FESTIVAL OF LIGHT 2016

International Call to "Traces of unreality"
XIX Encuentros Abiertos - FESTIVAL OF LIGHT 2016

 

"One definition of sanity is the ability to distinguish reality from unreality. Soon we will need a new definition"

Alvin Toffler

In a world where making jokes -or searching for the truth- can be dangerous, the fantasy becomes entangled with daily events. It is necessary to think and reconsider, so that the astonishment does not disguise reality, and deception does not defeat us. We can build castles in the air as long as we do not pretend to inhabit them.
Photography, by their authors, can bring many different unrealities if we think unreality as a different reality ... Another point of view. Another way of thinking. Another dream...
There are unrealities that hurt: to intend to fight violence with more violence, to take risks regardless of consequences, to discard food because of market demands in a world where hunger abounds, to alter the statistics, to disguise events. Totalitarianism, wars, fanaticism, madness.
But there are unrealities that allow us to move on, dreams to build a better way, hopes for possible goals.
And there are unrealities that make life friendlier: literature, theater, cinema, music.
Today we have many friends on the Internet, many more than we could ever before, we communicate with the world anywhere, anytime and immediately. But, are we any closer?
We consume products that only generate new needs, celebrity gossip displaces talent and the ephemeral impact of news becomes transcendent. We feel good because we donate used computers to third world countries, equipment that becomes electronic scrap in that same act, and we witness with astonishment the burst of a real estate bubble or the most unlikely swings in oil prices.
Photography speaks about all these things and it is a huge opportunity to approach the various shades of the "traces of unreality"

Elda Harrington-Silvia Mangialardi

Argentina
Adeline Thibaud
Alberto Gentile
Alejandra Ines Born
Alejandro Gómez Tolosa
Alejandro Gulminelli
Alex Gottfried Bonder
Ana Sanchez Zinny
Andrés Wertheim
Ariel Galli
Ariel Gómez
Arturo Aguiar
Bruno Tenavasio
Carlos Caro
Christian Díaz
Claudia Gaudelli
Cristina Chiarenza
Daniel Caldirola
Daniel Muchuit
Dario Caballes
Eduardo Saperas
Emmanuel Borao
Esteban Pastorino
Esteban Tapella
Fernanda Rivera Luque
Fernando Di Sisto
Francisco Rigozzi
Gonzalo Gutierrez
Graciana Piaggio
Guadalupe Acevedo
Guido Rearte
Hector Posetto
Horacio Di Nunzio
Ines Miguens
Ioana Menendez
Jorge Luis Campos
Juan Cesar Gianginto
Julie Weisz
Leila Makarius
Longoni Eduardo
Lorena Sanvitale Luis Micou
Luis Mikowski
Maijo D´Amico
María Laura Bocci
Mariano Manikis
Marisa Strelczenia
Marisa Volpino
Mikeila Borgia
Natalia Marcantoni
Pablo Elías
Pablo Soria
Pompi Caputo
Ramón Teves
Santiago Echaniz
Sebastián Bollea
Silvia Macario
Silvina Bardi
Sofia Tolosa Orquera
Tamara Goldemberg
Tony Valdez
Ulises Wohler
Zelmira Hernandez

Alemania
Katharina Gaenssler
Thomas Friederich Schaefer

Australia
Gerard O’ Connor and Marc Wasiak

Bangladesh
Hossain Atahar

Bélgica
Myriam Rispens

Iran
Ramin Hashempour

Rusia
Mariya Kozhanova

Uruguay
Roberto Fernandez Ibañez

Brasil
Clovis Doriano
Francisco Santos
Jose Diniz
Luis Frota
Marcelo Costa
Marta Bosquet
Rogerio Reis

Canada
Elaine Ling

Colombia
Adriana Perez Contrera
Santiago Escobar Jaramillo

Corea
Muestra colectiva

Chile
Colectiva argentino-chilena curada por Cristian Kirby
Mauricio Toro Goya
Tomas Munita

Hong Kong, China
LAU Chi Chung
NG Hon Hei
LEUNG Yu Chung
YEUNG Tak Ming
HO Raymond
LAU Wai
NG Kai Ho

España
García de Marina
Victor Enrich

Estados Unidos
Alicia Savage
Jean Paul Bourdier
Kent Krugh
KK de Paul
Lori Vrba
Arian Gordon
Haley Morris-Cafiero
Lynda Frese
Johanne Barham
Robert Pittman
Susan Goldstein
Pamela Gentile
Felicia Graham

Filipinas
Jhoane Baterna-Pateña
Bennie Flores Ansell

Francia
Guilhem Jadikan

Italia
Andrea Valsecchi

México
Pablo Ortiz Monasterio

Nigeria
Domitila Modesti

Noruega
Mathilde Pettersen

Perú
Cristias Rosa

República Checa
Gabriela Kolcavova

Suecia
Itsvan Borbas

Suiza
Oliver Klink