Edition 8th, 26-29 May 2016


Humanity is living in the beginning of sci-fi, rather than in the end of history

The overarching theme of the next edition – ‘POSTHUMAN’ – aims to approach and highlight current understanding of the

– INHUMAN(E) / ‘HUMANITY IS OVERRATED’ :: war / tele-thanatological optics / military aspect of the techno-scientific developments / information surveillance / necro-politics, robotics /bio-power
– GENDERQUEER: figures of mixity, hybridity / transsexuality as a dominant posthuman topos / bio-genetics / prosthetic technologies, becoming-machine / forward looking experiments with new forms of subjectivity
– DARK ECOLOGY: humanity as a geological force / geo-centered perspective / critical climate change
– GENERATIVE: smart & autonomous machines / algorithmic creativity / algorithm-generated  cultural production / works by-passing human decision making at both operational and moral levels / machinic intentionality
through the medium of video.

Submitted video art pieces must
– have been completed after 1 January 2012
– be single channel works / projects that collects single-channel works
– not exceed the duration of 15 minutes
– be copyright controlled by the artist

All submissions are to include:
1 – Entry form. An entry form (pages or .doc or .rtf) must be submitted and sent via e-mail to [CROSS8:entry]

2 – Artwork. Video pieces must be submitted online via a filesharing or large file deliveries (dropbox / we transfer / ftp server) in MP4 file format. All videos should be clearly labelled showing the title of the work, the year of production, running time and the director’s name and resolution 16:9 or 4:3. Works submitted in languages other than English must be subtitled.

3– Data sent via e-mail containing
3.1 – A short biography of the artist (between 50 and 100 words),
3.2 – A short description of the submitted work / project, including a list of previous screenings
3.3 – Two still images of the work in jpg format.

Entries must arrive at the given e-mail address at the latest by 00:00 on 30 March 2016.
Submissions that arrive after the deadline will not be considered.

Please send submissions to:
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us: Contact person: Szilvi Német
Tel.: +36 30 787 0631