Vis-à-vis I

1901-horch-4-5-ps-vis-a-visberlinerpool in cooperation with Galley Art Claims Impulse is glad to invite you to a kick-off event of berlinerpool videotheque – a set of lectures and curated screening program. Scroll down for Vis-à-vis I [PROGRAM OVERVIEW]

Vis-à-vis is an event format developed by berlinerpool to present to broader public its videotheque by launching curated screening sessions taking place in various locations. 53 out of almost 240 berlinerpool artists have expressed themselves through the video medium. To date, berlinerpool hosts about 330 works. In videotheque are to find not only films, video art pieces but also documentaries, graphic works, video clips, slideshows, video poems, documentation of performances, actions in public space or private recordings made by artists during exhibition preparation and discussions.

The videotheque is a database, which takes form of a research center on time-based visual expression, providing a physical (and in the future online) catalogue of video works by berlinerpool artists. In videotheque are to find not only films, and video art pieces but also documentaries, graphic works, video clips, slideshows, video poems, documentation of performances, actions in public space or private recordings made by artists during exhibition preparation and discussions.

The intention of videotheque is to grant access to collected material for curators, researchers and interested public.

In line with the spirit of both participating institutions, the projected event seeks to discuss the state of current research and practices on video as a medium, as well as investigate the borders and expand the possibilities of the archive’s core activity topics: saving, transmission and representation.

These key issues will be addressed by means of a 3-days-event program: Vis-à-vis (Videotheque Introduction Series), hosted in the spaces of Art Claims Impulse and developed in cooperation between Pierre Wolter, Paz Ponce, Valentina Paris and Andrzej Raszyk. Each day a key lecture given by three specialists from the field will provide the basis for the thematic framework articulating every screening session. The screenings consist each session of three video-works chosen from the berlinerpool videotheque (which contains ca. 330 works from 53 international artists).

Each initial screening starts with moderated introduction of the artists and work as well.

Vis-à-vis [PROGRAM OVERVIEW]:

29.08 [Thursday]
6.30pm [LECTURE] Prof. Dr. Michael Seadle
Archiving in the Networked World – Shaping Knowledge
Exzellenzcluster Bild Wissen Gestaltung / Director, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Humboldt University

7.30pm [SCREENINGS]
“A protest against forgetting”: expose – unveil – reveal.
Bettina Hutschek / Claire Waffle / Nancy Nancy Carol Atakan

30.08 [FRIDAY]
6.30pm [LECTURE] Michael Baute
From archive to presentation – Finding the content

7.30pm [SCREENINGS]
“The artist’ (trans)missions”. Documentations of actions
Nuno Vicente / Steffi Weismann / Ilya Noé

31.08 [SATURDAY]
6.30pm [LECTURE] Ivo Wessel
The value of video art? – On collecting video art
Videoart at Midnight – collector

7:30pm [SCREENINGS]
Representations and reactions on art system
Tobias Laukemper & Kelly Warman / Manuela Johanna Covini / Mario Asef

Vis-à-vis is conceived as an event open to the public. Access is free until seating is completed. The physical artists archive with files of around 240 members will be present in the gallery space and open to readers.

Vis-à-vis I is a cooperation of berlinerpool with Art Claims Impulse Gallery and Image Knowledge Gestaltung-An Interdisciplinary Laboratory .

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