Founding of 235 MEDIA, Cologne

Since its founding, 235 MEDIA has been involved in placing media art and acts as an agency for media artists. It also has an extensive archive of video art, artist documentary films, etc. that has over 3,000 works, which are gradually being digitized, restored, and made accessible to the public. In 2003, the pilot project “MedienKunstArchiv,” which preserves and digitally catalogues tapes of video art, initiated by 235 MEDIA, was launched in Germany. The non-profit foundation imai was formed out of the project in 2006. For the Aachen exhibition Video et Cogito. Wiederhergestellte Künstlervideos der Sammlung (2004), thirty exemplary video works were digitally preserved.