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Present Continuous Past(s)

Video Art, Strategies of Presentation and Mediation


International symposium from 14-15 January 2004, organized by iMediathek, Hochschule für Künste (Academy of Fine Arts), Bremen.


In the late 1960s video as an art medium expanded artistic practices. But it was not just the presentation of works that changed under the influence of the new video technologies. Their reception conditions were also affected by this radical innovation in the vehicles of artistic presentation. Video works may have played a central part in international museums and exhibitions since the early 1990s, and yet they have often been only inadequately documented beyond their temporary visibility or viewability in changing presentational circumstances. As the conference's title - borrowed from Dan Graham's video installation "Present Continuous Past(s)" (1974) - programmatically suggests, the symposium addressed the key questions of the forms in which video art can be mediated and received, in particular the temporal and spatial dimension. The event provided international scholars, scientists, curators, artists and experts with a forum for developing joint future perspectives. With the exception of the contributions by Bart Rutten, Lori Zippay and Dennis del Favero, all the presentations were conducted in German.


[link 01] Welcome and Introduction  
[link 02] I. State of the Art: Original - Concept - Format - Reproduction  
[link 03] II. New Media Conditions: Intention - Reception  
[link 04] III. Closed Circuit: Distribution - Dissemination - Documentation  
[link 05] IV. Open Source: Perspectives of Mediation  


[link 06] Elke Bippus and Dirck Möllmann | [link 07] Dieter Daniels | [link 08] Thierry Destriez | [link 09] Dennis del Favero | [link 10] Sabine Flach | [link 11] Rudolf Frieling | [link 12] Ursula Frohne | [link 13] Rens Frommé | [link 14] Jean-François Guiton | [link 15] Peter Rautmann | [link 16] Arne Jacobs | [link 17] Christian Katti | [link 18] Ulrike Rosenbach | [link 19] Bart Rutten | [link 20] Mona Schieren 1 | [link 21] 2 | [link 22] Gregor Stemmrich | [link 23] Lori Zippay

Welcome and Introduction

Peter Rautmann

Director, University of the Arts, Bremen, Germany
Welcome (in German)

[link 24] Video [RealMedia | 9 Min.]  
[link 25] Video [Windows Media | 9 Min.]  
[link 26] Database Entry  
[link 27] About Peter Rautmann  

Mona Schieren

University of the Arts, Bremen, Germany
Introduction (in German)

[link 28] Video [RealMedia | 10 Min.]  
[link 29] Video [Windows Media | 10 Min.]  
[link 30] Database Entry  
[link 31] About Mona Schieren  

I. State of the Art: Original - Concept - Format - Reproduction

The principle reproducibility of video material raises questions concerning the status of the "original", authorship, and conceptual authenticity. Which are the transformations that the notion of the artwork is subjected to and how can useful models of reception be developed, allowing for an inclusion of visual material concerning historical positions into the discourse?

Ursula Frohne

International University Bremen, Germany
"Re-Viewing / Re-Framing: Historicity and Context in Video Art" (in German)

[link 32] Video [RealMedia | 46 Min.]  
[link 33] Video [Windows Media | 45 Min.]  
[link 34] Database Entry  
[link 35] About Ursula Frohne  

Ulrike Rosenbach

Hochschule der Künste, Saarbrücken
"Thirty Years of Media Art by Ulrike Rosenbach - Experience in Mediation and Reproduction." (in German)

[link 36] Video [RealMedia | 40 Min.]  
[link 37] Video [Windows Media | 40 Min.]  
[link 38] Database Entry  
[link 39] About Ulrike Rosenbach  

II. New Media Conditions: Intention - Reception

Video art is often presented in immersive accessible projection spaces. In which way does the relation between the artist's intention and the viewers' reception change when a multiple-channel video installation is made retrievable accessible as surrogate version on the computer?

Dieter Daniels

Professor of Art History and Media Theory, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Germany
"Television - Art or Anti-Art? Questions of the 1960s / 70s with an Outlook to Net.Art since the 1990s" (in German)

[link 40] Video [RealMedia | 50 Min.]  
[link 41] Video [Windows Media | 50 Min.]  
[link 42] Database Entry  
[link 43] About Dieter Daniels  

Sabine Flach

Geisteswissenschaftliche Zentren Berlin, Germany
"Withdrawal as an Artform. Between Withdrawal and Representation - The Body in Media Art" (in German)

[link 44] Video [RealMedia | 46 Min.]  
[link 45] Video [Windows Media | 46 Min.]  
[link 46] Database Entry  
[link 47] About Sabine Flach  

Elke Bippus and Dirck Möllmann

University of the Arts, Bremen; Art historian, Hamburg, Germany
"Cut / Collage / Montage. Connections between Text and Video" (in German)

[link 48] Video [RealMedia | 43 Min.]  
[link 49] Video [Windows Media | 44 Min.]  
[link 50] Database Entry  
[link 51] About Elke Bippus  
[link 52] About Dirck Möllmann  

III. Closed Circuit: Distribution - Dissemination - Documentation

Internet-presentations are currently booming as public platforms for artists' works. Such decentralized forms of publication counteract in principle the closed-circuit of the monopolizing art system. Which forms of appropriate distributions for video art could be developed, that would fulfil the demands of scholarly research without neglecting artistic claims and economic interests?

Rudolf Frieling

Art Historian and Curator, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
"Form Follows Format - Tensions between Museum, Media Technology and Media Art" (in German)

[link 53] Video [RealMedia | 48 Min.]  
[link 54] Video [Windows Media | 48 Min.]  
[link 55] Database Entry  
[link 56] About Rudolf Frieling  

Bart Rutten

Media Art Institute, Montevideo / TBA, Amsterdam
"How to deliver what is asked" (in English)

[link 57] Video [RealMedia | 48 Min.]  
[link 58] Video [Windows Media | 48 Min.]  
[link 59] Database Entry  
[link 60] About Bart Rutten  

Rens Frommé

V2_, Rotterdam
"Preservation of "unstable media" - Open Systems?"

[link 61] Video [RealMedia | 47 Min.]  
[link 62] Video [Windows Media | 47 Min.]  
[link 63] Database Entry  
[link 64] About Rens Frommé  

Lori Zippay

Electronic Arts Intermix, New York
"The Digital Mystique: Video Art, Aura and Access" (in English)

[link 65] Video [RealMedia | 42 Min.]  
[link 66] Video [Windows Media | 42 Min.]  
[link 67] Database Entry  
[link 68] About Lori Zippay  

IV. Open Source: Perspectives of Mediation

It is essential for the reception of video art to have access to the works without major constraints. Other visual art genres, painting or photography, are retrievable accessible via reproductions in the print media. Still images or installation photographs however, cannot give an appropriate idea of works, which are usually based on moving images and variable projection levels. Which presentational forms can be thought of to make video works accessible to scholarly analysis in the long term?

Gregor Stemmrich

Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, Germany
"Between Event and Structure: The Database as Crystallization" (in German)

[link 69] Video [RealMedia | 44 Min.]  
[link 70] Video [Windows Media | 44 Min.]  
[link 71] Database Entry  
[link 72] About Gregor Stemmrich  

Dennis del Favero

iCinema, Sydney
"T_Visionarium; the aesthetic transcription of televisual databases" (in English)

[link 73] Video [RealMedia | 38 Min.]  
[link 74] Video [Windows Media | 38 Min.]  
[link 75] Database Entry  
[link 76] About Dennis del Favero  
Mona Schieren and Jean-François Guiton (Hochschule für Künste Bremen), Thierry Destriez (Heure Exquise, Lille), Arne Jacobs (Technologie Zentrum Informatik, Universität Bremen), Christian Katti (Humanities and Social Sciences, University Bremen)
"En construction", iMediathek

[link 77] Video [RealMedia | 93 Min.]  
[link 78] Video [Windows Media | 93 Min.]  
[link 79] Database Entry  
[link 80] About Mona Schieren  
[link 81] About Jean-François Guiton  
[link 82] About Christian Katti  
For information about the organizer click [link 83] here.
The lectures given at the symposium were recorded by the organizer, iMediathek, Hochschule für Künste, Bremen. To view the videos, you will need RealPlayer or Windows Media Player, which can be downloaded free of charge from [link 84] http://www.real.com or [link 85] http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/
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