonomous, despotic rhetoric can break open the emptiness of distrust, indifference and apathy. To assert one’s authority and realize the art’s impact the artist flashes his will, power, self-regard and ambitions. Under this aegis he storms heaven and breaks away into the deep avant-garde. Only the ambitious will own the future. (Viktor Miziano).
Second, he grasps the tentacles of authority – the media. He manipulates its manipulators. Media are in themselves rhetoric – with no execution of the authorship authority they break away. When the artist rules them with a firm hand he doubles the authority and creates art.

The VII Media Forum traditionally consists of the thematic competition and individually curated programmes. They present both fresh works and classics of world’s media art. This wide range of works represents new screen technologies and helps the audience adequately estimate the possibilities of media technologies.

International board

Woody Vasulka – electronic art pioneer, founder of the world’s largest media archives «Vasulkas», USA
Dr. Kirill Razlogov – MIFF art director, Russian Culture Studies Institute director, Russia
Cathy Ray Hoffman – Cornerhouse Centre for Visual Arts director, Manchester, UK
Etienn Sandrin - curator of the media art centre of Centre Georges Pompidou, France
Jan Schuijren - curator, the Netherlands.

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