London’s premier gay / LGBT cross-art fest, GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2011 is open to receive FREE short films, performances and visual arts entries on website: https://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk DEADLINE 27 June 2o11.
One of the GFEST 2011 selectors James Rocarols is the Content Producer of Film Network, the BBC’s online showcase for short film and British filmmaking.
Q & A with James Rocarols:
How would you define good art or differentiate good art from bad art?
A difficult question, with all the resulting caveats about objectivity, etc. I would say it’s easier to define bad art than good art. It all depends on the viewer’s perception of the artist’s intention. If we perceive an artist has created with the wrong intentions (to plagiarise, to indulge themselves, to promote an unpalatable ideology, for purely commercial reasons) then we are more likely to reject it.
What ingredients would make a work of art ‘innovative’ and ‘relevant’?
Do you think ‘Queer / LGBT’ arts can benefit from ‘informed’ and yet sensitive critical vocabulary?
Are there any specific emerging artistic trends that you would like to mention for the benefit of practitioners?
Should the artists or practitioners position their own work to help spread a word and get a wider recognition?
GFEST 2011 call for submissions on festival website: http://gaywisefestival.org.uk/
Deadline to receive the entry forms: 27 June 2011.
More info on London’s gay & lesbian / queer / LGBT / GLBT art festival: GFEST – Gaywise FESTival (GFEST for short) web: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk
Artistic Director: Niranjan Kamatkar
WISE THOUGHTS is an arts charity that organises GFEST – Gaywise FESTival in venues across London.
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