The International Video Art Festival of
Camagüey features the latest national and international video creation, and
also provides participants and the general public with an opportunity to
explore the city and exchange with artists, curators, art students and
academicians openly and spontaneously.
As a people-to-people event, FIVAC is
designed to merge every activity within
the festival´s program with the daily routine of the city. This is an
opportunity for participants to create and live their own experiences.
The screening in squares and other places
beyond the capital city, the city tour for participants, the night parties, and
the partaking of people who are not directly linked to the fields of art, all
in all these features have contributed to enriching the festival and increasing
the number and diversity of participants.
Hierarchies tend to soften during the festival
days, and is frequent to see artists, curators, students and the public in
general mingled in either a discussion about visual aesthetics or dancing at
the night parties. No doubt, this, along with the high standard quality of the
competition, is one of the peculiarities of the festival that appeals most to
This way, FIVAC also serves as a reunion spot
for old friends that have not met in years for various reasons, and also as a
space where new projects, friends and even love, emerge.
The 7th edition of the event does not seem to
be any different from previous editions in this respect. The great number of
artworks and people willing to attend the event this year, attest to that. Even
though the Organizing Committee has refused to provide further details, there
is a trip to Santa Lucia Beach, a concert by a renowned Cuban artist in the
closing ceremony and night parties featuring national and international DJ s to
be confirmed as part of the program
In a nutshell, FIVAC is an opportunity to
dialog about contemporary video creation, get to know one of the most beautiful
and culturally-enriching cities in the country, and a unique option for
everyone willing to live, experience and get to know this part of Cuba.
José Raúl Gallego Ramos
Traducción: Odeiny Gavira
Etiquetas: eventos cultrales, Festival, festivales de videoarte, turismo de eventos en Cuba, Videoarte, videocreación