We are pleased to announce our finalists listed below. Awards will be announced at the screening on the TAMU campus.
In order to allow for artists wishing to travel to the screening event to make their travel plans, we are postponing the screening until early in the fall semester. Watch this site for details as they are settled.
The Fresh Minds Festival 2013 Program (in alphabetical order):
Bret Battey, Clonal Colonies I: Fresh Runners and II: Soft Strata
David Gedosh, Systasis
gruppoGruppo, Secret Lives
Mike Vernusky, Means and Meditations
Ryo Ikeshiro, Construction in Zhuangzi
Sam Spreckley, Untitled 4
Honorable mention (in alphabetical order; these will be mentioned in the printed program):
Brian Hernandez, There Are Ghosts
Crafty Minstrel, And the Earth Stood Still (parts 1 and 2)
Julien-Robert with Krista Martynes, Fit into the crowd
Thanks to all artists that submitted works!
3% acceptance rate for the program, 5% for honorable mention
The Fresh Minds Festival is a public performance of audiovisual artworks by professional artists, student-curated under the direction of a multi-disciplinary team of faculty.
For professional artists worldwide, Fresh Minds Festival will be an internationally prominent juried venue for their work with a unique angle: knowing the selected works are ones that reach out to informed newcomers to new media art. The world of such artworks and festivals isvibrant. However, this call for works will be a unique presence between festivals “by specialists, for specialists” that tend to leave newcomers behind, and “people’s choice” festivals that tend to value light entertainment over artistically engaging, thought provoking works.
TAMU students will have personal and thoughtful encounters with artworks being made now, in their own time, using modern tools. They will gain an understanding of how they may evaluate and communicate about expressive works in the visual and performing arts and with it, gain a better understanding of how the arts fit, contribute, and can be evaluated within academe.
This activity will equip and encourage students to become lifelong learners, enriched with an appreciation and understanding of creative expression.