Short Shorts 2017: Truth

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One hundred years ago, Marcel Duchamp placed a urinal on a pedestal for an open-call art show and titled it Fountain. This critical gesture is now considered the birth of the avant-garde, although the artist was only joking. Disputing the claim that it was not art, critics who championed the work argued that an object is invested with new significance when selected for display by an artist.

How do you decide something is truly art? You can say anything that encourages a lively discussion is art. Or anything that sells is art. Or it can be your own personal opinion. In the existential age, it is accepted that the individual - not society or religion - is solely responsible for giving meaning to life and living it passionately and "authentically." These conclusions on truth and authenticity permeate every fiber of our culture, from advertising to intimacy, from politics to sense perception.

Whitespace Gallery calls for short short films (8 min or less) that address truth. Genres accepted include documentary, narrative or experimental. Some topics that might be addressed include constructive ambiguity; objectivity; predictive histories; perception management; parallel space; brainwashing; artificial intelligence; virtual reality; fact-checking; self-confirming feedback loops; psychedelic consciousness; post-political governments; causality and correlation; managed outcomes; Bayesian belief networks; reframing the narrative; optics; non-linear warfare; shape shifting; hypernormalization; simplify, revise, over-simplify.

EVENT DATE: Saturday, August 19

Ruth Dusseault is a filmmaker, photographer, installation artist and writer. Her experimental documentary work explores utopian expresses as they reflect current histories. Screenings and exhibitions include Ethnografilm Paris, Atlanta Independent Film Festival, Chelsea College of Art London, Boston Center for the Arts, Houston Center for Photography, Bemis Ce nter for the Arts, Emory University, High Museum of Art, Dashboard Art Gallery and New Orleans Museum of Art. She has curated exhibitions for the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, the District of Columbia Art Center and the Carnegie Museum of Art.
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