Since the beginning of time, everything changes. Nature revolves around four seasons, our bodies evolve, but according to a series of preordained changes. What threshold marks the frontier between what is ephemeral and what is perpetual? What about predictable cycles of change and those which happen without warning? Are all these transformations welcomed or unavoidable?
Our relationship to time is changing. Some transformations are slow, imperceptible, subtle, and embedded in a very long period of time; suspended time, longer than that of humanity.
Other transformations are swift, provoked, desired, and expected. They respond to the imperative of present time, and even more so to the acceleration of this time. There is also the sudden or gradual transformation of beauty into ugliness. Conversely, the ugly, which is normally repulsive, becomes attractive through alchemical processes and algorithms, to reach the status of sublime beauty.
Our relationship to space is changing. Work environments are transforming: they are evolving from fixed physical environments to virtual spaces, influenced by technology since the advent of digital.
The connection between biology and computer science is forming before our eyes through digital environments and advances… Viruses are mutating, we are surrounded by genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and our genome is now known and manipulated. We have fun imagining and anticipating the shapes of the future.
Transforming through the action of exogenous (external) forces or changing through endogenous (internal) forces, would it not be a characteristic of the living and of the importance of the dynamism of subject/environment interactions?
“Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed”. (Antoine Lavoisier 1743-1794)
Andrée Préfontaine, curator
Please note that these regulations have been modified with respect to previous years.
All professional artists from all countries can participate on the theme “Transformations.” This theme was chosen by the curator Andrée Préfontaine and is developed above.
The regulations for participation are explained in the FAQ below.
The submission must contain the following:
- The registration form duly completed.
Download the Entry Form in DOC format or PDF format.
- One or two digital images in JPEG format measuring maximum 8 in x 10 in or 10 in x 8 in @ 300 dpi.
- Each image must be identified by a number, the name of the artist and the title of the work. Example: 1-Artist-Title.JPEG
- Proof of the payment of CAD 30 by PayPal.
- Send your submission by email only, to [email protected], no later than August 15, 2022 (the gallery does not accept submission by mail).
Submission must be received by email:
By August 15, 2022, at the latest
Notification of participants:
In September, the notification will be posted on the Voix Visuelle website
Jury deliberations for the prize:
Beginning of November, 2022
Exhibition on the gallery wall or virtual :
November 8 to December 13, 2022
Vernissage or online opening:
Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 5 p.m.
Who are the organizers of the International Digital Miniprint Exhibition?
This exhibition is organized by Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
What is an original digital print?
According to fr.wikipedia, the designation “estampe numérique” (digital print) refers to works where the computer is the principal design tool, used to create a matrix of digital data. A digital printer, generally ink jet, is then used to print the matrix on various media.
What formats are accepted by the International Digital Miniprint Exhibition?
The image must not be bigger than 20 cm by 25 cm or 25 cm by 20 cm (8 in x 10 in or 10 in x 8 in).
How many images can an artist participant submit?
An artist can submit one or two images.
How much does it cost to participate?
The entry fee is CAD 30, which must be paid by PayPal.
Who prints the artwork?
Voix Visuelle will print the artwork on photo paper in the case of an exhibition in the space of the gallery.
How will the artwork be selected for the exhibition?
The selection will be made by the curator of the exhibition.
How will the prizes be awarded?
The prizes and the mentions will be determined by an independent jury of peers.
What are the values of the prizes?
The first prize is a sum of CAD 300, the second, a sum of CAD 200, and the third, a sum of CAD 100.
Is it true that an artist can donate his or her print to Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle?
Yes, accepted works may be donated to the Centre for fundraising purposes.