Film class at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

The film class is founded in 1971 as an extension of the theater class, but already becomes an independent group in 1972. The first lecturer is the Danish director Povleson, a Super 8 camera is purchased, and a budget of 7,000 DM is made available. In March 1978, the film class is dissolved per academy senate decree on the grounds that the quality of the artistic works is too low. In the same year, Nam June Paik is appointed chair of sculpture and goes on to teach video for the next seventeen years.