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ALIVE in the UNIVERSE at the Venice Biennale.

On the day that Cathy Wilkes is announced as British representative at the Venice Biennale 2019, ALDEBURGH IDEAS announces ALIVE in the UNIVERSE, its installation at the Venice Biennale.

ALIVE in the UNIVERSE builds on the themes which Cathy Wilkes explores. Emma Dexter, commissioner of the British Pavilion describes her work, which evokes “…the rituals of daily life while alluding to existential questions at the core of human existence”. 

The theme of the every day and meaning of existence is further explored through ALIVE in the UNIVERSE. Artists, poets – all of us – from all around the world, are invited to express how it feels to be alive in the universe through very short (up to one minute) art-films or poetic haikus. In addition, we are all invited to present a found meaningful object for The Found Matter Plinth inside the Palazzo.

All art-films and haikus will be screened at the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout during 2018, and selected ones at the Bermondsey Project Space, London SE1.  At the Venice Biennale next May/June a selection will be screened in the dramatic canal-side setting of the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava.

In addition, at the Venice Biennale, ALIVE in the UNIVERSE will present BIG BANG. Each day a different artist from around the world will present a work of art or performance or installation of huge impact, alongside the films, haikus and The Found Matter Plinth. 

“We are all unique participants in one creative universe”, says Caroline Wiseman, founder of Aldeburgh Ideas, The Aldeburgh Beach Lookout and co-curator of ALIVE in the UNIVERSE. ”Art is a powerful way of expressing our unique creativity, giving each of us a voice, and bonding us as one human race.” 

ALIVE in the UNIVERSE brief for artists

“Art is the expression of the profoundest thoughts in the simplest way.” 

- Albert Einstein

This innovative, international art-film project is open to everyone in the world.

 

Brief for Entries:

By yourself or with friends, make a short art-film (from one second to one minute in length, excluding credits), expressing how it feels to be alive in the universe.

And or, send us a favourite line of poetry, haiku or philosophical quote for inclusion in the project.

The theme, ALIVE in the UNIVERSE is especially pertinent now when people around the globe are experiencing unprecedented social, political and technological change, challenging our values, our creativity and our future. ALIVE in the UNIVERSE brings us together as one human race in a fascinating universe.


Screenings:

All films will be screened at the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout during 2018 (this historic Lookout is a catalyst for challenging, innovate 21st century

ideas); selected films will be screened at the Bermondsey Project Space (a contemporary art gallery in London, SE1 3UW) during 2018, and selected art-films at the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava in the heart of Venice, during the Venice Biennale in May, June 2019. We are planning more screenings around the world for future years.

 

Submission Details:

All digital video formats are welcome, preferably in 16:9 or square ratio.

There is an admin fee of £20 per film for UK entries, payable online.


Please email your film to caroline@aliveintheuniverse.com via a large free file share system like wetransfer.com or similar.

Be sure to include your own name in the file name and include any other info (such as collaborator credits, release/permission forms etc) in a separate text file or covering note

Ensure you have clearance to use footage of people, words and any music you use. 

 

Deadline for inclusion in the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout summer screenings is 29th June 2018.

Visit www.aliveintheuniverse.com for more details, or find the ‘ALIVE in the UNIVERSE’ Facebook page for up to date events.

And visit www.aldeburghbeachlookout.com to see recent art projects. 



Things to see and do

Aldeburgh Beach Lookout and Art House

Aldeburgh Beach Lookout and Art House

Aldeburgh

Isolated yet at the heart of cultural innovation, it is a magical and stimulating setting for artists to respond each in their own fascinating way.

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Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival

Snape

Suffolk Food and Drink Festival celebrating amazing local producers, chefs and eating establishments. 

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Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Ferini Art Gallery

Ferini Art Gallery

The Ferini Art Gallery is set before the beautiful and ever-changing skies an seascapes of Pakefield. It's art mirrors the light and vibrance of the coastline, fishing beach and sandy cliffs.

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Halesworth and the Blyth Valley

Halesworth and the Blyth Valley

The Blyth Valley runs 17 miles inland from the coast at Southwold to Laxfield via Halesworth and Huntingfield and is a superb destination for walking, cycling & wildlife-watching as well as being known for its welcoming pubs and local produce!

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Aldeburgh Cinema

Aldeburgh Cinema

Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh Cinema: the very best of world cinema at the heart of the local community since 1919. Providing a programme of film screenings, live shows and special event;  independent, inspirational, meaningful, fun.

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Free wifi

Alde Valley Spring  Festival

Alde Valley Spring Festival

Saxmundham

A four week celebration of food, farming, landscape and the arts in the beautiful Upper Alde Valley.

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Events

A Fateful Night

A Fateful Night

Aldeburgh | Sat 14th Apr 2018

A performance recalling the tragedy that befell ‘The Aldeburgh’ lifeboat and her brave crew; through story and song, accompanied by silent footage from East Anglian film archives.

With a musical commentary of local shanties and sea songs provided by Suffolk‘s own professional group, The Rogue Shanty Buoys.

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Bawdsey Beachcombing for Beginners Workshop

Bawdsey Beachcombing for Beginners Workshop

Woodbridge | Sat 15th Sep 2018

Spend the morning beachcombing at East Lane beach, Bawdsey on your very own treasure hunt. In the afternoon we will explore your beachcombed treasures and learn the tales they tell.

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Bawdsey Beachcombing & Art Workshop

Bawdsey Beachcombing & Art Workshop

Woodbridge | Sat 29th Sep 2018

Spend the morning beachcombing at East Lane beach, Bawdsey on your very own treasure hunt. In the afternoon, you will be learning how to draw your found treasures with Suffolk artist Carole Massey.

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8th Pakefield Ale Festival

8th Pakefield Ale Festival

Lowestoft | Sat 01st - Sun 02nd Sep 2018

The 8th pakefield real ale festival September 2018

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Beachcombing on Dunwich Beach

Beachcombing on Dunwich Beach

Dunwich | Sat 14th Apr 2018

Dunwich Beach is a cracking example of our special Suffolk shingle and is fab for finding beautifully banded flint stones.

 2pm - 3:30pm and people are requested to get there 10 minutes before the start.

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Brie Harrison exhibition at Snape Maltings

Brie Harrison exhibition at Snape Maltings

Snape |

Woodbridge-based illustrator Brie Harrison’s work has a worldwide following.

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Bigod's Bungay Bone Rattler

Bigod's Bungay Bone Rattler

Bungay | Sat 28th Apr 2018

Rumburgh Morris are celebrating their 10th Anniversary with their 'Bigod's Bungay Bone Rattler' Day of Dance on Saturday 28th April 2018. 

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WHERE TO EAT

Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop 

Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop

Traditional family run fish and chip shop since 1967, offering Cod, Haddock, Plaice, Scampi and more with chips made from locally sourced potatoes. Located a short walk from the beach to enjoy fish and chips 'The Aldeburgh Way'.

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