90 short videos from Switzerland, Austria and Germany
ZKM | Media Museum
Exhibition: January 14th - March 25th 2007
Release Party: Sat, January 13th 2007, 10 pm
Introduction to the exhibition: Sun, January
14th, 2 pm
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art_clips are the subject-centered answer of
art to the end of industrially produced music videos for television. They are
a guarantee of an individual view of the world, which opens the horizon of
the possible. Searching for a contemporary visual language for short and meaningful
messages, art_clips move within a gigantic field
of optical investigations, free from mass-media taboos that would forbid a playful
treatment of image, text and sound. Alongside and after all previously established
artistic genres, they represent an art form corresponding to the acceleration
of life, its hecticness and diversity. art_clips are
of such a density of design, such a cunning and enigmaticness, such a stylistic
sovereignty and personal yet general validity, that one may say they are a shot
that hits the mark – us.
Following the DVD production and preview events in Innsbruck and Berlin, the
ZKM now presents the first comprehensive compilation of this new art form.
Presented will be 90 art_clips from Switzerland, Austria and
Germany produced between 2000 and today.
Curator: Gerhard Johann Lischka.
Project directors: Thomas Thiel and Antonia Marten.
Events accompanying the exhibition
Sat. 01.13., 9 pm, ZKM_Foyer
Parallel showing of all 90 “art clips” on 3 big screens, drinks
and music with DJ Bianca (Playground/ Plattentasche KA) in the Lümmel lounge.
Sun. 01.14., 2 pm, ZKM | Media Museum
Introduction and presentation of the project “art clips” by Peter
Weibel, Gerhard Johann Lischka, Thomas Thiel and Antonia Marten. Opportunity
to talk to those present, including the participating artists.