The Goethe-Institut Hanoi and HANOI DOCLAB and invite you to a special workshop on Video Art:
LOST MEDIA – VIDEOART with Rotraut Pape und Gerard Couty
LOST MEDIA revolves around the origin and the perspectives of media communication. Media extend our senses and store and transport in time and space the objects that culture produces. But with the advent of the digital age and the associated transient nature of its media and software, the survival of cultural memory is threatened. Software versions change more and more quickly, digital data must be updated at ever shorter intervals just so that it can later be accessed at all. So with the rapid development of new media and the relentless change of storage options, only a fraction of the stored contents on these “lost” media will survive. But who decides what will survive?
From the standpoint of a fictional digital future, the workshop takes a look at the present day as if it were already in the past.
Practical insights into the strategies and various formats of vintage and contemporary video art will be taught. Participants will research and work on the theme LOST MEDIA as a group and will independently create single- or multi-channel works within the framework / context of the “40 Years of Video Art” Exhibition to be presented at the Goethe-Institut.
Prof. Rotraut Pape studied art at the Hamburg Art Academy and since 1977 works in the field of video art, video installation and experimental film. She is a media artist, writer and director and has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Germany and abroad. Since 1992 Rotraut Pape teaches regularly at various universities in Germany and France and is currently a professor in the Film/Video at the University of Art and Design Offenbach am Main. In the past she has led several workshops at Goethe Institutes around the world.
Gerard Couty is a French media artist, writer and director. He has founded experimental art spaces and media, including Bellevue Radio Lyon, Ars Electronica Linz and Club Automatique. Gerard Couty specializes in interactive applications and compositing, and has led international workshops in cooperation with Centre Culturel Français and the Goethe Institute.
Goethe-Institut Hanoi, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi
19-23 Sept 2011, all day
Advanced skills in camera work, sound recording, editing. Able to do independent artistic work.
Please submit your application with CV and filmography, and links to samples of work, e.g. on YouTube by 09 Sept 2011 to [email protected]
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