Camaguey, Cuba.- Patrick Bergeron, from Canada, won the grand prize of the Third Video Art held in the central city of Camaguey with his material Looploop, chosen out of nearly 100 works in competition.
Bergeron, who is professional artist, participated for the first time in the Festival, which is the only one of its type held in Cuba.
Bergeron’s material featured a remarkable treatment of the image mixing an urban environment with its inhabitants in today’s Vietnam.
The jury, made up by specialists from the host country, United States and Germany, also recognized works by Renier Quer (Invernadero) and Celia Gonzalez and Junior Aguiar (Dienteperro), all from Havana.
Other prizes were granted to Abdel de la Campa, from Matanzas (El traje); Amílkar Feria, Havana, (Tengo una idea); Mara Paz, Argentina (La circulación inversa del amor), and Carlos Aguasaco, Colombia (“Medialengua”).
About 200 works were exhibited during the Festival, including those that were not competing for the prizes.
The Festival included lectures about video art which has been defined in many different ways, and is characterized by a great deal of visual symbols seeking to challenge viewers and usually generating different readings.