The deadline for submissions ist November the 1st !!!!!
—– what has happened so far.. first, thanks to everybody who already sent their participation requests. we already have lectures, workshops and showcase submissions from various very interesting VJs from Austria, Brazil, Czeck Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, the UK… and hopefully much more to come… if we only get a part of it running, everybody will have couple of intresting and inspiring days in berlin. As most of you might know, AViT is a community driven network. this means, we are doing this on the first hand to educate and exchange knowledge with each other. the 23C3 people are following the same concept. our wish for the conference is to be as open and transparent as possible. every tiny bit of budget we have at the moment is the result of individuals giving as much as they can, in form of man-power, technology and money. we are still trying to get as much sponsoring as possible, but a the moment there is not much to promise (yet). We have a policy at the moment that we can’t pay anybody for showcases or workshops. if this creates a problem for you, meaning that you will not be able to come, we can already promise to support your efforts to get your travel and accomodation financed. about how this support will eventually look like, we will have to disscuss individually. if you need invitations from us in order to come here, please let us know.
—- where will AViT->C23 take place
the biggest difference to the AViT two years ago is that we decided to have a second location outside the 23C3-conference building (bcc). the main spot will be the ‘arts and beauty’ area in the heart of bcc, a very nice conference center at the alexanderplatz downtown berlin (http://www.bcc-berlin.de/). the ‘arts and beauty’ area is the lounge and art-project room of the 23C3. do a google image search for avit^c3 and you will get an impression what to expect there. this space will be the main spot for showcases of all kind during the evening and night hours of the conference. during the day we have the possibility to do spontaneous mixing-action and dvd or whatever presentations. so anybody who will not be able to come can send us stuff to show there. just above ‘arts and beauty’ is the big conference hall. for one night we will kick the 23c3 lectors and disscussion-rounds out of there, take over the place, and do a big audiovisual special showcase there! for sure the most advanced an promising acts will be chosen for this by us. a part of our lecture and workshop programme will also happen at the bcc. for our second location we are in contact with visomat.inc. they own an art gallery called ‘m12′ on the opposite side of the alexanderplatz. this place will be the other spot for our conference programme besides the bcc. we will have enough time and space to do extended workshops, more specialized lectures and individual talks, and hangouts. for the evenings we are also planning a lounge and showcase programme to give a more audiovisually intrested crowd the possibility to enjoy high-quality art. as you can see, we have much more space to offer for everyone to showcase. traditionally, the last night will be a cooperative showcase in a more classical club context. c-base is hosting the 23C3 aftershow party and AViT->C23 will take care about the visual output there. there is nothing fixed for now, but a few of the bigger clubs in berlin asked for vj-action during the time of the conference, so maybe there will be even more possibilities. finally, we launched a weblog to function as the AViT->C23 website and news ticker, to get the information flow a bit more bundled. we are planning to feature participants there, so tell us whether you will be inside our boat or prefer to stay covered. use the comment function to give feedback to our plannings.
—– final call for participation:
If you think you want to hold a talk, have a special offer for workshops, be part of a discussion round or just want to showcase your art or take part in a visual jam session – we need your vision for involvement in electronic written form or regular mail. We are open for all possibilities and ideas.
All inquiries and proposals are to be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular snailmail to