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Magmart, International Videoart Festival, is celebrating the 50th year of video art: "Magmart | video under volcano VIII edition start in 2012 and will end in 2013, conventionally considered the fiftieth anniversary of videoart. ... So, this edition is very important for us, and especially for videoart. We hope that artists' participation will grow again and again, for amount and for quality. ... We hope that videoart can become really 'adult' along this year: its time!" (Magmart).
Part of the upcoming festival is a very exciting project, "100x100=900 (100 videoartists to tell a century), ... [which] will celebrate the anniversary of 2013, conventionally considered the 50th year of videoart (dated from a Nam June Paik video installation in Germany). ... 100 videoartists, from all continents, will be invited to participate in this project. Every of them will produce a video artwork inspired by one of the previous 100 years, a century." I am so in awe of what a wonderful idea & venue this is going to be. CP member, Francesca Fini, is one of the artists selected for this ambitious endeavor.
However, ultimately, what I find so awesome about Magmart is that every entrant's work is posted & archived, whether he/she is a finalist or not. I submitted my this year's entry on October 29th. Imagine my surprise this evening, Hallowe'en 2012, when, while doing my business as usual SEO, I found my video entries are already posted on the Magmart site!
I think Mr. Tomaselli may be one of the hardest working folks in video art.