So about that 30 short audiovisual productions (AV), a full evening Live multivision and the Competition pictures of PHOTOSUISSE: that doesn't sound like a lot. And yet, also for the AV: after Photo Münsingen is before Photo Münsingen, and sometimes even: before the next one is also before the next but one Photo Münsingen - namely when important AV festivals take place so shortly before the driveway that the shows shown there can no longer be integrated into our program.
This addresses an important part of the work in the AV department: attending AV festivals. And because there are only two of them in Switzerland, that also means going abroad, evaluating shows, corresponding with the authors of the selected productions, technically checking the incoming files - and finally up to the copy deadline for the brochure Put together a meaningful program so that each of the 6 show blocks lasts between 20 and 25 minutes, has a reasonably meaningful dramaturgical structure, and the audience does not step back into the real world with an overly gloomy expression.
The latter in particular is sometimes a tough nut to crack, because humorous and at the same time well designed shows are not that common. In general, the combination of content and technical brilliance is anything but self-evident.
At first it seems a little easier to find large productions for Friday evening; Organizers such as Explora or Vivamos offer a wide selection. However, the really extraordinary speakers often demand corresponding fees, which are not always within our budget.
We found an ideal solution for the current year: our department colleague Urs Wohlwend will report on his trip to South America. It is entirely in the spirit of Photo Münsingen to build on their own resources, and when it comes to such a convincing and fascinating production, our decision was made quickly.
Well that Audio vision program 2017 and we now just hope that you like it and that we will be able to welcome you again in large numbers this year in the Füürwehrsaal.
Werner Hoffmann, Audio-Vision department