A mobile video art archive. Videotheka is a progressive research, archive and exhibition project of contemporary video art, presenting collectives in which the artists have the possibility to not only show one representative work, but additionally give a synopsis on there work and show there latest or most significant productions.
A mobile video art archive
Artistic directors: Aldo Giannotti and Stefano Giuriati
Speaking: Jessica Wyschka, Project director, Kforumvienna, Dr. Gerald Matt, director of the Kunsthalle Wien
The Project Videotheka has been an exhibition cycle between 2004 - 2006 ein that was shown in Vienna, Prato, Bratislava and Munchen and is now shown outlined at the Ursula Blickle Lounge in form of a mobile video art archive.
Videotheka is a progressive research, archive and exhibition project of contemporary video art, presenting collectives in which the artists have the possibility to not only show one representative work, but additionally give a synopsis on there work and show there latest or most significant productions. The basic on which Videotheka is build is the enquiry of different methods that artists perceive, within the medium, to express there individual ideas.
The exhibition concept was to not only show single works on classic widescreens but supplementary offer research terminals, each representing one artist, give the chance to the visitor to discover other productions of the artists seen in the collective and get a more complete impression of their artistic language.
Viewers were invited to make themselves at home, sit at the terminals, wonder around the room and select videos according to there personal preference.
Videotheka presents one artist per day in February in following order: Yuri Ancarani, Claire Angelini und das Laboratorium Geschichte, Lena Brocker, Philipp Brocker, Ma'ria Corejova', Elastic group of artistic research, Andrea Faciu, Peter Fuxx und Andreas Winter, Aldo Giannotti, Stefano Giuriati, Udine Goldberg, Franka Kabner, Leopold Kessler, Cathrine Ludwig, Ursula Mayer, E'lise Mougin, Seraina Mueller, Gregor Passens, Simon Reitstatter, Bertrand Rigaux, Mike Sale, SchleuserNet, Karl-Heinz Strohle, Sergei Sviatchenko, Stefanie Trojan, Michael Vogel, Susanne Wagner, ZimmerFrei.
Project presentation: 02. February, 7pm
Ursula Blickle Lounge, Kunsthalle Wien
Museumsplatz 1 - Vienna
Open daily from 10am - 5pm