Record > Again! Part 2


16.06.2011, 18:30-20:00 Thursday

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Coordinator: [Olga Tatosian]

National Centre for Contemporary Arts Volga Region Branch


June 16th 2011 at 18-30

Record > Again! Part 2

Video screening in the frames of the research project about video art, with comments of Sabine Himmelsbach, head of the Edith-Ruß-Haus media art museum in Oldenburg, Germany.

The first part of the exhibition project examined the history and current situation of video art in Germany. These exhibitions presented a panorama of a relatively new art form which is just beginning to establish its own canon.

The second part of the project concentrated on converting the video material from this early period to modern systems. The major problem facing the restorers involved the wide variety of tape and cassette forms used until the late 1970s which are completely unknown or obsolete today. To make matters worse, many videos cannot be viewed because the players are no longer available. The goal of the project was to assemble a large collection of old, functioning video systems and develop techniques to restore the unplayable material at a reasonable cost. The hope was to copy and re-master the video works in high-quality digital format, preserving them for the long term. The project has restored and digitalized video works by a number of renowned video artists, such as Ulrike Rosenbach, Gerd Conradt, Michael Geissler, the Telewissen Group, Sotirios Michou, Christof Kohlhöfer, Rudolf Herz, HA Schult and many others.

Video screening “Record > Again! Part 2” includes video works on the edge between cinematography and video art, dating from the 1960-70s. Such antagonism was the most notable and relevant visual context in video art of the certain period. The video screening will be accompanied by comments of Sabine Himmelsbach – head of the Edith-Ruß-Haus media art museum in Oldenburg, one of the «Record again (40 jahre videokunst Teil 2)» project’s creators.

WHEN: June 16th (Thursday) 2011 at 18.30.
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