The Parallel Traces Jewish heritage digital art competition is now open.
The EU-funded Jewish heritage project, formally called Parallel Traces: A New Lens on Jewish Heritage, aims to encourage awareness of urban Jewish heritage through digital art — photographs, audio and visual presentations, and the like.
The competition is open to digital photographers and audiovisual creators who are residents of any European country. It focuses on architecture, urbanism and, specifically, on visual representations “from an out of ordinary point of view” of whatever remains of Jewish Heritage in the urban tissue of the five participating cities: Girona, Wrocław, Tbilisi, Sighet and Belgrade.
The deadline for submissions in June 26.
According to the organizers, the aim is for the artist:
to capture the essence of the contemporary traces left by Jewish citizens in the selected participant countries.
A total amount of 5000€ will be awarded to the authors of the most striking artworks in the different categories and up to 20 creations will be exhibited in the participant countries.
Rosa Juanco, the artistic director of the project, says in an online interview:
We expect the project to produce high quality photographic art both by the guest artists and by the participants in the competition, which can be a great opportunity for less well-known artists to make their work known by a broader public. Finding new and different perspectives of looking at the traces of Jewish heritage in the urban environment of our European cities today will make them more visible and will help European citizens to realise to what extent the Jewish culture is also an exciting and beautiful part of their own culture and their everyday life.