As an organisation 4W will aim to;
Take artists’ moving image beyond the exclusive to make it inclusive.
Exercise the artist to make work outside of their normal reserve.
Develop the emerging alongside the established.
Offer the audience work that is challenging but accessible.
Moving images can be the most democratic of mediums, viewable, consumable and understandable the world over. This festival (O4W) will offer a meeting place between moving image practice and a potentially uninitiated audience. In a visual armistice the meeting place will happen in neutral territory. There will be no intimidation. There will be no artspeak. There will be no fighting in the streets. This will be a visual revolution.
Selections and commissions will be drawn from submissions that explore the conjunction of artists moving image and traditional narrative moving images. Works that explore the conventional forms of documentary, cinema, animation, television and their associated ephemera from an artists’ perspective will be the focus. This could include works that examine scripting, musical scores, movie posters, camera techniques, performance, cinematic history, narrative sequences, oral histories, reportage, home movies, adverts, sitcoms, news events, online viral video, in fact any work that examines the meeting point of interrogatory artistic practice and mainstream moving images.