Video Congress

Video Art Magazine on Video

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1982 – 1986

VIDEO CONGRESS was founded in 1982 at the documenta Kassel (Germany) as an association of independent video artists. Each issue has a particular topic which was chosen from the artists’ various proposals.

N°0: PROLOGUE

1982, 50 min., color, PAL

George Hampton, A+A Video, Fun & Art, Werner Schmiedel, Rosi Jahnke, La Loora, Eckehard Kähne, Montevideo (Munich), Art Now, Ingo Günther, Norbert Meissner.

N°1: EROTICA

1983, 72 min., color, PAL

A+A Video, Rudi Frings, Lied an die Freude, Josef Stöhr, Les Immer Essen, Fun & Art, George Hampton, Werner Schmiedel, Norbert Meissner, Montevideo (Munich), Halbzollgebiet

N°2: MONEY

1983, 40 min., color, PAL

A+A Video, Fun 6. Art, George Hampton, Werner Schmiedel, Norbert Meissner

N°3: FUTURE NO QUESTION

1983, 45 min., color, PAL

Halbzollgebiet, A+A Video, Axel Wirths, Norbert Meissner, Bildschön Video, George Hampton, Fun & Art, Sascha A. Ehrlich

N°4: FEAR

1983, 49 min., color, PAL

Best Boy Connection, Fun & Art, Bildschön Video, George Hampton, Halbzollgebiet, Mutagen Grau

N°5: ENCOUNTER

1984, 40 min., color, PAL

Brand/ Maschmann, Fun & Art, Halbzollgebiet, R. Frings/ G. Knapper, A+F, Maschmann, Ilona Kagel/ Frank Misiak Ausstrahlung

N°6: INDUSTRY/ADVERTISING

1984, 40 min., color, PAL

R. Frings/ G. Knapper, I. Kagel/ F. Misiak, G. Hampton, Mutagen Grau, Fun & Art, Petr& Probst/ Armando Ceste, Videogruppe Turin (Maschmann, Brand, Calopresti, Cianni, Vera)

N°7: SURROGATE OF REALITY

1984, 40 min., color., PAL

Rudi Frings, Norbert Meissner, Axel Wirths, Ilona Kagel, Studio 14, Mertens + Mertens, Frank Stöve

N° 8: METALANGUAGE I + II

1985, D, 114:00 min., color, PAL

KAOS, John Cage, Claude Torey, Etant Donnes u.a.
Videonal with booklet

N° 9: TRAVEL ACQUAINTANCE

1986, D, 82:00 Min., color, PAL

In 1985, the project was expanded to an international level, the establishment of contacts to foreign video artists and video art centres was intensified. This conscious expansion of international relations finds a concrete way towards cultural exchange and mutual inspiration at the VIDEO CONGRESS No.9. 20 contributions by artists from 8 countries; videonal with brochure.

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