VIDI_FESTIVAL06 was is an international video-art festival that took place in Valencia from October 24th to November 5th , 2006.
This suggestive and ambibious proposal was an idea of La Sala Naranja and Ima Picó, and it was backed by 29 national, international video-art centres and other organisations, which made a real contribution to it: The Digital Gallery, Pace University, New York; V1B3 Video in the Built Environment, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, La Isle , Río de Janeiro, Brasil; Heart Electrónico and Anónimo Colectivo, México; CTRL +, Cuba, Dlux Media Arts, Sydney; Kings Artists-Run Initiative, Melbourne, V Ideoart Center, Tokyo, Videotage, Hong Kong. European centres and works: Luna Nera, London; Diversity Art Forum curated work by Parm Kaur and Ingrid Mwangi.(United Kingdom); Clac, Centro Laboratorio Arti Contemporanee, Palermo (Italia); Tacheles, Berlin (Germany); European Exchange Academy Beelitz V lumen, Nancy (France); Qs Digital Studios, Belfast (Northern Ireland); NAMASTIC, HelsiInki (Finland); National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow (Russia). Spanish centres: Espacio Abisal, Bilbao; Sala Parpalló, Valencia; Espacio Tangente, Burgos; BEM Festival, VAIA Mostra de Video Art Intarnacional de Alcoi; Laboratorio de Creación Intermedia LCI, UPV Valencia; D_forma, Barcelona; MEM Festival,Bilbao. International Centres: Return to Felicity; Possibly nothing; One Second Video Festival.
This long list of centres gives an idea of the extent and the challenge of the proposal. Each centre made its own selection/choice, guided by their own criteria. Thus, the exhibition showed a wide range or the different existing views in video art. The works were displayed in several spaces. La Sala Naranja, Matilde Salvador, in the University of Valencia, La Nau. Meeting Hall in UPV. Josep Renau in Faculty of Fine Arts of Valencia, UPV. Design School, Valencia, La Metro and La Llotgeta.