Thursday, July 10, 2008
VIDEOFEST is part of the
INTERNATIONAL VIDEOART SHOW
Since the first video camera appeared in the early 1960s—the “Porta pack“, the grandmother of the current camcorder—not only tourists and families but many artists have used the tool as a medium and support for their works. Pioneering figures like Nam June Paik and the Fluxus artist group (including Berliner Wolf Vostell) were extremely important in developing video as a contemporary art, and the genre has been gaining a more privileged place in the art world ever since. Nevertheless, we are still talking about a young art form which is why we decided to create VIDEOAKT, opening a space to authors who cultivate video. In the show we want to give a place both for emerging artists and for those who have consolidated their trajectory, revealing a wide variety of languages derived from the use of video.
more about the VIDEOAKT FESTIVAL in JULY 11 - 13, 2008
to see the VIDEOFEST participants in VIDEOAKT-BERLIN click HERE