Vacations in the Subconscious

Open call

open deadline until 31 December 2023 starting on 2 June 2023
Call for entries

In 1924, André Breton published the Manifesto of Surrealism, initiating one of the essential art movements of 20th century – the Surrealism. Although the art movement had its end in the sixties of 20th century, Surrealism survived because some essentials became a genetic code of contemporary art.

100 years later, The Motto of the Year 2023 – at The New Museum of Networked Art – is dedicated to this genetic code taking influence on videoart –

Vacations in the Subconscious
100 years – The Manifesto of Surrealism by André Breton.

The motto year started on 20 January 2023 at Hall of Fame @ Alphabet Art Centre with the key manifestation of – The 3 Surrealists – featuring three Spanish video artists – Albert Merino, Laura / Sira Cabrera and Ausín Sáinz – – including 10 videos by each artist, interviews, video statements – and contextual references.

It is planned to realize during the year 2023 at least four (4) video art programs based on an open call dedicated to the genetic code of Surrealism in art & moving images to be presented @ Alphabet Art Centre.

The open call is looking for videos using the medium – dealing with the diverse layers of reality and its alienation in an experimental, innovative, provocative, disturbing and very contemporary way.

Artists working with digital video are invited to submit max 3 videos in mp4 HD format – deadline 31 December 2023.


– open deadline: 31 December 2023
– no age limit
– no entry fee
– eligible media –
– video mp4 HD – single channel – max. 10 minutes (exceptions possible) – extracts/trailers are not accepted!
– submissions exclusively online by using WETRANSFER/
– max 3 work can be submitted
– creations using language and/or text other than English need English subtitles
– required – videos using the medium – dealing with the diverse layers of reality and its alienation in an experimental, innovative, provocative, disturbing way.

Entry Form – please cut and paste
Please use for each piece to be submitted a new entry form


a) full name
b) full address
c) email, URL
d) short bio (max. 100 words, English only)

please select
2. film/video

a) title English – original (max 3 works)
b) URL home page, (Internet address for download)
c) year of production
d) duration
e) work synopsis (max. 100 words/submission, English only)
f) 2 screenshots for each submitted work (jpg, HD 1920×1080 px)

Please add this declaration & sign it with your full name & email address
I, the submitter/author, declare to be the holder of all rights on the submitted work.
In case the work is selected, I give – until revoke – The New Museum of Networked Art the permission to include the work in the project context online and in physical space for screenings /exhibitions and the use of screenshots for non-commercial promotional purposes free of charge. Until revoke means, that the author can remove his work at any time. The work will be removed within 3 months.

Please use this email address for submitting
artvideokoeln (at)
and following subject line “The Surrealist Manifesto”

The New Museum of Networked Art
Alphabet Art Centre