VInVAF 2009, International Video Arts Festival, Stattbad
Juried Exhibition . SN performance "Still Evidence of Water"
http://www.soundnomads.com . Still Evidence of Water Details
VIDEOKILLS, a Berlin based video art collective, was hosting its first ever International Video Arts festival, which took place in Berlin | Germany from August 26 - 30 2009.
The philosophy of VIDEOKILLS and the international Video Arts festival is accessibility, open exchange of art and ideas, and a dedication to the preservation, invention and evolution of the medium of video art. The festival showcases works from international artists in the form of video installations, video art, experimental, narrative and documentary short films.
In addition, VIDEOKILLS hosts a SKYPE symposium series where scholars and video artists from around the world lecture and participate in panel discussions on a wide range of topics from art to technology. There are also a series of Workshops scheduled to coincide with symposium topics, focusing on techniques and innovation.
The this year's location was STATTBAD-Wedding, which once served as an indoor swimming complex, and now acts as a versatile and dynamic space for concerts, festivals, and myriad other events. The festival was curated with the unique possibilities of the space in mind. The swimming pools themselves acted as projection spaces and viewing rooms, as well as the basement spaces, utility areas, and underbelly of the Stattbad. Artists created site-specific work, which utilized the aesthetic layout of the space.
Berlin is a city of re-invention. Part of the importance and gravity of using an old space to display contemporary work allows for a dialogue to take place between past and present. By bringing together artists from around the world to share and view contemporary video art in a re- appropriated space, VInVAF tried to transcend and re-define the old, not by abandoning our history, but by fusing it with the new.
JJ Hurvich | Emma Pike | Tiphaine Shipman
Exhibition Opening Times: 14:00 - 22:00 Daily, Aug 26-30 2009
Stattbad Wedding | Gerichtstr. 65 | Berlin | Germany.
vimeo Curated Pre-Party as part of the Vimeo world tour: Aug 19 20:00
Vernissage: Aug 26 19:00
Skype Symposium: Aug 28 13:00 - 22:00
Workshops: Aug 28 13:00 - 22:00
V.I.D.E.O.P.A.R.T.Y. Finissage Aug 29 22:00 - 6:00
Festival Website . The Postraum Website
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