In the past few years, a growing number of artists have been using video as part of their artistic research. Whereas “video-art” could be considered a category of its own in the early days, its wide use by artists who also work with other media has brought the question of whether it can still be considered as a separate activity. Furthermore, the formal references artists use go from TV to documentary, from advertising to music videos, as well as cinema, whether experimental or mainstream. New forms have emerged, as this media has become easier to use, with the advent of smaller and more powerful equipment, ranging from miniaturized HD video recorders to graphic software as well as laptop computers for on the fly editing of recorded and found images. As a result, both the production and distribution of video has evolved, and permeated all kinds of artistic practice.
Presented in the Mediateca Expandida Presented in the as a series of individual screenings, the selection of works drawn from the archives of Move on Asia aims to offer a non exhaustive perspective on the profuse production of works in video in the Pacific Rim, as well as its diversity in scope. It spans the five years of the Move on Asia festival and focuses on three specific lines of works, which seem to be the strongest: animation work of all kinds altered reality and fantasy, and the strong relation to theatre and to the early history of cinema. They range from very short work to feature length. While some works may be lesser known, others have become references in the field of contemporary art, and presented in Spain for the first time.
MEDIATECA EXPANDIDA. UNIVERSO VÍDEO
Throughout 2011, LABoral carries out a survey of the international video-art scene, with various different seasons at its Mediateca Expandida programme. This experimental space gives cultural producers the opportunity to take part in an exercise aimed mental space gives cultural producers the opportunity to take part in an exercise aimed at expanding knowledge through processes that would otherwise remain invisible, as well as at rethinking ways of creating new interfaces which are not contemplated in conventional exhibitions.inaugurates a new line of programming through which LABoral wishes to present research into this medium, showcasing works created from the 1960s to date. To this end, it brings on board the differing perspectives of curators from various parts of the world.
Dates: 2011.04.02 – 04.04
Curator: Lori Zippay
A selection of works from the collection of EAI-Electronic Arts Intermix, curated by its Director. Founded in New York in 1971, EAI is one of the world’s most established distributors of video art. Its comprehensive collection spans from the very early stages of video, with works by major pioneers in the field, to the most recent developments with digital animation and new media.
Move on Asia, The End of Video-Art
Dates: 2011.04.15 – 06.20
Curators: Jinsuk SUH, Menene Gras, Benjamin Weil
Initiated in 2004 by Jinsuk SUH, Director of Alternative Space LOOP in Seoul, Move on Asia celebrated its fifth edition in 2010. The programme consists of a presentation of works in video and animation, selected each year by a different team of Asian curators, and includes artists from such countries as Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
Dates: 2011.07.01 – 10.03
Curator: María del Carmen Carrión
This show includes a number of works by Latin American artists revolving around ephemeral, transient narratives. A collection of fleeting stories, created from actions conceived for the camera, re-enactments and personal narratives. Put together, the images reveal various moments and intensities from cultural memory, focusing instants of intimacy hatched in the midst of political and social landscapes.