Martin Ebner and Katja Eydel presenting A-CLIP
Laura Schleussner from Rocket Shop
François Bucher and Luis F Pons
Video, Broadcasting, and Activism on the Internet
1st - 6th of october 2005, at the BERLINER KUNSTSALON
organized by Rocket Shop and barriochannel.TV
A-CLIP, François Bucher, kanalB , Pirate Cinema, Ira Schneider, Willoughby Sharp, Erik Smith, V2V
Has video finally arrived as a publicly accessible, free, and independent media? With increasing bandwidth, streamed video and downloadable films are overtaking the Internet. Is the moving image and the means of media production now in the hands of the people, as envisioned by the pioneers of video art and artist-run broadcasting projects in the 1960s and 1970s? How does the Internet function as an alternative to traditional mainstream media i.e., television?
Invited artists and projects will to present their work as a reflection on these questions. Emphasis is placed on documentary video material and the dual function of the Internet as both an archival source and a broadcasting medium. In an interview Ira Schneider and Willoughby Sharp will show the video "Who Killed Heinrich Hertz" and discuss artist-initiated broadcasting projects, such the "The Willoughby Sharp Show", from the pre-Internet era. kanalB, Pirate Cinema, and V2V discuss open source strategies, copyright issues, and the political use Internet video as an alternative to mainstream commercial media. François Bucher and Erik Smith talk about their respective work that raises different questions about the organization and availability of video material on the Internet, and Ariane Müller presents the A-CLIP Internet archive of interventions in the cinematic space of the movie trailer.
Organized by Luis F. Pons (barriochannel.TV) and Laura Schleussner (Rocket Shop)
Saturday, Oct. 1 7:00 pm
François Bucher and kanalB
Monday, Oct. 3 7:00 pm
Ira Schneider|Willoughby Sharp and A-CLIP
Thursday, Oct. 6 6:00 pm
Erik Smith, Pirate Cinema, and V2V
at the BERLINER KUNSTSALON
in MAGAZIN + Glashaus in the arena-Berlin
Eichenstr. 4 | 12435 Berlin
Telephone: 0049 - 30 - 944 08 660
The work François Bucher, winner of the 2004 Werkleitz prize, involves a critical examination of television and film. Featuring prominent thinkers and critics, Television (an address) is an ongoing series of observations on the act of watching television and is featured in an online-archive. His recent video A Portrait of America as a Young Empire in its Own Words uses footage downloaded from the Prelinger Archives, an (not only) online archive of post WW II commercial and educational film from the United States
Ira Schneider + Willoughby Sharp
Ira Schneider is one of the pioneers of video and television as an artistic medium. One of the founders of the video magazine "Radical Software", he describes his work as "information collage". Works, such as "Wipe Cycle", "Time Zones", and "Datenraum Deutschland" explored early on the instant and global eye of the video camera, which is now so predominant on the Internet.
Along with conducting numerous video interviews with artists, such as Joseph Beuys, Willoughby Sharp directed and produced "The Willoughby Sharp Show" and "Clips", a documentary look at the cultural scene of downtown New York that was broadcasted on Manhattan Cable Television.