Biennal 2017

The first edition of MOVIMENTA, a biennial dedicated to the moving image, will be held from 27 October to 26 November 2017, in Nice. Initiated by L’ECLAT, MOVIMENTA explores the different forms of audiovisual art in their relation to the creative economy and technological innovation. MOVIMENTA has three dimensions: a new international prize for young artists, a forum of art and technology, and an urban festival with an array of works in the public space, exhibitions in contemporary art venues, a “salon of galleries,” and a programme of artists’ films, experimental cinema and art videos.

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MOVIMENTA is a programme dedicated to the moving image. For all those for whom the moving image and its expressive forms are at the centre of their artistic, critical and technical work. Aimed at bridging between technicians, artists, professionals, thinkers and their potential audience. Pledged to encompass every audiovisual manifestation of contemporary art and modern technology. MOVIMENTA creates opportunities for encounters, potential partnerships, and production involving actors from all kinds of backgrounds.


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by Patrice Maniglier

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The Close-up Shot

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