The 22nd edition of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) investigates the theme of INFILTRATIONS and invites submissions for its online exhibition, Radical Infiltrations. Prizes of US$500, US$300, and US$200 will be awarded for outstanding projects.
Radical infiltrations engage guerrilla tactics within asymmetrical power dynamics determined by powerful forces. They ask us to consider how modern disciplined thinking created the problems we face today. And they provoke us to ask how the infiltrations of radically interdisciplinary thinking might find new ways drawing upon indigenous, embodied, or affective forms of knowledge production.
Infiltrations manifest as state governments increasingly slide toward fascism through democratic elections in Brazil, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Philippines, United Kingdom, and United States. Political polarizations via disinformation, economic and cultural inequities and injustices, spell irreversible global climate crisis. Increasing air and water temperatures, rising sea levels, and desertification escalate.
Popular uprisings in Chile, Iraq, and Lebanon respond to dangerous neoliberal fantasies that have enabled the destruction of the planet through unsustainable practices and antiquated ideas about growth, development, and progress. New materialisms challenge human exceptionalism across the social sciences and humanities. They connect radical infiltrations with accountability and substantive transformation.
We seek projects that explore radical infiltrations in relation to our natural and virtual environments. And we hope for works that contribute to broadening perspectives and expanding dialogues in our current polarized climate.
Submissions must be accessible for online exhibition without passwords but can include documentation of other iterations/components like live performances or gallery installations.
Please submit a 150-word synopsis, a 75-word artist bio, and a link to: FLEFF Digital Curator
Dale Hudson (New York University Abu Dhabi) and FLEFF Assistant Digital Curator Claudia Costa Pederson (Wichita State University) by 01 January 2020 at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
The exhibition will launch in conjunction with the onsite festival in Ithaca (New York), United States from 23–28 March 2020.
For additional information, visit: http://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/ <http://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/>. Previous exhibitions include Networked Disruptions <https://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/networkeddisruptions/>, Invisible Geographies <https://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/invisible_geographies/>, Iterations as Habitats <https://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/iterations/>, and Interface/Landscape <https://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/fleff2016newmedia/>. Projects from past editions appear in Thinking through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places <https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137433619>.
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